Pricing + FAQs

Digital Photo Collection

$4500 inc GST

Your collection of high resolution, individually edited photos – provided on a custom USB, ready to be printed or shared online with family and friends.

  • 9 hours of photography
  • 550+ edited, high resolution JPG images on a customised USB stick (ready for printing as many times as you like, at any size)
  • Online gallery of web sized images for sharing with family and friends
  • Pre-wedding meetings and communication
  • Travel within Melbourne area (additional fees for longer distances)
  • Postage
  • Extra hours $300 each
  • Special rates available to clients outside of Australia

Wedding Film

$4000 inc GST

A modern and cinematic wedding film experience.

Instead of the long, traditional (and let’s face it – kinda boring) wedding videos that would get watched once and then put on the shelf, Alastair creates easy to watch and share short films, editing the visuals to a soundtrack that suits the feel of your celebration.

  • 9 hours of cinematography
  • 6-8 minute film, set to beautiful music that suits your day, posted online to share with friends and family around the world (can be password protected)
  • Licensing fees for 2 songs
  • Custom title illustration
  • Pre-wedding meetings and communication
  • Travel within Melbourne area (additional fees for longer distances)
  • Extra hours $300 each
  • Special rates available to clients outside of Australia

Album + Digital Photo Collection

$6400 inc GST

Click here for album examples.

There’s nothing quite like seeing your beautiful memories in print.

This 10 x 10″ hardcover book is a stunning keepsake to treasure, and to pass down through future generations. The layout of each of the 80 lay-flat fine art pages is carefully designed to present your photos in an eye catching, elegant and contemporary way.

  • 9 hours of photography
  • 10 x 10″ 80 page hardcover album, featuring 80-150 images from your day (individual price $1900)
  • 550+ edited, high resolution JPG images on a customised USB stick (ready for printing as many times as you like, at any size)
  • Online gallery of web sized images for sharing with friends and family
  • Album design
  • Leather, Linen or Book Cloth cover with either plain text (simply choose a font to your liking), or a custom illustration by artist Carolina Facelli (extra $200)
  • 2 rounds of online drafts (to ensure you’re 100% happy with the album design)
  • Travel within Melbourne area (additional fees for longer distances)
  • Pre-wedding meetings and communication
  • Postage
  • Extra album spreads $40 each
  • Extra hours $300 each
  • After wedding day: 10 x 10″ albums priced at $2200 (book now and save $300+)
  • Special rates available to clients outside of Australia

Wedding Film + Special Features

$4600 inc GST

The Wedding Film, plus ‘Special Features’ – audiovisual recordings of the core part of your ceremony (the vows, ring exchange and first kiss) and the reception speeches, provided separately on a custom USB.

  • 9 hours of cinematography
  • 6-8 minute film, set to beautiful music that suits your day, posted online to share with friends and family around the world (can be password protected)
  • ‘Special Features’ audiovisual recordings of your vows, exchange of rings and first kiss, plus the reception speeches, presented seperately on a custom USB
  • Licensing fees for 2 songs
  • Custom title illustration
  • Pre-wedding meetings and communication
  • Travel within Melbourne area (additional fees for longer distances)
  • Postage
  • Extra hours $300 each
  • Special rates available to clients outside of Australia
  • The ‘Special Features’ are only available if booked in before wedding day

Album + Parent Albums + Digital Photo Collection

$8200 inc GST

Click here for album examples.

Everything included in the Digital Photo Collection + Album package, plus two 8 x 8″ albums; perfect Thank You gifts for parents (or friends)

