What's included in my wedding investment?

All our wedding packages include at least eight hours of wedding day coverage, a complementary engagement session, at least $100 in print credits, high-resolution edited files with the rights to print, your wedding and engagement photos delivered on a custom flash drive and an online gallery.


Other packages include fine art wedding albums, more hours, a second photographer and additional print credits.


Wedding packages start at $2,9995 plus tax.


Where are you based?

I live in northern Minnesota in Duluth!!

Do you travel?

I love to travel! No destination is too far. If you are interested in having Derek Montgomery Photography document your wedding, get in touch with us via the contact form on the website.

Do you have backup equipment and insurance?

Yes! I arrive at each wedding with extra cameras, extra lenses, extra lighting equipment and lots of memory cards. The cameras we use to take your picture utilize two memory cards. Each picture is recorded onto two cards so if one card fails, we still have the other one. Regarding insurance, Derek Montgomery Photography is fully insured.

Are engagement sessions included in your wedding packages?

All packages include a complementary engagement session.

How long before I get my pictures?

Pictures are guaranteed to be uploaded to an online gallery within six weeks of your wedding day. Most of the time, that happens much faster. We try to upload a sneak preview to the Derek Montgomery Photography Facebook page within a day or two of the wedding. If you had a Wild Booth at your wedding, those photos will be posted within 48 hours of the event, but most typically within 24 hours.

Will the images I receive be edited?

We edit all images that will be delivered to you. Editing includes exposure adjustment, color correction, sharpening, saturation and contrast adjustments among other things. Delivered images will be ready to print.

How many pictures do you take at a typical wedding?

Each wedding is different, but a good estimate is 50 images per hour. If your package includes a second photographer then that amount will change.

How many pictures do you take at a typical wedding?

We have one package that includes a second photographer. Otherwise, a second photographer can be added for $650. The second photographer will be someone who is experienced, who I have worked with before, who knows how to shoot weddings and who can function efficiently and respectfully on a wedding day. They are people who I would totally feel comfortable with taking over as the main photographer if I were to be abducted by aliens mid-wedding day. Let’s hope that never happens–for the alien’s sake.

How do we reserve our date? Do I need to meet with you in person to reserve our wedding day?

You do not need to meet with me in person although I'd like to at least have a phone, Skype or FaceTime conversation beforehand to make sure we are the right fit and I can answer any questions you might have about how I work. If you know you want to work with me, a completed contract and a $500 retainer payment is required to secure your date. Everything from the contract to paying the retainer and your wedding balance can be done online.