FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WE know you may have questions about your upcoming shoot with KM Studios. Please check the topics below where we have answered your most common questions. If you can't find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact KM STUDIOS with any queries or even meet up and discuss your beautiful day or life moment over a nice cupa in the Studio.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO WE NEED TO BOOK?
Most couples enquire 12-18 months before their wedding to check our availability, however as we have 2 principal photographers sometimes your date may still be available closer than this so please ask us.
IS A BOOKING DEPOSIT REQUIRED?
Yes. A non-refundable deposit of $400 is required 48 hours after the client booking form is completed and returned to KM Studios Photography. Wedding dates will not be held without a booking form.
DO YOU DO WEDDINGS OUT OF THE GOLD COAST, AND IF SO WHAT ARE THE TRAVEL COSTS?
Yes, we cover Australia-wide and overseas weddings. We are still available for weddings on the Gold Coast which incur NO travel costs within 100km area of Palm Beach Queensland. For all other weddings we will give you a customised quote for travel, accommodation and transport.
DO WE NEED TO MEET IN PERSON BEFORE THE WEDDING?
YES, we always like to get to know our couples, and learn about your big day and your personalities, and it allows you to get to know our team so you are comfortable on your magical day. Meeting also allows us to answer any questions you may have or concerns about photography before the wedding. You will be able to view all of the gorgeous quality products that we offer and see what is included in the wonderful package you have chosen.
ARE YOU QUALIFIED?
Yes we are an award winning studio with and we are AIPP Accredited Professional Photographers.
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS DO I GET?
2 professional photographers on the day
HOW MANY HOURS OF COVERAGE DO I GET?
6 hours with the option of adding additional hours
WHAT TIME OF THE DAY IS THE BEST LIGHT FOR PHOTOS?
The very best time of day is the last hour before sunset. This is the most flattering light and coupled with the dreamy romantic glow this time of day offers you will look amazing! If possible try to plan the majority of your photography within that time.
HOW LONG SHOULD WE ALLOW FOR BRIDAL PARTY PHOTOS?
Ideally we would love to have 1 hour with you and your bridal party after the family photos have been taken. Depending on the locations and distance between anything from 1-2 hours + travel time is sufficient.
HOW LONG SHOULD WE ALLOW FOR FAMILY PHOTOS?
Usually around 15 group photos will take around 1/2 an hour. Make a list of each photo and the names of each person in the photo. Start with your biggest groups first eg: extended family, and work your way down to smaller photos eg: parents with bride & groom. Don’t forget to include photos with friends, grandparents, people who have travelled a long way to be with you etc.
DOES THE COVERAGE INCLUDE THE GROOM GETTING READY?
Yes our second photographer on the day will be with the men while they are getting ready if required.
AT WHAT STAGE SHOULD THE BRIDE & BRIDESMAIDS BE READY FOR PHOTOS?
We need about 2 hours before with the bride. So we can document your whole story from the finishing touches of your hair and make-up. To the details like the dresses jewellery flowers and shoes.
WHAT IF IT RAINS!
Rainy days make gentle and romantic imagery. I always have a matching set of umbrellas for you and your bridal party to use so we try to stick to the original locations as much as possible. Stormy weather makes the most dramatic moody shots which is great. Otherwise we organize a backup locations we can use in the very unlikely event of really bad weather, so there’s no need to worry!
HOW LONG BEFORE OUR PHOTOS ARE READY?
They will usually be available 3-6 weeks after your wedding, We spend a great deal of time working on your images, giving them a look which is unique to KM Studios Photography. Depending on the time of year, how many other weddings we are covering etc. We don’t like to rush them as each wedding should be given the most time possible to enhance all of the images. You will then come into the Studio and we will spend a day approx. 3 hours selecting your amazing images for your album and walls in your
WHEN CAN WE START WORKING ON OUR ALBUM?
As my time is in high demand over the summer months for weddings the time is a little longer. I will design the best possible album to reflect your day, including the most important moments of the day but also the small details, candid guest shots, and images which bring the day back to life, and compliment the overall layout. The album design usually takes around 3-6 weeks, then I arrange for you to view the design or email you a pdf. This gives you another opportunity to tweak your book or album, and make any changes. Then the file is sent away for production which takes 3-5 weeks depending on the album you select.
READY TO BOOK YOUR SESSION WITH KM STUDIOS?
KM STUDIOS Specialise in Weddings, Portrait and Elopement photography.
We are fully accredited with AIPP.
We service all areas of, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Hinterland, Northern NSW, and Interstate & Overseas