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Click here to skip ahead and view our wedding portfolio. Read on to learn more about our wedding photography services and rates.  Our wedding portfolio is also below all of our wedding information on this page. 

Investing in a GOOD wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you can make about your wedding day. Long after the food, drinks, and reception revelries are gone, you will have memories of the love between your spouse, friends, and family that will last a lifetime. Shouldn't you ensure that the imagery from your most important day is also memorialized in the highest quality possible? Don't leave the most important day of your lives to your photo-enthusiast "Uncle Bob" and his DSLR camera.

For our personal wedding ethos, read our Blog post "Why should your photographer take your wedding seriously?" and see why your wedding is important to us! You will also find other interesting wedding topics in our blog so feel free to browse and let us know if you have any questions.  For another shameless plug, we encourage you to read our blog post about the importance of hiring a good wedding planner.  Check that out here!  You're welcome!

Consider PhotoActive Photography! PhotoActive offers stylized wedding photography services specializing in creating artistic, color, and black & white images for designer albums, metallic prints, and other keepsakes. Unlimited fully-edited digital images on DVD/USB come with all packages. We offer in-studio (and on-location) engagement sessions and haute couture bridal or "glamorize the dress" sessions! "Trash the dress" sessions are also available!  Get an old wedding dress from Salvation Army and have fun!

If our featured wedding packages do not fit your wedding needs, contact us and we can tailor a package just for you! All prices and discounts subject to change without notice. We will honor prices and discounts presented and discussed at the time of booking or pre-wedding consultation. All of our wedding packages provide UNLIMITED copyright released, full-sized, high-resolution images (without logo or watermark).

Talk to PhotoActive about complete details and exclusions. Call Chuck to set up an appointment if you are in the Bay area. If you are planning a destination wedding here in Florida, Chuck will meet with you at your convenience when you are in the Bay area planning your wedding. When you meet, Chuck will show you album and coffee table book samples as well as other wedding keepsakes.  Additionally, he can email you online previews of other albums he's designed for previous clients. 

View some third-party wedding reviews here - Wedfolio Reviews. If it's not possible to meet in person in a timely fashion, Chuck is also available to meet/conference via SKYPE!!! All package details and rates are fully negotiable (all REASONABLE offers will be considered).

Contact PhotoActive for additional information on photography guidelines, image selection, payment policies and options, booking, and availability. PhotoActive offers a wide range of coffee table books, photo albums, metallic prints, wedding greeting cards, announcements, and other wedding keepsakes.

Chuck can capture your wedding using photojournalistic and/or traditional styles!!!  Fully embracing the "Fusion of Photography and Graphics Artistry" slogan, we expertly edit all wedding images in a process you guide from start to finish.  Chuck can create stunning color, black & white, and other artistic edits for you.  Whatever you prefer, PhotoActive Photography can deliver.

Wedding Rates

For your convenience, our wedding rates and specials are listed below!  All packages are negotiable so counter-proposals are always considered.

PhotoActive Discounts

We offer 20% active military discounts, 10% public service employee discounts (teachers, public safety, etc.), and 10% government employee discounts (NOTE: Proof of employee status required; these discounts are not cumulative unless stated otherwise) on any wedding package!!!

See below for other WEDDING SPECIALS and DISCOUNTS which are updated at least monthly! All prices and discounts subject to change without notice. We will honor prices and discounts presented here at the time of booking or pre-event/wedding consultation.

Wedding Specials for April 2020 (only)

• Clients booking the DIGITAL SHORT & SWEET wedding package with us by APRIL 30, 2020 will get an in-studio OR on-location BRIDAL SESSION ("glamourize the dress") and ONE BONUS HOUR of coverage at no additional cost! Includes your favorite 20 edited digital images! Contact us for complete details!

• Clients booking the MUCH ADO wedding package with us by APRIL 30, 2020 will get TWO BONUS HOURS of coverage at no additional cost! Contact us for complete details!

