The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
This is my favourite quote. It was on my wedding invitations and order of service. I very much believe in being in the moment and feeling all it has to offer. Your wedding day will have many moments that will take your breath away. It is these moments that will be captured in time for you to remember forever.
Wedding Collections start from $1000 for an elopement and includes a USB with high and low resolutions images from your day.
Wedding day coverage ranges from just 2 hours up to 10 hours. Only need your ceremony and bridal party photos? Then the Elope With Me collection is just for you. Want more? Then you can add in coverage from Bride getting ready to entrance into the reception, as well as reception coverage if you would like coverage for the full night.
Based in Ipswich, Queensland, Melinda is available for weddings in Ipswich and Brisbane and from the Sunshine Coast to Tweed Heads, from North Stradbroke Island to Toowoomba, and everywhere in between. Melinda is also available for weddings outside of South East Queensland, including North Queensland, New South Wales, A.C.T., Victoria (any excuse to get back to Melbourne), Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia, so really anywhere in Australia 🙂 Destination Weddings are also available including Fiji, USA, Thailand, New Zealand, Europe, UK and the list goes on.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do you take to process the images after the wedding?
All images are normally processed in approximately 4 weeks (non peak wedding season). Some images will be shown on the blog and Facebook page prior to that.
How many photographers will shoot the wedding?
If you select the Elope With Me or Elegant Collection you will have Melinda as your primary photographer. For the Ornate, Luxe and Opulence Collections there will be two photographers on the day, Melinda as the primary photographer and an assistant who will also second shoot on the day.
Will you hold a date while we decide?
Sorry, dates will not be held without a non-refundable deposit (normally 25% of your total package). Once your deposit has been paid and your contract signed, then your date is locked in.
Do you shoot family photos at the wedding?
Yes. You will be given a questionnaire to fill out where you can list all the family photos you want taken.
How much time do we need for location photography?
Ideally 60-90 mins is a good amount of time. Remember to factor in travel time if you are wanting to have more than one location.
Do you use digital camera equipment?
Yes, Melinda shoots with a Nikon D800 and D700, and several professional Nikon lens. She also ensures that she always has back up equipment at each wedding.
Do you do engagement photography?
Yes we do. An engagement shoot is included in every wedding collection (except the Elope with Me Collection). You can also try before you buy. Please contact Melinda for rates.
We are only after a few hours coverage. Are you able to tailor something to suit are needs?
Yes, the Elope With Me Collection might suit you or, Melinda is happy to tailor make a collection to suit your needs for your special day.
Are you insured?
Yes. Please feel free to ask for a copy if you require it.
How do we book you?
Head over to the Contact page and tell me about your wedding day. We can then meet up for a chat to discuss everything further. If you want to book (yay!) then all you need to do is sign a contract and pay your non-refundable deposit (25% of your total package) to secure your date.
Should we provide you with a meal at the reception?
Wedding days are very long days, so a service meal at the reception is required and greatly appreciated for reception coverage. A meal is not required if we are not doing reception coverage.
How does the album design work if we want an album?
Melinda will pre-design the album for you from your images. You get to proof the design and then we make changes until you are happy.
How long before we get our album?
Once the album has been designed and approved by you, the album will take approximately four weeks to be made.
Can our guests take photographs at our wedding?
Certainly. However we do ask that Chantilly Lace Photography are the sole official wedding photographers. This allows us to ensure we capture every moment of your wedding day unobstructed.
How many photographs will be taken during our wedding?
There is no limit to the amount of photographs taken during your wedding day.