The Wedding Experience - Tony Bendele Photography

Hello Bride-to-be and Welcome! This is an exciting time for you! I’m Tony Bendele and I am the photographer behind Tony Bendele Photography. I believe that getting to know my clients is the #1 way to ensure an awesome experience. I’d love to tell you a little about me! Here are a few things you should know.


- I started my business in 2013 after giving up a federal job firefighting in the state of California 

- I am a full-time wedding photographer, portrait photographer and events photographer

- I live for traveling and being outdoors. I'm an avid storm chaser but anything outdoors keeps me happy

 - I am based in Sunbury, PA but I LOVE to travel and have photographed all over the world

 - I've been published and featured around the world by multiple media outlets, in various art exhibitions, photography contests, and many magazines

 - I travel all over the country teaching other photographers and absolutely love it 

- I photograph 25 weddings and anywhere from 350 to 450 portrait sessions each year around the globe

Now that you’ve gotten to know me a little bit, let's talk about our “Wedding Experience”!!


MY PHILOSOPHY

 I’m sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. You’re planning the day that you’ve been anticipating your whole life and yet you only get one shot at it! By the time you get the hang of it, the planning is over! My goal as a wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. When my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, that results in genuine, joyful images! After the wedding day is over and your guests have headed home...the only thing you have left to remember all of the incredible moments is your photos! Your wedding day is an experience from beginning to end and your photography is a huge part of that experience..... shouldn’t it be fun? and enjoyable? and natural? I think so! My goal is to not only capture memories for my clients, it’s to create an experience that they will never forget.

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THE PROCESS

One way I ensure that our brides and grooms enjoy the BEST photographic experience possible is through forming a relationship with my couples. I try my best to make sure that all of my couples are the PERFECT fit for me before officially booking. A bride and groom should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer and be EXCITED about the whole process with them! After booking, I love getting to know my clients through an ENGAGEMENT SESSION that helps them warm up to the camera so that they are ready to rock and roll on the wedding day! By the time the wedding day arrives, my clients feel more like friends and that creates a fun and relaxed environment for photography! Now that you know a little bit about my approach to the wedding day, you can continue reading to find more detailed information about THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE!

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Wedding Package #1: Full day wedding package (2 photographers) - $2500.00

 This package is for up to 10 hours on your wedding day. You get two photographers, me and a second quality photographer of my choice. You will receive a minimum of 500 fully edited images with the print release (online gallery + flash drive). The photos will be delivered 21 days after your wedding date. You also receive a one-hour engagement session that can be used at any time (pending availability). All weddings over 300 miles away from Sunbury, PA will require a travel fee. This fee is negotiable. We travel to all 50 states in the U.S. and we also travel abroad to limited countries. Not all wedding inquiries will be accepted even if the date is available. We are currently seeking clients who are putting in the extra effort to make their day special and whose personalities and venues will be an ideal fit for our photography. We know that our clients have high expectations of us, and in turn, we have those same expectations so that we can give you the best photographs possible.

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Wedding Package #2: Full day wedding package (single photographer): $1500.00

This package is for up to 10 hours on your wedding day. You will get me (Tony Bendele) as the only photographer with this package. You will receive a minimum of 300 fully edited images with the print release (online gallery + flash drive). The photos will be delivered 21 days after your wedding date. You also receive a one-hour engagement session that can be used at any time (pending availability). All weddings over 300 miles away from Sunbury, PA will require a travel fee. This fee is negotiable. I travel to all 50 states in the U.S. and I also travel abroad to limited countries.

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Wedding Package #3: Getting Ready, Ceremony, Post Ceremony (Single Photographer): $1250.00

This package is for up to 6 hours on your wedding day. You will get me (Tony Bendele) as the only photographer with this package. This package DOES NOT include the wedding reception. You receive a minimum of 250 fully edited images with the print release (online gallery + flash drive). The photos will be delivered 21 days after your wedding date. You also receive a one-hour engagement session that can be used at any time (pending availability). All weddings over 300 miles away from Sunbury, PA will require a travel fee. This fee is negotiable. We travel to all 50 states in the U.S. and we also travel abroad to limited countries.

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Wedding Package #4: Ceremony, Post Ceremony, Reception (Single Photographer): $1250.00

This package is for up to 6 hours on your wedding day. You will get me (Tony Bendele) as the only photographer with this package. This package DOES NOT include pre-ceremony pictures. You receive a minimum of 250 fully edited images with the print release (online gallery + flash drive). The photos will be delivered 21 days after your wedding date. You also receive a one-hour engagement session that can be used at any time (pending availability). All weddings over 300 miles away from Sunbury, PA will require a travel fee. This fee is negotiable. We travel to all 50 states in the U.S. and we also travel abroad to limited countries.

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Wedding Package #5: Ceremony, Post Ceremony (Single Photographer): $750.00

This package is for up to 3 hours on your wedding day. You will get me (Tony Bendele) as the only photographer with this package. This package DOES NOT include pre-ceremony or reception pictures. You receive a minimum of 200 fully edited images with the print release (online gallery + flash drive). The photos will be delivered 21 days after your wedding date. You also receive a one-hour engagement session that can be used at any time (pending availability). All weddings over 300 miles away from Sunbury, PA will require a travel fee. This fee is negotiable. We travel to all 50 states in the U.S. and we also travel abroad to limited countries.

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WHY INVEST?

Your first decision as an engaged couple is to set priorities for your wedding planning. You have to decide what you value most. Is it the dress? The food? The venue? As a photographer, I believe that couples should make their photography a top priority. After the big day is over, you will leave your reception with a spouse & your pictures... that’s it! All of that planning and preparation is over in a matter of hours! The photos, however, you will be showing these to your children and grandchildren one day!

SHOOTING STYLE

I love being both interactive and discreet throughout the wedding day. There will be parts of the wedding day when I will need to be in control in order to accomplish everything that needs to be done while staying on schedule. There will also be moments when you shouldn’t even know that I’m there. (The ceremony, during dances and toasts, etc.) I teach my couples how to pose, model and interact during their engagement session so they are naturals on the wedding day and don’t need quite as much instruction from us!

BOOKING

Once I have answered any questions you may have and you have decided that my wedding experience is exactly what you’re looking for on your wedding day, the next step is a booking proposal. I will create an online proposal that will walk you through the package and when you’re ready you can save your date by signing your contract and paying your deposit online. The payment schedule is a 50% deposit due immediately upon booking your date and the remainder of the balance is due on or before the day of your wedding.

THANK YOU

I am so glad that you contacted me! Enjoy this season of engagement and get excited about your BIG DAY because it’s going to be amazing! Plan and prepare but always remember that at the end of the day, you’re marrying the love of your life and that’s all that really matters. Congratulations on your engagement and I look forward to hearing from you! Be sure to visit my Facebook pages to keep up with all of my recent work!