FAQs

 

Can we meet you before our day?
For sure! I love meeting all my couples and potential clients before their big day. gives us a chance to get to know each other, see if we suit and also discuss what you arer after for your wedding.

How do we book?
Shoot me through an email and let me know you have made your amazing decision and I’ll do a little happy dance and high five someone close by 😉 To lock in your date with me I require a 20% non-refundable (but transferable) deposit and a signed photography agreement. I accept bank deposit or credit card. Also if you order an album with your package you will receive 20% off your album!

Do we have to choose a certain package at time of booking?
Of course not! most of my beautiful couples book months and months in advance so I dont want you to be stuck with a package that you realise doesn’t fit closer to the wedding. So if your not really sure, I base the booking deposit off my Collection 1 and finalise choices a few weeks out from the day.

Will you travel for weddings outside Geelong?
Whether it be Lorne or another country I will totally be there if you want me to! Travel fees may apply of course but just ask and hopefully I am the photographer for you!

Do you have a second shooter?
It is mainly just me when shooting weddings but if you would like that extra coverage, are having quite a large wedding or I think your wedding may need the extra shooter one can be arranged for a small fee.

When do we receive our photos?
Within approx 6-8 weeks you will receive your online gallery. The next step is for you to choose your favouite 10 for your brag book and print. Shortly after this you will receive your lovely packaged up USB and ordered products. Albums take a little longer.

What if it rains?
I have photographed in most weather situations except snow (I would actually love to do a snowy wedding!). As long as you have a plan B for your ceremony and reception and are willing to have a bit of fun, photos under an umbrella in the rain can be pretty amazing! Plus I do love a stormy sky for photos.

We are really awkward in front of the camera! Are we going to look awkward in our photos?
Don’t worry I feel crazy awkward! After 13 years photographing weddings I have met many different Brides and Grooms and have learnt to really notice when someone is looking awkward. If I spot this I will change it up straight away! The way I shoot is to get you to interact with each other or your bridal party anyway during your wedding location session. Also Im not shy about asking your best man to crack an inappropriate joke!

Have you photographed at our venue before? Will you do a site visit before our big day?
Possibly! I have visited most of the wineries and venues in the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsular area.
I don’t usually do site visit before the big day. As a creative photographer I love discovering new spots for photos as the day goes along to help keep the day and photos as candid and organic as possible.  However, if it would make you would like me to do a site visit with you before the day I am more than happy to if our schedules match.

Do we feed you at the reception?
If you have me there for more than one hour I will require a meal. I really don’t like photographing people eating and Im sure not many people appreciate being photographed like that anyway so during the main or entree I will mingle with the other vendors and staff and enjoy my meal.

Can we purchase an Album?
I would absolutely love it if you did! I offer a range of beautifully designed and handcrafted albums including parent albums and prints. With a background in graphic design this has always been a passion of mine designing wedding albums so please consider one, if you order one with your package before the wedding you will receive 20% off your album!

Do you edit all the images and do we receive all the photos you take?
Yes to the first, no to the second. I spend hours after your wedding carefully adjusting your images. I don’t like to go over the top and choose a more natural approach to suit your day.
As for receiving all the photos I take, the reason its a no is because not every image may be perfect or I may not be happy with a certain photo representing Stephlee Photography. Plus do you really want multiple images of the same situation or Uncle Bob blinking?

Do you have insurance?
Yes I certainly do! Public liability insurance and equipment insurance.

If you have anymore questions at all please get in contact with me today HERE via my contact form!

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