Wedding Photography Investment

I love shooting photos for modern, DIY, or offbeat brides and grooms. Each year I love meeting new couples and learning what you're into. I cater my locations, poses, and such to fit a style that will tell YOUR unique story. My style is candid and documentary inspired. I wait for laughs, glances, action shots, and bursts of emotion and snap away to tell your wedding story. I am the owner of Oh Snap! and lead photographer for all wedding packages. Except for a few images shot by 2nd shooters I've hired, all of the photos on my website were created and edited by me. 

At Oh Snap! Photography our wedding packages start at $1800 and include full printing rights. All packages include an online gallery and USB flash drive with full-sized high resolution files. No prints or albums come with the packages. My pricing is straightforward, you will not find any hidden fees. I encourage you to buy prints through me, but you have full printing rights with a vendor of your choice. From the online gallery, your friends and family can purchase photos from the wedding or photobooth, or download free copies. To reserve the date, I require a $600 non-refundable deposit, which is deducted from your package total. The remaining balance is due on or before the day of the wedding. I also take payments in installments throughout the year prior, if needed. Checks can be made to Ailecia Ruscin or Oh Snap! Photography and sent to PO Box 297 Lawrence KS 66044. 

Many of our wedding photography packages include an open air printless photobooth for your reception. This gives you tons of extra images of all of your guests having a wonderful time. On your wedding day my assistant keeps the Oh Snap! Photobooth up and running for your guests to ham it up and play in.  It’s the perfect activity for kids, big and little, and can be used as a guestbook, using a chalkboard for guests to write out special messages to the happy couple! We bring tons of fun props, or you can bring your own! After your wedding, each image is professionally edited and posted in an online gallery on our website by Wednesday following your wedding.

Each wedding package includes professional photo editing to adjust color temperature, contrast, curves, brightness and to make photos look sharp and give them that Oh! Snap! look. In addition, each package includes a selection of editorial and creative edits with more dramatic color adjustments. I often give clients multiple versions of my favorite images: a nice clean color edit, a beautiful vintage edit, and a black and white when it fits the image right. If the client prefers, they may also have all of the unedited files so that they don't miss a single moment of their wedding. Finished edited weddings are hosted in public galleries on my website, and I use favorite images on my Facebook page. If you'd like to quarantine your images for your eyes only, please let me know. 

2021 Wedding Package Pricing

$1800 - "The Backyard Wedding Package" (Just Enough Coverage)

  • no engagement session (add one for $300-500)

  • up to 4 hrs. coverage

  • photobooth or extra hour coverage

  • add 2nd photographer for $400

  • online proofing / print ordering

  • USB flash drive includes 150 professional edits & all of the unedited proofs in high resolution sizes

  • full printing rights through a vendor of your choice (no prints or albums are offered with this package)

$2600 – “The Chapel Wedding Package” (Full Coverage)

  • engagement portrait session

  • up to 8 hrs. coverage

  • open air photobooth at reception w/ photobooth attendant, choice of backdrop, & props

  • add 2nd photographer for $600 (or half day for $400)

  • online proofing / print ordering

  • USB flash drive includes 250 professional edits & all of the unedited proofs in high resolution sizes

  • full printing rights through vendor of your choice (no prints or albums are offered with this package)

  • $400 off for no engagement portraits or photobooth

$3600 – “The Deluxe Wedding Package” (Deluxe Coverage) 

  • extended engagement portrait session

  • one extra portrait session: styled bridal or couple's portrait session in wedding attire, bridal or couple's boudoir, or styled session

  • up to 10 hrs. coverage w/ two photographers

  • open air photobooth at reception w/ photobooth attendant, choice of backdrop, & props

  • online proofing / print ordering

  • USB flash drive includes 350 professional edits & all of the unedited proofs in high resolution sizes

  • full printing rights through vendor of your choice (no prints or albums are offered with this package)

  • $400 off for no engagement portraits or photobooth

Custom Packages built upon request.

à la carte

  • engagement portrait sessions $300-500 (60-120 minutes)

  • rehearsal dinner coverage: $500 for two hours / $750 for three hours

  • reception only coverage: $300 per hour (30 edits per hour)

  • hourly rate: $300 per hour (30 edits)

  • add a 2nd photographer for 4 hours: $400

  • add a 2nd photographer for 8 hours: $600

*All prices are valid within 60 miles of Lawrence, KS including Kansas City, Topeka and the greater Kansas City area. Mileage charges and hotel fees may be required for cities outside our area. We know that many couples are working on a tight budget and so there are many ways to get Oh Snap! photography at a discount. January through March is off-peak season, and is a perfect time to ask us to build a custom discounted package. We also love mid-week weddings. A post-wedding portrait session is a session where you get your hair and makeup done again, perhaps buy new flowers, and we shoot you in your wedding day attire in beautiful locations we couldn't have gotten to on a wedding day. This is a great add-on session for clients, it's also a great option for budget clients to book instead of wedding day coverage. If booked on a week-day, these styled post-wedding day sessions are the same price as our regular portrait packages. Elopement, courthouse weddings, & small weddings (guest count below 30) packages start at $300 for one hour of coverage. In addition, we have a last minute discount: If your wedding is within 2 months and we don't have your date booked, make us an offer! We can write up a package at almost any budget ($500 minimum), we can include less editing or less coverage to make a package that will work for your budget.

