the axtells

To honor exceptional & everlasting unions.

Your wedding day is soooo important to us. We couldn't mean it more. We're passionate about photography & videography - enough that we've dedicated our careers to capturing your day as perfectly as possible. Our wedding collections are a custom experience, that from your very first hello, is treated with care, intention, and excellence. Ready to find out more?

our promise to you (and ourselves)

Your wedding day photography and videography shouldn't boil down to "how long do you need us there?" These are your memories, and they should be treated with care. We understand you are new to this process and are committed to not only giving you timeless, romantic images but attention to detail, location and styling suggestions, timeline assistance, story mapping, personalized editing techniques, and more. Our goal is to make this the easiest, most enjoyable part of your wedding journey. 


When surrounding yourself with vendors you trust is top of mind...

THE TEAM YOU CAN TRUST WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT moments, on the most important day

When you plan a wedding, you’re drowned in images of beauty and perfection, and in the back of your mind you hope that you wind up with at least one or two images of yourself on your wedding day like that. Working with Charles & Stephanie provided us with an entire album of that kind of timeless elegance. They were extremely professional, while being personable; Stephanie posed us for the best angles while capturing our true personalities and genuine love. I cannot say enough good things about how happy were are with the result of our photos and how much we truly cherish them.


— ANN L.

“... these are the wedding moments you only hope you get. I've never felt more beautiful...”

what comes first?

First things, first: we need to know if we're available for your date. Send us an inquiry, and we'll follow up with example galleries and videos.

step I.  check availability

If you love what you see, its so worth setting up a 30-minute call so we can get to know each other, see if we're a great fit, and get to know what services you're most interested in. 

step II.  Set up a consultation

After our call, we'll send over details of the collection that fits your need best, plus a few options so you can see all the choices for your day.

step III.  PROPOSAL

We book an average of 16-18 months ahead of your wedding date - so even if you're curious - its so worth reaching out to set up a quick call to get to know us.

I'll spell it out plain and simple. We didn't invest in the right photographer, and ended up getting burned in the end.

For better or worse, richer or poorer - your photo + video team has one shot at capturing your day, best. Because of our own wedding faux-pas, our mission is deeply rooted in our bones. We aim to ensure no couples, no person, feels disappointed in their wedding memories. We do that by infusing our craft with values of excellence, service, quality, intuition, and building relationships - so that what we bring to each wedding day goes beyond a "pretty picture."

Our couples know the irreplaceable value of wedding photography and videography and share our vision, our vision being...

It all started at our wedding. We didn't get the moments we had hoped for.

exceptional + everlasting

With over 100, 5-star reviews, we are the duo to goes above an beyond to make sure your wedding day photos and videos are preserved for the lifetime ahead of you. 

our mission

Your moments will be fully captured. Expressing who you both are - together and a part - on the most important day, with the attention and quality you deserve.

how it works

THE PROCESS

CONSULTATION + PROPOSAL

Just like a relationship, all weddings begin with a "hello." Part of our process includes getting to know who the two of you are, not only to tell your story in our signature and evocative style, but to also guide you through the best options to make for your wedding day photography & videography needs.

BOOKING

Once we've gotten to know you two and what you're looking for most, its time to lock in your date. We do require that your wedding date be locked in with your venue before booking - once that's done, we'll sign a contract, pay the retainer fees, and we're yours for the whole day.

pre-wedding shoots

Leading up to your wedding, if your collection includes engagement, bridal, boudoir, or adventure sessions, we'll be in touch to schedule all those details with you. Where, when, what to wear, what time of year - we're here to help you have the best pre-wedding sessions possible.

Planning + wedding Day

4-8 weeks before your wedding day, we'll be working with you and your wedding coordinator to ensure your day is planned out to perfection, so you can sit back and relax on your day knowing you can leave every moment - from tiniest of details to your first kiss - to us.

production and delivery

After your wedding day, now is when we get to work. We meticulously process and store your photos and videos as we begin by editing your wedding photos, followed by your wedding videos. Typically wedding photo galleries are completed in 6-8 weeks, while wedding videos are completed in 3-4 months.

post-wedding shoots & LEGACY SESSIONS

Your life and your journey doesn't end after your wedding day; it's just beginning. Exclusive to wedding couples, we also offer what we like to call "Legacy Sessions" - sessions for all parts of life that you want to preserve, at a rate available only to past wedding clients.

SIX years and 200+ weddings LATER, WE have created a formula to capture every moment of a wedding day, while also leaving room for creativity and AUTHENTICITY.

SIX years and 250+ weddings LATER, WE have created a formula to capture every moment of a wedding day, while also leaving room for creativity and AUTHENTICITY.

