How we roll

Before the big day

You’re married?

Yep! We’ve been there. We understand what it’s like.

NZIPP?

The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography is a qualifying body for professional photographers in New Zealand. We’re members, and Jason is a fully Qualified and Accredited Professional member, as well as the chairman of the Wellington region. It helps push us to bigger and better photography (winning a few awards along the way), and being involved in a network of other photographers is invaluable.

Have you photographed {our venue} before?

Maybe. Have you been married in that venue before? :) Part of our approach is being able to bring out the best in any location. Sometimes we do our very best work when placed in unfamiliar locations and venues – it’s helpful in thinking outside the box. Don’t worry about it – we’ve got it covered!

Do you travel?

Of course. Our travel fees are fairly typical – the return costs to ourselves to get to your destination and stay for the required length of time. We’re not flashy, but we need to be comfortable!

Do you accept credit cards?

We will accept a credit card payment via PayPal.

Can we make part-payments?

Most couples like paying the final payment in one big lump sum before the wedding, but if it’s easier for you we’ll setup a payment system that Invoices you every week / fortnight / month. Just let us know.

During the big day

How many of you are there?

We’re currently a team of 2 – Jason & Aneta – and (unless otherwise agreed) on any Wedding you’ll always see both of us. 2 photographers, every time.

How much time for our portraits?

How long have you got? :) We have no rules. We’ll take as little or as long as you wish for your wedding portraits. Our style is more geared towards documenting the festivities of the day, but we understand the need for a handful of beautiful posed portraits your grandmother would love on her mantlepiece. The more time and freedom you allow for these photos, the higher chance you’ll get something creative, something quirky, something different. 30 minutes will allow for a few quick safe shots, 2 hours will allow us time to try a few things. You pick!

We’ve got 2 / 3 / 4 photo locations to visit, can we do them all?

As much as we love visiting different locations for portraits, you must factor in driving time. Imagine trying to coerce a bridal party of 8 people into 2 cars and drive across Wellington City at 4.30pm on a Friday – you can already see how hard that sounds! Factoring a solid 30mins driving time for every location you want to visit into the time above will help you decide if 2 or 3 locations are possible.

What gear do you use?

We’re digital Nikon shooters. We typically rock the following to every wedding:

Nikon D600, D700   D800 camera bodies
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikon 35mm f/1.4
Nikon 45mm TS-E f/2.8
Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Nikon 85mm f/1.4
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8
3 x SB800 flashes
238Gb of memory cards (at last count)
… and a bunch of other backup cameras (x3), backup lenses, remote triggers, umbrellas, gels, tripods and other useful things we hardly use but make us look good!

Do you shoot film?

We have a Mamiya Medium Format camera and have been known to fire off a few shots of 120 film, but it’s a little too bulky and slow for our normal approach to Weddings. If you wanted a couple of shots we might be able to work something out!

After the big day

How long until we get to see our photos?

Depending on the time of year, we will try to deliver wedding photos within 5-6 weeks. Other photo shoots may take varying amounts of time. We know you’re desperate to see your photos, but the quality of our final delivery is important. If you’re interested in a sneak peek or maybe a few teasers, please let us know!

Do we get digital copies?

Of course – it’s what we wanted for our own wedding, and what we offer our own clients. All Wedding Photography packages already include a disc of high resolution images for printing and sharing. You can distribute and show off these images as much as you like!

Can we order prints?

If you book a package that includes the digital copies (as above), feel free to organise your own prints. Alternatively, we know the best printers in town – we can certainly arrange beautiful photographic prints for you.

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