Frequently Asked Questions
Darin Collison Photography? Does that mean you will be our photographer?
Absolutely! I shoot every wedding, edit every image and design every album myself.
Are there any hidden costs?
Nope. Every package includes the coverage and the full set of completely edited, ready for printing images. No watermarks, no restrictions. If you order an album and need more than the allotted number of pages, that will cost more – but we will discuss that beforehand.
How do we book?
It’s simple. Drop me an email and see if I’m free. I’m more than happy to catch up for a chat first, either over a coffee or via FaceTime/Skype.
Do we meet before the day?
For sure. Well, 98% of the time – it’s not always possible, if you are booking from out of state or overseas. Whatever happens though, I will be in contact to get all the info I need to be ready to shoot your day.
What do we get?
Every package comes with the fully edited, ready for printing images, on USB and an online gallery. As an example, every image on this site is exactly how my clients received them – they are ready to be printed/go in an album/whatever you like. You also get a set of images sized for social media. I deliver them in a rather beautiful handmade wooden box, with a small selection of fine art prints from the day. Prints can be ordered directly from the gallery, or you can use your own lab – it’s your call!
The number of images you receive depends purely on how many images I need to tell the story, but 550 – 650 is a pretty good average.
Does the size of the wedding matter?
Not in the slightest. I’ve covered really crazy large Greek weddings, down to super intimate lunchtime affairs of seven people in total. What matters to me is that you want to enjoy the day, and let me document it for you.
Do you shoot same sex weddings?
We’re not super comfortable posing for photos…
I hear that a lot! If you’ve come this far, you’ve probably realised that I prefer to capture your wedding day as it happens. No interruptions or cheesiness. Being unobtrusive is a big part of how I get the images I capture. Sure, we will find some time to create some great portraits. But the best portraits happen when you two are involved with each other. Not with the camera.
Do you provide wedding albums?
Yes I do. I’ll show you some examples before the day. They are gorgeous, fine art books designed individually for every couple. You can order an album at any stage, too – there’s no pressure to order before the day.
Do you shoot family portraits?
Totally. I always shoot completely traditional family photos on your wedding day. I’ll actually spend a bit of time before the day making sure we are organised for this – it’s an important part of the day, but its just as important for it to be done quickly!
What are the prices?
Packages start at $2890 – which includes 8 hours coverage and the set of completely edited, ready for printing files. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact page and I will send you the full, current pricelist. If you would like an album as well, packages start at $4590.
Is there a deposit?
Yup. The retainer is $900 irrespective of package. That books in the day, with the final balance due two weeks before the wedding.
Is there anything else we need to know?
Well, maybe! Get in touch – I’d love to chat further about your day.