How do you approach a wedding day?
I never ask anything of my clients that isn’t honest. I will capture your day as it really is- the loud moments, the quiet moments, the moments of vulnerability, of sheer elation. For me, it's all about connection and keeping it real. I will laugh with you, shed a tear with you, smile with you and be my down-to earth self with you throughout your day.
We aren't used to having our photo taken!
This would be the number one concern I hear from my couples- and rest assured, it's completely normal! Not many people are used to being in front of the camera. I'll keep you relaxed and in the moment, enjoying what matters most- not focussed on me.
"Neither of us are naturals in front of the camera, but Dee made us and our guests feel so incredibly comfortable and relaxed on the day - and that feeling absolutely comes through in the photos" -Michelle and Kav
how do you describe your style? We are looking for something relaxed
My style lends itself towards a documentary style of photography with just the right amount of creative shots in the mix too. My approach is relaxed and natural, I step back and observe what is going on around me. I also recognise that direction is at times needed. I often hear my clients say “I’m not used to having my photo taken,” and this is perfectly normal. I might direct you to a particular place because of an amazing background or beautiful light, and from there the focus becomes on the natural interaction between two of you, not about me directing you into stuffy poses.
what exactly is 'fine art imagery'?
It's the way that shadow dances on the wall. It's that feeling of longing deep inside, asking to be nurtured. It's that little bit of extra creativity and thought that goes into the way I capture your day.
My background is in Fine Art Photography and Painting. This influences the way I photograph your day- creating a thoughtfulness in regard to light, composition and narrative. It also guides the way I edit your images so that they convey a sense of mood and evoke emotion.
What’s included in your photography packages?
All of my packages include the following:
- a pre-consultation meeting where we meet, get to know each other over a coffee or a tea and can have a chat about your day.
- my undivided attention leading up to your day to answer any questions you may have in the lead up to your day.
- a private online gallery of your images to share with your family and friends, and a selection of fine art gift prints beautifully delivered to you to hold and share.
- all of your images in high resolution (with full printing rights) in your hands within 6 weeks of your wedding date, available via digital download in your online gallery.
-a copy of your images in low resolution to share on social media. No images contain watermarks.
-commissions are bases on a "build your own" package system, with commissions available between $2900 and $5100.
-smaller coverage is at times available depending on the time of year and my workload, so please contact me to to discuss smaller commissions.
Do you photograph a lot of weddings each year?
The answer to this in no, I photograph a maximum of 30 weddings each year. I want to commit fully to each commission I take on and give each couple my 100% undivided attention, both on your wedding day as well as the months leading up to your wedding. Capping the amount of wedding commissions I take on allows me to do this. From the moment you book you have my undivided attention. I can help you with any questions you have, even if not directly photography related during the lead up to your day.
I'm a perfectionist when it come's to quality. I individually edit all of images you receive myself. This is a time intensive process but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I want to give you the very best images possible, and for me this means no outsourcing of editing.
can you hold our date for us?
Unfortunately no. I take on a maximum 30 wedding commissions each year and your date is officially secured with a 25% deposit. If your gut feeling is that we're a good match then we probably are! You can contact me here and we can arrange a coffee date and an in person chat.
Is a second photographer available as well?
Yes! I will generally photograph your day by myself but can of course provide a second photographer upon request.
Do you travel outside of Melbourne?
Absolutely! I am available to be a part of your day Australia and worldwide. Skype is great way to chat and get to know each other if you live outside of Melbourne. I can provide you with a custom quote you if live outside of Victoria. There are no additional travel fees for anywhere within Victoria however I might ask you to provide accommodation for me at the end of the night if I'm more than 2 hours from home.
Do you provide those fine art wedding books?
Yes I do! Most of my couples include an album to really get the most out of their images.
It's such a special feeling holding one of these albums in you hands and reliving your day with your family and friends over a coffee. I work closely with my couples to design an album that creatives a visual narrative of the day. I offer a range of bespoke fine art albums that can purchased in addition to your coverage . More information about the albums I offer can be found here.
Do you have insurance and back up equipment?
Yes, and yes :)
I’m excited about the thought of you being a part of our day, what next?
You can contact me here, and from there we can arrange a meeting to have a chat about your day. We're going to be spending all day together, so a casual meet up for a coffee is a great way to be sure that we are a great fit for each other.
I then draft up a wedding agreement and a 25% deposit is put down to officially secure your date.
I generally take bookings around 6-12 months in advance of your date but please don’t hesitate to contact me regardless of your date to check availability. I've had enquires come in with just a few weeks notice and I was available and it was meant to be!
During the months leading up to your day I am available for any email/ phone questions you may have.
I will contact you again around 6 weeks out before your date to organise a final meeting either in person or via Skype where we go through the finer details of your day- exact start and finish times, group photos, photography locations etc.
On your day I will be there for you, with my camera and a smile on my face capturing the beautiful story that is your wedding day.
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