Bliss Images Photography & Cinema

Rating
(11 reviews)
 
Service Area
Adelaide + Regional SA & NSW, Thailand, Bali, Malaysia, New Zealand
Business Hours
9am to 7pm Mon-Fri (Sat & Sun the magic happens)
Phone
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Vintage fun meets modern elegance...

Created 14 years ago by Adelaide photographer Davin Smith, Bliss Images is a small, boutique studio creating beautiful photography and wedding films with soul.  The perfect balance of individual attention, yet the peace of mind only offered by a long established business with a real shopfront. 


We can offer either photography or wedding film packages, but the real magic happens when booking both... especially from the same studio.

There's something so magical, relaxed, and fun about country weddings, we just can't get enough.  Our absolute favourites are country or bush weddings, so we regularly travel to Broken Hill, York Peninsula, Barossa & Clare Valley, the Riverland, plus our local favourites, the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale.  


Bliss Images is more than just our signature style of images, but the experience:
- We actually love our craft, allowing us to be fun, creative, confident, yet unobtrusive
- Honest packages without the hidden surprises and sales tricks
- Packages that are as Flexible, as our couples are unique
- Privacy agreements for high profile couples
- A real physical shopfront studio in the heart of the city for your convenience, and to inspire us, state of the art editing facilities in the gorgeous Adelaide Hills
- Easy and convenient online paperwork, invoice and contract with 24/7 access via your personal online client portal


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Easy Weddings Special Offer

The first $200 of travel costs waived for country and bush wedding destinations!

 - Free travel from Adelaide as far north as the Barossa Valley and south to McLaren Vale, or

-  The first $200 of travel costs waived for weddings further out


Questions and Answers

How much deposit should I pay?

Bliss Images Photography & Cinema

We only require a 20% deposit, with the remainder not due until 2 weeks before the wedding.

Be exceptionally careful if anyone asks for more than 30%.... almost every couple who's come to us after having to cancel their old photographer last minute, had paid them a 40% or 50% deposit. That’s probably not a coincidence

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What’s the difference between your Flat rate vs Hourly packages?

Bliss Images Photography & Cinema

Unless you’ve planned dozens of weddings, you couldn’t be expected you to know how many hours coverage to book, so luckily, much of the industry has moved towards flat rate packages….  that is, a package that describes the parts of the day covered and is less about an arbitrary amount of time. 

We still offer packages where you can book a certain number of hours, although these are usually selected by couples seeking more modest coverage, perhaps just a few hours.

The benefits of flat rate: With so many variables on the big day, we’re drawing on 500 weddings of experience, to guide us when planning the coverage timeline.  For example, we’ll usually set aside an extra 20 minutes during the morning for a bridal party with 5 bridesmaids and groomsmen, vs say 3 of each.   We plan to get to the ceremony well ahead of the start time…. 30 minutes on average.  Making your wedding a stress free day, usually doesn’t start with cutting things close to the wire :)

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1 Photographer or 2?

Bliss Images Photography & Cinema

That depends…. if you’ve got the budget to cover 2 really great photographers, then absolutely, go for it.  Some serious magic happens, when a pair of photographers at the top of their game, bounce off each other’s creativity!

But if you’ve only got the budget for 1.5 great photographers for the day, then spreading it over a package that includes 2 photographers, the best you could hope for is 1 good and 1 average photographer… possibly just 2 average photographers.  And ‘average’ photographers will be missing that innate ability to just know what the other is thinking, especially during times such as the ceremony that require absolute silence.

Really great photographers usually don’t work for free, so 2 of them in a full day package should cost around 75% more than just 1.   Anything less than this, and you’re at risk of signing up for either: a junior photographer, a less skilled photographer not able to cut it on their own, or the spouse of a photographer.    

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Reviews

(11 reviews)
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1 Oct 2017

5 stars! Davin suggested creating a timeline and helped find our car supplier. He called a week beforehand and a day before. There was no cap on how many photos were taken which was good. Definately happy with the photos we got back. All of the photos I could think of at the time were taken.

Bliss Images Photography & Cinema  

Thanks so much Sinead :)

29 Mar 2017

What an absolute bunch of legends! Bliss Images' work was everything and more that I could imagine! So friendly and personable to deal with during the lead up and after our wedding! Not to mention the outcome of both our photo's and video! Perfection! They also helped the day run so smoothly without any stress! I can't thank Davin and the team enough! <3 Mike and Charlie

Bliss Images Photography & Cinema  

Thank you so much guys, your words are too kind :)

27 Mar 2015

Davin and his team are just amazing, 10/10 for great customer service. Davin was always available to chat and go over everything I needed and would always respond to emails ASAP. I truly recommend Bliss images they captured everything and it is so great to go back and watch the video's and relive the day!

Bliss Images Photography & Cinema  

Thank you for taking time out to share your thoughts, we appreciate this, and your kinds words, so so much!

12 Apr 2019

Davin and Jake were an absolute pleasure to work with. We had so much fun on the day. Would definitely recommend these guys!

19 Oct 2018

Davin made our day so enjoyable! Gave us minimal direction and was happy to just snap away while we were just being ourselves!

23 Dec 2017

Amazing! We had a very good experience with them, very flexible and easy to work with. The photos and video are beautiful, very happy!

Bliss Images Photography & Cinema  

Thank you Esther. It's been a pleasure capturing both yours and your sister's wedding. Such a lovely family!

29 Mar 2017

What an absolute bunch of legends! Bliss Images' work was everything and more that I could imagine! So friendly and personable to deal with during the lead up and after our wedding! Not to mention the outcome of both our photo's and video! Perfection! They also helped the day run so smoothly without any stress! I can't thank Davin and the team enough! <3 Mike and Charlie

19 Sep 2014

Davin was so nice and he made us all feel comfortable when he had the camera on us. I would recommend them anytime.

Bliss Images Photography & Cinema  

Thank you Rachel!

28 Dec 2013

Davin and his partner were absolutely amazing and pulled out all the stops on and before our wedding day, including sorting out a complicated Skype set up for my family back home in the U.K. His video work is so professional and very high quality. These guys know what they are doing! I would highly recommend Bliss Images to any one! Keep up the good work and thanks again!

Bliss Images Photography & Cinema  

More than happy in any way we can. Hope you both had a safe trip back to the UK!

15 Dec 2012

I went to Davin with an idea to encompass the day for my Father overseas. He ran with it, never stopped all day and what eventuated turned out to be so good it was as if dad was there. Thankyou so much.

Bliss Images Photography & Cinema  

Thank you, a total pleasure to work with

17 Oct 2010

Davin was the silent camera man! seen but not heard capturing all the fun and laughter and treasured moments! great company to hire very professional, easy going, made you feel relaxed and great outcome at the end.

Bliss Images Photography & Cinema  

So glad we managed to live up to your expectations. What a great day!


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