How do I know if you’re available for our wedding date? The easiest way is to email us directly with your dates and we will let you know all the details.
What do you charge? Local wedding commissions begin at $1990 plus GST for wedding photography. Check out our packages page for more info.
Do you travel? You bet we do! We travel rurally, interstate and overseas. South Africa, Port Lincoln, Robe, Victoria, Bali, Hamilton Island, Toowomba, Melbourne, The Riverland, Rarotonga in the stunning Cook Island and London are just a few of the places we have been and we would love to add many more destinations to that list so please contact us for more info.
There are so many good photographers out there how do we choose just one? If you like a photographer’s work, drop them an email and ask to meet up in person. This face-to-face meeting is so important. You want to feel comfortable, relaxed and at ease with the people who will trusted to take the photos for one of the biggest occasions of your life. Make sure you have chemistry! Oh and also ask to see full weddings to see if you like their entire take on the day and not just the snapshot you see online. Then it’s a bit like dating… Go for the one that leaves you with a smile and wanting more.
Can we meet you? We’d love to! Lets catch up for a coffee (or in my case a tea). If you’re not local, we’ll schedule a FaceTime or Skype chat! We pride ourselves in creating photography that is unique to you and your story so getting to know you is important and frankly, quite fun!
If we book Stirling Photography who will be shooting our wedding? When booking wedding photography services Carly will always be your primary photographer. Our assistants (second shooters) may change from booking to booking. Our photography assistants are a talented and good looking bunch of people who are amazing at their craft. You can specifically request a photography assistant if you love their style. Check out more of their specialties in our team section.
OK, we really want to book you. Now what? Once you’ve determined we’re a good fit send us an email. We will then create an online agreement for you to sign. It will outline all of the nitty gritty!
Do you require a deposit? Yes…. A 25% retainer is due 30 days after this, which will reserve your wedding date. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to your wedding. Easy as pie!
Can we see an example of an entire Wedding Gallery? So glad you asked! Of course you can. We’re really proud of our work, but don’t post everything online, as we want to save some surprises for our clients. Just send us an email and we’re happy to send a few over to you with a password or even better catch up with us and see some albums, books and films.
Do you customize packages? Yes! It’s your day and we want to make sure you get just what you want so will tailor something to suit you. Contact us and let us know exactly what you are after.
Will you tell us what to do, how to act, or direct us on our wedding day? If you’re hiring Stirling Photography, it’s because you appreciate the genuine emotion and documented moments in our photos. We love to have fun and most importantly draw out your personalities so try to make the process as natural as possible so you can be yourselves and really enjoy your photography time. This allows us to truly capture you! Most of the time you give us enough love and goodness to use without us needing to direct you too much. Trust us, there is PLENTY of raw beauty and emotion on your wedding day! That said, we are happy to give you direction if you think it will help you relax and will always share some tips and tricks to get the best photos and may suggest a location or an idea if we think it will make an amazing!
Do you help us come up with locations for the bridal party shoot? YES!!!! We love to collaborate with you on this. After finding out your style, your personalities and interests we will suggest some great places or scout out some locations just for you and if you have something in mind we check it out to make sure we can get the best shots!
What are you like on the day? We are a pretty easy-going bunch of people and its not rare to see us walking around doing a happy dance while photographing all the detail and behind the scenes moments. We try to blend in as much as possible, make people feel at ease so they forget we have big cameras in our hands and mostly allow your day to be amazing! As wedding photographers often moonlight as hair stylists, event planners, professional dresses, personal assistants, coffee makers and dance floor enthusiasts just to name a few. We do whatever we can to let you have the best day and get those perfect shots! We want you to relax and have the time of your life because capturing all that joy is what we love to do.
Do we have to feed you? We work better with food in our stomachs, so for events where reception cover is greater than two hours we hope you’ll provide a vendor meal for each of us.
When will I get my wedding photos? It’s the digital age so we always aim for you to see a few photos as soon as possible while getting your online proofing gallery, we usually have the final product to you within eight weeks.
What is a printing voucher and what can I do with it? Essentially printing vouchers are an amount of money in your package that you can use towards the products that we offer: a variety of prints, art work, albums, books and thank you cards. Instead of forcing a particular size print or album on you, we want to give you the flexibility of choosing and creating your own album(s) or choosing your own print(s). The vouchers are valid for one year from the date of your wedding and are a great way for you to showcase your wedding photos the way you want.
For your lifestyle sessions do we come up with locations and themes or do you? Both. I love to express who you are and what you love through my photos so we chat and find out what you have in mind and then create something from there.
Do you supply props and backdrops if required? Yes we sure do. Our office is overflowing with goodies to use in your photos and we can also incorporate your own items to make the photos even more personal.
What should we wear? It’s really up to you, similar colour tones or themes go really well together as well as styles of clothing. If all of you are on a beach wearing shorts and a t-shirt and someone is wearing tracksuit pants it may look a little out of place. I usually say lay the clothes out the day before and see if you like them as a group as well as individual outfits. Oh and feel free to bring a wardrobe change if you want.
What ages do you suggest for baby photography? For newborn photographs the ideal time is within the first 14 days so you can get those oh so sweet shots. From there people usually love to mark the milestones like when bubs really starts to smile or turning one. Personally I think every age is cute and at every stage the photos look so different as they change so quickly.
Other bits and bobs
What kind of equipment do you use? We are canon lovers! For photography we shoot 5D Mark iii or 5D Mark ii and a range of L series lenses.
Can I have the raw footage to edit myself or watch later? Sorry, we don’t provide the raw footage. It’s probably the one thing we’re not really flexible on, either. We believe our clients are hiring us to make artful photographs and films, and trust me, we aim to give you the most we can from your photos and films. In other words, you’re not going to miss a thing! Our editing style is part of our trademark and raw footage doesn’t allow us to give you the full expression of our style.
I have a question you didn’t answer? Email me or call and we will gladly help!