Questions



How do we enquire?

Send me an email at mail@madelinedruce.com or fill in the contact form above.

 

How much do you charge?

Wedding coverage starts from $4,400 including GST. I also offer packages which include discounts on my fine-art albums and print packages if you book in advance. Please contact me for a detailed price list.

 

Do you travel?

I sure do. In fact, I love travelling to new locations and will go wherever you invite me. For the majority of the year (September-May) I am based out of Melbourne, Australia. From here, I travel both nationally and internationally to shoot weddings. I’m in New Zealand quite often for work, so if you’re getting married there, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

During the quieter winter months (June-August), thanks to my American mother blessing me with a US passport, I am based in the USA. I’ve shot weddings from California to New York and will happily travel anywhere in between.

No matter where in the world you are thinking of having your wedding, I can be there, so don’t be afraid to get in touch. Who knows, I could already be in your area.

 

What travel costs are involved?

Travel and accommodation are the only costs that will vary from client to client. I will always do my best to keep this to a bare minimum and make any extra costs as economical as possible. As each wedding is unique, please contact me for a quote specific to your day.

 

How long will you be there on our wedding day?

My basic package covers 9 hours, and from there it goes to full-day coverage. This means I’m there for the preparations through to the dance floor. I’m there to document your story, so, if you like, I can be there for breakfast. It’s up to you what time I begin, but typically I will show up for hair and makeup and go from there.

 

Do you work with a second shooter?

My packages don’t include a second shooter, however, if you would prefer to have two photographers on your day, that’s totally possible. A second photographer starts at $600. Please contact me for full details and rates.

 

Can we meet for a chat before the day?

Absolutely. In fact, I insist on this. If you’re close by, let’s grab a coffee. If you’re a little further away, we can organise a Skype date or phone call. Either way, I feel it’s extremely important to get to know each other. I put no limits on the amount of pre-wedding discussions we have.

 

How long will it take to get our photos?

This will depend on the time of year you’re getting married. However, in busy season, turn-around for your full online gallery is between 6 and 10 weeks. Your USB will follow soon afterwards. Time can be much less in quieter months. You will get some sneak peaks well before the final gallery however.

 

How will we receive our photos?

When your images are ready, I will send you a link to your slideshow and password-protected, online gallery. You will also receive a personalised USB of all low-res and high-res files.

 

Do you have insurance/backup equipment?

Yes and yes.

 

How do we book you for our wedding?

To start with, fill in the contact form above, with the date and location of your wedding, as well as any other details that you would like to discuss. If I’m available, and you’re ready to proceed, all I require to secure the booking is a signed contract and 20% deposit. After that we’re ready to go! Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Do you shoot couple/engagement sessions?

Yes, I do. You can choose to have a session on its own or as part of a wedding package. Please get in touch for a full price list with all the options.

 

I don’t see my question here…

Send me an email at mail@madelinedruce.com or fill in the contact form. Anything is possible, so if it’s not on the list, feel free to ask.