- INformation -
We are a husband and wife wedding photography team 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. Please get in touch through our contacts page with all of your wedding day plans for a personalise travel quote.
We believe in simplistic and uncomplicated photography for real couples. Our style can best be described as romantic, timeless and editorial. The biggest comment we get from clients is they love the 'natural/candid' look of our images. We love nose-scrunched laughs, long embraces, and happy tears but these don't tend to happen naturally or without a little direction. The images you see here, that you love, are by design. You bring the love and connection and we will bring the knowledge on how best to capture those moments. We love to shoot with the best light available so if you can, build into your timeline to have your bridal 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 fully edited in the style you see here, ready to use, no watermark and you also have full rights to print freely. We don't believe in high-pressure sales or hidden fees, we give you lots of information up front, meaning we are completely transparent and you have a clear understanding of what to expect and what is included.
We LOVE engagement sessions!! We believe they are so important so much so that we have added them as a special bonus in some of our collections, 100% complimentary! We have noticed that couples who have had this experience are considerably more relaxed come their wedding day and it really is the perfect way to get comfortable in front of the camera.
Depending on your requirements our collections come in a bunch of different hour blocks to suit your individual needs. 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. We also include access to our planning guide, consultation, an 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 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 4-6 weeks and up to 8 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. We will keep your wedding files for a full year after the date of the event but then they are permanently deleted. We highly suggest copying everything onto a 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 and 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 businesses start booking dates 10-14 months in advance and we only take a maximum of 20 wedding booking per year. We highly suggest meeting with at least two other photo/video businesses 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.
So you love what you have seen and you want to go ahead! You’ll simply sign a contract, pay your non-refundable retainer fee (30%) and complete our online 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 related leading up to the big day.
Quick note: we do ask that your main wedding venue and wedding date be secured prior to contacting us. Please understand, we can not 'pencil in' any wedding dates as we like to be fair to all couples and can not turn away enquires for the same date if you are not officially booked.