Frequently asked questions

Below are some frequently asked questions. Also available is a FREE guide all about wedding photography costs which is a must read for everyone choosing a wedding photographer. Highly recommended reading. Click here

Are there any travel costs? Around Melbourne & surrounding areas there are no extra travel costs. I am available to photograph interstate &  overseas for which extra costs apply.

Are there any travel costs?
Around Melbourne & surrounding areas there are no extra travel costs. I am available to photograph interstate &  overseas for which extra costs apply.

What happens if it rains? I adapt to the conditions on the day. If that means more photos indoors then that's fine, the moments will still be there to capture rain, hail or shine on any wedding day.

What happens if it rains?
I adapt to the conditions on the day. If that means more photos indoors then that's fine, the moments will still be there to capture rain, hail or shine on any wedding day.

Do you take some formal family, group and bridal party portraits?
YES of course. Although technically speaking these are not 'Wedding Photojournalism' I understand some are required & therefore happy to allocate time during the day. 

Will you stay till the end? Often YES as I don't like to miss a thing. E.g. The above moment is the last one captured at a wedding as the bride headed off into the night with a bottle of Jim Beam :-)

Will you stay till the end?
Often YES as I don't like to miss a thing. E.g. The above moment is the last one captured at a wedding as the bride headed off into the night with a bottle of Jim Beam :-)

How reliable is your equipment? I use the very latest pro-level digital cameras and a variety of flashes, wide angle, zoom lenses, quality memory cards, and also carry backup gear too. A small fortunes worth!

How reliable is your equipment?
I use the very latest pro-level digital cameras and a variety of flashes, wide angle, zoom lenses, quality memory cards, and also carry backup gear too. A small fortunes worth!

Do you take detail images? Absolutely YES. I look for these everywhere throughout the day. You will have spent a lot of time and effort choosing these and I am keen to record them for you.

Do you take detail images?
Absolutely YES. I look for these everywhere throughout the day. You will have spent a lot of time and effort choosing these and I am keen to record them for you.

Why are some photographers cheaper? 'Newbies' use weddings to get experience and use low end equipment. Afterwards they quickly transfer images to a disk with little or no editing, and that's if they even turn up!  Your wedding is certainly not the time to take a risk.  Did you know if your wedding photos are poor quality it can actually be a bad start to a marriage according to some psychologists? Click here for a FREE guide all about Wedding Photography costs.

Why are some photographers cheaper?
'Newbies' use weddings to get experience and use low end equipment. Afterwards they quickly transfer images to a disk with little or no editing, and that's if they even turn up!  Your wedding is certainly not the time to take a risk.  Did you know if your wedding photos are poor quality it can actually be a bad start to a marriage according to some psychologists?
Click here for a FREE guide all about Wedding Photography costs.

Do you photograph engagement parties? YES. It is also a great occasion and opportunity for me to meet with all your family and friends, and so when it comes to your wedding day everyone knows each other much better, and this will make for even more natural photos. Ask about my engagement party pricing.  

Do you photograph engagement parties?
YES. It is also a great occasion and opportunity for me to meet with all your family and friends, and so when it comes to your wedding day everyone knows each other much better, and this will make for even more natural photos. Ask about my engagement party pricing.

 

Will you be my 2nd photographer? Absolutely, why not? A wise thing can be to hire me as your "Specialist Wedding Photojournalist" in addition to any other formal wedding photographer you may have booked. I will be everywhere else at your wedding, like a FLY-ON-THE-WALL capturing all the candid, natural and real moments with family and guests that would otherwise be missed and lost forever.  Ask me for more details.

Will you be my 2nd photographer?
Absolutely, why not? A wise thing can be to hire me as your "Specialist Wedding Photojournalist" in addition to any other formal wedding photographer you may have booked. I will be everywhere else at your wedding, like a FLY-ON-THE-WALL capturing all the candid, natural and real moments with family and guests that would otherwise be missed and lost forever.  Ask me for more details.

Should we (the client) provide meals for you at the reception?
When myself (and team) are photographing all day we always appreciate it when meals are provided. Food and drink keeps our energy levels up, and your guests will not like having photos taken whilst they are eating anyway, so it is a good time for us to eat too. However we are just as happy to leave the reception for up to an hour to eat elsewhere.

Are you available every weekend of the year?
Generally YES I am available to capture weddings throughout all seasons - including mid-week events too. However I do have bookings up to 2 years in advance so please check availability as early as you can.

*** NOTE: I hardly ever photograph multiple weddings back-to-back. E.g. Three in a row Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I prefer to capture only one wedding per weekend so I am always 'fresh' and fully attentive to just one couple. Also this allows me enough time after your wedding to properly edit and finish off all your images without being rushed or overworked.

Is there a booking amount to be paid?
The industry standard is to normally ask for what is known as a 'booking retainer' which locks away your date and I then stop advertising it as available. The final balance can be paid anytime before the wedding date. I also accept monthly payments if that helps, or other arrangements that may suit.

Do you have any hidden expenses?  
No. The price list outlines exactly what is included. Wedding Albums and other services are all specified separately. I currently have a FREE Wedding Album offer.

What happens if my wedding goes a little longer than the number of hours we booked you for?
Unlike other photographers, and within reason, I do not get up and leave when a certain amount of hours you booked are exactly up. E.g. I would never force you to do a mock cake cutting just so as I can get away early. I like to stay till the very end, and in fact I'm often seen running like the Paparazzi after the wedding car as the bride and groom leave the reception, to get that last final image.

How long before we get our images?
Two to three days immediately after your wedding I like to send you some sneak peeks, perfect for sharing on Facebook etc. Then I ask that you allow me approximately 4 to 6 weeks. The reason why it takes this long is that I do not like to rush the process. I personally edit each and every photo, and so do NOT outsource this important task to agencies or overseas editors in place like India and China. The wait is well worth it, and I keep in touch with you to let you know how it is all going.

What happens if we lose our images?
Don't worry. I keep full backups for at least three years, both onsite and offsite at another location.

How do we book you?
Please use the Contact Us form and let's get together for a chat. You are most welcome to come to my office (by appointment) or I am happy to visit you at home or elsewhere.
A booking form can also be found here:  BOOKING FORM