How long have I been photographing weddings?
I am too scared to say, as it makes me feel old (but it is in double figures) and I LOVE it! I LOVE weddings, and I really want you to have the best day ever.
What is my style?
Fresh, fun, vibrant, romantic, classical, creative. I am not a photographer you look at and wait for the flash to go off while you hold on to your crispest and stiffest smiles. I want you to look not only like your having fun but to actually have fun, I am looking for the real you ....I have the most fun with clients that trust my judgment, are ridiculously in love and are not afraid to show it .
But I'm so un-photogenic!
Everybody says that ... it's one of the reasons I am behind the camera - I want to make you look glamorous and natural. To do this sometimes I will make fun of myself (and sometimes of you too) and we will have a few giggles along the way.
I will not hold your images hostage...ever. When you hire me to shoot your wedding, your digital negatives will always be included. Yes I am scared you'll print your pictures on your home printer and that they will look terrible, but I am more afraid of capturing a magical moment for you and that moment staying on my computer for the rest of eternity. That's just sad.... I will make sure you have a list of places you can print them at that will give you the best quality .
Location location location ....right?
Location is important ....but not as much as great light. Choose to shoot in locations you love, places that are a part of your relationship...that being said I love shooting pretty much anywhere. I am happy to provide you with ideas that you may not have even thought about.
How long will we have to wait until we can see our photos?
I aim to get your web gallery up within a week. With your digital negatives, and album plan in two to three weeks. Peek seasonal times may vary.
What are the most important things to remember on my wedding day?
That you are marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, are surrounded by people who you love and who love you!
That it doesn't matter if it rains, don't sweat the small stuff it will all be okay, sometimes the worst weather days create the best images.
Do I Travel ?
Yes I travel, though based in Christchurch, I shoot in Blenheim, Kaikoura, Nelson, Oamaru, Timaru, Ashburton, Terrace Downs, Geraldine ...pretty much anywhere that doesnt require flying .
Bring your dog, your cat, your horse, if it has an important part in your life then it should show up in a few shots.