Wedding Collections
      MOMENTS TO BE REMEMBERED

      Sometimes fate magically works to bring two people together and when that happens, a unique gathering is designed in the most heartfelt and thoughtful way. Dreams, expectations, moments or simple details will be captured in a powerful way to make sure each ceremony and reception party is truly captured and immortalized. At Diane Sotero Photography, we are excited to be part of this moment in your life. We feel honored and grateful to work with people that value the power of love, family and memories.

       

       

      I understand not every couple meets the same criteria, which is why I have an easy system for creating your own collection, based on YOUR needs. First, select the services and products you’re interested in from the chart below; then, calculate the amount of credits. If you need guidance on what is the best options for your collection, please refer to the recommended collections section. Each credit is equivalent to 500 dollars and there is a minimum of 8 credits to book for a wedding day and a minimum of 4 credits to book for an elopement. 

      Custom Collection
      Select Services & Produts

      Wedding Coverage | 1 credit per hour

      Portrait Session (engagement, boudoir) | 1 credit

      12×12 Fine Art Album | 3 credits

      10×10 Fine Art Album | 2 credits

      8×8 Matching Parent’s Album | 1 credit

      Online Gallery + Mobile Album | Complimentary

      INVESTMENT CALCULATOR 

      Total credits: ……….. x $450 = ……………

      Recommended Wedding Collections
      Creating your own wedding collection
      Diamond Collection |18 credits

      12 hours of wedding day coverage
      Engagement Session
      12x12 Fine Art Album
      8x8 Matching Parent's Album for both families
      Fine Art Print Box
      Online Gallery available for 6 months

      Gold Collection | 14 credits

      10 hours of wedding day coverage
      Engagement Session
      Boudoir Session
      10x10 Fine Art Album
      Fine Art Print Box
      Online Gallery available for 6 months

      Silver Collection | 10 credits

      8 hours of wedding day coverage
      Engagement Session
      8x8 Fine Art Wedding Album
      Fine Art Print Box
      Online Gallery available for 6 months

      Bronze Collection | 8 credits

      8 hours of wedding day coverage
      Fine Art Print Box
      Online Gallery available for 6 months

      Elopement Collection | 4 credits

      4 hours of coverage
      Mobile Album
      Online Gallery available for 6 months

      Engagement Sessions
      Curated Moments

      Each portrait session is the perfect excuse to get to know our clients in a more personal level and it’s a great opportunity to get more comfortable in front of the camera. For us, the most valid reason to do an engagement session is that you will end up with a set of beautiful photos, and this is where you start to create your family memories, something priceless beyond compare.

      Cost of engagement session outside the package | 600 dollars

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      Rehearsal Dinner
      Happy Anticipation

      This is so much more than just a rehearsal. From invites to toasts there is so much to capture about this pre-wedding soiree. The rehearsal dinner is a great opportunity for your two families to spend time together before the wedding day in a not-so-hectic setting. Take advantage of the relaxed environment, full of happy anticipation. Our ultimate goal is to relieve some pre-wedding tension regarding the cameras and make everyone feel comfortable with the upcoming nuptials.

      Cost for three hours of coverage is 1200 dollars

      Fine Art Albums
      Meaningful Connections To Your Wedding Day

      There is something about holding a photograph in your hands. It connects you physically to the feelings of a time and place that an image on a screen can’t replace. That’s why your wedding album is so important. It is a tangible link to your wedding day. A beautiful hand-crafted fine art album is a permanent heirloom you will enjoy, share and pass down for generations. A meaningful connection to your wedding day that becomes more cherished each year.

      Cost of the fine art wedding album outside package | 1750 dollars

      FAQ
      Diane Sotero Photography
      Wedding
      Wedding day
      Delivery & Booking
      Where are you based?

      I'm based in Chicago and Portugal, but absolutely love world travel. If you're planning a wedding, no matter the miles from my home base, let's connect.

      Did you study photography?

      Yes! With a degree in photography, I use an artful curated approach to create beautiful, light-filled images that evoke a sense of emotion and beauty. In addition, I value the opportunity to further my education by attending workshops each year to continue learn and refine my craft.

      How many weddings do you book a year?

      I personally take up to 12 weddings a year to ensure best experience for my clients. But there is no cap for our associate photographers. We typically get booked about 8 months to 12 months prior to the wedding date.

      How much does it cost for destination wedding?

      Destination and international weddings are my specialty! Because of my vast experience in destination weddings, I am able to offer one simple, all inclusive pricing for my destination clients. I also offer pre-wedding sessions, day after session, or rehearsal dinner coverage.

      What is a "first-look"?

      Your wedding day should be enjoyable and relaxing, not rushed. Seeing each other before the wedding is a wise choice for several reasons. You will get to have a romantic first meeting without all your guests watching and I can capture your first emotions of seeing each other in even more details. We will have more time for photos of the two of you and you will be able to have most of your photos done before the ceremony, It makes for a very relaxing day and more time with your guests.

      Do you have an assistant?

      I am the primary photographer on your wedding day, but I bring another photographer who assists me and may also shoot additional angles during certain points of the wedding day.

      How many images will I receive?

      For sessions, you will receive 60+ images.
      For wedding, you will receive about 75 images per hour that I shoot, depending on your wedding size.

      We want to book you for our wedding date, what is the next step?

      I am so honored you want me to be a part of your wedding! Once I receive a non-refundable retainer of 50% along with a signed contract, your wedding date is booked. The remainder of your balance will be due four weeks before your wedding date.

      TESTIMONIALS

      AMAZING!! After months of researching for a wedding photographer, Diane's work caught our eyes and we couldn't be happier with our decision. Her style is natural, light and romantic which was exactly what we were looking for. She was always prompt and professional with emails from the beginning and went out of her way to make sure she captured our vision. She is also friendly and very patient which made the whole process a lot easier. Your wedding day goes by a blink of eye so when we received our incredible wedding gallery, it was like reliving our special day all over again. We are also glad we had an engagement session with her since it was a great way t get to know her and get comfortable in front of the camera before the big day. Diane is extremely talented and passionate about photography and it shows through her work. We had such a fun, wonderful experience with her and hope to work with her again soon.

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      TESTIMONIALS

      After searching through dozens and dozens of photographers online, I came across Diane's portfolio. I instantly knew she was the one I wanted to hire for my wedding. Diane is simply amazing! I can't say enough kind things about her work. She has a style that is so timeless, romantic, light and elegant. We had her capture our engagement and wedding and the photos are everything we could dream of and more. After such a wonderful experience, I would without any hesitation recommend her to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer!

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      TESTIMONIALS

      There aren't enough words to explain how wonderful Diane is. She is so talented and good at what she does. Her pictures are absolutely beautiful and she truly captures a style that is romantic, elegant, pure, and beautiful. On top of being an artist, Diane is very friendly and easy to work with. She communicates effectively and is very responsive. I have nothing but positive things to say about her. My husband and I love our pictures from her and can't recommend her enough! The next time we need professional pictures, Diane will be our first pick!

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