Ready for an easy, breezy wedding day?
I’m not just your wedding photographer. I’m here to make your life easier. Because a stressful wedding day would be truly terrible. I mean you’re there to get married - to soak in all the love and emotions & to celebrate it all with your family and friends. It should be the BEST. DAY. EVER.
But you know what ruins wedding photos quicker than anything? That look of panic and stress as you’re worrying about how long it’s taking to do family photos or getting to your reception on time.
When you book with me I become your wedding guru and new bff 😉 I work hand in hand with you to figure out every detail of your timeline so your day is easy-peasy and you have stunning photos to remember it by.
Another one of my tricks to ensure your photos are killer > getting to know you ahead of time! From your initial consultation through your engagement session and wedding day, I want to get to know you both so that your photos reflect your individuality and tell your story.
Whether shooting your engagement photos or wedding day photos, I am there to document your authentic love! There is minimal sitting still - we'll play games, share stories, run around and probably do a little dancing. I’ll ask you to kiss, squeeze, nuzzle, walk arm-in-arm and honestly do some pretty goofy stuff - all in the name of capturing your most genuine personalities!
If I sound like the type of photographer you'd like to work with, I'd love to sit down with you and hear all about your story & your vision for your wedding and answer any questions you have!
YOSEMITE | 3600
12 hours, 2 photographers, heirloom album & engagement session
ZION | 3200
10 hours, 2 photographers, heirloom album & engagement session
BRYCE | 2800
8 hours, 2 photographers, heirloom album & engagement session
ACADIA | 2200
6 hours, 2 photographers & engagement session
*all packages include all edited images delivered in an online website gallery that’s yours forever! Packages are customizable to fit your needs.
Communication was great, which as a anxious bride.. I LOVED. Jaimie was willing to work with us to help us achieve all the things we wanted, which was a lot, we were very all over the place 2 big families, Harry Potter this Star Wars that, a photo booth and pouring rain! Jaim didn't bat an eye.
All of our pictures turned our beautiful, We get so many compliments. I loved our photo book, and Jaimie made sure I felt it was perfect every step of the way! I loved that she sent us cute little packs in the mail to help walk us through what pictures to pick and how to plan out our day.
Everything was perfect, we cant wait to work with her again! <3
Emily & Mike
Jaimie was an absolute dream to work with for wedding photography. From my first inquiry... she was responsive and able to answer all of our questions.
In preparation for the wedding day, Jaimie was able to answer my dozens of questions and assisted in putting together the timeline. Fast forward to the day of - she was patient, kind and you can tell she really loves what she does. The photography was not overbearing and I did not feel like there was a camera in my face the entire day.
Jaimie sent us a sneak peak of the pictures the following day and they are absolutely stunning...
Jaimie was truly a breath of fresh air when it comes to the world of wedding vendors and I would not hesitate to use her again.
Laura & Ryan
we meet for an initial consultation to get to know each other and make sure we mesh well 😎
once you’re booked I’ll send you lots of helpful information to help you plan for your engagement session & wedding day
we’ll spend a few more hours together during your engagement session - it’s great practice for your wedding day photos!
while you plan, consider me a resource to help you plan the perfect day & the perfect timeline
before the big day you’ll answer a questionnaire & check off any family photos you'd like from my handy dandy list - we do lots of work to prepare, but all in the name of an easy-breezy wedding day 😉
the day of your wedding - don’t worry about a thing babe! Relax and enjoy your day knowing I’ve got your back. I’ll keep us running on time & get creative when life happens and things don’t go as planned lol (yes, we do all of this planning, but life can throw some curveballs - I’m here to deal with that for you - no stress on your wedding day - it’s not allowed!!!)
the day after your wedding - enjoy some sneak peak photos 🖤
within 6 weeks you’ll receive your full gallery in your personal website gallery. You can share this link with family & friends so that they can download any photos they'd like as well. And your gallery never expires - revisit it any time you'd like
if your package includes an Heirloom Album, you have the choice of picking your favorite 50-75 images for your album, or having me choose the photos I think best tell the story of your day. Production & delivery usually takes about 4 weeks
[Jaimie] really caught on to our "vibe" from our very first meeting. She made us feel so comfortable during our engagement shoot, and the pictures turned out absolutely amazing. My favorites are the ones where we are laughing together- the laughter is real because we had such a good time that day!
