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Frequently Asked Questions


How many photos do I get?

This depends on what package you choose. Three hours of shooting will generate at least 300 quality images, edited by a professional. Ten hours of shooting will generate more than 500 images.


How big are the photos?

You will receive both high-resolution photos (for framed wall prints) as well as low-resolution photos (for your social media posts or phone.)

Do you shoot candids, or are all shots posed?

We shoot both. Photos taken during formal parts of the ceremony or reception are candid. Photos taken during the Family Formals or Bridal Party Photoshoot are posed. Directing all group photos, including the couple is much more efficient.
If you want an unobtrusive, "photo journalistic" photographer, I am not for you :-)

Do you shoot pictures large enough to go on a wall?

Yes, our pro cameras have a high pixel count, so your high resolution images can be printed and framed.

Do you supply prints?

Yes, we can arrange for your digital photos to be printed out at a professional lab.

How do I receive our wedding photos?

Usually we send all the edited images on a USB Key (Flash drive) to your address.

How soon will we get our wedding photos?

We aim to deliver the photos within four weeks. Usually within one week.

Do you use our wedding photos on-line?

Sometimes we will post the very best images on our Instagram or Facebook business pages to attract new clients. If you aren't happy with this, please notify us.

Will you help us with our Timeline?

Yes. Our job as photographers is to help you plan a stress-free day, so nothing feels rushed. Over a coffee, we can brainstorm the best locations for your portrait sessions, wet-weather contingency plans, and travel times.

Will you attend our wedding rehearsal?

Yes, we usually come to the rehearsal, to finalise arrangements, meet some key vendors, as well as look at the light direction at that time of day.


Do you design photo albums?

Yes. Ray is a qualified graphic designer with lots of experience designing books.

We currently use bespoke luxury Queensberry albums.  See samples.

Can I choose the images for our album?

Yes. Ray will paginate the 40 or so pages featuring the very best images. You will then be sent a digital proof, whereby you can reject and replace photos.


Can you video our wedding day?

Yes, we have filmed over 60 weddings around New Zealand.

Sometimes we hire a 'second shooter' to get more camera angles of the ceremony.

Do you record quality audio of the Vows and Speeches?

Yes, we use tiny lavaliere microphones on the Groom and the Celebrant to record all speaking during the ceremony. We also record all reception speeches, using quality audio equipment.

Will you put our favourite music in the final, edited videos?

Yes and no. We produce highlight movies from 5-10 minutes with an instrumental soundtrack that's copyright-free, so the on-line movie won't be taken down.
However, we'll use the exact tunes played during the ceremony or first dance on the edited documentary movies, as you'll be watching these in a private residence.

How do you supply our edited wedding movies?

We give you the edited HD videos on a USB stick (sometimes called a flash drive), and advise you to make a back-up copy. We also post your highlights movie on-line so you can share them on social media the same week. The highlights movie is from 3 to 10 minutes long - perfect to show to your absent friends overseas.

We also give you the full ceremony documentary. This movie is typically half an hour in duration, too large to upload to the Internet.
In addition, you get the full reception documentary. This features all the formal speeches, combined with the grand entrance, cake cutting, and your first dance.


Can our friends buy Gift Vouchers from you?

Yes, if you have generous relatives, they can contribute to your wedding photo or video costs, or perhaps pay for that luxury Photo Album.

Do you shoot Engagement Photos?

Yes. This is a great way to meet with us, and see if we're a good fit.
Email us, and we'll arrange a suitable time and location.

Do you travel out of Nelson?

Yes. We have shot weddings in Golden Bay, Nelson Lakes, Picton, Blenheim and Christchurch. Accommodation and petrol costs will be additional to the regular prices listed on this website.

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