GRETCHEN WAKEMAN

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | PHOENIX ARIZONA

real moments. real emotions.

Wedding and Lifestyle Photography

PHOENIX | ARIZONA

my portfolio

THE IMAGES

about me

MEET GRETCHEN

hi there

I’m Gretchen and I am a wedding photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. 

You don’t get a second chance to capture a once in a lifetime moment.  For me, it’s about documenting not only the beautiful details of your wedding day, but also the unscripted moments happening in between.  I capture those moments by making you as comfortable as possible in front of the camera.  I will capture the real you:  the authentic smiles,  real emotions, and the real moments.

My interest in photography began in the high school darkroom developing film.  I received my first SLR Camera as a gift when I was 18.  Today, photography is my full time job. I have always been a creative person, and creating beautiful images makes me happy. 

As a wedding photographer, I have settled into my own style.  I have a specific way of working with light and how I interact with couples.  I blend in to the background when I need to be, and give solid direction when necessary.  My images are part technique, part creative style.  I want images to have balance and feel very real, with a hint of curated artistry.

the info

YOU NEED TO KNOW

your questions

You have hundreds of wedding plans to make, choosing a wedding photographer shouldn’t be a stressful one. I am happy to personally answer all of your questions- but here are a few that are commonly asked:

WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?

2018 wedding coverage begins at $3300.  I have a la carte pricing, so its very easy to custom create a wedding package for each couple.  Send me a message though my contact form and I will send you link to more detailed pricing with everything explained in detail.

DO WE GET OUR DIGITAL FILES?

YES!  All wedding packages include your digital images. You can print your photos wherever you choose and you can distribute them around the internet too (facebook, e-mail, twitter, etc). I also link your Gallery to my professional print lab if you want them done well.

HOW SOON WILL OUR PHOTOS BE DELIVERED?

Typically one week for portraits / 6-8 weeks for complete Weddings galleries. However, sneak peeks on social media are done within 48 hours.

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK MY WEDDING?

Your date will be officially booked with a signed contract and a 25% retainer fee for weddings, $100 retainer fee for portraits.  You’ll receive a custom payment portal online where you can sign the contract and make payment via credit card. I also take checks if you prefer.

the blog

MY LATEST WORK

VILLA SIENA WEDDING, GILBERT AZ | SAMANTHA & MIKE

Samantha's father always said  "Don't ever date anyone at work. It's messy and it never works out!" He was right about it being messy, but wrong about it never working out! Samantha met Mike in 2011.  They both worked for the same company and had the same boss.  The...

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SEDONA GOLF RESORT WEDDING, SEDONA AZ | LARA & HARRY

Their story began at Drexel University in 2005. Harry knew Vickie (Lara's first and best friend in college) from high school, so when Harry was having a get together one night, he invited Vickie and she brought Lara. The story ends there for a couple years. In the...

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get in touch

let’s get this party started

let’s talk

I would love to hear from you!

Drop me a line through this contact form and you will have a response within 24 hours. If I’m available on your date, I will send you a link to a private section on my website with wedding pricing broken down and explained in more detail.

If we seem like a good fit- I would love to connect!  Can’t wait to meet you!

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