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Ibelieve finding the right photographer to be one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the wedding planning process. You entrust your memories, those of family and friends, as well as the visual storyline presented to children and grandchildren to come, into our hands. With that in mind, I’ve kept my pricing structure simple, placing an emphasis on making high-quality imagery as attainable as possible. I urge couples to look around, compare imagery and fees, as I’m confident I provide some of the most reasonable rates you’ll find, for the quality of imagery produced.

100% transparency and honest dealings have been and always will be tantamount to the success and blessings I’ve gained through the years in my business relations. If you have questions regarding pricing, time commitment, guest gift registry options, albums, methods of payment or anything else, feel free to contact me via email or phone.


$2,150

+ tax (CA 8%)

INCLUDES

  Six hours of photographic coverage

  Copyright ownership of all images in writing

  Every image edited in Photoshop on calibrated monitor for optimal print quality

  At least one face-to-face pre-wedding consultation to plan logistics, share ideas and formulate day-of timeline.

  Custom website displaying up to 150 images

•  10 images perfected to your specifications in Photoshop (limit four hours total)

  Every image taken finalized and delivered on thumb drive within 21 days of wedding (on average 600 +)


$2,550

+ tax (CA 8%)

INCLUDES

  Eight hours of photographic coverage

  Copyright ownership of all images in writing

  Every image edited in Photoshop for optimal print quality

  At least one face-to-face pre-wedding consultation to plan logistics, share ideas and formulate day-of timeline.

  Custom website displaying up to 150 images

  10 images perfected to your specifications in Photoshop (limit four hours total)

  Every image taken finalized and delivered on thumb drive within 21 days of wedding (on average, 800 +)


$2,950

+ tax (CA 8%)

INCLUDES

  All-day photographic coverage (limit: 10 hours)

  Engagement session

  Pre-engagement consultation to share ideas and plan logistics

  Copyright ownership of all images, wedding and engagement in writing

  Every image edited in Photoshop for optimal print quality

  At least one face-to-face pre-wedding consultation to plan logistics, share ideas and formulate day-of timeline.

  Custom website displaying up to 150 images

  20 images perfected to your specifications in Photoshop (limit six hours total)

  Every image taken finalized and delivered on thumb drive within 21 days of wedding (on average, 1,000 +)


I‘ve omitted albums in my packages simply because some couples don’t want one, while others can’t afford one right away, particularly if they’re included within a package and paid for up front. I’d never want a couple forced to choose between mediocre imagery and going over budget for photography. Your imagery is what’s important, it’s the one thing that can never be redone. With this in mind, my albums are offered à la carte, can be purchased at any time and because I don’t take a cent from the transaction, my couples save a ton of money!

The digital revolution has rendered obsolete the days when a photographer would hold physical negatives hostage, requiring couples pay outrageous amounts for prints they needed.  More couples are becoming proficient utilizing digital imagery for their various needs and because of this, the demand for copyright ownership has, for the most part, become industry standard. There is however, one relic of the past that’s still very prevalent today and that is, the album. Any amount of research on the subject will reveal the mystery that enshrouds obtaining a high quality, professionally made wedding album on your own as well as the premium price photographers charge to produce them. Photographers have an album produced at wholesale price, then turn around and charge their clients double or even triple what they paid. While understandable, as it’s another point of profit, it’s not part of my business model.

I’ve cut out the middle man which admittedly is myself and walk my couples hand-in-hand through the process of creating beautiful, professionally made flush mount albums from Albums Unlimited, the same company many other photographers use.  My couples get the same product, but pay wholesale price, or 1/2 to 1/3 what they would have paid otherwise.

I’m an image-maker, that’s my passion. My association with Albums Unlimited allows me to continue doing what I like, while they do what they do best. I’m happy and my couples save a lot of money, so It’s win-win and that’s precisely what I strive for within my business model.

In order to provide concrete examples of the quality and affordability of these albums, I’ve itemized and showcased the three most often chosen by my couples in the following tabs above.


The Duchess album is a premium quality flush mount book handcrafted in the USA, San Jose, CA to be exact. Made with archival photo paper and durable lay-flat binding with no gutter, its craftsmanship is built to last. Additionally, the Duchess line includes two free 6 x 6 inch companion albums as well a matching gift box made of the same cover material and silk chosen for the album. With five different cover options, 20 cover colors and 10 inside cover silk colors to choose from, you can truly customize this book to match your aesthetic.

DUCHESS 10 X 10 INCH, 30 PAGE ALBUM

$337

+ tax and shipping*

Includes:

  Two additional 6 x 6 inch companion albums

  Custom gift box the same color and material as album

  Album design

  Archival prints

  Leatherette cover

•  Customizable silk inside cover

  Customer satisfaction guarantee

  One year warranty

*UPS ground shipping from San Jose to San Diego usually takes two days and is $20.33.

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The Duchess album is a premium quality flush mount book handcrafted in the USA, San Jose, CA to be exact. Made with archival photo paper and durable lay-flat binding with no gutter, its craftsmanship is built to last. Additionally, the Duchess line includes two free 6 x 6 inch companion albums as well a matching gift box made of the same cover material and silk chosen for the album. With five different cover options, 20 cover colors and 10 inside cover silk colors to choose from, you can truly customize this book to match your aesthetic.

DUCHESS 12 X 12 INCH, 30 PAGE ALBUM

$365

+ tax and shipping*

Includes:

  Two additional 6 x 6 inch companion albums

  Custom gift box the same color and material as album

  Album design

  Archival prints

  Leatherette cover

  Customizable silk inside cover

  Customer satisfaction guarantee

  One year warranty

*UPS ground shipping from San Jose to San Diego usually takes two days and is $20.33.

Duchess2


The Kingston album line is the crème de la crème of flush mount albums. Defined by top-notch quality, variety, durability and beauty, these books are truly handcrafted works of art themselves. Made in the USA of archival photo paper, durable lay-flat binding with minimal gutter and non-pliable 2mm thick pages, they also feature 22 cover material options, 80 color options, 10 inside cover accent silk choices as well as 20 cover options to choose from. Sizes range from 2”x 3” through 16”x 20” and all, up to 12 x 18 inches, come with a free felt-lined leather gift box. I’ve showcased the 11 x 14 album below as it’s the size chosen most often by my couples within the Kingston line.

Kingston 11 x 14 inch, 30 page album

$507.70

+ tax and shipping*

Includes:

  Album design

  Felt-lined leather gift box

  Archival prints

  Leatherette cover

  Customizable silk inside cover

  Customer satisfaction guarantee

  Lifetime guarantee

*UPS ground shipping from San Jose to San Diego usually takes two days and is $20.33.

Kingston


The intrisic power of a photograph fascinates and continuously inspires me.  When imagery- similar to a marriage, is created with passion, infused with sustaining love achieved with proper sacrifice and investment, it will provide a lifetime of enriching memories!


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James Maciariello      Ι      MASTERWORK WEDDINGS      Ι      james@masterworkweddings.com      Ι      949.351.3189