Wedding Photography FAQs
Can we create our own package? Absolutely. These packages are a guide, but we can tailor the amount of coverage to suit your schedule and you don’t have to commit to buying a wedding album.
Is it just you taking photos? Yes, I am the principal wedding photographer and my wife Erin occasionally assists on the wedding day.
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. Shortly after, I ship the high resolution photos directly to your home on usb.
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 (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 your wedding date out for you and do not accept other events the same day. For this reason, the initial deposit is non-refundable, but I can certainly transfer the deposit to another date based on 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) and the list goes on. As you’ve probably seen in my portfolio and blog, I don’t photograph just weddings, but also do a lot of other event photography and also portrait and even product 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? Nikon D810 camera bodies, professional lenses and flash’s if needed. I use natural light as much as possible, but can use flash in a subtle, natural way.
How many pictures do I get? The number of pictures I take during your event depends on many factors: Type of event, number of guests and hours of coverage, among others. On average, you’ll probably end up with between 50 and 70 images per hour of coverage.
What about family portraits on the wedding day? I’m more than happy to take them if you ask. For most of the day I prefer to capture your guests in the most natural and spontaneous moments, but of course some family members and guests will want some posed, formal family shots, I can do that for sure.
Speaking of poses… No awkward poses = no fake smiles. Nobody likes that, much less the couple on their wedding day. Ok, Ok… sometimes I will ask you for a few poses or give minor directions, but nothing weird or overly classic. 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 you to take? Most of the time that list describes family pictures with bride/groom, general details and moments that I will usually always shoot. Of course, if there are specific important details or lists of family groups, that can be something we chat about during our meeting.
What about food? 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, 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. Don’t worry, this time doesn’t count towards your photography coverage.
If you still have more questions, why not browse the wikipedia page to discover the history of wedding photography.
If this Wedding Photography FAQ section didn’t quite cut it, give me a call today on 0400 902 030. I offer fantastic pricing for all your photography needs. Or please fill out an online enquiry and I’ll get back to you ASAP.