Frequently Asked Questions
How would you describe your style? How do we know you're the right fit for us?
I take a relaxed approach to capturing your special day, keeping it intimate and personal. My priority is to keep the day as stress free as possible for you and am here to document what really happens in an unobtrusive way. I'm here to give you beautiful and truthful pictures, with movement and emotion, that tell your story and represent the real stuff.
My wedding work is on the documentary & whimsical side of the wedding photography fence, with dashes of rawness, romance, soft focus & moodiness at times. I look for the intimacy in the 'in between' & unseen moments, searching for light, mood & beauty, sometimes in more unusual places.
What do we receive?
ALL WEDDING COLLECTIONS INCLUDE
~ A pre-wedding meeting over a cup of tea in Brunswick East or Skype/ phone to get to know each other & plan out the perfect timeline
- Unlimited email / phone chit chats leading up until the big day to ensure nothing is missed
~ Selected photographic coverage
~ A collection of beautifully edited, high resolution (for printing) and web resolution (for screen) images on USB, bundled up in an engraved wooden box with gift 6x4 fine art prints wrapped up in hand spun silk twine & sent to your doorstep within 8 weeks
~ A private online gallery to share with your loved ones & print shop to purchase your favourite fine art prints
~ Optional Fine Art Albums. See these here
Contact me for a full quote and availability
If your wedding location is less than one hours drive from Brunswick, there is no additional travel fee
WEDDINGS BY I GOT YOU BABE & CO.
Do you make those fancy wedding albums or 'FINE Art Books'?
Yes, these art books are gorgeous, to hold, to feel, to sit down & look through whenever you want to treat yourself to the the memories of the best day ever. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Fine Art Books are a beautiful way to tell the story of your day, they will last a lifetime and will be cherished by your family for generations. Your photographs should be printed, not kept hidden away in a drawer, and with archival ink on fine art paper, there are over 70 varieties of book cloth & linen covers to choose from, including a gorgeous Japanese Linen Range. All books are hardcover and feature flat-lay seamless spreads, 10" 10" and feature 38 spreads with 100 of your favourite wedding images, all beautifully pulled together in a unique design to tell the story of your day, to revisit any time you like. You can see some here. There are discounts on fine art books and prints when you order with your collection.
Do you also shoot Engagement sessions, Elopements, Portraits, COMMERCIAL WORK etc?
We are getting married in Country Victoria. Do you have any travel fees?
If the location is less than one hours drive from where we are based, there is no additional travel fee. If I finish at 10PM and the location is over 1.5 hours away from home, I ask for one nights accommodation.
We are getting married Interstate / Overseas. How much does it cost for you to travel?
I love to travel! Just let me know whereabouts the big day is taking place and I'll provide you with a personalised quote. I ask for return flights, two nights accommodation, a hire car, and any extra travel fees to get me to you!
Can we meet up for a cuppa?
If you're keen on having a banter in person before the day, whether it's before you book or close to the wedding day to to discuss any details you'd like to go over, I can chat over the phone, Skype or we can meet with you & show you a fine art album in the flesh. If you can visit me on a week day during business hours, I'm all yours. If it's a bit of a mission, a Skype or phone meeting can easily be arranged.
Can you provide custom "Thank You" cards for our guests & can we order 'Fine Art Prints' through you?
You most certainly can. Any size you wish is available. Standard size Fine Art prints can be ordered through your online gallery, but if you're after a custom size, just let me know. There are discounts on pre-purchased prints with your package.
- Custom Stacks: museum-grade 100% etching rag paper, hand-cut stacks of your favourite prints.
- 'Thank You' cards: custom-made photo cards with your personal message printed on Museum grade 100% etching rag paper, hand-cut for your guests
- 'I Got You Babe' Fine Art Prints
WHO IS THE I GOT YOU BABE & co. COLLECTIVE?
I Got You Babe & Co. is a Collective of hand selected creative photographers who specialise in weddings, who share the same emotive approach of romantic & timeless photography as I Got You Babe. To ensure that the I Got You Babe look is not lost, all imagery is edited & processed in the studio in the same way. You can check out our work here.
Which COLLECTION should we get?
