How do we book?

A booking fee of $1000 and a signed contract is required to secure your date. This amount is deducted from the final balance and is non-refundable as it guarantees your wedding date. The remaining balance is due no later than 30 days prior to your wedding day.

What do we receive?

You will receive approximately 60 – 80 images per hour that I have carefully edited in colour and black and white. The images are delivered in both high resolution (for printing) and low resolution (for social media sharing) through an online gallery with one year access. You can instantly share with family, friends and wedding vendors. We’ll also send you a little special package as our way of saying “thank you”.

Do your collections include a second shooter?

My collections include me as the primary shooter. The majority of weddings I photograph by myself, however, I can obtain a second photographer when required. They will photograph in a similar documentary style. Yes, a second photographer can be available for $500 and is recommended for weddings with guest numbers over 100 to ensure nothing is missed. Note, for weddings located more than two hours travel by car, a second shooter must be booked.

When do we get to see our photos?

I will have a slideshow ready to view approximately 2-4 weeks after the wedding with a full wedding gallery to follow shortly after that. The images are delivered in both high resolution (for printing) and low resolution (for social media sharing) through an online gallery with one year access. All images are carefully hand edited by me.

We have a budget how do I know if I can afford you?

The wedding collections start from $3500. Please send through an enquiry via the contact form for full pricing details.

Do you have any travel costs?

I’m based on the South Coast of NSW and travel extensively throughout the country photographing beautiful weddings. For local weddings outside the Illawarra and Southern Highlands there is a travel expense of $200 which covers time out of office, fuel, tolls and parking meters. For interstate and international weddings, you may have to cover flights, small hire car, petrol, and accommodation for two nights.

Can you help us with our timeline for the big day?

Absolutely. I’m happy to guide you and provide an approximate timeline by suggesting time usually required for the different aspects of the day.

Do you meet up with your clients?

I try and meet with all my clients whether in-person/skype/bar/cafe to get to know them and hear more about their wedding day. I’m based near Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Do you have public liability insurance?


Do you have backup gear?

Lots of it!

Do you provide wedding albums?

Yes. All Fine Art Books are custom designed and printed on museum quality fine art paper with vibrant and vivid archival inks, hand bound with no gutters or splits between pages. You can view more of award winning albums HERE.

Can we order prints through you?

Yes. I have a print shop available through your wedding gallery where you, your family and friends can order prints. All photographs are printed through Australia’s leading professional labs.

We’re not keen on spending a lot of time away from our guests doing portraits.

I completely understand. I have an unobtrusive journalistic approach so I like to be nice and candid. I’ll give you a little bit of direction so you don’t feel lost. Allow for some time preferably around sunset too for the soft light.

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