FAQ

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?

My wedding photography is largely photojournilistic with a big splash of creativity. While the natural magic of your day unfolds I capture the real emotions and real moments. I do that by unobtrusively capturing candid moments as they happen, without directing or intervening. This inconspicuous approach helps me to reveal the true essence and character of yourselves, your guests and your experience. When the time is right to create real cool photos of just the two of you, I will take a much more active role in guiding you to create magical images. All the while I will be chasing the beautiful light, real-time moments and the explosion of emotion that happens on a wedding day and mixing these to create epic storytelling.

WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES/PACKAGES?

Our entry package includes all day coverage and digital files. After this we customized to your needs, so you get exactly what you want. You can add canvases/prints/albums etc either at the time of booking or purchase them any time after the wedding. We’ll give you a few options to best suit your needs & style. Fill out our contact form with your wedding info/location and we’ll send you a full price list. We exclusively offer internationally renowned Queensberry wedding albums which are stunning and absolutely to die for!

WHAT DOES YOUR COVERAGE INCLUDE?

I photograph everything...pre-getting ready shots (eg chilling by the pool, playing a round of golf, sipping champagne), bridal details (eg dress, flowers, jewelry, shoes, perfume etc) bride getting ready, groom's details (eg suits, shoes, button holes, ties, cuff links etc), groom getting ready, ceremony, portraits, reception, dance, party… the entire experience. I provide complete, fully comprehensive coverage, no limit on images taken, and no limit on locations… nothing to distract you from your perfect day, or me from my ultimate goal of capturing your journey of love through enchanting storytelling.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?

My goal is to tell your story… fully, completely and beautifully. In doing so, I emphasize quality over quantity, employing a “less is more” philosophy. I would prefer to give you a couple hundred "WOW that's amazing and so beautiful" images, than a couple thousand “so-so-mediocre” ones. Our couples usually receive 600 to 1000 images, depending on the nature of their wedding celebration.

WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?

I aim to floor you with a “sneak peek” shortly after your wedding. But the best things in life come to those who wait. My creative commitment to you extends well beyond your wedding day. Peak wedding season is crazy busy so it generally takes me approximately 8 weeks to artistically master your images and deliver the USB to you.

WHAT TYPE OF POST PRODUCTION DO YOU DO ON THE IMAGES?

I go through all of your images individually. I may enhance the colours or change images to black and white. I may also retouch skin and/or apply effects to enhance some key images. Our albums have a higher level of retouching.

WHAT WEDDING ALBUMS DO YOU OFFER?

We exclusively offer internationally renowned Queensberry wedding albums to create enduring masterpieces. Yes, that's right, New Zealand is fortunate enough to have one of the best album companies in the world and we love supporting great local talent.

WHO CHOOSES THE ALBUM DESIGN & IMAGES?

Once you have received your images, I will ask for your must have images and design a stunning album for you. You need to trust in my creative ability and experience to tell your story. You can then fine tune this before the post production is commenced. You get to check this again to ensure it's perfect for you and choose a beautiful cover, prior to production of the album. You are spoilt for choice as there's a wide range of album styles and cover materials to select from.

CAN YOU ARRANGE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER FOR MY WEDDING?

Yes, definably. Just let me know what level of coverage you would like for them (eg full coverage, just the ceremony etc.)

MY WEDDING IS TAKING PLACE OUTSIDE OF TAURANGA- DO YOU TRAVEL?

I love traveling and photographing in different locations, so no matter where you are in New Zealand or overseas, I am available to photograph your wedding. There are no travel charges within a 100kms of Tauranga. Travel and accommodation are always charged at cost. Please contact me for a specific quote for your day.

DO YOU MIND IF GUESTS BRING THEIR CAMERAS TO THE WEDDING?

This is up to you. In today’s society, cellphones and cameras seem to be a part of every special occasion. If your guests want to capture the moment for themselves I’ll work around them as best I can.

I really do love Unplugged Weddings though. Where guests put down their cameras and cellphones. Here’s why.

The guests you invited to your ceremony can really live in the moment. When you walk down the aisle you won’t be bombarded with cameras, iPhones and iPads – but with guests actually sharing the moment with you.

The coverage you get from me isn’t compromised. I'm not having to dodge cellphones and iPads to find a clean angle and my reaction shots of your guests look so much better when they’re focused in the moment. Not busy trying to get a good shot.

Just remember you’re getting amazing shots and coverage from me. Let your guests really be present in the moment with you!

CAN YOU HELP US WITH OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULE?

Yes, definitely. We are experts at assisting with wedding schedules and can provide a number of draft schedules if you would like.

HOW LONG DO WE NEED FOR A PHOTOSHOOT?

I suggest allowing 1.5 – 2 hours time for the bridal party and bride and groom creative shoot. This allows me to ensure there’s plenty of variation for you, and the best images possible.

DO WE NEED TO GIVE YOU A FAMILY LIST?

A list of family photos is important so that we can efficiently complete these for you. We recommend doing these directly after the group photo before people wander away and to have someone to round up the family members. You need to allow about 5 minutes per family grouping and we recommend you spend up to 30 minutes on these. We suggest any additional photos can then be taken during the reception. This helps to ensure that there is still adequate time for the all important bridal party and epic bride and groom photos.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

We can’t control the weather but we can still make beautiful photographs in the rain. Part of the fun is making the best out of any situation.

DO YOU DO ENGAGEMENT, PRE-WEDDING AND POST WEDDING SHOOTS AND BRIDAL BOUDOIR?

Yes, always love the opportunity to do these.

DO YOU DO OTHER TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY APART FROM WEDDINGS?

Yes, absolutely. I also love portrait, beauty makeover, fashion and hair photography

CAN WE PURCHASE A GIFT CERTIFICATE OR SET UO A WEDDING REGISTER?

Yes, just let me know what you would like and I'll customize it to match your exact needs.

HOW CAN WE BOOK YOU?

Easy. Just contact me here We have a booking fee & a contract – both are easily taken care of online. Whenever possible I like to meet you in person. If you are not based in Tauranga, Skype is a great option. You can count on me to be anywhere in the world, ready to photograph your special day.