Valo is made up of Laura and Rohan, an Auckland based couple. Laura is our photographer and Rohan our videographer. More about us here.
We handle all bookings on a first come, first served basis. We collect a 20% deposit to secure the booking, so we can't pencil in a date.
The final balance is due 2 weeks prior to the wedding day.
Definitely! It’s important we get to know each other a bit before your wedding. We can organise a coffee catch-up if you're in Auckland but are also more than happy to have a chat over the phone or organise a video call.
Yes! We're happy to travel just about anywhere in New Zealand & the world. We do charge a travel fee to cover expenses but we keep this to a minimum.
Yes, we do! We love travelling to different countries and experiencing different cultures so please don't hesitate to get in touch and we can customise a package for you.
The amount of photos depends on the package you've chosen. There's no cap on the amount of photos you'll receive, we'll be sure to include all the good ones!
Good things take time. We put great care into how we edit our photos and during the busy summer months the photos may take up to 12 weeks. However, we try our best to deliver the photos within a shorter time frame. Within a week after your big day, we'll give you a little sneak preview that includes around 20-30 web resolution images that you can share with family and friends or on social media.
Your photos will be hosted on an online gallery from where you can download them in high resolution for yourself. You are free to print these photos as many times as you like.
We prefer keeping things simple and discreet, and one photographer/videographer is usually ideal for a wedding. However, depending on the schedule and coverage required we can add a second shooter for an additional cost.
We will take care of documenting all the important parts and details of your day. If you have any specific ideas, we're always happy to hear these and see how we can accommodate for them. The only actual shot list we may need is for the group photos. However, it'd be great if you can organise a family member to gather people together for each shot, so that we can get these done efficiently. We recommend allocating 3-5 minutes for each group photo as this will allow us enough time to gather the people and pose them for the photos.
We do! We offer beautiful custom made high quality albums and a variety of print options. Let us know if you are interested and we can give you more information.
Our wedding highlights films are meant to be engaging, powerful, fun and emotional. On top of this, we emphasise heavily on the cinematic element. On the day, our filming style is very discreet, we don't pose or have a script for the day. We have a very minimalistic approach and don't bring masses of equipment. We don't like to draw attention to ourselves and our minimalistic approach means that guests almost never realise that there is a wedding videographer present. This helps us capture the natural moments. Our edits always include narrative audio from the day, which helps us craft personalised and unique wedding films.
We will provide you with a link to an online showcase page with your wedding video on it. This will make it very easy to share your film with friends and family. You will also receive full HD digital files to download.
No problem! We always have a backup plan or two if it does rain. However, we recommend you have a nice-looking umbrella or two handy and embrace the open skies – rain makes for beautiful shots!
After a long day shooting, we get pretty hungry so this would be very much appreciated. We don't need anything fancy though and are happy to find a quiet corner to have a quick bite before jumping back into it.