Frequently Asked Questions
How would you describe your style? How do we know you're the right fit for us?
We take a pretty relaxed & non traditional approach to capturing your day. We like to keep it intimate and personal, steering well away from cliche wedding-y hot spots and staged wedding-y poses. We make it our priority to keep the day as stress free as possible and we are here to document what really happens, rather than try to make you look like a couple from a wedding magazine. We're here to give you beautiful and truthful pictures, with movement and emotion, that tell your story and represent the real stuff.
Our wedding work is on the documentary & whimsical side of the wedding photography fence, with dashes of rawness, romance, soft focus & moodiness at times. We look for the intimacy in the 'in between' & unseen moments, searching for light, mood & beauty, sometimes in more unusual places.
What do we receive?
~ A meeting over a cup of tea in Brunswick East or Skype/ phone
- Unlimited email / phone chit-chats leading up until the big day
~ A collection of 600 - 1000 high resolution images on USB, all individually edited by me, bundled up in a beautiful engraved wooden box, with ten 6x4 fine art prints wrapped up in hand spun silk twine & sent to your doorstep within 8 weeks
~ A personalised online gallery & print shop to share with your loved ones
~ An I Got You Babe Welcome Pack emailed to you upon booking, to assist you with your timeline & to help you get the most out of your photography.
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. We 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 90 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 we finish at 10PM and the location is over 1.5 hours away from home, we ask for one nights accommodation.
We are getting married Interstate / Overseas. How much does it cost for you to travel?
We love to travel! Just let us know whereabouts the big day is taking place and we'll provide you with a personalised quote. We ask for return flights, two nights accommodation, a hire car, and any extra travel fees to get us 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, we can chat over the phone, Skype or we can meet with you & show you a fine art book in the flesh. If you can visit us on a week day during business hours, we're 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 us 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
can we choose who photographs our wedding?
Absolutely. Once you choose your favourite photographer and they are available on your date, you're all good to go! To see more of our Photographers portfolios, check out I Got You Babe & Co. Collective.
SO WHO IS I GOT YOU BABE & co. COLLECTIVE?
I Got You Babe & Co. is a Collective of hand selected creatives who specialise in weddings, and who share the same emotive approach of whimsical, romantic & timeless photography feel with the I Got You Babe aesthetic. 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 we know how you feel, we are the same. Usually people forget we are there after the first half an hour. We shoot documentary style for most of the day, and for your portrait session, we simply take a stroll, and our aim is to catch you in the most natural way without over posing. We will offer direction if needed and we’ll go around together looking for beautiful spots. We're interested in catching the ‘in between’ genuine giggles, quiet romantic moments & letting you just be yourselves. We've been called 'ghost' photographers before, we don't like to interfere in the natural flow of things.
How do we go about planning our portrait session?
We 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 we 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 we 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?
We will more than happily guide you. Our 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 2:30 - 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 we 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 documentary wedding photographers & lovers of candid beauty, we find that we work best capturing what we see in front of us & 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 we would hate to miss. We are lovers of the little details that you’ve gone to great efforts to create, as well as the bigger picture, and we will work our butts off 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!! We have a list of AMAZING people & industry friends whom we highly recommend !! Check them out on the recommended vendors page, or just ask us!
What gear do you use?
Mostly Canon Mark III's with Canon prime lenses.
How do we book you for our wedding?
If we are available for your wedding and you're all ready to go, we'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.