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GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Arli Quinn Van Gorder:  Romantic sap, sagittarius, shopaholic, boy momma x2, believes in all things ruffles/bows/or monograms, mani/pedi regular, scrunchy nose disappearing eyes laugher, has a heart for Jesus, & marrier of her first love. 

It's true what they say you know... " When you love what you do then you will never work a day in your life".  I love my gift and my people with every ounce of my being and because of that passion the photographs and relationships that I get to make speak for themselves. I don't see that as boasting I see it as proof. I live and breathe my business to serve my people with love, kindness, patience, & grace. God gave me an incredible gift to share with others that also keeps my heart filled with love and so much joy. 
I appreciate beautiful details and thoughtful touches added to a wedding day or experience. My love language is "gifts" but I am much better at gift giving than receiving which explains my passion to serve others. I'm constantly reading encouragement or organizational books to invest in myself so that I can give my people and their experience with me all that I am. It's important to me that I be a perfect fit for my couples and they are a perfect fit for me as well that way everyone has the best experience because neither of us deserves anything less. 

kind words

FROM PAST WEDDING CLIENTS

"Arli is kind, hardworking, dedicated, funny and so much more. She is absolutely amazing at her craft. She will go above and beyond to make sure you're happy. My fiance always hated posing for pictures before we met her but Arli managed to make it fun for us during every session, which made real, raw, beautiful moments to photograph."

- Brianna & Thornton
Beaverdam, Virginia

"I cannot say enough great things about Arli! She is not only an amazing photographer, but a great person and friend. We had initially heard great things about Arli and seen her amazing work through our friends and their weddings. We knew when the time came for us, we wanted her to capture our big day! From our initial phone conversation and our engagement photos, Arli's sweet, energetic and vivacious personality instantly made me click with her. She made me feel so comfortable and even brought my camera shy Husband out of his shell, allowing us to capture some really great photos."

- Melinda & Joe
Charlottesville, Virginia

"I cannot say enough amazing things about Arli  not only as a photographer but a person! She went above and beyond for our vision of a rustic, romantic wedding with fantastic attention to details that allowed us to give a nod to our love of JMU. She got to know us as a couple, drove out to JMU for our engagement photos which made having her there for the big day itself feel like she was part of the family. I am a type A, planning queen but I felt SO confident in Arli & her work that I felt like I could put ALL of my trust in her to capture our day. The quality of her photos is absolutely amazing - making it SO hard to pick and choose which ones to share. her genuine excitement for those she works with  is so evident, no to mention it shows in her turn around time of getting photos back. She is so intentional with who she works with - if you're lucky enough to book with Arli, then you must be just as much a quality human as she is"

- Erin & David
Louisa, Virginia

"I cannot say enough great things about Arli! She is so down to earth and has a way of making you feel so comfortable in front of her camera. I think it speaks volumes that even my husband, who admittedly dodges most photo opportunities, was able to join in on the fun and enjoy the process. As a 2020 bride, she was flexible as we decided to reschedule our larger wedding and opted to do a micro wedding on our original date. For both our engagement session and wedding, Arli makes you feel like you have known her for years with her bubbly and sweet demeanor."

- Erin & Justin
North Carolina

"Arli is not only a talented photographer, but an amazing person! She was able to capture every special moment in the wedding and perfectly tell the story of our day. We loved her and our photos!! She is the best!. "

- Lyndsey & Curtis
Washington, D.C.

"Golly, Where to even begin?! From our first phone call to our wedding night Arli was nothing less than AMAZING. During such an insanely crazy year my husband and I needed to keep all options open for a backup plan. Arli was super helpful and always so easy to talk to. She captured some of the most special moments and we will never forget our blessing of a wedding during such an unpredictable year. Arli's attention to detail and references were amazing! Can't wait to work with her in the future !"

- Melanie & Brandon
Chester, VA

"Arli was a life savor for me! She helped me bring my vision to life even when I couldn't figure out what my vision was. She was always available whether I was sending her a screenshot of another Pinterest idea, or was having a freak out about how to do my tables. There are honestly no words for her amazing work and patience. She was my go to for most everything and I wish I could get married a million times just to have her to work with. I look back at my photos from our wedding and forget about how gorgeous  it truly was. I'm so so so happy to be able to look at her beautiful photos and remember how much work I (we) put into this beautiful day!! I owe her so much more than I could ever pay her.  "

- Erin & Jonathan
Richmond, Virginia

"You can tell that she puts her heart into what she does... and delivers an amazing experience at the same time. My fiance and I are both in awe of what Arli can do behind the camera, and are thoroughly grateful for the relationship she builds at the same time. Wouldn't ever have any other person taking pics for us - she's our go to girl!"

- Hannah & Andrew
Powhatan, Virginia

the process

GETTING STARTED

Once you've reviewed the Collection information and are ready to move forward we will pick a date to chat or meet in person to go over any questions, get to know one another better, and of course talk about all the wedding plans . Once we've both agreed we're a perfect match let the fun begin! Each couple receives a wedding contract and invoice that includes all information for review, once confirmed all information is correct and that there are no further questions both parties will sign and then we are official. So exciting! After the deposit has been made we will discuss your engagement session, pick the perfect season, date, and location. I will help with all planning and even share outfit inspiration to make sure you both look flawless. Remember to have your ring cleaned before your engagement session. 

