Hunter Valley Wedding Photographer

WELCOME!

I find the beauty in genuine moments from an editorial perspective, bringing a mixture of fine art, portraiture, and photojournalism to every wedding I capture. My aim is to tell a timeless and beautiful story that not only takes you back to that time and place but that will transport you to an even more romantic and softer version of it.

General Information

The Experience

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Rose + Patrick

“Wow Raquelle! Our photos are AMAZING, you captured the whole day and everyone involved so beautifully!! We are absolutely amazed at your creativity, when we saw our gallery we were immediately taken back to our perfect day! Choosing you was one of the very best decisions we made throughout the entire planning process, your work is seriously the biggest post-wedding obsession right now! Thank you xx”

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The Experience

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Emily + Daniel

"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we are completely in awe of your work! It was wonderful to have our wedding captured by a team that works together so seamlessly and the calibre of what you have delivered is beyond!! Our jaws literally dropped at how magically you captured not only us but the full scenery and setting around us, really bringing to life the entire day. You can see the pure love and joy that was felt on our day, you have encapsulated our fairy tale! We will look back on these for the rest of our lives, thank you. x"

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The Experience

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Ashleigh + Luke

"We are so in love with our beautiful wedding day even more than before! We are so thankful that we found you to be our wedding photographer. Every single part of our day was so special to us from the prep to our first dance and you guys have captured all of those important moments so beautifully.

We absolutely loved having you as part of our big day and so did our families, we had so much fun with you guys and we really wish we could do it all over again! The compliments for you both have not stopped! Our wedding day would not have been the same without you both so thank you so much again for doing the most amazing job for us! xx"

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Chloe + Cameron

"Wow, thank you so much, everything is truly beautiful! We have been so impressed with everything, from the moment of contact, your entire team has made this experience as comfortable and wonderful as can be. We instantly loved that you were a married duo and really felt that made a difference to how you captured our day! You are both incredibly talented, your work and dedication are second to none!! We loved you guys being apart of our day, it really made it so special! Thank you again xx"

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The Experience

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Kaitlyn + James

"Oh wow Raquelle, this is honestly so much more than we could have ever imagined! You somehow captured every little moment of our wedding day and it is just so beautifully put together, we can't quite believe it. You are such a talent, this job is made for you! We can't wait to share this with all our family and friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!! xx"

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Jess + Josh

"Where do we begin and how do we put into words how truly grateful we are for absolutely everything on our dream day. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you for being there for us, not just to capture our day, but to make the cogs keep turning, the calmness in our emotions and special moments that will be remembered and cherished forever. Thank you xx"

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The Experience

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Andrea + Todd

"We wanted to say a massive thank you for capturing our day in the most beautiful way!! On a day that goes by so fast and is filled with so much love, emotion and meaning, it is a blessing to be able to look back and remember the day through your amazing lens. We are in awe of the moments you were able to capture so perfectly and we can’t thank you enough for creating such priceless memories for us to cherish and share with our families and friends. We will cherish these for the rest of our lives. Thank you for everything, your vision and talent are beyond incredible! xo"

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The Experience

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Sally + Peter

"We cannot ever thank you enough for capturing our day so perfectly! We can feel the happiness shine through your work, it was exactly how we felt during the day. We honestly just can not stop looking at these photos, so many insanely beautiful shots, we can’t quite believe it! AND so many happy tears watching our wedding film, it is so so beautiful! We are forever grateful for your talent and for being a part of our special day!! xx"

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Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION

WHAT DO WE GET FOR OUR INVESTMENT?

ANSWER

We only take on a limited amount of commissions per year which ensures we can give our best and that we stay true to ourselves as artists, creating unique and personal images and films for each couple. You will also receive our custom USB with all your edited photographs in high resolution plus access to a beautifully presented online gallery where you will be able to view and download all your photos in high resolution. This gallery can be shared with your family and friends who are also free to download their favourites from the day too.

QUESTION

HOW MANY HOURS COVERAGE DO WE NEED?

ANSWER

This depends on which parts of the day you would like captured. If your ceremony and reception will be at the same venue and you also wish to take photos nearby then often 8 hours is enough.

If you would like coverage of wedding day preparations and more travel is involved between the venues then you may find 9 hours will suit you better.

In terms of deliverables, the amount of images varies depending on each unique wedding day, the amount of coverage, the number of details etc. On average we yield between 50-80 delivered images per hour.

QUESTION

DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?

ANSWER

For locations such as Newcastle, Central Coast and the Hunter Valley, there are no additional travel fees as we include up to 80km travel from Newcastle per booking. For all other Australian destinations and international events, a travel fee will apply. Please enquire for a personalised quote.

QUESTION

DO YOU TAKE FAMILY PHOTOS ON THE DAY?

ANSWER

Of course. Prior to your wedding day, I will ask you to provide me with a list of the family combinations you would like me to capture. On your wedding day, I will ensure that this part runs smoothly.

QUESTION

DO YOU USE PHOTOSHOP?

ANSWER

While I will fix up the odd little imperfections (i.e. removing a fly on your dress, etc) I do not heavily retouch images or do any beauty retouching. I believe that photographs of your wedding day should represent the real you and I find that natural photographs are always the most flattering and the ones that will stand the test of time.

QUESTION

WHEN WILL OUR WEDDING FILES BE DELIVERED?

ANSWER

We take great care in the way we approach your wedding and also in how we handle your images. All of our images are backed up in real-time via dual memory cards and are further backed up via external hard drives after your wedding. Our turnaround for your wedding gallery is roughly 6-8 weeks and up to 12 weeks during peak wedding season. We know this seems like a long time, however, the amount of attention and care that goes into editing and curating your wedding is significant and this process can not be rushed.

QUESTION

WILL WE RECEIVE EVERY IMAGE TAKEN FROM THE DAY?

ANSWER

This part of our service, the sorting and editing process is just as much a part of the job as the actual wedding day itself, which all makes for the final product. In short, no, we don’t supply every image taken on the day, the discarded photos are typically duplicates, test shots, people blinking etc…

Please note: we do not supply any unedited ‘RAW’ photos.

QUESTION

CAN YOU HOLD OUR DATE?

ANSWER

Unfortunately no. I often receive multiple enquiries for the same date so I am unable to hold or pencil in dates.

QUESTION

WE LOVE YOUR WORK, HOW DO WE BOOK?

ANSWER

Great! Simply select your chosen collection and complete the booking form below. We will then create an online client account and send you out our contract to review and complete and an invoice. A $1000 non-refundable retainer is also due at the time of booking. This amount is deducted from the final balance and is non-refundable as it guarantees your wedding date. You can pay the balance in one go or in instalments as long as the final balance is paid in full no later than 30 days prior to your wedding day. We accept credit card or direct debit.

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