Frequently asked questions for wedding photography
We love your work! What is the next step?
That’s great. I would love to connect with you and hear your story. Send us a message and we can set up a time to talk via Facetime / Skype, or we can get together for a drink somewhere. We can visit and I can walk you through our pricing and explain all of our options. This is usually the best way to see if we are a good fit for one another.
What is the most important part of choosing a wedding photographer?
Connecting with one another is by far the most important part about picking a photographer.
This goes for us as well. We like to be able to connect with our clients. This makes the whole wedding day go by effortlessly. The more relaxed you are with us the more you two will feel at ease with having us around taking photos on the day. It’s about making connections first at fore most.
After all we will be the one who spends the most time with you on your day.
Go on over here and see our work about connecting with strangers in a foreign land.
Where are you based?
I grew up in Seattle spending most of my life on the west coast of North America. After traveling and spending a few years in Australia I’ve since moved back and can call the PNW home. We are available for weddings in the Seattle area as well and Portland, San Francisco and the greater Los Angeles area.
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 type of cameras and gear do you use?
We currently are shooting with a Leica M240 and the Leica SL. We use all Leica prime lenses. We understand that its not always about the equipment that you use. That being said though Leica makes the best optics in the world and that is why we use them.
What are your rates?
Our rates for wedding photography is quite standard for experienced photographers around the Pacific North West and California. We understand everyone has different requirements and that is why are rates vary depending on what you are looking for.
Send us a message and we can get the ball rolling.
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 internationally.
What about other services like, albums and engagements?
Engagement session or also known as a pre wedding photo shoot is a great way to get used to be ing photographed. We also make fine art wedding 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 our service agreement to go through to sign and secure the date . 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 $750 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.