Why hire a professional photographer?
So often we hear “One of our friends has offered to take the photographs at our wedding”. This is usually followed by “It will save us money”. This is the biggest day of your life, you have bought a stunning dress, spent hours researching and creating a day for all to remember. You need to have a perfect record of the event. A professional will arrive on time, have the right equipment, is used to working with Individuals and groups. The photographer is not a guest we are there to get every possible picture, to record every tear, every smile, every kiss and create a wedding album that will be a family heirloom.
How long does the photography take?
We appreciate that you want to be with your guests, so we aim to spend a minimum of 20 minutes with the group shots. The all important photographs with the bride and groom vary according to where you have decided that you would like those photographs to take place, but on average for about 30 minutes after the ceremony. Most of the photographs will be taken as the events unfolds. If you decide that you would like longer but not on the day, we can arrange to do a post wedding shoot. All of these times are just a rough guide to help you plan, they can be shorter or longer at your request.
It is very important to us that we have your input, so at the pre-wedding appointment we sit down and discuss what pictures you would like, which ones you must have. We like to know the names of the best man so that we can make sure he is around to advise us on who’s who. This way you can relax and enjoy the day. We pride ourselves on discretion and appreciate that sometimes there can be conflicts between relatives and so you can be assured of our total sensitivity to these situations.
How much does it cost?
Although we have several packages that you can choose from these are really just a guide. Most of our Weddings are tailored to the wants and needs of the bride and groom. You must decide on the length of time you want us to photograph. It may be that you want us to be there from the preparation in the morning to the first dance of the reception. Our packages start from $1600 Inc GST. Contact us
Will you be the photographer on the day?
When we meet you for the first time it’s not just about showing you images that we think you will like, it’s about making sure that you like us and that we connect and become part of your plans, this way we know exactly what you want and when. The pre-wedding shoot (engagement portrait shoot) will allow you to feel comfortable in front of the camera and is a good rehearsal for the big day. On the day it’s time for you to relax and let everybody else do the work. We will work as unobtrusively as possible capturing the total atmosphere of the day
Mid Week wedding Specials
We are happy to offer Mid week Specials for Weddings that do not fall on a Saturday or Sunday, we appreciate that you may be holding a small gathering and just want a couple of hours of photography please contact us to discuss. Packages start from $850 Inc GST
What does a photography Package consist of
A photography package includes the number of hours that you request, the images in high quality jpegs format on a disc. We feel that these images are yours and unlike a lot of photography companies we release the high quality images so that you can print them. However we offer very competitive prices for printing and of course this also ensures the colour reproduction is brilliant. We are totally flexible and as we only shoot one wedding on the day, if you decide that you want us to stay for longer it’s not a problem we just charge by the hour.
Do you give away the copyright to your images?
No. However you have unrestricted rights to the high resolution images that we give you. Three Little Wishes Photography retain the copyright so that the images can be used for promotional purposes such as our website.
Do we get Black and white and colour photographs
Yes. All of your images are captured digitally. You can choose which images you may prefer to be changed. Our photoshop elves can makes changes to images if there are things that you require adjusting or removing.
How long do we have to wait for the pictures?
We will have your images ready to view in around 14 days at our studio.
Do you travel out of Auckland?
Yes. We love to travel all over New Zealand. We just love visiting new venues. Traveling expenses are quoted at the time of your enquiry.
Do you travel overseas?
Yes. We are always happy to travel overseas, having grown up in the UK and travelled extensively throughout Europe we are well placed for International Weddings. Traveling and accommodation expenses are quoted at the time of enquiry.
Do you have a dress code?
Yes. We feel that it is very important that we are dressed professionally and appropriately. We will tailor our dress to your wedding.
What albums do you have?
We love the handmade albums of Queensbury, New Zealand. Providing a good choice of styles and sizes for you to choose from. See their website www.queensburyalbums.co.nz . We also cater for those of you wanting a simple picture album especially good as a present for parents.
How long does an album take?
From the moment you have selected the images, it takes 21 days to create a lay out, this is then shown to you in our studio for your approval. It can also be emailed as a PDF document if you live out of Auckland. It is then a further 4-6 weeks depending upon time of the year for this album to be made.
Can we order pictures in frames?
Yes. We have a large selection of frame sizes, qualities and styles that can be made to your specification. We can also print on to high quality canvas at your request.