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Frequently Asked Questions
If we book with Anchor & Hope, are we guaranteed that you'll be photographing our day?
Yes, absolutely. I'm basically a one man show, so I'll be photographing and editing your wedding personally.
Do we get to meet with you prior to the wedding?
Definitely! Ideally I like to meet couples in person before they book - chemistry is a huge part of what I do, so I need to know that you feel comfortable with me as a person as well as a photographer. Normally we'd meet again 4 weeks prior to your wedding just to go over the details/timings etc.
We're not getting married in Melbourne - are you able to travel?
Of course! I'm on the road most weekends throughout Spring and Summer. Travel fees for the most common out of Melbourne locations are included in my Information Guide. Interstate bookings require return airfare and 2 nights accomodation.
How much time should we allow for portraits?
That really depends on the structure of your day. I'd say set aside 1 hr as a minimum and 2.5 hrs as a maximum. I'm a big advocate for keeping the focus on the fact that it's your wedding day. I don't want you to be away from your family and friends for any longer than is absolutely necessary. For portrait sessions more towards the 2.5hr duration, I like to incorporate a picnic or bar visit as our first location as it's an amazing way to get the entire bridal party in the right headspace ahead of our shoot.
What's golden hour and why do we need it?
Golden hour is that last hour of light before the sun sets on your wedding day. Its when the light is at it's softest and warmest and is absolutely the most flattering and moody light in which to shoot portraits. In the middle of summer, Golden Hour may begin as late as 8.15 ; in this case I'll most likely drag you from your own reception for 10 or 15 minutes just to make sure we make the most of the light.
Do you offer discounts during the year?
Unfortunately, no I don't. I'm right across the current prices that my fellow photographers choose, and given my level of experience and service, I believe my prices represent incredibly good value. I've made a conscious decision to keep my prices well below my competitors because it ensures I have enough enquiries coming in to be able to choose the bookings that particularly appeal to me without the fear of not having enough work later in the year.
Everything sounds great so far - what's our next step?
The next step is to hit my Contact Page. Give me the rundown on everything that you have planned and I'll send through my Information Package outlining my pricing and services in more detail. From there we can either schedule a face to face meeting, or if you're already sold, I can provide you with a quote for the day along with directions on how to pay the deposit to secure your booking.