For availability: Contact me through my Contact form: to check for pricing & availability. Phone calls are harder to return quickly, but texting is fine, and email is the best means of contact. I book approximately 30 weddings per year.  Current booked dates are listed on the ABOUT page: See sample wedding photos on my main page: Check out review from real brides and grooms on The Knot. We're proud to be part of The Knot's Hall of Fame from winning multiple years of The Best of The Knot as voted on by local couples. 
Couples love us! See our reviews on The Knot.


Portrait Photography Sessions

In addition to weddings, I love to shoot portraits for many different kinds of clients. My specialties are family portraits, couple's and engagement portraits, and senior portraits. For most of my portrait sessions, I work with clients to pick a good, outdoor location to take warmly lit natural portraits against urban or rural landscapes. For family portraits, my goal is to create a quick experience for families with children under 3, and create a fun experience for families with older children. Our goal is to get a couple picture frame perfect shots of everyone smiling and looking at the camera, but then the rest of the session is more candid and lifestyle photography oriented.  I love getting the kids involved in the shoot, letting them express their true personalities. Let me know if you'd like some silly props to help get the kids in the mood for fun!  I also enjoy candid lifestyle photography sessions in people's homes, this is great for families with small children and couples moving into a new home, anyone who would like photojournalistic photos of life at home. These images are more modern and candid with no posing. Lifestyle sessions can also be done at an event that you like to attend, anything from the Kaw Valley Farm Tour to the Hot Air Balloon rallies in KC and Topeka, to the County Fair--I am always excited and interesting in doing more photojournalistic types of coverage of families in their element doing fun things together.  Life is so much more than making kids all smile at the camera in same moment, if this is all you want out of your session, we prefer that you hire a different company. In addition, I do not offer individual newborn sessions, but I will do lifestyle sessions with parents and infants and I will do individual sessions with children 6 months and older. See below for more about boudoir.

For all of my portrait sessions, clients will have access to a proofing gallery where they can choose their favorite photos for me to edit. I edit photos giving clients a clean color edit, a black and white edit, and a vintage edit. I offer photo retouching services like head swapping, creating a composite image from multiple photos, braces removal, etc. for an extra fee and only at the request of a client. I do light skin smoothing and teeth whitening retouching, but I do not do any extreme photo retouching, except on request and for a fee.  For the final product, clients will receive access to all of the unedited proofs, as well as, all of the final edited images (quantity depends on the package). Edited photos will be hosted in a public gallery on my website unless you request they stay password protected; proofs and boudoir or other intimate photos will be kept in a password protected gallery and taken offline anytime the client requests. Print packages can be purchased separately. 

I offer Senior Portrait sessions for LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming youth, as well as for heterosexual and cisgender students. I work with students of many different backgrounds. I recommend contacting me to book a consultation so that we can discuss packages, pricing, and give me a chance to meet your student. Together we will plan wardrobe, backdrops, props, and styling considerations so that each session is unique to the individual student. I work with many gender non-conforming youth who want to play with gender expression while also working with transgender youth who want to present only a feminine or masculine look in their portraits. We are completely LGBTQIA inclusive and work with LGBTQIA youth from all over Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. 


Portrait Pricing

Length of Time Price # of Locations Recommended For These Types of Sessions Final Product 
15-30 minutes $200 1 Quick Family Portraits, Professional Headshots, Individual Portraits, Children's Portraits

5-7 edited photos, all of the proofs, delivered via online download

This discount session is only available with photographer approval, during busy season we cannot offer this package.

up to 60 minutes $300 1 Family Portraits, Maternity Portraits, Engagement Session

10-12 edited photos, all of the proofs, delivered via online download

up to 90 minutes $400 2 Senior Portraits, Maternity Portraits, Deluxe Engagement Session, Lifestyle Family Sessions

12-24 edited photos, all of the proofs, delivered via USB drive

up to 2 1/2 hours $500 multiple

Senior Portraits, Maternity Portraits, Deluxe Engagement Session.

Any session involving multiple locations for up to 2 1/2 hours of shooting time. Any session involving intricate set design. 

25-35 edited photos, all of the proofs, delivered in custom Oh Snap! box with USB drive

2 (two) 90 minute sessions or 3 hours $750 multiple Deluxe Senior Portrait Session (includes 2 (two) 90 minute sessions or a 3 hour session, photos are fully edited and retouched including zit removable and full retouching of stray hairs.) 35-50 edited photos, all of the proofs, delivered in custom Oh Snap! box with USB drive 

These packages include light retouching: blemishes, brightening teeth. Any additional retouching can be purchased a la carte.  No prints or albums are offered with our portrait packages, but can be purchased through us or a vendor of your choice.

retouching à la carte

  • fly away hairs $2.50

  • head swaps $5 (perfect for when everyone is smiling in the picture except one person, we swap heads to give everyone a smile)

