Knew it! Follow your instinct 🙂 and head here!
Hiring someone with years of experience for a wedding day means hiring a skilled, sensitive vision capable of anticipating all important things happening on your wedding day. Moreover, you will receive enough support before, during, and after your wedding. For example, I back up your moment for 2 years, which is free. I recommend you reading my note about this question here.
It is easy to get overwhelmed, but the best way find your wedding photographer is to forget all those slogans and catchphrases on their websites, emails, etc., and select 10 wedding photographers whose styles suit you. Then scrutinize their portfolio to find out how they see small and big moments of wedding days and how they photograph them. Photos say it all. They are pure. They don’t lie!
After finding your wedding photographer, make sure they have a proper and secure backup system and ensure you will get the same quality of photos that you have seen on their portfolio.
It is the question that I was waiting for! We have heard all of these things: candid, photojournalistic, and documentary. They all mean an interrupted photographing of moments and capturing them as they are already happening. I push myself to capture uninterrupted moments and visually document the flow of occurrences.I have written a comprehensive note for this here.
Most people, including me, are camera-shy. The solution is this: imagine you and your partner as celebrities that are being photographed by paparazzi. Since you don’t feel their cameras you are comfortable. This helps you feel comfortable when you are in front of cameras. I am kind of paparazzi and promise you it will never hurt you!
To answer this you first should answer this question: how much wedding photography is of importance to you. There are many wedding photographers with different budgets, but to have world-class photographs, you should spend a little more money. Currently, well-known brands in Australia are charging $4k-$8k. I do not charge $4k-$8k as I am not still a well-known brand (read my journey here), but I promise you to deliver photos with world-class standards! HOW? I started my brand in December 2019, before that, I was working for studios! During covid-19, I decided to participate in world-class wedding contests. When you do things amazingly, amazing things happen sooner or later! I won numerous prestigious awards!! As an example, Fearless Award, based in WashingtonState, USA is as valuable as Oscar awards for wedding photographers. My mind was blowing away when I found out I won 2 Fearless awards in my first-year participation!! For me, your kind words is just the matter of import, but what I am trying to say is that world-class capturing is something that I am good at. If you are interested in seeing my awards, head here.
Long story short, the more, the better. Not because of being charged more. Not at all! Money is something that you can earn it always! But there is something more valuable than money, in my opinion! One of them is moments! No one can give them to you again! NO ONE! THEY ARE GONE FOREVER! You may think just ceremony or reception matters, but prep-moments are as valuable as ceremony and reception moments. Check my article here. If you want to create a real story of your day, a package from prep to party is the best one. Please read my note about the importance of getting ready photos here.
I recommend you scrutinizing my photos and reading some nice words from my previous clients just below this.
I consider myself so lucky to work with my husband, Jacob Dasht. He is an assistant that every photographer dreams of! The most lovely bag carrier, guider, veil holder, protector, and so on in the world.
Yes, I have the highest level of public liability insurance.
I always suggest we meet at a local cafe or on a Zoom conversation to get to know each other. It is your right to know the person that you are going to spend the day with (me!)
Each wedding is unique, so each package should be catered to you. To enquire about my packages, head here.
If you feel I am the right wedding photographer for you, please complete my online form here and tell me all about your plans and concerns. Once I get it, we work together to create the best wedding package for you. After that, you will have a four-part payment schedule, so that you can pay off your wedding in installments up to your day, with your wedding photography balance due seven days before your wedding day. This is all the technical stuff though: the important thing to know about the booking process is that I’m available to talk about your wedding day at any time.
My payment terms are 25% down to secure your date, 2x 25% payments in the lead up to your wedding day, with the final 25% balance payment due seven days before your wedding day. This ensures that you’re not thinking about money or administrative things on or around your wedding day. The full balance must be paid by your wedding day.
I do not charge for travel inside Victoria, and weddings in other states in Australia may have a nominal travel fee built-in.
Just send me a confirmation email stating that you would like me to photograph your special day, we will book a zoom call. I then will then send my Terms and Conditions to you with all the deposit and payment details enclosed. I only require a $500 deposit to confirm a wedding date.
Mostly love and ongoing communication, and support Suggested timelines and lots of useful tips before your wedding day Non-stop visual documenting followed by mostly edited and some advanced retouched photographs, plus a few movement photos without watermarks An online gallery with high resolution and web-size digital file
During the lockdown, I tested the influence of gifs on my wedding photos. The results were amazing because I found the mood of the people inside a picture deeper. I love to make a few from your BIG day. There is no additional charge for these. You can share them on social media and keep them on your phone.
Long story short, no. I consider selecting the best images and editing a cornerstone in my approach and style. The raw, flat, and unedited files are not available for either viewing or purchase. I never limit the number of images delivered, but the outtakes, including duplicates, unflattering images, and blurry pictures, are removed.
Editing means corrections for exposure, color, tint, contrast, applying my proprietary filters, and making selectively localized corrections.
I do some advanced retouching, including but not limited to skin smoothing, fixing hair or clothing, removing objects or people from an image.
As highlighted in my online portfolio and social media, up to 25% of my work is delivered in Black and White.
Great things come to those who wait. Since I apply post-production to every image delivered, the process does take a while. You will receive your galleries in up to 3-4 weeks or less.
For weddings, we usually deliver between 50-100 images/ hr. While I tend to overshoot and I don't cap the number of images selected, only the best and meaningful images will make it into your collection.
Your RAW files and edited jpegs will be kept for a minimum of 2 years, in case you lose your copies. This way I can provide you with a free backup in case of emergency.
It is your day. Hence, it is normal for your community takes photos on the day. Having said that, the only part that should be considered as an UNPLUGGED policy is YOUR CEREMONY. Why? To make sure I can deliver the world-class photos that you have booked and ensure your wedding guests are present with you and making eye contact with you, and not through a device.
Long story short Yes. To have my energy high.