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The mink studio is a boutique photography house, specialising in lifestyle documentary photography. We are a close team of experienced photographers and passionate story-tellers. We work as a collective of doco-artists producing a portfolio of work that celebrates the quirks that are individuality... ours and yours.

Your uniqueness is our muse and we're constantly striving to tell your story, through your experience and with our lens.

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YOUR INVESTMENT

We try to keep our pricing simple, fair and reasonable with both your wedding budget and our livelihoods in mind.

We have been working as professionals in this industry for 12+ years and this is our sole source of income. This means we are available every day to assist you should you need it, we're not busy in our 'day jobs'.. this is our day job. Therefore whilst we remain compatitive we also needs to keep the business running profitably.

It's something we continually reevaluate and assess.

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Coverage

When you're ready, we'll sit down with you and have a look at the timings and specifics you have in mind for your day. We will then build our documentary timeframe around your schedule, because you are the documentary and therefore what you're doing and when is of utmost importance.

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We provide an all-inclusive photography bundle that we believe covers your every need. The idea is that there's nothing more to add... everything from your actual shooting to an album is included in a bundled price that means you can budget down to the last cent... which should make things easier!

+ WARM UP shoot before the big day (images supplied via dropbox link - high resolution);

+ WEDDING DAY shoot, with a schedule that has been designed around your day from your peparations through to the dancefloor antics;

+ ACTION covered by two photographers for the majority part of the day;

+ USB of high resolution images from the Wedding Shoot;

+ ALBUM, size depending on which you select.

And best of all, you get the experience, teamwork and service that only we can provide having honed our art throghout the past decade in the Adelaide industry. That's a whole load of imagery loveliness!

DAY PLANNING

We try to keep things fresh and we are happy to suggest or even completely plan your schedule for you. This is included in our service. Doing something different for each wedding we shoot is really important in order to showcase the personalities and uniqueness of the people we work with and we recommend you let us get involved early on so we can maximise our experience within your event.

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We work in pairs for almost every wedding day. This means our pricing is already compensating for two photographers throughout the majority of the day. However, like everything we offer, this can be adjusted to suit your wedding, timeline, budget and requirements. Working in pairs gives us oppprtunity to look up... and around... and to value the environment as well the 'main' action. These details inform the overall 'vibe' of your wedding and mean we can document what it felt like to be there and not just what it looked like.

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We have kept things small, deliberately.

The photographic documentaries we produce are truly hand-made... they are a labour of love. They are also pretty labour-intensive and a bit of a perfectionist's artform! So we can't just churn them out. The results are something we're really proud of.

 

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We won't price-match because you are paying for our service as well as our product and we have learned lately that our level of EXPERIENCE and service is very unique in this industry. So please dont ask us to.

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We don't force anything and we're not around to make things happen to a script. However, we will step up and get directorial when required... we know you ocassionally need our experience to show you the way. But mostly we are there to see and record the special small moments, as well as the big ones. These can't come from anywhere but reality.

It's our job to observe emotions, moments, personalities and dynamics. And record them for you to remember.

 

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Reactions and responses are something we are constantly guaging, and we can get there slightly ahead of the actual moment just through experience.

Although every wedding is of course different, we can anticipate and react to a response by paying careful attention and following the action throughout the day, all day. It's what we love most about what we do. We know when to expect the greatest emotions from you, and those around you, and we know how to capture it best.

This is our job, not just a hobby but a life's work with each of us investing years in the field. That's a lot of photos.

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As your documentary-makers, we will make promises to you regarding the production of your work... including adherance to our 'perfectionist' standards of editing and careful curating of your moments... the type of moments that make all the difference to your documentary despite of and because of their fleetingness.

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We are experts in the field of wedding scheduling so we will happily help you get the details right... from makeup start and finish times to flower deliveries, family photograph timeframes and a sneaky sneak away pocket for you guys to just steal some time to yourselves on what is a pretty busy day. This is what we do, every weekend. It's all we do. Our time frame is unlimited but customised to cover your day, from the preparations through to the dance floor.

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We will blend in and capture the flow of the day, largely. We just want to see what you see, feel what you feel... and record it for you to experience over and over again.

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Our work comes as a result of many painstaking years of experience. As mentioned, we do this for a living.

