What is your style?
I’m not sure that I have ‘one’ certain style. I aim to be flexible and meet each and every one of my client’s expectations. Over the years I have mastered the many fields of photography and as part of my service I apply what is required to meet your needs.
I will take a photojournalistic approach when it counts, use our organisational skills when needed and most importantly keep it fun and deliver great images. I like to keep things, clean, contemporary and timeless.
Will you retouch the files?
All images are carefully edited and retouched one by one. Further retouching when needed can vary from image to image and may be as simple removing a blemish a blemish right through to building a dramatic sky using only information in the file. So nothing is fake, just carefully enhanced.
With all wedding packages, I include a full set of retouched colour corrected files, and another full set of creative retouched files so you have freedom and flexibility. You will not be stuck with outdated images in years to come (and will not financially tied to the studio if you need changes made in the future) Clean, true images are always at hand. Simple!
When do we get to see our images?
You will be sent a ‘Sneak Peek’ within 24 hours of your wedding day. Just a handful of files to share with family and friends that were, perhaps unable to make it.
The rest of your beautifully edited and retouched digital files will be delivered within 10-14 working days depending on the Wedding Package you have selected.
Commercial clients can expect the turnaround of images to fit in with their specified deadline.
When should we book?
It’s obviously best to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You can start this process through the contact page. Once your booking is paid, you can sit back and rest assured you have me firmly locked in for the day.
How much is your booking fee and is it refundable? Commercial and Wedding Clients
For my Commercial Clients, the scheduled shoot is 100% refundable if cancelled with 1 week or greater notification. If the agreed hours or coverage (continued confirmation of booking after quotation) are reduced or cancelled with less than 1 week notification of booking 50% of the quotation will be charged for. Postponements are to be discussed with The Photographer. For Wedding Photography, the booking fee is $400.00 with the remainder of the package price to be paid on the day. The booking fee is 50% refundable 6 months plus from the wedding date. The booking fee is not refundable if cancelled within 6 months of the proposed shoot. Postponements are to be discussed with The Photographer. (And fear not, I know sometime life gets in the way, and I am extremely compassionate when needs need to be met) For all second shooters and Videographers booked 50% will be charged regardless of cancellation time
Will we meet in person before the wedding?
Ideally yes, if possible and often as you feel necessary. I encourage all couples to engage me with as much information as possible to guarantee we comfortable with each other and are on the same page in regards to expectations.
If you are getting married in Taupo and are based elsewhere or abroad we can quite often fit in a catch up the week of the wedding in addition to Skype meetings.
If you are getting married in The Coromandel, Gisborne, Wiararapa or further afield, and are unable to meet in person, Skype is our friend. It’s easy and it’s FUN!
Do you travel?
I sure do! Travel up to 100km is included in all three standard wedding packages. Additional travel costs are kept to an absolute minimum so certainly get in touch to find out more.