I'm so awkward/shy in front of the camera.
What can I do to 'prepare'?
Luckily that's my job to worry about. I'm an extremely chill person, and don't take life too seriously. We just chat and laugh during your shoot, I'll give you heaps of movement-filled prompts and techniques throughout to help you loosen up & actually enjoy the photo session of the day. Engagement shoots are also an awesome way to get a bit of practice in get used to being in front of me and the camera.
Can we have an engagement shoot?
For sure. They are honestly the best for getting use to the camera and getting to know me (& vice versa) so your super comfy on your wedding day and I just feel like a friend. They're also super fun and you have casual, beautiful photos of you two forever! Engagement shoots aren't included in the wedding packages and are an additional $550 (30 mins).
Do you travel?
I'm lucky enough to travel all over Aotearoa to capture weddings - I would say about 40% of my weddings are outside of Christchurch. I've made it super easy & all-inclusive so you don't have to think about a thing.
45km-100km radius of Christchurch $150
South Island $400
North Island $600
How long do photos take on the day?
For family photos I allow 30 mins. They actually only take like 10 mins but rounding up the whānau can be CHAOTIC so I allow for a buffer. I shoot bridal party & couple photos together and for these I'm cool to spend heaps of time at heaps of locations or just a few at the venue. I need a minimum of 20 mins - I don't want to take you away from your guests all day.
How long does it take to get the photos back?
You will receive a preview/sneak peak of approx. 40 photos the day after your wedding. I then cull and edit every wedding personally using a custom preset, this will then be exported and arranged in an online gallery 4-6 weeks after your wedding, where you can easily download and share photos from. This is cloud-based so you will never lose them!
What's your Covid policy?
Ah the C word. So I will obviously abide by any and all regulations of the NZ Government, which means if I can legally work under the alert levels and you decide to postpone the deposit remains non-refundable and you will have to pay another deposit to confirm a later date. This is because I have committed to you guys for that original date usually over a year in advance, and so after your postponement I likely won't be able to re-book that date. If I legally cannot work at your wedding (due to lockdowns etc.) you can transfer your deposit to another date (you don't have to pay another one).
How do I book?
Flick me a message with your date and I'll get back to you with my packages/pricing and availability within 24 hours. If I'm free and if you're keen, we can either set up a zoom call to chat more about your plans or I can send through an invoice & contract. Once a 20% non-refundable deposit is paid and the contract is signed, you're all booked in and I'll send through some more info/next steps.
Sam + Sarah
MEG. The photos are AMAZING! We actually can't believe how incredible they are! I can't thank you enough for everything, you were so easy to 'work' with and your direction in the photos was perfect. Thank you so so much.