Frequently Asked Questions
How does the day generally work with photography?
The shooting starts whenever you require but it’s usually about two hours prior to the ceremony or service when the bride is getting ready. There is only one stage of the day where I would take you from the wedding celebrations which is just after the ceremony. I tend to do the family shots then, and then take you away to a preferred location to shoot for about 45 minutes to one hour. Other than that I just shoot naturally and candidly and let everything unfold the way it should. I’m usually there with you for about 10 hours but it’s all up to you really!
When will we get our photos?
In about three weeks for your first look – a slideshow. Then you’ll receive the high-res images two weeks following that. Then we can work out which images might be printed or made in to an album.
Are our photos secure?
Very. My camera equipment features dual card slots, so every shot that I take is being written to two different memory cards. That means there is already a backup of everything by the time I leave the venue.
Do you cover destination weddings?
Yes. I have travelled around Australia and overseas to shoot weddings. Locations include the Southern Highlands, the Hunter Valley, Mudgee, Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie, Perth, New Zealand and Italy.
Are there any extra costs?
Most things are covered in my fee, however there are modest costs to cover travel and an overnight stay if required. There are fixed fees for this which are outlined in the pdf brochure I’ll send to you. I travel light!
A premium wedding album is also an additional cost.
Which venues have you photographed before?
The Bathers’ Pavilion at Balmoral, Simmer on the Bay at Walsh Bay, The Wharf restaurant at Pier 2, The Tea Rooms at Gunners’ Barracks, Sergeants Mess at Chowder Bay, Athol Hall in Mosman, The Botanical Gardens, Catalina at Rose Bay, Q Station at Manly, The Pacific Club at Palm Beach, Zest Restaurant at The Spit and Point Piper, Dunes Restaurant at Palm Beach, The Hyde Park Barracks, Dockside at Cockle Bay, Dunbar House at Watsons Bay, Cypress Lakes in the Hunter Valley, The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Wharf 8 in Walsh Bay, Wylie’s Baths at Coogee, Centennial Parklands Dining, Pellegrini’s restaurant in Balmain, The Drummoyne Rowing Club, Centennial Vineyards in Bowral, The Garden Court restaurant in the Botanical Gardens of Wagga Wagga, Putta Bucca House in Mudgee, Sails Resort in Port Macquarie and Mormoraia at San Gimignano in Tuscany, Italy.
Do you know any good places to shoot near the venue?
Yes. I always check out the venue before the big day, so I can get an idea of what will work best for your photos.
When do I need to pay?
$500 will secure the date for you and the remaining amount is due by the wedding date.
How many photographers are there on the day?
Just me. You can request a second photographer but I have done almost every wedding on my own. I try to keep out of your way as much as possible so for that reason I feel one photographer is plenty.
Do you shoot video?
I occasionally work with the great guys at Marry Me Movies. You can check out more about them at www.marrymemovies.com.au
Do you have public liability insurance?
Yes. Sometimes venues ask for this requirement which I can easily send by email.
Where are you based?
Newtown in Sydney.
Want to know more?
Let’s meet! Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me on (+61) 0405 792 958
0405 792 958