• Clients booking the DIGITAL MAXX wedding package with us by APRIL 30, 2020 will receive a $300.00 (USD) discount AND a before or after on-location OR in-studio modeling shoot for the lovely Bride at no additional cost! Includes a framed  8x10 inch print of your favorite shot and your favorite 20 high-resolution edited digital images! Contact us for complete details!

• Clients booking the BIG DAY wedding package before APRIl 30, 2020 will receive an on-location "Glamourize OR Trash the Dress" session at no extra cost! Includes a framed 8x10 inch print of your favorite shot and your favorite 20 high-resolution edited digital images! Contact us for complete details!

• Clients booking the WEDDING BLISS wedding package before APRIL 30, 2020 will receive a 10 inch digital frame to display your favorite wedding images at no additional cost! Contact us for complete details!  

Wedding Rates & Process Information

Our normal time to complete the editing process for your wedding images is 4 - 8 weeks, depending upon the length of your wedding, number of images taken, how busy the season is, etc.  We will keep you abreast of our progress via regular communication.    

For your wedding, as applicable, we will create an image gallery for your engagement session, bridal session, wedding preparation, wedding ceremony, wedding formals and group shots, and reception pictures.  Additionally, we will create a "snapshot" gallery consisting of some of the best shots from your entire wedding experience to create a storybook feel.  You manage the process by guiding our editing and setting passwords for sharing your wedding with friends and family on your terms. 

Don't want to have to worry about hair and make up on your Wedding Day? We've got that included in select packages and the best part is that our inclusive packages probably cost less money than that of many of our peers' price points for just photography. This makes a better value for your budget.  I encourage you to compare and contrast and you'll see for yourselves.  Another selling point is that you are not going in blind with our packages - you get a "test run" with our make-up artists and stylists (where applicable) for the engagement session! Allow PhotoActive Photography to check off another box for you. We are here to make your life easier!     


Featured Wedding Packages for APRIL 2020!


The Digital Short & Sweet - (Everything you need!)

Up to FOUR hours same-day coverage;

Online wedding image hosting, proofing, and print ordering galleries for 12 months;

Formal engagement session with 20 edited images on DVD or USB drive;

Unlimited high-resolution fully edited digital images on DVD or USB drive (usually between 600 - 900 edited images); 

(includes copyright releases) --- $699.00


The Much Ado - (BRAND NEW PACKAGE FOR 2020!)

Up to SIX hours same-day coverage;

Professional Make-up artist for the Bride (wedding day AND engagement session);

OPTIONAL - Professional Make-up artist for the Bridesmaids on Wedding Day (price upcharge varies depending upon size of party; contact us for details);

Online wedding image hosting, proofing, and print ordering galleries for 12 months;

Formal engagement session with 20 edited images on DVD or USB drive;

Unlimited high-resolution fully edited digital images on DVD or USB drive (usually between 900 - 1200 edited images); 

(includes copyright releases) --- $999.00


The Digital MAXX - (All digital awesomeness!)

Up to EIGHT hours of same-day coverage;

Professional Make-up artist for the Bride (wedding day AND engagement session);

OPTIONAL - Professional Make-up artist for the Bridesmaids on Wedding Day (price upcharge varies depending upon size of party; contact us for details);

Professional hairstylist for the Bride on Wedding Day;

Online wedding image hosting, proofing, and print ordering galleries for 12 months;

Formal engagement session with 20 edited images on DVD or USB drive;

Unlimited high-resolution fully edited digital images on DVD or USB drive (usually between 1500 - 1800 edited images);

(includes copyright releases) --- $1,599.00


The Big Day - (The package for the best day of your life!)

