We work with top-tier photographers who focus on photography, not running a business. Most of our
photographers shoot the majority of their weddings
through Bellagala. Some photographers shoot weddings outside Bellagala, however they tend to be more
expensive for the same product and/or simply cannot offer the same product as Bellagala. This is because
Bellagala's post production and finished album resources far exceed the capability of an individual
photographer, which allows Bellagala to provide an awesome value.
Most photographers got into business because they liked taking photos and they soon realized they could
charge for their services.
As a photographer becomes more successful, the time
previously spent shooting slowly shifts into areas that
are not their strength; organization, administrative, and
business operations, but of course, they now need to
now juggle multiple balls to keep things rolling.
At Bellagala, photographers are able to focus on the
clients and shooting the images. We focus on the business details.
While Bellagala prices vary in range from $995 - $4,495,
you certainly can find a cheaper option. What you
won't find is a cheaper option at the quality we offer.
We are able to offer unbelievable packages because
we do more weddings.
Typically a photographer charging $1,000 for an entire day of shooting is new to the industry and hasn't
invested in quality equipment or training, which can
cost upwards of $10,000.
The cheaper photographers think that photography
is a fun hobby instead of a business. That said, Bellagala does now offer an apprentice
package starting at $995. It combines our resources
with emerging professional photographers to offer
the Bellagala look at an entry level price.
We have partnered with the premier finished album
company, Graphistudio (Oprah even uses them for
her photo albums!). Our albums feature seamless
binding, archival printing, stunning layouts and cover
options. These quality albums are hand-made in
Italy by the finest artists and designers.
Unlike online album services, Graphistudio albums
are made to last a lifetime (or longer). Your album
will still be beautiful after hundreds of viewings (and
trust us, you will love your photos so much you will
look at them at least 100 times!) and is an heirloom
piece for the next generations.
We feel that it is best to be up front with all the costs
associated with photography. There are so many different package options that it can be hard to discern
real value. Other photographers set their package
prices lower and don't include an album. After the
wedding they make money by selling you add-on
Digital photos have a distinct disadvantage over film
if one is not properly equipped.
In 2009, Bellagala invested into onsite and offsite
servers, CD backup and a series of other internal
back up measures to make sure we always have your
wedding photos, in case you lose them.
Although it may seem trivial to ask about these
technical issues, if your photographer seems unclear
about the technical process in which they backup
data, it's likely that they have insufficient backup and
your wedding photos are at risk
It depends. Some have 10+ years, while others have
three years. We have found that time in business does
not always equate to better photographs or a better
Our apprentice photographers typically have one to
two years experience in the wedding industry. They
regularly assist our associate and studio lead photographers. They are gaining the experience needed to
move to our associate lead level. Bellagala will review
your profile and select an apprentice for you.
Associate photographers have proven wedding
experience and are on their way to becoming a studio
lead, but they typically are working on developing
and broadening their portfolio. Associates are often
moved up to the lead position after one or two years
at Bellagala. Our associate leads have an average of
two-four years professionally shooting weddings upon
joining our team!
Our studio leads are experienced industry professionals with extensive portfolios. They have years of
shooting weddings under their belts. While the average years of experience for our studio leads is five to
seven, some of our studio leads have been snapping photos professionally for over 10 years. Their experience results into beautiful and memorable wedding
pictures for you!
View galleries online.
No. Bella Pictures is a national company based out of
California. Although our names are similar, our service
offerings are not. We pride ourselves in being a Minnesota company and hiring the best local talent and
artists. In some instances our prices may be slightly
higher, but we don't think you should sacrifice your
relationship with your photographer or the quality of
your photos to save a few dollars. For a more detailed
comparison of Bellagala and Bella Pictures, contact
your Bellagala sales consultant.
If you would like to order professional grade
prints, this can be done so through our online
proofing and printing center. All images are
printed on archival quality paper.
4x6 print - $7.99
5x7 print - $9.99
8x10 print - $19.99
11x14 print - $35.99
After your pictures are online, you will fill out our finished album order form, where you will choose
your photos, layout style and cover.
Yes, please contact your sales representative for specific pricing and options.
You can incorporate pictures from your engagement session, wedding day, Trash the Dress session and the Photo Station.
$700 and it is fully refundable for 14 days.
Three weeks prior to your event date final payment is due. Any additional charges accrued the
day of your wedding will be automatically billed to your credit card on file.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.