Where are you based?
I live in Melbourne, Vic but have travelled all over Australia and Internationally for weddings, and I love it! If you are getting married overseas or interstate just add the cost of cheap flights and accommodation to the packages.
We are so awkward in front of the camera! Eek!
Don’t worry, photographers are the worst with having their photo taken, so I get it! I love giving simple direction and make the whole process light-hearted and easy. I also form a real connection with my couples so that they can let their guard down. I will bring out the best in you, but never ask you to be someone that you’re not.
How long should we book you for?
9 hours coverage(my full day package) is recommended if you would like coverage from getting-ready until the dancing kicks off, but it totally depends on your wedding – if you are eloping or would just like less of the day covered then I also offer shorter coverage.
How much are your photography packages?
My full-day package(9 hours) is $4000 and includes approximately 700 digital images in an online gallery and on a gorgeously presented USB. See my investment page for more details.
Do you provide albums?
I sure do! I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a selection of images printed from your wedding day. You are more likely to look at images in a gorgeous flat lay album than digital images on your computer, and it’s something that can be handed down through generations of your family. ALbums For album package information, please go to my Contact Page and ask for an information pack.
When will our photos be ready?
I will send you a preview within a week of your wedding, and the whole gallery within 5weeks.
Do you work with a second photographer?
I can normally photograph a wedding by myself, but I recommend an additional photographer for weddings of more than 140 people, or weddings where timings are a little tight. An additional photographer is $50p/h, or $500 for the whole day.
What is the process if we would like to book you?
Send me an email via the Contact Page and I’ll send you some information. Once we’ve had a chat over the phone/Skype/email and you’ve decided we’d be a good fit, I require a 35% deposit to secure your wedding date.
Do we need to provide you with a meal on the day?
I always carry snacks with me to keep me going during the day, but by dinner time(or lunch time for day weddings) I’m usually need something substantial to keep me going! Please suggest to your venue that my meal is served just after the bridal party is served. The best time for me to eat is at the same time everyone else is eating, rather than during the speeches or first dance – that way I can have a quick break(because let’s face it, no one wants photos of people eating) and my meal doesn’t sit out for hours or get thrown out(it’s happened).
My friends did a “first look” at their wedding. What is it?
The first look is an option if the timing between your ceremony and reception(the usual time for portraits) is a little tight. In a first look we set aside time for you both to see each other for the first time before the ceremony. This can be a very private time between the two of you, or if you prefer, the bridal party can be present.
Would you recommend an “unplugged” ceremony?
Definitely! An unplugged ceremony is when you ask that your guests put their devices/cameras away and don’t take photos for the duration of the ceremony. You can write this in the invite and ask the celebrant to mention this at the very start of the ceremony. A sea of phones and tablets at a ceremony is a distraction for everyone. Having guests lean over the aisle to get “that shot” can block your view, may cause the photographer+videographer to miss a special moment, and it means that the guests aren’t present. Would you rather look at your guest’s beautiful faces, or the back of their devices?
What happens if it rains on our wedding day?
If the weather is less than ideal on your wedding day, embrace it! Part of being an experienced wedding photographer means that I can adapt to all kinds of conditions at a wedding. If it’s raining during the portraits we can simply grab some umbrellas, go outside and have fun with it!
How long should we allow for portraits?
I like to photograph my couples and their loved ones in a very relaxed, unrushed manner, so I recommend allowing 20minutes for family photos(I get my couples to write me a list so that we know how long it will take), 20minutes with the bridal party(if you’re having one), and 40minutes for just the two of you(more if there are multiple locations and we need to travel). Of course, this much time isn’t always possible, and that is fine!