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Cottage Wedding Photography by Storey | Sturgeon Point


Up to 4 hours of photography for MICRO weddings, BIG PARTY weddings and ELOPEMENTS: Fabulously fun wedding photography in UNDER FOUR HOURS

"Whether it’s an issue of budget, a desire for intimacy, or simply not wanting to fuss over all the grand details, not every couple seeks a huge wedding celebration, so why should they be pushed into either the big-party corner or the quick-elopement corner?

The micro wedding offers a middle ground that allows couples to have their tiny cake, and to eat it with those they care about most. Many couples prefer a smaller and shorter event for their nuptials. Short and sweet, as they say." from REAL SIMPLE MAGAZINE August 2019

Short Stories

Enter the SHORT STORY. Many of my couples are planning short and sweet weddings at smaller venues with a shorter time frame, often during the daytime, and with fewer guests. These are usually lovely lovely intimate events,

Many photographers insist on a minimum coverage of 8 hours. Understandably. They need to earn a living. Yet, if you decide on a shorter wedding you may only need a photographer for up to four hours. If you need a new photographer as a result of this conflict, I can help you.

A Cottage Wedding with Photography Under Four HoursSturgeon Point Cottage Wedding

Introducing SHORT STORIES:
Fabulously Fun Wedding Photography in Under Four Hours

One of the interesting trends in weddings has been a shift to hiring the most experienced photographer you can find for the shortest amount of time on your wedding day, maximizing the quality of your images with minimal intrusion by the photographer.

I am thrilled to offer SHORT STORIES wedding photography. I will photograph the key elements of your wedding day, and be out of your hair within four hours (or less if you prefer)..

I am the perfect fit for couples looking for a shorter photography coverage.

Short and Sweet

Four hours of wedding photography is ideal if you want a refined and streamlined experience with your photographer. You want:

  • an exceptionally skilled and thoughtful photographer to capture the essence of your elegant single location wedding.
  • a high quality mix of portraits and reportage documentation.

You do not want:

  • a LOT of photographs
  • the photographer to capture everything from morning to night
  • to pay for 8 hours of photography when you only want four.

Capturing Joy

My approach to your wedding is to make as many lovely story-telling images as I can in the time that we have together including:

  • your love for each other,
  • joyous moments,
  • interactions with family and friends,
  • energy and atmosphere

These are all important to capture in a unique and real way.

As we part ways at the end of your cocktail party you will feel beyond satisfied with the experience and will then relax into their reception knowing that all they key images have been beautifully recorded. If this sounds like what you are looking for, then I am the photographer for you.

An Intimate Beautiful Church Wedding Sturgeon PointSturgeon Point Union Church


Plan for one hour for each part of the day that you would like captured. If you only want one, two or three parts covered then great, you will have a one, two or three hour coverage.

The maximum four hour coverage includes the following four parts of the day:

  1. Getting Ready, finishing touches, and individual portraits (1 hour)
  2. Ceremony and exchange of vows (1 hour)
  3. Family portraits and newlywed portraits (1 hour)
  4. Cocktail party and the entrance into your reception (1 hour)

Post Ceremony Bliss for this Cottage CoupleFamily Portraits and Newlywed Portraits | Sturgeon Point Wedding

Detailed Timeline

Here is a look at a typical four hour wedding photography timeline:

FIRST HOUR - The bride will be finished with her hair and make up when I arrive at the preparation site to capture the finishing touches and to document the bride getting into her gown.

The bride will be photographed on her own and with her bridesmaids, mother, sisters, etc. at this time. My second photographer will meet up with the groom and groomsmen who will be dressed and ready to go.

Final preparations will be documented and portraits of the groom and groomsmen, father, brothers etc will be taken.

SECOND HOUR - The bride and groom and attendants and family all head to the wedding site, as do the photographers. We will photograph guests arriving and capture the pre-ceremony energy and ambiance.

The ceremony will be glorious and the aftermath will be incredible. We will document each part of the ceremony as well as the wonderful meet and greet immediately following the ceremony.

THIRD HOUR - As guests head to the party we will gather your bridal party and families for some formal photographs. As soon as we are finished these we will invite your loved ones to head to the party.

At this point we will create some lovely portrait images of just the bride and groom that will include a variety of full length, close up, formal, casual, romantic, and fun photographs.

FOURTH HOUR - We regroup with guests and immediately begin photographing candid shots of guests enjoying the cocktail reception.

If there are any additional formal photographs desired we will take this time to finish them. We are always available for any photo request you may have before we leave. Just ask!

Cottage Weddings have Great Cocktail PartiesWedding Day Cocktail Party | Sturgeon Point

Pricing and Booking

Depending on the hours and photographic products you require, I have a great value package available for short stories. If this sounds like a happy solution for you, then I am the photographer for you. Let's Get Started!

Wedding Photography
$580 PER HOUR + plus HST
Includes $300 print credit towards products sold on the SWP STORE
(must order within 30 days of wedding)
Add a 30 minute booster $290 plus tax (includes a $150 print credit)