How do I book?
A deposit of $400 is required to secure your date and commence planning for your wedding.
The deposit is non-refundable. The deposit is transferable to another person or for another photographic service should unforeseen circumstances arise pending availability of the new date.
How far advance should I book?
Our wedding appointments book up very fast, especially Saturdays between April and November. The best thing to do is contact Simon when you have dates in mind to check his availability.
Once a date is set and the venue is secured, contact Simon as soon as possible to secure your date.
When is payment due?
The balance of funds for your package is due 5 working days before the ceremony, non-payment will be considered a breach of contract resulting in a forfeiture of the deposit. Due to production costs, images, prints and other products will not be released until all outstanding monies are paid in full.
Do you travel?
Hell yeah! Based in Coffs Harbour, I am available interstate and worldwide. Over the last few years I have photographed in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart and many places in between. Travel, accommodation and meal expenses may be incurred outside of 100km if required but this will be discussed and agreed upon at booking.
What is your photographic style?
My approach to wedding photography is to be minimally invasive, capturing most of the photographs in a candid way and then making the set shots as quick and easy as possible. After all – it is your wedding day, not a wedding themed photographic shoot.
The feeling of my shots could best be described as candid, intimate, with minimal clutter. Importantly, I like to tell a story with the images rather than just push a button and hope for the best. I have always been a “People watcher”, I am constantly looking for stories to capture.
How many images will I receive from the day?
The amount of images varies according to the number of guests, length of coverage and many other factors. In saying this we usually deliver between 50-100 images per hour. Please rest assured that we deliver all photos which meet Simon’s artistic standard and only get rid of the blinking and blurry photos. There will definitely be some bloopers for your viewing pleasure!
How much photography coverage do we need?
Your wedding day is an important story and ideally I want to document the whole story, you with your closest friends and family preparing for one of the biggest days of your life – the emotions, the love etc.
Obviously, the ceremony is extremely important, not just the two of you looking into each others eyes but also your family’s reactions which are often highly emotional.
Formal portraits of family, friends the bridesmaids and groomsmen etc are also key moments as is the transition to your reception, your entry, speeches, first dance and of course the cake cutting.
Most couples allow 6 hours to avoid having any delays or unforeseen circumstances impact their coverage, again, allowing the extra time means you can just enjoy your wedding rather than having a wedding themed photo shoot that you have to rush through.
You do NOT need to choose a package at the initial consultation. I encourage couples to organise their wedding day at a pace that allows the day to roll without stress and then work out how long you need me for then.
I’m really awkward in front of the camera!
Many people feel uncomfortable or don’t know what to do in a formal photograph setting, but that’s why we are here for you. Simon shoots candid moments in a minimally invasive way so that you won’t even notice the camera and won’t feel awkward or uncomfortable. When it comes time to the posed portraits, Simon has plenty of simple techniques to have you feeling as wonderful as you look.
Yes. We photography LGBTQI Weddings?
YES! En Vogue is all for love – not judging. If you love someone and you want to marry them then I will be honoured to photograph it for you.
Do you offer engagement sessions?
Yes, we strongly suggest couples consider an engagement shoot – it gives everyone an opportunity to work out the most natural and flattering poses and it is an excellent way to minimise nerves for the big day. Whilst grooms in particular can be reluctant to participate, we have found that it has made them far more relaxed and natural on the big day.
Can I have a second photographer?
Yes. Having a second photographer creates many more opportunities and an unbeatable level of coverage that will capture the very best of your day. For large weddings or where there are significant distances between wedding parties, a second photographer is highly recommended.
My family member also wants to photograph our wedding!
Most photographers have a clause to cease coverage in the event that over zealous friends, family or others start taking photos – even if only using a phone! My approach is that weddings are an important family celebration that doesn’t need to be spoiled by photographers scolding people.
Sadly this has come about because bystanders have adversely affected photographers work by jumping in front of cameras, blocking photographers shots and even knocking photographers over causing damage to seriously expensive gear.
I am happy for guests to take photos and I normally manage over zealous guests using good manners and reason reminding them that you have paid serious cash and NO ONE wants to be the one explaining to the bride why they ruined her photos – again, I am very diplomatic and I dont like to cause dramas. In the event that someone continues to put your investment at risk I will approach you or talk to that Aunty that everyone is a bit frightened of for her to sort it.
How will the photos be delivered?
All of the images we deliver to you are edited and delivered via an online gallery and a customised USB. The online gallery provides you with download options suitable to share on social media and the USB has images that are suitable to print.
Every wedding package includes a print/album voucher which provides a high quality, Australian made, archival quality album or archival quality prints.
How do you retouch the photos?
All images are delivered as a final product. This means that basic exposure, colour correction and temperature have all been adjusted to get the bold and timeless images seen in Simon’s portfolio. We do not deliver RAW images.
Thanks for reading 🙂
Have a question we haven’t answered? Please feel free to get into contact with Simon via email or phone to ask any questions you may still have.