stories that bend reality

"We’re blown away... simply amazing, and we enjoyed every minute, listening to all the special words and taking in the beautiful imagery of the weekend. We could not be happier with the results and would not hesitate to recommend Shutterfreek to anyone looking to capture their special day."

-Ben & Macey
Eldorado Santa, Fe

Just like anything in life, you get what you pay for.  We can't tell you how many times we've had couples reach out to us on Insta saying how much they wish they would've invested more into their photographer & videographer.  Your photos & videos are the ONLY investment from your wedding that will continue to yield a return year after year. Our combined 15+ years experience shooting weddings & elopements makes all the difference and will completely take the stress & margin for error out your special day.   

worTH THE INVESTMENT

WHY WE ARE 

Let's get it on the calendar!  We require a $600 deposit + signed agreement and then the planning begins! 

secure your date

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If we both feel like we're a good fit, and of course you budget aligns our offerings, we hone in on the perfect package and send you a quote.

customize a package

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Because we take a limited number of weddings each year, we like to at least chat with  couples before we book.

schedule a chat

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The very first thing you should want to know is, "Do we have your date available?"

INQUIRE

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ONCE YOU'RE PART OF THE SF TEAM WE GIVE YOU ALL THE TOOLS TO HAVE A STRESS FREE MARRIAGE + ACCESS TO OUR PREFERRED VENDOR LIST FOR NM,CO, AZ & UT.

from $1000
depending on location

Don't just do Engagement Photos....let's plan an Adventure Session of a life time!  We love taking couples out to experience new places for the first time.  We love to travel and are willing to go anywhere!

First Look Sessions eliminate the pressure of doing your Formal Couple Portraits all on your Wedding Day.

These Sessions include access & rights to all the juicy high res edits + b&w's. 

ENGAGEMENTS & FIRST LOOK SESSIONS

Sessions include:
• Planning & Scouting
• 1-2 hours of photography coverage with one shooter
• 100+ high res edits + b&w's
• private online gallery
• travel within a 200 mile radius of the Four Corners

CONTACT FOR DETAILED PACKAGE INFO

from $2500

Most couples planning to Elope, have a general idea of location & time of year but generally are open to ideas.

If we were Eloping, we would want to go somewhere we've never been. A place that completely takes our breath way. A place on our bucket list of places to see.

Once you have a date & general location we help you tackle the rest. We help with everything from planning, permitting, styling & making your special Elopement one-of-a-kind.

Starting Elopement Packages (photo only) include:
• Planning, Scouting & Timeline development
• Vendor connections for florals, cake etc.
• 4 hours of photography coverage with one shooter
• 300+ high res edits + b&w's
• private online gallery with downloading & printing rights
• travel within a 200 mile radius of the Four Corners

Optional to add video to any package.  Please message for a quote.

CONTACT FOR DETAILED PACKAGE INFO

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ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS

Intimate Weddings typically have no more than 20-40 total guests.  These are couples who can't imagine getting married without their closest family & friends, but aren't necessarily interested in funding dinner & drinks for hundreds of guests. These are some of our favorite events to shoot by far.  

from $3500

Intimate Wedding Packages (photo only) include:
• On location photography with Paul or Katie
• Planning, Scouting & Timeline development
• Vendor connections for florals, hair & MUA, cake, DJ, catering etc.
• 6 hrs of photography with 1 shooter
• 400+ high res edits + b&w's
• private online gallery with downloading & printing rights
• USB keepsake
• travel within a 200 mile radius of the Four Corners included.

Optional to add Video, Engagement Session, Premium Photobooth and or Rehearsal Dinner Coverage.

CONTACT FOR DETAILED PACKAGE INFO

get this party started!

CHECK OUT THIS RECENT wedding film featuring SYDNEY & AUSTIN
AT PINEY RIVER RANCH VAIL, CO

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INTIMATE WEDDING

STARTING AT $6000

Katie and I are hybrid shooters meaning we both shoot photo & video. Because we shoot both simultaneously we are able to pull of full photography and video productions that would normally take a team of people to pull off.  Currently we are only offering Photo+Video packages for Weddings with 50 guests or less.  Any Wedding with over 50 guests we will shoot photo OR video only.  Not both.  

Intimate Wedding Photography & Video Packages include:
• Planning, Scouting & Timeline development
• Vendor connections for florals, cake, DJ, catering etc.
• 8 hours hours of photography & video coverage with Paul & Katie
• 500+ high res edits + b&w's
• Highlight Film + Full Ceremony & Toasts all HD
• Private Video Gallery
• Private Photo Gallery with downloading & printing rights
• USB Keepsake
• Full access to our print Store Credit
• travel within a 120 mile radius of the Four Corners

Optional to add an Engagement Session, First Look Session, Premium Photobooth or Rehearsal Dinner coverage to any package.  Please message for details. 

CONTACT FOR DETAILED PACKAGE INFO

let's freekin go!!

