Planning to elope or hold a small wedding?

 

First of all, congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

Just because your wedding day will be small it doesn’t mean that you should skip on having a beautiful record of the day.

I’ve had the pleasure of documenting beautiful elopements and intimate weddings and I absolutely adore them.

What gets me excited about small weddings and elopements is how unique and different they all are. Couples have so much more freedom to do exactly what they want, free from constraints of planning a big day and free from worrying about a million details – making for a super relaxed day.

My own wedding was also very small – just eleven of our nearest and dearest were present. We said I Do in a beautiful park in Sydney, spent some time taking photos and then headed off to an intimate dinner with our loved ones. I wouldn’t do it any other way.

When you book me to document your day you are truly getting a bespoke and personalised experience. I approach each and every elopement and intimate wedding with no preconceived ideas of how things should be.

My approach is relaxed and unobtrusive as I believe that the real and unposed moments make the best memories.

I want my images of your day to serve as a beautiful and authentic record of one of the most important days of your life and to take you back in time whenever you feel like reminiscing.

 


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FAQs

 

We’re not sure which package to choose, can you help?

Sure!

Here’s a general guide:

4 Hours Coverage – I can usually shoot the bride (and possibly groom) getting ready, ceremony, family photos and your couple portraits. Depending on where you’re getting married, it is possible to also include an additional location for your couple portraits.

This package is ideal for small weddings where you do have guests attending (up to 50 guests).

 

3 Hours Coverage – This is just a slightly shorter version of the 4 hour package and you decide whether you wish to have me document your getting ready or perhaps you’d like me to spend more time after the ceremony capturing guest photos and your couple portraits.

 

2 Hours Coverage – I can cover your ceremony, family photos and your couple portraits.

This package is ideally suited to elopements and weddings with less than 15 guests.

Are these packages available on Fridays and Saturdays?

Yes, if your date falls within the next 2 months.

Bookings for Sundays will be considered on an individual basis. Please get in touch to check my availability.

 

When is the best time to hold our ceremony? 

To make the most of beautiful afternoon light, civil ceremonies should start no earlier than 3 to 4 hours before sunset. Anything earlier and you might be dealing with harsh light and strong shadows.

The same applies to religious ceremonies, just add on a bit of extra time to allow for a longer service.

 

How many images do we receive? And do you select the images we receive?

You can expect to receive approximately 70-100 images per hour of shooting. So for a 2 hour wedding day I generally deliver 150-200 images. All images are carefully selected and each image is individually edited by me to tell your story in the best and most authentic way possible.

When do we receive our images?

Within a week of your wedding day I will email through a sneak peek from the day for you to share with your loved ones.

Your full gallery will be ready within 6 to 8 weeks of your wedding day (the longer timeframe applies to weddings taking place in peak season – September to April).

How do we receive our images?

You will receive all your photos (edited by me and in high resolution) via a beautiful secure password protected online gallery. You are able to download your photos directly from the gallery (in high and web resolution). And you can also share the gallery with your loved ones and on social media.

The online gallery is available to you for 12 months. Extended hosting is available as well at a small additional cost.

Do you offer albums?

Yes and I love them. A Fine Art Album containing all of your favourite images from your wedding day is honestly the best way to preserve your memories and to show them off to your loved ones. Your album will last a lifetime and become a favourite family heirloom. My albums are printed on beautiful archival paper and hand-crafted to the highest standards. More information about albums is available here.

 

We don’t like posing, is that ok?

Absolutely! And I’m also glad that you don’t.

This is something that pretty much all of my couples say and in fact, I am also not the biggest fan of overly posed and staged photos.

I photograph weddings in a very natural and relaxed style and will never pose you awkwardly or create fake moments.

I like to let your wedding day unfold naturally and to capture all those beautiful authentic and unscripted moments.

I will provide you with some gentle direction if needed – e.g. during the location portraits and family photos – but even this part of the day will be easy and relaxed. And as for the rest of the day when you’re busy celebrating with your loved ones, you won’t even know I’m there.

Can you help us with our run sheet?

For sure. I’ve been shooting weddings for a couple of years now and I’d be happy to pass on all my tips to make your day run smoothly and for you to get the best out of your images.

You can also check out my Wedding Planning Guide here – you will find some handy tips in here as to how long the different parts of the day take to photograph.

A month or so before your wedding day I will send you a questionnaire to gather all the important parts about the day (timings, addresses etc). I will then draft a run sheet for you to look over.

What’s your vibe at a wedding?

I’m quite relaxed and approachable and I love to have a chat. Basically, my goal is to fit in with everyone and to enjoy the day as much as you.

I like to work with couples with whom I can be friends. In fact, I still keep in touch with many of my past brides and grooms.

As for the way I work on the day, I’m unobtrusive and I move around as quietly as possible. I also don’t interfere with the flow of the day and I don’t create fake moments. Having said that, I will keep an eye on the time and make sure we’re on track and will gently direct you if and when needed.

We love your work and think you’d be a great fit for us! How do we book you?

Aw, thank you! Firstly, get in touch to check my availability. If I’m available we can chat a bit more about your plans (via email, phone call or Skype).

To make things official and reserve your wedding date with me I require you to sign my contract and pay a non-refundable part payment of $1,500.

And if you are not too sure how many hours coverage you need (which is often the case as weddings are planned a year or so ahead!) I am happy for you to lock in your date and finalise the hours of coverage later down the track.

*  If there is anything else you’d like to ask or know please get in touch.

 


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