South Coast Wedding Photographer

frequently asked questions

South Coast Wedding Photographer

WEDDING AND ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

What is your style of photography?

My style is artistic, candid and documentary with minimal posed photography. That means I capture all the raw, genuine moments as they naturally occur. That being said, I will still give you guidance on how to interact with each other throughout the session to help represent your story as authentically as possible.

How long does it take to receive the images?

I won't leave you hanging! You will receive a preview of your images within 72 hours of your wedding. I can guarantee delivery of your final images within 5-7 weeks of your wedding. I always aim to give you your images as quickly as I can, while taking great care to edit them to perfection.

How many images do I receive?

I don’t put a number on how many images you receive, because they're your special memories and I believe in you getting to have them all. So, you will receive all your wonderful images from the day via a private digital gallery. This gallery includes high resolution and web resolution images as well as a personalised slideshow of your wedding photos. This way, you get to keep your precious memories forever.

Can we meet you?

Yes please! I believe relationship building is invaluable. I want you to think of me as a friend, not just the photographer for one day, and I want to be a part of all your milestones going forward.

I want to get to know you so I can tell your love story authentically. So, I love to meet my wedding clients in person. Whether we meet for a coffee or a wine (if location permits), it’s about building a friendship with you. If a location doesn’t permit, I am happy to do zoom chats!

How do we book?

To book in your wedding package, head to my booking page and complete the booking form. To secure your booking date, I require a 20% non-refundable deposit and a signed wedding photography agreement. The remaining balance is due 30 days before your wedding.

Do you travel?

I travel all over for weddings and travel fees are determined on an individual basis. If you’re not sure whether I can come to you - reach out!

Where can I find your prices?

This is your day and as such I make my packages work for you. I don't have a one package fits all approach as every wedding is different. For a wedding photography quote or to chat over the phone to make sure I’m the right fit for you, contact me.

Do you help with planning the timeline for the day?

I sure do. I can provide advice around wedding planning and photo times on the day. I will make sure we have covered all details so that I capture all the special moments on the day.

Do you offer engagement sessions?

For anyone who books a wedding package you get a mini-engagement session - included in your wedding package. Think of it as a warm-up for the big day!

How does payment work?

To secure your booking date, I require a 20% non-refundable deposit and a signed wedding photography agreement. The remaining balance is due 30 days before your wedding.

Do you back up your images?

Yes! Your memories are safe with me. I back up all my images to make sure that none of your images are ever lost.

Can you photoshop ________?

My images are edited with a soft editing style as seen in my portfolio of works. My style of work and photography doesn't include hard editing such as photo shopping major corrections. Only minor corrections and editing will be completed such as blemishes on the skin.

Can we include my fur baby?

Absolutely! Our pets are part of our family and might be there for your big day. Just let me know during our pre-wedding consultation so we can work some pet-time into our wedding photo schedule.

What happens if I cancel my wedding photography package?

If you cancel your wedding photography package, you will lose your secured booking date, and my photography services will be cancelled. As your deposit is non-refundable, you will not get it back. 

If you need to post-pone your wedding due to illness, changing COVID-19 regulations and other extreme situations I am happy to reschedule so long as i am available for your new date. 

Can I edit the images you give me before I post them on social media?

Images supplied by Lea and Lens Photography are in no way to be manipulated or edited when shared on social media. When you book me as your wedding photographer, you are signing up for beautifully crafted memories that carry my signature style. I promise you your photos have been edited for hours and hours before they make their way to you, so no filters or edits are required before you share them on your feeds.

Can I request that you don’t share my images on your website or social media?

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to me. If you need your photos to stay away from my website or social media pages, please let me know and the answer is yes. I understand!

Can our guests take photos during the ceremony?

This is your decision. However, we ask that no flash photography be used as this will severely impact my images and that no other cameras are in the way of me so as to not impact my ability to capture your moments.

Ready to capture your memories?

Illawarra & South Coast Wedding & Elopement Photography

"To say Lea is amazing is an understatement. She went above and beyond for our wedding, and after following her incredible work for years, there was no one else I’d rather. Thank you for creating memories that really represent our love for each other. Lea was so easy to get along with, and it was like we’d known her for years! We were so comfortable the whole time, and the photos were exactly everything I could have dreamed of and more. We've already planned more photoshoots with Lea, a 2-hour drive for us but 50000% worth it!"

— Brooklyn & Drew

South Coast Wedding Photographer

"Lea was absolutely amazing as our wedding photographer! She went out of her way to find the best locations and even the rain didn’t stop her taking the most beautiful photos of our special day. Lea helped to make our wedding day so perfect and gave us so many photos of the most wonderful memories to remember our special day forever. All of our family and friends commented on how beautiful our photos were and what an awesome job she did."

— Sarah & Andrew