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The mink studio is a boutique photography house, specialising in lifestyle (free-range) documentary photography. We are a close team of experienced photographers and passionate story-tellers. Together 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.

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. 

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.

DOCUMENTARY COVERAGE $4100 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;

+ Unlimited documentary shooting timeframe built specifically around your schedule, one OR two photographers (depending on the schedule / preferences);

+ USB with around 1000-1300 finished, edited images;

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

DOCUMENTARY COVERAGE + ALBUM STORY $4950 incl. GST

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

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

+ Unlimited documentary shooting timeframe built specifically around your schedule, one OR two photographers (depending on the schedule / preferences);

+ USB with around 1000-1300 finished, edited images;

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

+ 8 x 8" Bespoke and hand-built album, 20 pages/40 sides, perfectly sized to document your story in full. Additional sizes available at extra cost.

++ Optional :: WEDDING DAY (on-the-day event coordination) MANAGEMENT $600 coordination of the bits and pieces

++ Optional :: PRE-DINNER / RECEPTION PHOTOBOOTH HIRE with photographer + printing 2 HOURS $600

++ Optional :: SAME DAY facebook uploads $100

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

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We try to keep things fresh and we are happy to suggest or even completely plan your shoot. 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.

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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 service is very unique in this industry.

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We have kept things small, deliberately.

The photographic documentaries we produce are 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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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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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 need our experience to show you the way and we are each very happy to take chanrge when needs arise. 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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Check out this very sweet little vid... Jodie and Mark at Longview. We were honoured to be chosen to document their wedding as Mark's family own the winery and see many photographers throughout the course of each wedding season. The fact they chose us for this very important job really boosted our confidence... we're so very flattered.

Jodie + Mark, Longview Vineyard :: https://vimeo.com/72790649

And then there's this one featuring Ellen and Jason at The Lane. we are preferred suppliers here also so speak to us about all the special little secret spots where we find the best light!!

Ellen + Jason, The Lane Winery :: http://vimeo.com/53843907

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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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Our pricing is pretty unique. Product-wise we don't offer the 'all inclusive package' and a set pricelist to choose from. Rather we have a base we begin from and we work up incrementally from there in hourly blocks.

This means you can decide exactly how long you want us for based on not only coverage requirements but on budget too.

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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 their fleetingness.

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.

{Kara + Troy, Mackay, Queensland}

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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.

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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Our work comes as a result of 12+ years of experience doing 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.

But 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.

 

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 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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Love x
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