Lots of words here, but taking the time to read it...may save you some time and make a lot of things a whole lot easier!
Why would we choose you as our photographer?
If you have come this far, one hopes you are liking my images, which is by far the most important thing. Other things to consider.....I’m passionate, dedicated, relaxed, discreet, friendly, a romantic, adaptable, easy-going, experienced, happy and willing to go the extra mile.....and I have insured, pro cameras & lenses.....and more importantly know how to use them to get amazing photos.
I am a one-woman show. It’s me who you will talk to, email, bond with, laugh and cry with. It’s me who takes your photos, edits your photos, deals with the printers on your behalf and designs albums to make you smile. I’m hands-on....for you.
How much will our photography cost?
Please don't choose me as your photographer simply because the price is right. You need to love how I tell the story of a day with photos first. I am a documentary-style photographer, so virtually no posing involved.
Photography coverage starts at $1,195 with more details available on the pricing page.
What does "all day coverage" mean?
This will vary depending on the wedding but my aim is to be there for all the major events. Basically, I arrive one hour before your ceremony time and then cover your day, until the last major event happens.
We're not sure about the timeline. Can you help?
We are now into triple figures for the weddings I have covered. I always meet up with a couple to talk about their day and start the planning process. Tap into all that experience around timelines, handling sticky family dynamics, supplier recommendations and all things weddings. We can definitely get a stress free timeline happening when we meet up.
How many photos on our USB and can we make our own prints?
Every wedding is different so I can't say how many photos I will take.
Most 5 hour celebrations will result in at least 400 photos but the main thing is, you will get all of them. I don't place any limits on the number.
From your USB you can then print 1 or 1000! It's your day and they are your memories, so go for it.
Why should we get an album from you?
Because so many well-intentioned couples never get around to doing it themselves! Life is busy and before you know it, you have been married 10 years and you still don't have the album you keep dreaming about or that canvas for the wall. As a professional photographer, I have access to the highest quality albums not available to the public and lots of experience in telling a story with images around your awesome day. So let me create something you will love showing off, that makes you remember and smile every time you open it up!
Are prints and albums available from you down the track?
Most definitely! Some couples will celebrate their first anniversary by purchasing an album. I am happy to organise prints, a canvas or an album for you, no matter what time has passed since the big occasion. Please be mindful that prices may change over time after your big day.
How long do we have to wait for our wedding photos?
Your photos are important to me. You have made a huge effort and spent many hours planning your day and dreaming about all those little details. I respect that and have worked hard to capture it all. I go through each and every photo, one at a time, to make sure each image is the best it can be. I also create black & white images for you. It takes time.
Now depending on the time of year, it may only be a few weeks for delivery. However, if it’s the crazy spring wedding season, it may take up to 2 months. All I ask is for your patience to be able to create beautiful images, so you will enjoy them for decades and generations to come.
What kind of gear do you use?
I refuse to get into the eternal arguments such as Canon vs Nikon, film vs digital, etc etc etc. The point is, it's not about the gear. The biggest limit to photography is lack of imagination!
Most weddings I will arrive "wearing" two Nikon D850 bodies with Nikon lenses 24-70mm f2.8 and 180mm f2.8 attached. I do have a great love for my 85mm f1.4 and my 105mm f2.8 macro and they often make an appearance too, depending on the day and what I am trying to create. It is nice to have a bag of goodies to choose from!
Can you photoshop out my double chin/my crooked nose/ a couple of dress sizes/ tuckshop arms etc etc etc?
Simple answer is no. Firstly, I don't use photoshop for editing. Secondly, I am creating a record of your day, as it was. If you are a size 16, embrace those curves and love that Boticelli booty. I'm guessing your fiancé does! If you are marrying the one you love, your happiness is gonna make you glow on your day, no matter what your dress size or how crooked your nose may be. I have found over the years that on their day, every woman is beautiful and all men are dapper and I will make the most of camera angles and the day's events to show that in your images. So no photoshopping needed..
We’re curious. What next? How does it all work?
Let's meet up. You can pick my brains for info and ideas, I can show you albums and photos and we can talk about how amazing your day is going to be. I take lots of notes on my "wonder sheet" recording dates, times and exactly what you are wanting for your day...it stores all the wonderful bits so I'm not wondering what's going on!
If you decide you would like to have me as a fly on the wall at your celebration, a non-refundable $500 deposit and a signed agreement secures your date. I take no other bookings that day so I can completely concentrate on you. No rushing to my next appointment, no thinking about the next shoot on that day. This also means if you need to adjust times down the track and all of a sudden your morning ceremony is now an afternoon delight, I can be flexible and move with you. If you decide on the day you want to extend the coverage, I can. I’m all yours!
In the lead up to your day, I am happy to answer as many questions as you ask and help out however I can. If you are planning from outside the area, local knowledge is especially invaluable. Your final payment is due 14 days before the big day and this is also when I will call to make sure everything is still going to plan. Then we have fun on your awesome day!
In the week following, I will post a "First Photos" gallery on the blog. A few pics are also added to Facebook as teasers over the coming weeks while I edit your photos. Depending on the time of year and how busy things are, your finished photos can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 months. I am a one-woman show remember.
Once you have your photos, we can then organise albums, canvas prints, art prints, thank you cards and any number of other things you can dream up. Creating visual reminders of your day is all part of the fun!
Looking forward to hearing from you and creating some magic around your day...