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Your wedding day with Carmen
I believe in natural, unposed photos and strive to capture real moments and emotions. To make this possible, I love spending time to get to know my couples before their wedding day. I usually meet up for coffee, because who doesn't love coffee. (If you are one of those people, I won't judge, but really?) When my couples are comfortable and having fun, that's when the magic happens. I want to capture the REAL you.
Leading up to your wedding I want you to look to me as a friend, not just your photographer. This continues on your wedding day, where I am your time keeper, the person to make sure your hair and makeup stays flawless, the dress shwoosher (yes that's a word now, it means I keep that stunning gown of yours on point for photos), in some cases for intimate weddings, your only bridesmaid, helping you get dressed - prepare for a lot of laughter! I bring a happy energy and some sunshine! I don't want to jinx us, but it's true... my weddings are rain-free.
What makes your service/work different from other photographers' work?
I like to keep our bridal portrait session as comfortable for you as possible. Since I have met you before, there is no awkwardness, unless you hate the camera. Which in this case I have a great ice breaker game to really relax you and bring out natural laughter and reactions.
My editing style is warm, bright and natural. I do not airbrush skin or edit you skinny. I like to enhance the images to match the lighting and colours of your day and stay true to reality. I love light and working with natural lighting.
Can you help us with our wedding day timeline?
Absolutely. Not only have I photographed many weddings I have been a bridesmaid and bride myself. I speak from personal experience when I say, do not cut your time short. Things will not go exactly according to plan and don't sweat the small stuff. Luckily I am your time keeper remember, so if it's in my control you will be on time.
We go through your time line at the pre wedding meeting and again 1-2 weeks before your wedding day.
We are interested in booking, what is the next step?
Please contact me and I will send you the Wedding Agreement. A non-refundable retainer of $800.00 is required along with the signed agreement, to lock in your wedding date.
Can you keep our date free without paying a retainer?
Unfortunately, we are unable to do so. The only way we can secure your wedding date is by filling out the wedding agreement and paying the deposit.
When will we receive our photos?
Approximately 6-8 weeks after your wedding date. This can vary, depending on busy period, holidays, travel, ect.
Do we receive a print release with our photos?
Yes, there are no hidden costs or catches. You can print your high resolution, edited wedding photos as many times as you want, wherever you want. We do recommend you print through us, as we offer a wide range of products which are of heirloom quality and are colour-matched for a great result. On Earth Photography maintains copyright.
Do you travel?
All weddings include 2 hours travel from Ormeau, Gold Coast. Engagement sessions include 45 minutes travel. Yes I am being generous because I live in the sticks.
As for destination weddings, I love to travel and holiday. My own wedding was in Bali over Easter. If you require a quote please contact me.
How can we pay the invoice?
We accept direct bank transfers and credit card payments via our secure payment platform.
What happens after we book?
We will send you a Wedding Questionnaire to fill out and bring to your pre wedding meeting 1-2 weeks before the wedding. This will have all the important information we will need including all vendor names, the timeline you have created with your celebrant, etc. We will be in touch a couple of days before your wedding to run through any last minute details or changes and to ensure everything runs smoothly on your big day.
If you have any further questions, feel free to email me.