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WEDDINGS

As a wedding photographer in the Dallas Fort Worth Area for the last decade, I’ve employed a polished and creative approach to creating an aesthetic that I truly stand behind. This approach has thoroughly pleased more than 200 clients in places in and around Dallas such as Aubrey, Grapevine, and Little Elm. My work is characterized by my impassioned focus on both traditional shots and those more genuine, irreverent moments that make you and yours remember what it felt like on your special day — for years to come.


The photographs that I take will tell your wedding story as your prepare for the big day, through the long-awaited first look and beautiful ceremony, and into the joyful, celebratory reception, and beyond. Your proposals and engagements are also special times that should be captured with the artful perspective of a skilled Dallas photographer.


I appreciate everything that goes into planning a wedding and how it takes a special resolve to reconcile expectations with what happens on your wedding day. That’s why I am also available to lend my experience and knowledge about how to navigate the logistics and timeline of this special occasion while also remaining focused on capturing the special, the mundane, the funny, the overwhelming, and every moment in between.


TYPES OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Proposals
  • Engagements
  • Elopements
  • Weddings
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Bridal portraits



  • WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING

    Your wedding photos capture some of the most memorable moments in your life. From the proposal to the engagement, and the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony, there are many events related to your wedding that you may want a professional Dallas-based photographer to shoot. I offer a variety of packages to meet your wedding photography needs.

    Learn more by clicking on your photography interests below.




    WEDDING COVERAGE



    COVERAGE

    6 HOURS - $2400
    7 HOURS - $2600
    8 HOURS - $2900
    9 HOURS - $3100
    10 HOURS - $3400
    11 HOURS - $3800
    12 HOURS - $4200
    • Photography by Daniel Motta
    • Copyright release
    • Editing done in Adobe Lightroom
    • 70-100 images per hour of shooting
    • Culling of images down to the very best ones
    • Full size JPG files in shared online password protected gallery
    • An additional photographer, handpicked for skill and congeniality
    • Download and print images via your password-protected, online client portal

    TURNAROUND TIMES

    On average, photos are available within 3-4 weeks of the wedding date.

    Rush deliveries may be available for additional fees, as applicable.


    SMALL WEDDINGS

    Smaller weddings generally require 6-7 hours of coverage. Contact me for rates of smaller weddings that will require less than 6 hours of coverage. For weddings of average size, adequate coverage is generally 8-10 hours, depending on any number of variables.




    ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING



    COVERAGE

    2 HOURS - $400
    3 HOURS - $600
    4 HOURS - $800
    • Photography by Daniel Motta
    • Copyright Release
    • Editing done in Adobe Lightroom
    • 70-100 images per hour of shooting
    • Culling of images down to the very best ones
    • Full size JPG files in a shared online password protected gallery
    • Download and print images via your password-protected, online client portal

    TURNAROUND TIMES

    On average, photos are available within 1-2 weeks of the photo shoot.

    Rush deliveries may be available for additional fees, as applicable.




    SURPRISE PROPOSAL PRICING



    SURPRISE

    2 HOURS - $500
    3 HOURS - $700
    • Photography by Daniel Motta
    • Copyright Release
    • Editing done in Adobe Lightroom
    • 70-100 images per hour of shooting
    • Culling of images down to the very best ones
    • Planned down to the tee to capture that perfect shot
    • Sneak peak images delivered right after the shoot to get the word out
    • Full size JPG files in a shared online password protected gallery
    • Download and print images via your password-protected, online client portal

    TURNAROUND TIMES

    On average, photos are available within 1-2 weeks of the proposal.

    Rush deliveries may be available for additional fees, as applicable.




    REHEARSAL DINNER PRICING



    FAMILY

    2 HOURS - $500
    3 HOURS - $700
    4 HOURS - $900
    • Photography by Daniel Motta
    • Copyright Release
    • Editing done in Adobe Lightroom
    • 70-100 images per hour of shooting
    • Culling of images down to the very best ones
    • Full size JPG files in a shared online password protected gallery
    • Download and print images via your password-protected, online client portal

    TURNAROUND TIMES

    On average, photos are available within 1-2 weeks of the proposal.

    Rush deliveries may be available for additional fees, as applicable.




    NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT



    PRIVACY

    BASIC - $750
    CELEBRITY - $1500

    A non-disclosure agreement, or NDA, can be offered for the benefit of privacy-conscious clients.

    With a signed NDA in place, I will agree not to display your photographs, disclose names, or publicly discuss any information related to the event that I photographed.





    WEDDING ALBUMS


    HEIRLOOM

    5 PAGES - $579
    10 PAGES - $679
    15 PAGES - $829
    20 PAGES - $949
    25 PAGES - $1049
    • Custom 12x12 Miller's Signature Album
    • Meticulous craftsmanship in the USA
    • Every image fully retouched
    • Selection from a variety of cover materials
    • Hands-on design by album architect, Daniel Motta

    MILLER'S SIGNATURE ALBUMS

    Miller's albums are designed to take those beautiful wedding images off your device and into your life. Top quality, built in the USA, and made to last.




