Pricing + FAQs

Micro Wedding/Elopement Photo Collection

$1800 inc GST

In these unusual times, you might be looking at an elopement style wedding – or maybe a private ceremony (or an intimate one with <10 guests) has always been your jam?

We love shooting these types of celebrations, and would be honoured to be part of your intimate day.

  • 2 hours of photography
  • 250+ edited, high resolution photos, provided in an online gallery – perfect for sharing with family and friends
  • Meetings, postage, and travel within 100 kms of Melbourne (additional fees for longer distances)
  • Outside of COVID restrictive periods, bookings only available on off peak days

Micro Wedding/Elopement Film

$1800 inc GST

In these unusual times, you might be looking at an elopement style wedding – or maybe a private ceremony (or an intimate one with <10 guests) has always been your jam?

We love shooting these types of celebrations, and would be honoured to be part of your intimate day.

  • 2 hours of cinematography
  • 2-3 minute film, delivered online to share with friends and family around the world
  • Licensed soundtrack (1 song)
  • Custom title illustration
  • Meetings, postage, and travel within 100 kms of Melbourne (additional fees for longer distances)
  • Special Features also available; get in touch for more info
  • Outside of COVID restrictive periods, bookings only available on off peak days

 

Photo Collection

$4600 inc GST

Extensive coverage of your day presented in a beautiful online gallery, ready to be shared with family and friends.

  • 8 hours of photography
    Extra hours $300 each (shorter bookings also available)
  • 650+ edited, high resolution photos, provided in an online gallery – perfect for sharing with family and friends
  • Meetings, postage, and travel within 100 kms of Melbourne (additional fees for longer distances)

Wedding Film

$4000 inc GST

Extensive coverage of your day, in 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.

  • 8 hours of cinematography
    Extra hours $300 each (shorter bookings also available)
  • 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)
  • Licensed soundtrack (2 songs)
  • Custom title illustration
  • Meetings, postage, and travel within 100 kms of Melbourne (additional fees for longer distances)

Album + Photo Collection

$6500 inc GST

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

Our 10 x 10″ hardcover albums are 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.

Everything listed above in the Photo Collection package, plus…

  • A 10 x 10″ 80 page hardcover album, featuring up t0 220 images from your day
  • Custom cover illustration for an extra $200
  • 2 rounds of online drafts (to ensure you’re 100% happy with the album design)
  • After wedding day: 10 x 10″ albums priced at $2200 (book now and save $300+)
  • View album examples here

Wedding Film + Special Features

$4600 inc GST

Everything included in the Wedding Film package, plus…

  • A separate ‘Special Features’ film featuring audiovisual recordings of  your vows, exchange of rings and first kiss, plus the reception speeches, presented amongst beautiful montages from your day
  • Only available if booked in before the wedding day

Album + Parent Albums + Photo Collection

$8500 inc GST

Everything included in the Album + Digital Photo Collection package, plus…

  • Two 8 x 8″ 80 page hardcover albums, identical to the main album (individual price $1000 each)
  • After wedding day: 10 x 10″ albums priced at $2200, 8 x 8″ albums priced at $1200 each (book now and save $700)
  • View album examples here

 

Wedding Film + Special Features + Rough Cut

$5200 inc GST

Everything included in the Wedding Film + Special Features package, plus…

  • Untouched Rough Cut film; all of the footage captured throughout the day, presented in chronological order, along with any audio captured whilst filming
  • Only available if booked in before wedding day

 

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 give us a helping hand with gear, etc.

If we need to postpone our wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will this be okay? Will we be charged a fee?

If Covid restrictions meant your wedding couldn’t go ahead on the planned date, we’re happy to move your booking fee over to secure a new date, and will not charge a postponement fee.

Please note that the Booking Fee (30% of the total service fees) is non-refundable if your wedding is moved to a date when we aren’t available; but if postponement is necessary, we’ll work closely with you to ensure a new date that suits everyone can be secured.

How do you feel about LGBTQ marriages?

We are 100% in favour of any two people in love having the right to be married, and are both so stoked that all Australians are now free to marry whomever they love! Finally.

Are you able to travel interstate/overseas?

When we’re not all restricted due to a global pandemic, 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, France, Thailand, New Zealand, Portugal, USA, 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.

Will we meet before the big day?

Absolutely. We chat with all of our clients over Zoom/Facetime 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 8 hours usually covers a wedding day perfectly – allowing us to capture some of the getting ready time, right through to the dance-floor shenanigans.

We’re happy to stick around longer, though! Extra hours can be added for $300 per photographer/videographer, per hour.

If you don’t think you need us for the full day, shorter bookings are also available.

What do we receive afterwards?

From Lucy:

650+ 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 second film, featuring audiovisual recordings of the core part your ceremony (your vows, ring exchange, and announcement as husband and wife), as well as the speeches from the reception – all tied up with beautiful montages from your day.

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

Can we have the raw footage from the day?

Sure thing! The Wedding Film + Special Features + Rough Cut package includes an untouched ‘rough cut’ chronological 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 weird faces sometimes).

This feature isn’t edited to music; instead, you’ll be able to hear all the random bits of conversations and sounds that Alastair captured throughout the day – with quite a few classic moments in the mix!

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 Fine Art Album, featuring approximately 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+

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 visual 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 and visuals from the day, covering the ‘core part’ of the ceremony (the ring exchange, vows and first kiss), and the speeches from the reception, with montages from your day at the beginning and end, creating a beautiful extra feature for you to enjoy.

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 the 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 source a soundtrack 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.

Maybe 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.

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.

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, and the transfer info for the 30% Booking Fee. Once we receive everything back from you, your date is reserved and we’re good to go.

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