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Balance Wedding Photography

Catonsville , MD
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Catonsville, MD 21228 US (map)

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443-904-6743

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ABOUT US

Balance Weddings is the combined talents of Nathaniel Corn and Rissa Miller, a husband & wife photography team. On your wedding day why settle for one photographer when you can have two?... Read more
Balance Weddings is the combined talents of Nathaniel Corn and Rissa Miller, a husband & wife photography team. On your wedding day why settle for one photographer when you can have two? Two artists. Two photojournalists. Two unique visions combining to document your one-of-a-kind day. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Because we still offer Black and White film, we can also still offer exquisite fiber prints. This is a printing technique used by great artists, like Ansel Adams and Herb Ritts. Nothing before or since creates such incredible Black & White prints. We also offer extensive Photoshop capabilities on film or digital images, custom album design; canvas, watercolor and metallic paper prints; sepia toned images and much more! Additionally, Nathaniel spent a semester in Europe studying assemblage, which is like photographic collage. His wedding assemblage pieces are truly works of art!!
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
We have worked in every lighting situation you can image ~ from bright noon-time sun, to sunrise light, to overcast days, rainstorms, snow, fog, candlelight ~ everything! We've worked in dark nightclubs and sun drenched fields of flowers. And we have equipment to handle it all, from on-camera flashes and reflectors to full studio lighting kits.
Is your media preference film or digital?
We shoot digital cameras, but offer film if you prefer it. We have years of professional experience and training in both.
How many photographers do you work with?
Just the two of us. Always. If you a planning a larger event, we can hire an additional photojournalist to document the day with us. There are several we have worked with before we keep on-call.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We only book one event per weekend. It's how we stay fresh for each new wedding.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We use Nikon cameras, flashes and lenses.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We charge by packages starting at $2,500 and up from there.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Overtime is $300 per hour.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Just one in an average wedding. So we can eat.
Do you charge for travel?
If the wedding is beyond the Baltimore/Frederick/DC/Annapolis area, yes. We have recently done weddings in Virginia Beach VA, Asheville NC, Nashville TN, Lousiville KY, Miami FL and Costa Rica for couples from the Baltimore area.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
about 3 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
We give every bride both proofs and a viewing website with at least 400 photos, depending on her package
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever!
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We have a shared copyright agreement so couples can make their own prints if they wish.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
All packages come with digital negatives on Archival Gold non-corrosive disc media.
Will images be available for viewing online?
All of them!
What kind of albums do you offer?
Linen, leather and glossy coffee table books; Wooden, silk, leather and hand-made paper traditional albums and boxes
When will the client get the final album?
Varies with book selected.

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Kathryn
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Nathaniel and Rissa were wonderful wedding photographers! They really listened to what we wanted and were great about keeping us laughing and having fun the whole time we were taking pictures (photos shoots aren't normally our idea of a good time). We also got engagement photos with them and they came out great. They had lots of different ideas for creative poses and seemed genuinely interested in the quality of our photos. On the wedding day, they were very organized and made sure to get all of the photos that we wanted around the grounds of our venue in the time that we had. Very professional, talented, friendly, and highly recommended!
Nathaniel and Rissa were wonderful wedding photographers! They really listened to what we wanted and were great about Read more...
Nathaniel and Rissa were wonderful wedding photographers! They really listened to what we wanted and were great about keeping us laughing and having fun the whole time we were taking pictures (photos shoots aren't normally our idea of a good time). We also got engagement photos with them and they came out great. They had lots of different ideas for creative poses and seemed genuinely interested in the quality of our photos. On the wedding day, they were very organized and made sure to get all of the photos that we wanted around the grounds of our venue in the time that we had. Very professional, talented, friendly, and highly recommended! Read less
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Jessie
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Balance Photography was amazing at my wedding! I love their organic style. Both Rissa and Nathaniel were excellent at making everyone relaxed at the wedding so our photos don't look stiff and uncomfortable. I also sent about a dozen fun ideas for wedding photos to Rissa and asked that we do just a few if we can - she made sure we did them all! They are very organized and always responded right away to my emails and phone calls, which is great for a busy bride. I highly recommend them for your wedding!
Balance Photography was amazing at my wedding! I love their organic style. Both Rissa and Nathaniel were excellent at Read more...
Balance Photography was amazing at my wedding! I love their organic style. Both Rissa and Nathaniel were excellent at making everyone relaxed at the wedding so our photos don't look stiff and uncomfortable. I also sent about a dozen fun ideas for wedding photos to Rissa and asked that we do just a few if we can - she made sure we did them all! They are very organized and always responded right away to my emails and phone calls, which is great for a busy bride. I highly recommend them for your wedding! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding pictures turned out flawless. Rissa and Nathaniel were a dream to work with. I plan on using them for future family events and would highly recommend their business and services.
Our wedding pictures turned out flawless. Rissa and Nathaniel were a dream to work with. I plan on using them for future Read more...
Our wedding pictures turned out flawless. Rissa and Nathaniel were a dream to work with. I plan on using them for future family events and would highly recommend their business and services. Read less
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juliebomboolie
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I met Nathaniel when he photographed my best friend's wedding in which I was maid of honor. We spent several days on the English coast for a beautiful destination wedding and Nathaniel was snapping away the entire time. Not only does he have an a natural eye for photography, but he also has a knack for anticipating and capturing the best moments between people. He also has an incredibly fun energy and therefore brings out the best in people. The photos from my best friend's wedding turned out amazing.

