FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
I love to capture candid, spontaneous moments between you and your fiance and guests, with an emphasis on colour, natural light, modern compositions and little details. I like to stay out of the way on the day, and let things happen naturally! Simple and relaxed, no posing, no staring at the camera, no cheesy smiles. Just real love and chemistry in beautiful natural surroundings.
I can provide helpful direction so we can make the most of the light and stunning backgrounds, and can give you advice to create natural body positions during your couple shots. I shoot a combination of crisp close ups, and wide-angle shots with dreamy backgrounds.
WHAT SORT OF GEAR DO YOU USE?
Stories with Mel use Canon full frame bodies and a variety of lenses suitable for both wide-angle, close ups and portrait style photographs.
I always carry backup lenses, bodies, batteries and stacks (and stacks) of memory cards,
so no matter what - the show will go on.
All of my images are backed up on 2 separate hard drives before we begin retouching.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
DO YOU INCLUDE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
Yes, engagement sessions are complimentary in our collection ONE and collection TWO and are subject to availability at the time of booking. Unfortunately our engagement sessions cannot be redeemed for credit, or swapped for another service. Engagement Sessions can be booked between January and August.
IS THERE PAPERWORK INVOLVED FOR YOUR WEDDING SERVICES?
Yes - all clients will receive a contract detailing the terms and conditions of our service upon booking us for your wedding day
WILL WE GET A PRINT RELEASE FOR OUR WEDDING PHOTOS?
Yes. You and your family are able to print your photos as many times as you like!
WHAT IF OUR WEDDING RUNS LATER THAN EXPECTED?
It is best if additional hours are discussed prior to the wedding day.
Additional hours are billed at $250 per hour.
WILL YOU HELP US WITH OUR WEDDING TIMELINE?
Yes, absolutely. I truly believe wedding photography is a collaborative process, and I like to work side by side with you as you plan your day. Please get in touch with me before you book your ceremony time.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE WEDDING?
A couple of weeks are spent going through the hundreds of photographs taken from your day. Culling, sorting and processing with beautiful colours, light and sharpening. Your photographs will be delivered to you in an online gallery - able to be shared with all your friends and family. Your package with your high resolution files on USB will be sent to your home a short time after.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes. We are fully insured.
DO YOU TAKE PHOTOS OF MY FAMILY AND GUESTS ON MY WEDDING DAY?
Yes. Immediately after the ceremony is the best time to get some photographs of your parents, siblings, grandparents and your closest loves.
I will discuss with you prior to your wedding exactly the sort of family photographs you are after. Whether it be candid or formal shots of family throughout the day/evening, table shots, couple shots, or all of the above! I've always got my eye on your guests throughout the day so I can capture everyone having a great time.
WE AREN’T SURE IF WE WANT A FINE ART ALBUM, CAN YOU SHOW US SOME SAMPLES? CAN WE ORDER ONE A FEW MONTHS AFTER OUR WEDDING?
Yes and yes! I’d love to meet with you and show you my sample albums. You are able to order a Fine Art Wedding Album up to 1 year after your wedding date.
DO YOU OFFER A WEEKDAY DISCOUNT FOR WEDDINGS?
Yes. We offer 10% off any Wedding Collection for a weekday wedding.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOUR WEDDING SERVICES?
I recommend booking as soon as you are engaged. It’s not uncommon for us to be booked up for weddings for the next 12 months, especially during the popular months, so it is crucial that you reserve your place as soon as possible.
Great! I would be more than happy to put together a package for you.
WE ARE INTERESTED IN BOOKING YOU FOR OUR WEDDING, WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?
Awesome! Let me know you're ready and I can send you our booking information.
A non-refundable Booking Fee of $1000 and our contract agreement is required to secure your wedding date.
HOW CAN WE PAY? WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Payments are able to be made by direct deposit, with the bank details provided in our booking information. Collection balances are due 2 weeks prior to the wedding date. We will be in touch throughout your wedding planning to discuss your ideas and timeline!