These are just a few questions to help you with your decisions. If we can help with anything else, please contact us today!
I have started researching wedding photography and it all seems rather expensive. Why?
There’s no doubt that wedding photography can seem expensive at first glance, but bear in mind that wedding photography is not an ordinary purchase but an investment. Benn has spent over 13 years as a professional photographer and I hope it doesn’t sound conceited but he’s absolutely brilliant at what he does, both creatively and with what he provides to our clients in service. As an experienced, award winning wedding photographer, Benn has spent years in his profession, perfecting his art, seeking training from other top photographers to enhance his knowledge and skills, so he is able to perfectly capture your wedding memories. Long after your dress is hung up, your cake has been eaten and your guests have departed, it will be your wedding photographs that help you to look back and remember the excitement of your wedding day.
The equipment and training costs that Benn has spent to reach his photography level of experience are estimated at over $85 000. On any one wedding, Benn carries over $30 000 worth of the highest quality, professional grade camera & backup equipment, plus he is fully insured.
For every wedding day that we photograph, there is 40 hours of work generated, rather than the initial thought of just that day of photography. This includes time in pre wedding meetings/calls to understand more about your plans, planning for your day plus our careful post production process including editing and creation of your highlights slideshow and packing of images.
If you do love our work, but have budget constraints, we'd recommend you consider having a wedding during off peak times (on a weekday, or Saturdays between November – April), as then we are able to be more flexible with your budget and possibly so would other suppliers, so this may be an option for you.
Of course, you will find cheaper. There always is. Ultimately, it is your wedding day and you must do what is right for you and your budget. Just please bear in mind that every photography business will charge according to their experience, creativity and business professionalism.
Please feel free to ask any suppliers, or read our reviews on our Facebook page to see what our clients have felt about Benn’s service.
What is Benn' style of photography?
His photographs speak for themselves; Stunning, timeless, with lots of colour and dramatic landscapes. We believe you deserve exceptional wedding photographs.
One of the most frequent things we hear is that our clients don't feel comfortable having their photo taken, but of course, want to look their very best on their wedding day. Benn is a master at making people feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. He is a geniune and friendly guy and exactly the type of person you want around on a potentially stressful day, and interacting with your wedding guests. As well as capturing the stunning photos you see on our website, he's also renowned for being in exactly the right place for those special moments that describe the story of your day - he's been described as a photo ninja on several occasions!
How will you make our wedding photographs unique and personal to us?
We believe the best wedding photography images come from a close relationship with the bride and groom and take the time to ask the questions about what’s important to you, while you plan your wedding. You wedding day is yours alone so, regardless of how many times we have photographed a particular location, Benn will make sure that you have the individualised, personal wedding day memories that you deserve!
Of course! The only photos we won't give you are the ones you wouldn't want - for example, pulling a funny face or with your eyes closed!
Do we get the digital files or are there any restrictions on these?
No restrictions on which files we give you whatsoever! You will receive the digital files and they are yours to keep and share with your friends and family.
Do you travel and how much would you charge?
We love travelling and have photographed weddings, overseas from England to Hawaii. We also travel Aus-wide and often for no travel fees as we love photographing new destinations. As for travelling around this region, no travel fees are charged.
Do we receive colour or black and white photographs?
You will receive a combination of black and white, colour and other editing that display your images to their best effect. Your personal preferences will of course also be taken into consideration so be sure to advise us before your wedding day.
How long after our wedding will our photos and album be available?
If you have not chosen to have an album immediately, the images will be ready within 4-6 weeks, on a prettily packaged usb. If you have booked an album, immediately after you have received your images we begin design.
Do we enter into a legal contract?
Yes. Blue Sky Photography has a wedding agreement designed to protect both you and the studio. We go through the details of the contract at your appointment. You may take this contract away to read over and sign before returning it to us.
To secure your wedding date, we ask for a $750 non-refundable booking fee. This can be paid by direct deposit, cheque, Visa or Mastercard. Your wedding photography package balance is then split into two payments to at six and two months prior to your wedding date.
Book as far ahead as you can! Not only will you lock in the package price at the time of booking, but as North QLD is a very popular destination wedding choice, it’s not only Saturdays that are popular, but weekdays and Sunday’s as well. Get in touch today!
Can my family take photos too?
Your guests are welcome to take photos too! All we ask is that we are not impeded in our service to you. However, more and more couples are opting for an ‘unplugged’ wedding and asking their guests to refrain from taking photographs during the ceremony, just the wedding photographer. It appears that too many brides are walking down the aisle to a sea of Ipads and phones instead of smiles!
Your prices are a bit out of our budget, what can we do?
Ultimately, it is your wedding day and you must do what is right for you and your budget. Do bear in mind though that we may be able to offer you flexibility for custom packages to help you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs and to see how we can help. We also do offer gift certificates that you can put on your wedding registry so your guests can help you towards an album of your choice.