Happy Finch Photography

Twin Hill Ln, Crozet, VA 22939 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Happy Finch Photography

Joyful, vibrant, and timeless! Happy Finch Photography is a perfect fit for couples who want warm, friendly collaboration and a wedding collection that conveys every tender emotion and gorgeous detail in a clean and colorful way.

I aim to capture the true spirit of a wedding day, how it felt as you and your partner celebrated the first day of your marriage. So much more than just point-and-shoot, I compose images that will bring all the joy, romance, and humor of the day rushing back to mind. Vibrant colors, radiant light, beautiful scenery, and – of course! – effervescent newlyweds are my favorite subjects, and I take pride in capturing all of these in a creative and authentic way.

Style & Approach
I give every couple a high level of attention to detail and make sure our plans are well-coordinated before the wedding. On the big day, I always arrive early and well-prepared to capture the shots that are most important to you. Behind the scenes, I offer constructive posing suggestions and group instructions when appropriate, remaining unobtrusive during the ceremony and other key moments. (I have found this hybrid of fine art photography and photojournalism to be an ideal approach for weddings.) After the wedding, I spend considerable time retouching your images until they are perfect. Your final collection will have a balanced mix of candid and formal images suited to the unfolding parts of your day and guided by the preferences you've shared with me.

Your final images will look bright, crisp, and natural. My goal is to edit your photos in a way that will never go out of style, in a way that will allow you to remember the color and lighting as it really was, as it was written on your mind's eye.

Services Offered
My standard package is fantastic on its own, or it can be customized in a variety of ways to suit your unique desires and budget. Services that I offer include:

  • Pre-wedding coordination
  • Engagement or bridal session
  • High-res digital images
  • Online gallery
  • Personal print release
  • Multiple locations
  • Additional hours
  • Two photographers
  • Prints and albums

Areas Covered
Happy Finch Photography couples are located throughout Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. In addition to Charlottesville, Keswick, and Afton, couples can also be found in Staunton, Waynesboro, Fishersville, Lexington, and Harrisonburg.

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Brittney F. · Married on 10/14/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful and Thoughtful Service from Start to Finish!!

    We are so incredibly happy that we went with Melinda and Happy Finch Photography for our small, outdoor wedding. From start to finish, she was thoughtful, responsive, and an absolute joy to work with.

    After a few emails, we had a quick zoom interview to discuss our event. Melinda was so cheerful and thorough that we knew we wanted to work with her and booked her quickly. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, she was careful to understand our ceremony, venue limitations, and to confirm what shots and moments were most important to us. She also gave us tips and pointers to make the day run smoother and she was completely on board with following all COVID safety measures.

    On the day of the ceremony, she showed up on time and knocked out the details (ring, bouquet, etc) shots (which turned out absolutely gorgeous!). She worked independently, making sure to catch all of the pre-ceremony moments we had discussed. Because of her attention to detail during our emails, we didn't have any worry she would miss any key moments during the ceremony. After the ceremony, she did a wonderful job working through family and bridal party photos. The highlight, however, was definitely during the couple shoot after the ceremony. Both of us were concerned about looking too posed or awkward in our photos, but Melinda was able to make the entire process comfortable and natural. We really felt like we just stood and strolled around enjoying the first few moments of being married, yet the final photos turned out amazing! (Seriously, my fiance is convinced we look like professional models).

    We received our sneak peek photos only four days after the ceremony, and our digital photo gallery about three weeks after the ceremony. Our flash drive with digital copies arrived a few days later. As we kind of hinted before, the quality of the photos were beyond our expectations! Both the posed and candid photos look natural, and the details shots are beautiful. We seriously cannot recommend Melinda and Happy Finch photography highly enough!

    Sent on 11/15/2020

    Happy Finch Photography's reply:

    Brittney, thank you!! Your small wedding was so special, and it was a joy to work with you and your families! I really appreciate this wonderful feedback. :)
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    Amber H. · Married on 06/13/2020

    5.0
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    Couldn't be happier

    I truly could not be any happier with Happy Finch Photography. She was with us for nine hours and I don't think she ever stopped taking pictures; She captured everything that we wanted and then even more! Her photographs were all amazing and she is the kindest person!

    She also worked with us the entire way when we had to reschedule due to COVID.

    If your hesitant, do yourself a favor and just hire Happy Finch Photography!! You won't regret it! 💝

    Sent on 09/30/2020

    Happy Finch Photography's reply:

    Amber, I really appreciate this sweet feedback! It was a delightful wedding, and I'm so glad your COVID postponement worked out so perfectly. I love hearing that you are so happy with your service and photos! :)

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Happy Finch Photography FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?
    $ 2200
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price?
    Engagement Shoot
    High-Res Images
    Multi. Locations
    One Event / Day
    Toning
    Digital Files
    Proofs
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package?
    $ 2600
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?
    Add'l Hours
    Engagement Shoot
    High-Res Images
    Multi. Locations
    One Event / Day
    Toning
    Digital Files
    Proofs
  • What primary photographic style do you identify with?
    Contemporary
    Natural
    Photojournalism
  • What photography services do you offer?
    Additional Hours
    Destination / Travel
    Engagement Shoot
    High-Res Images
    Liability Insurance
    Multi. Locations
    One Event / Day
    Second Shooter
    Wedding Portraits
  • What photography items do you offer?
    Albums
    Canvas
    Digital Files
    Prints
    Proofs
    Save the Date

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Happy Finch Photography frequently asked questions

What photography services does Happy Finch Photography include in the starting price?

Happy Finch Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:

  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Toning
  • Digital Files
  • Proofs

What photography services does Happy Finch Photography include in their most popular wedding package?

Happy Finch Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:

  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Toning
  • Digital Files
  • Proofs

What photography styles does Happy Finch Photography offer?

Happy Finch Photography offers the following photography styles:

  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism

What photography services does Happy Finch Photography offer?

Happy Finch Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:

  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Liability Insurance
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Wedding Portraits

What photography materials does Happy Finch Photography offer for wedding events?

Happy Finch Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:

  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date

What percentage of users recommend Happy Finch Photography and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Happy Finch Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.