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WELCOME!

Congrats on your engagement! We're honored that our photographs have caught your eye. If you so desire, please continue reading to learn everything your little heart could ever want to know about what it's like to work with us.

That's us in the photograph up there. We're Ben and Laura Zastrow, the brains and skill behind Laura Zastrow Photography. For the past eight years, we’ve photographed more than 200 weddings as Laura Zastrow Photography, and it sounds that our approach and work may suit your day as well!

So grab your love and your favorite libation, and peruse the below information. If what you see resonates with the style and budget you envision for your wedding day, let's set up a time to chat details.

 
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Galleries

These are the real, edited images that have been delivered to our clients. 

Our hope is that viewing a full collection of photos will tell the story of the wedding day of each of our couples and give you an idea of what the photos from a whole wedding day look like, not just the featured portfolio images. Click the couple's names to view their day in full.

Please keep in mind that coverage time, activities throughout the day, and many other factors play into the number of images each couple receives.

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Kevin+Josh

Historical Wade House » Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Ovation Building Rooftop (rehearsal) » Over the Vines

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

 
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Pricing

SEVEN-HOUR PACKAGES

On most wedding days, we begin photos with you putting on your wedding day garb and end a few songs after your first dance. When we meet, Laura would be happy to help you create a rough timeline to point you toward the best amount of photo coverage for your day.

PACKAGE ONE » $4400

∙ complimentary engagement session
∙ online gallery of engagement images
∙ digital download of one engagement image with rights to print
∙ two photographers on your wedding day
∙ up to seven hours* wedding day photo coverage

∙ digital download of edited wedding images with rights to print
∙ online gallery of wedding day images

 

PACKAGE TWO » $5100

∙ complimentary engagement session
∙ online gallery of engagement images

∙ digital download of edited engagement images with rights to print
∙ two photographers on your wedding day
∙ up to seven hours* wedding day photo coverage
∙ digital download of edited wedding images with rights to print
∙ online gallery of wedding day images
∙ one 8x8 fifteen-page wedding album
 

PACKAGE THREE » $6400

∙ complimentary engagement session
∙ online gallery of engagement images

∙ digital download of edited engagement images with rights to print
∙ two photographers on your wedding day
∙ up to seven hours* wedding day photo coverage
∙ digital download of edited wedding images with rights to print
∙ online gallery of wedding day images
∙ one 10x10 twenty-page wedding album
two 8x8 twenty-page parent books

 

 

A COUPLE MORE THINGS:

Don't need engagement photos?
Since the session is complimentary, it cannot be skipped for a discount,
but please let us know if you'd prefer to exchange it an additional hour of wedding day coverage.

We take a thirty-minute dinner break on wedding days that does not count toward your coverage time.
Photos of your guests eating dinner are awkward and we need this time to recharge ourselves.
This means that if you book an eight-hour package, we will be with you for eight-and-a-half hours.

 

 

FOR THE SMALLER,
MORE INTIMATE AFFAIR

BASIC PACKAGE » $3650

∙ one photographer on your wedding day
∙ up to six hours wedding day photo coverage
∙ digital download of edited wedding images with rights to print

∙ online gallery of wedding day images

ELOPEMENT PACKAGE * » $1000

∙ one photographer on your wedding day
∙ up to three hours wedding day photography coverage
∙ digital download of edited wedding images with rights to print

∙ online gallery of wedding day images

*Availability may vary during peak wedding season.

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A La Carte

 

Photo Prints

4x6 $4.50
5x7 $6.50
8x10 $9.75
11x14 $17.50

16x24 $53.00
20x30 $89.50

Flush-Mount Albums

8x8 15-page $900
10x10 20-page $1500
12x12 25-page $1850

Coffee Table Books & Parent Books
Ask about how you can receive 30% off
when paired with another album.

 

8x8 15-page $400
8x8 20-page $450


 
 

 

Else

Additional hour of wedding day coverage             $400
Second photographer on your wedding day         $1000
Rehearsal dinner coverage (one photographer, up to two hours) $500
Ten photo edits completed and delivered within 24 hours of your wedding day* $200
All photo edits completed and delivered within one week of your wedding day* $750

*Please contact Laura for details and availability.

Engagement sessions

Engagement session (45-60 minutes) with digital download of edited images + rights to print $600
Add-on digital download of edited engagement images with rights to print
$350
One edited engagement image with rights to print $90

Travel » generic

No travel fees within 90 minutes of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building or in Milwaukee County.

Services performed further than 90 miles from the Capitol Building require a custom travel quote since they will likely include the cost of at least one night in a hotel in addition to charges of our meals, gas, and time.

Travel » Chicago

Many of our clients live in the Windy City. To keep travel costs simple for our chi-town couples, travel to Chicago for engagement sessions is a flat $300 fee while travel for weddings is a flat $500 fee.

 
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FAQ

How long have you been making photographs?

Laura fell in love with photography in high school and was known as the girl with the camera. After graduation, she set it aside until a friend contacted her in 2009 asking her to be his wedding photographer. Approximately ten (free) weddings later, Laura Zastrow Photography was launched in March of 2010. To date, Laura estimates being a part of around 230 wedding days! Ben has been the big-picture guy and bookkeeper for the business since the beginning, and he came on board assisting in 2016 after learning and pursuing other photography projects himself. We're happy to say that we make a pretty great team!

What happens if you are sick on our wedding day?

I am grateful, to date, that we have never had to bail on a wedding day! But this is our worst nightmare. Luckily, our very best friends are wedding photographers, and we’re also a part of a tight-knit local network of quality professional photographers. Knock on wood that this will never happen, but if we are unable to show up on your day due to an emergency, we will go above and beyond to make sure you are in good hands. If this is somehow impossible to do, you will be refunded in full with our sincerest apologies.

I’ve heard horror stories about photographers never giving couples their photographs or losing all their image files. How can we be sure this won’t happen to us?

Stories like this make us cringe. Please Google our business and read reviews to hear previous clients’ experiences of working with us. There is no benefit to us taking your wedding photos and not giving them to you. We’re proud to show you what we’ve captured from your day! When we get home from photographing your day, our photo files are transferred to at least two hard drives. To date, we are thankful to say that we’ve never lost a client’s wedding photos.

Why do you cost more than such-and-such other photographer?

It costs a lot to run a business and this business supports us and our four kids. As Sailor Jerry says, “good things ain’t cheap and cheap things ain’t good.” As you know, there are so many variables that make no two wedding days alike. When you hire Laura Zastrow Photography, you are hiring experience, quality, and consistency that we’ve built over the past eight years. Can’t tell a difference in the quality between the cheaper photographer and us? Then by all means, save yourself the dough, and this is where we’ll part ways. Our feelings won’t be hurt!

Do you travel?

We love to. Please inquire for specifics. In the past we've been flown to Mexico, NYC, Philly, Maine, and Washington, D.C. to photograph couples in love, and it would be our pleasure to hear your plans about a non-Midwest photo sesh.

How do we book you?

Let's meet for a drink at your favorite local spot (or virtually if you’re outside of the Madison area) and chat about your day. If we’re a good fit, a $1000 retainer check along with a digitally-signed contract holds your date. (The remainder of the balance will be due two weeks before your wedding.)


All prices are subject to 5.5% sales tax.
Pricing based upon availability and subject to change at any time without signed contract and retainer.
First photo on page of Ben & Laura by Anda Marie Photography.