FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COVID-19

 

Tasmania is set to open its borders at the beginning of August 2020. However, travel from Victoria has been restricted until further notice. This may affect your plans, especially if you are travelling from the mainland to Tasmania for your wedding, or you have guests coming from interstate.

 

I understand the financial burden of rescheduling a wedding day. Because of this, I am expanding my rescheduling policy to make it more flexible for all of my couples during this pandemic and help ease stress related to this if the situation does arise where you are forced to reschedule your wedding. If you need to reschedule because of COVID-19, I have availability for dates throughout 2021; so please do not worry about losing me as your photographer. The new date must be mutually agreed upon and I must be available for it. (I cannot give you a date that has been booked by another couple). 

How much do your collections cost?

 

My collections start at $3300. For a full price list and further information, please get in touch via my contact page.

COVID-19 has changed the way weddings are celebrated for now. If you are planning an intimate celebration

and would only like 1-2 hours coverage, hit me up. Otherwise, if you're in Hobart and super-quick,

no-fuss, in-and-out kinda nuptials are your thing, I'm part of the I Do Drive Thru gang. 

You can order a serving of my photography on the side of Kathleen's legal bit.

 

Can we meet up for a cuppa?

 

Ordinarily, I'd say "Sure thing!" At the moment, though, we'll have to settle for a virtual cuppa over a call; even if you live locally. 

 

It's really important that you click with your photographer - you will be hanging out with them on a pretty important day, after all. Meetings during the week work well; or perhaps a cheeky vino after work. 

 

Can you hold the date for us?

I cannot hold a date for you; but if you let me know you are interested, I can let you know if someone else enquires about the same date. The only way to confirm your date is to pay the booking fee and sign the Agreement. I only shoot a limited number of weddings per year; so it’s first in, best dressed. Don’t um and ah too long! 

How do we book?

 

Easy! Send me an email and see if I am available for your wedding date. If I am, and you decide to engage me as your wedding photographer, I will set up an online booking system for you, which will contain the Booking Form, the Wedding Agreement (you can both sign this electronically) and the invoice. A $750 non-refundable booking fee is required. Once this is paid and the Agreement is signed, your booking will be confirmed and your date secured. The balance of payment is due 4 weeks prior to the wedding.

 

We’re not getting married in Tasmania, do you travel?

 

Not at the moment.

 

I've been lucky enough to shoot couples in love in New York and New Zealand, and I would love to discuss details of your adventure with you (I'm thinking an elopement in Africa...). Drop me a line so I can put together a custom quote for you. 

 

We are a little awkward in front of the camera and nervous about having our photo taken.

 

So am I! I will move quietly through the day with you, and gently guide you through the portraits, so you feel at ease in front of the camera. I aim to capture the real and beautiful interactions without excessive direction or awkward posing. I work intuitively, and my approach is simple, unobtrusive and photojournalistic - nothing too posed but enough direction to help put you at ease. I just ask you to let go a little, be present in those little moments and be yourself; 

I will do the rest.

 

 

When do we receive our photographs?

 

A few days after your wedding, I will send through some images of your day as a taster of the warm, fuzzies to come. About 6-8 weeks after your wedding, you’ll receive a link to an online gallery of the day’s highlights, which is perfect for sharing with family and friends. Not long after, you’ll receive your USB in the post, with the images in both high res (for printing) and low resolution (for sharing on social media).

Please note: Weddings between Jan - May may take longer than 8 weeks to turn around.

 

Do you have insurance and backup equipment?

 

Yes and yes.

 

Do you use a second shooter?

 

I usually shoot weddings solo. However, depending on the size and complexity of the wedding, a second shooter is available (and advisable for larger weddings) for an additional fee.

What is an 'unplugged' wedding?

 

I suggest this to all my couples. An unplugged wedding is one where the couple asks guests to put away their phones, iPads and cameras, so they are completely present during the ceremony and enjoy the celebration of love as it unfolds. 

 

What is a 'first look'?

 

It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I love first looks. It's when the two of you see each other for the first time, alone, then venture out and have the portrait session before you officially say "I do". You can invite your wedding posse along, too. It's perfect for getting a bit of extra time together, without the stress of having to leave the party after the ceremony; instead, you can just relax, stay and enjoy all the hugs and celebration with your favourite people. 

Can our dog/cat/other pet be included in our wedding?

 

Yes. The answer is always yes.

 

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© 2020 NINA HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY

HOBART, TASMANIA. WILL TRAVEL FOR EXCELLENT STORIES & AWESOME PEOPLE

  

Capture Magazine Australasian Top Emerging Wedding Photographer 2020 - Runner Up

2017 AIPP TAS Emerging Photographer of the Year

2013 Sony World Photography Awards - Commendation (Architecture)