Stephney Martin is a freelance wedding, portrait, and concert photographer based outside of Chicago. Her passion for photography began at a young age and developed as she grew. Studying at North Park University enhanced her skill sets with photography she she took on new rolls. From recording intricate and memorable photos for the universities year book, to catching life's precious moments for her friends and family.
After completing college in 2015, Stephney established her business which has grown tremendously ever since. Her work doesn't go without notice. She has photographed for different companies such as Biji Bijoux and Songs of Love, and has also been featured in Voyage Magazine.
Price Range: $400-$3000
Gig Length: 420 - 700 minutes
Languages: English, Assyrian
Insurance: $6,105,000 - Damage to rented premises, med exp, personal and adv injury, products
What to Expect
I offer 4 different wedding packages:
Silver: $1,900 includes 1 photographer, 7 hours of coverage, and digital photos on USB
Gold: $2,200 includes 2 photographers, 8 hours of coverage, and digital photos on USB
Platinum: $2,600 includes 2 photographers, 9 hours of coverage, digital photos on USB, engagement shoot, 12x12 wedding album
Diamond: $3,000 includes 2 photographers, unlimited hours of coverage, digital photos on USB, engagement shoot, 12x12 wedding album, and photo booth for 2 hours
Engagement Shoot $200
Extra Hours $200/hr
Wedding Album $250
Parent Wedding Album $200
2 Hour Photo Booth $200
Travel costs may be applicable for weddings outside the Chicagoland area
What is a typical process working with a new customer?
I will initially send a questionnaire and a contract for the couple to review. Soon afterwards I will set up a meeting over the phone or in person to get to know the bride and groom better and to answer any questions they may have. Two weeks before the wedding I will contact the bride and groom and go over the full day schedule. A few days before the wedding I will confirm everything and times to be the most accurate.
When is the deposit due?
A 50% deposit will be due to book the date, and the remaining balance by the day of the wedding. Note that the balance must be provided prior to taking any photos on the wedding day.
What form of payments do you take?
Cash, check, credit, PayPal, Quickpay
How many photos will I receive?
You can expect an average of 70 -85 photos per hour, at least 560 photos for an 8 hour coverage.
Do you edit all of the photos?
Yes, I do! I use photoshop and Lightroom to take out any blemishes and to make the pictures stand out. Each image is edited, one at a time, without batching them in mass groups.
When will my photos be ready?
Editing photos brings so much joy to me, and you can expect to view a few within the first week of the wedding. An online gallery of photos will be available 2 months after the wedding for you and your guests to view. A photo flash drive and an album or book will be sent soon after, not exceeding 3 months.
My journey with photography began in high school with a film development class where I learned specific techniques to create and develop black and white film photographs. It was then when my photography interest sparked greatly. From that, I started to capture moments digitally including family gatherings, friends, and vacationing, which have helped enhance my skills.
During my last couple years of undergrad at North Park University, I took pictures for the yearbook. This consisted of sporting and campus events, concerts, and portraits. More recently, my photography has consisted of family portraits, jewelry for a website, and events.
My photography is based in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, and I would love to have the opportunity to meet with you and capture your special moments.
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