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photo & film packages

with shutterfreek your wedding day gets an entirely unique perspective
from the drone.

we offer drone photography & video with every package.

While our editing style continues to evolve and refine, we prefer to emulate more of a film look.  We lean toward warmer, light grain, deep, moody film tones without compromising natural looking skin or skewing natural colors too far from what makes them beautiful in reality. We avoid fleeting editing trends and stick to  producing clean images that will stand the test of time and look as good 50 years now as they do today.

All our packages include high resolution master edits with printing rights. We also offer combo packages that include Engagement Sessions, Rehearsal Dinners, Formal Sessions, and/or our Premium Photobooth. Typically we custom tailor packages to fit each unique couple, budget etc. To receive our full Collections pdf please visit our contact page and let's start a dialogue about your Special Day! 

DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

STYLE & DELIVERY

 visit our adventure elopements page for more details. 

Package Includes:
Experience Architect Raymond Linam responsible for crafting 12 hours of non-stop fun adventure, dining, relaxation, love, marriage & more.  

• Full day photography, video & drone with Paul & Katie exclusively
• Hair/make up full day
• Florals including bouquet, boutonniere and ceremony styling
• Elopement Cake
• Officiant
• Massages
• Personal gourmet chef
• Luxury Glamping

Optional activities could include:
Rustic hot soak fed from mountain springs, hiking, jeeping/utving, fishing, swimming, spelunking etc. 

This package is also perfect for extended honeymooning / exploring the gorgeous surroundings.

For those distinct couples looking for an Elopement experience completely off the grid, completely one-of-a-kind & unique, styled with luxurious overnight Glamping, fine dining under the stars, a first dance barefoot in the sand...we'll help you map and plan every detail!

We love taking couples on these adventures!  

Desert Rover Elopements include a team of vendors for an all inclusive Elopement Adventure.

OUR NEWEST VENTURE WE CALL "THE DESERT ROVER EXPERIENCE" consists of
EXTREME ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS 
UNLIKE any Adventure Elopement Experience you've ever seen.  We've partnered with Desert Harbor Retreat to help plan and produce every detail of your dream Elopement Adventure focused on Utah, New Mexico, Colorado & Arizona!



from $7000 - $15,000

CONTACT FOR DETAILED PACKAGE INFO

EXTREME adventure elopements IN UTAH & BEYOND

What clients are saying...

"Everything was captured in the most beautiful way. It’s safe to say that we have found an amazing photographer to capture the most important moments in our lives for many many years to come."

"They captured my wedding day perfectly. They have the ability and vision to capture every important moment and detail of your special day, all while being professional, fun and relaxed. You can't get any better."

What clients are saying...

"for me, hiring Shutterfreek was about giving a gift to my family too. They now amazing photos they wouldn’t otherwise have."

What clients are saying...

"I was so excited to finally be marrying the love of my life. Shutterfreek was professional and captured every detail, how I felt, how my family and friends felt. every shot I asked for and more."

What clients are saying...

"I cannot say enough good things about my photographer, my photos, and the fun photo booth! I would use them again and again. Thank you shutterfreek for capturing one of the most important days of my life!

What clients are saying...

First and foremost we are story tellers.  Over time we've realized that we not only have a knack for taking quality photographs, but we also a natural talent to connect with people in ways that allow them to feel comfortable and natural. We work extremely hard to get to the most picturesque locations & vantage points possible so that each photo becomes a literal piece of art.

Emotion. Capturing love, crying, laughter, reminiscing, joy, friendship, and bonds are key to the success of our work. We love catching people during these pinnacles of emotion. These are split second moments that you only get one opportunity to catch and they are priceless.  And we can be trust to capture them.

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Frequently asked

If you know you're getting married in a year or less, the best time to do your engagement session is now! Not only will it help you be ahead of the game with announcements and such, but it will also give you some marketing power for your big day to keep your social feeds poppin'!      

When is the best time to schedule Engagement Photos?

Although we don't claim to be fashion stylists, we do try to keep our Pinterest boards up to date with what we think are the cutest, most current wardrobe combinations. We alway recommend that our clients create a idea board for their session. It’s a great way to bounce ideas off of us, and to make sure we’re on the same page going into the shoot!

What should we wear to our Engagement Session?

We always start booking dates at least one year in advance. We are typically booked for the year by January/February of that year. If you feel a connection with our style and our approach to telling wedding stories, we should chat sooner than later! 

How far in advance do we need to book a Wedding?

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Frequently asked

We are booking weddings at least a year in advance and recommend that if you're getting married anytime between June and October, to consider booking sooner than later. We are close to being completely booked for the following year by November - December. 

When is the best time to book your photographer or videographer?

Of course! We are not a one size fits all company, and although we have tried to put together what we feel are perfect varying levels of coverage, we quite often will custom tweak a package to fit specific coverage or budget needs. The best first step is to let us know exactly what you want!

