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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO SECURE ANKE PHOTOGRAPHY AS OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
A 50% booking fee and a signed contract are required to secure your wedding date.
IS THE BOOKING FEE REFUNDABLE?
Nope, the booking fee is non-refundable, so be sure that you are certain you want Anke Photography to tell the story of your special day.
CAN I REQUEST SPECIFIC PHOTOS FROM YOUR BLOG OR FROM OTHER INSPIRATION?
Yip! We can’t guarantee that they will be exactly the same, as there are many factors that influence a photo, but it can be a helpful tool for getting us both on the same page as to what you like. Please remember that you are booking us for our style so we will always interpret the shot and make it our own.
HOW DOES TRAVEL COSTS WORK?
I will happily travel within the allocated kilometers stipulated in your package (from my home base in Adelaide) at no additional fuel costs. However, clients are responsible for the cost of extra kilometers travelled and will be billed for additional kilometres. Please budget for one night’s accommodation at a modest B&B/guesthouse for locations further than 100km from my home. I will book my accommodation myself to lighten your admin.
ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL BOTH NATIONALLY, INTERSTATE AND INTERNATIONALLY FOR WEDDINGS?
Yes! Absolutely! We love to travel and have some competitive travel rates.
DO I NEED TO PROVIDE FOOD FOR YOU?
Yes please! I want to be as alert and creative as possible. This can be hard on an empty tummy. I do not have any dietary requirements.
DO YOU WORK OVERTIME?
I can if you need me to, but we do charge extra per hour as stipulated in our packages.
DO YOU MAKE BACKUP COPIES OF THE PHOTOS?
Yes! My first backup is while I am still photographing. I shoot onto 2 cards in case one card gets corrupted. When I get back to the office, I make another two copies of the photos onto two different hard drives.
HOW DO YOU EDIT THE PHOTOS
What you see on my blog is how I will edit your photos. I have a handful of colour grades that I use and edit each photo individually.
CAN I CHOOSE TO BUY A WEDDING ALBUM AFTER THE WEDDING?
Absolutely! But by choosing one of our packages with albums beforehand will save you money though.
CAN WE MEET UP BEFORE WE BOOK YOU?
Absolutely. We are currently based in Adelaide and available to meet up during working hours or early evening after work during the week. We work most weekends, but can possibly fit you in for a meet up. We can also do a Skype meet up if you live further away.
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE THERE?
I mostly work on my own, but you do have the option to add an additional photographer to any of our packages. If you choose to have a second photographer, Anke will be the main photographer and will be accompanied by one of our awesome second shooters.
IF I HAVE AN ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE DAY, DOES THE 2 PHOTOGRAPHERS SPLIT UP AND CAPTURE DIFFERENT EVENTS DURING THE DAY? EG. BRIDE AND GROOM GETTING READY?
Anke will capture the bride getting ready and the second shooter will cover the groom getting ready.
We try and keep the feel of the photos consistent throughout the day and therefore don’t normally split up and cover different events. The second shooter is there to capture moments that the main photographer may miss and we prefer to stick together as much as possible. During family photos, the second shooter will usually cover guests mingling at the pre-drinks.
CAN I CHANGE MY WEDDING DATE?
Once a date is booked, I often turn away other business for that date. I try my best to accommodate Brides and Grooms that have to change their date, but by default treat it as a cancellation and a new booking. This is also subject to the new date’s availability and any potential price changes.
WHERE SHOULD I SEAT YOU?
I don’t need to be seated with the guests, but I am also friendly enough if you choose to. All I ask is that I have a table, a chair and some cutlery and that I am close enough to see the action and what’s going on. I would hate to miss one of the speeches because I am tucked away in another room with no sound.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE PHOTOS?
I believe that quality takes time. So between 8-12 weeks after your wedding date. I will contact you and arrange a courier time to your home/work when they are ready.
WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Direct Debit or Cash.
CAN I HAVE THE RAW IMAGES?
No, sorry. I give a selection of the best images from the day and carefully edit each one. Giving over Raw images doesn’t properly display my work and can negatively affect my brand if edited or displayed differently. If you wish to have more images from your day, additional editing fees will apply.