What does Dust & Salt photograph?
Weddings, elopements, adventure & sunset sessions, families, artists creative portraits & business content sessions.
For more info on pricing see the investment page
I'm always happy to meet up for coffee & chat about your plans :)
enquires email Lachy at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are sunset & adventure sessions?
Sunset sessions can be used as an engagement or couples shoot
We'll spend a couple of hours together at a beautiful location on the Mornington Peninsula at either sunset or sunrise
Adventure sessions are the ultimate couples sessions, you basically pick your adventure from Forests, Mountains, Waterfalls or Sand dunes & I'll create an adventure session for you. More time together exploring multiple locations, it's like having Dust & Salt capture a mini holiday!
Where are you based?
I'm based on the Mornington Peninsula & Melbourne, I'm available for weddings & elopements throughout Aus & internationally
What's your style?
I love using natural light, so I'm always looking for nice pockets of light to shoot in & keep things looking as natural as possible. I'll use a flash when I need to bounce some light & for those loose dance floor snaps
I'll aim to capture your day as it flows & when it comes to your couples session at sunset I'll often give you some direction to make the most of the natural light & create some truly epic moments
I'm not strict with posing & will often see what unfolds organically first, but sometimes a little bit of direction can elevate the scene & give us more creative options. Most of my direction & posing is all about light, putting you in a space that makes both you & the light look incredible
Overall I'm pretty laid back & will keep things super chilled throughout the day to make sure that you enjoy the whole experience
Do you work with videographers?
Absolutely, I can recommend some amazing people I have worked with previously that have rad style & vibe
Do you provide edited images?
All images of your day are carefully selected & edited. I put in a lot of time & edit all photos myself & take extreme care when editing your photographs.
I'm drawn to natural looking imagery rather than over processed photoshopped images. This is reflected in my editing style with subtle edits focusing on beautiful natural tones
How long should we book you for?
This all depends on the style of your day, most couples go for 7 or 9 hours coverage, which gives us time to capture your day as it happens & all those epic moments throughout your day. Some of the most beautiful photographs happen as you're getting ready, nervous & excited to see each other. Even if it's just a few images of you & your crew hanging out in the morning
At the end of it all your photographs are one of only a few things left to remember your day, so let's make it count as much as possible
Do you shoot with a second shooter?
If you have a tight timetable or you're planning a large wedding I can arrange a second shooter for an additional fee
What is a first look & should we have one?
A first look is done before the ceremony so that you can have your couple & even bridal party photos done earlier in the day, this means you don't have to leave the party for photos between ceremony & reception
However whilst first looks are often beautiful intimate moments, the light is never as good as sunset & that's something to keep in mind as most of the amazing imagery you'll see on instagram is taken during 'golden hour' around sunset time
If you're planning a first look I always suggest still having a short couples session around sunset to make the most of the light! It's also a really nice time for you both to soak it all in together & have a moment just for yourselves
Do you shoot same sex weddings/elopements?
Yep! I'd love to be there to celebrate with you & capture your day
We'd like to meet you before the wedding/elopement is this possible?
Definitely, if there's coffee/beer I'm there. I hold all meetings in Mornington. I always love to meet you both & hear about your plans, it's one of my favourite parts of the process & it gets me totally excited & invested in your day!
It's also just a nice time to get to know each other as we'll be spending most of your day together
Do you do engagement sessions & couple sessions?
You can add a sunset engagement session to any package.
These are all done on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula & are a great way to get comfy in front of the camera & score some sweet extra images
Adventure couple sessions are also available, we can head to the mountains or jump under a waterfall & spend a bit more time together chasing that light
These sessions are also a great chance to get comfy in front of the camera & score some sweet extra images too
Do you offer albums?
Imagine going to all this effort to get a photographer to capture everything, only for the photographs to end up living on a hard drive as digital dust. I truly believe in printing our memories & the nostalgia that comes with sitting down together & turning the pages of your very own album
Each album is individually designed with fine art matte thick papers, hand made in Aus to last. They are seriously stunning! Sing out if you'd like some more info
Do you shoot on digital or film/analog cameras?
Both, I use digital cameras to capture your wedding/elopement day but you can add film photography to any package for some extra photographs captured on old school film cameras dating back to the 50's. There's something really special about film photography that has a really nostalgic look & feel.
I also offer a couples session entirely shot on film - perfect for quirky couples looking for some truly unique images
Do you travel for weddings & elopements?
Yep, I love a good adventure just send through your dates & locations & we can create a quote for you. I shoot weddings & elopements all over Vic but If your location is interstate just ask for a travel quote, it's often not as expensive as you think
Do you need us to provide a meal for you?
If I'm working 6hrs+ I'd love a feed if possible
What is an 'unplugged' ceremony?
This just means asking your guests to put their phones/ipads away during the ceremony. It means your guests will be present & enjoying the moment with you, it also means I'm able to capture all the big moments of you & your guests without stacks of phones obstructing everyones view
Trust me this can make a massive difference to the vibe & atmosphere of your ceremony
How do we book you?
Just fill out a few questions on my contacts page or shoot me an email at email@example.com with your date, location & as much info as you like & i'll send through some package options for you.
To secure your date there is a $1000 deposit & signed agreement, done online nice & easy
Let's do this