FAQ

Got a question? Here’s a few commonly asked ones. Drop me a line if you need to ask anything!

WEDDING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS….

What’s included in your wedding packages? A quality USB with all of your professionally edited digital files, a selection of printed images presented in a beautiful keepsake, sneak peak facebook album within 24 hours of your wedding, a highlights video fully customised with your own music, drone videography, print release, onsite pre wedding planning meeting, lead photographer and second shooter for the duration of the hours booked. 

How many photos can we expect for our wedding? Every wedding is unique and my main focus is telling the story of the day, which means that the final number of photos varies.  Generally I provide 500-800 photos.

Do you have a second shooter? We sure do! There is so much to capture at weddings. Our team work closely together to make sure we get all the little details right through to all the emotions on the day. You don’t even pay extra for this as it’s a standard inclusion on our packages.

Do you travel for weddings? Our typical coverage area is Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Kapiti and Wairarapa however we are more than willing to travel for your wedding for a nominal travel fee. Furthest afield we’ve been for weddings was Hamilton Island in Australia!

How can we book you as our wedding photographer? I’ll send you a formal contract to sign, pay a small deposit to secure the date and the balance is due anytime before the day of the wedding. I’m happy to work with you on payments plans, just ask!

Do we need to provide you with anything on the wedding day? A meal for myself and second shooter is always appreciated and a cool, non alcoholic drink! We’ll bring a full kit of equipment, including three camera bodies and numerous lenses and backup gear.

What happens if you can’t make it on the wedding day? Never happened yet but if some reason I cannot make it, I am well networked with local photographers to help source a backup on the day.

Are you a member of any associations? Not currently. I believe you should judge a photographer based on their quality of work and reputation, not on the memberships they pay for. It also means I can deliver more affordable prices to my clients.

Can we talk to previous clients for testimonials? Absolutely. I am delighted to share that I have a 100% satisfaction rate with my clients and many of my work is referral based. Check out my testimonials page under ‘Contact’.

What if it rains? We’ll still take great photos. You’ll still get married! We’ll have a back up plan to shoot in wet weather. Grey skies make for great images.

How long will it take until we receive our wedding images? I pride myself on a fast turnaround and limit my wedding bookings so that I can provide a high level of customer service. I typically provide images within two weeks, sometimes sooner.

What happens in the lead up to the wedding? I’ll send you my detailed ‘Wedding Questionnaire’ for you to complete and return. We’ll then meet onsite at your venue and start planning the magic from there! You’ll get a detailed runsheet from me a few days before your wedding so you’ll know exactly how the day will unfold and where we’ll be taking the images. I’m a expert time keep so I’ll get you to the church on time so to speak!

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have a studio? Sure do! I work from my home studio in a beautiful rural valley in Wainuiomata, Wellington. From here I can offer studio portraits for all ages.

Can I do inside as well as outdoor shoots? One of the awesome things about living in the country means that we have lots of extra space to head outside and chase different kinds of light and scenery. We’re animal lovers so your kids might even enjoy a pat of a pony, hand feed a sheep or cuddle our much loved family dogs and cats.

Do I need to wear anything in particular for the shoots? My couple and families have a cool sense of style so I generally say wear what you’re comfortable in. It’s a good idea to not wear too many glaring patterns or words or prominent logos which might date. Go for the classic look! Some families like to do a quick wardrobe change for their little ones and that’ fine with me too.

What’s a good age to come for newborn photography? Generally, most babies grow out of their really ‘sleepy’ phase by 12 days old so if you’re after some cute sleeping shots, before that age is best. Their skin is also generally clear from milk spots etc too. Not to worry if you leave it a little longer though – they’ll still be exquisite. I can work a little touch up magic in photoshop too!

Lisa Preston Photography ~ 555 Moores Valley Rd, Wainuiomata, Wellington Portrait, Newborn, Children, Family, School, Kindergarten, Corporate & Wedding Photographer

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