Huge deal ey? Lots'a questions ey? Hopefully most of them are answered here, but fling us an email if you’ve still got saucy 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.
Take a squizz here as well, that page really highlights some stellar 'getting ready' snaps. Speaking of, with me, it's less about hopping into your geddups, and more about having everyone under the one roof prior to the cezza garn down.
To be straight up, I visualise the weddings I take on as a narrative, and this format wouldn’t work if I was to just rock up right before the ceremony. Trust me kiddo.
So some sneaky prick doesn't steal our date, what's the deposit?
Whether its photo or video - I'll seal the deal with two 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.
How long roughly will our film be, and can we pick the song?
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. I don't come home with all the figures, and instead put moolah back into your film by legally licensing music from actual producers that go awffff. None of that soppy shit you hear everywhere else.
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?
Overseas n' outta Victoria, no shit darl. Otherwise, anywhere in Vic, 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?
Maybe baybay! I’m just as eager as you are to see results, but if you're jammin' me in the peak of the season, gimme a week tops to get some gold back to ya. There shouldn't be an urgency with art, and the culling / editing process is a lot more considered with a Picasso like mwah. Dis shit takes thyme.
So yeah, during busier seasons where me hard drives are packed to the rafters, the sneak peaks might arrive a few days after, but trust, I haven't forgotten bout' y'all. Just promise me ya won't resort to posting one of your mates shitty iPhone snaps, #sorrynotsorry.
Anything else we should be aware of?
I'll keep it simple. I'll shoot rain or shine. You'll receive ya flicks 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 me 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 landfill you don’t need, it legit always comes down to the love in the room.
Do you prefer the flicks or the vids?
This is THE most difficult question which I simply can't answer. I froth both.