what do we get?
Every wedding is different. The amount of images I deliver varies depending on bridal party, guests, locations, pretty much everything! It seems like a bit of an arbitrary estimate, but it's around 50 images per hour of coverage. I aim to deliver the best selection of images that reflect the story of your day. I don't give out RAW files or every single image delivered, and honestly who wants slightly-not-as-good versions of those amazing moments when I've delivered the best one?! I deliver about 2/3rds of every wedding in colour. I also love crunchy black and white images that allow for expressions and moments to shine through.
what are you like on the day?
I believe being unobtrusive and being distant aren't the same thing. I like to keep it simple, and I don't hide away from the action. I don't need much from you on the day other than your trust. That's a big thing of course, but with that, all the other details fall in to place. I allow plenty of time in our pre-wedding consultation to sort out all the details, and I have a running sheet that you can fill out to help with that.
why do you cost, you know, not $500.–?
I invest a great deal of time in to every wedding, both before and after the day. I just can't fathom doing it any other way. Meetings, phone calls, Skype calls, emails – these take time and effort. Plus, on the day I'm 100% there. It's just how I remain sustainable.
I'm also really bloody good at my job.
Here's some of the things I do that directly affect you, to make sure I can deliver a great product to you next week, and your best friend in 5 years time.
I invest time and money every year to make myself a better photographer.
Myself and my gear are fully insured.
I always bring backup gear.
I regularly service all my gear to make sure it's 100%.
As a registered Nikon pro I can get loaner gear at super short notice.
I backup all images in-camera using two memory card slots AS I WORK.
I create 5 copies of your images as soon as I return to the studio.
Yes, FIVE! That's five BACKUPS, and one that I work off.
Two of these go off-site the next time I leave the house.
I pay all my tax/GST and I'm not wanted by the ATO for being Mr. Dodgy!
I have a solid set of online systems that make sure I don't double book or forget important details.
what are your credentials?
I've been photographing since 2005, and I went full time with this little business in 2012. I have a bachelors degree in Photojournalism from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, and I'm also a member of the Australian Industry of Professional Photography. This is a government recognised body that supports photographers all over the country in continued professional development. You can learn more about them here and what that means for you here. They have annual state and national level awards, of which I am a recipient in Wedding and Documentary categories, and in 2017 I received the Capture Magazine Emerging Wedding Photographer of the Year award.
You can also read what my couples say about me here.
what stuff do you use?
I have loved Nikon cameras since the beginning. I use lenses all the way from 24mm (my fav documentary lens) to 105mm (portraits, intimate moments, epic full length dress photos, you name it). I can even shoot parts of your wedding on film by request. For my personal/travel work I use Fuji cameras.
when do we get our photographs?
I deliver images within 8 weeks of your wedding day. I take care on every frame to make sure it's the best it can possibly be, including retouching portrait images. My rule is that if it's not there normally, I'll get rid of it. Any extensive retouching is by request, on a case by case basis.
what if you’re suddenly unavailable?
I will let you know ASAP if I’m injured or otherwise unavailable in an emergency. I will offer to find a replacement photographer or a total refund. I’m part of a wonderful community of photographers all over the place that will be able to step in at the last minute.
can we customise a package?
Totally! Every wedding is different. Let me know exactly what you're after, and we can work something out.
how do we pay you?
You can pay via bank transfer or credit card. I take a 50% deposit payable within 48 hours of booking, with the balance to be settled 30 days before your wedding.
are you a real person?
YES! Alive and kicking. I have too many hobbies - I love music (I have a great vinyl collection guys), video games, comics and podcasting. I guess the outdoors are also pretty good too!