Wedding & Elopement Collections

Bride + Groom celebrate their marriage with their bridal party

For couples seeking joy in every moment,

MY VIBRANT AND PLAYFUL STYLE PROMISES A COLLECTION OF IMAGES THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU SMILE EVERY TIME.

Offering A Photojournalistic Wedding Photography Experience

 

I Freeze these special moments in time so you can enjoy them whenever you need a reminder of what true love really looks like

 

I'm not just there to click a camera; I'm illustrating your love story and weaving the narrative of your love into each frame. You can sort of think of me as your co-pilot to navigating the whirlwind that is your wedding day.

I enjoy documenting moments as they naturally happen, but I also don't mind stepping in to help set the scene for the moments that matter most. I aim to capture the unfiltered joy, candid laughs, and raw emotions that you and your loved ones will share throughout your wedding day. 


Together, we’ll craft a seamless timeline for the day, handle any unexpected moments, and wrangle any unruly members of your bridal party. I’ll capture every smile shared, heartfelt tear shed, and dance move busted along the way so you can focus on enjoying the magic of your special day. 

As your wedding photographer,

I realize that after you've walked down the aisle and said your "I do's",

had your cake (and eaten it, too),

danced the night away with all of your favorite people,

and made your grand exit from the venue...

THE PHOTOS  & VIDEOS TAKEN ARE

WHAT YOU'LL HAVE LEFT

to help you and your loved ones

RELIVE AND REMINISCE ON YOUR PERFECT DAY!

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I AM A PROUD MEMBER AND SUPPORTER OF THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITy.

I love being able to call myself an LGBTQIA+ inclusive wedding photographer.

I believe that love is love and same-sex couples are valid as fuck. I happily illustrate love stories for the gals, gays, and theys.

same-sex lesbian couple celebrate marriage with a confetti toss | LGBTQ+ wv photographer

Wedding Collections

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SKYSCRAPER

Up to 10 hours of wedding
photography coverage

The Best Bang For Your Buck!


  1. Two photographers
  2. Engagement, anniversary, wedding attire, or boudoir session (Choose 2)
  3. Unlimited digital downloads of all your sessions
  4. Custom wedding day photography timeline
  5. A custom smartphone app for you to easily find and share your favorite images
  6. A blog dedicated to the two of you + your wedding day
  7. 8x10 wedding album ($1000+ value)
  8. 11x14 gallery-framed print ($350 value)
  9. $1000 print credit to the store connected to your gallery



$4799

 

FIRECRACKER

Up to 8 hours of wedding
photography coverage

The Most Popular Wedding Collection!


  1. Two photographers
  2. Engagement, anniversary, wedding attire, or boudoir session (Choose 1)
  3. Unlimited digital downloads of all your sessions
  4. Custom wedding day photography timeline
  5. A custom smartphone app for you to easily find and share your favorite images
  6. A blog dedicated to the two of you + your wedding day
  7. 11x14 gallery-framed print ($350 value)
  8. $800 print credit to the store connected to your gallery



$3999

EARTHWALKER

Up to 6 hours of wedding
photography coverage

Covers All The Keypoints!


  1. One photographer
  2. Engagement, anniversary, wedding attire, or boudoir session (Choose 1)
  3. Unlimited digital downloads of all your sessions
  4. Custom wedding day photography timeline
  5. A custom smartphone app for you to easily find and share your favorite images
  6. A blog dedicated to the two of you + your wedding day
  7. $600 print credit to the store connected to your gallery


$3499


SUNDANCE

Up to 4 hours of wedding
photography coverage

Only available for weddings within two (2) hours of Fairmont, WV


  1. One photographer
  2. Engagement, anniversary, wedding attire, or boudoir session (Choose 1)
  3. Unlimited digital downloads of all your sessions
  4. Custom wedding day photography timeline
  5. A custom smartphone app for you to easily find and share your favorite images
  6. $400 print credit to the store connected to your gallery



$2499

Payment plans are Available

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A La Carte Options

+ Second/Third Photographer - $100/hr, must be hired for the same amount of time in chosen collection

