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Sledd Wedding Photography

Austin , TX
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2208 South Lamar, Suite C
Austin, TX 78704 US (map)

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512-462-2100

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ABOUT US

To your wedding I bring the energy required to present a natural narrative of the big day, moment by real moment - and an eye for the magic when the light meets the moment, making you... Read more
To your wedding I bring the energy required to present a natural narrative of the big day, moment by real moment - and an eye for the magic when the light meets the moment, making you and groom and all of your raving fans a part of something bigger and more wonderful feeling than you imagined. You can trust me not to miss that.

You can expect a full complement of required posed shots, however most of my photographs will be aimed at documenting the day as it was, in the details and smiles and quirks that brides and families tell me evoke the most powerful memories.

My name is Mary Sledd. I have 10 years of editorial photography experence. I live and work in South Austin, and I look forward to meeting you. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Each image is edited by hand from RAW files and the color and cropping is corrected.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I use top of the line Canon cameras and lenses for an advantage in low light. I also have radio operate strobes that I use at certain venues.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
I photographed ALL of my weddings and I use 4 different second shooters for those weddings.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes! Not only will I be at the event, but I will photograph it from start to finish.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I do not book more than one wedding a day. I sometimes book more than one wedding a week, but I only do that for family and friends.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes! My two best friends are photographers. I am also very active in the photography community.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Lots and lots.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes! I bring back up gear to every wedding and my second shooters have gear.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full 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?
I usually take a meal break for about 10 minutes and couple of short bathroom breaks. I work VERY hard at weddings. I am not a smoker so you do not have to worry about me taking long smoke breaks with guests.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes. Rates are on my site.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I promise proofs will be finished in 2 months. They are usually done in 3 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Website and Paper proofs
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
I retain the right to use them online and in print, but the bride and groom may print as many of the photos as they choose from the disc I provide.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
I provide digital negatives.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, and friends may order prints at cost - 19 cents from the online galleries.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Flush mount.
When will the client get the final album?
About 8 weeks after the design is approved.

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Sheer
Wedding:
1/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Sledd was recommended to us by a friend, and from the instant we first met with her in a coffee shop, we knew we wanted to hire her as our photographer. She totally understood that we wanted our wedding photos to be more about capturing the moment than asking people to pose for contrived shots. We did do formal portraits during our cocktail hour, but Mary understood that we wanted to follow the list of shots we had prepared and to get through the formal portraits as quickly and painlessly as possible. She told us she could make it quick, and she did! I was so pleased with how well she handled my large family and how precisely she stuck to the shot list.

Mary and her assistant did an amazing job before and during the ceremony, and the photos from the reception are AWESOME. Mary and her assistant seemed invisible the whole night! They were never intrusive in any way and were totally respectful and professional throughout the evening. Every time I look at the photographs, I feel like I am returning momentarily to my wedding, which is really what we hoped the photographs would be.

I was shocked at how quickly Mary went through all the photos and uploaded them onto her site for us to see. We very quickly received a proof book and DVDs with the images as well. Everything about working with Sledd Photography has been efficient, professional, and just getting exactly what we asked for. The photographs are beautiful, the rate was super affordable (we didn't want a whole package with engagement photos, fancy photo album, etc.), and Mary is a really cool person! I loved occasionally looking over at Mary and her assistant during the reception and seeing them smiling on the dance floor! Highly recommended.
Mary Sledd was recommended to us by a friend, and from the instant we first met with her in a coffee shop, we knew we Read more...
Mary Sledd was recommended to us by a friend, and from the instant we first met with her in a coffee shop, we knew we wanted to hire her as our photographer. She totally understood that we wanted our wedding photos to be more about capturing the moment than asking people to pose for contrived shots. We did do formal portraits during our cocktail hour, but Mary understood that we wanted to follow the list of shots we had prepared and to get through the formal portraits as quickly and painlessly as possible. She told us she could make it quick, and she did! I was so pleased with how well she handled my large family and how precisely she stuck to the shot list.

