WEDDING

Your Engagement Experience

Celebrate the beginning of your always.

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Sunlit Engagements

Your engagement is the beginning of a lifetime commitment. We want to capture it all for you – the sparks, the excitement, that decision to be someone’s person.

At Sunlit Studios, we know that this is often a couple’s first experience in front of a professional camera. With over a decade of experience behind us, we’ll put in that extra effort to make sure it’s a positive, enjoyable memory for you both from the moment you reach out to us. 

We’ll help you overcome any jitters and have an engagement experience where you’re both relaxed, laughing and creating memories you love so much that you’ll want to see them everyday. 

From first contact, planning our your experience, to finally choosing how you’d like to display your memories, we’ll be your friendly guide that ensures it’s stress free!  

We only offer the highest quality materials in our artwork range of archival, museum-grade products. Our couples do love to invest in premium products that will not only beautifully complement their Wedding, but will be an impressive feature in their home for a lifetime. 

Our print pricing starts from $150, but the Artwork options below are what our couples tend fall in love with when they see them in person! We offer fee-free payments plans to help our clients invest in the Artwork that they really love. 

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Wall Art

Displaying your memories as Wall Art is the most popular and impressive way to enjoy them! We have three luxury finishes to choose from – Canvas, Framed Canvas and our modern Crystal finish. Our couples love designing a Gallery that perfectly showcases their favourite memories on their walls to enjoy everyday.

Canvas Wall Art starts from $490
Canvas Wall Galleries start from $1,990

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Wedding Guest Book

A custom designed Story album allows you to tell the story of your family and gives you the opportunity to use over twenty of your favorite memories! It’s the perfect choice for families that love all the precious little moments and want to piece them together into a keepsake. Our Story Album is printed on archival fine art matte paper. This exceptional photographic paper has been designed to comply with the highest lifespan requirements.

Guest Books  $1,990

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Boxed Collection

Beautifully boxed for your coffee table or buffet, this collection features fifteen matted 8×12 prints. Our most versatile product, Boxed Collections give you a way to display your collection stylishly, swap them around and frame them as you wish!

Boxed Collections $1,990

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The Sunlit Experience

The finished product we deliver is the result of a carefully designed process. From advice on what to wear, to professional installation of your artwork.

We call it, “The Sunlit Experience”.

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Initial Consultation

During this 30-minute phone call or Zoom session, we’ll:

1. Explore what ideas you have already for your Engagement session
2. Discuss our exclusive locations options
3. Provide you with clothing suggestions based on the location chosen
4. Provide details of current Artwork range, including payment options

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Photography Session

Your Professional Photographer will guide you through the Shoot experience at your chosen location. We know the value of creating a fun, comfortable environment to achieve natural, happy expressions. So, we invest the time to get to know you, have fun with you, and provide posing suggestions as needed. Many couples feel nervous at first, but are laughing and having a great time within minutes!

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Design and Ordering Appointment

1-2 weeks after your shoot, you’ll be invited into our Studio to design your Personalised Artwork. Your memories will be presented in a beautiful slideshow while we make sure tissues are on hand. After celebrating your engagment, our Artwork expert will take you through all the different options to suit your home’s style and décor. We can also discuss your Wedding Photography at this time!

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Collection

Once your images have been professionally retouched by our in-house editing team, your artwork will be prepared and ready to collect within 2-4 weeks. Certain products even include professional installation, making the experience from start to finish as convenient and exciting as possible.

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Pricing

Our Sunlit Experience as detailed above includes:

Investment: $400

$400 Credit to use towards your Artwork order

Our 100% money-back guarantee. You can read more about our guarantee in the FAQ below.

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Our Wardrobe Guide

Not sure what clothing looks best in an engagement? Our free guide will give you plenty of inspiration and advice so you can start planning your look today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Over the past 10 years, we have scouted all over south-east Queensland to find amazing backdrops for our photography shoots. The result is a short list of locations that meet the following criteria:

  1. Natural (no freshly mowed grass, or street signs in the background, for example)
  2. An attractive angle to the sun (to avoid having to squint or have shadows on your face)
  3. Private (well, as private as can be!)

