Congratulations on your engagement!
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. The day should be full of joy, laughter and happiness. And I’ll be there to capture it all.
Remember, not every wedding is the same so it is important that your style, personality and individuality shine through!
Are you fully vaccinated against COVID19?
Yep! Fully vaccinated as of 14 July 2021 and carry proof on your wedding day to keep your venue, guests and other vendors happy. Of course I also wear a face mask when and where as required.
Do you support same sex marriage?
Hell yeah! Love is love..
Can we meet you and then how do we book you?
Absolutely! I almost insist on it! I like to make sure we are a good fit and get to know my couples before shooting one of their most important days. I am based in North Eltham, Victoria but will travel to you if time allows. I am also happy to meet you somewhere in between. If you are overseas, interstate or it’s just more convenient for you we can set up a Zoom/Facebook video date instead. To book your wedding day photography with me I require a $300 non-refundable booking fee - easy!
Is it just you taking photos on the day?
Yes. The more people holding cameras on the day, the more likely you are to notice us! The best way for me to capture candid moments amongst you and your guests is to go un-noticed. However, if you have things that may overlap during the day, have more than 150 guests or would just prefer a second shooter I can provide you with a quote. I work with a number of lovely experienced wedding photographers.
Can you stay for more/less time than what is specified in your packages?
Of course! Just let me know and I can prepare a quote for you. If you decide on the day itself that you’d like to keep me there a little longer, the rate is $150 per hour.
Do you edit all the photos?
I certainly do. What you see on my website and social media is what you will get. I will make minor adjustments to every image; colour corrections and tweaks, black and white conversions, straightening and cropping. The editing process is just as much part of my service as the shooting aspect; it takes just as long if not longer. Having said that, I don't go overboard with edits and prefer a clean, classic, film style process. The last thing I want is for you to look at your photos in a few years’ time and feel they are "dated" by trendy editing processes.
Do you travel?
Heck yes! My passport is current and I love the opportunity to see new places and photograph in different light. I will charge a travel fee if your wedding is more than 100kms from North Eltham and if your wedding is interstate I will generally charge for flights and one night’s accommodation. But depending on where and when I can be negotiable on this. Combining my work with travel is my greatest joy so whether it’s in rural Victoria, interstate or on the other side of the world, let me know and we can work something out.
How long before I get to see my photos?
I post a single image on my social media pages the day after your wedding. I will then email you a ‘sneak peek’ highlights gallery when your images are ready to go so that you can share them with eager family and friends. You can expect the whole collection in about 4-6 weeks and the USB package on your doorstep shortly after.
How do we receive our images?
I deliver a USB packaged beautifully in a handcrafted presentation box. The online ‘sneak peek’ gallery makes sharing with family and friends really easy and is particularly great if you have family and friends overseas or interstate that would love to see your photos. The USB contains high resolution quality un-watermarked Jpegs for you to print and share to your hearts content.
Should I organise printing my wedding images at Harvey Norman or K-Mart?
Noooooooo!!!!!! You MUST find a reputable printer who uses high quality paper and have fantastic printers. The prints I provide in your USB package are the standard you need and the benchmark on how your images should look. Harvey Norman, K-Mart etc use crappy printers and use the worst and cheapest quality of paper.
How many images are taken?
I tend to take a lot of images on the day. In post shoot production I delete the “junk” (those images that I think are not presentable i.e. subject with eyes closed etc) before settling on the images I will use. The images I will use are then processed through Photoshop to correct skin tones, hide blemishes, enhance colour etc. The final number of images presented usually depends on the length of the shoot and how it all comes together on the day but is usually in the range of around 400-600 images for full day coverage.
Will you supply every single photo you take?
I do not supply unedited ‘RAW’ photos. To me, the actual sorting and editing process is just as much a part of the job as the actual wedding shoot itself, which all makes for the final product in my own unique style that you will receive. The discarded photos are not usually worth keeping anyway; test shots, people blinking etc.
Can I provide you with a list of shots I want?
By all means yes. I do find that the most beautiful candid and creative moments come when my couples allow me space to see the things unfold around me. While it’s tempting to consider me merely there to capture the minute to minute details of the event, my job is to capture your bigger story; to create the images that will transport you back to that day and make you remember how you felt. The magic happens in the moments in between. If there are certain people or details that you really want captured on the day, just let me know.
The only list I do ask for is a list of family and friends photos.
Do you need a meal on the day?
Yes please! If I am booked for more than an hour into your reception it would be greatly appreciated if you could squeeze in some catering for me. Everyone works better with a little fuel and capturing a wedding takes a heap of energy! The venue will usually seat me with other suppliers that attend the reception such as DJ, band, video guy etc.
What gear do you use?
I use two Canon bodies with a series of prime lenses and I generally only use flash to capture the action on the dancefloor; this allows me to capture the stunning quality of natural light, whether its sunshine or twilight- allowing you to look back through your photos and think 'wow that’s exactly how the day looked and felt!'
How long do you keep my photos for?
I still have copies of the first ever wedding I shot back in 2005 so I will generally never delete them just in case. Having said that, when you get your USB, I highly recommend making a few copies and storing one at home and one at a family member’s house.
Are you insured?
Absolutely, I have $20,000,000 public liability insurance.
Can you recommend a videographer/celebrant/makeup artist?
Yep! I’ve been doing this for over ten years and have met some very talented and passionate people. Let me know and I can give you some names! My partner Tania for example is one of Melbourne’s best and most sought after Hair & Makeup Artists. Tania can be contacted via her website www.princessbrides.com.au
Do you do albums/prints?
As part of the presentation package you will receive a selection of 20 6’ x 4’ prints. I believe in printing your photos and having something tangible to flick through or put on the wall. Albums, to be honest, I find most of my clients prefer to do these themselves utilising some of the awesome online photo album companies to save some $.
How do we go about booking you in?
Simply pay the $500 non-refundable booking fee of your chosen option via cash or EFT and I am officially yours for the day! I will then send you a Contract and Agreement for you to read over. The final balance due within the week prior to your wedding date.
The dreaded ‘C’ word…
Should your wedding have to be cancelled due to a Government enforced COVID lockdown in Victoria, I will not charge any cancellation or amendment fees to transfer to an alternative date. If I am already booked on the alternative date you nominate, I will assist you in finding a replacement wedding photographer and will provide a refund of all monies paid less the booking fee. If you decide to cancel outright the booking fee also becomes non-refundable.