Here are some of the more common questions I get asked about my wedding photography and the way I work as a photographer. If there’s something you want to know that isn’t here, let me know. I’m more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
Wedding Photography Pricing and Packages
What about your pricing?
For the moment, let’s just skip the fluff about investments and collections – I offer wedding coverage starting from $2900. I try to keep it simple, so you don’t need a PhD in mathematics to piece together what you need. If you would like to know more, get in touch.
What’s your availability?
I do a limited number of weddings a year. Why? I’m not a sausage machine. I’m not into shooting 40+ weddings a year, in fact, I won’t shoot two weddings on a given weekend. I like to be fresh. The last thing I want to do is show up to a wedding jaded or burnt-out from the day before. Quality and meaning, not quantity.
Can we meet?
I’d love to. We can grab a cuppa (in my case, a milkshake), get all techy on Skype, or just pick up a phone. Whatever works for you. I value getting to know couples and building an authentic connection before the day. No doubt you will have questions to ask me as well…
Can you hold my date?
I can and will, but only once a retainer deposit is received along with a signed contract – I know, I’m not a big fan of the whole legal bit either, but its comforting for everyone involved. Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee your date without a deposit. We can make date changes after you’ve paid a deposit, as long as I’m available.
Will you travel for our wedding?
Most definitely. I’m based on the South Coast of NSW, but I am a bit nomadic when it comes to where I shoot. I’m just as happy shooting a wedding here on the NSW South Coast or Southern Highlands as I am shooting a destination wedding elsewhere in Australia or even overseas. Get in touch, tell me when and where the fun’s happening, and we’ll figure it out together. For destination weddings, I try to keep costs to a minimum, and I don’t even mind a tent here and there.
What about the weather?
If Huey decides he’s not going to co-operate on your day, we’re left with two options:
– We can slip on a pair of gumboots and embrace it, or
– We can find an alternative indoors, and if needed, I am very experienced with studio lighting, and we can go with that.
What's your style?
Shooting weddings has become a huge creative outlet. Although the wedding industry is filled with buzzwords to describe styles like – ‘documentary approach’, wedding photojournalism, editorial, modern, ‘landscape style’, traditional, and so on – the best way to describe my wedding photography style is visual storytelling. It’s what you see right here in my best of portfolio. It’s authentic – real moments as they happen. Genuine, down to earth imagery capturing genuine emotions (joyous or melancholic, romantic or hilarious). It takes time… that’s why I prefer to shoot all day weddings. This style depends on the couples I shoot. No two people are alike and no two weddings are either.
While I believe that poses and standard-issue group photos have their place (Nana adores these shots), I see weddings as human events where moments happen; they aren’t contrived. Sure, I’m up for taking intimate images of couples in gorgeous locations, but I prefer that they interact with each other rather than me. I’m more than happy to take the lead from enthusiastic couples who incorporate their personalities into their weddings and aren’t afraid to be themselves (or to guide couples who feel a little less confident). I don’t stick to a rigid format for everyone, I shoot based on a couple’s personality.
Is this your full time job?
Sure is! For me, photography isn’t a career choice, it’s a lifestyle choice.