Sweet Elopements, Big Weddings & Everything in Between
We are currently booking elopements & intimate weddings for summer and fall of 2020, and weddings of any size through 2021 and 2022. Spring and fall 2021 are filling up fast due to 2020 postponements, so contact us ASAP.
Our goal is to make you feel the joy of your day all over again through the images we capture.
We have worked with every major Nantucket vendor, in every major Nantucket wedding venue and beach, as well as many backyards for many years. Our couples enjoy working with us and have been coming back year after year with their little ones. We love documenting weddings so much, that we are just as excited as you are for the big event!
How much can we expect to invest in our wedding photography?
Wedding coverage depends on the details of your timeline and your needs. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page for a proper quote. Intimate weddings and elopement packages start at just $2450 for midweek and off peak dates. Most couples invest $9000 for wedding day coverage with a second professional photographer and a handcrafted wedding album.
All of our wedding collections also include an online ordering gallery to share with friends and family, and high resolution digital files.
Who is the perfect Zofia & Co. wedding client?
Our couples value a high quality end product and are their authentic selves around us. The ideal wedding couple is one who lets go of lists and trusts us to use our extensive experience and well trained eyes to create a collection of images that are unique to you.
Who will photograph our wedding?
Zofia and Mark are both full time, lead photographers, as well as business partners. We're both fantastic!
Our photography and editing style is consistent. Who will photograph your wedding depends on who is available when you book the date. If you have a preference, ask and we'll let you know.
How much coverage do we need?
Every wedding is different! We cover anything from a couple hours for an elopement, to full wedding weekend coverage for bigger events. If your wedding is not on a peak date (Saturdays in season), there is no minimum hours required to secure the date.
If you'd like getting ready photos, details of your dress/shoes/rings/paper suite, give us about an hour prior to the ceremony. Add about a half hour if you're doing a first look, or another hour if you'd like us to photograph all of the formal family photos prior to the ceremony rather than at cocktail hour.
Our typical coverage is about an hour prior to the ceremony until 10pm (the cut off time for amplified music due to the noise ordinance for most Nantucket venues). That's normally 8 hours.
If you're not a dancing crowd, be sure to keep us until all speeches, first dances, and cake cutting are over. We'll work with your wedding planner or venue coordinator to finalize the timeline.
For elopements, we're with you from the ceremony and on to a few locations for portraits.
With the info you give us about your wedding, we can make a plan for our coverage, and you can always add hours prior to the date once your timeline is nailed down.
Should we include a second photographer with our wedding collection?
Our second photographers are all professionals that we work with often. This isn't their side job. They are just as committed to capturing your wedding as we are, and that's why we pay them well!
If you have over 120 guests or 2 venue locations, you should add a second photographer. We split up as each of you are getting ready and during the ceremony to get various vantage points. After the ceremony, the lead will be photographing the formal photos/portraits while the second covers the details of the reception decor before guests pull the escort cards and put their purses on the tables. The second photographer also covers your guests at cocktail hour and helps with additional lighting at the reception.
Our most popular package, the Classic Collection, includes a second photographer.
Can we add rehearsal dinner or welcome party coverage?
Absolutely. If you're interested in coverage for any of your wedding weekend events, we just need to know well in advance to be sure one of us or a second photographer is available. Your wedding collection includes the hours that you can spread out through the wedding weekend. For example, you book 10 hours and use 8 hours on the wedding day, leaving an hour for the welcome party and an hour for the rehearsal dinner. Generally an hour or two is great for weekend events prior to your wedding.
Take a look through our extended list of Nantucket wedding vendors and venues to help in your wedding weekend planning.
What do we do if it rains?
If you're planning an outdoor ceremony, you should always have a Plan B in case of rain. Often that will be a tent, or a space inside your reception venue. If it's a total washout, we'll stay inside. We don't melt and our professional gear is weather sealed. We have white umbrellas in the trunk, so we're happy to embrace the rain. If you're game, so are we!
Check out this rainy wedding at Moors End Farm, the couple made the most of the wet weather.
Do you pose us?
Yes and no. We place you where there is nice light, and guide you for the most flattering photos. We don't believe in stiff posing, but we gently direct you and let your personality and connection do the rest.
Why should we do an engagement session?
This is often the only time we meet couples after they book us and before the wedding. We get a chance to break the ice between the 3 of us, chat about the wedding day, photograph in locations we might not have time to on the wedding day, and you get to learn little tricks that will loosen you up in front of the camera when the big day arrives. Couples who have an engagement session are much more relaxed during their wedding portraits.
Check out some of our Nantucket engagement photos, and learn more by scrolling to the bottom of that page.
