The Wedding Experience

"the most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire"


You're engaged!

What an amazing, exciting time in your lives.  I am so thrilled that you are considering retaining Rebecca Hellyer Photography to capture what is sure to be the most beautiful day -- you're wedding day!

This page will hopefully answer many questions you may have regarding my wedding photography services and what you can expect from me before, during, and after your wedding day.  Of course, we can chat about anything you see here if you have further questions.


Let’s get to know each other!  All of my wedding collections include a complimentary engagement session upon payment of your retainer.  Your engagement session gives us some low-pressure time to meet and become fast friends, & that means you won’t have a stranger with you for 8+ hours on your wedding day.

Plan on getting together for coffee or a cocktail at least once before your big day.  We’ll cover your timeline, your expectations, and can chat about how things will generally flow.


Consider who you are as a couple & let’s plan according to that - are you city-dwellers, do you enjoy being in nature?

We can use multiple locations!

Bring multiple outfits, if you wish.

Relax!  Enjoy each other’s company!  I will often be far enough away to give you space to simply be in the moment with your love.


On your wedding day I will arrive at the agreed upon time (usually 1-2 hours before the bride is scheduled to be done with hair and makeup) and will stay until our time together is up.

Throughout the day I aim to be as unobtrusive as possible, photographing the small moments of your day that may otherwise be missed during the flurry of activity.  We'll most certainly pose you and your bridal party for your beautiful portraits, but I will rarely stage a moment or direct your interactions -- I aim to observe and capture the true love and emotion of the day as it unfolds.


Keep an eye out on my Facebook page and my Instagram feed for some sneak peeks from your day!  I’ll share them as I’m editing, and they will be awesome.

Approximately 6 weeks after your wedding date your images will be ready!  You will receive an online gallery to view the images and purchase any professional prints, canvases or products that you or your family may want.  This is also the time to work with me on designing your beautiful custom heirloom album if one is included in your collection.

Once all products orders are finalized and all payments received, I will prepare your gorgeous products and organize delivery.  If you are local, we can set up a time to meet and drop off the goods.  If you are not local, your products will be delivered directly to your door.

The Collections




Up to 10 hours of coverage on your wedding day + second shooter

All full resolution digital files from your wedding day

10x10 Heirloom Album showcasing approximately 60 images from your day over 30 panoramic pages

One 16x20 wall portrait

Five gift prints (8x10 and smaller)



Up to 8 hours of coverage on your wedding day + second shooter

All full resolution digital files from your wedding day

One 16x20 wall portrait



Up to 6 hours of coverage on your wedding day + second shooter

All full resolution images from your wedding day

30% off additional products

All collections come with a complimentary engagement session.

Non-refundable retainer of $700 is required to secure your date.

Miscellaneous Fees

Travel Fees - Mileage rate of $0.575/mile will be charged for locations more than 20 miles from zipcode 60630.  Locations more than 100 miles from zipcode 60630 will require payment for one night’s hotel stay.  Average cost will be detemined based on location and will be included on the invoice.

Additional Coverage - Additional coverage beyond the included package hours will be billed at a rate of $200/hour.

Permit Fees - Fees associated with any locations are required to be paid by the client.


Ready to move forward with booking?

Yay!  I'm so happy you want to chat further.  Let's get a coffee date on the books and go from there...

(312) 380-9553