THE PROCESS

how it works

I.  CONSULTATION + PROPOSAL

Just like a relationship, all weddings begin with a "hello." Part of our process includes getting to know who the two of you are, not only to tell your story in our signature and evocative style, but to also guide you through the best options to make for your wedding day photography & videography needs.

II.  BOOKING

Once we've gotten to know you two and what you're looking for most, its time to lock in your date. We do require that your wedding date be locked in with your venue before booking - once that's done, we'll sign a contract, pay the retainer fees, and we're yours for the whole day.

III.   PRE-WEDDING SHOOTS

Leading up to your wedding, if your collection includes engagement, bridal, boudoir, or adventure sessions, we'll be in touch to schedule all those details with you. Where, when, what to wear, what time of year - we're here to help you have the best pre-wedding sessions possible.

IV.  PLANNING + WEDDING DAY

4-8 weeks before your wedding day, we'll be working with you and your wedding coordinator to ensure your day is planned out to perfection, so you can sit back and relax on your day knowing you can leave every moment - from tiniest of details to your first kiss - to us.

V.  PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY

After your wedding day, now is when we get to work. We meticulously process and store your photos and videos as we begin by editing your wedding photos, followed by your wedding videos. Typically wedding photo galleries are completed in 6-8 weeks, while wedding videos are completed in 3-4 months.

VI.  LEGACY SESSIONS

Your life and your journey doesn't end after your wedding day; it's just beginning. Exclusive to our wedding couples, we also offer what we like to call "Legacy Sessions" - sessions for all parts of life that you want to preserve, at a rate available only to past & current wedding clients.

Now that you know a little bit about who & how, let's get to the wedding collections.

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A Bespoke Experience for the Exceptional Couple

THE WEDDING COLLECTIONS

photography pricing

videography pricing

photo + films pricing (most popular)

photo + films pricing

While this is an exceptional starting point to help illustrate the range of services you can book, all of our weddings are tailored to each and every couple. The more you book, the more of a discount you earn - with flexible payment plans that also earn a percentage off. We're here for you, and will guide you through all of your options as you plan your wedding day coverage.  

TO receive a copy the FULL 2023 pricing guide, inquire here

cLICK ON THE GUIDE THAT BEST SUITS YOU TO GET STARTED

The ultimate "pairing" for the ultimate pair - a bespoke photography + videography collection. We start with the essentials, then add all the services to capture the wedding day you’ve dreamed of for so long. Choosing a Photo + Film collection automatically earns 10% off, which is what you see reflected below.


8 Hours of wedding day coverage,
1 Photographer + 1 Videographer
Engagement Session OR 2 Additional Hours
Online Wedding Photography Gallery with 800+ Photos
Drone Videography Coverage (when available)
5-6 Minute Highlight Film
Full Ceremony Video
Full Toasts Video
Unlimited planning + resource guides

Starts at $8,400.00
Collection starts at $7,500.00

Add the services that matter most, so your collection is tailored specifically to you. These services can be added with your original contract (earning a slight discount for each service added), or purchased at any time during your engagement - or - after your wedding day.

$600  -  2nd Photographer and/or 2nd Videographer
$450  -  Engagement Session
$300 / hr  -  Additional Hours
$500 / hr - Rehearsal Dinner Photo + Video
$500  -  Bridal Session (optional Canvas)
$650  -  Boudoir Session (professional HMU)
$500  -  After-wedding Formals Session 
$600  -  Live-streaming of Wedding Ceremony
$700  -  8-10 Minute "Feature Film" Upgrade
$1300  -  12-15 Minute "Premium Film" Upgrade
$400  -  1 Minute "Teaser Trailer" 
$1000  -  Keepsake Film (aka, Raw Video Footage)
Starting at $90  -  Canvases + Framed Prints
Starting at $600  -  Luxe Photo Albums

150 other Print Products, Save the Date Cards, Thank you Cards, and more.


The Bespoke Collection

Additional Services to complete your Collection

wedding photography + Films

a la carte services

includes (a la carte services below)

The Ultimate "pairing" for the ultimate pair - the All-inclusive wedding photography + videography collection. When you choose this option, we'll be your sole focus for the entire weekend. This includes multi-day coverage options.



2 Hours of Rehearsal Dinner (1 Photographer + 1 Videographer) 
10 Hours of wedding day coverage,
2 Photographers + 2 Videographers

- Choose 3 Additional Services from the list below -
An Engagement Session & Save the Date Film
Bridal Session with Large Print
Boudoir Session with Luxe Photo Book
Formals Session, Photography & Videography
$300.00 Print Credit
12” x 12” Luxe Photo Album

- Included Deliverables -
Online Wedding Photography Gallery with 1000+ Photos,
Drone Videography Coverage (when available)
Full Ceremony Video
Messages & Toasts Video
8-10 minute Featured Wedding Film
Keepsake Film (RAW Footage)
1 minute Teaser Film

 ...and All Travel Fees Waived in the U.S. (Yeah)

Starts at $15,300.00
Collection starts at $12,500.00

The All-Inclusive Collection

For the couple who wants it all

includes

“The Axtells are the power couple you need to capture the most genuine moments of your wedding day.”