Carrie & Ken
Jaimie's photos are stunning but even more important to us was her personality. Jaimie made us feel comfortable right from the beginning and made taking our photos one of our favorite experiences. My wife and I could not be happier about our decision to use Jaimie as our photographer.
Dan & Ashley
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT'S REQUIRED TO HOLD MY DATE?
A signed contract & 20% of your package price are required to reserve your wedding date. Your remaining 80% balance is due the day of your wedding. Payment plans are available - just ask!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I started as a portrait photographer at a boutique studio in Williamsville NY in 2004! In 2007 I started second shooting & assisting at weddings with Lovely Day Photo. In 2014 I started Jaimie Ellis Photography and have shot over 50 weddings as the head photographer since then!
HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE MY PHOTOS?
You'll get a SNEAK PEAK of your wedding day photos the day after your wedding - YAY!! The rest of your wedding photos will be delivered within 6 weeks. Your engagement photos take 2 weeks to receive your online gallery.
HOW DO I GET MY PHOTOS?
Your engagement photos will of course be done first and uploaded to an online gallery that's password protected for your privacy. All of your images can be downloaded from there. Your wedding photos are delivered in another online gallery, as well as on a usb which is kept in a hand-made wooden box custom painted with your names. Both online galleries never expire - they're your photo galleries for life! Best part: share your link with family & friends so they can download photos as well (and not bug you for pics!).
AM I ALLOWED TO PRINT MY PHOTOS?
Of course! You have full rights to print any of your engagement & wedding photos through any company you'd like.
HOW MUCH RETOUCHING DO YOU DO?
Any bruises or blemishes are removed. Don’t worry I won’t let a poorly timed pimple ruin your photos!
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/ GENERAL VIBE ON MY WEDDING DAY?
My style is very documentary driven - lots of candid photos capturing the true emotions of your day. When I need to step in though, I don’t hesitate. I often will set you up in the best lighting & then step back and let you do your thing (for example, as you put your dress on).
During your formal photos I will put you into general poses (there's more posing during a wedding than your engagement session due to the fact that we're working with trains, veils and bouquets) but will then step back and let you feel the love. I'll also have you do lots of walking, dancing, spinning & dipping - I love to see movement in my photos!
For family photos I have you provide me with a list before hand so we can move through them quickly with little interruption to your day.
WHO IS YOUR SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
My main second shooter is Marlee of Marlee & Me Photography. When she's not available, I hire one of the many talented photographers in the Buffalo / Rochester area! No matter who I'm working with for your wedding, I ensure they are professional not only in their photography work, but in demeanor as well.
WHERE SHOULD I TAKE MY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS?
I always suggest first trying to think of somewhere that means something to the both of you - perhaps where you had your first date or first kiss :) If you're undecided, I have lists of favorite places as well as new spots I'd like to visit - we'll come up with something together!
Once you book, I'll be sending you guide that will help you decide where to take photos, what to wear, how to prepare for your wedding and engagement photos & much more!
WHAT IF IT'S RAINING FOR MY ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
We can choose to brave the weather (as long as it's safe) or reschedule!
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO MY WEDDING DUE TO INJURY OR ILLNESS?
If I can hold a camera, I can make it to your wedding! I would never let a common illness keep me from shooting your wedding & to this day have never missed a wedding! In a circumstance where I absolutely cannot make it due to hospitalization or inability to shoot, I will do my best to secure a replacement photographer with similar style and experience at no cost to you. If that isn't possible, you will be fully refunded.
DO YOU HAVE EQUIPMENT PROTECTION/ BACKUP?
YES! I bring extra cameras, lenses, flashes, etc to every wedding in case of equipment failure. My camera records to two separate cards as well, in the event that one is damaged the other will have all of your photos. In the event I cannot recover missing images from a damaged card, you will be refunded or partially refunded based upon how much was recovered.