CHRIS JACK WEDDING FAQ
WILL I RECEIVE DIGITAL FILES?
Yes and without limitations both on the quality of the photos, but also who can print from them (anyone you provide the photos to or download link).
(1) Within 48 hours of your wedding you will receive a small number (6) of edited highlight photos at 2048 pixels which are emailed to you directly for ease of access.
(2) Within 21 days you will receive the entire gallery at social media (2048) and high (3600) resolution without watermarks at 85% JPEG Quality. You will then have the change to review the gallery in your own time, and provide any feedback or suggested changes such as alternative crops, requests for black and white versions of select photos etc.
(3) Once any final edits are locked in which normally takes less than 7 days, at your request (once you are ready) I will post a non-decorative high quality USB drive to your address with maximum resolution and JPEG quality (5000+ pixels depending on the crop and camera body used).
Please note: If you are able to download the maximum resolution photos instead (approximately 1GB per hour of wedding coverage) then I will make a $20 donation to your preferred charity instead. If you don’t have a preferred charity I will make a donation on your behalf to Ronald McDonald House.
CAN I MEET YOU BEFORE BOOKING A WEDDING?
Absolutely, and this is recommended if you are based in Brisbane, otherwise we can talk on the phone. I regularly meet clients on Sundays and during the week. This is the ideal time for me to offer advice on planning your timeline with photography in mind, especially in terms of the ceremony time.
IS A USB DRIVE INCLUDED?
A new SanDisk Extreme® or equivalent premium quality 16GB USB Drive is included for ease of file transfer for all wedding photography and is posted to you once any finals edits are made to photos. These are the photos at maximum resolution and quality (no compression) and optimised for printing. I do not use decorative USB drives (bamboo for example) as they are not as reliable as standard USB drives from major brands.
These files are exported to the exact technical specification that Streets Imaging in West End requests (including file naming conventions etc). You can take or upload these maximum quality images to any professional or online printing service.
DO YOU SHOOT OUTSIDE BRISBANE?
Travel is included on the wedding day for any location in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast. Additional travel time is reasonably priced (please request a quote).
I also shoot destination weddings outside Brisbane and even Australia, please contact me for a quote that includes the cost of travel. Some clients have found that it is cheaper to hire a photographer from Brisbane than more expensive cities like Sydney or Melbourne, even with the extra travel costs.
DO YOU USE SECOND SHOOTERS?
Not normally, but I do offer a second shooter service (an extra photographer) and recommend this for weddings with more than 150 guests, or larger budgets. This allows a second photographer to capture detail shots while I am shooting getting ready photos, or both the bride and groom getting ready at the same time.
It also allows for multiple camera angles during key moments, and ensures more moments are captured throughout the day.
HOW LONG DO YOU NEED FOR COUPLES PORTRAITS?
Anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes is the usual time period. Some couples prefer to have a candid first look session instead of couples portraits.
Couples portraits are often taken around the vicinity of the ceremony or reception locations, or somewhere more picturesque like Roma Street Parklands, New Farm Park, Mt Coot-Tha Gardens or Brisbane Botanic Gardens. I am very open to suggestions for couples portrait locations.
WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?
I have two identical professional grade Canon 5D Mark IV camera bodies, and an additional Canon 5D Mark III. I use only Canon L professional lenses for the best optical quality, reliability and weather durability.
I have six Canon L professional grade lenses to choose from and an extensive range of lighting including speedlites, soft boxes, umbrellas and light modifiers for light control.
ARE YOU A NATURAL LIGHT SHOOTER?
I love shooting in natural light and this is my preference where possible, but often flash is required after sunset to bring out the colour in skies and sunsets, and to illuminate wedding receptions. I shoot using the best light possible, whatever combination of ambient and artificial light is required creatively or practically.
DO YOU SHOOT SAME-SEX WEDDINGS?
How do I know you are available?
Please send me a message via the contact page, and I will reply quickly with availability (the same day up to 8PM at night).
For further questions, please contact me here.