Here are some frequently asked questions we receive...if you have a question that's not here, please don't hesitate to ask.
The only silly question is the one not asked
Q : How should you we choose which package is best for our wedding ?
A : I would normally suggest the larger packages for larger weddings and smaller for the more intermit type weddings with fewer guests. I'm always willing to work with clients to find the optimum package that suits.
Q : If we pick a package and then want to add extras, can we do this ?
A : You most certainly can. No "pre-bundled" packages are set so if you choose a smaller package and want to add, say a DVD SlideShow or Premium PhotoBook, just let us know and we can sort it out
Q : Do we have to pick one of your set packages or can we mix and match ?
A : Whilst we have set packages made to suit all budgets, we can modify any one of these or start from scratch and tailor something totally for you
Q : How long after the wedding before we get our photographs back ?
A : Traditional album and/or prints generally are ready for delivery within 2 to 3 weeks. The Premium PhotoBooks may take a week or two longer depending on the work load of our publisher. It should be no longer than 6 weeks maximum in normal circumstances. Weddings close to Christmas can be a little slower so please bear this in mind
Q : Do we receive a disc containing the photographs from the day included in the price ?
A : Generally not as my standard practice. There's a number of reasons for this, one of which is not so I can charge for reprints but more so that I have better control of the reprint quality you receive. Ultimately my name is on your photographs and I want to ensure you're able to show them off with pride. I do offer a high resolution CD or DVD of images at a set price or alternatively at a discounted rate 12 months after the wedding. These "digital negatives" are offered at very reasonable rates so please inquire where interested
Q : Can we have black & white as well as colour prints in our album ?
A : Yes. You can choose which images you would like in colour, black & white, cross processed and even sepia or toned. With my keen eye for a great black & white image, I'm more than happy to assist with the best selection to suit you preference
Q : Can we pick and choose which photographs' make it in the album ?
A : Yes. The choice is yours because ultimately they are your wedding photographs and you're the one looking at them for the rest of your lives so we want you to be very happy with the finished result so of course you can choose what goes in the album.
Q : What if we want printed photos and also a PhotoBooks ?
A : That's fine - sometimes clients want certain photographs not to be printed in their PhotoBook and would prefer traditional prints that they can give to relatives and loved ones. We can easily accomodate this too.
Q : Can you do Photoshop work if needed on certain photographs ?
A : Every image I take is inspected and if need be corrected in Photoshop to ensure you receive images that you'll be 110% satisfied with. Somebody make have an eye shut, a fly on their forehead, a scratch or mark on their hand. These can all be removed prior to printing.
This is the reason why I spend so many hours after a wedding going through all the captured images. This ensures that every image meets my stringent quality standard guaranting you the highest quality images available.
Q : When getting portraits taken, what's the best clothing to wear ?
A : Generally plain shirts without big logos etc, preferably lighter in colour like white with contrasting dark pants like jeans etc. This combination works well for timeless black & white images
Q : What's the best time for getting photographs taken ?
A : The first few hours of the morning up until 10'ish and then the last few hours from around 3 onwards. It's when the lighting is best for portrait type images
Q : When taking photographs of our children, can we bring along one of their favourite toys ?
A : Certainly - in fact I would encourage this as it helps a lot of the time to make the child feel more comfortable
Q : What's the best location for taking portraits ?
A : Beach scenes work well, local parks, botanical gardens etc. Anywhere that you have a sentimental tie to. We can even shoot in the privacy in your own home if you choose. I have purposely stayed away from the typical and very cliche "shopping centre" style portraits. The one with a child in a bucket with a sunflower strapped to their head. Outdoor locations work so much better and you end up with much more natural beautiful portraits