We know that booking the ‘right’ photographer is important. There’s countless photographers to choose from so it‘s important you do your research so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. We’re not about trying to convince you we’re the right one for you, instead, we want to be an open book and let you decide.
Here’s some FAQ’s for you,
what is full day coverage?
In most cases, full day coverage starts from around the 1 hour prior to the Brides Make up through to the ceremony, bridal shoot, reception and we stay for around 1 hour after your first dance. This ensures we get some of the crazy party dancing. We never leave the reception until we feel we have photographed/filmed enough dancing photos/footage and more importantly we don’t leave until we feel we have completed the story.
If you do have something you would like us to capture the morning of your wedding (e.g. boys going for a surf, etc) let us know, we're more than happy to discuss options!
If you are having a sparkler exit or an alternative exit, we can definitely discuss the option of staying later.
how many images will I receive?
Although our priority is always quality over quantity if you are looking for a specific number, we usually deliver between 500-600 images.
what are the steps in securing the booking?
Once you have decided on a package and you are happy to proceed, we will send you our online booking form, invoice & contract. We require a 10% deposit to secure the booking. The remainder is due 7 days prior to your wedding date.
how long do we need for the bridal shoot?
We need a maximum of 1 hour for your bridal shoot (not including travel if we have to drive places). Usually we do 20-30 minutes with your bridal party and then 30 minutes of just the two of you. We don’t want you standing around for hours posing, we’d rather you be having a good time with your guests. We understand everyone is different though so we’re happy to chat about the bridal shoot and suit it to your taste. We like to keep the bridal shoot as natural as possible, however, it’s important you understand there will be direction given to enable us to get certain shots & to also help you feel comfortable in front of the camera.
what time is best for the bridal shoot?
We try to avoid harsh light for as much of the day as possible (including outdoor ceremonies) Most of the photos on our website are shot in soft afternoon light. This is when you get beautiful, soft looking images. If you’re getting married and sunset isn’t until later in the evening, you can always schedule 15 minutes with you & your husband/wife later in the evening or in the quieter time of your reception. (recommended for weddings in day light savings)
do you re-touch your images?
We don’t re-touch/airbrush our images (except on request in exceptional circumstances) Whilst hours of work go into post editing, we like to keep the overall editing look quite natural (please view our website for our editing style). Obviously if you have an un-welcomed pimple/blemish the day of your wedding, we can definitely get rid of this for you in post production.
can i meet with you prior to my wedding day?
Absolutely! We recommend that you do. Client meetings are to be held on the Gold Coast. If you are interstate or unavailable to meet on the Gold Coast, we can arrange a time to Skype you.
do we require meals during the reception?
yes please! no one on our team has any dietary requirements.
additional information you should know...
Due to time limits we don’t travel more than 15km between the Bridal & Groom Preparation houses. If you would like both the Bride & Groom Prep captured, please ensure this is taken into consideration. (Under certain circumstances, this can be discussed)
We don’t shoot ‘Fake Moments’ We won’t be asking your mum to pretend to put on your veil or button up your dress, we don’t get your bridesmaids to ‘fake laugh’ in order to get a shot. If you’re laughing naturally, great, we’ll capture that! We want to capture real moments.
We don’t photograph while you’re eating at the reception because firstly, this is when we take a much needed break and secondly, we want you to enjoy your food without thinking theres a camera staring at you while you have a mouth full of food.
Whilst we take every aspect of the day with the greatest importance, our approach is quite laid back We’re not in your face and we’re not invasive. We tend to be like a fly on the wall and we hope you don’t notice us too much. We’re not creating staged moments but rather we’re patiently waiting for moments to naturally happen and then we shoot.