How does your wedding photography packages work?

How does your wedding photography packages work?

“How does your wedding photography packages work?” 
This might be one of your questions that you may have when you choose your wedding photographers for your big day.

My wedding packages are affordable, super simple and straight forward. No catch or hidden prices that you have heard from your friends or family.

Before I explain my wedding photography packages, this is one thing that you should know about my packages.

That is ” You don’t need to choose your package when you book me.” 
In fact, you only need to decide your package three weeks before your wedding date.

So please secure me first, so I won’t book any other jobs on the day, in case your agenda changes last minute. This way, I can be flexible to your requests even on your wedding day.

So now, let’s talk about my packages. You will see two different packages with different hours.

1: Data Only Packages:
This one is super simple.
If you would like to receive your jpeg images on USB, please choose this package.
This packages are affordable for everyone.
Price ($1900 – $2900 depends on how many hours you would like me to photograph your event)

2: Complete Packages: 
The name of the packages explains all.
You will receive your jpeg images on USB just like Data Only Packages.
You will also receive:
1 x Premium Highlight Slide show
1 x Deluxe Flush Mounted Leather Album (20 Pages)
Price: ($28000 – $3800 depends on how many hours you would like me to photograph your event) 

Let’s say, I start at 2pm at your hotel room (Getting ready) and I stay till the end of the reception at midnight. That is 10 hours. So you can choose either 10 hours of Data Only Package or Complete Package.

Once again, you can decide your package later. 

If you like my work and packages that I offer, please contact me ASAP as most of my weekends will be booked out 6 months to 1 year in advance, especially Sydney’s spring and summer time.

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Affordable Wedding Photography packages in Sydney

Same sex marriage will be legal in Australia

Same sex marriage will be legal in Australia

Same sex marriage will be legal in Australia

WHAT A HUGE DAY IT HAS BECOME FOR AUSTRALIANS.
Yesterday was such an emotional day for most of Australians.

Same Sex Marriage low has passed!!!  What a fantastic day!

For the last 2 years, I (Katsu) have been pushing for Australian Marriage Equality through my photos.  Being as a gay wedding photographer myself based in Sydney, Australia,
I have always wanted to do something for my LGBTQI community that helped me though some hard time.  

Gay and lesbian Wedding Photography in Sydney

Same Sex Marriage law has passed! – Katsu Nojiri Photography

I have marched the rallies, I have signed the petitions, I have tried to educated people around me but it was not enough I thought.

One day I had to ask myself, “I have been photographing weddings for the last 20 years, but how many Gay & Lesbian weddings here in Sydney? ”

” Only a few..”

People still have have their commitment ceremonies but it’s just not quite the same.

Then I thought, “How about I started taking photos of Sydney’s happy same sex couples?
Then show my work to people out there?”

“Photography gives strong impacts to the people and tell stories.”

This is when I have started taking photos of Gay & Lesbian couples and people love it!

I wanted to do my bit which is photography. Supporting our gay community in Australia through my work.

Once again, WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY it was yesterday! December 7th 2017!

Author: Katsu Nojiri (photographer)

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Same sex couples can get married in Australia! - Katsu Nojiri Photography

Same sex couples can get married in Australia! – Katsu Nojiri Photography

 

 

 

Lunch Wedding is a new trend?

Lunch Wedding is a new trend?

I have noticed that It seems quite popular to have “Lunch time wedding” these days.

Like today, my clients Rob & Maya has their wedding ceremony started at 10am at The Centennial Park followed by the lunch reception party at Centennial Homestead.

When I first received my first “Lunch Wedding” inquiry last year, I thought, “Oh, that’s unique” But these days, I am getting more and more. It must be a new trend to have a wedding on Saturday or Sunday around the lunch time.

I guess that it’s make sense for everybody. A lot of people are off, kids are fresh, and elderly won’t get too tired. Plus people eat or drink less during the day, so it will be cheaper to hire the venue, also.

Since Europe and USA has not been so safe to travel, I have noticed that more tourists are in Sydney and more Japanese couples are here to get married!

My wedding booking for next year has been super fast this year. My Saturdays are almost all booked out until March next year 2018.

If you are planning to have your wedding in Sydney or NSW have not booked your photographer yet, please let me know early!

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Wedding planning in Langkawi

Wedding planning in Langkawi 

I had an opportunity to photograph another wedding in Langkawi, Malaysia last weekend.

Although I am usually based in Sydney Australia, I travel around Asia (Mainly Malaysia, Thai and Japan) between May to August to photograph weddings when Sydney’s cold in winter.  Yes, I am not a winter person and trying to avoid as much as I can.

I am actually writing this blog from my rented apartment in Kuala Lumper in Malaysia.