How soon will we receive our wedding photos, and how many will there be?
Soon! We try to get a little social media preview out quickly, then a blog post with a bigger preview within a week, and your online gallery in under 6 weeks though usually closer to 4 weeks. Images are color corrected, cropped and enhanced individually so they're perfect for your online gallery. Any images that we post on the blog, or that are in prints/products/albums get extra love.
The number of images in a wedding gallery greatly varies wedding to wedding depending on the events, the details, and your formals list. Between 50-100 an hour is usually where we land.
Wedding albums take about 6 weeks to be delivered to you after design approval, any upgrade payment, and cover choices are made. The sooner we get your list of favorite images, the sooner we can design the album for you.
What is an online ordering gallery and proof book?
The online ordering gallery is where you'll see your images online, order prints, mark your favorites for your wedding album, and where you'll download the images from. You can pass this link around and wedding guests can then order files or prints on their own.
A printed proof book includes all of those gallery images, 9 to a page, numbered. It's a physical book that you can use to reference images that you want printed or included in your album. This is especially great for when you're not in front of a computer, or for those who are tech challenged.
A proof book is included in most of our wedding packages, and also available a la carte.
What are we allowed to do with our digital images and what is copyright?
Once you download the high res gallery images, you have personal use rights. This means that you can print and frame them for your home and give prints as gifts. You can post them to your social media (please do, and credit us, yay!)
What you can't do is enter the images in contests, submit them to wedding vendors or magazines/blogs, or use them to promote a business. Copyright remains with the photographer, by law, but your personal usage rights let you print, post and enjoy them for yourselves.
Why is a wedding album important?
No one knows what the future of digital images looks like. We can't tell you if you'll be able to access your images in the format you have them saved in XX years. Will your grandkids be able to see them? Can you open a floppy disk of photos, play a laser disk or 8 track? Puppies cry when you only keep pixels.
A tangible wedding album is the only heirloom that can be passed down for many generations. It's the gift you give to your future family.
We use professional vendors who print with archival ink and paper, and that assemble your album by hand with care. You won't have to worry about the spine breaking, the pages peeling, or the images fading. Photographs are meant to be printed.
What's the StudioBooth and do we want it?
It's awesome, and yes. The StudioBooth is our open air photo booth. It's not a box style, so many guests can fit in the frame. We have an iPad station where guests can text the images immediately to themselves, and we have printing on site. We have a few backdrops for you to choose from, your florist can make something custom like a flower wall for you, or you can bring your own. We also design a custom template to match the theme of your wedding for your prints.
You know those guests that will normally just drink coffee and yawn at the reception table while everyone else is dancing? They will definitely get in the StudioBooth and goof off. It's fabulously fun.
Check out more info on the StudioBooth and see lots of examples of backdrops, templates and props.
Can we keep our wedding images private?
We have photographed events for high profile people in politics and film, but also for the general public who have many reasons to want privacy. Since we have a big online portfolio, we do not have the need to post every single wedding we photograph.
If you don't want us to share anything at all from your wedding, not a single photo of a flower, that requires an NDA. With the NDA, we remove your wedding from the rest of our workflow. We password protect your gallery, keep all the editing in house, we alert our printers not to share your images, and we don't give images to any vendors.
If you simply don't want us to share your names and faces, just ask. We respect your privacy.
What can you do to help us plan our Nantucket wedding?
We have photographed weddings on Nantucket for 16 years. We've worked with every major vendor and at every wedding venue on island. We can help you choose who to work with and where. We can also help plan your wedding timeline. Zofia is also especially happy to help you choose your wedding dress (yes, please!) When it comes time for the little details, and the coordination of the day, we strongly recommend a wedding planner.
Once you book with us we will share an extensive list of our preferred island vendors.
Do you have insurance, back up gear, a file back up system, have you photographed a wedding with raging pain from needing a root canal and are you good with weird family dynamics?
Yes to all of the above. We're pros.
Can you photograph our wedding if it's not on Nantucket?
Maybe! If you're getting married outside of our peak wedding season, reach out. We've traveled to Costa Rica, Napa, Killington, Boston, the Cape, Providence, and the Hamptons for weddings in late fall through early spring. Between May and October, we are strictly available on Nantucket.
How soon do we need to book you?
Peak wedding dates book up about 12-18 months in advance. If you're planning a June, September or early October wedding you'll want to secure us NOW. Since we receive a high number of inquiries for popular wedding dates, we can only get you on the calendar with a signed contract and first payment.
All booking is done online, and much of the info you'll need to know is right here on our website.
Most of our wedding couples don't live on Nantucket, and can't get here to meet with us until much closer to the date. So shoot us an email and we'll start planning your wedding photography!