- Christina & Jim M.

think of this as the a detailed introduction to all the possibilities

photography pricing

videography pricing

photo + films pricing (most popular)

want to see other options? select the guide

Wedding Photography + Films Guide

TO receive a copy the 2023 pricing guide, inquire here

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Whether your wedding day is big or small, we’ve included the most important elements to guarantee an amazing wedding day, all while leaving the space and flexibility to make it your collection - your own.



8 Hours of wedding day coverage,
1 Photographer
Engagement Session OR 2 Additional Hours
Online Wedding Photography Gallery with 800+ Photos


This Collection starts at $3,900.00

Add the services that matter most, so your collection is tailored specifically to you. These services can be added with your original contract (earning a slight discount for each service added), or purchased at any time during your engagement - or - after your wedding day.

$600  -  2nd Photographer 
$450  -  Engagement Session
$300 / hr  -  Additional Hours
$300 / hr - Rehearsal Dinner Photo
$500  -  Bridal Session (optional Canvas)
$650  -  Boudoir Session (professional HMU)
$300  -  After-wedding Formals Session 
Starting at $90  -  Canvases + Framed Prints
Starting at $600  -  Luxe Photo Albums

150 other Print Products, Save the Date Cards, Thank you Cards, and more.


The Bespoke Photography Collection

Additional Services to complete your Bespoke Photography Collection

wedding photography services

a la carte services

includes (a la carte services below)

10 Hours of wedding day coverage
2 Photographers

- Choose 2 Additional Services from the list Below -
An Engagement Session
Bridal Session with Canvas
Boudoir Session with Luxe Photo Album
“Day-After” Wedding Formals Session
$300.00 Print Product Credit


- Deliverables -
Online Wedding Photography Gallery with 1000+ Photos
Galleries for All other Sessions
 12” x 12” Lux Photo Album


This All-Inclusive Collection is $7,500.00
This All-Inclusive Collection is $6,750.00

The All-Inclusive Wedding Photography Collection

For the couple who wants it all

includes

think of this as the a detailed introduction to all the possibilities

photography pricing

videography pricing

photo + films pricing (most popular)

want to see other options? select the guide

The Wedding Photography Guide

TO receive a copy the 2023 pricing guide, inquire here

back to top of guide

Whether your wedding day is big or small, we’ve included the most important elements to guarantee an amazing wedding day, all while leaving the space and flexibility to make it your collection.



8 Hours of wedding day coverage,
1 Videographer
Drone Videography Coverage (when available)
5-6 Minute Highlight Film
Full Ceremony Video
Full Messages and Toasts Video

This Collection starts at $4,500.00

Add the services that matter most, so your collection is tailored specifically to you. These services can be added with your original contract (earning a slight discount for each service added), or purchased at any time during your engagement - or - after your wedding day.


$600 - 2nd Photographer and/or 2nd Videographer
$450 - Engagement Session "Save the Date" Video
$300 / hr - Additional Hours
$300 / hr - Rehearsal Dinner Video
$300  - After-wedding Formals Session 
$600 - Live-streaming of Wedding Ceremony
$700 - 8-10 Minute "Feature Film" Upgrade
$1300 - 12-15 Minute "Premium Film" Upgrade
$400 - 1 Minute "Teaser Trailer" 
$1000 - Keepsake Film (aka, Raw Video Footage)

The Bespoke Film Collection

Additional Services to Complete your Bespoke Wedding Films Collection

wedding videography services

a la carte services

includes (a la carte services below)


2 Hours of Rehearsal Dinner Videography (1 Videographer)
10 Hours of wedding day coverage
2 Videographers

- Deliverables -
Drone Videography Coverage (when available)
8-10 Minute Feature Film
Full Ceremony Video
 Full Messages, Toasts & Well Wishes Video
Keepsake Film (Raw Footage)
1-Minute Teaser Film

This All-Inclusive Collection is $8,950.00
This All-Inclusive Collection is $8,000.00

The All-Inclusive Wedding Films Collection

for the couple who wants it all

includes

Wedding Films Guide

think of this as the a detailed introduction to all the possibilities

photography pricing

videography pricing

photo + films pricing (most popular)

want to see other options? select the guide

back to top of guide

TO receive a copy the 2023 pricing guide, inquire here

we believe

Your wedding should be a ___________
of joy, beauty, family, and love.

celebration

Oh, one last thing - there's even more ways to save.

