I am a storyteller attracted to real people and true places. Images of styled weddings are lovely, but I believe that real life and true love are breathtaking. With a journalistic approach to photography, I shoot intimate images that capture the honesty of the moment. My goal is to never interrupt the natural emotions of your day, so that I can tell your truest story.
The couples I photograph value artistry and creativity. They want their story told in a documentary style that captures the spontaneous and unexpected, the emotionally vulnerable and honest. We will be a great fit if you want your story told organically. Like the way your love story unfolded, I want to capture your day in an unscripted way that delivers stunning art for you to relive forever. If this is your vision, I’d love to hear from you!
Below is a compilation of questions we get asked all the time from couples. We cover everything from budget to planning and hope it is helpful in your selection process. Please feel free to shout if you’ve anything we’ve not covered here. We’ll be happy to help in any way. xo T.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
Wedding Coverage is $475/hr. // Includes associate shooter, full creative edit of all images delivered within 6 weeks. Online web gallery for 9 months with printing and full resolution download for archive. Travel allowance $250 per night within 350 miles of Atlanta.
Elopements $500/hr inclusions same as weddings 3 hour minimum.
DO YOU HAVE A SECOND SHOOTER + WILL WE NEED A SHOT LIST?
Yes for every event I have an associate with me who will second shoot and assists with lighting and equipment as needed but I am the primary photographer.
NO to the shot list ... If you need to follow a shot list then I'm not the photog for you. I believe "over planning kills the magic". I know what we need in my mind + we will have discussed this in pre planning + I hope you'll trust me to do my "thang". I promise I'll deliver more than you expect. Of course we will spend time capturing the family historical images the families all need and the grandparents want. However, it is important to know that we have an overall documentary style.
CAN WE VIEW A COMPLETE WEDDING?
Sure ….. check out our proofing/client section HERE. Most of our weddings are public however we can password protect your’s if you wish.
DO YOU SHOOT DIGITAL OR FILM?
All my professional work is shot digitally with Sony equipment. I love the instant gratification of knowing you’ve “got the shot” that digital provides. I’m a purist with my processing though. I strive to create a clean, timeless image + I don’t believe your images should look swallowed by the latest photoshop technique. I “grew up” shooting film in my native Australia + developed my journalistic eye on the streets of China/Hong Kong where I lived for 4 years.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED + WILL YOU TRAVEL?
Currently I am based in Atlanta, GA and live with my precious cat + enormous dog, however I travel Worldwide to shoot weddings. In 2016 forty percent of my commissions were not local + I’m Australian so i’m always scouting weddings back home + California is a half way point LOVE shooting out there too. Travel expenses are additional + vary per location.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE OUR IMAGES?
Online galleries are posted within 4-6 weeks of the wedding date. Digital files are available within 16 weeks of the wedding date. The number of photographs taken depends on many things – the number of guests, hours of coverage, types of events. Our minimum is 400.
DO WE GET A DVD OF IMAGES?
We provide something far more useful than a DVD ... a private cloud-based gallery online for 12 months + you may then download all images for storage on your secure devices. All our wedding collections include downloadable access to your hi-res files/negatives via your online gallery, A PIN access code + download instructions will be emailed from your online gallery 12 weeks after your event. Hi-res files are available only to the couple for archiving. Low-res download files are available to all who have access to the gallery.
Here's why its way better.
It allows you to view your images from any device, anywhere. It can be shared with all your peeps and anyone you choose to share with. It allows favorite collections and a competitively priced print room feature to order archival prints from anytime.
You can instantly share images to all your social networks
It allows downloadable folders of all images in two different resolutions for final archive. Your images will be safe from theft or fire. See ... way better than a breakable DVD!
CAN WE DOWNLOAD IMAGES + PRINT ANYWHERE?
As per our contract you may print from the downloads via your own resources however no copyright/creation metadata may be removed. Anything published online must contain credit as follows: Photo credit: Tina Rowden + should be linked to http://tinarowden.com.
We really want to see you PRINT your images so here’s a little more info about printing online and pro lab comparisons …
We price the gallery prints at a very competitive rate as I’d much rather you print our hard work via our PRO lab rather than consumer options and there is nothing more wonderful than framing your memories and remembering those moments every day. The comparison to consumer lab printing options is so much better. We also offer an early bird discount of 20% available on all orders within the first 30 days your gallery is available. This can be redeemed by using code EB20.
Every print order received via our system is master edited to be printed in it’s best possible form, so we encourage you all to use our system.
HOW DO WE BOOK + CAN YOU HOLD MY DATE?
We accept bookings completely on a first come/first served basis and we can’t hold wedding dates without a signed contract + retainer. Until the contract is signed other’s may book your date. A non-refundable retainer of 40% is due to reserve your date. Your balance is due 30 days before your event.
Full payment 10 days before the event. When you are ready to "set the date" on my calendar I can forward a link to handle everything online.
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