If you're a quirky, nerdy, adventurous, fun couple who is looking for sincerity and joy to shine through in their very first family heirlooms - you are at the right place! You value lasting memories, and I sure will capture them for you.
You want memories and photographs that evoke in others what you feel for your S.O. - All while looking flawless, of course! These photos are the beginning of your family heirlooms, which will last for generations. It would be best to have an experienced photographer who can capture genuine emotions, beauty, movement, and gorgeous light.
Not only that, but you also get a new friend! When you work with me, you don't just "hire a photographer." The real relationships I form with my couples is what makes my work "so organic." I help you open up to me in ways that will show on camera. When art and genuine emotions come together, beautiful things happen.
We also need to add light and technique to that mixture (LOL!) - some call me "The Queen of Light." I started photography in the studio before even seeing the day of light outside - and needless to say, I can shoot under ANY condition. From sunny outdoor ceremonies to dark reception rooms, you need a photographer who knows how to capture great photos in any lighting. That's me! Seriously - your service can take place in a dark cave; I will still be able to do my job - you make sure not to trip and fall in the dark!
Guess what? You also get BONUSES when you book your wedding with me. With all collections, you'll get a complimentary engagement session that you can also call "the ice-breaker session." An engagement session will allow you to get to know me more and let us experience each other's personalities in front of and behind the camera. Spending more time together will build the foundation for a stress-free wedding day.
Included in your service;
Photography Timeline Consultation - Now, this is not the "main timeline" for your whole wedding, as that is why you hire a planner. But I'm self-sufficient and will help you out with your photography timeline, so you know when to expect me to meet you for your getting ready photos, what time to get in your dress/tux and be ready for your pre-ceremony formals, where on your timeline to place your sunset portraits... I will also provide a family formals list, a "do not forget for your detail shots" list, and occasional high-fives. Photography timeline consultations can be scheduled at my studio for any available day Monday thru Thursday 1-2 months before your wedding. Can't make it to the studio? That's when we put FaceChat to use! :)
Artistic Retouching - I cull thru every image and edit each photo to my artistic style to make your gorgeous self look even better. Retouching is available upon request for an additional fee per image.
Online Gallery and Print Center - Of course, you are so excited to see your photos and don't want/need to wait for a meeting with me to view them. You will have access to a password-protected online gallery so you can view your photos from any web browser. It's perfect for when (literally) everyone you know is asking to see the images. Galleries are up for 6-months after they're delivered, and you can extend their time for weeks, months, or even years for an additional fee. We also make it super easy to order your prints from the comfort of your couch while watching T.V. You can order prints and products from your online gallery and have them ship to your door.
Digital Images - All culled and artistically edited images are included with all Collections.
TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE WEDDING
I recommend couples book their venue, secure their date first, and then get in touch with me immediately. I am generally booked 12 to 15 months in advance. My schedule fills fast, and the popular dates are the first to go! A signed contract and a non-refundable retainer are required to secure your date.
TIME & LOCATION
Coverage hours depend on how elaborate your wedding is, how long the ceremony and reception will be, how long the drive is to and from the locations visited on your wedding day, etc. I offer collections with 8, 10, or 12 hours, and you can always add more hours if needed. Travel included within 50-miles of 75226 for all local weddings. I also offer destination wedding/elopement collections that cover all travel fees.
I love posting sneak peeks on social media and blogging about my gorgeous couples! I will be posting sneak peeks within a few days after your wedding, and full galleries are available 6-8 weeks after the wedding. Are you in a hurry and need your photos sooner? Rush editing and 1-week delivery are possible for $500 per wedding.
PRICING & ADD-ONS
While I offer wedding collections starting at $3600 for 8-hours, no wedding will be the same, and there's no "one size fits all" solution for it. Most of my couples invest around $4000-4500 for their entire wedding photography services, including coverage hours, prints, and albums. You can customize and upgrade each collection with exclusive add-ons, adding additional hours or a second photographer to ensure your wedding day is captured at every moment from different angles. You can even create your own collection from our a la carte menu! Now, how awesome is that?
While I'll be there on the "big day," weddings are often multi-event and multi-day affairs. If you'd like me to document them all, you can always add additional hours for rehearsal dinners, family portrait sessions (I mean, you will likely have your ENTIRE family in town), boudoir sessions, and more.
I also offer a selection of fully customizable beautiful albums and other print products such as canvases, framed photos, guest signing books, and more. I would love for you to come and see them in person during our meeting!
Although I may be booked for your date, I'd still love to be considered with my amazing associate team. While my associates will photograph all your sessions along with your wedding day, all editing, communications, and everything left that is photography related will be handled by me. So you can rest assured to have my amazing team will take great care of you!
3800 COMMERCE STREET #109 DALLAS, TX 75226
Visits by appointment only.
Wed-Sun 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Tara Arseven Photography welcomes all amazing humans from every race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression. This is a safe space and you are very much loved!