To keep our locations as private as possible, we try to keep our locations exclusive for our clients only. 

We can discuss what locations may suit you best during your initial consultation. 

A great question! Choice of clothing is actually very important when it comes to the overall look of your photographs. As such, we have put together a comprehensive list of clothing advice to help you decide what is best to wear – or to give you an excuse to go shopping!

Our Wardrobe Guide is available to download on this page, for free. Have a look!

Most of our couples actually decide to book us for their Wedding Phtoography first through our obligation-free Wedding Consultations. For those couples, our engagement sessions are included as part of their Wedding Collection (session only, no artwork credit). 

For those wanting to try us out, or only book an engagement session, if you do end up choosing us for Wedding Photography, you’ll actually receive that $400 back towards your Wedding! 

The earlier the better. Some couples even choose to take the opporutnity to propose – so both their propsal and engagement is captured together! 

One year out is ideal because:

1) This allows plenty of time for you to use the photographs for things such as your Save the Dates. It also allows room for artwork productions (Guest Books can take 6-8 weeks). 

2) You’ll have more time to pay off your artwork order before all the big Wedding expenses come up. 

3) You’re likely to get busier the closer you are to the wedding date. So knock it off early while you are still on a stress-free high from the proposal! 

Editing has two stages – Colour Correction and Retouching.

Colour Correction – this is performed on your photographs before your Appointment. By having the colours enhanced already, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on which expressions and moments you love the most for your Artwork.

Retouching and further enhancement – this stage is much more time and skill intensive. As such, we wait to see what photographs you choose for your Artwork, so we know which photographs to perform our premium skin retouching service on. This includes fixing things like double chins, bra straps, flyaway hairs, scars, tan lines, background distractions and any other requests you make to ensure we bring out the very best in you and your loved ones.

We take no shortcuts in the editing process and we know you are just going to love the results!

As a small, family owned and run business, we take great personal pride in our clients being 100% satisfied with their investment with Sunlit Studios.

Our commitment to our client’s satisfaction is evidenced by our reviews on Google and Facebook, which can be viewed here.

As such, if you are not 100% satisfied with the experience and photographs presented to you at your Design and Ordering Appointment, we will offer you, without hesitation, a full refund of the $400 Sunlit Experience fee.

Since our humble beginnings in 2010, we are still yet to receive a request for a refund.

Unfortunately, weather is something we can’t control. As our warm, colourful style of photography relies on at least a little bit of sunshine, we will always encourage you to reschedule your photography shoot to another, sunnier day.

As weather can change quickly and couples often have hair and makeup booked in, we usually make the final decision the morning of the shoot as to whether we reschedule or not.

Rescheduling comes at no cost.

We’ve approached proposals a couple ways.

The most popular way – We start with the premise that it’s a ‘couple shoot’ – which is no different in experience or price to an engagement. 

Usually one partner will contact us with their plan to propose. We will then devise a secret plan together and even come up with a code if you want a picture-perfect sunset backdrop at the very moment you propose!

Alternatively, we’ve also done proposals where the partner has been led to a beautiful destination, and upon arrival, they’ve been proposed to, all the while, we’ve been standing way back (or hiding in a bush!) documenting it. We then proceed to take some engagement shots after!

Our artwork options and pricing changes often, and that’s why we provide this information during a Phone or Zoom Consultation. Book a time to chat with our friendly team by clicking here.

 

You can also see our most common Artwork options and starting prices above.

You don’t need to – all artwork purchased includes a watermarked ‘Social Media’ digital photograph of your chosen artwork photographs for free!

We include the entire “Digital Collection” for free with all Artwork orders over $3,000. Most couples qualify to receive this simply by investing in any of our larger Masterpiece Wall Collections.