+ Hour of Coverage - $549/hr, 2 hour minimum

+ Extra Hour of Coverage - $349/hr

+ Engagement, Anniversary, Wedding Attire, Boudoir Session - $549

+ Rehearsal Dinner Coverage - $300/hr, 2 hour minimum

+ 8x10 wedding album - starting at $1000 for 10 spreads/20 pages

+ 11x14 gallery-framed print - $350

+ Photo + USB keepsake box with USB - $500

+ Photo + USB keepsake box with USB pre-loaded with all galleries - $650

These Pre-made Wedding collections serve as a starting point,

reflecting the most popular choices among couples I've had the pleasure of working with.

However, I understand that your love story is one-of-a-kind, and your wedding day should be nothing short of extraordinary. That's why I am more than happy to collaborate with you to create a custom collection that perfectly aligns with your vision, needs, and expectations. I am here to ensure that your photography experience is as unique as your love story. Let's embark on this journey together and tailor a collection that encapsulates the essence of your special day.


Feel free to share your ideas, aspirations, or any specific requirements you may have. I am dedicated to making your wedding photography experience seamless, personalized, and truly unforgettable.


Looking forward to the opportunity to bring your vision to life.



WARM WISHES IN THIS NEXT CHAPTER OF LIFE,

Aireal of SUNFLOWER & SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

Bride and Groom share their vows privately

wANT TO SEE REAL GALLERIES I've delivered TO PAST COUPLES?

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Sunflower & Sage Photography is A Professional Wedding Photographer Who Travels Throughout The United States To Document Love Stories


CAPTURING THE MOST PRECIOUS MOMENTS OF YOUR WEDDING DAY AND TURNING THEM INTO EVERLASTING MEMORIES.


It's your wedding day and you deserve the absolute best!

Congratulations on your engagement! Your wedding day is a unique chapter in your love story, and I'm here to help you cherish every moment. From the heartfelt vows to the joyful celebrations, I specialize in capturing the beauty and emotion of your special day through timeless photography.

Whether you're planning an intimate elopement or a grand celebration, I would be honored to be a part of your journey. Each couple is unique, and I strive to tailor my approach to reflect your personalities and vision. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I aim to create stunning images that you'll treasure for a lifetime.

Simply fill out the contact form below, book a pre-booking consultation call on the next page, and let's start capturing your love story together. I can't wait to be a part of your special day!

Talk to you soon, lovebirds!

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A LOVE NOTE FROM ALYSSA + EMILY SHIVELY


"Aireal is the best! We chose her to photograph our wedding because she is an LGBTQ+ friendly photographer, which is pretty difficult to find in this area (West Virginia). We thought that her website was easy to navigate, and she has really detailed descriptions of packages, so you know exactly what you’re getting. She was super easy to work with both before and during the wedding.

We appreciated all of her check-ins and she even made a photography timeline for us to help us know when specific photos would take place. We were afraid we wouldn’t have enough time during our wedding to get everything captured but we actually ended up having extra time at the end. Aireal is super friendly and she made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She also gave us suggestions of poses to do instead of letting us stand there awkwardly. Aireal could probably herd cats because she managed to get all of our family and friends to stand still. The finished photos are absolutely beautiful. We are so excited to fill our wedding album with them!"

Same sex LGBTQ+ lesbian couple celebrate their wedding at Ritter Park Rose Garden in Huntington, WV

Sunflower & Sage Photography is a leading professional photographer in the  Fairmont, WV professional photographers directory on  PhotographerSelect.com!

WVWEDDINGSMAGAZINE.COM - SEE LISTING HERE

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FAQs About Collections

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! I'm happy to work with you to create a payment plan. I do require a 25% non-refundable retainer to consider your date officially booked. The remaining 75% is due 1 month before your wedding day. (But can be paid sooner)

The payment system I use (Stripe) allows up to 6 payments on your invoice, including the initial retainer.
You can choose to pay everything all at once, or do 25%-75%, 50%-50%, 25% (x4 payments), 25%-18.75% (x4 payments), or 25%-15% (x5 payments). If you go this route, all I need are the due dates you'd like me to put into the system.

