The one thing that I love about meeting a client for the first time is getting to know you. But most importantly just sitting and talking with you and becoming friends. The connection I strive to make with my clients is really special and can only be described as a friendship. I just don’t want to be just your photographer.
I want to become your friend. So that no matter if its your wedding, family, senior or newborn session you know that I will do everything in my power to make it perfect and capture the images and moments you have dreamed of and will cherish in the years to come.
Lets schedule a consultation - Let’s discuss the unique details of your wedding. I' ll answer your questions and offer suggestions for your best wedding images.
Book your date - Complete your contact and invoice and check photographer off your list
Custom Client Portal - You have full access to all the documents for your working relationship - contract, invoice, questionnaires, and timelines!
Engagement Session - this are fun and relaxing this can be booked as early as you would like.
Pre-Wedding Consult - This is where we go over your questionnaires and all your final details.
It's WEDDING time - Now all the planning up to the big has come to a close. Your wedding is going to be amazing. So sit back and enjoy your day.
You can expect a laid back and comfortable experience, conscious posing and selective prompts geared toward getting your ideal and authentic images. We will chase the light for a while and will be provided a private tent to change outfits in if necessary.
Editing - You can sit back and relax now, this part is all me!
In Person Ordering Meeting - Once your session is complete we will schedule a date to come back into the studio to create your art and create your print collection. This is where we will customize your albums, products and print collections ensures you get the exact look you are hoping for!
Product Delivery - Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for product delivery. As all images you choose for your products are hand edited to perfection!
Complimentary Consultation - Here we will meet and discuss the process, package options, answer any questions and brainstorm your perfect session! You’ll leave your personal consultation with a very clear understanding of what to expect and where we are headed next. This can be in person or over the phone
Select Package - then complete your contract and pay your retainer for your session.
Client Portal Access & Custom Resources - Log into your client portal and take a look around! All the documents you need for your personal session can be found in here such as contract and invoice, questionnaire & what to wear guides.
Session Time! - The moment you have been waiting for! All of our conversation, wardrobe prep, and messages back and forth are going to come to life!
I am honored time and again that I am able to let couples tell their story as it unfolds. Taking care to ensure that you never feel alone in the process of planning your wedding day - from the moment we meet until you have your treasured images in your hands. Collections include: wedding coverage, a complimentary engagement session and digital files with options for adding on prints, canvases and heirloom albums.
Our sessions will document this time in your life in an artistic and authentic way. We will truly capture how you are. One of the most instrumental aspects of our business is to provide an exceptional client experience before, during and after the session. This is done through careful planning and preparation. Everything from session preparations to clothing and prop recommendations will be gone over in detail. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. I look forward to working with you!
Why would you trust just anyone with something so important as your new little one? With nearly 10 years experience, our clients LOVE how patient and relaxed our sessions are. Our studio provides a convenient, clean and well prop stocked location for your newborn needs. For your maternity session we have a closet full of maternity dresses for you to choose from. So if you don’t want to have to worry about what you are going to wear, we have you covered! We also have baby plans available.
Let your images shine in one of our handmade heirloom quality albums or folio boxes. It’s far better than clicking your mouse a couple hundred times when you want to see your images.
Custom wall art - will become a statement piece in your home. Friends and family will be swooning overseeing your images displayed on the walls of your home.
Professional prints - have a far better quality and shelf life compared to local chain and drug stores. Printing with archival paper along with a protective coating the quality cant be beat!
I'd love to meet with you to discuss collections and various investment options. I love getting to know you over a cup of coffee or just hanging out in my downtown studio. Having a connection with my couples is huge! So I want to get to know you and learn all about you to make sure we are a fit before I go into pricing! Plus I like to be there to talk you through all the pricing, the experience and the products! Choosing your photographer can be stressful so I want to walk you through the process the whole way!
Depending on which investment option you choose, I will bring a second photographer, who assists me with photography, various other tasks, and keeps me running according to your timeline. I have a local network of fellow photographers, so you can be sure your second photographer will have the knowledge and creativity necessary to assist me in documenting your big day!
I work with each of my clients to create a customized experience. Once you have booked a session, we will schedule an in-person or over-the-phone consultation to talk about all those details! I will also send you an online information packet with details and links to everything you want to know about a session, examples of locations, outfits/color schemes that I believe photograph well — as well as recommended places to shop in town and online plus much more!
Each wedding varies according to the amount of wedding-day coverage you choose, but I usually deliver the best 500-700+ images from a full 8-10 hour wedding day.
