Where to start?!
Congratulations on your engagement! You are both about the take the very fun and exciting journey of arranging your wedding!
If you have had a look through my work and it is the kind of thing you are looking for then get in touch. I am more than happy to have an obligation free discussion about what you hope to get out of your wedding photography. If you don’t feel that I am the one, I will not be hunting you down until you book with me! Thats not how I roll.
If you would like to go ahead and choose me to tell your love story, then read on!
From there, we would then have an initial meeting. This is where I would get to meet you both and start to get to know your relationship and what ties you together and what your interests and dislikes are for the day. I will discuss with you the details of the day that you do know so far. Things like, what type of coverage you are after for the day, a rough time line of the day. What are ‘must have’ shots for the day, names of the bridal party etc. Of course where the location of the wedding is to be held and the theme that you are running with if you know that. At this appointment you will ‘secure your booking’ by paying a 25% deposit. The remainder of the fee will not need to be delivered until I meet with you after the wedding and hand over the images around 4-6 weeks later. I know this is quite helpful to a lot of people as we all know weddings are a big expense.
We would meet for a second time a few weeks/month out from the wedding to discuss the finer details. This will be things like, addresses of bridal party getting ready, the timeline for the day, your family photo list along with any other specific shots you are wanting. I also generally get the name of someone who is mutual to both families and knows everyones names to help me incase I need to find someone for a specific photo. If there are any ‘no go’ shots with family members I need to know this too. I always ask this as I would automatically photograph mum and dad with the bride and groom and sometimes they are separated etc.
I would generally check in the day before just to check one very last time that there wasn’t anything that either of you had thought of since our last meeting (I am always available for a chat if this is the case via phone or email)
On the day I will arrive slightly ahead of time to have a wander around at the location and find some nice spots for us to shoot and see what the lighting is like. Then we are off! or should I say you are!
All the emotions and butterflies start. I will shoot freely as I see things happen and when there are specific things happening through out the day. I am not going to be standing there checking my watch ready to go home or anything either. If I end up staying a little bit longer just so I can get speeches or something that doesn’t bother me.
After the big day is over, I will post a sneak peak via social media within a day or two. Within a week you will have access to a password protected client portal which will contain a selection of images for you to share with family and friends if you wish.
Once you have returned from your honeymoon (if you are having one) the photos should be ready. I would generally allow 4-6 weeks. You will then receive a beautifully presented wooden box containing 6×4 prints of your photos along with a USB containing all the images. From there you are welcome to print your own, or I can print prints, canvas, art mounts etc for you at an additional fee. I am not going to up sell to you like most other wedding photographers do. That is not who I am. I sold photos for many years and it is not something that I feel is right for your wedding. If you choose to have me print for you then I want that decision to be one that the two of you have made yourselves.