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Something Minted is a Seattle and Portland area wedding photographer available for travel where love finds you!

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Congratulations on your engagement, we're honored to be considered to photograph your story and offer light-filled reminders of love. For investment details, including elopements + micro weddings, and availability, please send a message using this contact form. We look forward to connecting soon!

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In-between moments make up the fabric of a wedding day, and it’s our job to capture them authentically . Your families become woven as all you love gathers together. And we want you to treasure your day as if it’s tomorrow.  In-between moments make up the fabric of a wedding day, and it’s our job to capture them authentically . Your families become woven as all you love gathers together. And we want you to treasure your day as if it’s tomorrow.

In-between moments make up the fabric of a wedding day, and it’s our job to capture them authentically . Your families become woven as all you love gathers together. And we want you to treasure your day as if it’s tomorrow.  In-between moments make up the fabric of a wedding day, and it’s our job to capture them authentically . Your families become woven as all you love gathers together. And we want you to treasure your day as if it’s tomorrow.

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Light-filled but most of all, authentic. Admirers of the inviting feel of an outdoor venue & airy windows of an indoor one, natural light is the perfect companion for the Something Minted Photography style. Your story (and soon, the greatest promise!) brings us together, whether it's off to a: garden, farm, historic home, beach, orchard, vineyard or destination love finds you! Something Minted documents estate weddings in the Seattle and Portland areas that are classic, romantic and filled with togetherness.

What is your style?

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On the blog! You'll find favorites from every wedding (including reception highlights) and engagement!

Where can we see more of your work?

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Absolutely! The team and I are always up for a good adventure and keep passports current. Planning your big day in Washington? No travel fees are asked for weddings within our home state. If your venue is 125+ miles outside of Tacoma, overnight accommodations are requested. And if your wedding is a flights distance, the exact cost for plane tickets and 2 nights stay will be asked.

Do you travel?

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Aside from sharing with friends & family in announcements, engagement sessions offer a time to become familiar with posing flows so you'll know exactly what to expect come wedding day. Nothing builds trust better than experience! Live out of state and won't be visiting until the wedding? Anything time based is directly transferable to anything else time based. For example: a one hour engagement session may be applied to one hour of wedding day coverage.

Why schedule an engagement session?

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All collections include fully edited digital files along with personal reprint rights & an online gallery to offer instant-access! Believers in backup plans, we also mail you a custom external hard drive containing every final image :)

Are digital files included?

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Color correction, exposure fixes, cropping + straightening as well as natural, light retouching is included in each collection! Retouching includes any mark that will not be present in two weeks, such as blemishes. Any additional client requested edits, such as removal of persons or things, body shaping, removal of scars or birthmarks, teeth whitening, etc, will be outsourced to retouchers and invoiced at $50 per image.

Do you charge an additional fee for editing?

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When it comes to the amount of images delivered, it truly depends on the number of details to photograph and how many family groupings we put together! We average 50-75 final edited images per hour on a wedding day. With this, the team and I are firm believers in quality over quantity. Something Minted Photography retains complete control over the image selection and editing process, including the RAW files. This is to ensure products delivered to all clients are representative of the craftsmanship and quality of our work.

How many images will we receive?

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Complete portrait collections are delivered up to 4 weeks from session date and weddings are up to 8 weeks from event date. You'll be personally contacted when images are ready for viewing, downloading, sharing & printing through your online gallery. Expect happy mail to follow!

When will images be ready?

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Keep the moments where you can always find them. The fine art prints, albums and canvas offered are processed through our preferred professional lab, which the computers used to edit all images are specifically calibrated for. This guarantees rich and consistent products as well as a second set of eyes to check for overall quality. Heirloom albums are handcrafted with archival grade materials. The fade resistant pages layflat to seamlessly display your story. 

Why order albums and prints through Something Minted?

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Just like we wouldn’t have missed our own wedding days, we don’t want to miss yours! Although the team and I have never been unable to photograph an event, we always have a backup plan. If something beyond our control prevents the lead photographer from shooting a wedding, the second shooter is ready to step into the role of primary photographer and provide the same level of professionalism, care and overall image quality clients expect and deserve!

What if you can’t make it to our event?

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"Shelby is always there for us & genuinely excited for our journey. Would recommend 11/10 times!"

Mary and Ryan

Point Ruston

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