Can we add a second (or third) photographer to our collection?

Of course! I already bring a second photographer along for longer days, but I'm happy to bring them along to your special day, too.
Additional photographers can be added to your collection for $100/hr and must be hired for the entirety of our contracted time.

How many photos will we receive back?

I don't guarantee a specific number of photos. On average, you can expect to receive about 50 edited photos per hour. That said, I believe in quality over quantity, ensuring that each image tells a meaningful part of your story.

Do the prices on your website include sales tax?

The prices listed DO NOT include sales tax, but all collections are subject to West Virginia's 6% sales tax.

Are travel costs included?

Travel costs are not included in the standard collections listed above. I'll provide a customized quote based on the location of your wedding, including any necessary travel, accommodation, and associated expenses.

What is an engagement session?

Imagine this as the pre-wedding warm-up! The engagement session is a more casual photoshoot of you and your better half before the big day. Pick a spot that means something to both of you (or just somewhere pretty), throw on some snazzy yet comfy outfits, and let the camera capture your love story!

What is a wedding attire session?

Time to shine in that stunning wedding attire! A wedding attire session is all about showcasing the couple in their wedding attire before the wedding bells ring. It's like a mini fashion show/trial run – whether in a studio or at a special location, it's your time to rock that dress/tux!

This session can include one or both partners.

Generally, I recommend scheduling this session on the same day as your hair & makeup trial (if you decide to have one) so you can see how it all photographs before the day of!

What If we are getting married last minute? Can you still offer us a payment plan after our wedding date?

I am happy to work together to create a payment plan that will work for you, even if the payment plan extends past your wedding day. In the case that this happens, I will still be there to document your wedding day, but your wedding gallery won't be edited & delivered to you until the final balance has been paid.
We can discuss this option more in depth if needed.

Do you offer custom collections/packages?

Absolutely! I understand that each wedding is unique. I offer plenty of customization options, including additional hours, an additional photographer(s), prints and products, or specific photo sessions tailored to your preferences.

Do you provide digital copies of the images?

Yes! All of the best images from our time together are uploaded to your online gallery, where you can download the images as often as you would like.
I HIGHLY recommend downloading & backing your photos up to a USB or Hard Drive for safe keeping.

When will we receive our photos?

Editing your images to perfection takes time! I do my best to edit galleries as quickly as possible, but the longest you will have to wait is 4 months after your wedding day.

What is a Print credit and how does it work?

Print credit is like a gift card to your gallery's store that comes with your package. Instead of receiving pre-selected prints, you get the freedom to choose your favorite photos and how you want to showcase them.

How It Works:

1.) After your session, browse through your online gallery.
2.) Pick the photos you love the most.
3.) Use your print credit to order prints, canvases, albums, or other custom products.

In a nutshell, print credit is your ticket to a personalized and memorable photography experience, turning your favorite moments into beautiful, tangible memories that decorate your home.

What is an anniversary session?

Keep the celebration going! Anniversary sessions are like a couple's photoshoot on their marriage milestone. Get comfy or dolled up – your call! Whether it's at the place you first met, in the home you've built together, the place you got married, or another special spot, these sessions are all about capturing the love that's been growing since "I do."

What is a boudoir session?

Time for some intimate vibes! This session is all about capturing those romantic and sensual moments between you two. It's a bit more private, a bit more personal. Lingerie or comfy PJs – your choice. Just let the camera catch the love in the air!

These sessions can include one or both partners. The images can make for a great wedding gift for your partner!

FAQs For The Wedding Photographer

How do I book you for our wedding?

It's easy peasy!

Simply fill out any of the appropriate contact forms found on my website to get the conversation started!

From there, we'll set a time and date for a pre-booking consultation to make sure we're the right fit for each other. I'll ask you about yourselves and your relationship, we'll discuss your vision for your wedding day, and we can go over the package you are interested in and discuss any changes that may need to be made.

