Wedding Photography FAQ's
We've read your 5 star reviews, seen all your beautiful images and we're wanting to book! What happens next?
Hooray, great decision! Here's how it works. Once you' ve contacted me, I'll check that I'm available for your wedding date. If I have your wedding date available, I will email through a quote for the type of coverage you require, along with a link to our client agreement and questionnaire. The more details you give me about your day in the questionnaire, the better I can visualise your day and check that we'll be a good fit for you. I like to schedule an informal meeting with you both so that we can discuss your big day face to face and I can answer any questions you might have about the service O offer. Once you have both decided that you'd love to hire me as your wedding photographer (of course you do), you just hit approve on the wedding quote, which will automatically generate an invoice for you to pay your wedding retainer. Wedding dates are not held without a paid booking retainer.
How should we best plan our day to make the most of our photo opportunity?
Each and every wedding I photograph is different, and it's vital to consider what is important to you, since this is YOUR big day! I tend to offer my couples a general guideline for the day to help their day run smoothly and that they get the most out of their time with me. One thing to consider is the time of sunset on your wedding day, as this changes depending on the season. If you love that delicious golden glow that you see in many of my images, then the hour or two before sunset is important. An example timeline for your wedding day could look something like this;
4:00pm Ceremony finishes, mingle with your guests as they congratulate you both
4:30pm Group photo and shots with family members
5:00pm Bridal party and Couples shots on location or somewhere nearby
6:30pm Time to join the reception and party on into the night!
If you are located in Sydney, will our wedding venue incur a travel fee if it isn't located in Sydney?
Many of our weddings are not located in Sydney. With a few travel options available, we can cater to most of the popular wedding locations without having to charge travel fees. If your wedding venue appears within the 2 large circled areas, then you don't need to worry about travel or accommodation fees. Even better, if your venue is within the tiny inner circle, we offer a small discount for your wedding with one of our amazing local Macarthur region venues!
If you are having an Interstate or Destination Wedding in some far off exotic location, we have very economical travel fees to bring you that one step closer to choosing us!
How long does it take before we can see our images?
Roughly one week after your wedding day, I will begin releasing sneak peaks of your images on social media. You will receive a link to an online gallery roughly 4 weeks after your wedding where you will have access to all of the images from your day and will be able to select your favourites for the printed display box which is part of your wedding package. You can also download the low-res image files and share them with family and friends online. Your USB of images and print box will then take roughly 1-2 weeks to produce from the time that you sign off on your image selection.
Do you provide us with the RAW image files?
No, you receive only full resolution edited Jpeg files. RAW files are only readable through special photo editing software and are not part of the full service photography experience I pride myself on.
How many images do you take?
With each and every wedding being unique and different, I don't put a limit on the number of images I provide. My aim on your day is to take as many images as possible which will best tell your unique love story. Our approximation is 30-50 images per hour of coverage, depending on the dynamics and events on the day.
How many weddings do you shoot in a year?
To ensure each and every one of my wedding couples receives the highest level of service from me, I cap the number of weddings I photograph at 15 per year. This also means my availability is extremely limited and it's a good idea to book sooner rather than later to ensure you get Laura as your photographer for your wedding.
Is our engagement session essential?
It is not essential, but I put a lot of emphasis on the importance of having an engagement session. It gives us the chance to get to know each other, it helps you to get comfortable being in front of the camera, and it provides you both with beautiful images which can be used for invites, guests books or at the wedding.
Do you provide another photographer?
Yes! While a small handful of shorter weddings I cover only require one photographer, I find having that second photographer for longer weddings is extremely beneficial, and provides you with more angles capturing more moments. My second shooter is equally skilled, with a similar shooting style and focus on capturing your natural connections.
Do you pose us or make us do silly things that look cheesy?
No, absolutely not! For 90% of the day, I will simply document the day as it unfolds and capture the moments that are meaningful to you, and even the moments you didn't even realise I was photographing. The other 10% of the time, I will simply guide you and give you some helpful direction to connect you naturally, such as "oh the light is amazing over here" or "go on, squeeze her as tight as you can".
We've found photographer's who have cheaper pricing. Why would this be?
It's vital to select vendors based on more than just price alone. You should feel drawn to their work and the style they offer, you should be able to meet them in person and feel confidant that they will provide you with the best customer service before, during and after your wedding. If there is a dramatic price difference, then chances are they have cut some corners. I am fully insured, I shoot with high quality equipment, all of your images are backed up in multiple locations to minimise data loss, I have a high level of experience and I plan on being in this businessfor the long haul. My wedding packages have been priced in a way that reflects my experience, level of service, time invested, image quality and me devoting myself to your big day!