Wedding Day for Jeff and Natalie

When ultra tail runners Jeff and Natalie met through their running club sparks flew. Ok they were slow but eventually after Jeff ran an ultra as motivation to ask Natalie out and from then on it was just a matter of time.

And as I shoot them a lot out in the bush running ultra events (last one was 160km) they asked me to shoot the wedding also.

Last weekend they tied the know in front of immediate family in a very intimate and beautiful setting of the lush tropical rainforest of Mt Glorious.

 

We love shooting weddings and set up packages to suit all wedding types, from full service all day affairs through to small events like this one.

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Here are some of my favourite images from the day.

 

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Rhonda and Jims Wedding

It was a pleasure to photograph Rhonda and Jim’s wedding. They are having lots of fun together having met later in life. The day was full of hilarity and in Rhonda’s words was “the happiest day of my life”. The photos are full of joy and fun. The wedding was held in their own house and garden and the large shed was cleared and decorated for the reception.

The Dreamcoat team covered the bride getting made up and dressing, jewellery and special things, the cake, reception and speeches. We also did a shoot in the nearby park of the bridal party having lots of fun together as they let their hair down after the ceremony was over.

Here are some of my favourite photos.

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Drew and Laurels Wedding

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, i love photographing weddings! The camaraderie and joie de vivre that is established between the bridal party and the photographer, the other assistants and people involved is so much fun. The makeup artist, hairdresser, kitchen people, helpers and other hangers on cant help but be infected by the absolute sense of fun and radiance expressed by the bride and groom on their special day. This wedding was no different.

Laurel was a gracious, calmly excited and absolutely beautiful bride. The boys were zany and easy to work with. The friends and other helpers were all accommodating of photographers everywhere in their face snapping away! On this shoot i had two helpers working with me, Catherine and Lara. Between us all we got some great shots and had a blast. here are some of my favourites from the day.

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We love weddings

2010-08-07 Paxa Wedding 439At Dreamcoat Photography we love weddings. And with three weddings booked and coming up its time talk a bit more about how wedding photography works when you book with us.

The first question is usually the wrong question, how much? And though we have a page talking about wedding pricing this is really only an indication. Package prices are really an insult to you as a bride. Your day is unique to you and your fiancé and trying to package that is impossible. We design  a shoot that suits your specific circumstances and requirements and price that according to your budget. Of course we still have to be realistic, you need to have the budget to suit your tastes, whether that is 5 star dining or burgers and fries.
There are some things we always do. The first is a contract. The details are nutted out with you but a contract contains all the legal stuff about what we will and wont do, can be held responsible for and what we wont accept responsibility for, the payment terms and conditions and so on. This is pretty standard stuff in the industry and any photographer who isn’t using one should really be avoided as they don’t understand the first principles of a photography business.
That out of the way we get to the fun stuff. Actually this happens first so we can get the details for the  contract.

We create an individualised run sheet. for each wedding. What this means is we sit down with the bride, and the groom if he is still naive enough to think he has any say in what happens, and go through every little detail. Usually grooms get bored about ten minutes in and find something else to do which is fine. We just call them back to say “Yes honey” at the end.
By every little detail I mean every little detail. Are you wearing a garter? Do you want it photographed? Are you following the “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” tradition? If so we will plan to shoot those elements. We need time to do that so that needs to be fitted in somewhere. What times in your day are the fixed points in time, the ceremony start, the reception etc? What specific poses and elements do you want recorded because of their particular significance or relevance for you and your family? We work out who to talk to about lighting in the venues, access to ladders or other equipment if needed, access into the reception venue, any family feuds to be aware of, who not to pose with who and who we absolutely must get a photo of.
A very important component is understanding the venues and the lighting – we will try for a dress rehearsal or even a dry run at the same time of day so we can understand the lighting conditions we will need to deal with, the angles, the positions we can be in so as to get the shots while being as unobtrusive as possible while avoiding ugly or distracting backgrounds. If we are using two photographers as we do in most cases we work out what lenses and angles each will use. We also think about the alternate plans for outdoors if weather plays a part.
When it comes to the candid nature of weddings we excel because we have done our homework. Nothing surprises us and those funny little unscripted moments are a joy to capture for you because we are ready for them. The more formal scripted shots and poses, the signing of the register, the ring exchanges and even the first kiss are all planned and prepared for because we talk about them beforehand. We know how much fun your wedding will be and we want to capture all those emotions for you.

Now the big one, the wedding group photos. More and more people are putting the reception close to the ceremony so there is no big gap between them especially for people who have had to travel to be there. This can create two problems. The first is the amount of time there is to do the posed photos and the potential for travelling to the locations required for these photos can be come limited because of the time available. The second is the availability and use of natural light connected to the time of year and time of day.

There are to possible solutions. After working through it with you we can sometimes help you change the time frame where possible in order to ensure that there is enough time in this gap to ensure we can get leave the ceremony, travel to the shoot location(s) and get the photos with the right light – preferably afternoon light. This can be done by either moving the ceremony back or the reception forward.