My Australian client Bec and Dave booked me over a year ago through my previous client (bride) who is mother of two now.

Since both Bec and Dave are from Sydney, I have met them at the cafe in Surry Hills to discuss their wedding in Langkawi this time last year. I remember that they have asked me where is the good place to get married in Langkawi then. 
They have just started to plan their wedding there.

Since most of people get married on the private beach or pool deck area at the resort hotel, I have recommended them to have their ceremony and the reception party at 5 stars hotel there.

My favourite has to be Andaman Resort where I always stay when I visit there for holiday and wedding photos.

Their hotel resort is in the jungle and you will see a lot of animals like monkeys, flying fox, big lizards or hawks. Their hotel is massive and it’s a full of nature.
Of course the ocean is right in front of you and the sunset there is just stunning!

Langkawi is only one hour flight from KL.

Their wedding was on Saturday and I arrived their Friday morning, so I can enjoy beautiful island before their wedding day.

We had a quick chat at the hotel lobby and make sure what to photograph on the day.
Bec & Dave gave me the agenda, so I will know what’s happening on their wedding day. 

It’s gong to be a big day!!!!!

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Do we need more than one photographer?

Do we need more than one photographer?

This is one of the questions that I always get asked by my clients when they book me for their wedding.

The answer can be tricky but usually I tell my clients ” Do not waste your money, use it for something else! ”

I guess that the answer can be different depending on the style of wedding photography or possibly the size of your wedding, also.

What I mean is…
As you might have noticed, my photography style is documentary style. (Natural & Candid)
It means that I don’t need those crazy lighting equipment (or reflectors) when I do the location photo shoot at the place like The Opera House, Harbour Bridge,  Botanic Garden or The Rocks area.

I photograph you naturally whatever happens on the day. 
That’s why I don’t ask couples to too much and suggest awkward pose that you might see on the wedding magazines.

If you have booked “Posed & Glamour” style wedding photographers, they will probably need those studio lighting sets even when it’s sunny outside.

Another reason that I don’t like to have the second photographer is, I don’t want them to be in the photos when those “Moments” that I photograph.

Plus, usually you will be paying around $800 – $1,000 more which you could use it for our honeymoon!!

If you are planning to book your wedding photographer here in Sydney, Melbourne or Thailand or Malaysia, please contact me early!

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My wedding booking for 2017 are filing fast. Please contact me to check my availability when you set the date!

Gay Wedding Photography in Sydney

Gay & Lesbian Wedding Photography in Sydney

Gay & Lesbian Wedding Photography in Sydney

If you are planning to have your Same-sex wedding (Gay or Lesbian Wedding) in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, please contact us for your wedding photography as we are huge supporter Same Sex Marriage Coupes in Australia!!!!

I (Katsu Nojiri) is a wedding photographer with 20 years experience and have won many awards as well as photographed over 1,500 couples in Sydney and abroad the world.

Love is Love!

We hope that Same Sex Marriage will be recognised in Australia very soon!

Please visit our LGBT wedding page here

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Sydney’s favourite gay wedding photography by Katsu Nojiri

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We are a huge supporter for Marriage Equality in Australia! We have been photographing weddings over 20 years here in Sydney, Australia.

Gay & Lesbian Wedding photographer in Sydney, Australia

Same Sex Marriage in Australia. Photography by Katsu Nojiri

LGBT Wedding Photography in Sydney - Katsu Nojiri

LGBT Wedding Photography in Sydney – Katsu Nojiri

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If you are planning to your LGBT wedding here in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, please contact us to secure your day.

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Same Sex Wedding Photography Studio – Katsu Nojiri

Gay and Lesbian “Weddings” are recognised (as de-facto/inter- dependent relationship) in Sydney, NSW Australia. If you are have or are about to plan your special day, please contact us about your wedding photography.Let’s hope that Australia will follow USA very soon!

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“”The State of New South Wales state-wide relationship registry has been legally provided since 1 July 2010. The City of Sydney established a Relationships Declaration Program in 2005 available for all couples offering limited legal recognition and is still active. While making a relationship declaration does not confer legal rights in the way marriage does, it may be used to demonstrate the existence of a de facto relationship within the meaning of the NSW Property (Relationships) Act 1984 and other legislation. “”

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Same Sex Wedding Photography by Katsu Nojiri

Same Sex Wedding Photography by Katsu Nojiri

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Same Sex Marriage in Australia

Long shot of gay couple at NSW Art Gallery

Wedding Photography by Katsu Nojiri

Gay couple are in the blue suit at the stairs in Sydney CBD

LGBT wedding photography in Sydney by Katsu Nojiri

Gay wedding ceremony at the Hyde Park Sydney

Wedding ceremony – Photography by Katsu Nojiri

Marriage equality in Australia. Katsu Nojiri Photographer

Team GSA (Gay Sydney Australia) – Marriage Equality Photo Shoot at Taylor Square.

