How would you describe your style?
I strive to create feel good timeless photographs. By combining a photojournalism style with simple directions during portraits, I capture a relaxed intimacy. Each wedding is a unique story full of surprises and little moments. I understand that your wedding day is a momentous experience and not just a photo shoot. That's why I'm careful to strike a balance between quality time with your guests and getting the best photographs possible. My experience can be valuable when planning your wedding and I'm happy to offer advice to help your day run smoothly.
Where are you based?
I live in Camden, NSW, Australia. This allows me to travel between Sydney city, Bowral, Southern Highlands and Wollongong quite easily.
Do you photograph destination weddings?
Yes. I enjoy traveling interstate and overseas. My passport is current and I’m keen to photograph your wedding day wherever that may be!
Do you photograph other things besides weddings?
I have been a professional photographer since 2012. During that time I have done a bit of everything but have since made the decision to concentrate on photographing people. That's what is most rewarding to me.
Can we meet before booking you?
Yes, in fact I encourage it! It gives me a chance to hear your story and you can see my photography in print. We can meet at The Collaborative Camden where I have an office alongside other wedding vendors. Meetings are by appointment only. Please contact me to arrange a meeting. Alternatively, we can talk on the phone, Skype or FaceTime.
We feel awkward in front of the camera, can you help?
Yes. To be honest, I haven’t met someone yet who says they love having their photo taken! It’s always the best compliment when someone says they love a photo of themselves. I adapt my approach with people based on the scene and their body language. I use a combination of ideas to take attention away from the camera. It’s not uncommon for me to give a little direction to create a bit of magic that looks candid.
Do you bring back up gear with you? Are you insured?
I bring two professional cameras (Canon 5D Mark III) and multiple lenses. I also have $20 million coverage in public liability insurance.
Do you back up our photographs?
Absolutely. I take the responsibility of capturing your wedding day seriously. I make multiple copies of your photographs the day after your wedding. Once delivered, I recommend making a second and third copy to leave at your parents home.
Do you edit all the photographs?
Yes, every photograph you receive I have personally edited in the style that complements the work in my portfolio. I have a clean, timeless editing style to ensure your photographs will look beautiful for generations. Due to my belief of remaining true to the day, “Photoshopping” to modify body parts or elements in a photograph are not typically part of my editing workflow.
Do we receive high resolution photographs?
Yes. You will receive all the best photographs edited in high resolution. Depending on the wedding collection chosen, it can include a private online gallery and high resolution photographs on a wooden USB.
How many photographs should we expect?
From a typical wedding day, you can expect between 50-75 high resolution photographs per hour of coverage. That’s around 500 photos for a 7 hour wedding. With a second photographer, you can expect an additional 25 photos per hour on average.
Can you bring a second photographer?
I usually work alone, but a second photographer is available by request for weddings that require photographs in different places at the same time, larger receptions or if you just want more photographs! A second photographer provides groom preparation, alternative angles during the ceremony and reception.
What is the ideal time for portraits?
Generally around 1 - 1.5 hours not including travel time. I recommend staying within half an hour travel time of your guests instead of traveling far and wide. After all – it’s all about the love, not the location. One thing you can’t control on your wedding day is the weather. You can do a few things to try and get the best out of the light on the day. Try to avoid the middle of the day when the sun is directly overhead as it can cause harsh shadows. The last hour of light before sunset is always beautiful and dreamy. An overcast and cloudy forecast is great for soft light or creating some dramatic clouds on location. If it’s very sunny, we’ll try to find an area of full shade so you stay comfortable as well as look your best!
Do you work off a shot list?
I will work from a list for your family formal group photographs. However, with my experience I have built a mental checklist of shots that I feel are important throughout the day. One highlight from each wedding is how different they unfold and the way weather effects it too. For these reasons, I do not shoot from an overall, general shot list.
When will we receive our photographs?
Typically you will receive the digital photographs 4-6 weeks after your wedding day. From there we can finalise the layout of your album and/or prints (if applicable). Once you have made your album selections, I place the order and deliver the prints/album in a beautiful wooden presentation box.
DO YOU OFFER prints and WEDDING ALBUMS?
Definitely. I use an Australian based, professional printing company for my fine art prints. I can deliver a fine art, layflat album that fits perfectly inside a wooden presentation box with your favourite photograph etched onto the lid.
What are your prices?
My wedding photography coverage starts from $2,495. When you complete my contact form we can arrange to meet to discuss my approach, services and pricing. Alternatively, I have a brochure I can provide you with in the event that you are not available in person.
Is there a travel fee?
I charge a modest fee of $250 for any weddings more than 50km from the Sydney CBD or Camden. This simply covers the cost of a hotel room, petrol and tolls when it becomes a little dangerous driving long distances after shooting all day. I will discuss this with you if I feel it is necessary for your chosen location.
Do you require a meal on the day?
Yes please. Being on my toes capturing moments throughout the day is hard work. I do my best to work with the venue to ensure I eat the same time as the bridal party. This minimises any crucial moments happening during my down time. I don’t have any special dietary requirements.
How do we book you for our wedding day?
Simply complete my contact form with fingers crossed that I still have your wedding date available. I book on a first come, first served basis. To confirm your booking, a deposit is required along with a signed agreement. The balance is due one month before your wedding day.
Do you PROVIDE VIDEO?
No. Photography requires my complete attention during a wedding. I can recommend talented people who specialise in videography.
How do you feel about same sex marriage?
I believe any two people in love should have the right to be married. Love is love.