** COVID 19 **
En Vogue Wedding and Portrait WILL survive the current health situation and WILL emerge through the other side of it regardless of the duration.
The current trend amongst industry providers is to move dates to the same day/weekend in 12 months time. At this stage I do not have any overlaps in bookings and have been able to accomodate all couples who have provided a date.
How do I book?
Once you have your date simply contact me to check for availability, there is an $800 booking fee and we’re ready to go!
How far in advance should I book?
Weekends between September and April are very popular BUT there is a current trend for winter weddings in the Coffs Harbour area, many couples have clued into the weather being kinder and more comfortable for all concerned. In addition, your photographs will have a softer and warmer look PLUS the colours that the change of season brings is awesome!
Do you accept payment plans?
Absolutely I do! If it helps make managing your life and finances easier then feel free, you can pay as much or as little as you want, when you want and there is absolutely no additional cost for doing so.
When is payment due?
Ideally the balance of funds are settled one week prior to your wedding day, this avoids last minute stress.
Payment for photographic goods such as prints, albums etc must be made in full at the time of ordering.
Do you travel?
Hell yeah! Based in Coffs Harbour, I am available interstate and worldwide. Over the last few years I have photographed the Australian East Coast including Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart and many places in between.
What is your photographic style?
I would describe my work as bright, candid and intimate, with minimal clutter. It also has a retro chic (according to some) that comes from my love of 50’s and 60’s fashion photography.
There is an old adage that a picture “tells a thousand words”, this is what I try and do with my photography – there is alot more to creating these stories than just pushing a button and hoping for the best. I have always been a “people watcher” (not in a creepy way) and I am constantly looking for stories to tell.
I hate being photographed – it feels unnatural and awkward to me and I kind of assumed that most people felt that way, so I have applied that to the way I shoot. 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.
How many images will I receive from the day?
This is a really hard question to answer because of the many variables, the number of images varies according to the number of guests, length of coverage and many other factors. In saying this I usually deliver between 50-100 images per hour. Please rest assured that I will deliver the photos that work, images where people are blinking or pulling odd facial expressions go in the bin. There will definitely be some bloopers for your viewing pleasure!
Clients see all the shots from the day except those that have issues with focus, are unflattering or those used to enhance other images – ie where one element is taken from one image to add to another image.
You do a lot of black and white but I prefer colour, do I get a choice?
Yes you do! If there is a black and white image you will get a colour version, in saying that not all colour shots look good in black and white but I’ll let you know.
As part of the planning that is included in your booking fee I like to meet with clients and gauge their taste in desired shooting, imagery and editing styles – some people like to really get involved, other are happy to just let me do my thing.
How much photographic coverage do we need?
Most couples choose coverage that starts with the bride and groom’s preparations and progresses through the ceremony, group and formal photos plus the beginning of the reception. For this reason it is important to work out the logistics and timing for your day, my packages start at 6 hours and go from there.
At the time of booking you do NOT have to choose a package, normally couples are in the very early stages of planning so making a choice at this stage just adds stress. My suggestion to couples is make plans for the day and avoid tight schedules – place your emphasis on a stress free, enjoyable, easy going wedding rather than a tightly run and stressful one.
Do you photograph LGBTQI Weddings?
YES! En Vogue is all for love – 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, I 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, I have found that it has made them far more relaxed and natural on the big day. The good news is that a FREE Engagement shoot is included in my Classic and Deluxe packages.
“I’m really awkward in front of the camera!”
Most people feel some level of awkwardness in front of a camera but don’t stress! Photographing people is my thing and one of the things I excel at is making people feel relaxed and photogenic.
I tend to shoot candid moments in a minimally invasive way that you won’t even notice the camera and won’t feel awkward or uncomfortable. When it comes time to the posed portraits, I have plenty of simple techniques to make you look stunning and the overwhelming amount of feedback that I get is that I made people feel at happy and at ease.
My family member also wants to photograph our wedding!
This is really tricky, when enthusiastic relatives start taking photos it creates a number of potential issues for me that impact on the quality of work you’ll get. I have had important shots blocked, gear knocked over etc but worst of all it leads to blow outs in the limited amount of time you have on your day and people being well and truly over having their photo taken.
In saying this friends, family etc are welcome to take happy snaps, it is an important family celebration but I strongly encourage couples to ask their celebrant to ask people to be present in the moment rather than viewing the day through their phone camera.
If a guest does get a bit over zealous I use good manners and reason to remind 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 and discuss it with you..
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 my portfolio. There will be an amount of retouching on images to remove minor, temporary flaws where possible, if you have something more in mind please let me know.
Thanks for reading 🙂
Have a question I haven’t answered? Please feel free to get into contact with me via email or phone to ask any questions you may still have.