  • 9 hours of photography
  • 10 x 10″ 80 page hardcover album, featuring 80-150 images from your day (individual price $1900)
  • Two 8 x 8″ 80 page hardcover albums, identical to the main album (individual price $900 each)
  • 550+ edited, high resolution JPG images on a customised USB stick (ready for printing as many times as you like, at any size)
  • Online gallery of web sized images for sharing with friends and family
  • Album design
  • Leather, Linen or Book Cloth cover with either plain text (simply choose a font to your liking), or a custom illustration by artist Carolina Facelli (extra $200)
  • 2 rounds of online drafts (to ensure you’re 100% happy with the album design)
  • Travel within Melbourne area (additional fees for longer distances)
  • Pre-wedding meetings and communication
  • Postage
  • Extra album spreads $50 each
  • Extra hours $300 each
  • After wedding day: 10 x 10″ albums priced at $2200, 8 x 8″ albums priced at $1100 (book now and save $500+)
  • Special rates available to clients outside of Australia

Wedding Film + Special Features + Rough Cut

$5200 inc GST

Everything included in the Wedding Film + Special Features package, plus all of the footage captured throughout the day untouched in a ‘Rough Cut’ format.

  • 9 hours of cinematography (just Alastair; there won’t be two or three cameramen crowding you)
  • 6-8 minute film, set to beautiful music that suits your day, posted online to share with friends and family around the world (can be password protected)
  • ‘Special Feature’ audiovisual recordings of your vows, exchange of rings and first kiss, plus the reception speeches, presented on a custom USB
  • Untouched ‘Rough Cut’ footage collection (the good, the bad, and the ugly), presented on a custom USB
  • Licensing fees for 2 songs
  • Custom title illustration
  • Pre-wedding meetings and communication
  • Travel within Melbourne area (additional fees for longer distances)
  • Postage
  • Extra hours $300 each
  • Special rates available to clients outside of Australia
  • The ‘Special Features’ and ‘Rough Cut’ are only available if booked in before wedding day

Please note: The ‘Rough Cut’ doesn’t contain long sections of continuous footage (other than of the vows, ring exchange and reception speeches, which are all included in the ‘Wedding Film + Special Features’ package).

Alastair shoots hand-held, capturing little moments and then moving on, much like a photographer; he doesn’t set up cameras on tripods for continuous coverage. The ‘Rough Cut’ is a collection of all the 5-20 second clips from the day – those that were used in the ‘Wedding Film + Special Features’, and those that didn’t quite make the cut – presented in continuous chronological order. 

 

Elopement Digital Photo Collection

Starting at $2600 inc GST

Keeping things simple, intimate and stress-free?
Contact us with your plans and we’ll prepare a quote specifically for you.

 

Elopement Film

Starting at $2600 inc GST

Keeping things simple, intimate and stress-free?
Contact us with your plans and we’ll prepare a quote specifically for you.

Are you able to travel interstate/overseas?

We travel all the time, and we’ll go anywhere; our passports are ready.

We’ve been lucky enough to capture incredible celebrations in Sweden, Thailand, New Zealand, Portugal, USA, France, Indonesia, Fiji and all throughout Australia; we’re always thrilled at the chance to work in exotic places, and just as thrilled to shoot in a local Aussie pub.

We will need you to cover some of our travel expenses; for overseas weddings we can offer you special rates to make things much more affordable.

Is it just you two taking our photographs and filming on the day?

Yep, just us. No big crew getting in the way of the emotion, no massive tripods and rigging ruining the atmosphere, no studio lighting blocking people’s views.

One piece of feedback we always receive from clients: “We barely even realised you were there!”. This is our favourite thing to hear.

We never crowd you or make you feel overwhelmed; we ebb and flow around each other, taking turns to capture moments, never getting in the way. After all, it’s not a photo shoot, it’s your wedding day.

*Sometimes we will bring an assistant, but they won’t be holding a camera – they’ll just be there to help us out.

How do you feel about LGBTQ marriages?

We are 100% in favour of any two people in love having the right to be married. If you love each other, that’s all that matters to us.

Here’s hoping that all Australians can be free to marry whomever they love very soon.

Will we meet before the big day?

Absolutely. We chat with all of our clients over Skype before they make their booking, to ensure we all make a good fit – we want you to be sure you’ll feel comfortable with us following you around all day (in a totally non-creepy way).

How long will you shoot for on the day?

We’ve found that 9 hours usually covers a wedding day perfectly – allowing us to capture some of the getting ready time, right through to the dance-floor shenanigans.

