Frequently Asked Questions and Rates

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Q: Why choose Chrissie?

I am quirky, fast, reliable, creative and full of personality. As a professional photographer with experience in the advertising arena, I also know how to get the best out of my subjects by providing a relaxing and encouraging environment.

Q: How long have you been doing this?

I have been a professional photographer for 12 years, having worked in Australia and overseas. During this time I have covered myriad genres including wedding, commercial work, advertising, art, documentary and portraiture.

Q: How do you describe your style of photography?

Artistic, polished, refined and timeless.

Q: Do we meet with you beforehand?

Yes, we do. It’s a great way for me to find out what you would like and for you to understand how I work. I always think it’s best to create a connection before the wedding, as this will make you relaxed and excited before your big day. In this meeting we will discuss what kind of photographs you would like, how your day will go, what props we need, location/s the wedding will be in and any ideas you and I may have. I can come to you or you can come to me.

I also meet with you a month before and we both go to the venue and discuss ideas and I see how the lighting is like.

Q: What is the standard length of coverage?

I photograph the bridal party getting ready, the ceremony, family and group shots, bride and groom location shots and the reception (Cutting of the cake, bridal dance, and speeches).

Any addition coverage I charge extra fees. For example the groom preparation, late reception after the speeches are completed, enlargements of prints, framed prints and online gallery up to 10 years. 

Q: Do you always shoot with an assistant?

This depends on how big your wedding is. If it’s more than 60 people I will need to bring in an assistant, which will cost extra on the day.

Q: What if my wedding is outside of Sydney, interstate or overseas?

I am based in Sydney but I travel a lot for work. For local weddings such as Sydney area, Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley there is no extra charge. For interstate and international weddings travel and accommodation must be paid for both my assistant and myself. This can all be discussed in the first consultation.

Q: How do we book a shoot with you?

All you need to do is send me an email with your wedding date, wedding information which is stated in the contact me page and then we can line up a meeting from there. In addition to this I will need a deposit to secure your booking.

Q: Do you take deposits?

Yes, I do. For every wedding I require a $500 deposit to book in the wedding day. If this has not been paid than I do not shoot the wedding.

Two weeks before the wedding day I require the outstanding amount. All this is discussed in the meeting.

Q: What are your rates and what do we receive after the wedding?

For weddings my rates vary depending on each wedding and what is involved. All fees are discussed in the meeting.

But each wedding includes:

The first consultation

Shooting your wedding

300-400 images prolab printed in 4x6inch (postcard size) displayed in a nice archival box and packaged in eco friendly packaging.

All your images will be high-resolution and colour treated. This treatment ranges from black and white, colour in JPEG. So which ever colour treatment you prefer or you want a mixture of both. Just let me know.

A digital gallery of the images on a CD 

A personal online gallery link displaying all your images (suitable for both PC and Mac).

Extra fees are charged when purchasing a retouching package but all this is discussed in the meeting.

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