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Yarra Valley Wedding Photographer

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Have a look at my site and flick through my galleries, you’ll find real weddings with real emotion. Real smiles. Real moments.

If you want highly posed and heavily edited photos, there are some great photographers out there and I can make some recommendations. If you prefer a wedding photographer who keeps it real, and captures your day naturally, please get in touch, I’d love to meet up.

Just a few more reasons to consider me as your yarra valley wedding photographer

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Genuine Local

I don’t just advertise here, I’m born and raised in Healesville

Fast Turnaround Time

I’ll send your professionally corrected photos off within two weeks of your wedding day.

Next Day Previews

The post wedding struggle is real! I’ll send you a few preview photos from the day before to help ease the pain.

Fully Insured

I am covered for Public Liability should anything unthinkable arise.

Lifetime Warranty on Albums

My stunning hand made, lay-flat wedding albums come with a lifetime warranty from Renaissance Albums. It’s your wedding album, why shouldn’t it?

Duplicate Photos

Thanks to my top-of-the-line cameras, every photo I take is immediately recorded to Dual Memory Cards to protect against card corruption so your wedding day photos remain safe.

 

About Me

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I grew up in the beauty of Healesville, but it’s only in recent years after a decade abroad that I’ve returned with my little family to live in Victoria’s wine country.

My Spanish wife and I met in Shanghai, had our beautiful daughter on the island of Ibiza, then returned to the only place we wanted to raise her: in the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley.

My photography work has taken me to all seven continents, and has been published worldwide, including major works for Disney (The Amazing Race), Jack Ma (China’s richest man) and Johnnie Walker. I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of seeing many foreign places through my ability to capture the human spirit and to resonate with whomever I meet.

It’s only fitting then that a lifetime of moment hunting would lead me to wedding photography and into the lives of so many couples embarking on the same odyssey of discovery and relationships that have left me so fulfilled.

The love, hope and commitment I see as a wedding photographer is a daily inspiration, and I’d love to hear your vision for your special day – over a coffee, a craft beer, or local gin! – as well as chat about the valley and life, but most of all: your wedding.

I can’t wait to be there on your special day. 

Rick

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FAQs

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What's the deal with the album credit?

The cost of each album will vary depending on size and page count. So offering album credit gives you a lot more flexibility to create the perfect album for you rather than offering a fixed album for everybody. Have a look at the additional pricing section for an idea on what you can get for the album credit provided.

Will we get to meet you before the wedding?

Absolutely. I would love to take the opportunity to get to know you both and ensure we vibe on the same wavelength. The Yarra Valley has the virtue of being laden with incredible cafes for us to meet at. If you are interstate or abroad, we can also just as easily set a skype date.

Argh! I hate posing. I just want natural shots. Is that ok?

Not a problem. My ninja skills are top notch and I am very effective at capturing those spontaneous funny/sentimental/romantic moments. If you like, during the location shoot, I can offer some direction, but they will be general ideas and I always endeavour to keep it fun and light hearted.

So what will we ultimately receive?

This is your wedding day, your moments, your memories, and there’s nothing I want more than for you to have your images that capture these to do with whatever you please. That’s why in all of my packages, you receive your unwatermarked, unrestricted, professionally edited photographs in high resolution to be enlarged and printed to your heart’s content. You will also receive web friendly versions that can be shared online through any social media sites. I will even put together a bespoke web album of the best shots so you can easily send the link to anyone around the world.

If you book one of my album packages, you will receive album credit toward a stunning leather bound, lay-flat, seemless wedding album filled with thick, premium photographic pages.

Will all of my photos be photoshopped?

Every photo I take is processed through Adobe Lightroom, with many adjustments including cropping, exposure, highlights/shadows, contrast, vibrancy, colour, noise and sharpness. All of these combine to create incredibly striking images while still looking very natural, not photos that overwhelm you with filters, over saturation or heavy vignetting. I try to achieve an accurate reflection of how the day really looked. I will also create virtual copies of some photos in Black & White when I feel it works well.

What happens if you can’t make it on the day?

In the very unlikely event that I can’t make it to the wedding (it has never happened yet), I have three back up photographers who I will call on to take my place depending on their availability, Chris Garbacz, Mark Fitzgerald and Sarah Mackie.

Is it just you or will there be a second photographer?

Yes, it’s just me, this way I can control the quality of the photos without having to charge double for another experienced, professional wedding photographer. Occasionally, I may bring an assistant who will also be taking photos, but I will get clearance from you first to ensure you won’t mind.

Should we order a meal for you too?

That would be fantastic! Venues will often offer discounted prices for photographer’s meals. Wedding photography throughout a long day takes a lot of energy so some sustenance would be much appreciated. When guests are eating is also not the most ideal time to be taking photos!

If we decide on the day that we’d like you to stay longer, will that be possible?

Of course! My rate for additional time is $200p/hr.

What do I need to provide you with?

I will require a running sheet of the day with the start times, addresses of all locations and important contact numbers. I will also need you to consider in advance which group photos you would like after the ceremony. It will help if you designate a friend or family member (preferably one who is very comfortable being bossy!) who can wrangle the right people together for each photo. These have a tendency to run overtime so the more preparation the better. Ideally, everyone who needs to be in a group photo will know beforehand.

Can you still take photos if it’s raining?

Regardless or the season, there is always going to be a distinct chance of rain, such are the joys of living in the Yarra Valley! Fortunately, I have a very technical piece of equipment for such an occasion, an umbrella! I suggest you bring one too. We can capture some truly unique and shots in terrible weather so even when it’s bad, it’s good.

What equipment do you use?

I shoot Canon, with two Canons actually, equipped with the most professional L-series lenses available, to make sure I’ve always got a huge range of focal lengths at hand to capture any moment no matter where its taking place. You don’t always have time to rush off and change lenses if you see some wedding cake getting flung in the face of a guest across the room!

Will we receive all the images from the wedding?

I will deliver the edited JPEGs of any photo that has any semblance of merit. Photography will always incur duplicates, technical errors and simply bad shots. I will filter these out and edit the rest.

What is the turnaround time for the photos?

I know how excited you will be to get the photos back of your wedding day, that’s why I don’t wait for months to return the images. I aim to get the digital photos back to you within two weeks of the wedding day, a timeline I am proud to offer as it is an incomprehensible rarity in the industry.

Sounds great! We are totally vibing. How do I lock you in?

Once you are comfortable with me as your wedding photographer and would like to lock in the date, I will require a 20% deposit with the remainder to be paid on or before the day of the wedding. We can then look forward to spending one of the best days of your lives together and creating breathtaking moments that will be captured and enjoyed forever.