Mary and her assistant did an amazing job before and during the ceremony, and the photos from the reception are AWESOME. Mary and her assistant seemed invisible the whole night! They were never intrusive in any way and were totally respectful and professional throughout the evening. Every time I look at the photographs, I feel like I am returning momentarily to my wedding, which is really what we hoped the photographs would be.

I was shocked at how quickly Mary went through all the photos and uploaded them onto her site for us to see. We very quickly received a proof book and DVDs with the images as well. Everything about working with Sledd Photography has been efficient, professional, and just getting exactly what we asked for. The photographs are beautiful, the rate was super affordable (we didn't want a whole package with engagement photos, fancy photo album, etc.), and Mary is a really cool person! I loved occasionally looking over at Mary and her assistant during the reception and seeing them smiling on the dance floor! Highly recommended. Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary is completely awesome in every way!!! We were very lucky to have a lot of great vendors for our wedding, but Mary was one of our favorites.

Mary took engagement, bridal, and wedding photos for us. She could charge a lot more for the great quality of her photos and services, and I felt like we got a really good deal. Since you end up spending quite a bit of time with your photographer, it's important to choose someone you click with. Mary is such a nice, genuine person, and seems to go out of her way to make any bride feel awesome and comfortable.

One of the things I was most impressed with was her promptness. If I sent her an e-mail with a question, she would always respond quickly. She was also very fast getting our photos to us, for all three shoots (I think we got most of them in less than a week, which is AMAZING). By the time we were back from our honeymoon, our photos from the wedding were online and ready to look at. She also provides you a flash drive or cd with all of your photos, giving you the rights to print them anywhere.

We were extremely impressed with the quality of all of our photos, and my family and friends continue to rave about how fantastic they are. Mary has a knack for keeping things simple and quick and has an eye for beautiful shots. At our wedding, she managed to get all of the "formal" photos done before the ceremony, so we were able to go and join the party very quickly. She was also great at staying out of the way during the event while still capturing all of the important moments.

If you're an Austin bride, definitely check Mary out!!
Mary is completely awesome in every way!!! We were very lucky to have a lot of great vendors for our wedding, but Mary was Read more...
Mary is completely awesome in every way!!! We were very lucky to have a lot of great vendors for our wedding, but Mary was one of our favorites.

Mary took engagement, bridal, and wedding photos for us. She could charge a lot more for the great quality of her photos and services, and I felt like we got a really good deal. Since you end up spending quite a bit of time with your photographer, it's important to choose someone you click with. Mary is such a nice, genuine person, and seems to go out of her way to make any bride feel awesome and comfortable.

One of the things I was most impressed with was her promptness. If I sent her an e-mail with a question, she would always respond quickly. She was also very fast getting our photos to us, for all three shoots (I think we got most of them in less than a week, which is AMAZING). By the time we were back from our honeymoon, our photos from the wedding were online and ready to look at. She also provides you a flash drive or cd with all of your photos, giving you the rights to print them anywhere.

We were extremely impressed with the quality of all of our photos, and my family and friends continue to rave about how fantastic they are. Mary has a knack for keeping things simple and quick and has an eye for beautiful shots. At our wedding, she managed to get all of the "formal" photos done before the ceremony, so we were able to go and join the party very quickly. She was also great at staying out of the way during the event while still capturing all of the important moments.