  • acne/lots of blemishes $5

  • remove Exit signs from background $5

  • remove an object from background $10

  • slimming/removing double chin $20

See sample portraits here:

See some of the locations I like to visit here:

Boudoir Sessions

I love doing boudoir sessions with couples, women, non-binary, trans, and LGBT people. I have access to two studio spaces which require a $150 or $250 investment in addition to the portrait fee. One is a gorgeous photo studio in Kansas City, the other is a beautiful Air B&B in North Lawrence. My goal is to create a comfortable and body affirming environment that helps you feel at ease as we work together. We'll take fun photos and sexy photos and model-y photos, we'll play dress-up and try out ideas that work and some that won't.  It's a true collaboration, so bring props or outfits that express parts of your identity. I take TONS of photos so that you have maximum options at the proofing stage. I don't use styled sets or themed props, my goal is to feature YOU. You get to see every image from our session and pick the images you want from the proofs for me to edit. Edits include a more extensive retouching than I include with family portrait sessions.  My editing style is natural, but we'll whiten teeth and smooth skin and get rid of blemishes. If you don't want any retouching we can use the pricing from the portrait session menu, which does not include retouching fees.

Feel free to contact me through my contact page to make an appointment or ask questions. We can also have a phone consultation to prepare for the session or just hammer out details on email. NOTE: I do not offer any in-house hair and makeup, you must come camera ready. One of my favorite go-to local stylists is Yosef who can be contacted at 785-817-9939. He's that wonderful and affirming gay man that makes you just feel gorgeous and channel that inner diva! He has quite the eye for Marilyn Monroe chic and classic romantic looks for women. You'll just need to make your hair and makeup appointments separate from me, but feel free to run some dates by me based on the availability of your HAMU artist.

I am also a fan of wearing natural hair and makeup that you do yourself, the type of look that you like to wear day to day, something that authentically showcases the YOU that you put out to the world daily. We will make beautiful images no matter how you decide to style yourself. Oh Snap! is a body positive company. We want every person to feel comfortable in their own skin and to embrace the curves and lines that we have as authentically beautiful and magical. Our goal is to make photos that make you feel good. You decide on the level of nudity and who gets to see these images. The majority of my boudoir images are not available to the public at the request of clients who made them for themselves or their sweetie's eyes only.

NOTE: My sessions are trans friendly, queer friendly, and open to non-binary folks. I will not coach you into positions, gender roles, or poses that are not authentic to the way that you want to present yourself. 

Basic Session Mini Session*


The basic session includes a boudoir portrait session (30-60 minutes), 10-12 fully edited photos with full printing rights available via digital download, 1-3 outfit changes. The mini session includes an in-studio boudoir portrait session (15-30 minutes), 5 fully edited photos with full printing rights  available via digital download, 1 outfit.

No prints or albums are included with our boudoir portrait packages, but can be purchased through us or a vendor of your choice.

à la carte

  • 5 more edited photos: $100
  • extra 30 minutes shooting time: $100
  • USB drive with files: $100
  • Body Slimming: $20 per file

*NOTE: The mini-session can only be booked at certain times of the year, depending on Ailecia’s availability. Email her for permission to do a mini-session. 

Lawrence / Kansas City Photobooth Rentals

THE OH! SNAP! PHOTOBOOTH! is a portable digital self-serve photobooth that can be set-up in many types of spaces. The booth is a digital alternative to photobooths that print photos on the spot. Instead, guests are urged to take tons and tons of photos that will go online for guests to freely download or buy affordable prints and photo products. The photobooth can be used with a variety of backgrounds, or set-up to showcase a specially designed area of your home or party location. I have many backgrounds to choose from. Optional prop boxes are also available in appropriate venues.  The OH! SNAP! PHOTOBOOTH! has been a local favorite at Lawrence parties since 2000. Unlike my competitors, my goal is to provide clients with the best possible photos of their loved ones enjoying themselves in the self-serve digital photobooth. We edit every image and use a professional camera & lighting to give you high quality photos of you and your loved ones. Email me for a quote. We regularly do wedding receptions, family reunions, school reunions, birthday parties, anniversary parties, office parties, nonprofit organization fundraiser event, children's birthday parties. Each type of event gives us an opportunity to bring out different props and backdrops that fit your theme/interests.

Photobooth Pricing: starts at $600

$600 for 3 hours, $100/hour for each additional hour

*If budget is your concern, and your event is within 2 weeks, please contact us and make an offer! If we have a booth and staff available, we'll book last minute at cheaper pricing. Minimum: $400. We do not offer free photobooths for nonprofit events. KU, Haskell, and Baker student organizations who book with us multiple times a year or for the same event each year, qualify for the $400 photobooth special. 

Serving Lawrence, Kansas City, Topeka, and other places within 60 miles of Lawrence, KS.

Deposit to Save the Date: $100, the rest of the balance is due the day of the event 

Prop deposit: $100 (this is only required for public events at bars or venues where props might get destroyed)

See sample photobooth galleries here:

Pick a photobooth backdrop here:

Read our Photobooth FAQ for more information on our set-up:

No prints or albums are offered with our photobooth packages, but can be purchased through us or a vendor of your choice.