FAQs - Sydney + Destination Wedding Photographer
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Explain the schedule to me – how much time should we allocate to photography?

The suggested times for each element are as follows:

45 minutes with the groom

1.5 hours with the bride

30 minutes for the ceremony (this is with a civil celebrant, please allow longer for church ceremonies)

30 minutes post-ceremony for family photos

1 hour for on-location bridal party photos

1.5 hours for off-location bridal party photos

Reception coverage is completely up to you but I usually stick around to photograph about 30 to 60 minutes of dancing once formalities wrap up at about 8 or 9pm.

Please note that you will have to add in travel time between locations if necessary.

 

Who do you use as your second photographers?

I have brilliant photographers who work with me and have done so for years. They are discreet and professional and you will hardly know they are there. They will head to the boys getting ready, and will stay with your guests during cocktail hour as well as photograph the setup of of your reception whilst we are out getting your location photographs.

 

What kind of back-up do you have?

I carry two cameras on me at all times. I have a back-up memory card recording constantly in both cameras and I use all the latest in operating raid systems for continuous back-up while I’m working in post-production.

 

What is your usual turnaround time?

6 weeks or less for photographs, 4 to 6 weeks for the album (this depends on how quickly you get the images back to me).

 

Do you charge for travel?

Yes – a flat fee of $250 is incurred anywhere 50km or more outside of the Sydney region. For all other Australian destinations the travel fee is usually $300 (E.g Byron Bay, Hunter Valley, Gold Coast, Brisbane etc). I love to travel so I like to keep the travel fee as low as I can to make it possible for you to book me anywhere!

Do you photograph international weddings?

YES! Absolutely! I am also happy to offer reduced package prices to help you cover my travel expenses… or even to negotiate swapping payment for flights. I have the travel bug so any excuse to get me overseas and I am there!

 

Do you offer discounts?

Depending on your situation, the type of wedding you are having and the location, my arm may be twisted for discounts in special cases. Especially for weddings overseas!

That being said my prices are as they are because that is what my time and expertise is worth. The wedding industry is a large one and there will always be cheaper options available – if you’re out shopping for the cheapest price over quality, creativity and expertise, then haggling with me over a price match is probably not worth your time.

 

How many photos will I receive?

This totally depends on the variables of your booking – how many hours you book me for, if you choose to have a second photographer, if your reception and ceremony are on the same location or if travel is involved, the weather, and many other considerations. There is no set standard number of images you will receive. A  rough estimate would be a number somewhere between 600 – 800 edited photographs.

 

What will I receive with my package?

You will receive a USB with all your edited photographs in both high resolution and low resolution and access to an online gallery where you will be able to view and download all your photos in high resolution (at a quality suitable for printing). The gallery can be shared with your family and friends. If you choose a package with an album included then this will be designed once you have selected your favourite photos to be included.

 

When and where will our connection session take place?

I recommend choosing a date close to your wedding date so it’s still all fresh in your mind, making you more relaxed about your photos on the big day! We take the photos the hour before sunset – “the golden hour” as us photographers call it. I usually suggest Centennial Park for these sessions, but this is flexible if you have another spot in Sydney you would prefer.