Frequently Asked Questions
We are really awkward when it comes to having our photos taken! Can you help?
I’m super awkward too! I’m so used to taking photos of other people it’s rare for me to be in front of the camera. So I totally understand that it can be terrifying. But don’t worry, I’m great at posing people who hate having their picture taken. I know what that’s like. My son does it to me and I have now embraced the fact that I also need to have my photo taken!
Remember that most of my couples are getting married for the first time and it is usually their first time to be photographed. So you’re not alone! I’ll make sure you’re comfortable, relaxed and most importantly having a fun time. Leave it up to me!
I highly recommend that you have an engagement session with me as it is a fantastic opportunity to “practice” before the big day. I promise you’ll be more relaxed on your wedding day as you’ll know what to expect.
Do you travel?
Yes! I shoot weddings all over Australia and internationally. A separate travel fee is quoted. A minimum two-nights of accommodation is required for interstate destinations and three nights for overseas destinations. All travel arrangements are booked by me. I offer a fixed wedding coverage for international destinations that makes the overall cost more affordable than you think. Please inquire.
Do you photograph our wedding on your own?
I am the sole photographer for your wedding day and depending on the details and size of your wedding I may have an assistant. My assistant is not a 2nd photographer but will still shoot as a back-up during the ceremony. If you require a 2nd photographer to cover part or all of the day, let me know and an additional fee applies.
Do you provide high resolution files and how many?
You will receive a minimum of 500 beautifully edited, print-ready, high resolution images on USB. You and your family will also be able to enjoy viewing your wedding photos online via a password-protected gallery and available for 30 days. You will also receive a separate folder with web resolution versions of the photos for email and social media use. There are no watermarks.
When do we get to see our photos and can we order prints through you?
Your photos will be ready to view about 6-8 weeks after your wedding day. I know that you are super-excited to see your photos but each image is individually edited and this takes time. You can order prints through me via my client proofing website. All photographs are printed on beautiful archival fine art paper – apart from an album, it’s the only way to have something lovely and tangible from your wedding day!
Do you do wedding albums?
Yes, absolutely! I love albums. Your photographs should be printed and not kept hidden away on a USB or on your computer hard drive. My fine art books are custom designed with durability and beauty in mind and you can find out more info here.
What is the difference between film and digital photography? Why shoot film?
I grew up shooting film. When I was at photography school, film was the only medium available. Digital photography took off by the time I completed my studies in 2007. Some of the greatest fashion, fine art and documentary photographers all shot with film. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what medium is used to capture your wedding day. The photographer’s vision is more important. On that note…
- Film photography requires an analog camera that takes a roll of photographic film which is a thin flexible strip of plastic coated with a light sensitive emulsion — also called a negative. Images are captured and recorded on the negative. The roll of film must be processed (chemically) then scanned to produce photographs. Depending on the camera format, a roll of film can have between 10 to 36 frames or pictures.
- Digital photography involves a digital camera that uses a digital sensor to capture images. The images are recorded on a flash card loaded in the camera. Thousands of frames can be saved on a single flash card.
Yes, film photography is a bit “old-school” as I must use analog cameras that are no longer in production — I believe that’s the beauty of it. The difference is in the mindset and in the picture-taking process. Working with film requires a disciplined, considered approach. The images are also luminous, light and airy. Yes it’s imperfect but it’s also perfectly beautiful.
Digital is amazing too, don’t get me wrong. It’s versatile and I love it’s low-light capabilities. I embrace both mediums and will use digital cameras where they shine. Once the photographic capture is complete (film or digital) the process is digital afterwards. The rolls of film are processed and scanned and it’s a completely digital workflow from there. I archive all the film negatives and you have the option to keep them if you wish.
You can read more about my journey with film photography here: Why I Shoot Film : A Medium Like No Other. Here is an article I love: These Photographers are Still Shooting Film. Here’s Why.
Do you have backup gear?
Yes, I have multiple camera bodies (both digital and film). I also have insurance. And most of the time I have an assistant who makes sure I don’t eat the cake. 🙂
What are your rates?
I photograph a curated selection of up to 30 weddings each year. Please get in touch regarding your wedding photography investment and complimentary consultation.
Are there any wedding vendors you can recommend?
Yes, I’m proud to include a growing list of amazing wedding vendors here. Yay!
We love what we see, how do we book you?
Get in touch with me using this contact form so I can check if I am available on your date. A signed contract and 30% retainer is required to book your wedding date. I’d be truly honoured to capture your wedding day! Let’s get together over a coffee. I’m also happy to chat via Skype if you are far far away from Melbourne, Australia. I look forward to meeting you!