So, 2 years later, I hired Nathaniel and Rissa to capture my own wedding reception on New Year's Eve. They did a bang-up job and we love our photos. It's not often that you have guests complimenting you on your wedding photographers during the actual event, but the crowd loved them and the photos reflect that! I would highly recommend Balance Photography to anyone for any type of event. They are professional, thoughtful, amazingly talented and detail-oriented, and just wonderful people to have as part of your big day.
I met Nathaniel when he photographed my best friend's wedding in which I was maid of honor. We spent several days on the Read more...
I met Nathaniel when he photographed my best friend's wedding in which I was maid of honor. We spent several days on the English coast for a beautiful destination wedding and Nathaniel was snapping away the entire time. Not only does he have an a natural eye for photography, but he also has a knack for anticipating and capturing the best moments between people. He also has an incredibly fun energy and therefore brings out the best in people. The photos from my best friend's wedding turned out amazing.

So, 2 years later, I hired Nathaniel and Rissa to capture my own wedding reception on New Year's Eve. They did a bang-up job and we love our photos. It's not often that you have guests complimenting you on your wedding photographers during the actual event, but the crowd loved them and the photos reflect that! I would highly recommend Balance Photography to anyone for any type of event. They are professional, thoughtful, amazingly talented and detail-oriented, and just wonderful people to have as part of your big day. Read less
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Joanna8050
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Rissa and Nathaniel are so easy to work with. The hubby and I hate having our picture taken, but they made it really fun! They are true professionals and came in and got to work right away. They were also really great about getting a list of "must have" photos from me, and then making sure we got all of them. I would definitely recommend Rissa and Nathaniel to other couples, they were wonderful!
Rissa and Nathaniel are so easy to work with. The hubby and I hate having our picture taken, but they made it really fun! Read more...
Rissa and Nathaniel are so easy to work with. The hubby and I hate having our picture taken, but they made it really fun! They are true professionals and came in and got to work right away. They were also really great about getting a list of "must have" photos from me, and then making sure we got all of them. I would definitely recommend Rissa and Nathaniel to other couples, they were wonderful! Read less
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Shauna
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Rissa and Nathaniel were one of the best, if not the best vendors that we had for our wedding. They are super nice, very easy to work with, and put everyone at ease on the day of the wedding. I can't say they are the cheapest photographers out there, but in our experience with all the vendors as a whole, you definitely get what you pay for.

Also, their eco-friendly approach is refreshing and apparently rare in the Baltimore area!
Rissa and Nathaniel were one of the best, if not the best vendors that we had for our wedding. They are super nice, very Read more...
Rissa and Nathaniel were one of the best, if not the best vendors that we had for our wedding. They are super nice, very easy to work with, and put everyone at ease on the day of the wedding. I can't say they are the cheapest photographers out there, but in our experience with all the vendors as a whole, you definitely get what you pay for.

