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You guys! I’m ridiculously excited for you! You’re getting married!
Marriage is awesome. I’ve been married for fourteen years to my wonderful husband Phil. We married young (19...just a baby!) popped out a couple of kids (two amazing daughters aged 9 &10) and we’re happily living in Ashburton. But enough about me.
Before your awesome marriage, comes a crazy big party - your wedding day!
Weddings are my jam. Like,I really love them. In summer, I live and breathe weddings. It drives my family nuts. I want yours to be be exactly what you want it to be. I also want you to be able to remember every detail for years to come.
That’s where photography comes in. Your wedding photos will be there to remind you just how special your day was. And how good you looked. They will capture fleeting moments, happy tears, and laughter.
They will be a part of your story.
WHY I SHOULD BE
YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
There are hundreds of wedding photographers around, all with different packages, skill levels and equipment.
So why choose me?
One of the things I pride myself on, is making the whole photo process FUN! I’ve lost count of the amount of couples and bridal parties who have told me that not only was our session together easy, but it was also enjoyable! It is so important to me that you enjoy every minute possible of your day, and that includes the photo session. A lot of kiwis don’t enjoy being in front of the camera. I get it – I’m one of them. I can make the whole process easy with simple body language tips, and heaps of positive energy. Music helps too, so let’s crank up your favourite sounds and just have fun!
I’ve been photographing weddings for a long time. I’ve shot well over 100 and even after all of this time, I can honestly say that I still love it. Each wedding is different, and I’m all about photographing love as it is, whether you are part of the LGBT community, on your second marriage or super young and nervous. I’m dedicated to each and every couple that asks me to be there on their wedding day, as every love story is worth sharing. That being said, this is a big decision so let’s get to know each other.
Let’s have coffee. Or wine. My treat.
Travel not included.
Additional time; $250 per hour
All images delivered are edited. RAW files are not shared.
SECOND SHOOTER: $600 - four hours coverage plus images edited by me for consistency
ADDITIONAL ALBUM PAGES: $40 per spread (two pages)
DELUXE FRAMED PRINT: $280
This isn’t a run of the mill print that you’d order online and chuck in a cheap frame! 11“ x 14” on matte lustre paper. Framed with a single matting board, in a black or white frame Conservation glass (reflects 99% of the UV rays, thus avoiding fading long-term)
ADDITIONAL BRANDED USB: $30
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How early should I book? I’m often take bookings for 12 - 18 months ahead,though occasionally I have an earlier booking available.
What do I need to do to secure my booking?
A $1000 retainer (non refundable - unless I can re-book your date) and you'll need to sign the contract.
Where are you based? I’m based in Ashburton but regularly travel throughout Canterbury for shoots. I am also available for weddings throughout New Zealand and international destination weddings.
Do your prices include travel? There is no charge for weddings less than 80km from Ashburton. Further than that can be arranged at a small cost. For international weddings I quote for flights, any extra transportation and 2 - 3 nights accommodation.
Do you provide props? Nope! It's not really my style.
How long before I get my photos? A sample will be on my blog within 2 weeks, and you will get your digital copies around this time too, after the payment has cleared. Once the album proof has been confirmed it will be sent away to be made and it will arrived within 4 weeks.
Can I pay off my package over time? Yes. Lump sum payments aren’t always easy, so installments are welcome.
How long will we be away for photos? I'll work to your schedule. As a ball park figure though, I like to allow around an hour for the bridal party photos.
Keen to lock in your date?
Email me and let's get the ball rolling.