I believe that photography pricing should not be hard.
It shouldn't be hidden, nor do I believe you should have to jump through all kinds of hoops to get the answers to your questions.
My wife and I got married back in 2015 and I still remember the email gymnastics we went through trying to contact photographers for their full pricing list. I understand that wedding planning takes a lot of work, that's why I've worked hard to make this part simple and easy for you:
35% Retainer to Book
I require a 35% non-refundable retainer at the time of booking in order to lock in my services for your wedding day/photoshoot. In the event of a cancellation, the 35% retainer is not refundable. Once the contract for your event has been signed, the 35% non-refundable retainer can be submitted through the online invoice using a debit/credit card.
Flexible Payment Plans
Once the 35% non-refundable retainer has been submitted, I will then split the remaining balance into a maximum of 5 payments with the last payment to be made the Friday before the event date. All payments can be made through the online invoice using a debit/credit card. The client may also pay off the remaining balance sooner than the scheduled payment dates.
Full Price Lists
All of my full pricing lists are available to be seen and downloaded at any time. I have 3 price lists that cover the services I currently offer:
- Wedding Collection - Packaged services specialized for weddings.
- Hourly Price List - My à la carte list of services by the hour.
- Lifestyle Collection - Packaged services for Maternity/Family Services.
Progressive Kama'aina Discount
It is my absolute pleasure to offer Kama'aina who live in Hawai'i a 10% discount on all services & packages. After your first booking with me, I would be honored to offer you a progressive discount that increases 5% after every photoshoot you book with me:
-10% off first booking
-15% off second booking
-20% off third booking
-25% off fourth booking
Once you've achieved the 25% maximum discount you'll have that discount for your lifetime with me.
Past Client Referral
You may receive a 15% discount on any of my packages and services if you book me through a referral from a past client.
This offer cannot be combined with any other discount, including the Progressive Kama'aina Discount.
Taylor & Maverick
“Aaron is amazing to work with. You will not be disappointed with his work. He is very professional and he truly cares about capturing all your special moments. He also doesn't make you wait longer to get your photos back and he makes it so easy to download, print and share your photos. I highly recommend using him.”
For all family photo sessions, there is a maximum of 10 persons per session, face coverings are required when not posing for photos and a physical distancing of 6 feet between separate social gatherings must be maintained as per Maui County Emergency Rules.
Photographer will maintain physical distancing from clients of at least 6 feet. Photographer will also be wearing a mask while conducting services.
What if I need to postpone my photo shoot?
In the event where your photo shoot needs to be postponed due to severe weather, pandemic, or any other type of weather phenomenon, I will reach out to you to discuss placing a hold on your payment plan and discuss if we need to revise your contract. I try to be as flexible as I can with my clients!
What is your refund/cancellation policy?
In the unlikely event of a cancellation, you will be refunded:
90% 180 days before wedding,
75% 90 days before wedding,
50% 30 days before wedding,
25% 7 days before wedding.
(This does not include the 35% non-refundable retainer)
What is the booking process like?
Once I've received your inquiry, I will reach out and confirm the services you are interested in and answer any questions you may have. Then I will send a proposal to you with the services, payment plan and invoice total for you to approve. Once approved, I will send you the contract to be initialed and signed, along with the invoice. A 25% non-refundable retainer is due within 7 days of signing the contract. Both the contract and invoice may be accessed through your private client-portal 24/7 to review the contract and make payments towards your invoice. I am available to you at anytime in-case you have any questions.
How do I reserve my date with you?
A 35% non-refundable retainer is required in order for you to reserve your date with me.
How do payments work?
All contracts & payments are sent and received online. I use PayPal to receive payments. Once you've submitted your 35% non-refundable retainer fee, the remaining amount will be split up into multiple payments and the final payment is to be made on the Friday prior to your event date.
How many pictures will we expect to receive?
For a 1-hour photo session, clients can expect at least 50 fully edited images. For a 30 minutes session, clients can expect at least 25 images.
For a 6 hour wedding, the client can expect to receive at least 600 fully edited images.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm based on the island of Maui and yes, I love to travel! If you want me to hire me within the Hawaiian islands, outside of Maui, it will require a $250 travel fee. If your wedding happens to be outside of the Hawaiian Islands, the travel fee will be determined upon on how far away you are.
When will we get our photos? Album?
You will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within a maximum of 5 weeks (sometimes less depending on the season I photograph your story). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites and also order prints! The photo album can take up to 5 additional weeks after the photos are delivered. It depends on how quick the revision process goes.