Where you at?
I live in Melbourne, but have travelled all over Australia and internationally for weddings, and I love it! Due to the unpredictability of Covid I’m not currently taking international bookings, but this option will be available again once there is some stability.
We are so awkward in front of the camera! Eek!
I hate having my photo taken, so I get it! First of all, I’m a really laid-back person that will make you feel at ease. I photograph your wedding day by giving simple direction and asking fun questions that make the whole process light-hearted and easy. I also form a connection with you and your partner leading up to the day so that it feels more like a mate taking your photo rather than some stranger that doesn’t “get you” and wants to force you into a weird, sad pose. Ultra-posed photos are fine – it’s just not how I do things, and it’s not what my couples want.
How long do you hang with us on the day?
Full-day coverage(up to 8hours) 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 having a smaller wedding or would just like less of the day covered then I also offer elopement-style packages.
How many dollar bills y’all?
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 album than images buried deep within your computer, and it’s something that can be handed down through generations of your family. For album package information, please go to my Contact Page and ask for an information pack.
Erm, when will our photos be ready?
I will send you a sneak peak shortly after your wedding, and the whole gallery within 4weeks.
Do you work with a buddy?
I normally photograph weddings by myself so that I can have time to get to know everyone, but I recommend an additional photographer for weddings where timings are a little tight. An additional photographer is $60p/h. If you’re after a videographer there’s a tonne of legends I can recommend.
So how do we 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 or Skype and you’ve decided we’d be a good fit, I require a 35% deposit to secure your wedding date.
Do we need to feed you?
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 the hell is that about?
The first look is an option if the timing between your ceremony and reception(the usual time for portraits) is a little tight, or if you just wish to spend more time with your guests. 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 myself or the 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?
Ugh… Melbourne. 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! If it’s torrential rain, we can find a spot indoors.
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 will ask you 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.