    PARENT WEDDING ALBUMS


    FAMILY

    5 PAGES - $329
    10 PAGES - $449
    15 PAGES - $529
    20 PAGES - $649
    25 PAGES - $739
    • Custom 8x8 Miller's Signature Album
    • Meticulous craftsmanship in USA
    • Duplicate design of the primary album
    • Purchased with primary album
    • Selection from a variety of cover materials
    • Every image fully retouched
    • Hands-on design by album designer, Daniel Motta

    MILLERS SIGNATURE ALBUMS

    Just like the wedding album, parent albums also boast the same high quality materials. Top quality, built in the USA, and made to last.




    FINE ART PRINTS


    WALL ART

    16x20 - $135
    16x24 - $145
    20x24 - $160
    24x30 - $217
    24x36 - $290
    • Fine art prints in various sizes, courtesy of Miller’s Imaging
    • Mounted on 3/16th inch-thick foam board
    • Full retouching done on each image

    WALL ART FOR YOUR HOME

    A particularly stunning image from your wedding can be a statement piece for your own home or office, and can make a lovely gift for family members. I offer lovely fine art-quality prints in varying sizes, courtesy of Miller’s Imaging’s exceptional service.

    All prints are mounted on 3/16th-inch-thick foam board, and are created using the highest-quality papers and inks that Kodak, Ilford and Fuji have to offer. During our consultation, if a fine art print is something you’re interested in, I will be happy to show you some samples.

    Retouching is always included with these prints, and the finished product will be delivered to your door. Rates for fine art prints vary depending on size, and there are numerous sizes available:


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION




    DELIVERY

    At the final stage of editing and processing, you will receive an email containing a link and password to an online gallery. Online galleries never expire, so images that may be lost over time can easily be re-downloaded through the client portal.

    Printing is offered at reasonable prices; printed images can be delivered straight to your office.


    PAYMENT/CANCELLATIONS

    A 50% retainer is required to reserve a date and time. The remaining 50% is to be paid by the end of the session (day of the shoot). For individual sessions, a $50 deposit is required to book the date and time.

    Cancellation of the session forfeits the deposit; see below for rescheduling information. Credit cards are accepted and can be paid through my online client portal at www.danielmottaphotography.com.

    RETAINERS

    A $300 retainer is required to reserve a date and time for your wedding. The remaining amount is to be paid two weeks before the wedding date.


    ON LOCATION/TRAVEL

    I am available for on-location shooting throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and throughout the United States. Rates are subject to change depending on location and do not include travel expenses for shoots outside local studio locations. Taxes and travel fees will be included with each quote, as necessary.


    ON LOCATION/TRAVEL

    I am available for on-location shooting throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and throughout the United States. Rates are subject to change depending on location and do not include travel expenses for shoots outside local studio locations. Taxes and travel fees will be included with each quote, as necessary.


    RETOUCHING/PHOTO EDITING DEFINITIONS

    These two terms, photo editing and photo retouching, are often mistakenly used interchangeably buy they refer to different processes.

    The differences are as follows:


    PHOTO EDITING

    This involves adjustment like white balance, color, exposure, contrast and sharpening. If there is a minor skin blemish that is distracting, for instance, I will usually remove it.


    BASIC PHOTO RETOUCHING

    This process is more involved than simple editing, and therefore, can take longer amounts of time. In addition to the color and balancing depicted above, retouching includes softening and blending of the face and neck; blemish removal; teeth whitening; brightening and red eye-removal; and hair taming around edges. The end result is a polished, professional image that will be flawless, while still looking completely natural.


    HIGH-END PHOTO RETOUCHING

    This goes beyond the initial scope of basic retouching and includes things like, swapping heads and body parts, complicated hair adjustments, removing unwanted objects, smoothing clothes, changing background colors, changing clothing colors, changing the shape of face and body parts, and color grading. High End Retouching Pricing starts at $55 per hour and time can vary depending on the size and scope of retouching wanted.


    HOW IT WORKS

    Getting to know my clients is one of the best parts of my career as a photographer. Below, please find the 4-step process that makes it easy for us to connect, consult, book, and then work together on your next Dallas-based photography event.


    1. CONTACT ME

    Reach out to me via phone, email, or the form on the “Contact” page to connect.


    2. SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

    We can schedule a call — or video chat — to talk about your wedding photography needs.


    3. BOOK ME

    If we’re a good fit, we’ll get a contract in place and schedule your next photography event.


    4. MANAGE CLIENT PORTAL

    Once your event is booked, you’ll get access to your password-protected, online client portal where you can manage your account, download and print your photos.