I'm available to my couples and happy to help with any of the planning needs. I love sharing preferred vendors and offer feedback based on my experience with them personally as well as why I believe they are a match. One month prior to the wedding the final payment will be due and you will receive a wedding questionnaire. This will provide me with all information needed for the wedding day. This includes a timeline and family portrait lists. I'm happy to assist with your timeline if needed. When the wedding day arrives it's time to create your heirloom! All planning and anticipation has arrived and the only thing you should be tasked with is having the best day ever! Within 24-48 hours you will enjoy your sneak peeks and 2-3 weeks your complete wedding gallery. While the final stage of your wedding experience is creating your heirloom album, the relationship built has only begun.

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the collections

CUSTOM COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE

UPON REQUEST

10 hours of coverage
 1 Hour Engagement Session
Second Photographer
20-page 10x10 linen wedding album
 Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution 
images for printing 

COLLECTION ONE

$5,600 

9 hours of coverage
1 Hour Engagement Session
Second Photographer
Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution 
images for printing

COLLECTION TWO

$4,800

8 hours of wedding coverage 
 45 Minute Engagement Session
Second Photographer
Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution 
images for printing 

COLLECTION THREE

$4,200

A LA CARTE

Additional Portrait Session - $500
Rehearsal Dinner Coverage - $600/hr
Bridal Shower Coverage - $600/hr

Custom packages are available upon request 
**A 5.3% VA sales tax will be added to all packages and options
***Travel fees may apply to locations outside of 60 miles. Ask for details.

heirloom albums


Handcrafted Albums are the perfect way to remember your wedding day

Every couple has a distinct style, each wedding is unique, and every wedding album is created as a custom fit. Every album is unique, handcrafted, and made with love.

20 page 10x10 album


Linen: $995
Leather: $1220
Additional 2-page Spread: $50

Every album is backed with a lifetime warranty so you can rest assure that if there is any sort of manufacturer's defect, I'll replace or repair it at no cost to you.
Made in the USA. 

PRICING

(8x8, 20 pages) 

Linen: $500 each 
Leather: $800 each
Additional 2-page Spread: $50 each

DUPLICATE PARENT ALBUMS

engagement sessions

Your engagement session is more than just another photo shoot and really sets the stage for your wedding day. Let's celebrate! 

Engagement sessions are included in The Wedding Experience because I believe they are an important part of the process. During your engagement session, you’ll have the chance to get to know me, experience how I shoot and how I handle posing and lighting. This session will make a major impact on how the wedding day flows. I’ll arrive on your wedding day already knowing how you two interact, what your best poses are and how to photograph you in a genuine way! What I will learn about you during your engagement session is invaluable! You will feel like a pro on your wedding day because of the practice you had during your engagement session, and that’s how it should be!
Your engagement session can be scheduled anytime before your wedding day. I love when my couples have a location that has meaning to them for the session but if you need suggestions I am happy to share some of my favorite places. I recommend two outfits, one casual and one that is more formal... it is a celebration after all!


p.s.

Your fur babies are absolutely welcomed during your session!

My couples are much more than date on the calendar 

My couples and I work very closely together during their wedding experience which allows us to build something much more than a working relationship and a date on our calendars. I love being involved in the planning process and really appreciate when my couples value and trust my suggestions and feedback. I've gained so many wonderful relationships by simply taking the time to get to really know each of them and it's invaluable to me.

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I only welcome 15 couples per year by choice

You read that right! I welcome 15 couples per year by choice and only 2 weddings per month (Never more than 1 per day or weekend). It is important to me to be available to my couples and not distracted or burnt out from being overbooked, that wouldn't give anyone the experience they deserve. So for me, the perfect number is 15. I'm always a believer of quality over quantity.

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Your second photographer's have been trained by me as far back as 2010

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the highlight " The A Team", if you haven't make sure to check it out! One of my second photographer has been with me since 2010 and is specifically molded to shoot the same style as I do and think the way I do. This offers consistency in the photos that are taken during your wedding day. You will also hear mention that she's my better half at some point during our conversations.Each Assistant is carefully selected and trained by me

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I believe with all I am that your wedding photos are an heirloom

Once your gallery is ready and you've had your launch party it's time to get those photos off of your smart devices. Your wedding photography is an investment and an heirloom. They deserve to be showcased beautifully for many generations to enjoy. I know you love going through your families photographs and laughing at the yellowed pages with stick on clear pages just as much as I do (I promise your album will be much different and age beautifully). Every couple that invests in album design has been thankful they chose to include it in their budget

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Thank you so much for considering me to be a part of your wedding day! If you’re interested in working with me, the next step is to set up a time to chat! You can reach me directly at arli@arliquinn.com 

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