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Q: What is your shooting style? 

Couples have described Diane & Amber’s wedding imagery as timeless and elegant. They take a combination of candid/fly on the wall documentary photos together with freely posed portraits. As passionate lovers of the light at dusk, Diane & Amber use the natural light from the sun to create magical moments from your wedding day or portrait session.

Q: DO YOU RETOUCH YOUR IMAGES?

Yes! Every image you order, whether in your album or on our website/social media, has been hand crafted by DeRay & Simcoe’s in-house Photoshop expert. Diane & Amber’s pride is placed on the quality of your final images. Each photo is scrupulously refined, with adjustments to colour and contrast to bring out the real beauty of your day. Our signature style is light, clean and refined with true to life colours.  

Q: How long have you been working as professional photographers? 

Diane & Amber have been in business together as DeRay & Simcoe for over 10 years. 

Q: DO YOU OFFER GIFT VOUCHERS?  

Absolutely! They are a wonderful way of giving your loved ones a completely unique and bespoke gift. Contact us for more info.

Q: What awards have you won? 

As fully accredited members and Master Photographers of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) both Diane & Amber have been entering the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) and the Western Australian Professional Photography Awards (WAPPA) since 2006. Diane & Amber have achieved these great accolades using photographs taken at real weddings. Here is a list of their combined achievements so far: 

2014: Diane awarded first gold bar on her Master's ribbon, Amber awarded Master of Photography, APPA 4 silver awards  |  2013: APPA 5 silver awards  |  2012: APPA 1 silver with distinction & 3 silver awards  |  2011: Diane awarded Master of Photography, APPA 2 golds & 4 silver awards, WAPPA Highest scoring print wedding category  |  2010, APPA 4 silver awards  |  2009, APPA 1 gold, 1 silver with distinction & 4 silver awards, Amber achieved Associate status  |  2008, APPA 1 silver with distinction & 2 silver awards  |  2007, APPA 1 silver with distinction & 3 silver awards, Amber runner up WA Wedding Photographer of the Year, Diane achieved Associate status  |  2006, APPA 3 silver awards.


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Q: What kind of weddings have you photographed?

Diane & Amber have proudly photographed all types of weddings. From intimate 6-person elopements on a luxury yacht to lavish 400 guest weddings on the South Perth foreshore. Each wedding photography session with Diane & Amber includes all necessary insurance to fully cover their business, including public liability. 

Q: How much are your wedding packages? 

DeRay & Simcoe's wedding prices start at $4,100 for their two photographer package including a full set of high resolution files. Please contact them to receive a beautiful e-brochure with their full price list. 

Q: How do we book? Can you hold a date for me?

Thank you for choosing Diane & Amber to be your photographers! To reserve your wedding day, a booking fee of $950 will need to be paid, along with necessary paperwork completed to ensure you receive the services you desire. The booking fee is deducted from the total cost of your package. All packages include high-resolution digital files for your convenience and peace of mind. 
 
To be fair to all clients, DeRay & Simcoe cannot hold dates without a booking fee and contract. Contact DeRay & Simcoe today to reserve your wedding date. 

Q: What types of albums do you offer?

If you love clean, classic layouts and appreciate the elegance in simplicity, DeRay & Simcoe have what you need.  They have searched the world to bring you the very best in album and book suppliers, selecting Queensberry of New Zealand, exclusively available only to professional portrait and wedding photographers. Diane & Amber's album designs are clean and simple, giving your photos the ability to speak for themselves. 

Q: Do you offer engagement portraits? 

Diane & Amber love engagement portraits. Engagement portraits are the perfect way to celebrate your story; the love, happiness and excitement of it all! By having an engagement session before your wedding, Diane & Amber will get to meet you, chat a little and take fun and romantic photos.  

Not only does the engagement portrait give you a comfortable introduction to Diane & Amber, it allows you to get ready for being “photo ready” on your big day. 

All the DeRay & Simcoe wedding packages include complimentary engagement portrait sittings.


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Q: Do you offer digital files? 

Yes. DeRay & Simcoe have signature products such as albums, image boxes and wall prints come with complimentary high-resolution digital files. They can also be purchased individually.

Q: Where should we have our photo shoot?  

This depends on your style. Diane & Amber match your personality with your photo shoot location, with the flexibility to meet you at your home, or an off-site location. 
Diane & Amber have access to a gorgeous outdoor location, which is a short walk from the DeRay & Simcoe office. Here they will capture your family laughing and playing together in a natural setting, with stunning scenic waters and arching trees. 
 
DeRay & Simcoe also offer an intimate lifestyle portrait, taken in your home, capturing your family in an "everyday" kind of way.  Just you and your loved ones in your own environment, relaxed and happy.  

Q: What is the best age to have baby photos? 

Within the first 10 days is the best time. At this stage your baby is still sleepy and will happily nap while we take all those photos you love. If your boy or girl is older than 10 days, Diane & Amber would suggest the 4-5 month age, when your bub can hold their head up independently. 

Q: How long will my session last? 

Around 60-90 minutes for a location shoot, more for a lifestyle shoot. Newborns generally take longer to allow plenty of time for feeds and cuddles.

Q: My partner and I hate having our photo taken, should we just book a session for the kids?  

Diane & Amber feel very passionately about capturing families all together. Their natural, relaxed style will ensure you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Diane & Amber understand the importance of capturing those special moments that you share with your kids. Having these photos of you as a family will be something you can enjoy for years to come, and something your children will cherish as they grow up. 

Q: How much should we plan to invest in our portrait photography?  

The sitting fee is $150, which covers Diane or Amber taking photos and showing you the best images, in person, at their office 7 days after the portrait photography session. 
 
Our clients typically spend anywhere from $500 to $5,000 on their portrait products. We are totally opposed to any kind of hard sell tactics. We will simply show you your images and then gently guide you towards the products that best suit your home and your family budget.