I’m all about creating a soulful, refreshing environment for couples, families and mothers alike. I invite joy with a naturally guided experience — posing you softly with organic prompts in which you can feel like yourself and look incredible too. And, after the memories are made and the photos are taken, I edit the photos with care to ensure that your family heirlooms will last, and be loved through the years.
wedding guest book
complimentary engagement session
8 hours wedding day coverage
Nothing beats that “just married” feeling, but my goal is to have all those butterflies come fluttering back year after year. Your wedding photos will bring you closer to that feeling than anything else.
Every event is unique, and the collection below is only a starting point with which we can create a tailored package for you! Please inquire and tell me a bit about your day so I can curate a collection that will make your dream day a reality.
+ Establishing a relationship with you in which you’ll feel welcomed and celebrated for what makes you, you.
+ Helping you let your guard down and have fun so we can take the best images you could ever hope for.
+ Sending over a thorough photography timeline designed to give every aspect of your event enough time to be beautifully captured
+ Making elements picture perfect on the wedding day (You better believe I will move things around if I need to because backgrounds do matter!)
+ Supporting you to make your day more enjoyable and stress-free
+ Serving as a constant resource whenever questions arise (yes, you can absolutely text me and I will answer those questions ASAP)
edited, high resolution images for print+online formats
online gallery (unlimited downloads)
bridal boudoir session
day after couple's shoot
edited, high resolution digital images in an online gallery
one hour session
The endearing, unseen and unconditional moments we experience day in and day out are never documented, but I know they're there! Set some time aside for you to get in front of the frame, play and document the love and connection you have with your children.
You’re building a legacy together as a team. Let’s share and celebrate your love story. I serve all adoring couples.
The seasons of life quickly pass us by if we don’t take the time to appreciate and document them. It breaks my heart when parents don't have the opportunity to capture those fleeting, joyful moments with their kids before they’re all grown up
Receive your cherished photos in an online gallery of edited images — with all rights to download, share and print. I know how excited you’ll be to show these photos to friends and family and as a result, your gallery will have no download restrictions or expiration date!
You’ve promised your life to one another and now the day has come to celebrate your relationship! I’ll capture each moment of your day with a curated collection of candid and formal photos for you to look back on with joy.
Suggested about 8 months before your wedding, this complimentary session is so valuable! It prevents us from feeling like strangers on your wedding day and helps you feel more confident being in front of my camera.
I create fully custom photography timelines for all of my unique clients. If it needs to be photographed, it’s in there! I invite you to share this with your bridal party and vendors to keep everyone on the same page.
Tell me your story and loop me into your dreams. If it’s a good fit, we should both be on cloud nine about what’s to come!
Say hello and I’ll check my calendar to see if I’m available for your date. If so, I’ll send over full pricing details and we’ll take it from there.
james + Sarah | sacramento, ca
“We are SO happy (and lucky) we worked with Denise Apgar photography for our engagement photo shoot and our wedding day as well. She made it into such a fun experience that had us laughing and smiling nonstop. She is so professional and made us feel like the stars of the show! When we saw our photos from the events, we were in tears! This was the best investment and we couldn’t be happier with Denise’s photography, editing and vision.”
For weddings, you can look forward to about 75-100 images per hour of coverage! As for portrait sessions, this varies depending on the length of your session. About 75 to 100 total images are standard for portraits.
I know you’re excited to see your photos, so I’m thrilled to share you don’t have to wait long at all for sneak peeks! Those are sent within 72 hours of both weddings and portrait sessions. Your full wedding gallery will be delivered within 6 to 8 weeks and portrait galleries are sent about 2 weeks after the session.
To reserve your wedding date or portrait session, I require a simple retainer and signed agreement. This saves your date and makes things official! The guidance will begin at that point with session prep and other industry insights.
Yes! I have liability insurance and will happily provide it to your venue if they require it. Just let me know no later than 30 days before your event and I’ll send it right over!