The entire Digital Collection includes:

  • All photographs presented at your Appointment (around 30)
  • The original copyright (allowing for unlimited reproduction for private use)
  • No logo watermark on the photographs
  • Professionally retouched by our in-house editing team on all photographs

The entire Digital Collection can also be purchased as a standalone product for $1,990.

Individual digital photographs can be purchased for $250 per photograph.

We offer fee-free payment plans for all Artwork orders over $3,000. Our standard payment plan terms are a 10%+ deposit, with $300/month debits from an Australian bank account. The best part of our payment plans is that you receive your Artwork right away! We just hold on to the Digital photographs until the conclusion of the payment plan.

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What Couples Say

“I have been a huge fan of Sunlit Studios Photography for many years and they did not disappoint! We had the most beautiful engagement and wedding photos taken - the overcast day didn't have an impact on the photos whatsoever - our wedding photos get so many compliments and our wedding album is amazing and such high quality. Cameron and the team are so professional and knowledgeable, and so easy and lovely to work with. I highly, highly recommend Sunlit Studios. ”

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Nicole and Andrew

"Sunlit studios were amazing from first consultation to handover day of our finished prints. Cameron and the team were amazing and made sure they captured every important moment during and after our ceremony. We wanted to make sure our photographer was top quality as the day goes so quickly and all that’s left is the photos, and we seriously couldn’t have chosen better. They had scoped out the area before the wedding and knew every spot to get the perfect photo using the sunlight to perfection. They were enjoyable and fun to have around which is super important as the photo taking process after the ceremony can be quite tiring and boring. The finished photos are stunning and worth every penny and the video is extremely well put together and edited. If anybody wants to see some firsthand proof of their work before you commit feel free to contact me, my wife and myself are that impressed we are more than happy to vouch for Sunlit. 10/10 would 100% recommend to people who are thinking about booking a cheap lower quality photographer, we are so thankful we have these beautiful photos as memories. "

James Hopkins
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"Sunlit Studios set themselves apart from other photographers by offering an ‘experience’, and from our engagement and wedding shoots with Sunlit I can tell you that the experience is exceptional. Their approach to each and every client is so personalised. They have a way of knowing what will best suit each individual situation to get the most incredible results out of the day and the artwork. They also have a very easy going and unobtrusive way of conducting their shoots, which made it so comfortable but also a lot of fun for my husband and I. On our wedding day there was no one else that we would have wanted there to preserve those memories and our artworks speak for themselves. "

Shanna Bell
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"Fantastic! By far the most professional and kindest photographers around. They turn your photos into the most magical creations. They make you feel comfortable and at ease and it's like they aren't even there. They give you direction when you need it but aim to photograph you in a natural looking state. All of my photos were amazing and they all looked natural and not forced. The whole experience was very enjoyable. All our photos were amazing during our engagement photo shoot and that's why we have also booked them for our wedding. For every photo opportunity we will now be calling Sunlit Studios to document the occasion because I know they will do a great job. If I could give them a million star rating I would. I can't rate them highly enough. "

Tiffany Wagner
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"I can never imagine Sunlit studios getting anything less than 5 stars. These guys are simply the best! After spending many weeks searching for the perfect photographer I know I had made the right choice. Sunlit studios photographs stood out well above the rest. They had a certain elegance and glow that I could not see in anyone else's work. The whole experience from start to finish and everything in between was perfect. The canvasses will hang proudly on our walls, the album will be a great focal point when guests are around or when we want to remember the details of our special day. I could go on & on about how great these guys are, but I think you get the point. If you’re thinking about using Sunlit Studios to make some treasured memories - do it! Thank you so much to the whole Sunlit Studios team."

Lauren Wylie
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"On behalf of Steve and myself we just wanted to say- Thankyou Cameron & Alana (and Chloe!) Thanks for traveling across the country, the midnight Skype chats and for giving 100% ...but most of all for giving us our moments exactly how they were. In every heartbeat, life was paused and it was so incredibly perfect..."

Megan Nelson
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