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What is your approach?

We love both editorial and documentary style photography. It is what drives both of us creatively and is our passion. We bring a combination of those two styles to your wedding and document your day as it unfolds. We love natural light and use it as much as possible and bring out the flash only in dark reception areas.

Do both of you photograph our wedding?

Yep!! In each session you book with us (wedding, engagement or lifestyle), you will have both Melanie and I there to capture your event. In our approach to documenting your day we have found that having two photographers captures different perspectives and candid moments, which adds emotion to the story of your day.

How much can we expect to pay to have you photograph our wedding?

We have several different price points. The average client spends around $3200 for full wedding day coverage including an engagement session. However, we also have investment options above and below that point. We offer special off season pricing as well as options for elopements. Please contact us for full pricing details!

How do we book you for our day?

To move forward working together, we just ask a 30% deposit of the total investment price to be paid at the time of signing the contract. Thats it! The remainder of the balance is due two weeks before the wedding. It can be paid in installments or in full, whichever is easier for you!

Do you travel for weddings?

We sure do! We both share a passion for travel and would love to accompany you to your favorite destination for your wedding. Contact us for destination wedding and elopement pricing!!

What equipment do you use?

We use professional Nikon equipment and have back ups for our back ups:) (We are OCD like that...:)

Are you insured?

Yep! We have two million dollars in liability as well as equipment coverage.

When do we receive our photos?

Each image is color corrected and edited by us. We share your photos with you via a private online gallery and get them back to you within 8 weeks. The images are Hi Res files and are not watermarked in any way.

Do you offer Albums?

Yes!! We love albums and have several options that we offer. Album design takes about 4 weeks once we have received your selected images. You will have a first draft in about 4 weeks. Then, we offer two digital revisions before sending the final product to be printed. Shipping takes 2-4 weeks upon order.

Clients Testimonials
Bailey + Blake | Californos Wedding | Kansas City, MO
Bailey and Blake
"Words cannot describe how satisfied we are with our experience with Rick and Mel. They are some of the most genuine, kind-hearted people that we have had the honor of meeting. Everything from booking to engagement pictures to the day of was seamless thanks to them! Blake and I instantly knew Rick and Mel were a perfect match for us when we took engagement pictures with them in the fall - they were easy to relate to and obviously loved their jobs. In between engagement pictures and the actual wedding, Mel helped me develop a timeline for the day of the wedding. She was able to send it out to our other wedding vendors and streamlined the whole process. It was a HUGE relief to have someone who knew how weddings worked was there to help me plan our day out. In addition to that, Rick and Mel were both available throughout the whole process to answer questions and offer advice. When it came to the day of the wedding, it was such a joy to see Rick and Mel. I honestly was looking forward to my wedding day to see them again! (that was just one of the many reasons) :) They captured so many beautiful moments. They were prepared and organized so they kept us on schedule for the day. Above all, Rick and Mel made our family and friends feel seen and loved. I received a comment from a family member that Mel personally came and talked to her and complimented her on how beautiful she looked. Rick and Mel were one of the best decisions we could have made for our wedding day. They weren't just our 'wedding photographers', they were our friends! Highly, highly, highly recommend."
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Maddie + Blake | Barn at Riverbend Garden Party Wedding | Peculiar, MO
Maddie and Blake
"Rick and Melanie did an incredible job capturing our wedding day. They made us feel comfortable and at ease on a day that is filled with crazy emotions. We wanted our wedding photographers to capture the candid moments of our day, and Rick and Melanie did just that! Our wedding photos are beautiful, and we will treasure them for the rest of our lives. I would recommend Rick and Melanie to anyone looking for wedding or engagement photographers."
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Nicole + Abed |California Desert Boho Wedding | San Diego, CA
Nicole and Abed
"When I first saw their Instagram, I fell in love. Their style was exactly what I was looking for. I could not say enough good things about them ! First of all, it was the most easiest process we had to deal with during our wedding planning; they were so flexible and easy to work with considering we were states apart. They answered all our questions and went beyond our needs to make sure we were doing good. All in all, it was such a great experience and they made it so much easier for us. Their work, dedication & love are clearly shown through the day and in the pictures. Thank you Rick and Melanie, you guys are the best. :)"
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Romantic Industrial Firestone Building Wedding
Jeremy and Kari
"My wife and I are beyond thrilled and thankful that we chose Rick and Melanie to capture our wedding day in downtown Kansas City. From the moment we begin our email exchanges, to the day of our wedding, everything went easy and flawless! They made us feel comfortable and at ease throughout the entire day. Even though our wedding day was threatened with rain, Rick and Melanie were flexible and worked with us to capture some wonderful moments from the day. Our photos arrived promptly after the wedding and we have enjoyed reliving our special day through them. Thank you both for all your help and artistic eyes!" -Jeremy and Kari
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Brittany+Kyle | Outdoor Prairiewood Wedding | Manhattan KS
Brittany and Kyle
"My husband and I can not say enough good things about Rick and Melanie! It was apparent the duo have a true passion for their career and take pride in their work. They were easy to get ahold of and was one of the keys in helping our day go seamless. Their style is exactly what we wanted. They captured our day in a way that told an elegant story, that we are now able go back through the pictures to relive and enjoy every aspect of the busy day. Our pictures are absolutely beautiful, we even have had several people tell us our pictures look like we belong in a wedding magazine. We could have not asked for a better duo to help make our dream day come true. Thank you Rick and Melanie -Brittany and Kyle Goracke"
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Zach and Maddi
"The gift of well experienced photographers could not be more highlighted in a wedding than my wife and I's! Just before our outdoor ceremony began, a thunderstorm began to approach and rained for the first 10 min. As everyone was scrambling to decide if we should move indoors, Rick and Melanie were calm and cool. The weather forecast showed a 30 min window so we risked keeping it outside. Just after the ceremony finished and moments after everyone was inside for the reception, a torrential downpour altered our plans for pictures. They snapped a couple of our bridal party just before the storm hit, but had to move family pictures into the reception barn. Most of the bridal party and some of the immediate family were stuck with us inside one of the houses on the property, and had to wait out the storm before we could reach the barn. During this time, Rick and Melanie were composed as they directed the almost chaotic crowd in order to make use of the rain delay with some immediate family pictures. After the storm passed, everyone was mesmerized by the beauty in the sky left behind. Rick and Melanie took immediate advantage of this and rushed us outside for some of the most incredible bride and groom pictures we've ever seen. Although things didn't go according to plan due to the weather, Rick and Melanie adjusted perfectly and we can't express our appreciation for them enough."
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WEDDING DAY

collections

Each investment always includes:
Two Photographers
Professionally edited Hi Res files
Online gallery to download, share photos
and order prints
Full printing rights to the images
Half day coverage begins at $2,500
Full day coverage begins at $3,200

ENGAGEMENT

Session

2 Hour session
Two Photographers
Professionally edited Hi Res files
Online gallery to download, share photos
and order prints
Full printing rights to the images
$400

All prices are subject to applicable taxes

FAMILY AND MATERNITY

Sessions

90 minutes-2 hours
Two locations
Pre session consultation
Professionally edited Hi Res file
Online gallery to download, share photos and
order prints
Full printing rights to the images
Sessions begin at $350

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