Every wedding is different, so it makes sense to have custom collections to suit you. All collections cover the day nicely & will give you a beautifully rounded collection of images, from the getting ready nerves & giggles, to one of my favourite parts, the ‘hugs’n’kisses’, all the way through to your guests getting a bit loose and capturing your Nanna having a good ole’ boogie on the dance floor. If you’re unsure of what you need, let’s have a chinwag!
We are shy in front of the camera & feeling a tad nervous about having our photo taken.
Yes I know how you feel. Usually people forget we are there after the first half an hour. I shoot documentary style for most of the day, and for your portrait session, we simply take a stroll, and my aim is to catch you in the most natural way without over posing. I will offer direction if needed and we’ll go around together looking for beautiful spots. I'm interested in catching the ‘in between’ genuine giggles, quiet romantic moments & letting you just be yourselves. I've been called the 'ghost' photographer before, I don't like to interfere in the natural flow of things.
How do we go about planning our portrait session?
I like to leave around an hour for your portrait session, as this allows enough time to capture you with your bridal party (if you have one) as well as some nice quiet time alone with each other (which most couples appreciate). The best time I have found to plan your portrait session is to count 1 to 1.5 hrs backwards from the time the sun sets, making it during ’the golden hour' and into 'the blue hour' which are my favourite times of day to take photos as they are the most beautiful (you can find yours here.) Most people think that a sunny day makes for beautiful photos, when this is in fact, it is sometimes the opposite. Overcast days are perfect, but we can't control the weather, so just make sure to avoid the bright sunny outdoors for your ceremony & portraits, especially in the more summery months, around 5:30 - 6pm is always a good thing (otherwise shade will need to be found as we simply can't shoot in the sun), and making sure we don’t miss the light completely, before 5pm for winter weddings. If leaving your guests at the right time light wise is too difficult to co-ordinate due to daylight savings or clashes with other happenings, most of my couples take 15 minutes to go for an evening stroll close by the Reception venue to get those ‘magical light’ images, and I promise you won’t regret it. If there’s no sunset, a stormy sky is just as good, perhaps even better. And don’t worry your little heads about rain, a large brolly is always very romantic.
Can you help us with our timeline?
I will more than happily guide you. My rough recommendations for Ceremony times is ~ for 'daylight savings' - around 5:30 - 6pm (to avoid brightness, heavy shadows, extreme heat, flies, squinting, sweating & good timing for your portrait session afterwards), & for 'non daylight savings' - around 2 - 3pm (to make sure we don't end up in the dark for your portrait session!) Depending on where in the world you are getting married also effects the timing light wise of your days events, so let's work together on it to make you up the perfect timeline.
Do you supply us with the RAW files from the day?
Unfortunately I don't, sorry. The love, time & care that goes into every individual image as part of the post processing is just as significant as the capturing of the day itself, and defines the end product that you receive. Without this, the images would not be what they are.
Apart from family photos, do we need to provide you with a ’shot’ list of the images we would like?
As a documentary wedding photographer & lover of candid beauty, I find that I work best capturing what I see in front of me & keeping it real & honest, looking for the real stuff rather than following a 'shot’ list and then potentially missing unexpected moments that may perhaps only be there for a few seconds & that I would hate to miss. I am lovers of the little details that you’ve gone to great efforts to create, as well as the bigger picture, and I will work my hardest to make sure that the magic is captured.
Do you have insurance & back up gear?
Yes & yes :)
Do we need to feed you dinner (or lunch)?
Yes please! We tend to get quite the peckish by the time dinner (or lunch) time comes around after running around, so a meal always goes down nicely. We like to eat at the same time as your guests, as it means that we won't risk missing any speeches or other important bits.
Do you believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to get married?
Do you USE second shooterS?
Yes, a second photographer is highly recommended and can be available for $500, to ensure that nothing is missed.
Do you have a list of wedding vendors that you recommend?
Yes!! I have a list of AMAZING people & industry friends whom I highly recommend !! Check them out on the recommended vendors page, or just ask me!
What gear do you use?
Mostly Canon Mark III's with Canon prime lenses.
How do we book you for our wedding?
If I am available for your wedding and you're all ready to go, I'll send you a booking form, which you can have a read through and pay the $1100 inc GST deposit, and your booking will be confirmed. The balance is due four weeks before your wedding date.