If you're an Austin bride, definitely check Mary out!! Read less
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kablarkin
Wedding:
12/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary Sledd and her second photographer Julie were very polite and inconspicuous at our wedding reception. Beforehand, Mary Sledd answered all of my emails promptly and was flexible with her contracts. Since we were having two weddings, (one big and public and one small and private), she allowed us to purchase an Engagement package for the small wedding instead of purchasing and entirely new wedding package for that one. All of the pictures looked fantastic. When we got the DVDs for the pics, one of them wouldn't work. I emailed her to let her know and she immediately sent me a new one along with an apology. Our proof album came and somehow all of the pictures printed backwards. I told her about this and she offered our money back or to send another one. Although there were hiccups she handled them quickly and professionally and we are very satisfied customers.
Mary Sledd and her second photographer Julie were very polite and inconspicuous at our wedding reception. Beforehand, Mary Read more...
Mary Sledd and her second photographer Julie were very polite and inconspicuous at our wedding reception. Beforehand, Mary Sledd answered all of my emails promptly and was flexible with her contracts. Since we were having two weddings, (one big and public and one small and private), she allowed us to purchase an Engagement package for the small wedding instead of purchasing and entirely new wedding package for that one. All of the pictures looked fantastic. When we got the DVDs for the pics, one of them wouldn't work. I emailed her to let her know and she immediately sent me a new one along with an apology. Our proof album came and somehow all of the pictures printed backwards. I told her about this and she offered our money back or to send another one. Although there were hiccups she handled them quickly and professionally and we are very satisfied customers. Read less
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Jamie Lee
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Mary Sledd as our wedding photographer. (I think he was sold by an amazing photo of Iggy Pop in her portfolio.) Two weeks after the event, we already have all of our photographs and they are gorgeous!! Mary's good-natured personality puts people at ease in front of the camera. I'm impressed by her talent and thankful for her flexibility. She has a wonderful eye for photographs and her style is timeless. I highly recommend hiring her for any event.
My husband and I hired Mary Sledd as our wedding photographer. (I think he was sold by an amazing photo of Iggy Pop in her Read more...
My husband and I hired Mary Sledd as our wedding photographer. (I think he was sold by an amazing photo of Iggy Pop in her portfolio.) Two weeks after the event, we already have all of our photographs and they are gorgeous!! Mary's good-natured personality puts people at ease in front of the camera. I'm impressed by her talent and thankful for her flexibility. She has a wonderful eye for photographs and her style is timeless. I highly recommend hiring her for any event. Read less
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Craig
Wedding:
10/3/2010
4.7/5.0
Mary is AWESOME! She made my husband and I feel so comfortable from the moment we met her, all the way through our engagement photo session and our wedding. She is fun, creative, energetic and VERY talented. We love our engagement photos and our wedding photos were beautiful - she captured shots of things that we didn't even remember seeing there! She is wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend her to any brides and grooms out there looking for a fun and talented photographer.
Mary is AWESOME! She made my husband and I feel so comfortable from the moment we met her, all the way through our Read more...
Mary is AWESOME! She made my husband and I feel so comfortable from the moment we met her, all the way through our engagement photo session and our wedding. She is fun, creative, energetic and VERY talented. We love our engagement photos and our wedding photos were beautiful - she captured shots of things that we didn't even remember seeing there! She is wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend her to any brides and grooms out there looking for a fun and talented photographer. Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I recently had the pleasure of contracting with Mary Sledd of Sledd Photography to shoot my wedding in Austin in May 2010. Mary was exceptionally easy to work with through the entire process, and I felt that she was very reasonably priced (i.e., not too high, not too low) in comparison with other photographers. Mary was punctual to events (she shot the rehearsal dinner, and she and an assistant shot the ceremony and reception); she also delivered the final photos well ahead of the deadline specified in the contract. The photos themselves were fantastic, and were a mix of posed and candid shots that really told the story of our wedding day's events and people. One of the best things about working with Sledd Photography is that the customer is given rights to print all photos, instead of the usual practice of paying an outrageous price for a printed photo package. Since wedding photography is already very expensive, not having to pay a huge markup for printed photos saves a lot of money. Sledd Photography also offers professional wedding albums. Although I do plan to order a few, I cannot yet comment on the price or execution of those since I have not yet ordered. Given what I have already experienced, I cannot imagine that there will be any problem. In addition to what has already been mentioned, Mary did a free engagement picture session with us as part of the wedding photography package that we purchased. The free engagement session let us get comfortable with Mary (and her style) and vice versa. We have received so many compliments from that session as well. There are so many good things to say about Mary!!