Extra hours can be added for $300 per photographer/videographer, per hour.

What do we receive afterwards?

From Lucy:

550+ high resolution, carefully edited JPG images for you to keep, plus on online gallery to share with family and friends.  You can copy, share, print and post the photos to your heart’s content.  No restrictions, no up-selling later on from us – they’re all yours.

For those who love tangible treasures, we can create a beautiful fine art album for you (highly recommended – seeing your memories on a page is the shiz). Please see the next FAQ for more info.

From Alastair:

We’ve done a tonne of research with couples, asking what they want in a modern wedding film. The overwhelming response has been that traditional wedding videos are too long, and they only get watched a couple of times and then put on the shelf. They can’t be shared and watched easily online, and friends and family often find them kind of boring.

Just like with Lucy’s photos, Alastair’s editing process plays an intrinsic role in giving films their magic, romantic feeling. He doesn’t provide long, raw shots from the day; instead he creates beautiful 6 – 8 minute films and sets them to music, capturing the whole story of the day in a creative and truly engaging way. You and your friends and family can share it online with the world; and at that length, people will watch it on their computers, iPads and smartphones again and again. Doing things this way also helps us to keep our prices so affordable.

If you select the Wedding Film + Special Features package, Alastair will also provide you with audiovisual recordings of the ‘core’ moments of dialogue from your ceremony (your vows, ring exchange, and announcement as husband and wife), as well as the speeches from the reception.These will be provided to you on a custom USB, along with the Wedding Film.

If you’re interested in having the raw footage from the day, please see below.

We'd like an album of our photos, can you help us with that?

We’d love to. In our increasingly digital age, there’s nothing like seeing your gorgeous memories in print. Lucy works alongside her designer to create a beautiful keepsake for you – something tangible to treasure, and to pass down through future generations.

The Digital Photo Collection + Album package includes a 10 x 10″ hardcover coffee table book, featuring 80-150 photos from your day, printed directly onto 80 pages of fine art paper. Extra spreads can be added in if necessary.

There are dozens of colour and fabric options for the cover, and for the embossed title you can choose between a ‘Classic’ or ‘Custom Illustrated’ design (the latter created for you by artist Caro Facelli).

Looking for a thank you gift for your parents, or close friends? The Digital Photo Collection + Album + Parent Albums package includes two matching 8 x 8″ albums, identical to the main album. Other sizes are also available.

Click here for a look at some recent album examples.

*Book your album/s in before the wedding day and save $500+

Can we have the raw footage from the day?

Sure thing! The Wedding Film + Special Features + Rough Cut package includes an untouched ‘rough cut’ stream of all the footage from your day – the good, the bad, and the ugly (not that there’s likely to be much ugly, but you know. People pull whack faces sometimes).

What do you do to the photos + film?

From Lucy:

I work with the colour palette, soften and sharpen certain areas, and adjust the contrast. I don’t reshape people’s bodies or drastically change the look of anything (but having said that – if you’re sporting an unfortunate pimple in the middle of your nose on the day, I’ll get rid of it for you).

I provide all of your images in colour, as well as additional black and white versions of the ones that really lend themselves to that style (usually around 20% of the images).

From Alastair:

For the Wedding Film, I carefully edit all of the important and beautiful moments from your day to a musical soundtrack – telling you story in an engaging and cinematic way. I colour grade the footage to look as beautiful as possible. I don’t use any tacky filters or effects, or overlay any awkward dialogue (let’s face it, most of us aren’t professional public speakers, so it’s often best to leave it to the visuals to tell a breathtaking story).

In the Wedding Film + Special Features package, I create a second film for you; one which includes audio from the day, covering the ‘core part’ of the ceremony (the ring exchange, vows and first kiss), and the speeches from the reception.

Do you shoot multiple weddings every weekend?

To ensure we remain passionate about our craft (and don’t pass out from exhaustion) we keep our bookings exclusive to 35 couples per year.

What equipment do you use?

