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Lover

Weddings
Who is Lover of Mine?

We’re Anthony & Kim, a husband and wife team. Kim is available to assist every clients’ experience from start to finish, covering emails and communication, post delivery, and designing your custom albums. This allows Anthony to bring his attention to every single shoot and focus on the craft of our art and style. You can read more about us here.

What are your rates?

Weddings start at $4000 for 8 hours.
Album collections start from $5800.
Elopements start at $2500 for 4 hours.
Engagement sessions are $750 and last approx. 1.5 hours.

To view our full price guide, click here.

Where are you based? Do you travel?

We call Brisbane, Australia home and extensively travel the east coast of Australia for weddings. Our wedding rates include travel within 150km of Brisbane (and fixed travel fees for interstate and destination weddings). So no matter where in the world, wherever your heart desires, let’s celebrate love in a place you love.

Can we meet you?

Absolutely. Anthony can meet in Brisbane over a coffee/wine or Skype/FaceTime if you live elsewhere. Anthony prefers to meet you prior to booking because establishing a great connection is incredibly important. We’ll be by your side for almost your entire wedding day, so we think it’s nice if we get to know each other first. You can book in a time to catch up here.

What do we receive? What is your turnaround time?

Every couple receives a beautiful (password-protected) online gallery to view and download your high resolution edited images, usually within 4-6 weeks of your wedding date. As every wedding is unique, we deliver approx. 60-80 individually edited images per hour of coverage. A small selection of images are edited within a few days after your wedding so you can share with your family and friends.

You can also order fine art albums and print products directly and securely from your online gallery.

Do you shoot with a second photographer?

Anthony shoots most weddings solo.

Though there are times when a second photographer is really useful. Some instances may be for larger weddings with a guest list of 150+, or you may want us to cover alternate angles of your day or you need us to be in two locations at once (e.g, the bride/groom getting ready quite a distance from each other).

We’re happy to discuss the need for a second photographer at your pre-wedding consultation.

How do you work on a wedding day?

For 90% of the day, we’ll simply capture well composed, natural looking images as your real, unscripted moments of your wedding day unfold.

For any portraits, we’ll guide you when needed, so you’re not awkwardly standing there wondering what to do. We take into consideration composition, lighting, and background – taking you to ideal locations and then letting you get comfortable so everything looks and feels natural.

Most importantly, we want you to have the most amazing and relaxed experience, enjoy some laughs with us, be yourselves and fully present with one another. This way, we can capture you for who you really are.

Can you help us with timings of our day?

Absolutely. You have our undivided care and attention from day one to make your planning process with us as simple as possible. Typically our suggested times for segments (that may or may not be included in your day) are –
– 45 mins with the groom
– 1.5 hrs with the bride (if necessary, allow travel time for us to arrive at your ceremony site 20-30 mins prior to the start time)
– Approx. 30 mins for a civil ceremony (allow up to 1hr for religious and cultural ceremonies)
– 20-30 mins post ceremony for any group photos
– Approx. 1-1.5 hrs on/off site for bride/groom and bridal party photos, ideally during the last hour of light before sunset

No two weddings are the same and we’ll guide you through any recommendations in the lead up, on the day and beyond.

Do you take group photos?

Absolutely. We believe in having your family photos taken as they are records of your entire family at an important time of your history together. These photos are typically done after your ceremony and they are largely informal. It’s the only part of the day we shoot from a defined shot list. We ask you to complete a questionnaire prior to your wedding that includes a list of your family and friend groupings, and suggest you nominate a guest from each side of your family to help gather those in your list.

Do you offer videography?

We don’t offer videography. But we do know great videographers at all budget levels and happy to refer the few who we’ve worked well with in the past. We work best with videographers who work in the background, who don’t offer much direction and who strive to record events in a non-obtrusive manner. Our recommended videographers are listed here. If you can’t find someone you like on the list, please consider letting us know whom you’re considering prior to booking them.

Are you insured?

