Walkowski Photography capturing the moments you want to remember

 

Walkowski Photography Style

The one thing that I love about meeting with a bride and groom for the first time is getting to know you. Getting to know who you are as a couple, getting to know how you fell in love and got engaged, and getting know all the fun details about your wedding. But most importantly just sitting and talking with you and becoming friends. The connection I strive to make with my couples is really special and can only be described as a friendship. I just don't want to be your photographer. I want to become your friend. So that on your wedding day you know that I will do everything in my power to make it perfect and capture the images and moments you have always dreamed your wedding would be. So that when you look back on your album and pictures 30 years from know you really remember how great your wedding day was.

Apart from weddings & engagements, I also share a passion for photographing lifestyle sessions with includes newborns, children, high school seniors, families, and maternity.  I love building connections with my clients so I really want to be there for all of lives little moments even after the ring!

I always try to create images that are pure, and true to each personality. I've chosen to specialize in weddings, as well as senior, family, & child portraiture with a focus on capturing relationships. As a past bride I truly believe in the power of images; the preservation of a special day and the personal connections they capture. This is why I love to decorate homes with them, and why all of our product lines focus on custom pieces that are both modern and timeless. We can't wait to work with you!

Your investment at Walkowski Photography

Wedding Pricing:

I offer four wedding collections, with prices starting at $2200. With the majority of my clients investing between $3200-$4500.

When it comes down to it, all I want for my clients is for them to have a wonderful experience and to truly love the timeless images I create with them. So that as the years pass and they look at there wedding images all the emotion of that day comes pouring back!

Portrait Pricing:

Lifestyle sessions start at $250.

Newborn sessions start at $350

Baby Plan packages start at  $425.

High School Senior pricing starts at $250 and many packages include professional hair and make-up!! As I want to give the ultimate senior experience.

After each session we go through a ordering meeting together and plan out what prints are right for you. Most clients invest  $400-$900 on professional images in addition to thier session fee.

If you would like to talk with me about your portrait session in detail, please contact me and we will be happy to share more information with you! I typically book 1-2 months in advance.

Please send me an email at marie@walkowskiphoto.com or give me a call at 715.218.0636 so that we can set up a time to meet

Boudoir Pricing:

The goal is for you to have a fun experience, leave with gorgeous photos, and to exit the studio skipping with confidence! So no matter you are wanting to do these for yourself or the person you love we are going to help you feel and look amazing! 

All packages include a 2 hour session in the studio (or on location if you prefer) and professional hair and make up by the staff at Euphoria Spalon!!

The packages start at  $350 with most people investing between $500 – $700 in prints and products.

Please contact us for a complete price list.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully these frequently asked questions will help you to better prepare for your photography experience. I want to make sure you know what to expect, so that you are able to relax & have fun!

Jump to: Wedding FAQs | Portrait FAQs

WEDDINGS

Q | What are your wedding collection options?

A | 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!

 

Q | Do you bring along a second photographer?

A | 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!

 

Q | What should we wear for our engagement session?

A | Not to worry! 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 important 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 (nature, urban, rustic, etc); photos and links of outfits/color schemes that I believe photograph well — as well as recommended places to shop in town and online; detailed information about printing your images; examples of how to arrange the photos around your home and recommended sizes for print collections

 

Q | When will our engagement/wedding images be ready?

A | 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!

 

Q | How many images do you typically deliver from a wedding?

A | 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.

 

Q | How do you store our images and for how long?

A | 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.

 

Q | Do we have to do an engagement session?

A | 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. 🙂

 

Q | Do you travel?
A | 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!!

 

Q | We're interested! Now what?
A | Fantastic! To book me, I require a consultation with the bride and the groom to make sure were a good fit for each other. 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 can send over your booking proposal via email! Your wedding date is officially reserved on our calendar once I receive the $400 retainer (+ any applicable travel costs) and a signed contract.

 

Portraits

Q | How can I book a session with you?

A | 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.

 

Q | When do you schedule your photo shoots?

A | 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.

 

Q | Do you offer DVDs/digital images?

A | 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.

 

Q | What are your fees?

A | Please contact us for a complete pricing guide via our contact page!

 

Q | What types of sessions do you do?

A | 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!

 

Q | Where are photo shoots held and what should I wear?

A | Not to worry! 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 important details! I will also send you an online information packet with details and links to everything you want to know about a session, including: investment and collections; examples of locations (nature, urban, rustic, etc); photos and links of outfits/color schemes that I believe photograph well — as well as recommended places to shop in town and online; detailed information about printing your images; examples of how to arrange the photos around your home and recommended sizes for print collections

Preferred Wedding Vendors

We work with a lot of vendors and we recommend the following...

Salon & spa

Euphoria Spalon www.euphoriaspalon.com (715) 301-1010

FLOWERS & DECOR

Inspired By Nature www.inspiredbynaturellc.com (715) 218-5011

CAKES

Sweet Lolas  www.sweetlolacupcakes.com (715) 849-5698

Sweet Nothings Cakes www.sweetnothingscakes.com (715) 359-2286

CATERING

2510 Restaurant www.2510Restaurant.com (715)845-2510

ENTERTAINMENT

High Volume Entertainment www.highvolumedj.com (715) 581-6187

The Brian West Show www.thebrianwestshow.com (715) 842-9966

Bob Holl Entertainment www.bobhollentertainment.com (715) 581-6895

Magical Nights Mobile DJ Service www.wisconsinweddings.net (715)574-0593

Spicy Tie Band www.spicytie.com (715) 341-3967

Brad Emanuel www.brademanuel.com

Mark Little Band www.marklittle.com

INVITATIONS & PAPER GOODS

Andra Delores Designs www.andradeloresdesign.com (262) 751-9501

129 Design, LLC www.129designstudio.com (715)370-0713    

DRESSES & ATTIRE

Elegant Occasions www.elegantoccasions.net (715) 843-9566

Attendant Gifts

Younquie  https://www.youniqueproducts.com/MarieWalkowski

31 Gifts www.mythirtyone.com/Keya