Frequently asked questions for wedding photography
Where are you based?
I grew up in Seattle spending most of my life on the west coast of North America. After traveling and falling in love a few years ago I’ve since relocated to Melbourne Australia. We are based in Clifton Hill near the CBD.
What is your background in Photography?
We’ve been a photographer for 20 years. Starting with shooting film and developing our work in a dark room our roots in photography are deep. We finished a degree in Photojournalism at the top of our class in the U.S. Through the years we’ve worked on documentary projects, feature films, commercial photography and have been commissioned for portrait work.
What is your style?
Our wedding photography style is candid and natural creating images that are bright and vibrant. Our photographs try and emulate what our eye sees. I shoot with 2 smaller cameras. My philosophy is simple I want you guys to enjoy what is one of the most special days of your life with the people that matter your family and friends !
What is the investment to have you on our wedding day?
Our wedding day packages starts with 4hrs of coverage at your wedding. This base package starts at 1,395 AUD
Do you travel and photograph weddings abroad?
Yes we do. We have photographed weddings in California, Idaho and Seattle as well as Melbourne, Australia. We are available through out Australia and internationally. All travel fees are for weddings outside of the Melbourne area.
What about other services like After Wedding Shoots, Albums and Engagements?
We offer after wedding shoots with our destination weddings. We also make fine art albums that can be purchased as apart of a package or after the wedding separately. We also have parent albums for family and friends who would like something to have from the wedding.
When do we receive our photos and how many photos will we get?
You can expect to receive your photographs about 3-5 weeks after the wedding. For the album after the design is complete it usually take 3 weeks for the printing. We have an online proofing gallery for our clients making the viewing process easy to share and build your album. Depending on the length of your wedding day we will produce 400-1200 edited images.
How do we book you?
It is easy to book us for a wedding. Send us an email and see if your wedding date is available. If you are happy with our packages I can send over a deposit invoice along with our contract to sign. That is it. We can get together as well before the wedding if you are in the greater Melbourne area. If not no need to worry. We can use Skype or gmail to face time and conduct a consultation.
Can we meet you before the wedding?
I love meeting with clients before the wedding. We can get together for a coffee, tea, beer or dinner.
What do we receive with our wedding package?
You will receive the images that I have carefully selected and edited. These images will be sized and ready to print. If you have ordered an Album we will work with you to make sure it is exactly the way you want it.
What about copyrights and publishing rights?
With our packages you will receive a shared copyright of your wedding photos. We retain the right to use the photos for our marketing purposes which include our website and Blog, Wedding blogs and Magazines. If you prefer though you can purchase exclusive rights to your photos to keep them private. We always encourage our clients to share our photos with family and friends through various online social network such as Facebook, Instagram etc.
How much is the deposit? When do we have to pay you?
We recommend to pay the deposit as soon as possible to secure the date. We ask for a $500 non refundable deposit. The final payment is due one week before the wedding day.
Do you shoot with a second photographer?
Sometimes we use a second shooter. It depends on the size and complexity of the wedding. A second photographer is available for most packages at a separate fee. We use assistants as well sometimes for our larger wedding coverage.
Can I purchase a album after the wedding day?
Yes you can. You can purchase an album anytime which includes parent albums. A lot of clients order albums for gifts during Christmas time.
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