How many hours should we book?

I specialise in keeping wedding photography to 3 hours or less because I know that in that time I am able to capture all the meaningful moments in your wedding day. This also means the photography will be less intrusive, so you are free to relax and enjoy the day without having a camera around all the time. As a rough guide, here's some suggestions:

One hour - Tiny weddings - just you, your beloved and your witnesses on a windswept beach/ among the trees/ in the marriage registry/ anywhere you can imagine saying your vows.
Two hours - Small family weddings, getting married in your backyard or having a simple ceremony and party with your favourite people around you? Two hours is enough to get all the love, hugs, laughs and family portraits on camera.
Three hours - If you're planning on a group of around 50 people at your wedding, it may take a little longer to work through the formalities and capture all your special guests as well, so the three hour package is the way to go.

How do we explain what we want? 

I’m always keen to meet for a coffee to chat about your big day but first, the best way to begin is for you to tell me a little about what you have in mind for your wedding via phone or email - if I don't know your venue, I'll familiarise myself with it and start imagining the possibilities! It's important to me to know what you are wanting - who are the people you'd love in pictures together, what kind of photos you love, your dreams about your wedding day and the family dynamics. Of course, tell me your own love story too, because that’s my favourite part! I find it's more relaxing for you if we've made a personal connection before the wedding day as it builds trust and ease.

I’m nervous about having photos taken - can you help me?

Helping you pose is my super power! I will give you some simple tips to help you relax, feel calm and look natural and gorgeous. On the day, you’ll hardly notice me, except when I quietly ask or signal to you to change your pose. We will plan all this beforehand, because everyone should look effortlessly beautiful in their wedding photos. There will also be lots of candid moments captured, as so often these are the favourites too :)

When is the best time to have wedding photos?

If you want soft, golden light, the end of the day is usually best. However, if your wedding is earlier in the day, we can always find a perfect spot where the light falls gently to make soft, evocative pictures.

Should I get my makeup done professionally?

Most brides get their hair and makeup done on their wedding day. Professional makeup adds a little polish to your photos and definitely gives you a confident edge! I can recommend reputable makeup artists on request.

Do you edit your images?

Like most professional photographers, I shoot in camera RAW, which means that I must edit all your images. My preferred style of editing is light and natural, so the images you get look lovely and clean.

What equipment do you use?

I always have two Nikon cameras and a range of lenses with me at all weddings. I prefer natural and available light and only use flash where necessary.

Are you accredited?

Yes, I am a fully accredited professional photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. This means I am a proven, experienced, technically capable professional practitioner, who complies with all legal business requirements, has appropriate insurance and who is willing to agree to the mandatory Code of Professional Practice.

When will we receive our wedding photos?

I am used to working to tight time frames and so will endeavour to get your images back to you within one month. I always send at least one photo to you the day after your wedding to share with people who can't be with you on the day. If you are flying out of Perth soon after the wedding, don't worry, I will have everything ready for you to take home.

Do we get an album?

I have beautiful, simple cream linen albums that showcase the best of your photos. They are included in all the packages, as I love printed images that will last a lifetime.

Are there costs after the wedding?

No, all costs are listed on this website. There are no hidden or additional costs.

What’s the first step?

Contact Anthea Kirkman now!

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