Frequently Asked Questions
~ YOU HAVE OUR ATTENTION. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Great! Shoot us an email with any questions and we’ll be in touch. We’re also happy to meet up in person before you book, if you’d like.
~ DO WE NEED TO MEET UP FOR A CHAT?
Totally up to you. It's not necessary, but we would love to if it makes you feel more comfortable. We can meet either before you book or closer to your wedding day to run through everything. We’re based south of Sydney and can catch up for a beer or coffee most weekday evenings.
~ HOW DO WE SECURE OUR BOOKING?
A non-refundable retainer of $1000 will lock in your date.
~ WHO PHOTOGRAPHS OUR DAY?
Dom photographs the majority of the weddings. If he’s already booked when you enquire, we’ll let you know who we have available. We’ve handpicked a couple of other talented photographers with the same style and approach who work for us if we’re booked out.
~ WE ARE SUPER AWKWARD IN PHOTOS AND HATE POSEY STUFF, WILL THIS BE A PROBLEM?
Not at all! Literally 99% of our couples tell us they’re camera shy. And guess what? So are we! We’re super relaxed and chilled and always have a lot of fun with our couples. Most of the day we’ll just be documenting without putting you in any awkward poses. For the portraits of the two of you, we’ll give you a little bit of direction so you don’t feel lost, but this is only to get things happening naturally. We recommend allocating some alone time with just the three of us to capture those magical quiet moments.
~ DO YOU REQUIRE A SHOT LIST?
Nope. We take a photojournalistic approach when photographing your day. Capturing it in its purity and letting all the good stuff happen naturally. But don’t worry, we’ll still get those cherished family pics for the mantlepiece.
~ DO YOU OFFER MORE THAN ONE PHOTOGRAPHER?
Yes, and we highly recommend hiring a second photographer for your big day. Not only do they help ensure every special moment won’t be missed, they also offer a different angle that a single photographer is often unable to get. Some of our favourite images have been off-guard moments caught by our second photographer.
~ DO YOU DO PRE-WEDDING SHOOTS?
Yes! We offer pre-wedding shoots at a favourite location of your choosing - or we can help you pick one. This is a great way to get to know you before the day. Ask us about prices.
~ WHAT IF IT RAINS?
We’ll arrange a wet weather plan prior to your day, just in case. But don't stress if Mother Nature has other ideas - rainy wedding day images are some of the best!
~ WHEN SHOULD WE MAKE TIME FOR COUPLE PHOTOS ON OUR DAY?
Try to avoid the middle of the day (11am-3pm in daylight savings). This causes unflattering shadows and highlights on faces. We’ll look for full cover shade for these times. We love sunset! The 15 minutes before and after the sun sets is when the light is most beautiful. We’ll inevitably get a little excited at this time and probably pull you out of the reception even if we’ve already done your couple photos. But don’t worry - we only need 10 minutes and you’ll definitely thank us afterwards.
~ DO YOU SCOUT FOR LOCATIONS BEFORE THE WEDDINGS?
It depends. Most of the wedding venues and their surrounds are pretty amazing. We always arrive early on the day to scope it out and get an idea of what’s best. We like to keep things relaxed and not have you away from your friends and family for too long, but we’re always down for an adventure. We’ll happily whisk you away to jump fences at a nearby farm or go skinny dipping in a watering hole if that’s your thing.
~ DO YOU SHOOT SAME SEX MARRIAGES?
~ WE LOVE BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS. DO YOU SUPPLY THEM?
We do too! The editing process is just as important as the shooting. We take our time working through each individual image and deciding whether it looks better in colour or black & white. Your final gallery will have a selection of both and generally ends up about 60/40 colour to black & white.
~ WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE OUR PHOTOS?
We’ll send you a handful of our favourite images within 24 hours of your wedding - perfect for an Insta post (or three). You’ll receive our curated slideshow around a month from your day. This is our favourite part of the process and always sheds a (happy) tear. The final collection of images will be delivered approximately 4-6 weeks after your big day. Each image is carefully edited by hand and not something to be rushed ♡
~ WHAT WILL WE RECEIVE?
You’ll receive 600-900 images depending on the length of coverage. We deliver high resolution images edited by hand in a beautifully curated online gallery that you can share with your friends and family.
~ CAN WE SEE FULL WEDDINGS YOU’VE PHOTOGRAPHED?
Yes, of course. Email us and we can send you some galleries our clients have received.
~ DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
Absolutely! We’re all about adventures. Tell us which destination you have in mind and we’ll get the plans rolling.
~ HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TRAVEL TO OUR WEDDING?
There’s no travel charge for weddings located within 1.5 hours of Sydney. We’ll provide a travel quote for outside this area when you first enquire, and always try to keep costs down to a minimum.
THE LEAGAL STUFF
~ DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
~ DO YOU MAKE WEDDING ALBUMS?
Yes, it’s one of our favourite personal touches. We custom design fine art albums. There’s something special about holding a photograph in your hands. It connects you physically to a time, a place, and a feeling — an experience that an image on a screen simply can’t replicate. Digital files are beautiful and certainly have their place, but a print or custom album is something you’ll pass down for generations, providing a connection to your wedding day you and your family will cherish for years to come. We offer a $200 discount if you order your album when you book your wedding photography.
~ DO YOU SHOOT VIDEO?
We don’t shoot film, but we’ve got a talented bunch of videographers on our team who do. They’ve got the same simple, effortless style, and we work together to seamlessly bring your big day to life from all angles. Ask us if you’d like an additional quote for their services.