Frequently Asked Questions
We’re not into posing in front of the camera. How will you work with us during portrait shoot?
I’m not into posing in front of camera neither. I like to create a space for you to just be in the moment with each other after you’re just married and I’ll be there to document all the emotions and connections that you have for each other. We’ll go for a walk and I will shoot candidly while you’re walking and giggling with each other naturally. I’ll also give you some guidance if need to. It will be very relaxed and nothing awkward, I promise!
Could you describe a little bit about weddings that would suit your style?
There are hundreds (if not thousand) of wedding photographers here in Australia. It's really important to pick one that is going to be a great match with your personality and wedding style. This means you have the same expectations and outcome of your wedding photos. When you inquire with me, I ALWAYS send a full wedding gallery so you can see my work from start to finish.
My wedding style is not entirely mine, the result photos are also defined by YOU; how you are as a couple, what kind of atmosphere you'd like your wedding day to be. Every weddings is different and no wedding photos will be the same but one thing I always focus on is "connections and emotions of the people". I personally love intimate weddings that are relaxed and keep things simple, a true celebration of love and life with your loved ones. I mainly shoot with natural light whether it's an outdoor or indoor weddings. My style would suit a laid-back couples who simply want a beautiful documentary of their day.
How many weddings do you photograph per year?
I do a maximum of 20 weddings per year to ensure that I have times to be there for you prior to your weddings for meetings, rehearsal or couple sessions. I'm also available for editorial and family photography.
Do you come with an assistant or second photographer?
I always come with an assistant who will be taking care of my equipments and helping during the shoot (holding bridesmaids bags, coordinating with venue, etc.) You can add a second photographer to the booking separately. Generally I will shoot the bride's getting ready and second photographer will shoot the groom's getting ready. Second photographer is also very handy when you need photos from two places at the same time, for example, I can shoot B&G portrait while second photographer can take photos of guests at canapé time and reception decoration.
How much is the travel fee?
I am based on the Eastern suburb of Melbourne. Just let me know where your venues are and I can send a travel fee with the price list. Melbourne city and inner suburbs has no travel fee.
How many hours should we book?
My most popular package is 10 hours coverage which will cover from getting ready to first dance. Every wedding is unique and sometimes you may need more than 10 hours to cover all formalities. I’m more than happy to help you choose the coverage that will suit your wedding day, just ask! Please note that the coverage counts from when we start shooting to when we leave reception.
Can we meet?
Absolutely! Let’s grab a coffee and chat all about your wedding plan whether it’s before booking or before the wedding day. I’m usually in city after 5pm during weekday. If you’re far from city, we can schedule a Skype meeting.
When will we receive our photos?
About 6-8 weeks after the wedding.
What do we receive?
You’ll receive high resolution photos in a USB drive, in a beautiful wooden box. You’ll also have an access to your personalised online gallery which is very easy to share your wedding day with family and friends.
Do you have insurance and backup equipments?
Yes and yes.
Do you shoot from a ‘shot list’ of images?
You may have seen ‘a shot list’ from wedding blogs and wondering if you should make your own list and send to me. The short answer is no, I don’t use a shot list when shooting the wedding. To be honest, the shot list is what distract me from actually shooting real moments because I have to keep checking on the list. I approach wedding with photo-journalistic approach and capture what happens before me. I prefer to document ‘the real & genuine’ moments rather than posing you just to complete the shot list. But if there is a certain photo you want with someone, or something special you want photographed, definitely let me know!
Do you retouch the photos?
Generally no, I don’t retouch photos. I may do simple retouch to remove pimple or blemish in some close-up photos. However, I don’t do retouch in regards to removing weight, wrinkles etc.
Do you shoot elopement?
I sure do! If you plan to have an elopement with 20 guests or less, please ask me for elopement pricing.
How much time do you need for B&G photos after ceremony?
This depends on how much time do you have between ceremony and reception and the location of both venues. I can take B&G photos within 20 mins, however, the more time you have, the more photos you will have. I recommend schedule your portrait shoot 1 – 1.5 hours before the sunset time to get the best light of the day (soft light) for your photos. For me, 1 hour is a good hour for bridal party photos and B&G photos. Locations are not as important to me as the connection between you two when it comes to photos. I've found it is best to have your portraits photos somewhere close by your ceremony or reception venue. I can help you choosing the location and timing of portrait shoot.
Can you recommend videographers?
Definitely! I've worked with Pat and Frank from Lightbox Media in many weddings and I highly recommend them for your wedding video!
We’d like to book you for our wedding! What’s next?
That's fantastic! Eeeek! Just contact me via the contact form here with all the wedding details and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. I require $950 non-refundable deposit and signed contract to lock in your date. The final balance is due one month before the wedding date. Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis.