Jessica McHale Photography

Wedding Photography Pricing


The most important thing to me is that you are over the moon happy with my work. Once that happens, let's find the right photography coverage for your day!

Wedding packages are structured simply to allow for customization of coverage, engagement session, albums, and additional photographers, among other things. Included for every client:

  • Jessica McHale as your photographer
  • Pre-wedding planning session
  • Fully-enhanced collection of jpeg files
  • Approx. 80-100 images/hr
  • Travel included to Newport, Mystic, Cape Cod, Boston, Worcester, & everywhere in between
  • A full year of a password-protected online gallery
  • Image turnaround within 6 weeks
  • Packages range from $3700-$8200

Special pricing for intimate, local weddings with five hours of coverage and booked within five months of the wedding date starting at $2600. Maximum of four per calendar year.



Why choose Jessica McHale Photography?


When it comes to wedding coverage, experience is important. I photographed my first wedding in 2002 and fell in love with the flow of the day, the endlessly changing creative opportunities, delivering a gorgeous collection of images, and the relationships built with clients.

I am also one of those people who asks A LOT of questions. Especially when it comes to making big decisions! I need to know every detail and understand that you do, too. After photographing hundreds of weddings, families, and corporate assignments throughout New England I am happy to share knowledge with you. So if you read below and still have questions....ask away!



I PHOTOGRAPH PEOPLE
I have spent my career photographing people. The way they interact, the way a couple looks at each other. Hugs where you can see the squeeze and laughter with so much joy you can see it. I photograph all people, celebrate every couple, and look forward to learning about your family.


FOR THE LOVE OF BLACK AND WHITE
You may have noticed that I absolutely love the feel of black and white images! I love that they convey emotion without distraction, and really accentuate gorgeous light and moments. I have delivered weddings in 100% black and white, in 100% color, and everything in between. It’s a conversation I have with every couple and ultimately deliver what YOU love. In every wedding, there are a few images that work well in both, and in those cases they are delivered in both black & white and color.


ONLY THE BEST EQUIPMENT
A wide range of professional Nikon bodies and fast, prime lenses with multiple back-ups. in 2021 I added a full lineup of mirrorless Sony gear to my collection and use whatever brand is most appropriate for the situation - they all have their strengths! I love to chat about equipment (I taught darkroom photography for several semesters) so feel free to ask away!

*If you are interested in an authentic film look, I have an extensive array of Hasselblad 2 1/4 and 35mm film cameras that I photographed weddings with exclusively until 2007. I am happy to incorporate that timeless look into your wedding day with a few rolls of film for a nominal fee.



DIGITAL FILES
Each image is captured in RAW format, edited individually and converted to a print-ready JPEG file. Your collection of hi-resolution digital jpeg files are included in every package. 5 years of backup at the studio as well as a print release for personal use is all detailed in your contract.



WEDDING ALBUMS
You can either select a package that includes one or add one at any time. Albums are all designed in-studio using your favorites from the gallery. The designs themselves are simple and clean, and tell the story of your day. I use a US-based printing company I absolutely love and create truly timeless pieces. The pages themselves are a thick, but flexible, paper with printing that creates gorgeous colors and details. These albums have a true fine-art feel to them. Cover choices are vast, and can be customized to fit your personality and wedding style. Albums are included in two of the three wedding packages. Contact the studio to see some in person!


SOMETIMES TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE. SOMETIMES.
I have a very talented team of people that I love to work with, and bring one with me about half of the time. After shooting weddings for over a decade, I find that I prefer photographing most weddings solo. It provides a unique connection to the people and event, and I am extremely comfortable covering all angles of a wedding. For 7-8 hours of coverage at one to two locations, this is usually ideal. If your wedding logistics call for it at any point throughout the day, I will absolutely bring a second photographer or assistant. I have worked with teams as large as three photographers plus assistants to cover very elaborate, multi-day events.



AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH
Yes, I will travel to your wedding! I love to travel and would be happy to accompany you to your perfect wedding location if my schedule allows. Adventure travel or creative elopements earn extra style points in my book (read the About page if you haven't already). Please note; full contract rates in addition to accommodations will apply. Two-day photography coverage included in these special packages..

Newport, Providence, Boston, Worcester and Cape Cod are all easy driving distances for me that do not incur travel fees. Beyond a 2 hour drive each way (from Newport, RI) requires one nights accommodations.



DETAILS MAKE ME SWOON
I don’t showcase them much here on the website, but I do love to photograph them. Must-have images like a charm from your grandparent on the bouquet, or a piece of your mom’s wedding gown sewn into your own, are noted before the wedding so we don’t miss anything important. Everything else from flowers, favors, shoes… it’s all covered as we move throughout the day. Check out a few favorites below!


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