So, how do things work?
Some frequently asked questions and things you might like to know:
How many photographers will be at our wedding?
For each wedding, we always have at least two photographers. When we say you get two photographers, we mean two professional photographers, not one photographer and an assistant.
We are storytellers, who are there to tell the story of your wedding day and will not compromise on the end product.
Who will be our main photographers?
Either David or Joe will be your main photographers on your wedding day.
Do you shoot with Digital or Film?
We will shoot with Digital the majority of the time. However, we also take great pleasure in shooting Film. We appreciate both forms of photography, but let’s just say what’s most important and compelling to us is being able to capture beautiful images with our cameras in such a way that requires little post-processing.
What kind of digital camera equipment do you use?
We shoot with Canon because we just love them!
These are just some of the gears we use:
Canon 5D Mk 3 Body (Digital)
Canon 24mm f/1.4 L
Canon 35mm f/1.4 L
Canon 45mm f/2.8 TSE
Canon 50mm f/1.2 L
Canon 85mm f/1.2 L
Canon 100mm f/2.8 L Macro
Canon 135mm f/2.0 L
Canon 580 EX Mk 2 Speedlite
Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlite
How many images do we get?
We aim to give you as many good photos as possible as we know how special these moments are to you. At the same time, we also don’t believe that ‘more’ automatically means ‘better’. On average, we provide a minimum 500 images for an all day wedding coverage and minimum 50 images for an engagement session, on assumption that we do not spend too much time travelling in between locations. It also really depends on the circumstances of the day itself.
Do you edit all the photos?
Absolutely! All the photos supplied to you will be beautifully colour-managed and edited to produce the best result. This is why there is a turnaround time of approximately 4 weeks to see your photos. All images will be provided to you in both Hi-Res and Lo-Res on USB.
When will we see our photos?
We take great pride in choosing, editing and processing your images. You will be able to view your images online within 30 days. We will also aim to deliver your photos on a USB within 50 days from your wedding day. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that may delay this time schedule, we will make sure we notify you in advance. If you require your photographs to be delivered prior to the specified time period, please let us know in advance so we can make appropriate arrangements.
Do you design the album?
We sure do! Once the photos are edited, we will provide you with a pre-design of your album. Photos will all be individually selected and presented to you for viewing in an album template. We will then work together with you for ideas and suggestions on any changes you may like to make. We will allow a maximum of three revisions. Following that, please note that charges will begin to apply for each revision.
When will we receive our album?
We expect the album to be in your hands within 4-weeks of finalising the album design.
Can I purchase prints and canvases from you?
Absolutely! We offer professional photo lab quality products in a variety of sizes that can be purchased as add-ons after your engagement/wedding session. Just ask us to find out to find out what’s on offer!
Will make up and/or hair services be provided?
Yes, we do provide complimentary make up and hair services as part of the Engagement session (creative package).
Unfortunately, we do not provide make up and hair services for Weddings as we feel that this is something very personal that needs to be tailored to suit you on your special day. However, we are more than happy to refer you on to some very talented make up artists that we have worked with in the past.
How many weddings do you do each year?
As we are a boutique photography studio rather than a commercial one, we only commission a maximum of 30 weddings a year. We are firm believers of not allowing our job to consume our lives! And this also allows us to be continually creative and have enough time to provide you with the level of high quality service that you deserve.
Will you travel interstate for Weddings?
Yes, we are available to travel anywhere around Australia as long as it is financially viable for us.
Are you available for international travel?
Yes we most certainly are. Travelling is an important part of our work as seeing and experiencing other foreign places is a major source of inspiration for us. A dream of ours is to shoot destination weddings. Hence, if you are located overseas and interested in having us shoot your wedding, all you need to do is cover our airfares, accommodation and rental car (if required). Furthermore, to encourage you to allow us to travel the world, doing what we love, we would like to offer to cover HALF the cost. So essentially, you get one of us for free!
When do you shoot for Engagement sessions?
We usually require 6 weeks before your wedding to shoot your Engagement session.
Though from our experiences, we would actually suggest shooting your engagement session about 6 months before your actual wedding day. Why you may ask? This is so you can display your engagement photos at your actual wedding! To provide an example, if you do your engagement session 1~3 months before your wedding, it may already be too late. You’ve already sent out your save-the-dates to your guests. You’re already created your online website. You’ve already told everyone about your wedding. As such, you are greatly limited by when and where you can actually make good use of your engagement photos. There is however so many wonderful ways that you can use your engagement photos to your advantage. How? Shoot us an email and we’d love to share some ideas with you.
Do we need to provide meals for the photographers?
The short answer is yes. We typically start work by 8am for most weddings, and remain very focused and dedicated throughout your wedding day, working long hours to ensure each special moment of your day is captured in its entirety. That said, we ask that a crew meal be provided for us during reception dinner so we can have a little break. We promise that a little kindness to show your appreciation will go a very long way.
What happens if you are sick?
On the unlikely instance that either David or Joe is unavailable to work on your wedding day, we will provide an alternative in-house photographer named Belle. We hold high respect for your special day and will inform you at our earliest to enable you as much time as possible to weigh out your options. If you are unhappy with our arrangement, we will refund your deposit and allow you to find another photographer.
Are you insured?
We sure are! We have full public liability insurance and can provide you with a certificate if required.
Will our photos be blogged?
We try our best to blog about our client’s love story on our website, however it is usually up to our discretion as to whether or not a particular photograph will be blogged. On our contract, we usually ask our clients to agree to have their special day published for marketing purposes. This may include social media websites such as Facebook, our blog site as well as bridal blogs. Should you have any concerns about this, please let us know and we can always revise the agreement.
Do you provide video coverage?
No, we don’t provide video. Photography alone requires our full 100% attention to ensure that we provide the best possible service to each and every one of our couples. We can certainly refer you to some super talented cinematographers we’ve worked with though!
Can we make an appointment with the photographer before securing our booking?
Of course! We usually insist you make an initial appointment with our Client Manager, Belle, before securing a booking. Either David or Joe will also be present to meet and greet you. We are available most weekdays and weeknights. As we do not operate within a studio, we like to meet with our couples at a café nearby.
How much do you charge?
That depends on the package! We have 3 packages that we call wedding collections. All our wedding collections includes full day wedding coverage which starts at AU$3,800. Please contact us for more detailed pricing. We’d love to hear from you!
How do we confirm our booking with Origami Creatives?
Easy! Sign the contract, and pay the 20% deposit.
Do you accept credit cards?
We accept credit cards through PayPal. As we are a small business, we do charge a 3% surcharge for credit card payments.
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