Frequently Asked Questions
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FAQ’S
How do I get to see my wedding photos?
All our wedding packages include a comprehensive sneak-peek gallery which goes live on our blog/ social media soon after your wedding day. You can easily share this with friends and family, and those who couldn’t make it on the day.
Usually eight weeks after your wedding the entire collection of your wedding photos will be available via a private gallery on our website. You can log in using a unique password and view the images, aswell as download your full image sets. The bride and groom, of course, receive all their files on a USB so you don’t need to download anything online.
What is a gallery card?
You would have seen this mentioned under our wedding photography packages.
Once your full photography collection is ready for viewing, it’s available through a private gallery on our website. To make it easy for friends and family to access your wedding gallery, we will provide a small card with your gallery details during your wedding reception. This includes approx dates when photos will be live and instructions on how to access the gallery. One less step for you to take care of.
Do we get digital files from our wedding?
Are wedding albums included in our package?
How many wedding photos will I receive?
This depends on the length of your wedding, we don’t limit how much we shoot.
How many hours of photography do I need?
Things we’ll cover in our wedding consultation include: when should hair and makeup be finished, for how long do you need the hire cars, by what time does the bride need to be dressed, when should flowers arrive, and how long will travel take between locations?
We also need to allow enough time for photos of the bride and groom once they’re fully dressed, family photos and your location photography.
We’ll take care of planning, including advising you of simple things like sunset times which can make a big difference on a tight schedule.
Do you charge extra for weddings outside Toowoomba?
Do you photograph destination weddings?
Do I need one or two photographers?
Do you photograph engagement sessions?
Can you make guest books, framed prints and parent albums?
FAMILY & NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY FAQ’S
When is the best time to get my family/baby photos?
We recommend newborn photography to be done in the first 2 weeks of your baby’s life, when they are still squishy and sleepy! Accordingly, you’re best contacting us as soon as the baby is born, so we can ensure suitable availability. However, if you aren’t feeling ready for photography this soon after giving birth, we can still get some great newborn photos till the baby is around 5 weeks old.
3-4 months old, when the baby is comfortable on the tummy, smiles a bit and has more eye contact with both parents and the camera is good time for some more photos.
6-8 months old, when the baby can sit independently is another great opportunity for some more lovely images.
1st birthday, whether a cake smash, a birthday party or just capturing a milestone, around the first birthday is a great time for photos!
What should we wear to the photoshoot?
With the aim of showing faces, emotions and relationships, we want the attention to be on people, not clothes. Accordingly, please, avoid large prints/characters and logos. We also find that having a common colour theme through everyone’s clothing makes for much better looking images!
No family should ever feel pressured to dress up like a boy band, but reducing the amount of colours worn to 2-3 or shades of the same colour, always works best! Please, dress as casual or as formal as you want the photos to look!
With small children, we recommend a couple of changes of clothes – besides their unrivalled talent for getting dirty, they also tend to look very different, if wearing different coloured outfits, and it’s a lovely thing to capture!
The heroes look best naked, though we make sure a level of decency is maintained, though we do have an array of outfits/props (head bands, hats, overalls, tutus, angles wings, etc.) we can use with your little one.
For the parents, we recommend 1 dark outfit and one lighter one – to work with the black and white backgrounds we use in our studio. A spare outfit is always a good idea, since naked babies wee considerably more than one can imagine!
We provide a selection of beautiful dress in multiple colours that show your shape beautifully and work great with the surroundings. However, if you have any outfits that you would like to be photographed in, you’re welcome to bring them! For the partners – the simpler outfit, the better – single colour pants, jeans, and a plain coloured shirt (or topless)
What is the best time of day for a photoshoot?
The best light for photography (not to mention the temperature levels!) is directly after sunrise and just before sunset. We understand the effort and time required to get the family ready for a photoshoot, but it is absolutely worth it! Session are usually 3:15 during winter and 4:30 during summer for the best lighting conditions.
Do you supply any props/can we bring our own props?
We have an array of props and outfits (buckets, baskets, head bands, hats, angel wings, overall sets, tutus etc.), but welcome any additions, such as army/sporting/music paraphernalia or a toy/blanket with a sentimental value!
We have some props – carts, tutus, wings, wooden letters, etc. you’re welcome to bring anything you deem appropriate! Moreover, if there is a prop/outfit you wish to have for the session, we are happy to source it for you, whether to purchase or just loan. We work extensively with Aisling Events, who supplies us with vintage items, such as photo frames, furniture, tea sets etc.
How long does the session last?
we allocate up to 2 hours, to allow for feeding and settling; some newborns are very settled on the day and the session can take 1-1.5 hours, some require the full 3!
we allocate up to 1 hours for a studio session, to allow for the child to settle into a happy and natural behaviour.
outdoor sessions last around 1 hour, by the end of which most little models have had enough. If not, we’re happy to go for longer!
How long till we get to see our images?
How long till we get our photos?
Where is a good location for a photoshoot?
Should we have a studio or an outdoor session?
Pregnancy: studio and outdoor sessions result in very different-looking images! Please, peruse our maternity galleries to find out which look you prefer.
Can we get digital files to do our own printing?
What happens if my child has got a scratch/pimple/bruise?
What happens if one of us is sick on the day of the session?
What happens if the weather is not photography-friendly?