Perth wedding photography frequently asked questions - Merge Photography


Where are you based?

I grew up in Donnybrook in the South West of WA but am currently based in East Victoria Park, Perth.

Are you the right photographer for us?

Good question. If you’ve taken a good look around hopefully you’ll just know. After all it’s my style of shooting that needs to grab your attention. I’m a natural light photographer who likes to keep things relaxed and real so if you can see yourself in the images I’ve taken then look no further.

What are your prices?

Pricing ranges between $2700 for elopements and $4300 for full-day coverage. 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 access to my full price list.

I'm not really sure how much coverage I need as yet?

No problem at all. My minimum amount of hours is 4; my maximum on any day is 10.
You’re more than welcome to adjust your coverage amount at any time after making your booking, after all, sometimes we don’t know exactly how the day will play out till we get a little closer to the date.

We really need some help with timings for the day, is that something you can help us with?

Yes I certainly can.
I’ve been doing this for a little while now and I believe in sharing my knowledge. So much so I’ve created a little “Wedding Field Guide” that I give to all of my couples.
I know from experience how long things like congrats and family photos take, that ideally it's good to have 45mins - 1hr for our location portrait session and also when you'll need your hair and make up ready & I happily share that info with my couples. Not only does it help me do the best possible job on your day but it helps you to feel like everything is running smoothly.
I spend a lot of time creating photo run sheets for all of my couples in the month or so leading up to the day so we can be sure everything will run smoothly & stress-free.

If you have a specific question for me on how much time you need for any part of your day just ask, I’m here to help.

Will you (Jodie) be the photographer on the day?

Yes, I certainly will. I photograph solo on the day and feel completely comfortable shooting alone, especially on medium-sized and smaller weddings. I’ve been working solo for many 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 will we receive our images? Will they be edited?

Once I have selected your images (taking out all of the test shots, people blinking etc.) they will be tweaked one by one using post-processing software - I supply your images in a mixture of colour and black and white (the selection of which is at my discretion when editing). The finished high-resolution images will then be supplied to you via a personalised, downloadable online gallery. This is where you can download both the High Resolution and Low-Resolution images. Your gallery is hosted thru my website for 6 months and has a great visual experience and a beautiful store making the process of printing, as well as sharing with family & friends super easy.

How long will it take to get the images from my wedding/see my online 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. If applicable 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.

How about same-sex marriage?

Australia has finally legalised same-sex weddings and I couldn’t be more excited!
I’m looking forward to photographing more same sex couples soon.

Can I purchase an Album after the wedding day?

Yes of course! You can purchase an album up to 1 year after your wedding. A lot of my clients order their album for Christmas or for their first-year anniversary present. They really are beautiful and what could be better than physically being able to hug your wedding memories!

Do we need to meet for a chat?

I would love 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 during the week or we can do weekday evening zoom calls if that's easier. 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.

Do you offer RAW files?

I don’t sorry. The editing of my images is just as important to me as the shooting. You will however receive both high res JPG files (that you can print) as well as low resolution Internet sized files for sharing.

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.

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