Wedding Investment

Having your picture taken on your wedding day or during a portrait session is…well, uncomfortable. I understand that and my first step is to help my subjects to feel more comfortable. A more comfortable you makes for a better picture, and that’s what we all want.


My approach

I keep things light and supportive. This is about you—your experience. This is where my sarcastic super power helps to divert your mind from the weirdness of being photographed.

Most importantly, you can relax. I will take care of you.

What to expect

Before, during, and after, I am there to help you through the process. Together, we’ll collaborate so that your photography needs and preferences are achieved.



Pricing range

I have a preset wedding collection. However, it is important to find out what you want and tailor coverage that works for you and your budget.

To remove any guesswork though, my typical wedding photography coverage runs between $2600 and $4500. Contact me for a consultation and let’s find out what your typical can look like.


What do you get?


Wedding packages can include

  • Two wedding photographers
  • Online gallery for you and your guests to view
  • An ample selection of edited, full-size digital files with printing rights
  • Engagement sessions: Either around Richmond, or wherever you need, these are an excellent way to learn more about each other before the wedding day, and a fun, relaxed session.
  • Unique and modern bridal portraits
  • A concierge approach to service: Multiple touchpoints before and after your wedding day—via email, in person, or Skype, I will help you plan for your wedding day photography, how it will work with your timeline, and your album design process.


Wedding products

I have many wedding products, as well...because your images should not live on your computer.

  • Heirloom albums, custom-designed and professionally bound
  • Custom prints, canvas, and matted or even metal wall art will bring the memories of your day to the walls of your home
  • Wedding invites, save the dates, and other press-printed products
  • Signature mats or albums


More Questions?

Wedding planning is confusing. Hopefully I have answered some of your questions already, but here are some other common questions I have been asked before. A consultation is the best way to find out more about how I can help though.  


How long before you get your images?

Typically you receive your processed images within a month of your wedding—but times may vary depending on the time of the year and will be communicated well in advance.

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What is your style?

I photograph with a relaxed style, but doesn’t everyone say that these days? What does that mean anyway? It means I am unobtrusive, observant, and respectful. I stand where I am needed, but stay out of the way whenever possible. And I see everything, things you don’t, because you are caught in the whirlwind of the day. I see—and capture—the moments of love, partnership, and emotions that are what your wedding are all about. I let things happen, and step in with kindness and respect to lightly orchestrate small moments to make sure your images are fantastic. Because, even when I am recording the day, it doesn’t hurt to create a heightened version of your wedding images.

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Do you work alone?

I have used assistants in the past when conditions called for it. Not every event needs two photographers, of course. I have a regular photographer I work with and feel it offers more complete coverage, as well as a different viewpoint. As always, contact me and we can discuss the approach that works best for your wedding.


More Reviews...


Jenna & Chris

“We had the most memorable day we could have possibly had, and Bob captured each moment perfectly… We have had so much positive feedback from family and friends. And regardless of the number of times we have looked through our photos, they still make us feel that we re-living the day again. We will treasure our photos forever and we are so glad we chose to work with Bob”

Jennifer & Matt

“Simply put, our most precious moments of our most special day were exquisitely captured through the talented lens of Robert Schnell Photography—we are absolutely blown away by our wedding photography experience. Bob & team crafted a gorgeous story of our wedding with intimate, elegant and timeless photos that captured every detail of the day that we wanted to remember forever. Finding a photographer turned out to the easiest part of planning our wedding. Bob was at the top of a short list of photographers we lined up interview and after our first meeting with him it was, well, a wrap. We knew right away that we’d found the right person to work with and turns out we were spot on—our experience with Bob & team was one of the highlights of the day! Attentive, fun, and focused, Bob effortlessly turned the difficult job of posing a stunned bride and groom and herding a wedding party into a really enjoyable time! Bob’s talent and years of experience are evident through his work—it truly speaks for itself. He and his team were extraordinary and distinguished themselves from other photographers work by the special attention to detail that just shines through in our finished product. Robert Schnell Photography has our highest recommendations; we could not have been happier with the experience they provided. Worth every penny.”



Carrie & James

“What can I say about Bob. Bob was a true pleasure to work with. My husband, wedding party, and I all have a very specific sense of humor (read: sarcastic) and Bob rolled right with us. We requested pictures with the PBR we were drinking before the ceremony and had a whole photo shoot that we think should be the next ad campaign. Bob didn’t blink twice before embracing it. He worked with my husband and I to make sure that we got to spend the maximum amount of time with our guests but still got time to do photos with just the two of us. It was a blast!”

Vendors I know...

Here is a list of just some of the wonderful local vendors I have worked with happily. Don't hesitate to check with me for any others you might be considering

Upper Shirley Vineyards

A new and stunning venue. This place needs to be seen to be believed.

CCS Events

Colleen has been in the wedding planning business long enough to have seen it all. Her professionalism and wry humor makes her one of my favorite people.

The Mill at Fine Creek

A historic and unique gem of a wedding venue. They have expanded in recent years to offer guest cottages as well. 

Pippin Hill Vineyards

A gorgeous venue in the mountains outside Charlottesville, Virginia. A true gem.

The Hof Garden

A historic Richmond venue turned into something funky and new. Unique and wonderful.

Amber Grove

John and his team put on a flawless wedding at this lovely venue that exudes southern charm.

Sparkle Makeup 

Michelle is reliable, professional, and talented.

Clover Forest Plantation

Another stunning venue nestled in the hills of Goochland, just outside Richmond, Virginia. One of the first venues I ever photographed.

Woodgrain & Lace

A relatively new powerhouse in full-service wedding planning. Solid and wonderful.

Flowers Make Scents

A fantastically creative and diverse flower shop. These folks know their stuff!

Historic Mankin Mansion

A classic wedding venue in an unlikely location. One of Richmond's best wedding locations.