Our university degrees in fine art and photography. Our on going study in editing and production or ongoing training of new up-and-coming artist-photographers.

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We achieve the highest results through professional scheduling and our ability to run your day for you much like an event manager. We'll throw in our ability to calm your nerves and never miss a beat. We will make you laugh and keep you relaxed. And we will do it for an unlimited timeframe throughout the day.

We are not just photographers, and there really is a difference.

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We've been quietly working away, building our brand and developing our niche for over a decade now... our reputation is excellent for a reason.

We don't really advertise... just a sporadic appearance here and there. We don't really need to in all honesty, we really do just get work from the work we do.

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Most importantly our work include our vision, our ability to see what no one else does at the split second we need to. An ability to read your emotions and understand your expectations, to create artwork from your moments and to love your memories before you do, before they even are memories. This is something we can't 'match' any photographer on, because they can't match us.

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We deal largely with word-of-mouth referral clients and this is because people enjoy our work and see value in what we offer. A friend recommending a friend really is the best form of promotion there is, and we work hard to keep that going. We have deliberately chosen quality over quantity. And always will.

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We each have a passion for people and this allows us to engage with your family, your friends and of course your bridal party to ensure we see the true self in everybody. We invest time to ensure your day runs smoothly and that everyone enjoys their experience with us.

There are times during the day where there are two of us working the event, because we believe capturing the details behind the scenes is just as important as the more obvious stuff. This detail adds layers to your story and different perspectives to the occassion. It's super important.

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Our behind-the-scenes work includes lining up our preferred shots with the celebrant, negotiating angles with the videographer, even taking the flowers from a brides hands during the congratulations excitement to ensure we get clear shots of her joy when she is hugged by her loved ones. We will pin the lapel flowers, because we know which side and how high to wear them. We will tie bowties and remind the bestman to bring the ring.

We will get right in there and make sure things are as perfect as they can be, not just for the photography but for you. All day.

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DOCUMENTARY COVERAGE ONE :: $3900 incl. GST

+ Unlimited scheduling meetings, coffee catch-ups, phone consultations pre-wedding;

+ Coordination management, including contact with any suppliers on your behalf to coordinate timings and reaffirm scheduling for the day;

+ WARM UP shoot prior to the day, images drop boxed to your email address (high resolution);

+ WEDDING shoot based specifically around your wedding day schedule (unlimited, designed to your day not to a specific hourly coverage);

+ USB with around 1300-1600 finished, edited images;

+ ALBUM 9" (square) Bespoke genuine-leather ALBUM to 16pages / 32sides, including Cover Embossing, Flyleaf, Storage Bag, Storage Box and Delivery within Australia, custom designed (options for cover colours and materials available at no extra cost, options for additional pages included at production cost only)

+ 1 year back up of all RAWS shot on the day, options to purchase;

DOCUMENTARY COVERAGE TWO :: $4600 incl. GST

+ Unlimited scheduling meetings, coffee catch-ups, phone consultations pre-wedding;

+ Coordination management, including contact with any suppliers on your behalf to coordinate timings and reaffirm scheduling for the day;

+ WARM UP shoot prior to the day, images drop boxed to your email address (high resolution);

+ WEDDING shoot based specifically around your wedding day schedule (unlimited, designed to your day not to a specific hourly coverage);

+ USB with around 1300-1600 finished, edited images;

+ ALBUM 12" (square) Bespoke genuine-leather ALBUM to 16pages / 32sides, including Cover Embossing, Flyleaf, Storage Bag, Storage Box and Delivery within Australia, custom designed (options for cover colours and materials available at no extra cost, options for additional pages included at production cost only)

+ 1 year back up of all RAWS shot on the day, options to purchase;

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++ DISCOUNT 10% for PAYMENT in FULL on BOOKING

++ Optional :: EVENT MANAGEMENT (on-the-day event coordination) $600 coordination of the bits and pieces from delivery and set up through to guest greeting and Matre'd assistance

++ Optional :: PHOTOBOOTH for PRE-DINNER / RECEPTION with seperate photographer + printing on the day 2 HOURS $600

++ Optional :: FACEBOOK same day facebook uploads $100

++ Optional :: EXPEDITED USB/PRODUCTION turnaround - 1 week - $300

Love x
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