Simon James Photography

1 5 5.0 (18 reviews) 
Service Area
Covering all of Melbourne/Mornington/Yarra Valley/Victoria, also destination weddings.
Business Hours
By Appointment. 7 days.
0417 000 456

Expert Advice

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does the higher price in a wedding photographer mean better quality?

My advice on price...

1st Pick your photographer on the person, do you connect with them, are they your kind of person

2nd Do you love their style, presenation and quality of work

3rd Are they in your budget.

Long after the bills have been paid your photos are your memories.

Hope this helps.


Is it worth it having a photographer or should I just rely on friends to take the photos?

in the interest of saving $$

If photography is important to you, you will spend more money on it.  But I will also say that after all the celebrating is over your photos are what will help you to bring all the memories flooding back from your magical wedding day and all the details that went into the day...

does every photographer offer budoir shoots? or just specific ones?

Some studios may specialize in the type of imagery that you are looking for.

I've been photographing weddings/portraits for 25 yrs.  Over that time my wedding clients have become my portrait clients have become more like friends as I've watched their families grow.  I've also photographed their corperate headshots and most of thier photography needs.

I guess my advice is, find someone that you really connect with then you have a photographer for LIFE!

Best of luck.


Is it very important to hire a professional photographer for my wedding day?

And when I am choosing, which questions should I be asking them?

Hi Tiana,

After the dress has been dry cleaned, all the gifts have been opened and all the thank-you cards have been sent..... Your photo's are what will bring back all of the wonderful memories of your wedding day. Moments shared with guests, formal family pics, your dress in all its glory.

Photo's are very important.

First tell us all about your wedding day... Date, Times, locations, do you want a finished wedding album or just digital files. These things will help us to understand your photo needs better. The more info you can give the better our understanding. Make sure you are talking/meeting with the person that will be photographing your day.

Three points that you want to put a big tick next to for all wedding vendors...

Like the person

Like the product/service.

See value in the product/service.

Hope this helps!

Simon James

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