Event Photography

I offer event photography for those wanting to to document events and special occasions in photos. This service is available for business events, anniversary parties, birthday parties, and similar occasions. Scroll below pricing details, answers to frequently asked questions, and a link to samples of my event photography work. For additional information, or to book event coverage, call (360) 891-7705 (or click here to send a message). Looking forward to hearing more about your event!

Signature collection

- 1-hour of event coverage
- Image culling and basic editing
- Private online gallery
- Full resolution JPEG images
- Print-and-share release
- Additional hours of coverage available at a discounted rate



What types of events do you photograph?

A.In addition to weddings, civil unions, and vow renewals, Laura Kesler Photography photographs business events, charity events, retirement parties, birthday parties, anniversary parties, and other events and milestone celebrations.

What geographic areas are covered without travel fees?

A.The following areas do not require travel fees for event photography, wedding photography, or engagement photography: DuPoint, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Lacey, Lakewood, Olympia, Puyallup, Tacoma, and Yelm.

Do you offer same-day coverage?

A.Coverage is by appointment only and typically requires advance booking. Call (360) 891-7705 for availability.

Will you cull my photos before delivering them?

A.Most definitely! I will be taking lots of photos at your event - many more than will be delivered. This is in large part because some of them will capture closed eyes, unexpected movements or motion blur, unexpected changes in lighting, an unflattering angle or pose, duplicate poses/scenes, and things of that nature. These types of images are commonly referred to as "outtakes," and are not included in client galleries or delivered photos. All other photos are delivered.

How many photos will I receive?

A.The number of photos that are taken and delivered will depend, in large part, on what is taking place at the event.

Generally speaking, most event photography clients receive at least approximately 40 photos per hour of coverage.

Please note that while I strive to document as much as possible during events, I do not guarantee that any certain number of photos will be delivered.

When and how will I get my photos?

A.Event galleries and images are typically culled, edited, and delivered within four weeks, but that can expedited if necessary.

Your photos will be delivered via a private, password-protected online gallery. The gallery link and log-in information will be emailed to you on the day of delivery.

You are free to share the gallery with others or keep it private. Anyone you share it with will be able to view and download your images and order prints and products from within your gallery.

You will have 30 days in which to download your images from your gallery. Your images are provided as full-resolution non-watermarked JPEG files. While you can download them one at a time, you will also have the option of downloading your entire gallery at once in the form of several zip files.

Please note that because you will be receiving full-resolution files, you will need a device that can hold at least several gigabytes of data for downloading and storing the photos.

Will I get the copyright to the photos?

A.Laura Kesler Photography does not typically sell or transfer its copyright.
However, you will receive a complimentary license and/or print-and-share release, permitting you to use your photos for business and personal use without any attribution or royalties to Laura Kesler Photography.

Can I purchase the RAW files?

A.I strive to deliver only beautifully finished photos. I therefore provide only finished JPEG files and printed products.

RAW files that come straight out of camera are similar in some ways to film negatives that come of out film cameras and that still require developing. I process (or "develop") the RAW files that I create, ensuring that they are properly calibrated for my cameras and lenses, processed for beautiful exposure and color, and been individually assessed for possible noise reduction, straightening, cropping, and other post-processing techniques that lend the final prints and images a polished and finished appearance. Once this has been done, I export the photos as full-resolution JPEG files in order to fully merge the post-processing effects into the final images and prepare them for delivery.

Just as most authors don't sell their initial book drafts, and many other professionals don't submit their initial project work to clients as a final product, I do not, under any circumstances, provide RAW files as part of Laura Kesler Photography's services, collections, or delivered products.

I'm ready to book! What is the next step?

A.That's great! Laura Kesler Photography loves photographing events!!

The booking process starts with a phone consultation. Call (360) 891-7705 to get the ball rolling.

After we have talked and decided we want to work with each other, I will email you a booking proposal. The booking proposal will contain everything needed to complete your booking.

Please note that payment in full is required at the time of booking. Your payment is fully refundable in case of cancellation by either party.

Looking forward to hearing from you!