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Minna Cirino

photography

LOVE,

I'm so excited that you are interested in choosing me to document your wedding! I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

I began capturing images in 2012 when I received my first DSLR camera as a Christmas gift. We had a newborn and I wanted to document every moment with him. In 2015 we moved to Germany and had a once-in-lifetime opportunity to do a lot of traveling. Desiring to document our travels inspired me to seriously learn photography. Quickly my hobby turned into serious passion and Minna Cirino Photography, LLC (MCP) was officially established in 2017. I believe photography is a journey and monthly education is a central part of my business philosophy as I continuously endeavor to learn something new.

Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them. 

Even with it's ups and downs, your life, your story, are beautiful and I can't wait to create images to show that!

GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER

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Minna

Beyond her obvious talent as a photographer, what sets Minna apart is how easy it is to feel comfortable with her behind the camera. It's as if an old friend is taking photos of you, and just as excited as you are that you've found the love of your life.

"...what sets Minna apart is how easy it is to feel comfortable with her behind the camera."

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Another awesome facet of Minna is how communicative she is with her clients. The whole process was so easy and if we needed anything she was right there with an answer to our question and willing to help.
Do yourself a favor and book her!

"DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND BOOK HER!"

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After photographing weddings since 2017, I’ve found that I'm not the perfect fit for every couple. That’s why this process begins with a conversation. I want to hear everything—how you met, funny first date stories, and how you got engaged.

We’ll get to know one another, talk about the details of your day, answer any questions you might have about working with me and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.

LET's CONNECT

I'm here as a resource beyond photography—whether you're looking for engagement session outfit recommendations, timeline advice, or vendor referrals.

Even if you're working with a wedding planner or you're planning a simple wedding, there are likely still a lot of moving pieces left leading up to your big day. I'm happy to share everything I've learned over the years! 

Wedding Advice

I'm a big fan of engagement sessions for a few reasons. Not only do they allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera, they also give you the opportunity to showcase your personalities in a more casual setting that is significant to the two of you. 
Engagement sessions can take place anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. I’ve found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos. Sessions are normally planned based on a particular “look” a couple has in mind, spring flowers for example, or based on schedules. 

Engagement Session

I check-in about two months before the wedding to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details, family formal shot lists, special traditions and anything else I should know about your big day. 

While I normally don't send this questionnaire until closer to the wedding, please don't hesitate to let me know if you have questions during the planning process!

Wedding Day Prep

It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" and dance the night away surrounded by your family and friends. 

Just know I'm excited to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be awesome.

The Big Day

You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within about four to six weeks of your wedding. At that time, I'll also send over details about preserving your images through prints and albums. 

I hope the relationship doesn't end after I deliver your photographs. I want to hear about the adventures of married life. And if you decide to have kids, I'd love to document your growing family.

Photo Delivery

What to Expect

Additional Wedding Coverage - $400/hour
Engagement Session - $500
Bridal Session - $500
Second Photographer (8hrs) - $700
20-page 10x10 linen wedding album - $875

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ELOPEMENTS

micro weddings

Custom packages are available upon request 
**A 6% VA sales tax will be added to all packages and options 
***Travel fees may apply to locations outside of 60 miles. Ask for details.

6 hours of wedding coverage 
Complimentary Engagement Session
Second Photographer
Each photo individually retouched
Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution images for printing
Printing rights
1 Year Backup

$2900 (valued at $3400)

COLLECTION THREE

8 hours of coverage
Complimentary Engagement Session 
Second Photographer
Each photo individually retouched
20-page 10x10 linen wedding album 
Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution images for printing 
Printing rights
1 Year Backup


$3400 (valued at $5275)

COLLECTION TWO

10 hours of coverage 
Complimentary Engagement Session 
Second Photographer
Each photo individually retouched
20-page 10x10 linen wedding album
2 duplicate 8x8 parent albums 
 Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution images for printing 
Printing rights
5 Year Backup

$4900 (valued at $7425)

COLLECTION ONE

custom collections available upon request

THE COLLECTIONS

$1500 (valued at $2200)

Up to 4 hours of coverage
One Photographer 
Complimentary Engagement Session 
 Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution images for printing 
1 Year Backup
Each photo individually retouched
Printing rights

*Up to 50 guests including couple

$900

*Up to 10 guests including couple

Up to 2 hours of coverage
One Photographer  
 Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution images for printing 
1 Year Backup
Each photo individually retouched
Printing rights

*most popular collection

MORE DETAILS

One of the best ways to make your wedding memories last is by ordering an album. These high quality professionally designed albums come in a variety of linen & leather colors. These aren’t the same albums your parents wedding photos came in. They’re modern, lay perfectly flat and look incredible on coffee tables.

All albums must be prepaid before design begins. Albums typically take between 4 to 6 weeks to complete and include three rounds of revision. Albums may be ordered anytime before or after the wedding day.

ALBUMS

All of our sessions include a complimentary engagement session. It takes time for most couples to warm up to being photographed and understand how we pose. Timelines can be pretty tight on weddings days and 30 minutes may be all we have for portraits - which is why we’ve found that wedding day portraits turn out so much better when couples do engagement sessions ahead of time.

Sessions also allow you to showcase your personalities in a more casual setting that is significant to the two of you (and even include pets!) While they’re great for save-the-dates, we’ve taken engagement photos anywhere from 18 months in advance to a few days before the wedding.

Engagement Sessions

Fantastic! To reserve your wedding date, a completed contract and a $800 non-refundable deposit are required. I'll send you a link to a Proposal and the booking process can be completed online. The remaining balance will be due 1 week before the wedding.

We love your work and we’re ready to book! What’s the next step?

Galleries typically include anywhere between 700 and 1000 photos. The exact amount varies from wedding to wedding. I average 75-100 images per hour of photographing. Your online gallery will come loaded with fully edited high resolution images you can print anywhere. You’re also welcome to share your wedding photos on social media as long as you credit me and link to my website.

How many photos are typically included and can we print the photos ourselves?

I typically add travel fees on to any wedding outside of a 60 mile radius from my home in Alexandria, Virginia. Fees vary depending on location so ask me for more details.

When do you charge travel fees?

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CONtaCT minna

Thank you so much for considering me to be a part of your wedding day! If you’re interested in working with me, the next step is to set up a time to chat! You can reach me directly at minna.cirino.photography@gmail.com

I CAN'T WAIT TO WORK TOGETHER!

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