Will paying per photo cost more?
Typically you are given a flat fee, which ASIC estimated averaged $4,000.00 for Australian wedding photography in 2013. For this price the typical package will give you a full day and approximately 300-400 photos, and payment is exclusively done through the wedding couple prior to the wedding. This looks to run you about $10 per photo. However – how many of the 400 photographs would of you bought if given the chance to customize your photo purchase and reduce the overall cost of the wedding? We give you that choice. And we also allow your wedding party to decide what images they wish to purchase for themselves taking the extra cost of images of guests away from the wedding couple. We believe you the wedding couple can tailor your budget around the quantity of photography not the quality.
What is the average qty of photos taken?
We will upload approximately 200-300 images for a full day wedding.
How long is my account active?
All wedding photography files will be retained for a one year period. The account for online downloading will remain open for three months following the wedding.
What happens if I am unhappy with the photographs?
It is every bride and grooms fear that their photographs will turn out poorly or moments will be missed. In the age of digital photography, we have the ability to take many many images to ensure the moment is capture perfectly. Southern Gold Coast Photography will make best efforts to ensure the satisfaction of their clients and will use their skill and expertise to manage any location changes and dreaded weather altercations.
Will I meet my photographer before the wedding?
Most certainly. Before your booking is completed you will speak to one of our staff who will happily answer any questions and give further details about what you can expect from our services. Once you have made your decision, you will meet your photographer so that we can understand all your wants, needs and special requests for the day.
What type of equipment do you use?
Our team must use full-frame DSLR professional grade cameras. For clarity and precision. We also use lenses that accommodate low lighting conditions so your photos are beautifully captured even in the darkest chapel. All photographers will have back up equipment on hand also.
What happens I want to print my wedding photos?
Once you pay for an image from your online wedding gallery you have copyright to reproduce it in any format you wish. If your printer needs the file uploaded to a shared FTP or dropbox location we are more than happy to assist with this transfer. There are many companies that print from files uploaded on the internet, and the need to visit a print shop may not be necessary.
Staged verses Photojournalist style – how do I choose?
All photographers have a style or genre they bow towards, however we are able to shoot both portraits as well as those candid shots that capture the moment. If there is a shot list you desire, we will do our best to work with you and discuss the options available.
Is it okay if other people take photos while you’re taking photos?
Of course, however we will be able to talk to you and your in-charge on the day, about how to work with the photographer. Flash photography is hard, as it alters the exposure of the professional photographers images. We also help you prepare for posing on the day, some basic portrait tips, and talk to you about the best way for us to integrate seamlessly into the wedding.
What time will you arrive at the site and for how long will you shoot?
We have half and full day bookings. This is approximately 4 – 8 hours on site and is structure to accommodate your wedding times.
If my event lasts longer than expected, will you stay? Is there an additional charge?
We will make best efforts to stay to capture all of your moments. Our purchase model unlike other photographers is per-photo, not by the hour.