Our Afternoon Tea Wedding package INCLUDES in house photography.
Our Boutique Wedding Package offers THE OPTION to add on full day wedding photography.
Our in house photography is provided by the owner of Golden Horseshoe Weddings, Heather Tusing, who has 10 years of wedding photography experience, and has had the pleasure of shooting hundreds of weddings here at the GHI. Heather's calm, easy going personality will help you feel at ease in front of the camera, and make getting beautiful photos a breeze!
ALL PHOTOS on this website, our blog & our social media are examples of Heather's work. You can check out sample galleries on both our Boutique Wedding and Afternoon Tea Wedding pages.
for an incredible price
Full day photography is included in our Afternoon Tea Wedding: Full Day Photography may be ADDED ON to the Boutique Wedding package. Boutique Wedding couples may also opt to hire the outside photographer of their choice, if preferred.
Couples may add on photography at any time during the planning process although we recommend choosing your photographer prior to scheduling your onsite wedding planning meeting.
1. full day photography package
2. Engagement Session
Golden Horseshoe couples may choose to ADD ON an engagement session if they would like. Engagement sessions last one hour and may take place on the grounds of the Golden Horseshoe Inn or on nearby Skyline Drive. An engagement session is a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera ahead of your big day. Engagement sessions take place on select weekday evenings 2 hours prior to sunset during "golden hour". An engagement session includes 1 hour of shooting, 1 outfit change if desired, and delivery of 100 beautifully edited engagement portraits via a secure online gallery with print release. $350
3. photographing your wedding day
Heather will photograph your wedding day from your arrival onsite at the venue until your departure. She is intimately familiar with the venue and property and will guide you to all the very best locations for the perfect portraits. Heather will cover detail shots of your decor and reception room, getting ready time, ceremony photos, family & bridal party, couples portraits, candid reception shots, and your send off. Couples may also choose to ADD ON an additional Mountaintop photo shoot on nearby Skyline Drive if desired. This typically takes place after a first look prior to the ceremony, or following the ceremony during cocktail hour. For the Afternoon Tea wedding, the mountain photos take place directly following the send off.
4. sneak peek
Each couple is offered a complimentary sneak peek, featuring about 100 favorite photos from their wedding day, delivered via online blog post, within 72 hours of their wedding day. This is a great way to share the fun and excitement of your wedding day right away with loved ones who were not able to attend the big day in person.
5. delivery of final gallery
Your images will be beautifully edited and delivered within 3 weeks of your wedding date, via a secure, high resolution downloadable online gallery. Each couple will receive full printing rights, and may print and distribute their photos as they wish. All photos on this website are examples of Heather's work. The wedding industry standard for number of wedding photos delivered is 50-100 photos per hour of shooting. Each wedding is different of course, but most Golden Horseshoe couples receive between 600-800 photos in their finished gallery.
2024 pricing cinematography $995
mountain photo shoot $150
2024 pricing onsite photography $1495
Full Day wedding photography may be added on to the Boutique Wedding package. Full day photography includes 1 photographer for up to 9 hours (11am - 8pm). Complimentary sneak peek 72 hours after your wedding day. Full gallery of beautifully edited images delivered via download within 3 weeks of your wedding day. *In house photography is an optional add on. Couples may instead hire the outside photographer of their choice if preferred.
wedding highlight film
full day onsite photography
Couples may add on an additional mountaintop photoshoot to their Afternoon Tea or Boutique Wedding package. Travel with our photographer to nearby Skyline Drive, only 3 miles from the venue, for an epic photoshoot with unforgettable mountain views. For Boutique Weddings this takes place prior to ceremony after a first look or during cocktail hour. For Tea Weddings, this takes place following the send off at the conclusion of the event.
Couples may choose to add on Cinematography to their wedding day to make sure the special sights and sounds are captured to replay for years to come. Any couple using our in house photography may add on our in house cinematography. Includes 6 hours of shooting by our cinematographer Stephen. Delivery of a wedding highlight film within 4-8 weeks of your wedding day. Average run time 10 - 15 minutes. Examples below!
favorite recent color wedding pics
Heather shoots in a "bright and airy" style, for a romantic look, and vibrant presentation. Check out some recent favorite photos from real life Golden Horseshoe weddings, taken by our in house photographer Heather Tusing.
