Who will be taking the photographs at our wedding?
Me. I will always be the one photographing your big day! I generally like to, and work best on my own, but if you would like me to bring a second shooter, that can be arranged.
What equipment do you use?
I shoot with 2 x Canon 5D MKIII's, a range of primes. I also bring a polaroid and few films cameras along.
What is your style?
I'm glad you asked! I like to think my style is a little left of centre. I enjoy shooting in a 'documentary' style. This means lots candid shots, nothing overly staged or posed. I have found over the last few years of working with people, if you let someone relax and be themselves in front of the camera the images are honest - and trust me it shows! I like to keep pushed posing to a minimum. For examples of my work and style - please have a look through my portfolio.
Are you able to travel interstate/overseas?
Totally. I have a valid Australian and British passport, an affinity for travel, impeccable driving skills and a love for new places and people.
Do you shoot family photos at the wedding?
I certainly do. I have found the best method is to write a list of the exact photos you want (photo one: couple + peter and jill // photo two: couple + brides parents etc etc). That way, on the day you don't need to stress. I will know who is meant to be in what photo and I can procure the services of a family member in rounding people up.
Portraits / location photography time allowance?
I normally find 90 minutes to be a great amount of time including bridal party shots, remember to add travel time onto this though!
Do you pick the portrait locations or do we?
I love scouting for locations, it gives me a chance to find new places and also a clue of what to expect on the day (such as lighting conditions!). I'm totally open to suggestions though as I'm sure there are heaps of cool places I haven't found yet.
When is the best time for bridal portraits?
The best time of the day to photograph people is in 'golden hour' or somewhere close to it! Golden hour is the hour after sunrise and the hour leading up to sunset (give or take 10-20 minutes depending on where you are on the planet). In this hour you get amazing warmth from the setting sun, beautiful colours in the sky and soft, flattering shadows. If you are getting married in the early afternoon, I cannot suggest enough to set aside a small amount of time for couple portraits in this hour, 20 minutes is plenty. If you are getting married in the late afternoon, perfect - your bridal portraits will coincide well with golden hour!
What do you do for editing?
Slight tonal, contrast, brightness and sharpness adjustments are made, I also like some grain in my photos. If you have any questions regarding my editing or post processing, please feel free to contact me and I can clear anything up!
When will we receive our photos?
Photos will be packaged up and delivered to you between 4-8 weeks after your wedding date!
Can we meet?
100%. Hit me with an email, and we can work out a time to catch up for coffee, beer or tequila (I'm not joking).
Anything I didn't answer?
No problems, feel free to contact me and fire away any questions you may have.