I recently had the pleasure of contracting with Mary Sledd of Sledd Photography to shoot my wedding in Austin in May 2010. Read more...
I recently had the pleasure of contracting with Mary Sledd of Sledd Photography to shoot my wedding in Austin in May 2010. Mary was exceptionally easy to work with through the entire process, and I felt that she was very reasonably priced (i.e., not too high, not too low) in comparison with other photographers. Mary was punctual to events (she shot the rehearsal dinner, and she and an assistant shot the ceremony and reception); she also delivered the final photos well ahead of the deadline specified in the contract. The photos themselves were fantastic, and were a mix of posed and candid shots that really told the story of our wedding day's events and people. One of the best things about working with Sledd Photography is that the customer is given rights to print all photos, instead of the usual practice of paying an outrageous price for a printed photo package. Since wedding photography is already very expensive, not having to pay a huge markup for printed photos saves a lot of money. Sledd Photography also offers professional wedding albums. Although I do plan to order a few, I cannot yet comment on the price or execution of those since I have not yet ordered. Given what I have already experienced, I cannot imagine that there will be any problem. In addition to what has already been mentioned, Mary did a free engagement picture session with us as part of the wedding photography package that we purchased. The free engagement session let us get comfortable with Mary (and her style) and vice versa. We have received so many compliments from that session as well. There are so many good things to say about Mary!! Read less
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emily
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I hired Mary to photograph my wedding after great reviews from a friend who got married the summer before. I was planning the wedding from a different city, and really appreciated how easy she was to work with over the phone and by email. The pictures from our event are terrific. I didn't even realize all of the places she was during the ceremony and reception! She caught a lot of very special moments, without interrupting. She was also very fast getting pictures to us, and we loved being able to see a preview online!
I hired Mary to photograph my wedding after great reviews from a friend who got married the summer before. I was planning Read more...
I hired Mary to photograph my wedding after great reviews from a friend who got married the summer before. I was planning the wedding from a different city, and really appreciated how easy she was to work with over the phone and by email. The pictures from our event are terrific. I didn't even realize all of the places she was during the ceremony and reception! She caught a lot of very special moments, without interrupting. She was also very fast getting pictures to us, and we loved being able to see a preview online! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
Mary did a great job of capturing my wedding day. We wanted someone who would make great photos, but not be too intrusive. Mary did a great job of balancing our wants. Our guests were floored that the photos from the wedding are available for free downloading and very inexpensive ($.20) printing. We could not be happier!
Mary did a great job of capturing my wedding day. We wanted someone who would make great photos, but not be too intrusive. Read more...
Mary did a great job of capturing my wedding day. We wanted someone who would make great photos, but not be too intrusive. Mary did a great job of balancing our wants. Our guests were floored that the photos from the wedding are available for free downloading and very inexpensive ($.20) printing. We could not be happier! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Best photos I've ever had taken! Wonderful job at capturing the moment
Best photos I've ever had taken! Wonderful job at capturing the moment
Best photos I've ever had taken! Wonderful job at capturing the moment Read less
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photosnob
Wedding:
8/18/2007
5.0/5.0
Mary Sledd came recommended from a friend. I have used her for several special events in my life - wedding, pregnancy photos, baby pics - and loved the quality of her work, her professionalism, and flexibility every time. She's one of the best in town and I'd recommend her to anyone.
Mary Sledd came recommended from a friend. I have used her for several special events in my life - wedding, pregnancy Read more...
Mary Sledd came recommended from a friend. I have used her for several special events in my life - wedding, pregnancy photos, baby pics - and loved the quality of her work, her professionalism, and flexibility every time. She's one of the best in town and I'd recommend her to anyone. Read less
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