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        cecilia photography co

        2025

        Congrats!

        Thanks so much...

        for getting in touch with me about your upcoming, special day-big hugs and congratulations again for sealing the deal!

        An abundance of starry-eyed happiness and clinking of glasses await, and I'd absolutely love to be a part of your celebrations.

        couple in backseat of old pickup truck

        As a wedding photographer

        I Adore capturing the Raw Unabashed connection between Two Souls.

        embracing the essence of your romance

        why

        document your day

        I can't wait to

        From stolen glances to cheeky kisses and getting loose on the dance floor, I'll be there to document your love story (and all the fun bits). And I will surely snap authentic moments that may've slipped by unnoticed - they're the best ones!

        Whether you want me to inconspicuously lurk in the shadows, snapping candid shots or be right up the front, rounding everyone up for group photos, I'll be the chameleon you need on the day. Either way, I'll be behind the lenses, not missing a beat.

        Hand on heart,

        every ounce of my energy will go towards creating a gorgeous collection of images to forever memorialize your day. When you look through the photos, memories will come to life and it'll be as though you're right there doing it all over again.

        girl with camera

        Hello!

        I'm Cecilia

        I am a photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia where I live with my husband, our lovely baby girl, Tilly, our dogs, and a handful of chickens on a small plot of land.

        I have always been creatively minded and had a deep love for true connection between humans, the unabashed real type of connection. I believe, at the end of the day, these true moments, even the smallest ones, are what mean the most. Weddings are filled with these tiny moments and the fact that I get to capture them, stop time and hand them onto you to be remembered forever means more than you may ever know.

        However this time in your lives looks like, it's most certainly worth remembering and honoring. This is your little legacy.

        Let's capture it together, beautifully and fiercely.

        A creative soul with a love for romance.

        How

        pick your collection & add ons

        My portrait collections are for anything you'd like to celebrate - be it an engagement, anniversary, pregnancy, new phase of life, weathering a storm, or just because. Regardless of what it is, we will be sure to make it unique to your story.

        My wedding collections are simplified into half day or full day coverage -that way I am there for you for however long you need me, rather than trying to force your day into a certain amount of hours. All wedding packages include film, an engagement session, travel costs, and a beautifully curated online gallery of images.

        Add ons are also available and include things like engagements, film, second shooters, wedding weekend coverage, and more.

        schedule a call

        Go through the collections and frequently asked questions, then let's pick a time to hop on a quick FaceTime call together. This way we can go over everything you are envisioning, any questions you may have, and pick a time and place.

        lock it in

        Once you've chosen the collection and add ons you want, I'll send over a contract for you to sign and set up a payment plan for you. I require a 30% deposit at the time of booking which you can pay through the contract, Venmo, or check. This reserves your date in my books!

        make it yours

        Before we shoot, gather some inspiration of photos that you love the feeling of. This helps me see your vision and bring those elements into your photos in a way that feels authentic to you. I'll also send over a questionnaire to father some extra details that will help me make the experience the best it can be for you!

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        works

        my approach is a little different

        I'm about capturing you two for who you are together not just posing you in front of some pretty backdrop at sunset - anyone can do that. my approach is to photograph you honestly by creating a space that you two feel like you can really be yourselves. Yes, the first 10 minutes is going to be awkward for everyone but I promise you'll be more focused on your person and drawn in the moment before you know it. This comes from creating together and bringing your vision and love to life in the photos.

        My style is heavily focused on real moments. I'm not going to make you do anything cheesy that feels forced. Nothing stages, no

        awkward half-smiles, nothing fake. I'll give you plenty of direction and make it feel authentic to who you are. You deserve to look back at these photos and see yourselves in them, not some posed version of what you "should" look like for a nice photo.

        Anyone can take beautiful images of you, but I want to capture something more meaningful for you. I want every part of this to feel like yours. Your love story, regardless of how messy or "imperfect" it may be, it deserves to be documented - beautifully and fiercely.

        Let's create something beautiful together.

        Our journey starts here

        - Choose Your Experience

        collection one

        Ideal for destinations or long wedding weekends that kick off with a welcome party the day before and end with dancing under the moon surrounded by your people.

        - Wedding weekend coverage

        - 35mm & 120 film

        - Second shooter

        - Online gallery of images for download/print

        - All travel costs included

        collection two

        Covering your day from start to finish: this package is ideal for most every wedding whether you're going big or keeping it small.

        - Full wedding day coverage (10-12 hours)

        - 35mm & 120 film

        - Second shooter

        - Online gallery of images for download/print

        - All travel costs included

        7,000

        12,000

        collection three

        Perfect for a half-day, laid back wedding. Example coverage would include getting ready, ceremony, portraits, group photos, and a short dinner or after party.