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Wedding photographer in Sydney

Wedding photographer in Sydney (Katsu Nojiri)

Although I still direct you how you pose, stand or smile during the location photo shoot as well as traditional family photos and group photos straight after your ceremony.

I am one of those discreet wedding photographers that you don’t even notice I have been photographing your moments naturally on your special day.

The way I photograph is natural, contemporary and candid. I won’t ask you to do silly (and embarrassing!) poses that you may have seen at The Rocks area on the weekends in Sydney. (unless you want me to do that is!)

The main thing is that all my clients enjoy their very special day.

And it’s my job to capture those moments. If you are a kind of person that  smile and laugh a lot, you will make my job easier. 🙂

Organising your wedding can be stressful, however once if you book me, you can forget about your photography.

I have 19 years experiences as an award-winning wedding photographer in Sydney and most of my clients have been referred from my previous clients. You can call me a king of recommended wedding photographer in Sydney. Hahaha!
I don’t advertise my business anywhere but I still run my business after 19 years in this tough industry. That’s because all my clients from 1996 has been referring me to their family and friends.  (BIG THANK YOU TO ALL MY CLIENTS!!)

If you set your big date and looking for your wedding photographer in Australia, please contact Katsu ASAP. Katsu will travel all the states to photograph your wedding. (Mainly Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast)

Oh, one more thing, I get booked out about 6 – 10 months in advance on the weekends. (Especially on Saturday) Please contact me early to avoid disappointment!

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About Wedding Photographer

About Wedding Photographer

Personality goes a long way. One of the most valuable tool you can have as a wedding photographer is the right  kind of personality. You don’t have to be the life of the party, but you should have a friendly and outgoing personality that puts people at the the ease almost immediately. If you don’t like people, or if you are impatient or easily frustrated with people that are always late and generally can not seem to get it together, then this job won’t be a good match for you. If you function well under pressure, if you are flexible enough that you won’t mind making last minute plan changes when the bride is late, and you like working with people, then this job might be a good match for you.

The last and most valuable tool that you need as a wedding photographer is knowledge. You need to develop your skills and understanding of photography to the point that taking picture is not more difficult thank walking across the room. When you seen an activity taking place, you need to move to the location that will allow you to tell the story with your camera. With practice, your eyes will tune into the types of locations that make good portrait backgrounds.

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My wedding story

My wedding story

I was shooting a wedding in Sydney where the bride and groom purchased a “package wedding” from a large resort.

The package came with a minister, a videographer and all other essentials except the photographer (me), which the couple arranged separately because they wanted more than what the typical photographer provides. On the day of the wedding, I did my normal photojournalistic thing until just before the ceremony when the videographer arrived. This man stepped up with a loud voice and just took over the reins of that whole wedding. From then on, he and the minister ran the show completely, telling the bride and groom where to stand, when to move, where to put each hand, how to hold the pen, and even when to smile at the camera. They were arranging shots for me (which I did not ask for..) and then saying, “There you go Mr. Photographer! That’s is how we do it here! Easy right?”

When the first dance started, the videographer was at the bar but he came back charging back with a drink in his hand and a napkin flying in the air behind him. He was waving his hands and motioning across his throat at the DJ to cut the music. The DJ was ignoring him so finally he yelled “STOP!!” which of course everyone did.
Then he walked out on the dance floor and carefully placed the groom on one side, and the bride on other, then then he grabbed his camera and motioned for the DJ to start the music up again. To be continued to Part 2

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Music

Music and Entertainment

Music has a way of connecting people of all ages and from all walks of life.
There are several opportunities through the day where the tasteful addition of selected music will enhance and add a memorable touch of romance.

Book your entertainment at least 6 months before your wedding day or risk disappointment.

DJ:
DJ have become the choice of music entertainment at weddings. They are versatile, have a great selection of music, and are cheaper than a live band.

A good DJ is worth their weight in gold because they don’t just play music. An experienced DJ will be able to build a festive, jovial atmosphere by getting everyone involved with their commentary and games.  Some DJ will even act as your MC.

Tell the DJ what music styles you want, for example, country, contemporary, swing etc. Also make a point of explaining what you don’t want. Get the mix right to please most of your guests. Your DJ should have a song list for you to choose from as well, but let them finalise the order of songs. A DJ will play about 15 songs an hour.

It’s good manners to sit the DJ at the table as a guest of your wedding. Leaving them out would look a little mean-spirited.

I know some good DJs that I worked with in the past. Please ask me if you are looking for one.

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