FAQ

Here are a few of commonly asked questions about wedding photography coverage. If after reading you still have an unanswered question, please feel free to drop me an email at: info@mariophotography.com.au 

Can you tell us about the pre-wedding shoot, do we need to have it? 
A pre-wedding portrait shoot is included in all my packages, it’s a fun and relaxed session that is a great way for us all to get to know each other, and for you both to get used to having your photograph taken. This can be done at a location of your choice, usually about a month before the wedding day.

How long will you stay for on the wedding day? 
I believe in capturing the whole story of your day, so I will be with you from the morning preparations (as early as needed) to after the first dance.

How many photographs will we receive? 
I generally don’t stop taking photos for the whole day, The quantity taken is dependent on a range of factors (how many guests there are, the number of locations used throughout the day etc). I don’t set a maximum limit of photographs but usually you get between 400-600 of the very best images of the day.

Will you take photos of the groom as well as the bride before the wedding? 
I usually try to visit both the bride as well as the groom before the ceremony. Normally I will first visit the bride whilst she has her hair and make up done, and capture details such as the dress and shoes and some informal photos with her father and bridesmaids. If the guys are getting ready nearby or at the wedding venue then I’ll aim to get shots of them getting ready too. If the guys are getting ready far away at a separate location and you want their part of the day capturing too, you can add on a second photographer for an additional $300.

Do you take group photos as well as candids? 
I sure do! I’m happy to take a limited amount of group photos of family and important guests (I say to stick to no more than 8 in total, otherwise it can take over too much of the day), but this can be discussed at our first meeting. It is best for everyone if no longer than 30 minutes is spent on the group photos, your ushers can play their part in gathering people together to speed up the process.

Do you charge travel expenses? 
Travel expenses for weddings within 200 kilometres of Sydney will be covered within the package fee. Expenses for travel and accommodation for further afield will be added.
When will we be able to see our photographs? 
I aim to have the photographs ready for you within 4 weeks after the wedding day, so they are ready for you when you return from your honeymoon.

What camera do you use? 
I use professional digital SLR cameras and lenses by Nikon, currently 2 x D700 models. These are highly capable for weddings as they are well renowned for their low light capabilities and quick focusing systems, ideal for catching those important moments, even in the darkest of venues! I always carry 2 cameras with me to each wedding and a range of lenses. This means that not only do I have a spare camera in case one breaks during the day, but also that I don’t have to stop taking photos if I need to change from a wide to a zoom lens for example, so I can carry on taking photos and not miss any important moments throughout the day.

What’s included in the photography package? 
All of my packages include a pre-wedding photoshoot, a full days wedding photography coverage, a minimum of 400 fully edited high resolution images on disc or USB stick ready for printing.

How do we book you? 
Once we have had chance to meet up, and you have made the decision to go ahead with the booking, I will email you a booking form to sign and return, to confirm your booking, a deposit of 25% of the total value is required. The remaining amount of the package price is due 14 days before the day of the wedding.