Once we've had our consultation and you've decided to book with me, I'll send out a package proposal for you to review and accept, followed up by a contract, invoice, and series of questionnaires to help me get to know more about the two of you and your wants, needs, and expectations for the day. (but don't worry, those can be filled out later!).

Once your contract is signed, a 25% retainer is due to officially book your date. This can be paid online using Stripe. The remaining 75% can be paid all at once or in up to 5 additional installments, with your remaining balance due 1 month before your wedding day.

Where are you located? Do I have to travel to you?

I'm located in Fairmont, West Virginia, but I absolutely love to get out for a nice adventure, so I'm happy to offer my services anywhere in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, or anywhere else you/life take me, really. My passport loves to get stamped... it already has stamps from London, Italy, and New Zealand, but it will HAPPILY accept duplicates, haha.

Do you pose us for photos?

I like to capture a hearty mix of candids and traditional posed shots on wedding days, especially for couples' portraits.

I try my best to capture the special moments authentically - with all the smiles, tears and laughs that your wedding day will hold.

I might have you pose or face a certain way or I may ask you to act out a certain prompt together. Either method can create gorgeous images, but one tends to feel more natural and relaxed than the other, resulting in much more genuine emotions being captured.

Your family and friend portraits will mostly be posed, but with a few opportunities for candid reactions.

Do I have to order prints through you?

While you do not HAVE to order through me... I do make it SUPER easy for you to order them directly from your gallery, and I definitely recommend them if you want the highest-quality artwork for your home.

Plus, a print credit is INCLUDED in your wedding package, so why not use it?!

While printing from places like Walgreens and CVS is the economical choice, you will risk a lot - color differences, clarity issues, cheaper material, and overall loss of quality.

Basically, I can't guarantee the quality of products you receive from 3rd party printing companies like I can when you order directly through your gallery - if you order something through me and it doesn't look like it should, I will replace it at no cost to you.

I won't offer this service if you print elsewhere, so do so at your own risk!

Why is our final balance due a month before the wedding and not after?

Ultimately, it comes down to minimizing stress for both you and me on your wedding day.

I know how busy wedding planning can get, especially when you're in the home stretch of things. Your wedding day goes by so fast and already comes with an inherent amount of stress, so it can be easy to forget to make final payments to vendors on the day of. Plus, you definitely don't want to have to worry about paying your vendors while on your honeymoon or being on a budget because you still have to pay them when you get back.

It also helps me feel more confident while doing my job because I know I am being paid for my time and talent and am not left wondering if/when I will get paid for my services.

Do you charge travel/destination fees of any kind?

I am willing to travel within 100 miles of Fairmont, WV (roundtrip) for no additional charge.

If your wedding will be taking place further than 50 miles from Fairmont, WV, I charge the federal standard mileage rate for 2024 of $0.67/mile for every mile after 100.

Some locations may require a permit in order to be able to have pictures taken there. If this is the case, you will be responsible for the cost of obtaining the necessary permits. Failure to purchase the appropriate permits may result in us being kicked out of the location, or even fined.

If your wedding is taking place more than 3 hours away from Fairmont, WV, with coverage lasting until or after 8 pm, my team and I may need a hotel room for the night - be sure to let me know if your wedding guests are receiving a discount at your venue or any local hotels.

If you are interested in booking me for an international destination wedding, the cost of your custom package will include my and my team's travel expenses. (Flights, hotel, rental car, etc.)

How do you choose the images delivered in our gallery?

I cull through all of the images and and select only the "best" ones to edit.

I choose the images based on how they represent my style and your personality. If a picture doesn't tell a story or serve a purpose, it's not going to be in your gallery.

No specific image taken during the session is guaranteed to be delivered - images are delivered at my full discretion.

RAW images will NEVER be provided to a client, as they do not accurately represent my work or brand image. I mean it, NEVER. Please don't even ask.

Check out my blog posts for helpful wedding planning tips, tricks, and ideas!