I have multiple backup drives to safeguard your digital images, as well as online storage for 1 year after your wedding date. I'll also keep your images safe and sound on my hard drives for 1 year. I suggest you make a copy of your USB drive and put it in safety deposit box.
You’ll have access to your final edited digital images on a USB in 2-4 weeks after your session or wedding. In other words… very quickly!
No, but we highly recommend it. It's a great opportunity to get some timeless images of your and your fiancé in regular clothes, which are also great for wall portraits, gifts for parents, save the dates and more. More importantly however, is the continual building of a relationship. It's a great way for me to see how you interact as a couple, how at ease you are in front of the camera, and for you to get a feel for how I shoot as well. This makes everyone even more comfortable when the wedding day rolls around.
Of course! I absolutely love to travel & explore new cities with my cameras, and no destination is out of the question! Photographing weddings and sessions in a variety of locations is something that keeps me feeling inspired! I would love to hear from you if you are planning a mid-west or destination wedding!!
To book your date we do a consultation with both of you to make sure were a good fit. You will remember your wedding day through my photographs, which makes your excitement about our style & vision crucial. If distance makes an in-person meeting difficult, I am happy to plan a Skype date with you! After your consultation, if you’re as excited about me as I am about the two of you, I'll send over your booking proposal via email! Your wedding date is officially reserved once I receive the $400 retainer (+ any applicable travel costs) and a signed contract.
My advice to everyone is … book EARLY! During the busy season (summer – late fall) I can book up as far as 1-2 months out. E-mail me or jump on my contact me page and I will work with you to understand what you would like photographed and then we can select a date. Typically closer to the session date is when I nail down an exact location and meeting time and place.
I hold my sessions on Monday- Thursday and some Saturday/Sunday however these are hard time come by during wedding season. I recommend shooting during a very precise time of day, generally the last sixty to ninety minutes before the sun has completely set. (example: In June, depending on that day's light, we may starting a session about 6:00 pm; in December, depending on the day's light, we would be starting a session about 2/3:00 pm). Newborn sessions are best in the mid-morning.
Yes, each of my collections includes a selected number of digital images; which also include the printing rights to those specific images. A DVD/digital image(s) are not included in your session fee. All digital images, prints, products, and more are sold separately.
Please contact us for a complete pricing guide via our contact page!
My favorite sessions to shoot are wedding however I THRIVE on building relationships so I LOVE children, High-School seniors, couples, and families. I love becoming your lifetime and family photographer!
I work with each of my clients to create a customized experience. Once you have booked a session, we will schedule an in-person or over-the-phone consultation to talk about all of those details! I will also send you an online information packet with details to everything you want to know about a session, including: investment and collections; examples of locations; photos and links of outfits/color schemes that I believe photograph well — as well as recommended places to shop in town and online; and much more!
Marie has done many pictures for my family and daughters. She is so pleasant to work with. The pictures are always so beautiful! I highly recommend
She did my son’s senior pictures-and they turned out awesome!! She is creative, energetic, and willing to try anything!
Marie is such an amazing photographer! She was kind enough to do my maternity photos and I could not have asked for a better or more fun/memorable experience. She was able to capture our goofy personalities, join in our jokes, and made it such a comfortable experience. I LOVE everything about how the pictures turned out, she really captures a moment perfectly. I can't say enough about her and her talent with a camera, I highly recommend her and will definitely be coming back for more!
The day we got engaged, we contacted Marie right off the bat and asked her to take a few announcement pictures with us and she was so accommodating to help us get this done quickly. From our two sets of engagement pictures all the way to the last hug we gave her on her way out, she was nothing short of AMAZING. She wanted to make our visions come to life and wanted to make sure that we loved absolutely every picture. Marie was not only our wedding photographer and friend, but will be with our family for years to come as we know without a doubt she will be photographing us once we start a family!
Not only are her photography skills stunning, but the way she treats her clients is above and beyond anything I have ever witnessed. She instantly becomes a friend and not just a business partner. Marie isn’t solely focused on how much you pay or how much time you have left in your shoot, her top priority is you and making sure you have the photos you dreamed of. Marie is fun and full of great ideas and creative poses so no two clients look the same. She really tailors everything she does to your needs. I could go on all day about how fantastic Marie is, but to sum it up I would give my highest recommendation to Walkowski Photography in a heartbeat.
She takes the MOST gorgeous newborn pictures. She has done both of my
boys’ newborn photos, my son’s one year photos
, and will soon be doing our family photo. She is
a perfectionist and she is very detail oriented. I highly recommend her.