We are wedding storytellers. Our collections and prices are based on our experience, reputation and skill for documenting an unrepeatable moment in time in a candid and natural way, and for bringing our unique way of working with people to your big day. We don't set limits on how many hours we'll be with you, because not all weddings fit into the same box. We listen to what’s important to you and lend our experience gained from shooting and editing more than 700 Hawke’s Bay weddings since 2004.
Our pricing and collections are deliberately kept simple and reflect a couple of core values we believe in as wedding photographers. Firstly, to tell a great wedding story, we need to be with you from when you are both getting ready through to when you sit down for dinner, and ideally right through to the first dance. Secondly, to photograph all the candid, unscripted moments we need two great photographers who know how to work together to do it.
So the only decision you need to make is which team will join you on the day, and whether you’ll have us stay on through the reception. Who you pick may come down to availability, some personal experience or a recommendation, or simply by looking at our respective work. Extras like albums, First Looks and additional fine art prints can be decided on later.
With Michelle Fey & Rebekah Trafford - $3,850
With Eva Bradley & Andrew Caldwell - $4,650
Preparations of the bride and groom separately from about 2 hours prior to the ceremony through to arrival at the reception. This includes time with guests, family/group photos, full creative session with the bridal party at locations of your choice and reception arrival and setup.
- Two photographers
- 600 images edited professionally in-house (colour & black & white).
- Images supplied digitally both high and low resolution on USB.
- A signed A2 fine art print (feature wall size when framed).
- A private online slideshow (hosted for 3 years) & offline version on USB.
- A private cloud gallery (hosted for 3 years) set up to download and share all your high res. images.
ADD: Reception coverage with Michelle or Andrew - $550 (recommended)
- Speeches, dinner, candid photography with your guests, dancing and sunset or dusk portraiture (venue permitting).
- 750+ images total.
Other Cool Stuff...
Our albums are designed by us - the people who know your images best - to tell your story originally & beautifully. They are handcrafted in New Zealand by Queensberry - widely considered one of the world's top album companies, and available only to professional photographers. With photos printed on Kodak Silver Halide paper and hand-cut ivory mats, our albums become a family heirloom.
While they are optional, we really believe they are a hugely important way to finish your wedding story, which is why we include a $100 voucher with your photos to go towards this investment.*
24 page Queensberry Matted 12x12" album - $1250
Extra pages - $50
24 page flushmount parent-size album (same design layout) - $325
(10% discount if paid in full along with your wedding photography)
Press books are a great way to tell your wedding story in a documentary fashion. Large layflat, flush-mount pages allow us full creative flair to showcase your favourite images across seamless, 2-page spreads with rigid pages. Print-to-the-edge silver halide paper is finished with a stain and water-resistant lustre finish.
24 page (12 spreads) 11x14" Press book with presentation box - $975
30 page (15 spreads) 11x14" Press book with presentation box - $1075
Extra spreads (2 pages) - $40
Replica parent-size albums - $275 (24 page) / $325 (30 page)
* We design albums over winter/spring and must have your image selection list by the end of May. We can work with you on the design remotely with digital proofs (one free design edit then $50/edit). Due to insurance/tax issues, we only post albums & press books within NZ.
Increasingly, couples are choosing to meet before the ceremony for their creative session with the bridal party so the photography can be enjoyed without time pressures. Most importantly, it allows newlyweds to be with their guests before the reception without having to leave for photographs. An added benefit is that during this period, we are able to spend the time shooting you and your guests together in a candid, unposed way. Of course this means we start our prep photos earlier...and you get lots more photos!
Watch out boys - this one's for you! If you're a bride who has put your heart and soul into looking fantastic in your wedding dress, why not create some beautiful photographic art without it? Our unveiled shoots are private, sexy, tasteful and loads of fun. They make the perfect gift to present to your husband-to-be the night before the wedding, and the shoot can be timed to make the most of your hair and makeup trail. Visit the 'unveiled' page on our website and see what some of our girls have to say about the experience. And remember - this isn't for brides who look like models. You are already the most beautiful woman in the world to your future husband. This is about capturing you and your body in a way that makes you even more confident (and hot!) in his eyes.
- Studio shoot in 3 outfits of your choice (something pure with your veil if you have one, something naughty and something else you love!)
- Extensive but natural digital post-production including body toning and smoothing if you want it.
- 15 5x7" fine art prints, presented in a folio to give to your fiancé.
- 15 images high resolution on your wedding USB
Additional retouched images: $25/each.
There can be a big gap between your engagement and celebrating your wedding. An engagement session captures you as a couple in a relaxed, informal way at that special time. It is also a great way to spend some time with Eva or Michelle so you feel more confident getting photographed on your wedding day. In our experience, engagement shoots always result in incredible wedding photography.
- A location shoot at a place special to you or suggested by us.
- A signed A2 fine art print of your favourite image
- All images from the shoot professionally edited and supplied high resolution on USB
Mid-Week &Winter Weddings
If a big white wedding day isn't part of your dream (or your budget!) but you still want beautiful, professional photography, then please get in touch with us to talk about how we can tailor an elopement wedding experience or a small but special photography coverage for you between Monday and Thursday during our season (September-May) or any time during winter (June-August).
Although we are Hawke's Bay-based wedding photographers, we love to travel and see and shoot new places, so get in touch with your plans. For most NZ destinations we add $500 to cover travel and accommodation costs. We typically arrive the day before the wedding, location scout and then meet with you to go over the grand master plan. Please note that out of town weddings are only available for bookings with Eva and Andrew.
If you have any other questions, don't forget to check out our Q&A page, and please don't hesitate to fire through any unanswered questions to us - there isn't much we can't help you with when it comes to planning an incredible wedding day, and lending our experience is all part of what we do.