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We are based in Newcastle, Australia but we are available for destination weddings. For locations within driving distance such as the Central Coast and Hunter Valley, there are no additional travel fees. For all locations further out a travel fee will apply, this will depend on your individual wedding plans. Please get in touch through our contacts page with all of your wedding day plans for a personalise quote.
We believe in simplistic and uncomplicated images for real couples. Our style can best be described as fresh, creative and romantic. The biggest comment we get from clients is they love the 'natural/candid' look of our images and films. The way we approach 'posing' is a little different than what you might expect. We believe in nose-scrunched laughs, long embraces, and happy tears but these don't tend to happen naturally and without direction from us. The images you see here, that you love, are by design. We want our couples smiling, giggling and having a wonderful time together and this is what we like to capture. You bring the connection and we will bring the knowledge on how best to capture you. We love to shoot with the best light available so if you can, build into your timeline to have your portrait session later in the afternoon or during golden hour. You can calculate what time the golden hour will fall on your wedding day here - Golden Hour Calculator.
We want you to have a great experience! All of our collections include hi-resolution digital files which are ready to use, no watermark and you have full rights to print freely. We don't believe in high-pressure sales or hidden fees, we give you as much information as we can upfront, meaning we are completely transparent and you have a clear understanding of what to expect and what is included.
Our Engagement Sessions are complimentary and can not be switched out or exchanged and that is because we believe they are SO important. It is the perfect way to get comfortable in front of the camera plus we teach you great tips for getting those beautiful candid images, you can read more about how to rock your e-session here. Not to mention we get to shoot at the best time of day which isn't always possible on your wedding day. We have noticed that couples who have had this experience are considerably more relaxed come their wedding day. You can also see a live engagement shoot here.
Depending on your requirements our collections come in a bunch of different hour blocks. Of course, if you feel you need more coverage, additional hours can be added to all of our collections. When it comes to deliverable images, we truly believe in quality over quantity and the amount of images you'll receive is highly dependent on your unique wedding plans, details and event length but to give you a rough idea we average between 60-80 final edited images per hour. All of our collections include: access to our online wedding planning guide, consultation, online gallery of edited hi-resolution digital files with unlimited downloads and personal printing rights.
We take great care in the way we approach your wedding and also in how we handle your images. All of our images are backup 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 and your cinematic films is roughly 3-5 weeks. We know this seems like a very long time, however, the amount of attention and care that goes into editing your images and curating your films is significant and this process can not be rushed. We will keep your wedding photographs and your films for a full year after your wedding and then they are permanently deleted. We highly suggest copying everything onto a separate USB and keeping them at a relatives house or in a safety deposit box, you can never be careful.
ONLINE GALLERY AND DOWNLOADS
Photos are delivered in a beautifully presented and downloadable digital gallery. These galleries are amazing and you can download in hi-resolution plus we now have a 'web size' file perfect for sharing on social media. These digital files can be downloaded directly to your desktop or mobile device. You can also send your online gallery to friends and family to download their personal favourites from your day, making it such an easy way for you to share your photographs with loved ones. Your online gallery will be available online for two months to view, download and share.
It is a great idea to book as early as you can! Most photographers start booking dates 10-14 months in advance. We highly suggest meeting with at least two photographers to get a good idea of their personality, style and if you are a good fit, after all, you will spend the majority of your wedding day with them.
What do you need to do to cross “find a photographer” off your list? You’ll simply sign a contract, send your retainer fee (30%) to save the date on our calendar and complete our booking form. At that point, we’ll officially welcome you to the RLP Family! We do all we can to be your resource for all things photography and videography leading up to the big day.
Quick note: we do ask that your main wedding venue and date be booked prior to booking with us to ensure that we can best take care of you. Please understand, we can not 'hold' any wedding dates. We like to be fair to all couples and can not turn away enquires for the same date if you are not officially booked.