How fast are you as far as turnaround time, weeks, months etc.?
How long have you been in business and how many weddings have you photographed?
I have been in the wedding industry for 15 years and have shot 900 weddings! Many of the weddings I have shot are (humility aside) truly extraordinary. I have photographed in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy and in the entrancing city of Venice. I have shot beautiful destination weddings all across Australia from the Whitsundays to the uber-chic urban centers of Melbourne, Sydney, and all across Queensland as well.
If your wedding collection includes sneak peeks then I provide you with some sneak peek photos within 1-7 days after your wedding and the rest of your edited images within 2-4 weeks after the wedding date.
What are you like to work with?
What are your tips for couples who are a little bit nervous about getting the photos?
My deep experience with photographing weddings allows me to remain completely relaxed and very competent with any situation I encounter especially if any kind of difficulty arises (which does occasionally happen). Above all, I remain respectful, full of energy and I get along with everyone from young - old as well as the other staff members I come into contact with during your momentous day.
As a professional photographer, my goal is to help camera-shy couples relax during the photo-taking process. I recommend an engagement shoot to build trust and comfort, mirror the couple's energy level and encourage them to be themselves for stunning results. I also assure them that even I am not the most at ease when having my own photograph taken, so I understand their feeling and will help them to have a fun, stress-free experience.
How many pictures do we get?
Do you backup your images, and how do you keep our wedding photos safe?
My rule of thumb is to capture approximately 50 - 100 images per hour while photographing, which I think is a great start. All of these images are fully edited too. With that said, I do tend to shoot more images. If your wedding is 8 hours plus, so roughly, multiplied by an average of 50-100 images you are looking at 600 - 800 photographs guaranteed.
I take proper precautions to backup your wedding memories by recording on two SD cards per camera, then promptly transfer to my computer and external hard drive and store them in locked, fireproof safe. The cards are only erased once the delivery of your wedding photography services has been completed.
Can family and friends take pictures too?
What advice do you have for getting the most out of our wedding photography?
Of course, they can, in the final analysis, though this is up to you. I do suggest you do some research beforehand into having what is called an “unplugged wedding”. My photographs look so much more natural this way without having someone block my shots with their smartphone in hand. Honestly, it is not a good look.
The most important advice I give is to number one, fully enjoy your wedding day with your beloved, your family, friends, and guests. Leave the rest to me and I will capture every moment for you.
How many weddings do you do a year?
Do you do same sex marriages?
Of course, I do. I'll happily photography two animals in love if I could.
In the past I have done over 90 weddings in a year however, I have scaled this back in the last couple of years. I have found that I can offer a far more personal touch and now strive to do 45 to 65 weddings per year.
Can we create a customised package?
Do you ever attend the rehearsals?
Certainly, just let me know what it is you would like for your splendid wedding day. I can offer a variety of options that you might not have considered e.g. aerial photography.
Yes, if you would like me to. However, in my 15 years in this industry, I have only been to 1 rehearsal and 1 year later this wedding was canceled and never went ahead. I think it may be bad luck for me to go to rerehearsals.