Also, their eco-friendly approach is refreshing and apparently rare in the Baltimore area! Read less
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Debbie S.
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are in love with our wedding photos by Rissa and Nathaniel! The photos were exactly what we wanted – natural and spontaneous, capturing true, unbridled emotion on everyone’s faces. The best part was having both of them there to capture the same moments from different perspectives and places. Pre-ceremony, Nathaniel followed the groom and Rissa followed me, so we now have a nice side-by-side album of what we were both doing at the exact same times. They were willing to work with us with any concerns we had, and gave us an album credit just for using some of the eco-friendly vendors they recommended. They limit the number of weddings they do per weekend so that they can give their full, undivided attention to their clients’ special day. Even though we only hired them for a set number of hours, the party went longer than expected and Balance was flexible enough to stay with us as long as we needed them to. They took great care of us before, during, and after the wedding. They are truly talented photographers and beautiful people, and I highly recommend them to all brides and grooms in the area!
My husband and I are in love with our wedding photos by Rissa and Nathaniel! The photos were exactly what we wanted – Read more...
My husband and I are in love with our wedding photos by Rissa and Nathaniel! The photos were exactly what we wanted – natural and spontaneous, capturing true, unbridled emotion on everyone’s faces. The best part was having both of them there to capture the same moments from different perspectives and places. Pre-ceremony, Nathaniel followed the groom and Rissa followed me, so we now have a nice side-by-side album of what we were both doing at the exact same times. They were willing to work with us with any concerns we had, and gave us an album credit just for using some of the eco-friendly vendors they recommended. They limit the number of weddings they do per weekend so that they can give their full, undivided attention to their clients’ special day. Even though we only hired them for a set number of hours, the party went longer than expected and Balance was flexible enough to stay with us as long as we needed them to. They took great care of us before, during, and after the wedding. They are truly talented photographers and beautiful people, and I highly recommend them to all brides and grooms in the area! Read less
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BDcouture
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I just saw my daughter's boudoir photographs from Balance Boudoir that I gave her for an engagement giftl WOW! They were a perfect cure for the 'body image" issues that almost any bride experiences. The hair & makeup, photographic and lightning techniques, and touchups made my daughter look and feel beautiful and powerful, yet the pics were so tasteful that she was comfortable showing them to me. Of course, her husband-to-be loved them, too!

Balance Boudior photos are a perfect gift for any bride. Thanks, Rissa!
I just saw my daughter's boudoir photographs from Balance Boudoir that I gave her for an engagement giftl WOW! They were a Read more...
I just saw my daughter's boudoir photographs from Balance Boudoir that I gave her for an engagement giftl WOW! They were a perfect cure for the 'body image" issues that almost any bride experiences. The hair & makeup, photographic and lightning techniques, and touchups made my daughter look and feel beautiful and powerful, yet the pics were so tasteful that she was comfortable showing them to me. Of course, her husband-to-be loved them, too!

Balance Boudior photos are a perfect gift for any bride. Thanks, Rissa! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rissa and Nathaniel made sure to get every single picture I could ever ask for during my wedding! The candids were amazing and the portraits turned out beautiful! They got every single moment captured and didn't get in anyones way while doing it! They were in contact with me all the way up until my wedding day and even afterwards! My photo website was up within 2 weeks and orders are shipped so quickly! Thank you Balance!
Rissa and Nathaniel made sure to get every single picture I could ever ask for during my wedding! The candids were amazing Read more...
Rissa and Nathaniel made sure to get every single picture I could ever ask for during my wedding! The candids were amazing and the portraits turned out beautiful! They got every single moment captured and didn't get in anyones way while doing it! They were in contact with me all the way up until my wedding day and even afterwards! My photo website was up within 2 weeks and orders are shipped so quickly! Thank you Balance! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Rissa and Nathaniel as they captured the memories that will last a lifetime. The photos were stunning and a testament to their talent and expertise. They responded quickly to our inquiries and the photos were available shortly after the wedding.
It was a pleasure to work with Rissa and Nathaniel as they captured the memories that will last a lifetime. The photos Read more...
It was a pleasure to work with Rissa and Nathaniel as they captured the memories that will last a lifetime. The photos were stunning and a testament to their talent and expertise. They responded quickly to our inquiries and the photos were available shortly after the wedding. Read less
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