My destination wedding schedule 2019

Although I am usually based in Sydney Eastern Suburbs, I travel a lot to overseas mostly for wedding photography and some for NY times.

It’s only mid January this year, but so far I am booked for, Malaysia the end of this Month, March for Brazil, May for Japan, June for Israel and July for Vietnam.

I know that it sounds crazy but it’s all happening a lot this year too and love it! This does not include any of domestic travel like Melbourne or QLD.

This also sound crazy but more than half of my Saturdays in 2019 are already booked out.

If you are planning to have your wedding this year, please contact me early!

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Thursdays is new Saturdays?

Remember the days, when almost everyone had to get married on Saturdays?

And if someone say, “I am getting married but it will be on Friday” (or Sunday). 

We all used to think… “That’s new” or “That’s kinda cool”.

And the next question was “Getting married on Fridays (or Sundays) is cheaper?”

How rude!! It’s not any cheaper to get married on Fridays or Sundays these days.

I am not too sure if that was the reason that people started to get married on Fridays or Sundays.

But hey, now Thursdays must be new Saturdays!
A lot of my clients are getting married on Thursdays, especially in 2020.

Is it just because of the cost to hire the venue or just cool to get married on Thursdays now?

Either way, congratulations to the couples out there!!

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Book us before December 31st 2018

If you are considering to book us for your wedding in 2019, 
please do so early as we will be increasing the pricing from January 1st 2019.

As we all know, Sydney is not getting any cheaper and the cost to run our little business has been increased a lot, especially we have now number of staff working for us for the better service.

2018 has been such an amazing year for us. 
We have been registered as one of preferred photographers for these amazing Sydney’s top wedding venues at:

Park Hyatt Sydney
Hyatt Regency Sydney
Pier One by Marriott
QVB Tea Room
Gunners Barracks
Dunbar House
Sergeants Mess
Bondi Blue Room

We have also been featured in TOP 10 Wedding Photographer 2018 in NSW.
(See the article here)

Our work has been featured on number of wedding magazines in Australia and around the world, also.

We have traveled to Bangkok, Kuala Lumper, Kyoto, Tokyo and New Zealand for weddings and non weddings job, too.

So…. If you are planning to have your wedding 2019/2020, please books us early to avoid “extra cost” from January 2019.

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Destination Wedding to Japan!

Destination Wedding to Japan!

Today I have an exciting new to share with you all.

I will be traveling to Japan to photograph traditional Japanese weddings in Kyoto and Tokyo!!

When I say, “Traditional Japanese weddings”, my clients will be wearing traditional Kimono & Hakama (for the boys) and having the ceremony at the shrine.

I will there in the middle of May for two weeks to photograph 2 Japanese weddings and a few wedding magazine shoots also.

Stay tuned!

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Japanese wedding photographer Katsu Nojiri

One thing that I always ask to my clients… Please do me a favour!

When I meet my clients for the first consultation,  there is one favour that I always.

That is to give me a lift from wherever I am starting (usually from the bride’s place or a hotel room) to the ceremony, then to the location shoot and to the reception venue.

It’s almost impossible for us to find the car park especially in Sydney’s CBD during the ceremony and location shoot.

If your wedding is Blue Mountain, Gerringong or Hunter Valley, that is fine but only when you are having your wedding in Sydney. 
So I won’t lose you and easy to follow you around all day to photograph your best day.

If you are planning to have your wedding in 2019/2020, please let me know early as more than half of my Saturdays in 2019 are already booked. 

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Taking bookings for 2019

Taking bookings for 2019

This might sound a bit sales pitchy but our Saturdays in 2019 are filing super super fast.
Most of weekends in 2018 are almost all booked out and now we are taking booking for 2019 and 2020.

Usually between June and August are quiet months for all Sydney’s wedding photographers but a lot of weekends up to July are already filled with a lot of weddings this year. (When am I gonna get my holidays..? Hmmm…?)

I do have a few professional photographers working for me just in case, I am already booked but on your wedding day but if you prefer me to photograph your wedding, please get in touch early!

I will be photographing a wedding in Prague in January 2019 for the first time!
Please let me know if you are planning to have your wedding around the time in Europe.
I am happy to travel!

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Taking bookings for 2019

 

 

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.

Please follow us on Instagram for our latest photos!

