Pricing

As an Inland Empire wedding photographer, my goal is to serve the needs of as many couples who might be interested in Ryan Bethke Photography as I can.  In addition to providing a variety of packages which encompass the options suitable to most couples, the packages may of course be customized, and I also provide my services a la carte, so that you are able to get the type and amount of coverage that best meets your needs.  

Every wedding is different, but my ideal day of shooting your wedding starts with at least an hour of getting ready/pre-ceremony photography and ends with about an hour of main reception photography following dinner.  In there, along with ceremony photography, of course, and family/wedding party photography, I would love to have the time, about an hour, to make some truly memorable images of the two of you, perhaps at multiple locations

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Bold-faced text indicates additions to previous package.

Bronze Package ($1500)

  • Extensive pre-wedding consulting
  • 6 hours of wedding day photography (one photographer)
  • Online wedding gallery for one year to view images and order prints
  • Unlimited processed and edited, high-resolution, digital image files with full printing rights

Silver Package ($2500)

  • Extensive pre-wedding consulting
  • 6 hours of wedding day photography (one photographer)
  • Engagement session or 1 extra hour of coverage
  • Online engagement and wedding galleries for one year to view images and order prints
  • Unlimited processed and edited, high-resolution, digital image files with full printing rights
  • Flushmount, 10" x 10" lay-flat album with up to 16 spreads/80 images (1 spread = 2 pages)

Gold Package ($3300)

  • Extensive pre-wedding consulting
  • 8 hours of wedding day photography (one photographer)
  • Second photographer for the day
  • Engagement session or 1 extra hour of coverage
  • Online engagement and wedding galleries for one year to view images and order prints
  • Unlimited processed and edited, high-resolution, digital image files with full printing rights
  • Flushmount, 10" x 10" lay-flat album with up to 16 spreads/80 images (1 spread = 2 pages)

A la carte:

  • Each hour of wedding day photography (includes unlimited, processed and edited, high-resolution, digital image files with full printing rights and online wedding gallery for one year to view images and order prints) - $250
  • Engagement session at a location of your choosing - $250
  • 2nd photographer for the day - $300 (up to 8 hours)
  • Flushmount, 10" x 10" lay-flat album with up to 16 spreads/80 images (1 spread = 2 pages) - $750  (Other sizes available upon request)

For travel more than 100 miles from Hemet, CA, there is a mileage fee at current IRS rates, 57.5 cents per mile. 

All prices include sales tax.


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"Ryan was able to capture so many great moments of our day not by directing but by capturing the moments as they happened, and being able to photograph the pure happiness and joy from us to all of our guests."
 

-Emily and DJ


Frequently Asked Questions

  • We love your work, but your prices are a little out of our budget.  What can we do?

 

I don't expect one price point to work for everybody.  Please, get in touch with me so we can talk about exactly what you need and what you have to work with, and so we can get to know each other a little bit.  I know our conversation will result in something we all feel comfortable with.

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  • We weren't planning on having an engagement session.  Is it really necessary?  Should we have one?

An engagement session is a wonderful opportunity for the two of you to spend some time together, just hanging out, and end up with beautiful photographs showcasing your relationship and your love for each other.  The engagement session is also a great chance for me to understand how you work as a couple and how best to photograph you, which can make things run just that much more smoothly on the day of the wedding.  Not to mention you can use pictures from the session for save-the-dates, invites, your guestbook, matte signing at the reception, etc.

 

  • Should we include a second photographer in our purchase?

I've gotten pretty good at being everywhere at once;  however, it is nice to have a second point-of-view and a back-up in case something completely unforeseen were to happen.   That said, I've decided to leave it up to you to determine the best course of action for your wedding.

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  • Do you photograph details?  Family formals?

Although I classify my style of photography as photojournalistic and moment-focused, I know how important it is to have a record of all those little details you spent so much time crafting and stressing over.  I love taking the time to make beautiful images of not only the stuff in your wedding, but the people, too.  Relaxed, well-lit images of your family are precious heirlooms you'll cherish forever.

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  • What do you carry in your bag?   Do you have backup equipment?

I have with me two professional-grade Canon camera bodies and a bevy of professional-grade glass (lenses).  Although I shoot with available light as much as possible, I also carry a couple of external flashes for those particularly tricky situations.  I also have allergy pills, suntan lotion, and a water bottle, along with spare batteries and memory cards.

 

  • How many images can we expect to receive?

Although I prefer quality over quantity, I still take upwards of 1700 images in a typical 8 hour wedding day.  After editing out all the mistakes, missed-focus, and images with bad expressions or poor lighting, I usually deliver between 100-150 images per hour of coverage, and all of them processed to the same high standard you see for all the images on my site.  You will have all the beautiful photographs you need to form a complete picture of your day.

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  • When should we take our couple portraits?

If you don't mind seeing each other before the ceremony, and you have the time, I recommend making these images right after you've finished getting ready.  A pre-ceremony first look is intimate and fun, and doing the formals beforehand translates into more time you can spend with your friends and family after the ceremony.  The best light happens during the hour or so leading up to sunset, but we'll make gorgeous images no matter what. 

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  • How long before we can get our hands on our pictures?

My typical turnaround time for image delivery is 4-6 weeks.  I will post a sneak preview of pictures on my blog within a week or two. 

 

  • What if you get sick?

I have a very good immune system.  But if I did end up completely immobile in the hospital, I have a network of amazing photographers I could call on to fill in for me.  

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  • Do you offer any discounts?

If your wedding is on any day other than Saturday, I should be able to provide a discount.   

 

  • Do you include the digital negatives ?

Not exactly.  I always include the fully edited, high-resolution, print-ready files in ,jpg format, along with a print release so you can print the images at your leisure and at the sizes you want.  I do not include every image taken at the wedding, nor do I include the uncorrected, RAW file versions of the images you receive.  This is to present you with only the very best version of my art. 

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  • It's meant to be.  We hope you're available!  What happens next?

I can't wait to meet you!  I hope I'm available, too!   Use the "become a client" link above to fill out a short contact form, or call me at 951-265-3083.  Provide me with a few times that you're available to meet, and we'll arrange something.  We can also connect via Skype if that's preferable.  Let me know!

If you decide to hire me, a $750 retainer and a signed contract will reserve your date.