How It All Works

The Process

Step One – Let’s Chat: Choosing your Wedding Photographer is a big deal. You want to ‘click’ with the Photographer and be able to relax and have fun with them. Let’s have a five/ ten minute phone chat and see if we are a good fit for each other. 

Step Two – Let’s Meet: Let’s meet in person or via Skype/ Zoom/ Whats Ap. At this get together we discuss all of the finer details for your Wedding Day, your love story to date, who you are as a couple, your venue, your bridal party, the timeline for the day and how you would like to enjoy and display your final Wedding photographs. At this meeting I will show you a range of samples and photograph product options including Fine Art Framed Prints, Canvas Gallery Wraps and beautiful Heirloom Albums. 

Step Three – Let’s Book You In: If everything is sounding picture perfect let’s get you all booked in. Complete the paperwork and pay your $500 deposit to secure your Wedding Photography. Yay! Time to celebrate. You will have stunning photographs to cherish forever. 

Step Four – Let’s Get Married: Your Wedding Day! This is where all the planning comes into play. Prior to your Wedding day I will make sure I am very familiar with your venue and the best spots in the area to get incredible Wedding photographs. On the day I do my best to blend into the crowd and capture the true emotion, connection and love of the day. I make sure that the Bridal Photo Session is fun and that we have lots of laughs. 

Step Five – Let’s See Your Beautiful Photographs:  Your Viewing: This takes place in my home studio approximately 4 -6 weeks after your Wedding. This is where you get to view your beautiful photographs on the big screen and select what you would like to purchase. Included in all of my Wedding packages is a minimum of 300 beautifully edited photographs in both colour and black and white in medium format on USB (printable up to 8 x 12 inches.) You will also have the option at this appointment to purchase a beautiful Heirloom Wedding Album or stunning pieces of wall art.  I can even show you how your photographs will look on your walls in different sizes and frames. This really makes the selection process simple and fun! 

Step Six – THE DELIVERY: Approximately 4-6 weeks after your Ordering Appointment I will hand deliver your beautiful Heirloom Album/ Wall Art.

The Packages

Platinum

New Zealand Wedding Photographer
  • Pre-wedding consultation, site visit and photo shoot session planning
  • Up to 8 hours coverage from the bride getting ready, table details, guests arriving, ceremony, group and bridal shots, mock cutting of the cake and some reception shots (Depending on the timing of your day the first dance may be included also)
  • The best selection of your photographs (a minimum of 500+) professionally retouched, in high resolution (printable to 8x12 inches) on USB
  • A personalised viewing and reveal session
  • A custom-made slide show for you to share with your family and friends
  • A stunning 12x12" Queensberry Heirloom Wedding Album. Hand crafted in NZ, made from the finest materials. This is the best momento of your wedding day. It is an album you will proudly display in your home, share with your friends and family and pass down thru the generations.
  • Investment excluding Heirloom Album - $3300
  • Investment Including Heirloom Album $4800

Golden

  • Pre-wedding consultation, site visit and photo shoot session planning
  • Up to 6 hours coverage (Usually includes getting ready photos, guest arriving, ceremony, group and bridal photos)
  • The best selection of your photographs (a minimum of 400+) professionally retouched, in high resolution (printable to 8x12 inches) on USB
  • A personalised viewing and reveal session
  • A custom-made slide show for you to share with your family and friends
  • A stunning 12x12" Queensberry Heirloom Wedding Album. Hand crafted in NZ, made from the finest materials. This is the best momento of your wedding day. It is an album you will proudly display in your home, share with your friends and family and pass down thru the generations.
  • Investment excluding Heirloom Album - $2950
  • Investment including Heirloom Album $4450

Silver

  • Pre-wedding consultation, site visit and photo shoot session planning
  • Up to 4 hours coverage, ceremony and limited group and bridal party photos
  • The best selection of your photographs (a minimum of 300+) professionally retouched, in high resolution (printable to 8x12 inches) on USB
  • A personalised viewing and reveal session
  • A custom-made slide show for you to share with your family and friends
  • A stunning 12x12" Queensberry Heirloom Wedding Album. Hand crafted in NZ, made from the finest materials. This is the best momento of your wedding day. It is an album you will proudly display in your home, share with your friends and family and pass down thru the generations.
  • Investment excluding Heirloom Album - $2600
  • Investment including Heirloom Album $4100

The Products

WALL ART TO DISPLAY

Canvas Gallery Wrap

Stunning canvas prints, featuring gallery grade materials and the latest in printing technology. Sealed to protect against sun fade and moisture damage. These ‘wow’ factor Gallery Wraps will be the statement art piece of your home. The quality of these Canvas Gallery Wraps is unparalleled. 

From $680

Fine Art Framed Print

Made with premium archival fine art paper, these exceptional prints bring your photographs to life and are almost 2D looking! Mounted and framed by Auckland’s Leading Picture Framing Specialist. A selection of quality frames to choose from to showcase your timeless print/s.