        - Half day wedding day coverage (6-8 hours)

        - 35mm & 120 film

        - Online gallery of images for download/print

        - All travel costs included

        collection four

        For those who want to elope & have something short and sweet, this covers all the key moments of your day together. Max quest limit is 15 people (children included).

        - 4 hours elopement day coverage

        - 35mm & 120 film

        - Online gallery of images for download/print

        - All travel costs included

        3,000

        5,000

        add-ons

        night before session

        Whether you're gathering around a bonfire for dinner, playing games on the beach, or sharing drinks and stories around the table, kicking off you wedding weekend is where so many memories are made. It's a perfect time to capture laid back candids of you closest friends and family being themselves. Plus it gives me the chance to meet everyone beforehand so they're more comfortable in front of the camera on your big day! Let me know what you've got dreamt up for your wedding weekend and how we can incorporate this into documenting your story.

        Includes 2 hours of coverage

        500

        day after session

        Your wedding day may likely be on e of the only times you'll have all you people in one place together, you should be present with them and savor every moment of it. Instead of taking you away for an hour of your wedding day for portraits, we save that for a session the day after. I'll of course still grab a few photos of just the two of you on the wedding day, but this was we can feed two birds with one scone. You get to soak up all the magic of your wedding day and have a stress free shoot with no time crunch. It also helps give us the chance to shoot beyond your venue in a beautiful location during golden hour.

        Includes 2 hours of coverage

        500

        Extra hours

        If you need an extra hour added onto your coverage, whether it's during booking or the day of. Sometimes things run behind schedule, you don't need to be stressed about a time crunch on my behalf. I'll capture all of it!

        Recommended if you'd like to have coverage of after party, breakfast in the morning together, or if you don't want to be stressed about the timeline running a little behind!

        500

        / HOUR

        second shooter

        If you're getting ready in a separate location (I can typically cover both if we plan for it) or are having a large wedding over 100 people, I recommend adding a second shooter. They help me capture moments I may miss when there's a lot going on or I can't be in two places at once

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        Rush turnaround

        My wedding turnaround time is typically 6 weeks for weddings, but if you'd like all of your photos back the week of your wedding this is a great option. If you're eloping or having a small wedding where you can't have all your people attending, this can help make them feel like they were there with you.

        1000

        couples session

        My all time favorite thing to shoot! It's a time for you two to push pause and to just be present while immersed in a beautiful location with each other. We'll make this meaningful to you and your story, and create together. We'll pick a location together, gather some inspo, and go shoot during golden hour till the sun goes down.

        Whether you're newly engaged, expecting a little one, or celebrating time passed together -let's celebrate what makes your love yours.

        evening of shooting

        - 2 hours of shooting

        - 2 rolls of film

        - online gallery of images for download/print

        - 3 week turnaround time

        500

        within virginia

        stateside

        beyond

        1200

        2500

        Intention session

        evening of shooting

        - 2 hours of shooting

        - 2 rolls of film

        - online gallery of images for download/print

        - 3 week turnaround time

        A radical act of self love.

        A time to push pause, tune in, let go.

        500

        The photos I have of myself during some go the hardest chapters of my life are the ones I hold closest to myself now. It's like a visual journal of sorts. We often think all that is worth celebrating and documenting is engagements, babies, and all the other huge life marks and that the hard, ugly stuff we experience should be tucked away privately in a journal stuffed in a bedside drawer.

        Of course we should celebrate the good times, but the hard stuff is what defines us. And that's worth creating art for.

        This session can represent whatever resonates for you. Some people choose mantra to theme the session around. For others, it may be about celebrating their bodies after battling illness or low self worth.

        Whatever your intention is, we will capture it beautifully and fiercely - together.

        within virginia

        stateside

        beyond

        1200

        2500

        big meadows portraits

        add-ons continued

        Blending film and digital is one of my favorite things. Film has a whole other soul to it, it's like listening to your favorite song out of a record player instead of your phone. You feel it on a whole different level. I love to blend my usual style to match that of film so that everything feels cohesive. Film is messy which makes it so damn beautiful and timeless, it's the perfect addition to any gallery.

        35mm film

        3 rolls of film

        36 exposures per roll

        Gallery of High Resolution Film Scans

        50/ additional roll

        polaroids

        2 packs of black and white or color polaroids

        8 images per pack

        Gallery of High Resolution Film Scans

        25/ additional roll

        Please be aware, there is always a risk with film as you never really know what you're going to get. If film doesn't turn out, I do not offer refunds as these costs cover the bare minimum of the film cost, development, and scans. Film is fragile and the chemicals are unpredictable, not only in camera but handing off to developers as well. If you have any additional questions about film, please feel free to ask!

        travel bucket list

        Thinking of having a destination wedding or skipping all the fuss and eloping overseas?

        To be able to travel and explore this beautiful world is the greatest gift. -I still pinch myself when I get the chance to travel for work!