Yes, we’re 100% insured (including international commissions) and can provide the documents (public liability, etc) if you or your venue requests them. For requests, we do ask you let us know one month in advance of your wedding so our insurance company can process and provide the documents.

Do you work well with other suppliers or vendors?

We love collaborating as a team with other like-minded vendors on your special day. We’ve captured over 250 weddings and can seriously vouch for some of the most talented folks in the wedding industry. A list of our favourite vendors, both local and online, are found here.

Do you require a meal on the day?

If Anthony is covering your reception, then a meal is appreciated. It may be worth asking your caterer if they can serve Anthony’s meal at the same time you eat (as we doubt you would want photos of yourselves eating). This way, he can continue your coverage and capture any formalities right through to the dance floor shenanigans without any disruption. Just something to consider and thank you in advance.

What happens if it rains on the wedding day?

If it rains, we’ll get out there with umbrellas! Some of the most beautiful and unique photos have come out of celebrations with miserable weather so we encourage you to embrace whatever weather comes our way.

If however rain is predicted to be really heavy, we’ll help plan suitable alternate locations the day prior.

What if we need to cancel/reschedule our wedding?

If you need to cancel or reschedule your wedding, unfortunately your deposit and any monies paid are non-refundable. The deposit guarantees we hold your date exclusively for you and turn down all other commissions for that date. That being said, if you find yourself in this situation, please get in touch and we can discuss your personal circumstance and how we can help you out.

What happens if you can't make it to our wedding?

In over 7 years of shooting weddings, we’ve never missed a wedding for any reason. If we’re ever to miss a wedding, it would be for a very serious reason and something out of our control. If that happens, we’d do our best to find a replacement photographer who we trust completely with a similar style and skill level. And if that doesn’t happen (heaven forbid), any monies paid will be fully refunded.

How do we lock in a booking?

We accept bookings on a first come, first serve basis. To secure your date, a signed contract and $1500 deposit plus any travel fees is required upfront. Deposits must be paid within 72 hours of receiving your invoice, with 50% due 3 months prior and final balance due 2 weeks prior to your wedding date. To be fair to everyone, we can’t hold a date without a contract and deposit.

Once booked, what are the next steps?

Once we’ve received your signed contract and deposit, we’ll follow up via email to confirm details and you’ll be setup with your own client portal. Here you can access our emails, invoices, online galleries, guides and resources, upload your run sheet and update your details. We’ll definitely stay in touch and reach out any time if you have questions or need guidance.

Tribe

Family
How much? What do we receive?

Family sessions are $850 and last about 1-1.5 hours. To view our full price guide, click here.

Every family receives an invitation to their own beautiful (password-protected) online gallery, usually within 2-3 weeks of your session date. You’ll be prompted to favourite and download 30 high resolution edited images, yours to keep forever.

Do you travel?

Absolutely. We travel anywhere in between Byron Bay and the Sunshine Coast. Session locations within 50km of Brisbane are included. For any location beyond 50km (and up to 150km) of Brisbane, we ask for a $100 travel fee to cover fuel and time on the road. We travel often up and down the east coast of Australia so please don’t hesitate to reach out and we’ll let you know we’re coming to your city next.

What time will sessions take place?

Family sessions can be booked 4 months in advance. On weekdays, we offer a morning session for in home shoots (usually starting between 9-10am) or an afternoon session for outdoor shoots (usually starting about 2 hours prior to sunset).

We don’t accept family sessions on weekends as these dates are reserved for weddings. However weekend sessions do open up in the summer months (i.e, holiday season throughout December-February). To check our availability and book your session, click here.

Where should we take photos?

Your session will take place in one location, either in and around your own home or at a location you love. Once your booking is confirmed, we have conveniently listed some of our favourite locations for you to consider and choose from. We’re open to any suggestions too – it can be in the city or open fields, a beach or your family farm. Your location will depend primarily upon your aesthetic preferences and age of your children. Most importantly, we must ensure you’re comfortable with the setting for your session to flow naturally.

What should we wear?

