How would you describe your style?
I tell the story of your wedding day, without getting in the way. Relaxed, unrehearsed and real. I am constantly on the hunt for gorgeous light and I have a keen eye for the small gestures of love; a hug, an embrace, a kiss. I strive to provide you a personal and unique experience by playing an active role in ensuring your day flows smoothly and stress-free.
We’ve never planned a wedding before, can you help?
Absolutely! I know that planning a wedding is no easy feat. Over the last ten years of photographing weddings, I have amassed a wealth of advice for how best to schedule and coordinate a wedding day – all the “Do’s & Don’ts” basically. I’d love to share that with you so we can make the most of our time together, and make the most of the light on your wedding day. I will also put together a detailed photography run sheet so that we’re on the same page and you can rest easy knowing that I’ve got everything covered.
What do we get?
A tall, dark and handsome wedding photographer – duh! You will also receive your photos, edited and in full resolution (with no watermark) which can be downloaded directly from your online gallery. You can choose to print these yourself, or order prints directly through the gallery from one of the best print labs in Australia. There are many extras you can also choose from, including cinematic online slideshows, engagement sessions, and my stunning fine-art albums. You can find more info in my pricing brochure.
How many photos will I receive and when will I get to see them?
The number of images depends on the length of coverage. You can expect around 600-800 individually crafted photographs for a 9 hour wedding. It generally takes six to eight weeks (sometimes sooner!) for your photos to be uploaded to your online gallery.
Are all the photos processed?
Yes, all of the photos are processed to achieve a consistent tone and style that matches the work you can see throughout my website. My editing style is clean, natural and timeless – so that in twenty years time you won’t look back at your photos and cringe! Post-production or “photoshopping” of images to drastically alter or remove elements of a photograph (e.g. airbrushing) is not part of my standard processing workflow but can definitely be requested (additional fees apply).
Do you take family portraits?
Most certainly – in fact, I encourage it. Family is everything. The best time for family portraits is normally right after the ceremony. I know it sounds painful, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve so that we can have it all over in no more than 10-15 minutes. It’s a small sacrifice of your time, but it will really put a smile on your parents and grandparents’ faces. These portraits become a snapshot in time of all the crazy hairstyles and fashion trends of the day, and one day your own children will absolutely relish pouring over them.
Do you travel?
Most definitely yes! Although I am based in Sydney, I am available for weddings all over NSW (Southern Highlands, Hunter Valley, South Coast), Australia and the world. I am passport ready, so wherever you want me, I will be there. So far, I’ve been fortunate to photograph weddings and elopements in Canada, France, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, Fiji and Thailand. Get in touch for a custom quote and let’s make it happen.
How do we book you?
It goes a little bit like this…. Use the contact form to confirm if I’m available on your wedding date. If your date is still available, you can breathe a big sigh of relief! I’ll send you my wedding pricing brochure and we can set up a time to meet either in person or by Skype. To secure your date & wedding coverage, a $1500 retainer and completed wedding contract are all it takes to make the date yours. As I often receive a lot of enquiries for the same date, I do have a first-come first-served policy to keep it as fair as I can. Your balance will be due one month before the wedding.
What are your rates?
A guide to my rates is listed on my pricing page. Shoot me a message through my contact form for my full pricing brochure.
Do you use a second photographer?
I usually work alone, but a second photographer is definitely available on request for weddings that require me to be in two places at once (I haven’t quite mastered that skill yet), larger receptions and for those times when you want even more photo goodness!
Do you work with videographers?
Sure do… but it’s very important you find a videographer who’s style and approach is similar to mine. Excessive lights, tripods and stands will cramp my natural and unobtrusive style (and might end up in your photos). You can ask for my recommended vendor list for videographers that I love working with.
“Unplugged” ceremony. Yay or Nay?
I do advocate for an unplugged ceremony, but appreciate that it might not always be possible. Either way, I will document the story of your day as truthfully as I can.
Where can we find you?
My studio is based in Sydney’s leafy north-west (near Kellyville) in NSW, Australia.
If you have any other frequently asked questions that I haven’t answered here, please feel free to drop me a line and get in touch!