What kind of style do you shoot?
I shoot more of a Photojournalistic Style and I don’t overpose.
The only time I pose and direct is when I am doing the bridal party, personal bride and groom shoot and creative hour.
The rest of the time, I float around like a butterfly or hop around like a ninja….capturing all the best moments that happen naturally and beautifully!
Do you photoshop your images?
Yes! I edit my photos with a variety of professional software platforms to ensure the best skin tones, the perfect light and to ensure consistency within my images and of course to make you look amazing! All images are edited by DianaM Photography in Adelaide. I don’t supply unedited and unfinished images. This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clients and I am always upfront and honest about what I do and don't supply.
How do we go about meeting before the wedding day in Adelaide and do you cover these frequently asked questions?
I organise a time to meet with you before your big day to go through my portfolio, explain what equipment I use, so that you can meet our team and see if you connect with my style of photography and to explain the terms and conditions of the contract. This meeting or meetings can be done any place. A cafe is a good start or happy to travel to you in the comfort of your own home.
How do we book you?
To book your date with me I require a booking fee of $250 and the contract to be signed along with the Terms and Conditions to secure your date. That is a standard booking fee and procedure. Once the booking fee has been paid, then your date is secure and I won’t take anymore bookings for that date. Final Payment of your wedding is to be paid 2 weeks before your wedding.
Do you have an ABN, are registered as a business and have insurance?
Yes, yes and yes! I have an ABN, am a fully registered business and am fully insured for your own safety and for mine aswell. If you need details of any of this, then please talk to me and I’ll explain the details.
Is there a contract?
Yes! There is a contract and terms and conditions that we go through for signature upon booking. This means that we are all on the same page and goes through everything from cancellations, to what you get on the day and what you also get after your big day has finished regarding turnaround time of photos, products and warranties.
Do you offer an engagement session?
Yes I do! I have it at a heavily discounted rate, just to cover my time, for all my brides and grooms! It’s a great way to showcase to you how I work infront of the camera, feel comfortable with my posing, you can see what equipment I use, get to see my ninja skills and also get some great photos that you can use for save the date cards, invitations and social media!
What does your all day package involve? Are you with us all day?
yes! I am with you ALL DAY, from the moment you need me in the morning till the moment you don’t need me at night. I look after myself with food all day except for reception where a meal is to be provided for me and my second shooter and that’s all the fuss I need! I will be your shadow and the hours are up to 12 with package 3.
Do you have a backup camera?
Yes! I do have a backup camera. I have 2 5DM3 (Canon) that I use on the day. I also have a full range of lighting equipment, lenses and enough batteries and SD cards to get me through 3 days worth of shooting! I always have a backup camera as that ensures that your day is not missed due to technical failure!
When can I expect my Photos after my wedding day?
I always tell my clients between 6 – 7 weeks as my editing style is not rushed and I take great care in editing the images properly and thoroughly. I only use professional editing software and am honest with my clients as I do have a life outside of my photography and so 6 – 7 weeks usually covers an all day wedding. I provide all my clients with high resolution JPEG images that allow you to print them if you wish for your own personal use up to the size of a 20 x 24 print. You will also get a Facebook Album of selcted images within my Facebook page that will allow you to tag and share with friends and family before you get your photos.
Do you scout locations before my wedding day?
Yes I do. I make sure I am familiar with where you are getting married and also make sure that if you book a year ahead that I go to the locations at the same time of year you are getting married to look at lighting, shadows and reflections so I am fully prepared as to how I am going to photograph and work with you on the day.
What happens if you can’t make it due to emergency or accident?
I have many photographer friends and have a core backup emergency team so if there is a state of emergency and I cannot attend your wedding, then my second shooter would take over or I would arrange a replacement photographer to the best of my ability and availability.
If I have set photos in mind is it best to give you a shot list before the day?
It would be preferred, especially if the shots you have in mind, might require props or different lighting. This is your day and we want to get the photos you want so a shot list would be great! My style of photography is natural and I tend to take photos as they happen and don’t pose too much but when it comes to the photos of the bride and groom and bridal party then a more posed style can come into play. Why not have some fun while we are at it!
What happens if it rains on the day and you can’t take photos?
As a photographer, I must adapt to the weather and work around it although photos in the rain do look stunning when backlit and some great shots can be taken when the clouds are nice and stormy! We can always look at other locations and I don’t mind getting wet to get that “perfect shot”. Why not have some fun and get some shots with the umbrellas whilst having a laugh? Shots like that can conjure up a light hearted feel to the photo.