The Nautilus Lens Wedding Experience
What goes into each of our packages!
We believe that there is more to great photography than just pushing the shutter button, it’s about creating a personalized experience during this truly special season of life! It’s also about capturing a moment that you can share with your family and children and grandchildren. It’s the story of you! Every wedding is unique just as every couple is unique, each of our packages are built to get to know YOU and tell your story!
Two Knowledgeable and Skilled Photographers
Being a photographer is a very intimate job because we are with our couples more than any other wedding vendor which is why we meet with you before booking to make sure that we are the right fit for you! Once you’ve decided we’re the right photographers for you, we are there throughout the wedding planning process to help with timelines and sending helpful guides and tips to your email. By your wedding day we’ll know your wedding as well as you do!
A Bay Area Engagement Session
We absolutely adore engagement sessions with our couples! This is where we really get to know you both and see how you two interact with each other. This is also when we teach you everything that you will need to know about posing and being in front of a camera so that you two will be pros when we pull out the cameras on the wedding day! We teach poses that are easy to learn and look flattering on every body type. So no more worrying about what to do with your hands or how to stand!
Your Wedding Day!
This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! Before your wedding day we will scout the location so that we will know all the best angles and light ahead of time so we can make sure that we’re as efficient as possible. We also like to reach out to all the vendors ahead of time so that we can all be on the same page and keep your wedding running as smoothly as possible! We always shoot with two photographers so nothing is missed!
The Big Reveal!
After your wedding, the party continues! We deliver a sneak peek blog post with 50+ images the week after your wedding as you jet off to your honeymoon. The whole package is done in 5-7 weeks through a password protected online gallery! You can download your images, share to social media and order luxury prints and products all through your gallery!
Customized Designed Heirloom Albums
A wedding album is perfect way to show off your wedding images and create a family heirloom! We have different album types and sizes to fit every budget! Our albums come with different options such as acrylic, leather and linen covers as well as archival quality photographic paper so your images don’t lose color or crispness! We design and deliver multiple rounds of proofs so that your album is exactly what you want and deliver it straight to you! We also offer parent albums which made a great gift!
Don’t just take it from us, see what others are saying:
“I’ll make it easy for you: if Nicole and Paul are available on the dates of your wedding, book them immediately! They were a dream to work with, especially considering how wary my now-wife and I were about the prospect of taking a variety of posed and PDA shots in front of a camera! Their warmth, friendliness, and goofiness put us at ease immediately. A big reason why everything ran so smoothly was their professionalism. Nicole was in constant and prompt communication with us from the day we first reached out. When rain threatened our engagement shoot, she proactively emailed us to reschedule. Engagement shoots are a standard part of Nautilus’ packages which we’re really glad for — it meant that we’d hung out with Nicole and Paul for some time, and they were no longer strangers on our big day. Nicole’s commitment to getting the perfect photos was on display throughout: she had scouted out locations for our engagement shoot, spent time at the location we’d chosen for our formals, and then met us at our venue to help us plan the setup to maximize aesthetic appeal. And the proof is in the pudding: several of our guests remarked on what a good job they were doing throughout the event, and the photos are simply fantastic!”
– Maeva & Arvind
“Paul and Nicole are professional and very experienced. They showed up early and were bursting with great ideas. They made the experience a lot of fun. Nicole even climbed a tree to get the perfect angle during our engagement shoot! Best of all, I felt like they really listened to what mattered to us. My husband and I had very clear ideas of what we wanted in our pictures and not only did they get every shot we asked for but they added hundreds more that were breathtaking. They were kind, patient and professional even with some of my wackier family members that might be a bit difficult to deal with. My wedding photos were perfect and they delivered them ahead of schedule. I would emphatically recommend them to anyone.”
– Chelsea & Josiah
“100% pure bliss — during the photo session, and after with the beyond amazing photos!! Nicole Dial and her husband Paul Garber of Nautilus Lens Photography made us look like models — far exceeding our expectations. It is such a blessing to have been connected to them. Nicole and Paul are not only magic-makers with cameras, but they are **exceptionally** warm, professional, and organized!! Nicole’s instructions were wonderfully thorough both before and during the session, and she happily answers any questions and was very reassuring. She knows all the great photo locations, too. She really puts your mind at ease during preparations, and that means a lot — she removed any anxiety over how we looked and made us feel relaxed, confident, and gorgeous in front of the camera. We’re **so** astonished by the photos, we’re already planning out future milestone and anniversary photo sessions !! I could not rate them more highly — I’d give six stars if I could! The pictures are so utterly stunning and came back so quick — you will not be disappointed!!”
– Delilah & David
Our wedding and engagement packages start at $2800 and include a specialized Wedding experience, 8 hours of wedding day coverage, 2 photographers, a Bay Area Engagement session, multiple consultations and password protected gallery! A la carte engagements, elopements, and proposals begin at $350.
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