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1023 Havelock Street,
I spend quality time with you developing a theme, a story board and time line so things run smoothly. Part of this is looking at images together to see what is attractive to you. We’ll consider poses, intimacy, environment, backgrounds, lighting and general mood. We’ll get a real connection and formulate a plan so on the day I know exactly what to do. We want shots that aren’t just technically amazing, but ones that you really love too! I will make the effort to understand you and produce something you think is really beautiful.
I’ve seen enough if event photography that I understand it’s about relationship and trust. If you trust me, you’ll relax and enjoy the day. So that’s my aim -relationship and trust; undergirded by a good plan!
My aim is to be semi-invisible to you on the day because it’s not about me – it’s about you. If I do my job well (and I take it seriously), we’ll know each other fairly well, and the plan will be workable enough that you’ll not be worrying about what should be happening next and whether I’ll miss photographing ‘that kiss’ or your favourite aunt when she does her thing.
Capturing the right shots works easily if we have a good plan. If I’m aware of what’s important to you, and have a list of mandatory shots in sequence that I need to get; then vetting the images afterwards is a walk in the park! You’ll have lots of beautiful photographs to choose from.
In general, I recommend:
I have packages available for these and other products that I can discuss with you when we meet, Apart from that, there are other momentos we can consider if you want to spread the joy, and we can talk about these when you’re ready.
We meet so you can get to know me and how I interact with you. You get to see some of my work and ask about packages and prices.
It’s a good idea to book me as soon a you know I’m your guy! Just call to advise you’d like me to be your photographer and confirm the package and options you want.
The deposit is 25% of the total selected package and options. I’ll give you bank payment options for cash, bank transfer or credit card. Please understand the deposit is non-refundable because I’ve committed my time to your wedding plans, and there’s no guarantee I’ll get another booking.
I’ll also create a contract with full details of the services and products you’ve selected; the venues, dates and time allocations. You sign two copies of the contract: one for me and one for you.
Now’s the time to plan for a great wedding shoot! I’ll meet with you in your home or at a convenient cafe.
After this session, I’ll visit any venues I’m not familiar with (via the Internet if the venues are a distance from Ballarat), to make sure I have the measure of the environment I’ll be in for your wedding.
Final payment is due at least a week out form your wedding.
There’s always value in having a quick catch-up before the wedding day. If you have a local wedding rehearsal, I can attend it and have a quick chat afterwards to get any last minute instructions. Otherwise we can meet at another workable time in the week before the wedding. This session is really to catch up on any last minute developments or changes, to get any last instructions and to get a little face-to-face for your comfort.
It’s on, and I’ll be there for you. I’ll be as invisible or in your face as you have instructed, and I’ll work to the schedule and list of shots we’ve worked out; but I’ll also look for intimate moments to capture along the way.
By the way: I’ll have a backup camera in case it’s needed and some lights in case I need them to get good shots.
This is where you get to see the photos for the first time! I’ll have culled them and treated them for exposure, contrast and colour balance.
You’ll look through them on my tablet using software that helps you rate them and note the ones you really love. Then you’ll select the shots you want for your wedding album, magazine and wall art (depending on your package and options).
After your Reveal Session, I’ll share small sized watermarked images with you via email. I’ll also publish them on my social media pages (including Facebook) so you can share them with friends and family.
If you didn’t manage to complete your image selection in the Reveal Session, you can take your time to do it with the watermarked images I email you; noting the image numbers you like and where you want them.
I’ll provide you with the design of your album, magazine and other products, based on the images you selected for me. I normally meet with you if you;re in Ballarat, but we can just do this by email. Either way, you get to double check and give me one round of changes. I’ll then go and alter the design and again email the design for you to confirm.
This a a big day! You’re eventually receiving your wedding album, magazine etc. (depending on the package and options). It’s a time of delight as you get to look at it all together.
Get a move on. Book that face-to-face with me so you know I’m your guy 🙂
The sooner you book, the sooner you’ll know you’ve got it covered and you can relax, knowing you’ve got a good photographer to work with.
1023 Havelock Street,