Will we receive our raw files?
You will get a selection of both colour and black and white photos. Some photos are just much better suited to black and white and some are better in colour. Generally you will get about 20% of your images in black and white, but if you have a preference either way, please let me know.
Sorry no. Editing is where it all comes together. Just getting the raw images is like ordering a cake and just getting a bag of ingredients!
Do we get copies of all our photos in Black and White as well as colour?
Absolutely you can! You obtain rights to use your photos for any personal use. You can print them, make your own albums and of course share with all your friends and family. I just ask you do not apply any additional filters, and of course any credit when sharing on social media is greatly appreciated.
Are we able to print our photos and share them on social media?
Yes, yes, yes!! Part of having the perfect day is being surrounded by amazing people and your vendors should be there for you to make your day flawless and relaxed. I understand weddings can be stressful to plan - but they don't need to be! I am here to help, I am more than happy to include any or all vendors in a custom package for you. Or if you prefer to book it all yourself, I can give you all the suggestions you need.
Can you help with other vendors?
At the moment I do not. I work with some pretty wicked videographers both in New Zealand and worldwide. I am more than happy to connect you with some videographers perfect, or I can even do the work for you and arrange one as part of your package.
Do you offer video?
Of course! I am more than happy to arrange a second shooter for either part or all of your day. We can discuss whether a second shooter would benefit you. I do shoot over 80% of my weddings solo and am completely comfortable doing so.
Can we have a second shooter?
YES! There is nothing better than being able to hold your images in your hands and to be able to display them beautifully. I have carefully chosen the labs I use to ensure you have the best quality and colour that will last a lifetime. You can order prints and albums at any time. All albums are designed and laid out by me using your favourite images and include up to two revisions in the price.
Do you offer albums and prints?
I take a lot of pride in ensuring your photos have the right feel for your day and every single one of your photos is individually edited by me. As I do not limit how many photos you receive and ensure a high quality, this does take time. For weddings you will receive your photos within 8 weeks of your day and couple sessions are delivered within 4 weeks. Don't worry you will also receive a sneak peek within 48 hours so you have something right away.
When will we receive our photos?
No matter the weather, I am happy to go out and embrace the elements with you. Rain, wind, snow, moody skies - some of these can make for some of the best images. I understand not everyone wants to go out in all conditions. I will start watching the weather about a week before our time together and if necessary, we can always reschedule according to everyone's availability.
What if the weather is bad?
Head over to my contact page and send me a message. Make sure to let me know about all the things that excite you. I will then be in touch to confirm availability and chat about everything you have planned. This can be in person, via skype, over a phone call or even email; whatever works best for you. It's super important to me that we are a good fit as not only do I get heavily invested in your day, but I also want you to be comfortable and natural with me. Once you are confident I am the right photographer for you, you will just need to sign the contract and pay the booking fee to secure your date.
How do we book you?
Hell yeah, I do! Seriously, I love to travel, and you can guarantee I am almost always planning a trip, so you never know where I might show up. For wedding photography within the Queenstown region including Glenorchy, Wanaka, Cromwell and Central Otago, there are no additional travel fees. If you would like to bring me along to capture your memories in any corner of the globe then I would love to talk! I keep my travel rates as low as possible and carbon offset all air travel.
Do you travel?
I'm all about capturing the story of you and your day in an honest and creative way. I will be there to document your day honestly, as it happens. When it comes to your portraits, I will give you directions that will create natural moments that not only give you beautiful images, but great memories as well. It's not about posing, it's about real emotion, real laughter and enjoying the moment. Don't worry, we can still do all the formal family photos as well, but we won't spend a ton of time on this and we will definitely have some fun along the way.
What's your style?
I know finding the perfect photographer to capture your memories is no easy task. So to make it a little bit easier here are some of the more common questions I get asked.