How far in advance should we book a photographer for our wedding?

There’s no right answer to this one, but typically once you’ve confirmed your wedding date and the venue, commissioning a photographer is usually next on the list.  Remember, there’s only so many weekends in a year, and you’re not the only ones planning a wedding!  If you find a photographer you’re happy with, confirm their availability and book them as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Will you be the one shooting our wedding?

Yes, it’ll be me, and on occasion I might have an assistant depending on the size of the wedding, however I’ll still be the one taking the photos, and an assistant might capture a different perspective.

Where are you based?

I’m based in the inner West Melbourne suburb of Newport (near Williamstown).  Typically I meet couples at a nearby cafe to chat about their day, but am just as happy to meet somewhere near you.  If you’re not based in Melbourne, we can set up a Skype meeting instead.

Do you travel?

Yes! I love to travel, and would be more than happy to chat about your wedding no matter where in the World it’s going to be.

Do you offer albums?

Yes, I offer a range of beautifully hand-crafted albums as optional extras, or you could create one yourself using the digital files that you’ll receive as part of the standard package. Click here to see my albums.

Will we get all the photos from our wedding day?

Yes!  I’ll supply you with every image from your day, not just the ones I think are the best.  (I’ll probably leave out any shots that you might have blinked in though!)

How will you supply our photos?

You’ll receive your digital photos on USB in a personalised wooden box (see below).  You can pop the USB into any computer, and most newer TVs also accept USBs  so you can view a slideshow of the photos.  You’ll receive both low resolution and high resolution versions of every photo.  The low resolution versions are a smaller file size, so you can easily upload them to Facebook or email them to family and friends.  The high resolution versions are for printing, and you’ll be able to print them as large as A2.  You can also elect to have a  high quality, hand-crafted fine art album as an optional extra.

When will we get to see them?

Many, many hours of work go into post production and retouching, and I carefully process each of them with individual attention and care.  I guarantee my clients will receive their digital photos within 6 weeks of their wedding.  Albums will take longer, as I’ll need your input in putting it together.

Do you supply black & white as well as colour images?

I shoot in RAW format, which gives me the flexibility to process in colour or black and white in post production.  Sometimes I’ll determine that a photo will look better in black and white, and I’ll make the decision when processing them if that’s the case.  Quite often I’ll provide a colour and a b&w version of the image also, so you’ve got both.

Will you post our photos online?

Yes, unless you’re totally against it.  I usually post a sneak peek of a wedding shoot on my Facebook page and website, and I’ll let you know as soon as you can get a preview!

What equipment do you use?

I shoot on professional grade Canon digital cameras and high end Canon prime and zoom lenses.  I use flash where necessary, but I far prefer to use natural light.

What does a wedding shoot cost?

Packages start from $3,500.  Feel free to contact me for information on all my packages, or if you’ve got any specific requirements or ideas in mind for your day.

We’d love you to shoot our wedding – what do we do next?

Great!  Head to my contact page and use the form to get in touch, and I’ll get back to you ASAP with my availability.  From there we can organise to meet in person, or over Skype depending on your location, and have a more detailed chat.  After that, to secure your booking I’ll need a 25% deposit, and you’ll then be able to tick one more thing off your list, and get on with organising the rest of your big day!