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What is your style of photography?

My style is comfortable, natural, and focuses on the details. I find so much happiness in the artistic little details of your day… lace and buttons on your dress…rings and flowers… and all the sweet moments between couples, family, and friends!

What is your philosophy towards weddings?

I LOVE love! I believe that your wedding day should be about making you and your partner feel relaxed, comfortable, and fully able to focus on the joy of the day and the love that you share. Your photography and your photographer should be no exception. My approach is to make clients feel comfortable throughout the creative process. I love photographing the little details that make each wedding special. I love getting to know my clients, and enjoy learning what they are most excited about in their wedding day so that I can be sure to focus in and not miss their favorite details.

What is your price range of services?

$1,400 - $2,600

What does this include?

Each package includes a variety of options including engagement sessions, printed proofs, print display boxes, custom photo albums, full printing rights, and the right to use your pictures as you please.

Do you have packages? If so, what do they include?

I currently offer three wedding packages, all of which come with a complimentary pre-wedding consultation. Each package includes photography by myself and an assistant photographer for a minimum of 8 hours, up to a full wedding day of 16 hours. With each package you will receive full printing privileges to your images along with a written print release and access to high resolution digital copies of all your edited images. The digital images are delivered on a custom wooden USB featuring one of your wedding pictures. You will also get between 50 and 100 4”x6” printed proofs depending on which packages is selected. All packages include free travel within 50 miles of Madison, WI. Depending on the package selected, I also offer custom photo albums, print boxes, and engagement sessions.

Do you shoot with an assistant?

Each wedding package includes an assistant photographer. I enjoy the dynamic of working with an assistant to provide multiple angles and views of your day.

Will you be the one shooting the wedding or do you hire out other photographers as well?

When you hire Sarah Jane Ripp Photography & Design, you get Sarah Jane Ripp. I pride myself in being personable and in making connections with my clients. In line with my philosophy about photography being a personal experience, I work with a small selection of assistant photographers that are close friends and colleagues.

Do you shoot film and/or digital?

I provide digital photography for weddings. I photograph using a mixture of natural light and flash, and I am generally armed with two cameras.

After the wedding, how long until the proofs are ready?

I typically require 12-16 weeks before proofs will be delivered to the client. All editing is done by Sarah Jane Ripp to ensure consistent quality and attention to detail.

What are your custom print prices? Are any prints included with the packages?

My print pricing begins at $5 per print. You will receive between 50 and 100 4”x6” printed proofs depending on which packages is selected.

Special services offered (optional or included):

I also offer graphic design services, should you wish to incorporate your photos into Save the Date Cards, invitations, guest books, additional photo albums, Thank You Notes, etc.

Is there anything else you would like me to know?

I fully believe in working with people who make you feel happy and at ease. Your photographer will play a surprisingly big role in your wedding day, from hair and make-up to last dance, so my advice to couples is to always choose a photographer based both on their style of photography and also on their ability to make you feel good and comfortable. So many times as a photographer, I have been the last person the bride sees before walking down the aisle. I’ve calmed nerves, shared laughs, ran to retrieve bouquets, bustled dresses, and handed over bobby pins from my own hair to bridesmaids with flyaway curls. I realize that my role in your wedding day is more than to only provide beautiful photography— my role is also to help create an experience that will make your wedding day one of the best days of your life.