We shoot on Nikon D750 and Sony A7Sii bodies and a wide range of lenses. Alastair has a monopod (a one legged tripod) and a small gimbal (a camera stabiliser for moving shots) which he only uses occasionally. Lucy only uses flash if it’s absolutely necessary (usually just for fun shots on the dance floor).

We have plenty of back-up gear for emergencies.

We don’t like posing! Will that be a problem?

Not at all. We love capturing people in fun/silly/romantic poses, but also really thrive on capturing people being their natural selves – laughing, chatting, gettin’ down on the dance floor… we’ll capture the honest moments that happen through your day (that’s the really good stuff, anyway).

What time of day should we get married and have our portraits? Is there a best time, light-wise?

Try to avoid the middle of the day, when the sun is directly overhead (approx 11am – 3pm in daylight saving hours). This causes unflattering shadows and highlights on faces, and forces everyone to squint. If you can, aim for a time where the sun is at a lower angle – particularly for your portrait session. The Golden Hour (the last hour of light before sunset) is prime portrait time.

Do we get digital negatives of the images?

If you mean unedited raw files, then no; the editing process is as much a part of Lucy’s service as the photography itself; and raw files are a very long way from the finished product.

If you mean high resolution JPG files of each of your edited images, then yes! Those are yours to keep; send copies around the world, share them on Facebook, Instagram, whatever you like. They’re your memories, after all.

How is the music chosen for the Wedding Film?

We listen to the music you play throughout your day to get a great sense of what you like, and find music that suits you and the feel of the day. Whilst really popular hits might be a great soundtrack, we don’t believe in using artists’ music without paying them (it’s also illegal to do so!), and famous songs cost many thousands of dollars to license. Instead, we license music from talented emerging artists from around Australia and the world, for a small fee that’s built into the price of the film.

There are tonnes of incredible artists out there producing truly awesome music, and you’ll have the knowledge that not only are you directly supporting new talent, but your film’s soundtrack will be unique to you. You won’t associate your wedding film soundtrack with anything other than your day, making it so much more special and personal.

We love the process of finding the perfect music to suit your film, it’s as important to us as the footage – and we have really good taste. We realise we’re biased, but still… it’s true.

Do you scout for locations before the wedding?

If the wedding is taking place somewhere where there aren’t many obvious portrait locations, we may go for a scout a few days before, but this is very rarely necessary. We both find shooting on the fly really exciting; planning a shoot down to each minute makes it feel too structured, and doesn’t allow for the magical little moments that happen when you just go with the flow.

Do we need to feed you on the day?

Yes please! All day photography and cinematography takes a tonne of energy, so if you could cater for us and our assistant that would be greatly appreciated.
Mayve cater extra for Lucy. She eats like a pig.

Do we need to provide a "shot list" to you?

No, we shoot like photojournalists, capturing the day how it naturally unfolds. A shot list takes the spontaneity out of the experience, and won’t allow us to be creative and be truly “in the moment”.
All we need is a running sheet for the day with important addresses and phone numbers, and a list of which family portraits you’d like taken (maximum 8 groups). You can leave the rest up to us – don’t worry, we love capturing even the tiniest of details.

What happens if it rains on the wedding day?

We’ll get out there with umbrellas! Some amazing pictures and gorgeous moments have come out of celebrations with miserable weather; we won’t let it stand in our way.

How soon after the wedding will we receive the film/photo collection?

You can expect your film to appear online and your photo collection on your doorstep within 8 weeks of the big day.

How do we lock in a booking?

After we chat and get to know each other a little, if you’re ready to lock in a booking with us we’ll send out the paperwork for you to read through and sign, and give you our bank details so you can transfer a 30% deposit. The final payments are due before the wedding – whether you want to sort them out months ahead, or the week before; we don’t mind either way.

Once we've booked, do we speak to you much before the wedding?

Of course! We’re always available to chat and help you with any concerns or ideas you have. We love to stay in touch with our clients in the lead up to (and after) the wedding day; it’s this connection that helps you to feel comfortable, and helps us to create beautiful and natural photo collections and films.