Up to EIGHT hours of same-day coverage;

Professional Make-up artist for the Bride (wedding day AND engagement session);

Professional Make-up artist for the Mother-of-the-Bride AND Maid/Matron of Honor (wedding day);

Professional Make-up artist for up to THREE Bridesmaids on Wedding Day (price upcharge for more than three Bridesmaids; contact us for details);

Professional hairstylist for the Bride on Wedding Day and engagement session;

Online wedding image hosting, proofing, and print ordering galleries for 12 months;

Formal engagement session with 20 edited images on DVD or USB drive;

8 x 8 inch Zookbinder Lustre Book (with 20 printed sides, leather cover, custom page design, various layouts and styles);

Unlimited high-resolution fully edited digital images on DVD or USB drive (usually between 1500 - 1800 edited images);

(includes copyright releases) --- $2,399.00


The Wedding Bliss - (Happiness is completeness!)

Up to TEN hours of same-day coverage;

Includes a SECOND DAY of up to 8 hours coverage for bachelor/bachelorette parties or other extended wedding celebrations;

Two photographers covering your wedding day;

Professional Make-up artist for the Bride (wedding day AND engagement session);

Professional Make-up artist for the Bridesmaids on Wedding Day (includes up to SIX bridesmaids; additional charges apply for parties larger than six; contact us for details);

Professional Make-up artist for the Mother-of-the-Bride on Wedding Day;

Professional Hairstylist for the Bride and Mother-of-the-Bride on Wedding Day and for the Bride on  the engagement session;

Professional Hairstylist for the Bridesmaids on Wedding Day (includes up to SIX Bridesmaids; additional charges apply for parties larger than six; contact us for details);

Reception studio-quality portraits of wedding party, guests, family, & friends on a background we provide (includes second photographer to take these portraits); 

Formal engagement session with 20 edited images on DVD or USB drive and framed 8x10 print (in-studio option available);

Formal "glamourize the dress" Bridal session with images on DVD or USB drive and framed 8x10 print (in-studio available); 

Online wedding image hosting, proofing, and print ordering galleries for 12 months;

Two 8x10 framed prints of Bride & Groom's Favorite wedding images;

10 x 10 inch Zookbinder Lustre Book (with 30 printed sides, leather cover, custom page design, various layouts and styles);

Unlimited high-resolution fully edited digital images on DVD or USB drive (usually between 1800 - 2400 images);

(includes copyright releases) --- $3,399.00


Prices and specials subject to change without notice. All package details and rates are fully negotiable (all REASONABLE offers will be considered) and can be customized to fit your specific needs. Contact PhotoActive for additional information on photography guidelines, image selection, payment policies and options, booking, and availability.  All discounts must be redeemed prior to contract signing. Unless stated in writing, no discounts are cumulative. Various available options for package additions include hairstylists, make-up artists, wedding albums and photobooks, wedding greeting cards, announcements, etc. Contact PhotoActive for more options and pricing. 


Consider Prints

PhotoActive offers an eclectic mix of wedding packages to fit all wedding budgets. Although we provide all of your wedding images digitally on DVD in ALL of our packages, we encourage our clients to consider upgrading to packages which include photo albums and loose prints, as well. Each wedding offers various coupons and prints packages to guests, friends, and family for even MORE value! The reason is simple: More often than not, most if not all of your digital images will never be printed and remain on your PC and wedding DVDs forever. 

Just ask yourself, "How many of my vacation photos are still in that same 'My Pictures' folder that have gone un-printed?" While we have the best intentions to print the ones we love most, we are all busy and sometimes we never get around to doing it (and trust me - I am guilty of this, too). There is still something special about the portability of having a 4x6 print of your handsome groom or beautiful bride taped to your mirror or on your office desk in a lovely frame. There is still something magical about giving a loved one an 8x10 print of you and your spouse from your wedding day.

Having a beautifully designed coffee table book of your wedding day to show off to your friends and family when they visit your home is one of the best reasons to order a photo album. Additionally, as a keepsake, your wedding album can be passed down to future generations as a tangible reminder of your love and dedication to family. So consider investing in one of our custom-designed photo albums and loose prints at the front end and you will be happy you did!