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How do the
packages work?

Your wedding day should be unique, and reflect you both as a couple. Always remember that the time you share with one another, your family and friends is a once in a lifetime event. Embrace every moment and put simply, make it your own. Below you will find a rough guideline of how my packages can work. These packages can be altered to fit your wedding day.

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8 Hour Package.

The eight hour package is completely customisable to suit your wedding. Although here is the most common guide.

I like to spend around 50-60 mins with the first bridal party and about 60-75 mins with the second bridal party. Although these durations may change due to the size of the bridal party etc. Ideally it's nice if the two sides are getting ready somewhere close to each other. If there is anything specific you would like to be captured at these times, we can chat in the lead up. 

 

I always try to arrive at your ceremony space 30 minutes prior to kick off. Most ceremonies tend to go for around 15-30 minutes and I always recommend receiving some love and congratulations from your guests on conclusion, with family photos to follow. 

 

Then bridal photos usually take around 35 - 45 minutes, and I tend to save photos of just the two of you for sunset.

Here is a potentially timeline:

1:00 1:50 With bridal party number one.

2:00 - 3:15 With bridal party number two.

3:30 Photographer to arrive at ceremony space

4:00 Ceremony

4:30 Ceremony concludes with love and congratulations from guests.

4:45 - 4:55 Family photos

5:00 - 5:30 Bridal party photos

8:00 8:15 Sunset photos

9:00 Package concludes

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5 Hour Package.

The five hour package is completely customisable to suit your wedding. Although here is the most common guide.

I recommend the 5 hour package to commence 30 minutes prior to your ceremony time. That way I can capture some shots of your set up before guests arrive. A usual ceremony goes for 15-30 minutes and after you guys have sealed the deal with a kiss, made your way back down the aisle to receive some love and hugs from yours guests,

 

I suggest family photos to follow. A usual timeline for bridal party photos are around 35- 45minutes. Although this can be adjusted to suit your likings/wedding timeline/location/amount of people involved in bridal party.

 

If weather/time allows, sunset photos are a great option. Depending on ceremony time, the five hour package will more than likely allow myself to capture most if not all the main formalities.

Here is a potentially timeline:

3:30 Photographer to arrive at ceremony space

4:00 Ceremony

4:30 Ceremony concludes with love and congratulations from guests.

4:45 - 4:55 Family photos

5:00 - 5:30 Bridal party photos

8:00 8:15 Sunset photos

8:30 Package concludes

Tips for your wedding day.

Tips for your wedding day:

 

- Groomsmen: I really don't think you need to be photographed getting dressed. I suggest having a shirt, pants, and shoes on before I arrive. That way I can document you giving each other a hand with final touches (bowtie/ties/flower boutonnieres).

Bridesmaids: best to have hair and makeup completed prior to my arrival. I assure you, you don't need snaps with half your makeup complete or with a single eyelash.

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- I always make sure those who are getting married get an individual shot with each of their respective bridal party members, whether that happens pre or post-ceremony.

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- Chat to your celebrant about where they will position themselves. I often find a celebrant who stands off to the side for the majority of the ceremony works best for your photography. It allows the couples to remain close and intimate during a very special part of the day.

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- I love trying to capture the first kiss with a close/tight portrait image, plus a wide photo. With this in mind, if you're able/happy to hold your first kiss for a smidge longer, that would be terrific!

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- Planning on doing a confetti / petal toss at the end of your ceremony? Epic. It's such a beautiful photo! Tip number one: have your celebrant mention for guests to hold off on hugs and gift giving until you both have made your way down the aisle. Number two: do your best not to run at me! Simply cruise on down that aisle and enjoy it. Smile at one another and your guests. Most importantly, confetti/petals do not hurt. So no need to shy away as they fall!

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- Always make time post-ceremony for love and congratulations from your family and guests. Even if it's just for 5-10 minutes. It's an organic part of the day where you will both forget that I am there photographing. It's also just really a nice moment where the nerves have settled and you can celebrate with your guests.

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- Consider your family photo list. A long and complicated family photo run heet can be incredibly painful for the couple. My suggestion is to get the most important group combinations and individual photos with the couple's parents. I also suggest making time throughout the day to grab selected group photos with other family members/groups of friends.

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- A group photo of all your wedding guests can be cool but wrangling this oftens takes up a lot of time for a sub par result. Again, I suggest making time throughout the day to grab some guests instead.

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- Want to pop and spray some champagne? No need to shake the bottle prior to opening. It is as simple as uncorking the bottle first, placing a thumb over the top, and then continuously shaking! I'll guide you through it. Pro tip: do not shake the bottle towards anyone apart from myself. If I get wet, that's sweet. If you and your significant other get covered in champagne, that is not sweet. There are usually many hours to go thereafter...

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- Thinking of hiring a videographer to capture your day as well? I always love the idea of working with some of my friends in the industry, people who are both super talented and with whom I am always effortlessly in sync on the day. Here are a few I recommend checking out:

- @thesewildeyesvideo

- @jacobhestonweddings

- @mrjohnkurt

- @torresweddingfilms
 

 

- Late night flash photography is an epic way to conclude the day with me. It offers some fun paparazzi-style photos. Completely optional, but also completely cool.

 

- Finally, relax - enjoy the day. Every moment of it. You would have heard it before: your wedding day goes quick. It's so true, it just zips by. Your wedding day is not designed to be a photo shoot. It's intended to be a celebration of commitment and love. Prioritise lapping up just that.

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