Event photography is suitable for an occasion when you need your private function photographed as a record of what’s happening. Hiring me allows you to run the event, or just sit back and enjoy what’s going on, without the stress of photographing it yourself.
It is mostly documentary-style photography – capturing who is attending and what’s happening. A range of photos will be taken to get an overall sense of your event, as well as formalities such as cake cutting and speeches through to the finer details so that you have well documented photos that you will treasure forever. Although a few simple semi-posed family photos can be taken, event photography is not ideal for family photos (please ask me for a referral to another local photographer for family photos).
Event photography needs quick thinking and the ability to get the best possible photo from a scene that’s not technically perfect. It’s a record of what’s happening at that moment, and it’s not usually possible to move unwanted objects from the scene, change the position of people, or alter the lighting. Sometimes it takes patience to wait for the best moment, and sometimes it’s a rush to get as many photos as possible that best capture what’s happening. Simple posed photos can be arranged, but the majority of photos are candid. I no longer photograph weddings.
The most requested events I photograph are birthdays and engagement parties. You will receive approximately 30-50 photos per hour of photography, and edited images of your event will be available via an online password-protected gallery (images will be up to 5mb each). You are allowed to print your photos, and are allowed to share them with family and friends.
Specially requested editing (such as removing an object from a photo) will incur extra charges. The cost varies depending on the request and difficulty of the editing.
Bookings include one location only. More than one can be arranged but will incur extra charges.
Your photos will be ready to download between 2-7 days after your event (weekdays).
Public Holidays and Sunday rates apply. Please consult with me if your event is on one of these days.
A minimum booking of two hours is required ($400), and additional time is charged by the hour (or part thereof) at $200.
Please make an enquiry by submitting the form at the button below. I will contact you soon to let you know if I am available. My services are not officially booked until full payment is received.