Your Wedding coverage starts from $1800 for 3 hours. The next package to choose from is $2600 for 6 hours. Or you may want to opt for the full day coverage at $3399 for up to 9 hours which includes a Second Photographer, a beautiful usb of high res. digital files, a collection of small prints in a lovely crafted wooden box and x1 A3 framed wall art. I love weddings and am always happy to chat and hear what you have planned for your big day!
Additional options available are;
Beautiful Wall Art for your home or a crafted album using Professional Printing Services
*I am happy to discuss your personal wedding requirements and if you are having your wedding outside of the Manawatu region we can also discuss this in more detail. **NB: This may incur a travel fee and accommodation costs **
Frequently Asked Questions
How would you describe your style?
A word that has frequently been used by others to describe my work is “natural”, which to me is a great compliment! I would say my style is a bit of photojournalism with a pinch of candid. I like to observe through my camera and at times will give some direction and styling when required, (more typically during the bridal party formal session part of the day). If you look through images on the website and social media (Facebook/Instagram) this should give you a fair indication if you think my style will suit you and your wedding.
What does your coverage include?
Coverage is up to a maximum of 9 hours, this means we will be with you before the ceremony as you are getting ready, (generally from around 11/12pm) and stay until the first dance is complete. Also included - any meetings with you both, we can Skype if you are located out of town or overseas. A venue visit (if required) and can also attend the ceremony rehearsal.
Why have a second photographer?
I have this service as I feel that two photographers can give you overall the absolute "best coverage" of your day. I can only be in one place at one time and as multiple things happen simultaneously at weddings (and they're all worth capturing), a second photographer can give a different viewpoint and angle to a scene. It also allows me to be with the bride getting ready, while my second shooter can be with the groom before the ceremony if locations are some distance apart.
Do you take pencil bookings?
Having regular enquiries for wedding dates, I have found that to be fair to all I can’t "hold" a date open with a pencil booking. As bookings are only confirmed once contracts are signed and retainer payment made, they are taken as a first in first serve basis. *Retainer payment is Non-Refundable.
What happens if you fall ill?
I do everything to keep my date with you and it would take a major sickness or emergency for me not to attend in some way, luckily this has never been the case (touch wood). However this is where having a second photographer can also be helpful! They will be there to photograph your day and also as a member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP), I can call on a pool of photographers in case of sickness or emergency.
When will we see our photos?
I do like to share a sneak peek of your wedding within a few days on social media and the remaining selection of images will be with you within 6-8 weeks, however during peak wedding season and over Christmas/New Year period then please allow 8-10 weeks from your wedding date.
How many photos do we get?
I do not have a “set number” of images as I give you as many as I can, it really depends on your day!
Do we have to provide a meal for you?
Due to the nature of the job, we do work on the run so to speak and it can be a long day, so it is appreciated if a meal is provided for us at the reception. Please speak to your reception venue as they usually do provide a discounted or free option for vendors.
How long should we allow for our photos on the day?
I discuss this all with you when we have a meeting regarding your wedding and all the details including timings, family photo list etc. We confirm the final timeline a week or two out from the wedding date. As a guide, I like to allow an hour and a half alone with you and the bridal party so you can all relax and enjoy having your photograph taken without any distractions.
A session fee of $100 (*$150 styled session) includes any pre-consultation, meetings and planning plus the actual session, which takes place either outdoors or in our studio. (Please note; does not include any files)
Collections are available to purchase, which include wall art and album options.
Additional options available are;
Professional makeup, nail and hair services are available to make you feel and look even more amazing for your session.
Beautiful Wall Art and Crafted Albums using professional printing services. Handcrafted Native Rimu display blocks.
Special keepsake usb's, and lovely boutique boxes.
Fine Art Prints and Collections are available to purchase, which include wall art and album options.
Beautiful Wall Art and Crafted Albums using professional printing services.
Handcrafted Native Rimu display blocks custom made for Valley Studios Photography.
Special keepsake usb's, and lovely boutique boxes are all available to hold your precious printed memories or to gift to that special someone.
***FRAMED ART PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE!!***
Matted Print displayed in Rimu Block
Albums - Personalise your cover with a colour and texture that suit your style