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WELCOME.

First of all, congratulations on your engagement! This is one of your greatest adventures and we are seriously honored you’re considering bringing us along. We value your time and your investment, so we’ve put together this little guide to give you an idea of how we do things, what you can expect from us, and your pricing options.

If you have any questions, you should always feel free to text or e-mail Abbi directly. We're here for you!

512-826-0403 | abbihearne@gmail.com



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THIS IS US

We are Abbi and Callen Hearne, a husband and wife photography team living on the road as full-time nomads. We consider ourselves outdoor adventure enthusiasts and in our free time you can find us rock climbing, mountain biking, skydiving, and exploring new places!

We live out of our van full time, road tripping around the western US chasing beautiful places and grand adventures. We specialize in outdoor weddings and due to our always-changing address (or lack thereof), we’re not tied down to one location. We’ll happily travel anywhere in the world. One of our favorite things about being wedding photographers is the connection we build with our clients. We go from being strangers meeting over coffee (or on FaceTime across the country) to close friends. We believe the best way to serve our clients is to go beyond the beautiful photos and give them a meaningful experience. 

Over the past two years of traveling all over the west, we've fallen in love with a number of places and while we don't plan on fully settling down anytime soon, our top two places are Moab, Utah and Yosemite National Park in California. As you'll see in our 2019 travel schedule, these places are where we'll be spending a majority of our time. We have also opened up four months of the year (January, February, July, and August) as "open destinations" where we're planning to travel to places the van can't go like Hawaii, New Zealand, Patagonia, Switzerland, or anywhere else in the world! These dates can all be found here.

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WHY YOU WANT US

We realize this may sound like we're a little full of ourselves, but the honest truth is we truly are the top of the line. When it comes to adventure elopements in the Western US, we believe you can't find anyone better. This is reflected in our extensive portfolio, our vast knowledge of the regions, and our continuous growth. When we gave up a solid address to live on the road full time, we fully committed to this lifestyle and this job. We are constantly exploring new areas, day dreaming how we can serve our clients better, researching what other photographers offer, and evaluating what we can do to continue surprising our clients with an experience that is beyond what they could've hoped when they first e-mailed us. We can guarantee you that we care about this deeply. We care about you and we continually evaluate how we can go beyond your expectations. 

The Relationship

From the very first email, you've probably already noticed how invested we are in knowing you. We want to form a relationship with you that means when we do finally meet up in person, we're skipping the formal handshake and going straight to hugs. We believe that the best photos come out when you're being yourselves and when you feel comfortable around us. We also believe that by knowing you two specifically and applying our vast knowledge of locations, opportunities, and wedding/elopement details, we can help you dream up a wedding day that 100% reflects you two. We accomplish this deep relationship by booking less and pouring into each client we have. We like to say we are professional blind-double-daters, but the reality is by the time we're meeting up in person, we're far from blind. By then, we know you well enough to capture your true selves on the most important day of your lives.

Location Scouting

We are explorers through and through. Our absolute favorite day-off activity is finding a random dirt road to drive down and explore a new area by "car-hiking" and stopping along the way to venture by foot. Callen spends a ton of his free time trolling google maps, dropping pins in places that look interesting and then figuring out the best way to get there whether it's by driving, dirt biking, or by foot. We dream of owning two para-motors one day so we can explore the land like birds, but we need to figure out how we'll fit them in the van first. This constant exploration leads us to the most amazing places, and considering our profession you best bet we're always scouting perfect spots for intimate ceremonies and adventurous engagement sessions. While we're always willing to go to your favorite spot, we also have a never-ending list of dream locations we'd love to show you. Whether you're looking for sweeping views, narrow canyons, a literal mountain-top, or a meadow surrounded by snowy peaks, we can reccomend a few, and most of our favorites are almost always empty. 

Details + Planning

We often joke that because our elopement couples have opted to forgo all the wedding details they feel unnecessary, we take on the role of planner, stylist, hiking guide, coordinator, best friend (ceremony witnesses!!), and so on. The thing is - we love that. Honestly, a lot of our couples are choosing to elope because they don't want to deal with all of the ~wedding~ stuff that stresses them out, so we gladly help with picking out attire (yes, Abbi will send you a personalized list of dresses based on your location and preferences!), recommending vendors if you do want florals, make up, an officiant, etc, creating a custom timeline and order of events that suits your needs and desires, and so on. Pretty much anytime you have a question during your planning process, we'll happily talk through it with you and offer suggestions that are suited to your personality and vision for your day.

Story telling

Not to sound fluffy, but this is what we're really here for. You're hiring us to implement the points above and tell a story true to you. We will get to know you, your desires and your passions, what makes you unique, and we'll combine that information with our extensive knowledge and experience in various regions and shooting various weddings to create a day that reflects you two. Our goal is that throughout your wedding day, your constantly reminded "oh, that's why we did this!" as you fall more in love with your partner and with the environment you've chosen to marry in. We also hope that whether you have guests in attendance, or friends viewing photos back home afterwards, the people in your circle learn more about you two through their own experience of your wedding day. We watch for all the little details and while we'll be capturing a lot of amazing photos that you'll be itching to see as soon as possible, we'll also fill your gallery with little moments you didn't even know were happening, or you didn't even remember until you saw the photo. We want our photos to take you right back to those moments and feelings when you're viewing them one month later and 60 years later. 

the bottom line

We value you. We value your wedding day. We believe you deserve the best possible experience for this once in a lifetime event. When you work with us, you get so much more than a set of amazing photos, you get our knowledge of places, our passion, our stoke, and our friendship. We get that we aren't the right photographers for everyone - but if you've made it this far and you're nodding your head in excitement at the idea of committing your love in one of the world's most beautiful places and spending the day focusing on each other instead of coordinating a hundred vendors, I'm pretty dang sure we're who you're looking for. So let's do the dang thing!

