Wedding FAQ

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


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 keepsake box, sneak peak social album within 24 hours of your wedding, a highlights video fully customised with your own music, drone videography, print release, pre wedding planning, 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! We don’t need a special seat at your guest tables as we’ll be nice and discrete and move around to get the best angles during the reception. 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.

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. I do ask that between us, we have enough umbrellas to cover the bridal party if we’re outside though!

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 the full gallery of images within two weeks, sometimes sooner. You’ll love your preview album delivered within 24 hours too.

What happens in the lead up to the wedding? I’ll send you my detailed ‘Wedding Questionnaire’ for you to complete and return. 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! Consulting with your photographer on a timeline can help to ensure you get the right amount of time for things like family and bridal party portraits. It also means we can ensure we get enough time for those gorgeous sunset shots.

Do we need to provide you with a shot list? The only shot list I may ask for is for the family portraits. Because I won’t know your guests, I may ask you to assign one organised (a.k.a. bossy) family member from each side to help corral members for photos – your MC could help with this too. This will allow me to not miss anyone out, and keeps everything and everyone organised.

Are you fully vaccinated? Yes, I am. All my second shooters are also fully vaccinated.

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