Skyline drive wedding photos
The stunning Shenandoah National Park is located right next door to our wedding venue. Many couples hosting a Boutique Wedding or Afternoon Tea Wedding, choose to add on an additional Mountain Top photo shoot to make the most of their blue ridge mountains wedding!
favorite recent black & white images
black & white
Sometimes an emotional image just calls for a transformation to black and white. Each couple receives a selection of black and white images amongst their final wedding gallery.
golden horseshoe engagement pics
An engagement photoshoot may be added on to your wedding package if desired, Heather's availability varies by season. A great way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your big day
beautiful wedding details
We love all the tiny details that make up a big day. Heather is sure to capture the shots that will help you look back on your day and appreciate all the beauty your details (like rings, cakes and flowers!) brought to the day.
senior and children's portraits
HS Seniors & kids
When her schedule permits, Heather is delighted to take senior portraits for local high school seniors. A wonderful way to commemorate such an important year full of changes and growth!
Kayley & Nick - boutique wedding
Valeria & Darren - tea wedding
We think a wedding Highlight Film is the perfect way to share the excitement of your special day. Long enough to capture all the best moments of the day, but short enough to easily share online and with friends and family! Most Wedding Highlight Films run about 15 minutes or so, each film varies slightly in length.
We are so excited to provide an affordable Cinematography option exclusively to our Golden Horseshoe couples. Included in the cinematography package is:
-up to 6 hours of onsite filming
-editing and creation of a high resolution Wedding Film
-fully licensed background music
-delivery via high resolution download
*please note that raw footage is not provided
Your completed Wedding Highlight film will be available about 6-8 weeks following your wedding day! We encourage you to understand that you are hiring us to create a film and use our creative vision to do so. We do not provide raw, unedited footage, as it does not represent our finished product. Once finished, you'll have the ability to save, download and share your film in whichever manner you like!
Couples are welcome to hire any vendors they wish for their big day! We aim to provide professional, affordable options for Photo and Video, but are more than happy for you to hire the outside vendors of your choice. You are welcome to set up your own still camera to record your ceremony if you wish. Any videographer who will be moving throughout the venue should be licensed and insured.
"I cannot thank Heather and her team enough. We gave her one inspiration picture and a brief description of what we envisioned and she created the most beautiful, special, personalized wedding day for us. She made the entire process easy and stress free and everything exceeded all of our expectations. In addition to being an amazing wedding planner, she is an incredible photographer! Her pictures are magazine quality and we are so thankful that we will have these memories to cherish for years to come. For any brides who have had to rework their weddings due to COVID or are considering a smaller wedding even in non-COVID times, I would HIGHLY recommend GHI. -Colleen and Derrick
We truly couldn’t have asked for anything better. Having the all inclusive feel takes the stress out of planning a wedding. From the delicious cake to perfectly designed flowers, to in-house photography and cinematography..., as well as a provided officiant that made our ceremony extra special…. we really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. If you’re questioning having a smaller, intimate ceremony…. Look no further!!! The GHI is the place for you". - Kayley and Nick
If I could rate Golden Horseshoe Inn 50 stars it still wouldn't be enough. From the planning to the day of, everything was just so effortless. Every detail, every moment, and every aspect of the entire day was, for lack of a better word, perfect. Weddings can often be stressful but that was not the case for us... we had FUN. Our cheeks hurt by the end of the day from smiling and laughing so much. Our photos are simply breathtaking and we will cherish them for the rest of our lives. I could go on and on about all the amazing things that should make you chose GHI but there is no reason better than the folks that come with it. My husband and I felt completely at home with Heather and Monique and you just can't put a price on that. Not one single regret. - Skye and Sam
"We found GHI and it was like all of our wishes had been granted. Getting married with GHI was the absolute best decision. The team at GHI is truly a dream team. We gave them a vision of what we were thinking and they made it come to life. The decor was beautiful. Our cake was delicious, really pretty too. Between Heather & Monique, the day moved very smoothly and there was never an awkward moment of “what’s next”. All of our family and friends felt very welcome. GHI is very LGBT+ friendly. My wife and I felt very supported and the GHI family was genuinely happy for us. Choosing an all inclusive wedding was the best option for us. We wanted a beautiful wedding without the stress of planning it and that’s exactly what we experienced. - Amanda and McKenzie
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Magazine May / June 2021 Issue