        Take a peak at some of the dream places I would love to shoot. Pick one of these places and we might just cut a deal to get us there! ;)

        Glacier national park

        moab, utah

        mount rainier national park

        the north cascades national park

        yosemite national park

        kauai, hawaii

        oregon cost

        HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT AND IS IT REFUNDABLE?

        My deposit is 30%, and is non-refundable. Because I have reserved the date for your event, I am then turning away other business on that date.

        WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

        I am located in Charlottesville, Virginia, but am available for travel.

        CAN WE GET SOME VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS?

        Absolutely! I have a list of recs for everything from florists, to makeup artists, to videographers. This is my curated list.. only my absolute faves.

        WILL YOU DIRECT US ON POSING?

        Definitely! If you’re a bit uncomfortable in front of the camera, no worries! I would say 95% of my clients tell me they’re awkward in front of the camera. Although I have a candid style of shooting, I actually do plenty of directing at my shoots. I’ll tell you where to stand, what to do, and give you actions to perform. I leave room for interaction and am always watching for the moments you forget yourself and relax. You’ll ease right into it, and things will become natural in no time.

        WILL YOU HELP US WITH THE SCHEDULE?

        Definitely! We will figure out a schedule that works for you, and that also allows for the best light possible.

        HOW LONG DOES THE GALLERY STAY UP?

        Always. I never take them down.

        FOR ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS, WILL YOU GUIDE US ON WHAT TO WEAR?

        Absolutely! I have a whole outfit guide I'll send you to help get the ball rolling. I'm also here to send outfit inspo, or give honest advice about outfits you're considering.

        Do you have a payment plan?

        require 30% retainer to secure your spot on my calendar, and the remaining 70% is due 3 months in advance for weddings, 2 months in advance for shoots. You can split these payments (up to 3 payments) if you’d like to help make it more affordable. I’m happy to work with your schedule!

        DOES IT COST TO HAVE YOU TRAVEL?

        All travel costs are included in each package.

        DO YOU GIVE RAW UNEDITED IMAGES?

        No, as I believe that editing is half the magic that goes into images and without this huge step the images are only halfway done. I promise to never leave any photos out that you’ll want/need, and if you feel I missed delivering a photo, just ask! I’m more than happy to check back through my images and send it over to you (I make mistakes, no lie!). I won’t let you miss out on your memories!

        WHAT DO WE DO IF IT'S RAINING OUR SHOOT DAY?

        Umbrellas. I highly recommend embracing any weather challenges that come up on your day, you'd be surprised how amazing it can turn out. Think about ordering clear, bubble umbrellas for your wedding day. These umbrellas are absolutely adorable! They are great for photos because they are transparent, which allows me to capture your guests’ faces while they remain safe under the umbrella. We will also watch the weather closely on your wedding day. I have excellent weather apps, which allow me to see if the rain will be clearing from a given area. Sometimes, if we just wait 15 minutes, the rain will stop and we’ll be able to resume the festivities.

        WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?

        Since I take on such a limited amount of jobs per year, I have a faster turnaround time than most photographers! The turnaround depends on how much I shoot, how busy I am, my travel schedule, and the holidays. Typically, for sessions it takes 3 weeks or less and weddings take 6 weeks or less. I try to get them back to you as soon as possible while making sure I give time to each and every image needs.

        DO WE GET PRINTING RIGHTS?

        Absolutely! You have full printing rights to all of the edited images. You have the option to print through my site, but you can also download and print them anywhere you’d like!

        HOW MANY IMAGES CAN WE EXPECT?

        I edit all of the good ones. This means I only remove shots of people blinking, making weird faces, or exact duplicates. This typically ends up being a minimum of 100 images per hour of shooting. I tend to over-deliver, so you’ll have plenty!

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        love notes & kind words

        Working with Cecilia is so much fun. She brings so much creative energy when she shoots. Her photos have life to them and you can honestly feel then images."

        Cara & Brian

        how to book

        First of all, thank you!

        HERE'S How YOU CAN Lock Me In For Your Wedding Day

        Let's Get the Party Started  / BOOK TODAY!

        Ready to make this official? Woohoo!

        Please email me at info@ceciliaphotographyco.com with your chosen package. A 30% deposit will then be issued to secure your wedding date. Once that's locked and loaded, I'll send you a questionnaire to organise our next steps.

        want to chat further?

        Reach out and we'll organize a catch up

        Send me an email and we will organize a catch-up. We can do this in person or over FaceTime. During our catch up you can ask as many questions as you'd like and get a feel for what it'll be like working together. A bit like a blind date, think of this as your chance to suss me out.

        Your happiness is my happiness

        There is zero obligation to book during our catch-up, so no pressure whatsoever. I want you to feel 100% comfortable and confident in your booking once we've hashed out all the details. If you're in, I'm in!

        Cheers to your love, the adventure begins

        Please note that I do book out pretty far in advance, so it's best to get in touch with me sooner rather than later, to avoid any disappointment.