From $990

Wooden Print​

A superb print mounted on a raw dark-edged timber panel. These ‘WOW’ factor Wooden Prints will be a statement piece in your home.

From $680

TO HOLD

Heirloom Albums

These luxurious flush mount albums are the crème de la crème of albums. Featuring a super strength core, rigid silver halide pages (that will always retain their shape), a protective coating that guards against spills, completed with a stunning lustre finish. These albums are a priceless family investment. Perfect for displaying on coffee tables and sharing with family and friends. The quality of these Heirloom Albums is unsurpassed and will ensure that the album will be enjoyed for generations to come. Choose from a stunning range of micro leather covers.

12×12″ from $1500

FAQs

My style is heartfelt, fresh and natural. Modern but timeless. I capture a mixture of beautiful connections and moments unfolding and some pre planned and organised photographs to ensure we make the absolute most of the backdrops and surroundings that are available to us.

You will receive some ‘highlight images’ (about 10-20 beautifully edited images) within one week of your Wedding. The remaining images will be all edited and ready for you 4-6 weeks after the Wedding.

Yes! Absolutely. I offer a range of beautiful Heirloom Albums and stunning Framed Fine Art Prints, Wooden Blocks and Canvas Gallery Wraps.

Yes I am available to travel outside Auckland. Travel fees will very depending on where your Wedding is. Please enquire for rates.

No sorry. I focus purely on taking photographs.

We can’t control the weather and if it is raining and blowing a gale on your special day we will embrace whatever weather comes, have some laughs and capture beautiful photographs in spite of this. I have a whole heap of clear umbrella’s that I bring along on the day to use if required. I will also location scout for indoor or sheltered area’s to take beautiful photographs in prior to your big day so that we have some rainy day back up location options if needed.

A $500 deposit is required to confirm your booking. This secures your Wedding date. The remaining balance is due 1 month before your Wedding day.

Yes we do! Lisa Monk Photography has partnered with Fee Funders to help our clients with another option for payment. Fee Funders pay 100% of your invoice on your behalf straight away whilst you can spread payment over a 3, 6, 9 or 12 month period! For more info please head over to https://www.feefunders.co.nz

To secure your booking you need to complete your Booking paperwork and pay your $500 deposit. Once these two easy steps are taken care of you are all booked in. You can put your feet up and relax! 🙂

This is a rough guide on how long each part of the day takes to photograph. It does vary between Weddings but this is a great starting point to help you figure out how many hours of coverage you need.   

11.30am – 12.30pm Bride getting ready, the dress, flowers and all the beautiful details Time varies – calculate once you know locations. Allow 1 hour.

12.30pm – 1.30pm Travel time – between the bride and groom – varies. Allow 1 hour.

1.30pm – 2.30pm The boys together, Groom by himself, details at the venue, table decorations, Wedding favours, guests arriving and greeting the Groom. Allow 1 hour.

2.30pm – 3.00pm Guests arriving and greeting the Groom. Candid shots of the venue and set up. Allow 30 minutes.

3.00pm – 3.30pm Ceremony. Allow 30 minutes.

3.30-3.45pm All Group Photograph. Allow 15 minutes.

3.45pm -4.45pm Family and friend group photograph. Allow 5 minutes per group – For example if you want 10 different group photographs taken allow 50 minutes.

4.45pm – 6.15pm Bridal party photo session. Allow 1 hour 30 mins.

6.15pm – 7.15pm Dinner varies hugely. Allow 30 minutes to 1 hour.

7.15pm – 7.45pm Speeches. Allow 30 minutes.

7.45pm – 8.15pm Cake Cutting & First dance. Allow 30 minutes. 

Sunset Photographs – The timing of these depends on the sunset time. Later in summer, much earlier in winter.

8-9 Hours Coverage Time

Yes I do. I make some subtle changes and enhancements in the retouching process. This includes some lighting improvements, colour correction, contrast improvements, adding some warmth to your images, cropping and straightening. The overall goal is to add a little ‘wow’ factor to your images but not to over work them or make them look unnatural or fake.

Wonderful! I will be my pleasure and privilege to capture your Wedding day. Please complete the contact form and I will be in touch. 

What Our Clients Say

Other Helpful Recommendations

Planning your Wedding can be very daunting. There are lots of options and loads to consider. I’ve put together the following recommendations to help with planning your special day. 

Venue

I highly recommend Turanga Creek in Whitford, Auckland. Sarah and the team offer exceptional food and service in an absolutely stunning location. 

Florist

Avenrose Florist are incredible. Karen is an absolute delight and her flowers are amazing.

Celebrant

I highly recommend Rochelle Fleming; NZ Wedding Celebrant. Rochelle is a pleasure to work with. She creates beautiful ceremonies for her Wedding clients and is very experienced. 

Celebrant

I highly recommend Tania Jeffs-Sevesi – Your NZ Celebrant. Tania is an experienced Celebrant with a lovely warm and bubbly nature. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tania on a number of Weddings and she always goes the extra mile for her couples. 

Contact Us

Cockle Bay
Auckland, New Zealand

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