Answers

01

Where are you based / do you travel internationally?

I'm based in Sydney but frequently doing trips to Melbourne as well. My family lives in Germany, which means I'm at least twice a year in Europe. I'm happy to travel anywhere and anytime for your destination wedding, so don't hesitate to reach out and enquire where I am at the time of your celebration or ask for a travel package. There are certain locations overseas that I would love to shoot and offer discounts (eg. Amangiri in Utah; a lot of places in Italy including Florence; Bali; Milos & Santorini / Greece etc.). Just get in touch with me and enquire!

02

What's the booking process?

Fill out the contact form first! You can expect a reply within 48 hrs, however feel free to reach out again if there is not an answer within this time frame. Once we've ironed out the details, I'll send you a contract which you will need to sign and I also require a 1000$ non-refundable deposit. If you need to reschedule due to COV19, I'll do my best to find a solution with you!

03

Do we get to meet up beforehand?

Yes! I'd love to meet you in person! Whether it's in the evening or midday for lunch & coffee is entirely up to you. If the circumstances don't allow or the distance between us is too great for a meetup, then let's set up a Zoom call and we'll get to know each other a little better that way.

04

How and when do we get our images?

You'll receive a small preview of 3-5 photos within 48 hours. 4-7 weeks after the event, you'll get an online gallery and a vegan leather envelope with a USB flash drive - depending on your package with or without selected fine art prints - delivered to your door.

05

How many photos will we receive?

I believe in quality over quantity and have always been shooting very intentfully. I want to remain in full control over the images and do not want to outsource any part of my process. I also do not use third party tools for editing. So for a standard 8hr wedding reportage, it'd be around 350-400 (so roughly 50 images per hour covered) carefully selected and edited photos. This of course varies depending on the guest list and scale. 

06

Any advices for booking and planning?

In general: book your venue and photographer first if you don't have a planner involved, as well as catering. After booking me, you'll get a curated wedding planning guide in PDF format with many helpful pointers - including a vendor list! For more wedding inspiration such as styling, venues, designers and hair + makeup ideas check out my Pinterest boards: @the__allegory. Pinterest can be very helpful, especially if you have vendors such as stylists and planners involved.

07

How important are the locations for a wedding?

It definitely makes a big difference if you choose a beautiful getting-ready location with thoughtful details, a decluttered space and nice light. You could for example rent a house or  apartment via airbnb / riparide with style and big windows + space. As for the ceremony, I think it's important to note that direct midday sun can be unflattering (and hot in summer) if it's held outdoors - so planning in shady spots and providing guests with fashionable sun umbrellas will make everyone much more comfortable. 

08

Do you offer couple sessions or portraits?

Please get in touch with me if you'd like portraits taken of you or are interested in a couple session. I usually prefer taking portraits in-studio and couple sessions can be arranged on location or in studio as well. This comes with a studio rental fee and you can add makeup & styling if you wish to add this. My concepts are either creative & editorial or simply documenting you with your loved one on a stroll through the city. It always starts with a consultation, ideas and me creating a moodboard based on your vision.

09

Do you photograph same-sex couples?

Of course I do, I currently do not have any weddings in my portfolio to showcase but I'd love to be part of your day!

10

We can add film - what's so special about it?

Honestly, it's like comparing a handwritten note to someone sending you an email. It's  all the imperfections you might get - light leaks, blurry shots. It also has a certain look that you simply can't achieve with digital files, and the reason I still love to browse my grandparent's albums. 

11

What's your approach and shooting style?

I would consider myself predominantly a documentary-style shooter who captures your day as it unfolds, without being noticed much. 

On the other hand I do love to get a little creative (think Wes Anderson) with compositions when it comes to your shots as a couple or individually and direct you in a more editorial way. I sometimes see photographers using the same "recipe" for weddings, and I think your day should be as unique as you are. I'm also more than happy to bring backdrops for a Vogue-eske touch.

12

Do you offer albums?

Yes I do of course! However, I do not offer traditional albums. What you can get from me, and it stems from my love of collecting art books, is a luxurious coffee table book crafted with love and care. To keep the cost reasonable I will select the best images and you can approve or alter in a revision. You can then decide between a light linen (beige) or a handful of vegan leather book covers with your embossed names or a title. The paper dust cover is also a fixed design. Once you're happy with it, we'll send it off to an outstanding printer in Europe!

13

Will you retouch our faces?

I think it's pretty standard coming from fashion to lightly retouch blemishes and dark circles or in general anything that might be unflattering. Unless you tell me not to, this is by default included in my services particularly for close-up shots and portraits of you and your partner! I want you to feel beautiful and content, and you don't hire a photographer often.