Frequently Asked Questions for Wedding Photography in Sydney
Wedding photography in Sydney is not normally something you shop around for every second week and understandably some couples have a lot of questions with regards to how it all works. We have answered the more common questions here however if you have a query with regards to something not talked about please send us an email or leave a comment on our blog and we will be more than happy to answer your question(s).
Q: How many photographers do you have?
A: This also answers the question of “who will be our photographer?” Every photograph seen on anything talking about DC Images has been taken by Dale however we have regularly provided a second photographer when requested.
Q: Will you hold a wedding date while we decide?
A: Our services work on a first in, first served basis and we have bookings made a year or more in advance however for anyone who comes in to see us at the studio we will try to contact them should another couple ask about their wedding date. In other words we try to offer you first dibs so to speak (where we can).
Q: How much time should we allow for planning the wedding photography?
A: In our experience it has been anywhere from 2-5 hours (from the first moment of contact, including face-to-face chat and through to the wedding day itself) but there is no set or ‘X-amount of time’ really, come past the studio for a coffee and a chat and we will spend as much time chatting things through as you need.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Absolutely, among other key aspects we have public liability insurance for ten-million dollars.
Q: Do you shoot with film or digital cameras?
A: I have been shooting with digital cameras since 2004 but privately I still shoot a few rolls of film because I have a hard time letting go and I am more than a tad nostalgic.
Q: How much time should we allow for location photography?
A: The more time you spend on location photography the more variety/diversity of photograph and opportunities we will be able to provide you with (and that goes for time in general throughout your wedding day – ie: the more time you spend doing anything the more opportunity we create together). Traditionally though one-hour (plus) is the popular amount of time to allow for the location photography but we have worked with as little as ten-minutes and as much as five hours. Remember to allow for travel time too.
Q: How many photographs do you take/do we get?
A: This will depend entirely upon the day you have planned and the amount of time we are there snapping away. Always remember that the idea is quality not quantity and we will always look to provide as much variety as possible rather than simply capture variations of the same backdrop. In short though there is no set amount/limit, we capture as many photographs as it takes to tell the whole story.
Q: Do we get every single photo that you take on the day?
A: Generally yes, we do delete the odd image on the day where we may have tested the exposure in a difficult lighting environment or when a person has clearly blinked in the shot.
Q: Do you shoot RAW or JPEG?
Q: Do you include high resolution digital files of every photograph in our package?
A: Yes, you receive fully prepared and genuine high resolution 300dpi JPEGs.
Q: Do you store/archive the digital files?
A: Yes. Every digital file/photograph we ever take is archived onto external hard-drives and these are placed in a fire-proof safe.
Q: Do you include prints of all the images in our package?
A: Yes, we can provide you with a custom-printed and bound proof album including every photograph captured on your wedding day. We also include custom enlargements however with different couples wanting different sizes we wait until you tell us what you want.
Q: Do you offer pre-wedding photography?
A: Yes and as always your photography package will include whatever you want.
Q: We do not want a full day coverage, are you able to allow for this in the package we book?
Q: Leaving the coverage aside are you able to tailor packages to suit our needs?
A: Yes, just let us know what you are looking for and that is exactly what we will do.
Q: How long after our wedding do we get our photos?
A: Unless special requests are made the turnaround time is four weeks.
Q: How long does it take to get our album?
A: Four to six-weeks from the moment it is ordered depending upon the style of album you have chosen.
Q: How do we book?
A: Simply complete the booking form and pay the deposit.
Q: Should we provide you with a meal during the reception?
A: If we are covering more than an hour of your reception then in the interest of not passing out one service meal would be appreciated.
Q: Do you supply videography services?
A: No, we specialise in photography but we have a couple of people we work with regularly and can confidently recommend.
Q: What kind of camera do you use?
A: Nikon D-SLR
Q: What sort of lighting do you use?
A: Natural light, natural light and more natural light (where possible of course). We prefer to use a camera mounted flash as little as possible and we do use a hand-held video light from time to time.
Q: What software do you use primarily?
A: Adobe Photoshop (including the use of various plug-in programs)
I hope the above has helped to answer some of your questions when it comes to wedding photography in Sydney. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, call us on 02 9482 4838 or drop us line via EMAIL should you have any further questions. In the meantime congratulations once again on your engagement and enjoy the wedding preparations.