Jessica Ranae Photography | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer » Minneapolis & St. Paul Wedding Photographer

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2014-09-29_0001WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED AND DO YOU TRAVEL?

I am a wedding and portrait (family, children and senior portraits) photographer located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and am available for travel worldwide.  Travel fees are waived for weddings taking place in Nashville, New York City, and Atlanta.

 HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?

Organic, natural, clean, crisp, timeless and beautiful images with a mix of photojournalistic and formal shots. Although I feel that it is important to have formal shots documenting your wedding day, I love capturing how the day unfolds through a photojournalistic approach. The excitement and celebration surrounding your wedding day compares to very few other days in your life, so I think it’s absolutely crucial to take notice of all the important details during your wedding day. This includes the tears from your Mom as she sees you in your dress for the first time, tears and smiles of you during your first look, laughter from speeches during the reception, and reception details you spent months planning.  These are the kind of details I love to capture.  I aim to capture images that will tell a complete story about your wedding day for you to cherish for a lifetime.

DO YOU ACCEPT PORTRAIT SESSIONS?

I am able to accept a very limited number of portrait sessions each year due to my busy wedding schedule. Sessions start at $500. Please email me for my availability; I would love to work with you!

DO WE NEED AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

I highly encourage engagement sessions because I feel that they are a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. Because I feel so strongly about this, the majority of my packages include a complimentary engagement session.  I feel that the more we can get to know each other before your wedding day the more relaxed you will be on your wedding day.

WHAT KIND OF CAMERAS/LENSES DO YOU USE?

I shoot with a Nikon D810, NikonD700, 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4, 24-70mm. 2.8, 105mm 2.8 and 70-200mm 2.8 lenses. SB 910 AF Speedlight and SB 700 AF Speedlight Flashes

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR US TO GET OUR PHOTOS?

You will receive your USB drive and your online private gallery within 4-6 weeks of your wedding day.

HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE AFTER THE WEDDING IS OVER?

It depends on your event and package details, but most clients receive between around 800 +high resolution JPEG files on a thumb drive after the wedding.

DO YOU PROCESS EVERY IMAGE DELIVERED, OR JUST A SELECTION?

Yes, I edit, retouch and color correct all photos  in-house.

DO YOU OFFER CANVAS PRINTS AND ALBUMS?

Heirloom quality wedding albums, guestbook albums, prints, canvases and custom thank you or save the date cards are also available.  Please get in touch with me for detailed information regarding sizing and pricing.

WHAT IS YOUR BACKUP STRATEGY?

I have a thorough backup strategy.  During your wedding day, all memory cards are always kept in a secure holder in my bag and with me at all times.  Immediately after your wedding, I download your photos and before I delete the images from the CF memory cards they are saved onto 3 different external hard drives (One of these hard drives is kept in a fireproof safe) and one offsite backup.

 DO YOU HAVE BUSINESS INSURANCE?

Yes, I have Business liability insurance provided by State Farm Insurance.

 HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK YOU?

My calendar books up between six and eighteen months in advance. July, August and September weddings tend to fill the most quickly.

I LOVE WHAT I SEE, WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

Please contact me if you for a full list of packages and pricing. Be sure to include your wedding date and any other important details about your wedding day!  Once you have had a chance to review my pricing and packages, I’d love to have you over to my studio in Minneapolis to meet you and your fiance to hear all about your wedding plans and answer any questions you may have. Please note that I am always happy to customize any of my collections for you!

I look forward to hearing from you!

HOW DO I RESERVE YOUR SERVICES FOR MY WEDDING?

In order to reserve your wedding date, a signed Wedding Photography Contract is required along with a $500 deposit. As soon as I receive both of these your wedding date will officially be secured and we can begin planning your engagement session!