Frequently asked questions

HOW MUCH COVERAGE DO WE NEED?
Depending on the plan for your wedding day, I would recommend at least 8 hours. If there is a lot of travel time between locations throughout 

the day that will also contribute to it. However, for an elopement a minimum package is available. 10 hours coverage is great for when you want to get the absolute most! In 8 hours we generally still cover all the formalities in the reception but with 10 hours it gives more time for photos of you with your guests and also all the crazy fun on the dance floor can be captured too. Some of the best memories come from these shots!

I also offer a 6 hour package for those who have a bit of a smaller day planned or something more intimate.

 

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
I am based in Cranbourne in South East Melbourne, however I will happy travel anywhere! For meetings, I usually find us a half way point or we can always do a Skype sesh.

 

HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE, AND WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME?
Whilst every wedding is different, you can expect roughly 80-120 images per hour of coverage booked.

WE ARE REALLY AWKWARD AND DISLIKE HAVING OUR PHOTO TAKEN, HOW DO YOU HANDLE THAT?
Piece of cake! I've come across this many times, but with my photography style I am basically like a little ninja that just floats around you and 

creates magic without you even knowing half the time. I will give some prompts and maybe reposition you slightly but the rest is all about your 

connection with one another. You won't be awkwardly staring at the camera trying to give your best posed smile. You'll be looking at each other 

with love hearts in your eyes and a real smile from ear to ear. You'll be laughing together and cuddling and soaking up each others love. 

That connection is all on you and it'll just flow naturally without you even realising. We also can do an engagement photography session to help 

practice before the day!

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
I certainly do! Book me for your overseas wedding and I will put together a sweet little package for you. Interstate and country weddings are 

also welcomed! Get in touch to know more.

WHAT'S REQUIRED TO OFFICIALLY BOOK YOU IN?
To book me in you'll need to select a package to proceed with (for all package information please send me an email), sign a contract and 
I take 
$750 retainer.

CAN WE GET AN ALBUM AT A LATER DATE?
Absolutely! If you decide not to purchase an album at the time of booking in your package, you are welcome to come back to me at a later date

and place an order. There is no time limit on this.

DO WE NEED A SECOND SHOOTER?
In most cases, I work solo. I generally only need a second shooter if I am needed to be in two places at once due to the timeline/locations of the

wedding prep. Sometimes I like to have a second person if you are doing a First Look though, because that can be handy to get both angles at 

the same time. 

WHAT IS AN UNPLUGGED CEREMONY, AND DO WE NEED ONE?

An unplugged ceremony is where you would have all of your guests put away their phones and cameras and just be present in the moment during your ceremony. Educating your guests on being respectful towards photographer and videographer is not a bad thing either, and there's nothing worse than your aunty leaning out the aisle with a giant ipad snapping away as you walk down. It's a sure way to ruin that magical moment. I absolutely think you should have an unplugged ceremony. There are a few good reasons to do this, main reasons being:

  • So guests don’t get in the way, meaning that I won’t miss the really lovely photo opportunities that you’ve paid me to shoot, and

  • Your guests are present, listening, crying and being with you, rather than seeing them hidden behind devices.

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