Sometimes this is just not possible. Eg other bookings at the church or reception venue. The alternate solution which is quite common overseas and becoming more common here is to do the wedding group photos before the ceremony. This is actually quite good for a number of reasons. The wedding party relaxes and enjoys itself and gets all the pre wedding jitters out of the way. With enough time before hand we can capture photos from a range of places. However we don’t recommend the bride getting dropped into a stream or the ocean in her dress before the wedding!

At the end of the day – its your wedding, your day and your photos. We are just there to get them for you and we always do our absolute best to capture the day for you to treasure forever in print.

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Shane and Jemimah Paxa Wedding

I love shooting weddings!

The intimacy of the couple in front of your lens is not forced or artificial - the sparks fly and there is real chemistry going on - and its a blast to be part of that capturing a little moment in time for the beautiful bride and groom.

Shane is a new friend, but his beautiful bride Jemimah has been my friend since I first me her when she was three. Actually I didn't meet her that day because I got to her house just after she had pulled the hot water jug on herself and had gone to hospital with burns. Since then Jemimah and her whole family have been friends and I have had the joy of seeing Jemimah grow up, coached her in sports, basketball volleyball and athletics, had her work for me in our business, babysit our kids and hang out as adults. Jemimah has always been strong willed and even when coaching her in basketball she would make sure she worked as hard as the boys – in fact winning the planking competition we ran against all comers.

So when she met Shane and decided to get married and asked me to photograph them i was overjoyed! Getting to do it on the family farm (Jemimah’s Grandparents and Uncle and Aunt’s place) was also a blast.

And just for a surprise the actual wedding on the beach featured bright green board shorts for the boys.

We did a pre-wedding day shoot just get into the spirit of things capturing some fun moments on the farm while looking for wedding day locations as well. Here are some of my favourite images from the two days of festivities.

 

The practice jumps should have told me how much fun this would be the next day!

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Lots of thistles on the farm – lets hope the days ahead are not full of thorns.

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And now to the wedding day.

Jemimah and her party and family got ready in one set of apartments.

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The boys got dressed in their suits and walked to the beach.

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Then the bridal party came in and the ceremony ensued. Her father John both gave her away and conducted the ceremony – what an honour!

 

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Then we had some great beach photos for the bridal party. The location was special as the boardwalk on the cliff top was where Shane had proposed to Jemimah.

 

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The group jumping shot was so funny – Jemimah jumps so enthusiastically – as she approaches everything in life!

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Then back to the farm for some great photos.

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Finally it was the time for the reception, dinner and speeches followed by some family photos in the dark!.

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Wedding Photography Prices

2010-05-29 Bridal Show 151-750 Wedding photography is specialist work. As a bride and groom, you have only one wedding day, and no setup shots, chances for replays or re runs.
You must have confidence that your wedding photographer will be on time, on cue and on the ball. The first kiss, signing the register, that last tender handover from the father, the moment the flower girl throws the roses and everybody goes "oh how cute". Catching all these moments takes special skill and attention.

We specialise in getting these candid moments having practiced and practiced; we know our gear, the lighting conditions and the fact that people don't just act on cue.

For a wedding shoot we normally treat it as an all day affair, starting early in the morning as the bride and bridesmaids start their dressing routine, makeup and hair, right through to the last dance at the end of the reception.

We focus on creating specific memories for you, the little touches, the hand lettered place cards, the aisle bouquets great aunty Norma made for you, the special shoes and the ribbons on the cars. We create panoramic shots of the wedding reception and funny shots of the guests. We even provide a live stream to the internet with a webcam if necessary for overseas guests to be virtually present.

We can provide hair and makeup starting at $90 for the first lady and $85 thereafter.

Of course we also provide the regular posed photo shoots either before or after the ceremony depending on your preference. We are creative and innovative with angles, poses and locations, while working to produce photos that you want to get and will cherish for years.

Prices

It is so hard creating packaged wedding prices for people because every wedding is different and every couple is different. However we are happy to work everything out with who ever is paying the bill and make sure that we provide the right service for the right price. We always go above and beyond to ensure that your special day is captured with gorgeous photos.

As a general rule though allow a minimum of $1200 for our services for your special day. Prices go up from there depending on distance to the wedding, extra photographers and assistants, how long the group shoots are for, streaming video and makeup and hair. In addition if you want more photos than listed below edited then there will be additional costs for that.

What can you expect?

You can expect to receive around 100-120 good photos of the whole wedding with at least 10 high quality ones ready to be blown up and printed in a large format.
These will be supplied as digital files that will be full size images – usually 5-15MB in size. In addition we supply a DVD with all the OK non edited photos on it. Typically in that time frame this will be around 400-600 photos.

Printing prices vary depending on what size and quality as well as what medium, eg. Glossy, Canvas etc. Contact us for pricing.

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