Frequently asked questions

1)

Where is Shae based?

I am based on the East Coast of Australia in the Sunshine Coast Region. My local weddings cover anywhere from Byron Bay to Noosa.

I often travel interstate for Weddings. Each year I accept a limited amount of international destination weddings.

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2)

How do we book?

Once we have a video chat or in person chat to run through everything about wedding photography, a $500 non-refundable retainer will secure your date.

I’ll then send you a contract via an online portal to look over and sign, and the balance is due in two parts. 30% of the balance is due 3 months prior to your wedding, then 100% of the remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior. This can be paid out via Bank Transfer or Credit Card.

3)

Will we meet before the wedding?

I love to meet all my clients to ensure we’re a good fit and have a chat beforehand. Upon contacting me, I will send you a link to a online calendar so you can book in either a video chat (most popular) or a meet up at the local cafe. From here we will discuss the whole wedding process from start to finish. For my interstate clients, I usually do a yearly trip to Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to meet you too (and fit in an engagement shoot if we have time!).

4)

How many images do you deliver?

I generally delivery between 500-900 images (for 8 hours) to my clients from their wedding day. This also depends on how much activity happens throughout the wedding. Having no bridal party, no pre ceremony photos, no speeches or formal events during your reception, or a small guest list will reduce the amount of images delivered.
You will receive your images via online gallery 4-6 weeks after your wedding date. This online gallery is secure and you can download the images in both high resolution and social media size.

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5)

Do I work off a shot list?

I don’t entirely as every wedding is unique but I go by what is special to you. I have my key shots I love to get, with a wedding Album always in mind whilst shooting.
I only ask you don’t send me pinterest boards of bridal parties running way from photoshopped dinosaurs or really posey cheesy shot requests! If you want this stuff, I might not be the photographer for you.

6)

How long do we need for portraits at our wedding?

Generally around 1 hour for portraits (not including family photos), which doesn’t include travel time. If you want to get some epic shots which may mean more travel time – remember to factor this in. In the end it’s about the love and the only time in your life you will get these special photos, so make it count!