Paul D. Manke Photography Reviews

Paul D. Manke Photography 2017 Couples Choice Award Winner


In Person or over the phone Consultations are the best way to get to know each other and see what is the best fit for your day! This is most likely your first time planning a wedding. Let me help you with timelines to make sure your day runs smoothly, not rushed, and capture the photos you invision to have afterwards!


Wedding Photography is my full time focus, my business, and I completely love photographing weddings each Friday and Saturday throughout the year! I want to take care of you like because this is not something you do every day! I do this almost every weekend since 2000 and have seen so many different weddings.  There are so many fun stories to tell and so many great people that have become close friends from doing their wedding!  I take pride in making your day just as special as the next! I am giving you my time, energy, and passion each and every wedding!  I will go above and beyond as much as I can and deliver the value you expect.  I am willing to work with you as much as I can, and in turn I hope to receive the same in the hours I will put in and the quality I will provide.  I am not in the business in giving it away...but I am in the business in Serving you!!!! 

 Wedding Packages

All packages include Complimentary engagement session! You are given the rights to the edited files provided to you on Jump Drive plus copies for parents. Professional experience to help make your day go smoothly, having fun along the way, and your way kind of style featuring traditional, candid, and photo journalistic photography! I have a vast knowledge of many different traditions, religious backgrounds, and have insight on keeping you on time throughout the day plus working with your vendors to make sure we all run smooth for you! No travel costs within state of WI/ upper MI.

I will personally help you plan your day out so that there is time for photos yet time to enjoy your day without feeling rushed! This is so important to make sure your day goes the way you and rememberable!!!

  May-Oct Fri/Sat (Save $200 for Nov-April & Sunday Packages)           
I usually start an hour 1/2 before the ceremony with coverage of dress/shoes before putting them on, getting ready photos till whenever you like me to stay! I feel the best coverage is through the first dances but willing to stay through the garter/boq toss at 9pm.

  • Basic up to 5 hours                 $1200 (Cash disc save $100/or pay balance via check min 2 months prior to wedding)
  • Traditional Min 6hrs      $1500 with sec Photog (Cash disc save $100/or pay balance via check min 2 months prior to wedding) 
  • Extended Day Min 8hrs  $1700 with sec Photog  (Cash disc save $100/or pay balance via check min 2 months prior to wedding)    
  • Entire Day Hair to 10pm     $2100 with Sec Photog & Book included (Cash disc save $100/or pay balance via check min 2 months prior to wedding)                                   

Package Timeline examples:

Packages are subject to hours based on your ceremony time! IF you have a ceremony time at 1pm, coverage is usually 1130am-though first dances (Traditional)

If your wedding is at 4pm with start time at 230 pm-through first dances it's still traditional package price.  However you can extend the same package to 9pm for garter/boq coverage because of min hours! 


  • $200 books the date and can be cash or check.  Cash discount applies to remaining payment of $100 off.  Six month payment required of $300. All payments are no refundable unless it is Military related incidents or a death of partner to be.  IF you change your wedding date you will still be required to pay the full amount for the date you originally book only if your wedding date falls within May-Oct.  
  • Engagements/Save the Date photo sessions are done with all Traditional Wedding packages as complimentary.  I will do them if you have a destination wedding where I am not able to be a part of your wedding for $200.  Engagement dates are reserved for those who have booked their Wedding packages and I will try to accommodate.  For fall 2016, please book your session early because times fill up very quickly last week in Sept through the begining of November.
  • Second photographer: Covers getting ready photos if need be (based on your timeline), ceremony, and candids at the reception up until dinner! Professionally I would like to take the majority of the main photos from getting ready to the end of the day to keep the look consistent!
  • Please be curtious and let me know either way on your decision to book or not.  There might be a good chance you loose your date if someone else books and you have not followed up to whether you are wanting to book or not.  Respectfully I will answer your call or respond to your message ASAP.  Thank you.

Partner Packages

These packages include my partner Sara Jean to help capture your day.  Lets go over your timeline and plan out the day to maximize your two professional photographer package! Book included with all packages, engagements, and all rights to photos!

  • Basic up to 5 hours                 $1500 (Cash disc save $100/or pay balance via check min 2 months prior to wedding)
  • Traditional Min 6hrs      $1700 (Cash disc save $100/or pay balance via check min 2 months prior to wedding)
  • Extended Day Min 8hrs  $2100 (Cash disc save $100/or pay balance via check min 2 months prior to wedding)                                    
  • Entire Day Hair to 10pm     $2500 (Cash disc save $100/or pay balance via check min 2 months prior to wedding)

Basic Coverage

If you are just looking for coverage of a small wedding for a few hours or just the reception- $300 per hour....please call! Includes your edited photos on jump drive & engagements would be $100 extra if needed.


New Years Eve Wedding 2018

Special Pricing on covering your day:

$1700 min 9hrs

$1900 min 11hrs

$2100 A.M. Hair & make up thru Midnight min 13hrs

Includes standard package offerings.  Second Photographer till dinner. Midnight celebration must be a special event beyond just a Midnight Kiss and champaine Toast! Video or the final countdown at Midnight included! No additional disc other than Check payment and/or Cash Disc plans.

Having a Destination wedding?

I would love to travel to your destination and provide engagements, all your photos rights free for $1500 for the wedding package. Plus if you are having a reception back in WI, IL or MI that would be included with the package as well! Airline ticket price included in package and one night stay.

Give me a call today!