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WEDDING PACKAGES

 

 


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ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS

+ coverage with both Abbi and Callen

+ unlimited consultation

+ planning assistance including a customized timeline, vendor recommendations, location suggestions and more

+ access to our extensive wedding and session planning guides

+ online gallery of edited, high-res digital files with unlimited downloads and personal printing rights

+ all travel fees included!

four Hours | up to 5 guests | $7000

typically includes up to a 4 mile hike, ceremony coverage, portraits in various locations, optional picnic/first dance/champagne celebration, or getting ready photos

five Hours | up to 15 guests | $7800

typically includes up to a 3 mile portraits hike without guests, ceremony coverage, portraits in various locations, optional picnic/first dance/champagne celebration, or getting ready photos

Additional Hours | $600/hour


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INTIMATE WEDDINGS

+ coverage with both Abbi and Callen

+ unlimited consultation

+ planning assistance including a customized timeline, vendor recommendations, location suggestions and more

+ access to our extensive wedding and session planning guides

+ online gallery of edited, high-res digital files with unlimited downloads and personal printing rights

+ all travel fees included!

six Hours | up to 25 Guests | $8000

typically includes up to a 3 mile portraits hike without guests, ceremony coverage, family/group photos, optional picnic/first dance/champagne celebration, and/or getting ready photos

Additional Hours | $800/hour


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ADDITIONAL SERVICES


ADVENTURE SESSIONS | Two Hours | $2500

this allows up to two miles of hiking and a variety of portraits in unique locations.

+ unlimited consultation and planning assistance including location suggestions, outfit advice and more

+ access to our extensive session planning guide

+ online gallery of edited, high-res digital files with unlimited downloads and personal printing rights

+ all travel fees included!


destination weddings | anywhere in the world| $3500 All Expenses

add-on to any of the above packages. for elopements or intimate weddings (up to 25 guests) anywhere in the world that do not fit in our current travel schedule and will require flights, car rental, and lodging. All fees included in price.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

how do i book?

To reserve your date, you simply need to sign our contract and pay a non-refundable deposit. This will all be done online through our booking website. After you e-mail us, we will walk you through these steps. 

where are you based?

Good question. More like, where are we not based? We live on the road full-time running our business out of our (highly-reliable, 2017, well-organized) van. We are open to building our travel schedule (eligible with elopement and intimate wedding packages) anywhere in western US, including California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and Wyoming. We especially love the southwest desert of Utah and the mountains of California, so you'll notice our schedule has us primarily in Yosemite National Park in California or Moab/surrounding area in Utah. We are also thrilled to have specific months designated for "open destinations" where we're planning to travel to places the van can't go like Hawaii, New Zealand, Patagonia, Switzerland, or anywhere else in the world! These dates can all be found here.

CAN i see a full wedding gallery?

Yes absolutely! What we choose to show on our website and social media isn't always a full representation of an entire wedding day. Simply ask us for a link to either an intimate wedding or elopement via e-mail and we'll gladly send it over. 

Who owns the copyright to my images?

While we'll retain the copyright of the images from your wedding day, our contract gives personal print and media permissions to our clients for any non-commercial usage. If you have any concerns about privacy, please let us know.

When will i see my images?

You can expect a preview from your wedding day or session posted to our Facebook page within three days of your event and an e-mail containing your full gallery within six weeks of your event.

CAN we add on sessions and extras after booking?

Absolutely! You are welcome to add on sessions (including a day-after session) any time up to the day after your wedding day. You can elect to add on hours as late as the moment we are scheduled to leave, as long as it fits in our schedule. Please note our schedule books quickly, so if you anticipate wanting to book additional sessions with us, we'd urge you to start that conversation as soon as possible. If you choose to have us stay longer, just let us know and we will add it to your online invoice afterwards. You can choose to add on an album anytime within 6 months after your images are delivered.

Do you only shoot elopements and intimate weddings?

Yes. We have found that specializing allows us to better serve our clients and maintain our ideal lifestyle balance. We loved our time shooting bigger weddings in the past, and have nothing against them, but beginning in 2019 we will no longer be booking anything with more than 25 guests.

Are you going to book up when I'm trying to decide if I want to work with you?

It can happen. We don't have ways to tell the future (I wish!) so its completely up to you to secure us when you know you want to work with us. Sometimes it'll take months to book up a range of dates, sometimes they fill the week we open them up. We operate on a first come, first served basis and will not reserve a date until your deposit is paid and contract signed.

I love your work, but my budget is $XXXX, can you work with that?

We genuinely believe everyone deserves amazing wedding photos, but out of fairness to ourselves and our clients, we will not change our prices for individual couples. Our packages are created out of a lot of experience shooting adventurous weddings and we are not willing to reduce the hours booked for any sort of discount. 


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THANK YOU

Thank you for reaching out to us about your upcoming wedding. We feel absolutely honored that you would consider having us join you on such a special day. 

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to meeting you!

Abbi + Callen Hearne
www.thehearnes.com
@abbihearne | @callenhearne

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