Frequently Asked Questions...
1) Who are you?
I’m Tristan. I’m a 27 year old photographer from Sydney, now living in Girona, Spain. I've spent most of my life in Sydney and love it, but love to travel and chose Spain as the place to base myself from May 2017 onwards so I could access Europe and the USA with ease. When i'm not photographing weddings I spend a lot of time on my bicycle, and have raced both throughout Australia and in Europe as well.
2) How long have you been a photographer?
I’ve been a full-time wedding photographer for 7 years now, however I first picked up a camera when I was 11. Technically it was a video camera, and I was making a film about skateboarding with a friend, but since that day I’ve been hooked on the “creating” thing. I started still photography when I was 17 and was shortly after published in a number of Australian and international magazines, winning a coveted award for “Best New Photographic Talent” in [R]evolution Magazine when I was 18. Over time and as my style progressed, I began to focus on ocean and people photography. To see more of my personal work head over to www.tristancardew.com.
3) How many weddings do you photograph per year?
I run a boutique photography service and have a limit of 24 weddings per year. This keeps your images creative, unique and special, and allows me the time to edit them with great care. If you’re considering booking but haven’t yet decided, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to put a hold on your date – with limited bookings dates tend to fill up fast.
4) Do you photograph every wedding yourself?
Yes, I do. I am the self-appointed lead photographer at The Bow and photograph every wedding myself. I take charge of creating every image you see on my site, and every image you’ll receive.
5) Do you travel for weddings?
Absolutely! Being based in a small town in Spain means traveling to photograph weddings is almost always on the cards. Nowadays I like to call myself an international wedding photographer rather than a destination wedding photographer - so if you're getting married anywhere on the planet, i'd love to be there.
6) Have you photographed cultural weddings?
Plenty! I've photographed Chinese tea ceremonies, four-hour Sri Lankan ceremonies, Greek Orthodox ceremonies, Grooms arriving on horseback, 30-drummers-in-a-room and good-old fashioned Aussie backyard ceremonies, plus a bunch more. I'm no stranger to something a little different, so if you're integrating an international element into your wedding i'd love to be there to photograph it.
7) What’s the best way to get awesome photos from our wedding day?
There are three aspects to getting amazing wedding photographs. First, book with me! (Ha ha!) Secondly, plan the portrait shoot with sunset in mind. I know this isn’t always possible, but the best photographs come with beautiful late afternoon light. Where possible, I usually ask for the location shoot to end just after sunset, to utilise that last hour of gorgeous golden light. It’s flattering, it makes for great mood in your photographs, and it has me jumping around like a crazy person creating awesome images of the two lovers (that’s you…) in front of my camera. And finally, and most importantly, just be yourself. Relax, joke around, and be intimate with your new husband or wife. Forget there’s a camera present, focus on each other and the images will come. My style is very candid so you don’t have to do anything for me other than enjoy yourself. Trust me, I’ll say it again, if you relax and enjoy yourself, the images will come.
8) How much do you charge for wedding photography?
I have a number of options for photography coverage. Six, nine and twelve hours, to suit any size or length of wedding. Six hours photography starts at AUD $2999, nine hours is AUD $3500 and twelve hours photography is AUD $3799. For this you’ll receive all the best images in high-resolution and web-resolution, perfect for printing, or for emailing and Facebooking. You’ll also receive an online slideshow (private link) of the best 150 images set to music, which looks great, is fun (and emotional) to watch, and makes for a great way to pass on your photos to family and friends.
Please note: Travel fees are not included in the price of photography, however I always find the most cost-effective method of travel to keep the final price down.
9) Do you produce albums?
Yes! I’m so glad you asked. I genuinely believe albums are the finished product, through and through, and I encourage every couple to order an album with their coverage. All albums are hand-designed by me (with your input on image choice), and look impeccable once printed. Check out a sample HERE, or I can show you one in the paper when we meet.
10) How many photos will we receive?
On average I produce roughly 60-80 images per hour of coverage, however this number does vary. It’s not uncommon for me to deliver 1100 images from a 9 hour day. All your images are professionally colour-corrected and sprinkled with magic editing dust, to make sure they look incredible.
11) How long will it take for us to receive our images?
Most weddings take between 4 and 8 weeks to deliver, depending on whether the wedding is held in peak season or the quieter months. If you’ve ordered an album (I highly suggest you do!), you’ll receive your digital images first before I start work designing your book. Once the album design is approved by you, it takes 4 weeks to receive.
12) How do we book you to shoot our wedding?
First thing's first, get in touch. Shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your date and a bit of a story about you and i'll get straight back to you. Next, let's have a Skype chat so we can meet and chat about the day, and then finally a $1000 booking deposit and a signed contract gets you locked in.