Rising Star Photography

  • weddings
  • engagements
  • portraits
  • sports
  • maternity

You're Going to Love Working With Us

If you’re looking for non-personal wedding photographers who show up, shoot and leave, then Rising Star isn’t for you. Knowing your preferences, personalities, and insecurities allows us to capture your wedding day moments exactly as you want them. Whether you lean toward natural, romantic, visionary, or goofy, we’ll capture it.

The Two-Person Difference

We work as a two-person team, because it keeps our creativity fresh and energy high. You’ll have photographers in two places at the same time, ensuring you’ll get all the shots! For example, your Rising Star wedding day photographers can capture both the bride and the groom’s reactions during the ceremony. Only two people can get you all the wedding photos you want and that tell the full story of your special day. Not to mention, you will have the peace of mind knowing there are two photographers, each with two sets of camera gear, each getting two different angles.

The Two-Person Difference

We work as a two-person team, because it keeps our creativity fresh and energy high. You’ll have photographers in two places at the same time, ensuring you’ll get all the shots! For example, your Rising Star wedding day photographers can capture both the bride and the groom’s reactions during the ceremony. Only two people can get you all the wedding photos you want and that tell the full story of your special day. Not to mention, you will have the peace of mind knowing there are two photographers, each with two sets of camera gear, each getting two different angles.

What Sets Us Apart?

Few choices in life can be as overwhelming as choosing a wedding day photographer. And as you look at all the talented options in Cleveland, you’ll see a lot of the same claims: high quality, professional, special, etc. So what sets us apart? Here are a few key differentiators to consider:

Do not choose Rising Star . . .

If you want to be nervous and uncomfortable throughout your photoshoot.
If you want your wedding photographer to treat every couple and wedding the same.
If you don’t want to see any personality coming out of your photographer.
If you want your wedding photography session to feel overly staged without character.

We take pride in being different — in being one of the best wedding photography agencies in Cleveland. Not just because of the quality of our work, but because of the way we work.

6 Reasons to Choose Rising Star as your Wedding Photographer

Why should you choose us? Let us count the ways. No, but really. Here is the stuff that matters.

Experience

Nearly 15 years and hundreds of weddings have taught us how to be consummate professionals and provide incomparable service.

PERSONALITY

We have fun doing what we do, and we make sure you do too. We are the only vendor who is with you your entire wedding day, so we want you to be comfortable with us.

Inventiveness

With two people, we’re able to get a diversity of shots you will cherish forever. We truly want you to have an experience of a lifetime.

Flexibility

We’re very good at going with the flow. This is your day! But, we are here to help with timeline structure and suggestions. We have seen it all.

Commitment

Our happiness depends on your happiness. And we like being happy. We treat every client with great care and respect, and will never rush your day away.

OWNERSHIP

Comfortable rates, ownership of all your images and no time restrictions on the biggest day of your life. You can be confident you’re making the right decision when you work with us.

Services & Pricing

The Rising Star Wedding Day Photography Experience


Our nearly 15 years of experience has shown us what works. Because we don’t want to compromise your once-in-a-lifetime event, we’ve put together a wedding photography package that delivers. If there’s one aspect of your wedding that you don’t want to shortchange, it’s the photos. We’re always happy to talk through these recommendations and make adjustments, so please call with questions.

Weddings

$1,995

What's Included
  • Two professional lead photographers covering 9-12 hours (most weddings require 10-11 hours)
  • Release form of ownership of all your pictures
  • Every composition sorted, categorized and stored to graphical DVDs or USB flash drive (typically over 1,000 images)
  • Edited storyline gallery of all the pivotal images in color and black/white (typically 400-500 images)
  • Private online gallery for guest viewing, prints and downloads
  • In-depth consultation one month before your wedding
  • Beautiful, elite albums are available for all budgets
  • No hidden costs and no travel fees within a 60-mile radius

Engagements

$300

What's Included
  • One photographer covering 2 hours on location
  • Ownership rights and delivery of all your compositions
  • Edited gallery of your favorites to DVDs or USB flash drive, featured in color and black/white
  • No travel fees within a half-hour drive—additional travel is extra
  • Wardrobe change
  • A fun time to grow comfortable with each other and cover wedding day scenarios

Senior Portraits

$300

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What's Included
  • One photographer covering 2 hours on location
  • Ownership rights and delivery of all your compositions
  • Edited gallery of your favorites to DVDs or USB flash drive, featured in color and black/white
  • Wardrobe change
  • Quotes on custom prints and graduation party cards

Frequently Asked Questions

Why don’t you offer a variety of packages?
Great question! We’ve been doing this for a long time now, and we’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. The Rising Star Experience is our recommendation for the most satisfying wedding day experience. If there’s something different you want, let’s talk. In short, if you are having a full-day wedding, you usually need full-day coverage. You deserve NOT having photographers leaving before the dancing starts or putting pressure on your timeline because they want to go home.
What if we just want one photographer?
We feel that one photographer just cannot give you the quality, quantity and diversity of shots that we can. Our reputation has been built upon our ability to fully accommodate you throughout the day, and we can only continue that as a team.
What if we have people who don’t like getting their picture taken?
Not to worry — we see this all the time! After all, this is the big day, so the nerves are bound to be a little raw. First, remember that we build a relationship with you well before the wedding day. Second, we have a variety of ways to make even the most apprehensive person feel comfortable. In fact, we even have what we call “shake-your-nerves shots.”
Can you apply filters to our photos?
The short answer is yes, but what we’ve learned is that filters are almost too subjective to be successful. Let’s talk about your vision and go from there! Your gallery will be edited where needed for blemishes, skin softening, contrast and texture enhancement.
What’s your photography style?
We believe every wedding is unique based on your location, timeline, personalities and preferences. Therefore, we want our images to be very natural and express your wedding day experience, not someone else’s. Every wedding gets its own individual attention to photograph and edit in the proper fashion.
What if I have questions before the wedding?
We can’t say this enough: we are here for you before, during and after! We can help you with your wedding day plan. This isn’t just our job. This is our calling. We encourage you to call us with questions or concerns.
How do I hire you as my photographer?
When possible, we would love to meet you for a fun introductory meeting. We require a signed, one-page contract and a $200 deposit to hold your date. The deposit is deducted from your total. Your remaining balance is due the morning of your wedding day. Many couples choose to pay their balance at our wedding consultation, 4-6 weeks before your wedding.