Once your booking is confirmed, we provide a guide on what to wear at your shoot. We cover topics on suggested colours and tones, patterns and textures right through to props and accessories. We’d love you to keep your outfit choices simple and timeless but most importantly wear what makes YOU feel the most confident and comfortable (we’re here to give you guidelines, not rules). The more you dress and feel like yourselves, the more comfortable you’ll be in your photos and this will always make for great images no matter what.

What happens if it rains on the day of our shoot?

Weather can be unpredictable and if it’s forecast to rain heavily we may need to postpone and discuss an alternative session date and time.

Forcing you and the kids to participate in a shoot during uncomfortable weather isn’t fun for anyone and we won’t achieve the desired outcome (this also applies if anyone is sick). If rescheduling is not an option, we’ll discuss where to take the shoot in an appropriate indoor location.

Do you offer albums and prints?

Absolutely. Purchase of additional digital images, fine art albums and print products can be made directly and securely from your online gallery, after we have delivered your images. We’re available to assist you on your heirloom product purchase through booking a tailored design consultation here.

How do we lock in a booking?

You can book a session date and time here.

A $150 non-refundable deposit and signed contract is required to secure your session date and time.

Once booked, what are the next steps?

Once we’ve received your booking, we’ll follow up via email to confirm details and send through an online contract for signing, a questionnaire so we can get to know you and final invoice (due one week prior to your session date).

If you have any further questions or wish to discuss ideas about your session, book in a time to chat with us here.

What if we need to cancel/reschedule our shoot?

If you need to reschedule or cancel your session, you can do so from within your booking link (sent via email from our scheduling page). Unfortunately, if you cancel, your deposit is non-refundable. We allow one reschedule per booking.

To cancel or reschedule your appointment within 24 hours of your session date/time, please call or text us on +61 433 947 407.

Muse

Portraits
How much? What do I receive?

Portrait sessions are $750 and last about 1-1.5 hours. To view our full price guide, click here.

You receive an invitation to your own beautiful (password-protected) online gallery, usually within 2-3 weeks of your session date. You’ll be prompted to favourite and download 15 high resolution edited images, yours to keep forever.

What time do sessions take place?

Portrait sessions can be booked 4 months in advance.

We currently offer a morning (usually starting 9-10am) or afternoon session (usually starting about 2 hours prior to sunset) on weekdays.

To check our availability and book your session, click here.

Do you travel?

Absolutely. We travel anywhere in between Byron Bay and the Sunshine Coast. Session locations within 50km of Brisbane are included. For any location beyond 50km (and up to 150km) of Brisbane, we ask for a $100 travel fee to cover fuel and time on the road. We travel often up and down the east coast of Australia so please don’t hesitate to reach out and we’ll let you know we’re coming to your city next.

What can I expect from a portrait session?

Our portrait session involves a creative collaboration process. We learn about the purpose behind having your portraits taken and define a setting, look and feel for your shoot. In most scenarios, we draw from inspiration you have gathered to give us an idea of what you’re expecting. Our approach is minimalistic, so the focus is on capturing you and your honest representation. We will talk styling with you, but we’d love you as you are, in your finest form.

Do you offer albums and prints?

Absolutely. Purchase of additional digital images, fine art albums and print products can be made directly and securely from your online gallery, after we have delivered your images. We’re available to assist you on your heirloom product purchase through booking a tailored design consultation here.

How do we lock in a booking?

You can book a session date and time here.

A $150 non-refundable deposit and signed contract is required to secure your session date and time.

Once booked, what are the next steps?

Once we’ve received your booking, we’ll follow up via email to confirm details and send through an online contract for signing, a questionnaire so we can get to know you and final invoice (due one week prior to your session date).

If you have any further questions or wish to discuss ideas about your session, book in a time to chat with us here.

What if we need to cancel/reschedule our shoot?

If you need to reschedule or cancel your session, you can do so from within your booking link (sent via email from our scheduling page). Unfortunately, if you cancel, your deposit is non-refundable. We allow one reschedule per booking.

To cancel or reschedule your appointment within 24 hours of your session date/time, please call or text us on +61 433 947 407.

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