omaha wedding photography & beyond

Wedding pricing & Packages

A la carte: 

- engagement session - $600
- second photographer - $600
- additional time - $500/hr

(for those who want just a little more!) 

Collection 1

Collection 2

Collection 3




- 12 hours on wedding day
- Engagement session
- Second photographer (6 hours)

- 24 hour sneak peek 
- Online gallery with download
- Printing rights

- 9 hours on wedding day
- Engagement session OR second photographer (6 hours)
- 24 hour sneak peek 

- Online gallery with download
- Printing rights

- 6 hours on wedding day
- 24 hour sneak peek 

- Online gallery with download
- Printing Rights

Below are some of my most traveled places along with the cost to get me there! 

Sioux City - FREE
Omaha - FREE 
Sioux Falls - $50
Lincoln - $100

Kearney - $300
Des Moines - $250
Minneapolis - $350

What about travel fees?

Questions? I got you!


A: I first started photographing things in high school. In fact, my school literally made a class for me and I taught myself from a book. They called it an "independent study." From there, I was hooked! I studied photography in college and got my bachelor's degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in photography. I even had a dark room in my basement for a bit! All that to say, over 10 years! 


A: I've photographed over 150 weddings as the lead photographer, and I've had over 400 portrait sessions. The majority of my weekends have been filled with weddings and other celebrations since the creation of my business over 8 years ago! 


A: That's totally up to you! A lot of my couples like to use it as a chance to "practice" taking photos before their wedding. As I said above, it gives us a chance to work together before your wedding, which is fantastic! Not only that, but you can use them for your save-the-dates, invitations, guest book, and decor at your reception. Plus, who doesn't love more photos for facebook and instagram? 


A: I shoot on 2 Canon R6's and I have a 5D MkIII as backup. I use prime lenses, plus I have a full flash setup for indoor family portraits as well as your reception. I've got you covered!  


A: Yes! All my prints and canvases are for sale through your gallery after receiving your images. I want you to absolute LOVE what you're buying! Albums can be added in to your package or purchased after your wedding. 


A: Yes, I do! Instead of putting down one large payment at the beginning and another a couple weeks before your wedding, I've broken it up so you can make monthly payments, almost like a subscription service! Your total amount is broken up into however many months are between booking and your wedding day! All money paid is non-refundable. 

do you accept credit cards?

A: Yes! I send all my invoices via quickbooks, and payment can be made via credit card or bank transfer (just like an electronic check!) If you'd prefer to pay cash or check, that can be arranged as well. Just let me know what works best for you! 


A:Your photos will come to you in an online gallery where you'll be able to download the high resolution images, purchase prints, and share with family and friends. It's super easy to use! If I haven't already sent you a gallery as an example, just ask! I'd love to show you what you can expect to get from your wedding day! 

Who's your second shooter? How long will they be at my wedding? 

A: I only hire second shooters to work with me whom I would totally trust to photograph even my own wedding day! It depends on who's available, but it's usually chosen from a handful of people I've worked with before and know that I totally love. My second shooter is usually with us about 6 hours on your wedding day, but it kind of depends on what I think is best based on your timeline. 


A: Love that question the most! To book me for your special day, simply let me know which collection you'd like and how may payments you plan on doing! I'll send over everything you need! 

What are my next steps?

A: Let's set up a phone call! I would love to hear more about what you have planned for your wedding and answer any additional questions I'm sure you have about photography! Shoot me a message and we can set up a call! 

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While considering all your options for wedding photography, keep a few things in mind. First, I offer monthly payment plans and accept credit cards (you get those points!!) Your total cost is broken into monthly payments leading up to your wedding, almost like a subscription service! I've found that it's way easier for couples to book when they don't have to put down half their cost up front! Second, your photos are such an important piece of your day. There'll be a large photo of the two of you above your fireplace, an album on the coffee table, a photo of you on his desk at work or in his wallet. Of course you’ll enjoy every piece of your wedding, but it’s all gone within the week - maybe you’ll eat some stale cake on your first year anniversary (10/10 would not recommend). But in 30 years what will you, your children, your grandchildren have? Your photos! 

Things to note:

We had such a great experience working with Emily and loved our engagement and wedding photos. She is truly a talented photographer and knows how to capture amazing moment in the most perfect locations. Emily spent our entire wedding day with us and worked hard to capture every meaningful moment and more!

During our wedding planning process, she provided us with timelines for the wedding and helped create the perfect one that fit with our day. Emily did unexpected extras from start to finish that showed her talent and professionalism. We highly recommend using Emily to capture your memories.

Bash | Des Moines

Dana & Jesse

Emily was a joy every step of the way! My family and friends talked about how easy she was to work with and how comfortable she made them feel. We got our final photos within a week. She communicated well the entire time and was very organized and helpful.

Prairie Winds Event Center | Orange City, Iowa

Lexi & Adam

My husband and I couldn’t have choose a better photographer for our wedding than Emily. We knew from the moment we met her that she’d be professional, yet knew how to make you laugh and enjoy the whole process. She took the time to get to know us so she’d know what we wanted for our photos. Emily also took our engagement photos and she listened to all our crazy requests of including our horses and dogs. Overall, Emily went above and beyond for us and we couldn’t have been happier!

Westmark Church | Nebraska

April & Robert

I could not have asked for a better photographer! Emily does such a great job with everything. From capturing the perfect moments, to organizing group pictures, she manages to do it all with ease. My family could not stop talking about how great of a job she does. We were all so comfortable with her that we sometimes forgot she was our photographer and not one of our friends! She not only kept us on schedule for the day, but made sure we got all of the pictures that we wanted. It was so nice to not have to worry about moments that could be missed on our big day. Our photos also turned out amazing. We couldn't have asked for more!

Moonlight RIdge | Grand Island, Nebraska

Courtney & Connor

lovely words from clients

Planning your engagement session, figuring out your wedding day timeline, choosing locations for photos - I'm there for that! I'll be there to help you every step of that way so you don't have to be overwhelmed! I can provide vendor recommendations, advice on where to get ready, anything you need! I'm a great resource and I'm an open book! 

breathtaking • moments • captured

The Emily Kowalski Experience


Getting ready in the morning through those special dances and everything in between! I promise you that every part of your wedding day will be captured beautifully and with skill! I know how to use that window light to make you look flawless! I also know how to manipulate my flashes to make your first dance POP! I've got you! 


You want moments captured of your mom helping you get dressed with tears in her eyes. The moment she's dreamed of since you were a baby in arms. Your first look with your dad,  the first time you see your HUSBAND (OMG, did that just actually happen?!?)! All that emotion captured perfectly. I'm there for it!