Huge deal ey? Lots'a questions ey? Hopefully most of them are answered here, but fling us an email if you’ve still got burning Qs.
Only 400+ photos, ya kiddin?
You’ll want a lot less flicks than you reckon, I can guarantee it. Quality over quantity, all day err'day. Flicks that you’ll piss yourself laughing at in 20 years, not 40 shots of the same dried up bouquet. I’d never put restrictions on the final outcome by keeping out a crowd favourite, but I'm gonna steer clear of giving you the 'meh' shots. Who's counting? If there is more, there is more. I got ya back hun.
How many hours do we need to book?
What’s with all these other snappers whippin’ up smooth deals for second shooters and extra hours? No one actually needs that crap.
Still telling it how it is, six hours is too short for me. Eight hours cuts the mustard and is adequate for me to photograph and film your narrative from beginning to end. I get it, timelines are scary as fuuuuhk, but this ain't my first rodeo. There are questionnaires involved during the lead up to keep everything breezy.
Ten hours, well.. if you’ve got a whoppin’ amount of guests then hey, maybe think about the ten hours.
Do you really have to be there during the ‘getting ready’ stages?
Definitely not the kinda fella that wants to photograph you with half your makeup on. When we catch up, I’ll convey the value of my time working from beginning to end. To be straight up, I visualise the weddings I take on and the tangible albums I produce as a narrative, and this format wouldn’t work if I was to just rock up right before the ceremony. Trust me kiddo.
So that sneaky pricks don't steal our date, what's the deposit?
Whether its photo or video - I'll seal the deal with a thousand smackeroos. The deposit is deducted from ya final balance, obvs.
Can we have the raw photos / footage?
We've all got our own stylistic preference, but chances are I resonated with you for a reason darl. In saying this, I don't provide anything unedited upon request and if my photos are edited any further.. there will be tears.
Who edits your photos and films?
Me, always me. Everything you end up seeing has been extensively yet consistently edited by me.
This question shouldn’t exist, but unforch, it’s an emerging trend for snappers to outsource their editing to reduce their workload.
You two may be eyeing off a few other creatives, and that’s completely fair. Just know that I believe part of a photographers job is to curate a fitting mood and not pay someone in whoop whoop to do so. The job ain’t complete as soon as the cameras are put down.
How long roughly will our film be?
The duration of your film is dependant on the amount of coverage you’re after, the track chosen to accompany it and even how well your D floor goes awfff. Look, I normally always hit the 5 minute mark. The tracks I choose are absolute bangers, with a good amount of length to ‘em.
We're camera shy!
Every enquiry ever starts with this. Don't you wonder why I'm behind the lens? No wuckas team, we're in this together. Half the time you won't even know I'm around. I like to allow a good 45 with both parties getting jazzed up, and an hour between the ceremony and reception for when we duck off. Don't worry, I'm not gonna drive ya to the other end of town. This totally comes down to your natural chemistry, let’s not replicate your parents wedding photos now.
I'm stoked to be able to help celebrate you as a couple but I also get that a wedding day isn’t just about two pals. You best believe I'mma include the drunk, sober humans (and non-humans) you’ve invited who hold you up - your fam bam and friends - as much as poss.
Do you charge within a 3 hours drive from Collingwood?
Nah mate, just throw us some dinner would ya? Further than this, we’ll totally work it out. It’s honestly the least of my worries. Cruise control has me back.
Can we get a sneak peak the following day?
Oath! I’m just as eager as you are to see results! Keep an eye on your phone the next morning (if you didn't lose it). It’ll help the hangover.
Anything else we should be aware of?
I'll keep it simple. I'll shoot rain or shine. You'll receive ya photos in both web resolution and full resolution. No I won't send you the raw photos / footage. A good feed during the reception is appreciated. Depending on how drunk your folks get, I might just take off my watch.
Family photos are dope, and quicker than you think. If your shindig is around daylight savings, then start everything later on. Mid-day ceremonies are shockers. The more you plan ahead, the less you’ll be stressin’. Don’t get caught up in the shit you don’t need, it legit always comes down to the love in the room.