Wedding Photography FAQs
Can we create our own package? Absolutely. Use the pricing tool to customise your own package. If you decide to book, we can always adjust the time or add an album later.
Is it you taking photos? Yes, I am the principal wedding photographer.
Can you provide a second photographer? Yes. If you have particular needs for a second photographer for all or part of your day, I can check availability for a trusted second photographer. Get in touch and we can discuss pricing.
When do we see our pictures? I will have the online gallery ready around 4-6 weeks after the wedding.
How does the online gallery work? It’s a password protected collection of all of your wedding photos on a web page. Once the wedding photos are ready I’ll send you the link to your gallery so that you can share it with family and friends. You can also download images straight to your phone or order print products straight from the gallery.
How do we hire you? Give me a call or shoot me an email! Once I confirm my availability for your date, we’ll arrange a time to meet up in person or over Skype/Facetime (for destination weddings) to have a chat and discuss package options. Once you’re ready to go ahead and book, I require a 25% deposit to secure the date. I also provide an easy to understand contract that we both sign.
What’s your cancellation policy? Once you sign our contract, I block out the date of your wedding and decline any further enquiries for that date. For this reason, the initial deposit is non-refundable, but we can transfer the deposit to another date subject to availability.
What qualifications do you have? I completed a bachelor degree in photography and film in 2004 and since then have had many years experience from photographing events, studio and location portrait photography, film production stills, weddings (both photography & previously video), commercial food & product photography and the list goes on. As you’ve probably seen in my portfolio, I don’t photograph just weddings, but also do a lot of other commercial photography. I love having this variety in my work and keeps me learning and excited to be involved in new things.
What equipment do you use? Sony and Zeiss professional bodies and lenses.
How many pictures do I get? The number of pictures I take during your event depends on factors such as the type of event, locations, number of guests and also hours of coverage. On average, you’ll probably end up with between 60 and 80 images per hour of coverage.
Do you take family portraits on the wedding day? I’m more than happy family portraits. For most of the day I prefer to capture your guests in natural, candid and spontaneous moments. Of course some family members and guests will want some posed, formal family shots, I can do that no problem. This is something we discuss beforehand and I’ll ask you to provide a list of combinations if there’s anything more than a few.
Speaking of poses… No awkward poses = no fake smiles. Nobody likes that, much less the couple on their wedding day. Ok, so sometimes I will ask you for a few poses or give minor directions, but nothing weird or cheesy. I don’t like to force the moment. We chat about what you’re comfortable with in our meetings beforehand. But your day is about you and having fun, and as a Melbourne wedding photographer I’m there to document that for you.
Can we give you a list of photographs we want to request? Most of the time that list describes family pictures which is fine as mentioned above. Of course, if there are specific important details or lists of family groups, that can be something we chat about during our meeting.
Do we need to feed you? You’re not obligated to feed me, but it’s always nice to eat a little something to keep the motor running! If you’ve booked me to work through the reception dinner service most venues will ask if you wish to provide a vendor meal, so I usually stop for a short break during the main course and take a bite to eat then, as it’s not the best time to take photos.
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If this Wedding Photography FAQ section didn’t quite cut it, give me a call on 0400 902 030. Or feel free to fill out an online enquiry and I’ll get back to you ASAP.