I've often admired Flo with progressive. Her spunk, her look, her energy. But I bet you admire their "bundle and save" program, am I right? Well good news - we have one too. 

The more services and sessions you book, the more money you'll save in the end. That means all those engagement sessions, bridal sessions, boudoir sessions, photo books, and more - save a few more dollars off the top in the long run.

Like I said - we aim to make sure you have the best experience possible - an experience we hoped for on our own wedding day.

“When we received the photos of our day, our jaws dropped.”

They had documented our day perfectly, and we were so, so happy. When you get your wedding photos back, you hope that you get a handful of photos that you can frame to remember the day. If you hire the Axtells, you will not only have a handful, you will have ALBUMS of amazing photos. 

I can’t imagine having worked with anyone else.

Love Notes from the Newlyweds

“Stephanie and Charles are an absolute dream to work with.”

Not only is their work absolutely beautiful, but they always make you feel so comfortable. My husband in particular doesn’t love being in front of cameras, but Stephanie has a great way of making things fun and enjoyable!

They're literally the best photographers and videographers.

“Your photographer & videographer is WORTH every penny.”

My fiance originally was being stingy about the cost of a photographer so we initially choose the cheapest one we agreed upon. Do not do what we did. The old photographer became unresponsive for more than 3 weeks and that made us so nervous we dropped them and had to start all over again. Not only were The Axtells  incredibly talented and a JOY to work with, they were excellent communicators, responded to every email/text/smoke-signal promptly and delivered our beautiful photos faster than ever expected. You get what you pay for with photographers and they captured every moment of our wedding. 11/10 recommend.

Don't do what we did!

This is the time to invest in your future, not look back and regret the past. And I get it - you're probably thinking "whew, that's a number" - maybe you're experiencing a bit of sticker shock. But to be honest, you get what you pay for. We paid very little for our own wedding day memories, and got burned for doing so. 

We continue to raise our prices as we have gotten better at our craft while always remaining conscious of industry averages. We aren't the most expensive, but we also aren't the cheapest service you'll book for your wedding day. We constantly upgrade to the highest quality gear (we're usually bringing upwards of $40,000 in equipment), continue to educate ourselves in pursuit of being better than the last wedding, and more.

But - you get one chance to do this right. Are you going to trust that friend of yours to do it right? We could go on and on, but one thing we can promise you is this - there's not a team more dedicated to capturing a better wedding day than us. And ours couples see that value and continue to send their thank you’s far after the wedding day.

When you book a wedding photographer + videographer, you're choosing the team you trust to preserve your memories for 10... 20... 30 years from now.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Like we said—we know how important your wedding vendors are on your wedding day, so here are some of the answers to questions we hear pretty often.

what if we don't have a wedding date yet?

We know it's hard to narrow down all the amazing venues in the area, but we do need to have a fixed day before moving to contract. That being said - we frequently have curious couples ask us when we're free before choosing a date and venue. You're always welcome to reach out in the planning process to view our availability.

April, May and October go like wildfire every year, so if you're considering one of those months you may want to settle on your date sooner rather than later.

are there any surprise fees we should be aware of?

Never. We'll always include the cost of travel (if any) and taxes upfront in our first proposal. The only time this would change is with the purchase of additional services or final products in your collection. 

what if we only want photo or video services?

We believe in creating a collection that's perfect for the two of you, so whether you're looking for wedding photography, wedding videography, or both photo + video services for your wedding - we'll help guide you through the options we have until it's 100% perfection for the two of you. 

Most couples book both Photography & Videography services with us for their wedding day (and also receive a slight discount for doing so.)

how far out in advance do you book?

We average 12 to 18 months in advance, and frequently book out for a year before that year begins. Right now, we're actively booking fall 2022 and all of 2023.

are you able to travel?

Yes, yes, and yes. We would love to capture any wedding wherever your heart takes you. In fact, we will have captured weddings in 13 different states by the start of 2022, and are able to travel internationally for weddings as well. A flat travel fee for all international weddings will be included in your initial proposal.

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Still on the Fence?

let's do this

I completely understand. Every dollar invested in your wedding day is an important one! Don't hesitate to reach out - we're here to help guide and advise as much as possible.

NUMBERS ARE CONFUSING

let's face it,

contact us for a custom quote

Building the perfect wedding collection isn't as easy as ordering a "big mac" and that's ok. The more services you book with us, the more of a discount you earn, which is why we always encourage hopping on a quick consultation with us so we present you with the perfect collection - exact numbers - and all options you have. That sounds much better than racking your brain now, am I right?