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Natasha McGuire Photography

Natasha McGuire

Greater St. Louis and Kansas City, MO and Northern California
707.892.3565
www.natashamcguire.com

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What Wedding Workshop has to say about this Partner:

We have been keeping a very close eye on Natasha since we started Wedding Workshop and we are so happy to have her as part of our team.  She’s a true pleasure to work with and she really has a superpower of getting people to relax in front of the camera.  You’ll be smiling naturally in no time and forget that you’re “on camera” with her behind the lens.  She’s visionary and loves to capture the smallest of details so when you’re viewing your pictures – even you didn’t know those moments happened!

What makes you different?

Over the years, I’ve developed tips and tricks to help us capture real smiles and real emotion and have fun during our photo shoot! For example, when photographing a couple, I might ask each person silly/simple questions like: “If your partner were a color, what color would they be?”. I would then start snapping photos while they answered and each person is naturally smiling. I also have more romantic type of prompts which help them think about different times in their relationship and helps distract them from the fact that they are being photographed!

What would be your “Walking Up to Home Plate” song that gets you pumped up?

“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

Below is an extensive Q&A we hope you find valuable and gives you an insight into the quality of work you can expect from this vendor.

I started in 2011 and went full time in 2013.

Primary photojournalism and candid. I realize not all moments can be candid so, I give my clients prompts to help guide them during the photo session. This helps us capture real smiles and real emotion. I also feel some traditional posed shots on a wedding day are important. It’s a very special day where all of your closest friends and family have gathered together. I want to capture their smiles and love with everyone looking at the camera as well.

I prefer a mix. I always meet with my couples even if it’s just a Skype call. I want to hear what they have envisioned for the day and get a feel for what is most important to them. Then on the day of and with the help of a timeline, I will capture these moments as they unfold.

Yes. I also photograph other special events including: Corporate Events, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Wedding Showers and Baby Showers. I also photograph portraits including: Engagement Sessions, High School Senior Photos, Family Photos and Head shots.

Yes, here is a wedding with a large wedding party in Hannibal, MO: https://natashamcguirephotography.pixieset.com/danetteandrobswedding/

Here is a recent wedding photographed at Barnett on Washington, Hotel Saint Louis and Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton, MO: https://natashamcguirephotography.pixieset.com/holleyandkylesweddingday/

I have a wedding questionnaire that helps map out the day. I also have a family portrait lists and a printed wedding guide.

Yes. This will definitely helps us capture all of your must-haves! I also like to ask that the list is shared with both partners and their families and friends if possible. That way they will know that you are requesting a photo of them! The more communication the better!

Two. A consultation at the beginning planning stage and a second consultations to talk about the details of the wedding around the 4 week out mark.

I offer in person photo reveals. If that is not an option, an online gallery.

Yes. I photograph with two cameras, multiple lenses and multiple types of lighting.

One popular collection includes 8 hours of coverage, the edited and lightly retouched digital files and an engagement session. This collection is $3600.

Yes, it includes an engagement session in either the St. Louis or Kansas City area.

Wedding albums start at $1300. They feature luster photo pages that are flush mounted with a seamless look. Covers come in a variety of colors and materials to match your wedding’s them. Albums start with 40 images and standard debossing.  Additional photos can be added. Cover upgrades are available.

Light retouching is always included. Difficult retouching is subject to additional charge.

Yes, I enjoy visiting venues! I’m happy to visit with the couple as well!

Yes, I enjoy taking the “getting ready” images! Let’s  make sure you select a photography collection with enough hours to cover this part of the day.  There are no extra fees for numerous locations.

I provide a full set of color images and a full set of black and white images!

Guests are welcome to download the web-size versions with my logo in the corner.

Images are provided via an online gallery.

Please allow up to 3 weeks for album design times. After you have approved your design and made your final payment then your album will be ordered. Please allow up to 5 weeks for production and shipping.

Yes, we ask that your photographers eat at the same time that the couple eats. That way we are ready to start shooting again as soon as they are finished eating.

No travel charges for the Saint Louis area. Locations outside of Saint Louis are subject to a travel charge.

$1,000 retainer is required.

30 days prior to your event.

Clients must send notification in writing, signed by the contracted party, via Certified Mail by the United States Post Office, prior to the original wedding date, to Natasha McGuire Photography at 4128 Holly Hills Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63116. Natasha McGuire Photography shall retain clients retainer as liquidated damages, and clients shall be held liable for the payment of the A La Carte Value of all services provided up to the time of cancellation. (More information in wedding contract.)

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