Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I don't know where to begin! How do I select a Wedding Photographer?
That is understandable. You don't get married that often in life after all.
The first part is really straight forward: find someone with a photography style you love. This ties in with the dilemma of choosing between an artist and a studio. You will usually find that a boutique professional artist will have a consistent look throughout their work, whereas most studios do not. Most studios will send your whichever photographer is available to them on the day which makes it difficult to know what kind of photographs - and more importantly what style of photography - you will end up with. No matter what anyone tells you, the editing does not make up for it!
Second, you need to be able to connect with the photographer. It is important to find someone you have a great deal of confidence in. Your photographer will often guide you through the day and will play a big role in how high your stress levels will be. Having a photographer that you have complete confidence in is one of the easiest ways to ensure you can actually sit back and enjoy your wedding day. Try to find someone thoughtful, who actually cares about your wedding photography and not just the paycheck!
Finally, value for money. Unlike most purchases in life, wedding photography is something that will capture and form a vital part of the heritage of your family for generations. Price does not guarantee quality however. My greatest piece of advice would be: find out exactly what you are paying for and ensure your money is going towards what really matters in the long term. You can always get prints and albums later but you can't go back and shoot your wedding again if you didn't pick the right photographer!
Q. Do you shoot the weddings yourself?
Yes! This is my full time career and my passion.
I chose this career to be an artist, not a business manager.
From the first email or phone call to the viewing and album design sessions I am your first point of contact.
I operate my business with a very important underlying concept: I interact with my clients the way I expect to be treated when I personally purchase a service. Clearly, concisely and with respect.
Q. How would you describe your photography style?
It's a struggle to sum up my style in words. I don't rely on gimmicks and simply try to capture what is in front of me with my own unique pair of eyes. I have been told by many a former client that they can pick out a photograph taken by me a mile away. That definitely makes me happy! I'd like to think my style is mine and mine alone rather than a collection of descriptive words.
I live to capture the transient beauty that is humanity.
Q. Can we meet you before the wedding?
You sure can!
I love meeting would-be - and current and former - wedding clients. It's the part of my job that reminds me of how amazing this career is. That's why I set up pre-booking and first-viewing sessions over a coffee and chocolate at some of my favourite cafes around Sydney.
Q. Do you do weddings outside of Sydney? Interstate? Overseas?
I sure do.
I have very reasonable travel fees that are worked out on a case-by-case basis.
I'm always looking for an excuse to go on a road trip. Or a plane trip. If you have a destination wedding, contact me.
Q. How long does it take to receive the images after the wedding?
I aim to have your wedding photographs ready within 6-10 weeks of your wedding day.
Q. How do we book you?
Contact me and we'll arrange a meeting or phone call to go over the finer details. Following on from that I send through your contract and a deposit will ensure your date is locked in.