A couple getting married at Willowdale Estate smiles at each other at sunset. Salty Raven is a preferred wedding photographer at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA.


How much does it cost to hire you to photograph our wedding?

A couple’s investment varies based on their coverage needs, wedding specifics, and whether they desire a second photographer. The majority of my couples invest ~$4,500, and some decide to also purchase tangible items like albums or wall art. For elopements or intimate weddings, daytime City Hall weddings, and mid-week weddings (Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays), I’m happy to provide a custom quote to fit these smaller events.

Do you carry insurance?

Yes, absolutely! I am insured with Hill & Usher’s Package Choice plan, one of the best plans out there for professional photographers, and one that venues are happy to hear I carry.

Do you use professional gear and bring back-ups on the wedding day?

I bring back-ups for my back-ups! I own multiple Canon R6, Mark IV, and Mark III camera bodies, and my gear bag is filled with professional grade Canon L series lenses of various focal lengths, both prime and zoom. I use off-camera flash (four Canon 600 series flashes and a fifth back-up) to create dynamic, vibrant reception photos, especially after dark when the dancing starts. I want you to feel the mood of your reception- not look like you were in a dark cave or a deer caught in the headlights!

Do you sometimes work with a second photographer?

Yes, definitely. For larger weddings, ones with spread-out locations, or venues where a second angle would be amazing, I have a circle of trusted, talented, and professional photographer friends that I work with regularly.

I’m not sure I want a second photographer- are you comfortable working alone?

Absolutely, especially for small or medium sized weddings or for couples who want to minimize the number of professionals with cameras at their wedding. I would be happy to show you the galleries of weddings where all of the images were taken by me alone to give you an idea of how I can work quickly and unobtrusively during a ceremony to capture different angles.