Here is some help to answer to the most common questions…
How far should we book in advance?
As soon as possible : check with me for availability even if you haven’t book your venue yet.
We are camera shy or uncomfortable with our picture being taken : how do you deal with that?
First of all remember : it’s your wedding day and happiness make people being beautiful. I know how to capture that. You actually are looking great in picture : you just don’t know it! I have also written a few tips for your wedding. Read it : it will help.
Ideally as a photographer I would say : at sun set time : the light is ideal and it will look beautiful. The because of many reason it can be difficult so I will totally adapt to your time.
Do you give b&w or filtered photographs?
There is a few images I see in b& w so you will have some. If you require specific filters then I let me know and I will do that for you. My style (go through the images in my galleries) is generally quite contrasty and punchy colours.
How long after the wedding do we see our images?
You will see the photographs before anyone else about 10 to 15 days after your wedding. Then I will upload them online in a private gallery for your guests to see and so you can let me know which one you prefer to keep only for you.
How many files do we get?
It all depends on your package and most of all for me what matters is tat there is enough to tell the story of your day. The longest the coverage is the more images I will give you.
Approximately I will give you a minimum of 400 images for 3 hours coverage, a minimum of 600 images for 5 hours coverage, a minimum of 800 images for 7 hours coverage and a minimum of 1000 images for 9 hours coverage.
Do we own the copyright?
Yes all the images are yours. You can’t use them for promotional purpose unless we discuss it and I can’t use them (for my website, social medias or portfolio) unless you give me the authorisation. We will sign a contract mentioning that.
Do you give us the photographs with your logo watermarked?
No : they are 100% yours.
Do you give the print quality files (High resolution)?
Yes I give you all the files in web and print quality in 2 different folders.
Do you give us the RAW files?
For how long do you keep the files?
If you were ever loosing the files I can ensure that I will still have them in 15 years : I save all of them in different places and mediums for years. To preserve your memory is my mission.
Are you flexible on your packages?
Yes : every wedding is different so if your wedding is on 2 days or if your require me for a specific time I will adapt it for you with great pleasure.
What if it rains?
We will discuss that before the wedding and organise a B plan. A nice umbrella can be a solution of there is just a few drops. Otherwise there are plenty of beautiful indoor locations. If it’s cloudy : don’t worry : it will give a beautiful soft light that will soften the lines on your faces.
What gear do you use?
Cameras are a Nikon D810 and D300 (just in case I like to have 2 with me).
Lenses are 24-70mm F2.8 G ED, 50mm F1.4, 14-24mm F2.8 G, 70-210mm F4-5.6.
And… I’m a Mac fan!
Do we sign a contract?
Yes you and I will sign a contract. It basically protects from loosing your money if I am sick to death and can’t cover your wedding : I commit to refund the money and will help you to find someone else (I know plenty of talented photographers who have a similar style as mine). It also gives you the copyrights, it details what your package includes and doesn’t includes…
As soon as you book me you will need to pay 30% of the total as a deposit. The rest will need to be paid one month before the wedding. You can pay monthly or weekly transfers if you like. If you live in New Zealand you can do a direct transfer to my NZ banks account, if you live in France you can do a direct transfer in my French bank account. If you live anywhere else in the world you will need to do a Paypal payement (plus 2% charge) or an international transfer (no charges on my side, only your own bank usual fees) to my Fijian bank account.
Tel : +64 (0)9 889 1807 (Wherever in the world I am you can reach me on this number)FJ : +679 93 210 24