Pricing & Packages
Please note that despite Rhode Island entering phase 3, we are limiting guest numbers until further notice, and we are not offering photography for inside locations!
We are experiencing too many weddings that are presenting difficulties and challenges with guests not wearing masks or face coverings and not respecting the 6 ft distancing requirements and we are re-evaluating how we are going to proceed. For new bookings, we will be performing elopements only and limiting numbers to the couple and a very small number of witnesses.
We don’t want to be the bad guys at what should be a joyous occasion, or having guests argue and confront us over virus hoaxes and fake news concerning mask wearing and distancing requirements. We are also having to deal with guests from hotspot states who don't tell us, don't seem to be concerned about spreading this virus, and that the rules don't apply to them because they feel fine.
Here is the official listing for states with travel restrictions, and this link for social gathering rules. Click the button below for our plans for weddings during these difficult times....
Pricing is for Elopements and Small Weddings. We generally don't attend rehearsals, as our afternoon and evening schedules tend to be full.
Please note: If you would like to compare pricing to other officiants or photographers keep in mind that our all inclusive packages include both officiant fee and photography cost. Most other officiants charge around $250 to $400 or more for officiant fee alone. There is no one else in RI offering packages that include officiant combined with a photographer.
If you would like just Officiant Services with no photography
Officiant Service without photography ranges from $175 to $275.00
We officiate for weddings up to 35 guests (officiant only, no photography) in an approved setting, but we reserve within 3 to 4 hours of scheduled sunset times for couples who want one of our officiant/photo packages. Pricing is according to amount of guests and location.
Weddings with a Heart offers a wonderful experience and beautiful photography!
Packages inclusive of Officiant and Photography for "one stop shopping"! Keep in mind that our photography is captured with professional cameras and lenses and professionally edited. The locations we use have either no fee or a nominal fee. Another added value is that we help with ideas, locations, lodging and restaurants.
If you have your own officiant but like our photography we can offer photography packages below, pricing will be the same. You benefit by having 2 professional photographers during and after ceremony rather than just after.
Your photos will be edited and available for viewing in an online gallery, usually within one week. You will be able to choose your images and download them at high resolution and they will be ready to print. We also offer black and white and photo art options! (Art images look like paintings, as shown on this page and though out our website!)
The Seagull Package $650
Includes Officiant fee and Photography
Includes officiant and photography during ceremony and a 45 minute photo shoot after with 2 photographers. 6 group shots. If you need more group shots, choose another package or your can purchase a group shot add-on. You can choose 50 image files to download from your own online gallery of high resolution files with printing rights.
Keep it Simple Sweetie (KISS) Package $550
Great for elopements and very small weddings! When it's just the 2 of you and a few guests (this package is limited to 15 guests or less) you may not want or need a bunch of photography! So we offer an abbreviated package that includes officiant and photography during ceremony and up to a 30 minute photo shoot after the ceremony. You can choose 25 image files to download from your own online gallery of high resolution files with printing rights. This package is limited to our local area and Jamestown! There may be a travel fee if we have to leave the island...
Micro Wedding Package $450
The officiant is also your photographer for this package! A simple and easy ceremony in the Newport/Middletown/Jamestown area with a fun and painless (and romantic) photo session afterwards, with 15 fully processed and ready to print high resolution files that you choose for download from your own online gallery.
After Dark Weddings $250 This package offers a unique experience designed for small weddings... an intimate ceremony by lantern light at select locations around Newport or Jamestown, with Newport Bridge and harbor lights as a backdrop! Officiant services only... no photography included.
Black and White Photo Options
"When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls." Canadian Photojournalist Ted Grant
If you would like a mix of color and black and white images, we are happy to offer that for you! Please inquire for pricing options to fit your needs.
Why do we charge for this? We don't simply perform a one click desaturate to color image files to make a black and image.. our process is more involved and time consuming.