Are you the right photographer for us?
Choosing the right photographer for you is a really important decision. I personally feel the most important factor is that you love my style & the way I capture a wedding day. I take a documentary/lifestyle approach, keeping things relaxed & real, trying to be as unobtrusive as possible. I shoot a mixture of real moments with a few relaxed & naturally posed portraits to deliver a well rounded collection of beautiful memories for you to treasure. Honest emotion, couples who are wildly in love & beautiful natural light are what excite me the most.
What are your prices?
Collections start at $2599 and are based on coverage/time. My collections always include the edited high-resolution images to allow you to print at your own leisure. Please contact me via my fill in form on the CONTACT PAGE for a copy of my full price list.
Do you Photograph solo on the day?
Yes I certainly do. I feel completely comfortable shooting alone, especially on medium sized and smaller weddings. I’ve been working solo for several years and all my clients have been thrilled with what I’ve produced for them.
Do I get copyright of my images?
All of my collections come with the high resolution images for printing, with these you will have a shared copyright with Merge. This means that you have the rights to reproduce your images in any way you like but Merge still has the rights to use the images for promotional material, advertising and display etc.
How long will it take to get the images from my wedding/see my proofs/receive my album?
The average turn around for my digital packages & online proofs is approximately 6 – 8 weeks (although I don’t believe in rushing things just to meet a deadline). Please note that this does and will change depending on the time of year and how busy my season is. Your wedding album will take 8 to 12 weeks to complete after you have approved the design.
Is Merge available for Down South, Eastern states and destination weddings?
Yes yes & yes… You don’t have to ask me twice. Almost a third of my weddings each year are in the South West & I’ve also photographed the Great Southern & North West. The cost of travel is listed on my price list and is to be covered by the client. FYI – I offer reduced travel for the South West of WA as I grew up there and still have family accomodation.
Do we need to meet for a chat?
Although it’s not necessary, I would be totally happy to meet with you guys. Whether it’s before or after you book, I’ll leave that up to you. I’m based in East Victoria Park and I’ll happily meet you down the road for a coffee and a chat most weekday evenings. It’s always nice to get to know each other, that way I can personalize the day for you as much as possible. Unfortunately I don’t offer catch ups on weekends as I’m most often out shooting.
We would really like you to shoot our wedding, how do we secure our date?
Awesome! I’d love to be a part of your day. To lock me in I require a non-refundable booking fee of $950, a completed questionnaire & signed contract that I will send to you via my online booking system (PLEASE NOTE: your booking fee comes off the total of what you book and is not an additional charge – your balance is then due 30 days prior to your wedding). Just pop me thru an email to confirm your date and that you would like to book & we can get the process started.
How do we know how much time to allocate for Brides Prep?
If applicable I like to spend a minimum of 1 ½hrs with my brides getting ready and I will leave approx. 30mins before you do for the service. So, subtract 1 1/2hrs from the time you are due to leave for the service and that is when you will need to have your make-up and hair finished. (e.g. you are leaving at 2pm for the service so I would leave at 1.30pm meaning you would need your hair and make-up ready at around 12pm).
Do you do Grooms prep photos?
Yes I can offer grooms prep. Sometime this can be included in your coverage and other times you will need to add extra time. I always go to the boys prep ahead of coming to the girls prep. This does mean the boys need to get ready a lot sooner than they would usually need to but then they get to hang out and chill again afterwards.
How do we know how much time to allocate for Ceremony photos on the day?
Depending on if you have an indoor church or outdoor ceremony the service time may vary from 30mins to 1.5hrs – be sure to confirm this with your priest/celebrant.
After your wedding service you will most likely have congratulations and family photos. Congratulations will normally take around 15 to 25mins depending on how many guests you have (e.g. 80 guests = 15mins, 120 guests = 30mins). I will ask you to supply me in advance with a list of family photos to take on the day. Each different group shot will take 2-3 minutes to photograph (as an example 10 different group shots will take me on average 30 minutes to photograph), the smaller the groups the more neat the photos will be and the quicker I can get them done – big groups take a lot longer (and can get messy). Aside from the family photos after the service I do not /will not shoot to a shot list for the remainder of the day.
How do we know how much time to allocate for Location photos on the day?
I require a minimum of 1hr (in the 1 location) of “one on one” time with the bride and groom and bridal party in order to create my signature style of images so be sure to allocate enough time for your location photos as well as your travel time between your ceremony, location and reception – Its important to keep in mind that I will need to arrive at the reception at least 20mins ahead of you in order to capture the details of your reception. Oh and don’t forget to check what time the sun sets on your day… I’m a natural light photographer so prefer not to photograph in the dark!