Can we customize a Wedding Collection to fit our coverage needs and budget?

Most of the weddings we do these days are destination weddings in locations that require us to travel. There may or may not be an additional fee, depending on the package, location, and scenario. In other words, if it's in our best interest for portfolio purposes to offset the travel costs, we're more than willing to do it. Generally speaking, we do not charge additional travel fees to locations within a 90 mile radius of Farmington, NM.

Are there any additional fees for travel?

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Frequently asked

A $600 deposit is required to reserve a date on our calendar. Deposits are non-refundable. If for any reason you need to cancel your wedding, or reschedule for a date that we do not have available, if we have done your engagement photos as part of your package, you will be charged for that session on top of the deposit. 

How much do you charge to book a date for a Wedding? 

We try to! Drone footage is the coolest. It really will depend on time opportunity and weather, but we generally always try to get some drone footage. If you are willing or want us to fly a drone during your ceremony…we’re all about it!  

Do you fly a drone at every Wedding? 

The best time to have your ceremony depends entirely on much time you will need for photos before dinner. If you are not planning on having a first look, you will need at a minimum of 1 hour for all family, wedding party, and formal photos after the ceremony. In that scenario we are racing to get everything covered before you check in to the reception. There are pro and cons to first looks, but they alway afford more time for photos, and an earlier check in to your reception. If possible, we ALWAYS try to sneak the couple out just after they eat for some gorgeous golden hour shots.

What's the best time to have a Wedding Ceremony?

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Frequently asked

Yes! Our premium photobooth is the Mercedes of photobooth’s. It’s extremely mobile, works in all environments, prints unlimited beautiful 4X6 images and saves all the digital negatives which we edit and provide as part of your final image collection.

Does your Freekbox Photobooth print photos and save digital copies?

Yes! This happens more than you would think. Weddings are an expensive investment and sometimes it takes time to figure out exactly what your budget is for photography & video. If you know you want to work with us, it is smart to book your date and then decide soon after exactly what type of coverage your want.

Can I put a deposit down to reserve a date even though I don’t know exactly what package we want?

We can hire as many shooters as you'd like for your Wedding but the reality is we've got it covered.  Over a decade or testing second shooters and we've come to the conclusion that we do a better job covering your event together than we do with more hands in the cookie jar.  If you've booked with a package that included 2 people, it is always just Katie and I.

DO YOU EVER WORK WITH SECOND SHOOTERS OR IS IT ALWAYS JUST YOU AND KATIE AT EACH EVENT?

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1000% YES!!!  The experience you have seeing each other down the aisle, when every just got real, will never change regardless of whether or not he's seen you in your dress ahead of time.  We don't believe that this superstition will set your marriage off on the wrong foot either.  The reality it, there is only a limited amount of time on your Wedding Day to spend with your guests, who you've invested a lot of money in and we don't want that precious time to go to waste.  A first look allows us to knock out an hours worth of photos, giving that time back to you after your ceremony with your closest.  Plus, first look moments are just super cool to experience in a private setting.  Highly recommend!       

do you recommend doing a first look vs. waiting to see each other down the aisle?

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If it's for a large Wedding....FREEK YES!  We highly recommend having a planner, coordinator, or designer that can help you do what you would never be able to do on your own. Despite our best efforts, stress shows in photos. The least amount of stress you have going into your wedding day, the better. A rock star wedding coordinator can take so much off your plate, and can keep the pace, flow, and style of your wedding in check. Let us help make recommendations of the best ones in the biz!

Do I really need a Wedding Planner?

Frequently asked

As a rule, we do our best to release a batch of highlight images the week after your Wedding.  From there full photo delivery can take 6-12 weeks and this depends on the time of year your event was held.  Later in the year obviously takes longer because we're editing a ton of events before yours. Highlight videos take about the same amount of time.  All video deliverables can take 6-10 months again based on the volume of Weddings we've taken on in that given season and the time of year we shot yours.  We try our best not to burn out on individual events that are photo & video by spreading out when we are editing each asset.  That way you know you're going to get our freshest more creative take telling your story.

HOW LONG IS YOUR TURN AROUND FOR DELIVERING IMAGES AND VIDEOS?

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We do detailed touch ups on every event with the top 100-200 "framable" images.  However, if something isn't going to be gone a month from now we're not going to remove it, slim it, reduce it or augment it.  We encourage people to be comfortable in their own skin no matter what.  Will we slim a double chin that's looks unflattering in a hysterical laughing shot that we know you'll love....sure!  Will we remove skin blemishes....yes!  We'll even do some minor slimming on the serious keepers.  But we not make someone look like something they are not in real life.  Even as photoshop gurus, there's a point where it can do more damage than it does good.  We will ALWAYS make sure you look your very best.  That you can count on!

how far do you take skin touch ups and digital augmentation?  

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 Photography & Film duo | Paul & Katie | AKA SHUTTERFREEK®

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