Frequently Asked Questions – Weddings

Even though your wedding is, doubtlessly, the happiest day of your life, I also understand that all the planning in the lead up can make it incredibly stressful. My job is to take away any worries you might have about your photos, by keeping you relaxed and encouraging you to have fun.
I’m sure you have lots of questions about how I work and what you can expect, so take a look below at some of the queries that I get often. From there, I’ll be happy to answer any other questions you might have.

How do I book a wedding with you?
Just email me or give me a call! I’d love to talk to you about what you’re after for your wedding day and I can book your date in then. If you want to get together before you book so that you can meet me, I’d love to set up a time for a coffee and a chat.

Do you require a deposit to book our wedding date?
Yes, a 30% retainer (of your total chosen package) is required to secure coverage on your wedding date.

Will you take other bookings on the date we’ve booked you for?
No.  When you book your wedding with me, I dedicate that day solely to you and your wedding, ensuring my undivided attention is on you!

Do you cover weddings outside of Auckland, and if so, do you charge for travel?
I’m happy to cover weddings outside of the Auckland area.  All travel within the Auckland region is included in my package pricing. If you are having an out of town wedding and would like a quote for travel, please let me know.

How much time should I budget for our location photos?
It depends on you really! One and a half to two hours wouldn’t go amiss, especially if you would like photos with more than just the two of you. Of course, it’s completely up to you if you’d rather get back to your guests quickly.

I’ve booked one of your wedding packages… but if we decide to, can we ask you to stay longer on the day of our wedding?
Of course you can!  Extra hours of photography are available at $220 per hour.  This can be added to your coverage and invoiced to you after your wedding.

How long after the wedding can I expect to view my photos?
You’ll receive your photos approximately 4 – 6 weeks after your wedding.

If I choose a wedding package that doesn’t include an album, can I choose to buy an album at a later date?
Of course you can and I would love to make you one. Contact me, at any stage of the process, to chat about what this involves.

What form do my photos come in?
They are given to you on USB and in a slideshow of highlights.  You can also have prints or an album made up (or all of the above). If you choose a package with an album, your album is designed in consultation with you, as I want you to have the perfect memento that can become a treasured keepsake.

Can we have our wedding photos taken at more than one location?
This really depends on the locations – ideally you don’t want to be travelling too far in between, as this takes up precious shooting time. I’m more than happy to chat about what it is you are after and how we can accommodate it. After all, I want your wedding day to be exactly the way you have imagined.

What about props? Can we incorporate our wedding theme into photographs?
Let me know if you want to bring any props or things to theme your photos so that I have an idea of how to best incorporate them. Often the best photos are spontaneous and unplanned, so you don’t need to prepare any props if you don’t want them. You can look at my pinterest boards if you’d like some inspiration, or the best idea is to talk to me so we can come up with ideas together that will work.

Do I need to supply you with a meal on the day of my wedding?
No, we’ll bring our own snacks and meals.

Do you shoot with an assistant?
Instead of just an assistant, I bring a co-shooter with me to your wedding.  This ensures that there are two different perspectives covered on your day and that each detail is captured to perfection.

What happens if we have to change the date?
I’m happy to change your booking to a different day providing I’m not already booked – just let me know in advance!

Is an engagement shoot necessary?
While an engagement shoot isn’t necessary, I really love shooting them and would highly recommend one. It can be a chance to get photos for use in invitations or centrepieces, and I find that many people quite like having photos together in more standard, everyday attire. Not only that, it’s a nice way for you to get to know me and vice versa, and for you to feel prepared and relaxed in front of the camera together on your wedding day.

How long do you store our photos for after the wedding?
Forever – I back up everything, so you don’t have to worry about losing your photos and never being able to get them again

How many photos can I expect to see?
It varies, typically 500-700, although it depends on how long coverage is.