How long in advance should i book my wedding?
There is no set time for when you should book your wedding photographer. But to ensure we aren’t booked out on the date you have selected, booking in sooner is better. We take bookings up to two years in advance.
What does your photography cost?
We have photo only packages that start at $880 and go up from there. We also offer stunning albums, the high resolution USB, canvases and a treasure trove of other stunning photographic items.
How many photos do you take?
There is no limit to the amount of photos that are captured during your wedding day. We aim to take as many images as it takes to capture the’ moment, expressions and emotion of the day. We then take the time to edit and present the fully edited images in a way that tells the best story of your wedding day. This includes skin enhancements, black and white, sepia and all of the magical Photoshop work.
Do we get two photographers?
It depends on the package that you select for your wedding day. The second photographer is there to catch the candid moments, plus help to organise group and family photos. Our second shooters are highly skilled and you get a very different and candid array of images when a second shooter is present.
Should I be worried if it rains on our wedding day?
No, not at all! Normally it doesn’t rain all day so we have chances to pop outside and take some photos. But even if it is raining during the photography time, we have taken some of our most beautiful photos in wet weather. You won’t be disappointed with the images, as along with the beautiful big umbrellas, everything seems to glisten and sparkle when it rains. Our photographers are also experienced in all weather conditions. We also have a wet weather guarantee, where if it rains all day long and you crave that golden flow, we can re‐shoot those special moments at a later date when the sun is shining.
Can the guests take photos during the wedding?
That is totally your choice! It’s up to you whether you would like an unplugged wedding where you ask your guests not to take photos, or if you would like to give your guests the opportunity to take photos. We love getting guests to take photos if that is your cup of tea, but we just ask they don’t crowd the aisle during the ceremony. Guests generally won’t accompany us during the on location bridal party photography.
How long after the wedding do we get to view our images?
We will put up a Facebook preview within days of your wedding, so that you can share a sneak peek with your family and friends. Approximately 3‐4 weeks after your wedding day, we will invite you into the studio to view your images/album design. You then have the opportunity to personalise the album in any way you like.
Do you offer engagement sessions?
Yes we do! We place an emphasis on this great chance for a number of reasons. One it is a great opportunity to get to know each other. You can also see how we work and what style we create for you and we can use the engagement session to create useful and beautiful images leading up to the wedding for invites or use at the wedding.
We have quotes from other photographers whose pricing is cheaper. Why would this be?
Other photographers pricing will be cheaper for a number of reasons. They may be less experienced photographers and are just starting out in the industry. They may have lower quality equipment. Papillon Studio has been creating amazing wedding images for over 25 years. The prices of our packages reflects our; experience, service, quality and time spent making magic with you.
Do you travel?
This is the day to celebrate your endless love and the day you create is unique to you. For this reason if you choose to celebrate your wedding day interstate or on the other side of the world we are more than happy to travel. We want to capture the memories you make anywhere you create them. We have travelled to France, Hamilton Island, the Hunter Valley, Melbourne and the Victorian High country so far and have bookings for Fiji and another Melbourne wedding.
What should we wear?
We find that it’s best to keep your clothing simple, so avoiding bright patterns or busy colours. That way the people in the photo will be the highlight rather than someone’s clothes. Also remember to wear clothes that you feel comfortable and look sensational in.
How long does the photo session last?
This will depend on how many people there are for your family photo, but approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour for a family group session. An engagement session will take approximately 30minutes
Do you offer the USB or printed images of the portrait session?
You will come back into the studio for a viewing session approximately 2 weeks after your photo session. In this viewing we will show you the final edited images and then provide you with a range of options for either printed images, enlargements for your wall or digital images on a USB.