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Affordable Wedding Photography packages in Sydney

Most popular Wedding Photography in Blue Mountain in NSW

Most popular Wedding Photography in Blue Mountain in NSW

Having the wedding in Blue Mountain in NSW has becoming more popular over the years.,

I have noticed that a lot of people from Sydney drive up there to get married on Friday afternoon. Yes, it’s Friday!

So everyone can take a Friday off at work. You get there around the lunch time for the ceremony.  And stay over night after the reception party finish around 11pm.
So everybody can have a little weekend away after the wedding on the weekend.

Obviously, the bride needs to get ready way before that as well as someone like myself, photographer.

Let’s say your ceremony starts at 3pm and your ceremony review is just outside the hotel that you will be staying at.

I will probably need to get there around 1:30-2pm to photograph the bride and girls are getting ready for about an hour before the ceremony. Then if you would like me to stay til the end, it will be 10 hours. So you can choose my affordable 10 hours package. 

There are so many great places that we can visit to photograph after your ceremony before the reception in Blue Mountain.

If you are planing to have your wedding in Blue mountain NSW, please contact me early as  most of my weekends will be booked out early.

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Most popular Wedding Photography in Blue Mountain in NSW

 

How does your wedding photography packages works?

How does your wedding photography packages works?

This is one of the questions that I get asked when people are searching for their wedding photographers.

My packages are simple, straight forward, no catch or hidden prices.

Before I go on more details, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DECIDE YOUR PACKAGE WHEN YOU BOOK ME.

Please just message me to check my availability, then we go from that.

Anyway, back to the packages, firstly you might want to decide what you you want after your wedding.  

Let’s say A or B?

A:  All your data on USB.  
You will receive all your colour images beautifully edited on USB.
So you can print, enlarge, post them on your blog, Instagram or Facebook yourself without any additional cost.

B: All your data on USB, Premium Leather Album and a Premium Slideshow
You will receive all your colour images and black & white images on USB. (same as A)
Plus you will receive a premium leather cover album (20 pages) and a highlight slideshow.

Once when you decide A or B, you will need to decide how many hours you would like me to photograph your wedding.

Let’s say, I am starting from your hotel room (or your place) getting ready an hour before your departure to the ceremony. 

Let’s say your ceremony starts at 3pm, so maybe I start 1pm photographing you getting ready for about an hour, so that 2pm. Getting in a car and drive to the ceremony arriving 2:45pm at the ceremony.

The ceremony usually goes for 30 minutes or so, then we do group photos, family photos for about 30 minutes or so. Then we go to your favourite photo locations at the places like The Rocks, Opera House, Harbour Bridge etc until the reception starts around 6- 6:30pm.

Usually the reception party ends around 11-11:30.

Most of my clients would like me to stay till the end, then I am starting from 1pm and finishing around 11pm. So that is 10 hours.

So you can choose my 10 hours package of A or B.

That is how my wedding photography packages works.

I must say that my packages are fair and affordable. I have not changed my pricing since 1996. (which I think that it’s crazy a bit….)

I hope that you will like my work and packages that I offer!!

Please message me early if you are engages, most of my Saturday will be booked out through the year!

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FAQ How long does it take to receive our photos?

FAQ How long does it take to receive our photos?

This is one of the questions that I always get asked by my clients.

The answer for the questions is 2- 3 weeks. (Sometimes even earlier but nothing later than that)

The way that I work is, usually it will takes about full 10 days for me to edit all your wedding photos individually. Correcting the brightness, contrast, sharpness, colours etc one by one. Once when I am done basic editing (Somewhere around from 400 photos up to 1000 wedding photos!) I start retouching more. I usually do smooth out skin, bright up the skin tone, remove some un-wanted to background etc.

You can imagine that this is time consuming. Sometimes I spend over an hour to retouch one photo when I need to edit another 500 to 100p photos!

Anyways..

This is when I contact my clients to let them know that they are photos are done!
(This is about 2 weeks job)

However!

Most of my clients purchase weddings albums. Then I will need to design the whole wedding album(s) when I finish off editing all those photos. 

That will take another week and plus another week to be delivered from overseas.
So that is 3 weeks.

Before I send off my wedding design, I create a link which allows them to see the album design. Just to make sure that they are happy with my photo choice and design. So there is not surprises for them.

During this time, I post some of their photos on Instagram or Facebook as sneak peak, so my clients no need to wait fro whole 2- 3 weeks!

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

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

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