How would you describe your style?
The really great wedding photographs that you see are very rarely totally natural. Just remember that this day is a one off and nothing about it is strictly normal! The best photographers set the stage for the players and capture the real emotions that arise.
Why should we chose Nelson Photography?
I know a friend who charges $500. Why the difference in price?
My fee reflects the commitment I have to you in many ways, not least the experience and professionalism I bring to the day. Take the cameras for example – its great to have shiny toys to play with but they are they are some of the very best (and most expensive) available. And I’ve got 2! In fact, I’ve got 2 of every piece of equipment necessary to take great pictures of your day. This is my (and your) first line of insurance to ensure that we don’t have any very embarrassing and distressing conversations on your wedding day. Equipment will fail but having back-ups and the knowledge to carry on seamlessly is all part of the service.
I could go on with this section but suffice to say, my years of learning and preparation for your day will ensure that the photography goes very smoothly and becomes a fun part of the day and deliver photographs you will treasure and share for years to come.
Are you insured?
I am fully insured through the NZIPP’s (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers) scheme. This body also offers a mediation / arbitration service in the very likely event you have a complaint regarding my professional conduct.
How long should we set aside for photographs and do you have any favourite locations?
As for locations, I’d much rather go to places that are special to you rather than take you to a place that I know works. I would hate for you to look back at your album in 20 years time and say, “Why on earth were we leaning against that farmhouse / phone box / petrol pump (I’ve seen it)?” My job is to make you relax, have fun and look great wherever you chose.
Do you use a second photographer?
If you would like to have a second, professional photographer attend all or part of your day, we can talk about that and how much it will cost.
How long will you stay?
How many photographs will you take?
What will we receive as part of the package?
As well as the discs I’ll post a good selection of your wedding photographs on a private web page and provide a couple of large prints, in your choice of size. Of course, you also receive your album, that you can learn more about here.
How long does it take to receive our photographs?
Once you’ve got those, we can then discuss and refine any processing styles within the next couple of months as we work towards finalising your album. I’ll keep working with you until you have the best possible finished photography.
How long does our album take to produce?
Using that as a basis, we can then sit down over a coffee or two and swap / process / change the photographs as you prefer. I’ll then produce a final draft, ask you to approve it and then send it away for printing. This usually takes a week to 10 days to come back from the printers.
Do you produce any other albums?
How do we make a booking?
When you are ready, I ask for a $500 deposit to secure the booking. There are also a couple of booking forms and terms to read and sign and then that’s it. Well, not quite: I recommend we meet up at least once again before the day and I’ll probably invite myself to the rehearsal!