Located in Healdsburg, Northern Ca.
Documenting wedding days throughout wine country, the Bay Area and worldwide.

Pricing 2024, 4, 6, 8, 10, Full Day (June 23)

Wedding & Engagement

PRICING / 2024


In order to provide the very best of my work and attention to my clients, I’m offering coverage for fifteen 2024 dates and that coverage begins at 8 hours. In the many years that I have documented wedding days I’ve come to realize that trying to organize the festivities around your photographer’s coverage, when less that eight hours, feels like funneling joy through a hose. The day is tight, rigid and far less relaxed than a wedding day should be.

You’re going to experience this day once, just once. Instead of twisting it around in order to fit it all into minimal wedding coverage, I’d love to see your day be one of relaxed exuberant joy, relished in moments big and small with your chosen folks. 8 hours, in my extensive, multi-decade experience, is the tipping point of that kind of wedding day.

Packages include:

  • Custom tentative timeline

  • Online wedding gallery for friends & family available for 3 months

  • Custom editing on all of your delivered images

  • Print & web resolution image files available for download from your private gallery

14+ Hour wedding coverage

I’m sure you’ve heard how quickly wedding days fly by. It’s one of the best days and absolutely one of the fastest. However we can slow time a little for you, we should. Having my second shooter & I with you for your full day means that we can stretch the festivities, enjoy longer transitions, more fun documented and nearly eliminate timeline stress. Together we’ll figure out the right amount of time to document your day and all of it’s fabulous moments.

  • Coverage by Gretchen and second shooter

  • Engagement Session included

  • Slideshow of your best images

  • ~100 images per hour

  • $14,000

10 Hour Wedding coverage

I want you to have a stunning collection of images that beautifully document the essence of your wedding day. You deserve to relax and fully immerse yourself in your celebration knowing that your memories, along with your behind the scenes moments, will be captured for you to cherish always. 10 hours offers, in my opinion, the best coverage within a time frame. You and your person will have the opportunity to relax with your chosen friends and family, exchange gifts, document your details and maybe even get some of those pajama shots in (always so sweet). We’ll also have time to photograph the two of you alone at multiple points during the day rather than in a single quick swoop. The day is about the two of you but also about the folks that you surround yourself with. Sink into the hugs, enjoy the laughter longer and get that dance party going!

  • Coverage by Gretchen and second shooter

  • Slideshow of your best images

  • ~100 images per hour

  • $8000


Opting for 8-hour coverage allows you comprehensive documentation of the magic while staying within a limited budget. During a wedding day, there are no shortages of special moments and this coverage offers a glimpse into the romance, the joy and uniqueness of your day. We’ll capture the big moments, your ceremony and first dance along with some of your most tender small ones like your final dressing touches and reception hugs. Working within a limited timeframe requires efficiency and discerning creative vision and I’m here for it all.

  • Coverage by Gretchen and second shooter

  • ~100 images per hour

  • $6500

6 Hour Wedding Coverage

  • Coverage by Gretchen and second shooter

  • ~100 images per hour

  • $5200

2-5 Hour Wedding Coverage / Elopements / A la Carte

  • Coverage by Gretchen

  • ~75 images per hour

  • $1000 per hour

  • Additional coverage by second shooter

  • ~50 images per hour

  • $100 per hour

Engagement & Proposal sessions

Celebrating your engagement through photographs is not only an amazing way to begin your lives together but it gives you and I a pre-wedding opportunity to work together, making your wedding day that much smoother. Think of your engagement session as practice for your wedding day. You will be that much more confident and comfortable in front of the camera if you and I have already had some one on one time together. You’ll know how I work and I’ll know what kind of direction and help you need to make the most of your big day. 

This session could instead, be a documentation of your actual engagement and that’s amazing too. What a beautiful way to ring in your new chapter! I would love to come photograph the two of you beginning your new journey. These sessions are minimally yet supportively posed and focused on your natural connection and chemistry. *At this time engagement sessions are available to wedding clients exclusively.

  • Photographic coverage by Gretchen Gause

  • 60 high resolution edited images downloadable via private gallery

  • 1-2 hours of photographic coverage

  • 1-2 locations within 15 miles of each other

  • Online wedding gallery for friends & family available for 4 weeks

  • Custom editing on each and every one of your deliverable images

  • Print & web resolution wedding files available for download from your private gallery

  • $1200

Rehearsal Dinners / Engagement Parties / After Nuptial Affairs

A wedding doesn’t begin or end at the ceremony. There are many reasons to gather loved ones together to celebrate the joining of two beautiful people. Often folks have traveled far to be a part of the magic and making sure those special moments are captured can be just as important as your wedding celebration.

Maybe the two of you wed in a far away place and are looking to have your friends and family gather to share in your celebratory journey; this too can be a perfect opportunity to photograph the special people in your lives.

Be it a brunch, wine tasting affair or evening dinner soiree, these gatherings are worthy of cherishing by photograph!

  • Photographic coverage by Gretchen Gause

  • ~50 edited images per hour

  • $1000/hour, 2 hour minimum

Rush delivery

  • Your private gallery of edited wedding images delivered within 10 days

  • Available to one client per calendar month

  • $1500


  • General delivery, 6-12 weeks

  • Walkthroughs $450 plus travel

  • 50% non refundable retainer is required at the time of booking

  • Balance due 30 days prior to event

  • Any additional/unexpected fees (parking/toll/etc) paid by the client

  • No date is fully reserved until both the deposit and signed contract have been returned to Gretchen Gause



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Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
— Rumi