Q & A Wedding Photography


How many group shots would you suggest?

We think 5-10 group shots is just the right amount. As these photographs tend to take a while to organise, we prefer to limit the amount of shots needed. We have a tried and tested shot list we can use that would cover the main family and important wedding members, or you can make your own list. We always like to finish the formal section with a large group shot!

Now that the wedding day has past how long is it before I get to see my images?

We try and get the images out to you within 2 – 4 weeks of the wedding date. We offer our couples the choice to receive their videography and photography separately. If you’d like your wedding album & video package at the same time, it may take longer to arrive as video can often take more work to produce. We’ll always be in touch to let you know how the images are coming along, and when we’ve posted them out to you.

Can you show me a complete set of recent wedding pictures?

Yes, click here!  You can see an entire wedding, from start to finish, how much attention to detail we put in to each shot and the number of images  we provide.

How can I be sure that you are professional and that we’ll get along?

Jon has spent years in the photography business as an artist and studio operator, which gives him great interpersonal skills and a confident demeanour. He also has a Masters in Photography (Distinction), so you can be safe in the knowledge that you photographs will be taken by a committed photographer who shoots with a passion. Scott has worked in the independent film industry as camera operator, editor and sound recordist for over a decade, in both Australia and the UK.

How early should I book a wedding photographer?

It is always recommended that you book your wedding photographer as fast as possible, as most industry professionals will limit themselves to 30-50 weddings a year. We are currently accepting bookings as far in advance as 2019. All we need is a deposit on signing of the contract and we won’t bother you again until a few weeks before the wedding date. You can rest assured that we have secured your wedding day in our diary and will never be double booked.

How long have you been in the wedding industry?

Jon shot his first wedding in 2012, and Scott in 2013. We shot our first joint wedding in 2014, and since then we’ve been collaborating on countless projects. We joined together and established a company the next year in 2015.

What type of equipment do you use, and do you shoot on film?

We use Canon 6D DSLRs for photography, and a Canon C100mk2 for our wedding films. These two cameras excel at shooting in difficult lighting situations, and have interchangeable lenses. We use a selection of L-series Canon zoom lenses and Sigma prime lenses. These ensure incredible quality, sharpness and brilliant colours at all times. We both love to shoot on film, but for a wedding it isn’t practical or cost-effective. Our style includes editing our images to look like they’ve been shot on film anyway.

Do you publish your wedding photos in magazines and online?

We are constantly submitting to internet wedding blogs, as well as printed wedding magazines. If you’d like us to submit your wedding to these publishers, we would ask your permission to do so first. We always give the relevant credit where due, as well and notifying you when it’s available for viewing.

What kind of books do you supply?

We settled on a hardback, flushmounted layflat wedding album after months of searching and sampling various companiesThese kinds of albums are splash resistant, have no gutter (the bit where the two pages join at the spine). This means we can print panoramic pictures across the spine. The pages are thick and rigid, yet still printed on the finest quality paper available. We spent a long time creating a story throughout the book, using the best images from the wedding day to make a story that will last a lifetime.

Can other people take pictures while you're taking pictures?

We only ask that guests not follow us when taking the couples photographs. This is a special quieter time to capture the moment between the newly married couple to celebrate their love. During the ceremony we ask that no guests step into the aisle to take photos. We often shoot from the back with long lenses as not to impede peoples view, this can often interrupt a perfect shot that we love to take. Aside from these two times, we encourage guests to take as many images as they want. We’re also on hand to help if any guests have camera difficulties or technical questions.


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