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Rawsii

Mishawaka , IN

LOCATION

Mishawaka Ave.
Mishawaka, IN US 46545 (map)

PHONE

574-315-7647

WEBSITE

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Photography

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Color splashing, various tones of B&W/sepia, skin retouching, too many effects to list or describe...
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Softlight, candlelight, overcast, full sun...I've done it all!
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital only
How many photographers do you work with?
I always bring atleast 1 photographer with me. Usually I employ another assistant as well, who assists with lighting setups and equipment.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
I sign a contract with you regarding your wedding date it would take an act of God to stop me from being there. I've never missed a wedding but if by some chance I missed the entire event and was not able to find a replacement, I would absolutely issue a full refund. What a nightmare that would be...my stomach turns at the mere thought!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Absolutely NOT! I did two weddings in one weekend ONCE and it was just too hard on both myself and my family, so never again!
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have many talented photographer friends and we are all willing to cover for each other in an emergency.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I shoot with the Canon 5D, which is an amazing piece of equipment! I bring stand flashes with softboxes, large, small, both portable and stationary. Laptop, several lenses, etc.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
YES!!! I'm a planner...I don't take chances on things like that!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I have a set fee for 8 hours of shooting (does not include drive time). I do my best to help you plan your day in the 8 hours that I provide, but if something happens on your wedding day and it goes long, I do NOT charge extra for hours over. I don't want you to have to make such a decision on your wedding day.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
N/A
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
With a fun job like this, I wouldn't miss a moment! I'll stop to eat when I absolutely must, but only for about 5-10 minutes.
Do you charge for travel?
If you're within 20 miles, no charge. .50/mile for anything more than a 40 mile round trip.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I will meet with you to show you your proofs as soon as you get back from your honeymoon (earliest 8 days if you are postponing your honeymoon). Pictures are posted online the day after your appointment.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
I offer online proofing and high quality thumbnail proof albums in addition to higher level custom designed albums.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
If you choose a package containing proofs, they are yours to keep!
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
If you choose a package containing the digital negatives, I supply a release for you to print them wherever you'd like.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
I do.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Digital files are an option.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer high quality coffee table albums and custom designed and personalized storybook albums. There are samples on my website.
When will the client get the final album?
Coffee table albums take up to 5 months, storybook albums take about 3 months.

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Concetta
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.8/5.0
Christi has a great sense of what would make a beautiful overall photograph without it looking posed.
Services Used: Photography
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MrsMoyer
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I both absolutely loved working with Christi and Rawsii! Christi made us feel comfortable and at ease so that the real moment could be captured in the photograph. My fiance and I chose to do some crazy things, like getting in freezing cold water in September for the sake of a great shot. And Christi was right in there with us - muddy and freezing. I think going with Christi was one of the best decisions we made. I look at some of my friends pics who got married in the same year and they arent even half as good. Pictures really do last a lifetime...and the ones Christi takes will take you back to that moment. Thank you for being so fabulous Christi!!!!!!!
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KristenOHare
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Christi Nelson is the BEST photographer around. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. She was able to capture my husband and I interacting like we always do and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She was able to catch those candid moments that no one else could have done. I get compliments on all of our photos we have from her and everyone wants to know who took them. She is a fabulous person and truly cares about each person she works with. I honestly can't say enough kind things about Christi and her work. My husband and I were so sad it all came to end with her because we enjoyed working with Christi that much. I would definitely recommend her to everyone and anyone. My husband and I won't go anywhere else for photographs from now on....she's the best.
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Heather
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Best Photographer! I have shown my pictures to many people and they were "wowed" by what they saw. Beautiful, unique, and exquisite taste!
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Photography, Unique Services
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trwyant
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Chisti Nelson is amazing and no one could walk away disappointed. Every picture is a piece of art!
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michkapiper
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.8/5.0
Christi was absolutely wonderful to work with. She is professional yet fun! Christi gave great advice to me throughout the planning process which was comforting. The pictures are beautiful and unique.
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Christi was HANDS DOWN the most amazing photographer I have ever seen, I instantly fell in love with her photography!! We have got countless comments about how we had the most amazing photographs people have ever seen, everyone says the pictures belong in magazines!! I would recommend Christi to anyone getting married!! You will not be disappointed!!
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Marka
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Christi Nelson did an INCREDIBLE job at capturing all the details that we would expect as well as others that we had no idea she was even there. I am a true fan of her work. And would tell anyone that you she is SOOOO worth it!! Our guest book was pictures from our engagement session which was truly unique and have received many comments about it.
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CrisM
Wedding:
5/9/2008
5.0/5.0
This photographer was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I liked her work so much that I brought her from Mishawaka, IN to N. Myrtle Beach, SC for my wedding. She also designed my wedding invitations and they were phenomenal! I have received COUNTLESS comments on my invitations and wedding pictures. Rawsii is truly a jewel hidden in Mishawaka, IN. Christi is flexible, creative, easy going yet very organized. She laid on the soaking wet beach to get amazing pictures of my wedding gown and jumped in the pool to take underwater photos of my trash-the-dress session. If you want wedding pictures that look like beautiful art and are so amazing that OTHER people keep asking to see them, have Rawsii be your photographer.
Services Used: Invitations, Photography
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Dana
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Christi is amazing! You will receive beautiful, artistic photos at such a reasonable price. I've even browsed her other work and she makes each person's photos unique and different. Her art tells a story and you have that story to cheris forever.
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Heidi
Wedding:
12/29/2006
5.0/5.0
I was very impressed with the quality of our pictures. I have looked through several of my friends' wedding photos, and I believe that ours are among the very best. The storybook that we ordered was creatively put together and we get so many positive comments on it. We had some unique poses and she was able to accommodate all of the pictures that we wanted. It was a magical day and I believe that the quality of our photography perfectly captured it. Thanks for doing such a great job!!!
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Carrie
Wedding:
10/7/2005
5.0/5.0
It was overall fantastic!!! I can't imagine anyone doing any better!
Services Used: Photography
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Lacey
Wedding:
7/10/2004
5.0/5.0
Christi took some of the best pictures at the wedding. The ones that turned out the best were the candid pictures. My wedding day went by so fast, I hardly remembered some of the events that took place, but looking at the proof album reminded me of how wonderful this day really was....thank you christi
Services Used: Photography

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