Jen & Andy

ABOUT US

roam ahead media / WEDDINGS

Roam Ahead Media is a small creative content business located in Newcastle NSW, owned by myself, Jen (I'll be your photographer & or videographer) & second shooter / partner in crime - Andy (filmmaker, drone op, Super8 wizard, dog lover & my fiancé). We have been proudly shooting since 2014, where we not only serve Australia, but worldwide as well.

In the days we're not shooting weddings, we're covering live sets or creating music videos for several artists such as Client Liaison, Thundamentals, CXLOE, Trophy Eyes, Hands Like Houses & so on. If not that, then it is working with small - large businesses or digitising old media like photo negatives, handycam video tapes or super8 film from those cameras back in 1960's.

We love camping, road-trips, checking out waterfalls or just taking on the short & dangerous journey to get some shnitty! - Get in ma belly!

Nature and the outdoors is something that truly fuels our passion and love in life. That and of course, our little fur-baby, Shandy. (Here's some unsolicited Shandy spam pics below!)

Roam Ahead Media is a small creative content business located in Newcastle NSW, owned by myself, Jen (I'll be your photographer & or videographer) & second shooter / partner in crime - Andy (filmmaker, drone op, Super8 wizard, dog lover & my fiancé).

We have been proudly shooting since 2014, where we not only serve Australia, but worldwide as well.

In the days we're not shooting weddings, we're covering live sets or creating music videos for several artists such as Client Liaison, Thundamentals, CXLOE, Trophy Eyes, Hands Like Houses & so on. If not that, then it is working with small - large businesses or digitising old media like photo negatives, handycam video tapes or super8 film from those cameras back in 1960's.

We love camping, road-trips, checking out waterfalls or just taking on the short & dangerous journey to get some shnitty! - Get in ma belly!

Nature and the outdoors is something that truly fuels our passion and love in life. That and of course, our little fur-baby, Shandy. (Here's some unsolicited Shandy spam pics below!)

We will be celebrating you & with you, whether that be letting loose on the D floor with nanna & yourself or having a bit of a cry during the ceremony or speeches. Let's just say that we actually care about you two & we focus on the experience we can provide you, not the generic services that anyone could give. After-all, it's your wedding day, so why shouldn't it be that extra bit special & different?

We acknowledge that your wedding videos & or photos will be your first family heirloom. It's important to us that we provide you the absolute best of the best, so that you can forever cherish & pass them down in your family proudly. This is why we only take on 20 weddings a year - to provide our couples the best experience possible & be fully & completely present for you! 

This means our available spots go quickly as we work in a first come, first serve basis. All we require is a $1500 deposit + signed contract - we can help you with the rest! 

So please don't miss out - secure your date with us today.

the adventure starts now!

We're not your average filmmakers & photographers

our love story

This is part of my love story - where i proposed to andy

I can’t put into words how incredible Jen and Andy are from Roam Ahead Weddings. They went over and beyond for us. Being in the wedding industry ourselves we had high expectations for the photography and videography for our wedding. To say they blew us away would be an understatement.

Since receiving our wedding video, we have watched it 5-10 times a day. Crying and reliving the incredible moments that go so fast. Every detail that they captured is out of this WORLD.

It really hits the heart and are memories that we can forever look back on. 
We are forever grateful that they were part of our day and anyone who books them would not be disappointed. So kind, accomodating and so bloody TALENTED. 

Although we can’t go back to our day, the photos and video allow us to feel like we can. Not to mention we received a sneak peak, fully edited and creative video 24hours after our day!!! So much dedication and perfection. 

Thank you for creating such incredible memories for us!

To say they blew us away would be an understatement.

We cannot thank Jen & Andy from Roam Ahead Weddings enough for their incredible Videography services. They are true MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT! We were blown away by what they captured of our wedding day and how amazing the quality is. Not only is Jen the most beautiful, kind, supportive human but she 1000% cares about making your day super special. She went above and beyond. Amazing communication and delivered an exceptional product that brought us to tears of happiness. Thank you for everything guys, we could not recommend you highly enough. You will not regret booking with Roam Ahead!!!!!! X

1000% cares about making your day super special

After having a stressful time trying to find a photo/video team we stumbled across Roam Ahead. They made the whole process a breeze from booking to the actual day and their communication was A++. On the day they made us all feel very relaxed and the quality of the photos and video that we received are next level amazing. All of the special shots that we wanted were achieved as well as some fantastic candid shots also. You absolutely won’t be disappointed booking this magic dream team and would for all future events.

Communication was A++

Thank you so so much to you and Andrew, you guys have done such an amazing job. So many people commented on how great you guys were. 🥰 So happy and lucky to have you guys there. You made it so fun 🤩

I LOVE IT! 😍 I can’t thank you guys enough for how you have captured our day

YOU MADE IT SO FUN

It was such a pleasure to have Jen and Andrew as our wedding photographer/ videographer.

Jen is wonderful with fast and thorough communication, as well as amazing with the camera!

I cannot recommend Roamahead weddings enough, everyone of my guests have also raved highly about how lovely they both are
(as well as the important things; STUNNING SHOTS!)

Guests raved highly about how lovely they both are

Jen from Roam Ahead is super easy to deal with and her photos are amazing! We ended up getting video footage as well and so thankful we did, being able to relive the day has been super fun.

We aren't really comfortable being in front of a camera but Jen and Andy made the whole experience relaxing and enjoyable, and the shots they captured are truly works of art!!

Thank you so much both of you for being apart of our special day. We appreciate all the hard work and time you put in to our photos and videos.

Made the whole experience relaxing and enjoyable

We watched the full video over the weekend and absolutely loved it! There's so many little bits we missed on the day that we could watch again on the video

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!

Additional Photographer or Videographer: $1500

Super 8  Film - $800

Pre-wedding / Engagement shoot - $250-700

15 Minute Cinematic Short Film - $570

VIP turnaround of 2-4 weeks instead of 6-8 - $1000

Photo Slide show: 2-5minutes - $270

Wedding Album - $1500

Add Ons

Let's do this! »

$4200

6HRS COVERAGE

2 x Videographers
Drone - if weather permits
5-10 Minute Cinematic Short Film
 1 Minute sneak peek video within 78hrs of shooting
Super 8 Film (footage incorporated into short film)

PACKAGE #3

$5300

8 HRS COVERAGE

2 x Videographers
Drone - if weather permits
2-5 Minute Cinematic Short Film
Full Ceremony & Reception Edit
30 second sneak peek video within 78hrs of shooting

OR

2 x Photographers
Edited HI-RES photos on an elegant online gallery
5x Sneak Peek images within 78hrs of shooting

PACKAGE #2

Choose your adventure

MOST POPULAR

$6350

9 HRS COVERAGE

2 x Videographers
Drone - if weather permits
5-10 Minute Cinematic Short Film
Full Ceremony & Reception Edit
 1 Minute sneak peek video within 78hrs of shooting
Super 8 Film (footage in film + a Super8 only 2-5 min film)
Pre - wedding / engagement Shoot
Specialised Flash Drive

OR

2 x Photographers
Edited HI-RES photos on an elegant online gallery
10x Sneak Peek images within 78hrs of shooting
Super 8 Film: 2-5min video 
35mm Photos (inclu developing, digitising, editing)
Specialised Flash Drive

PACKAGE #1

Want both Videography & Photography? - $6800 combined

Want both Videography & Photography? - $5600 combined

Want both Videography & Photography? - $7850 combined

PAYMENT PLANS: $1500 Deposit TO books us in!

HIGHLIGHT ONLY PACKAGE

email through an enquiry with your details, and we will see if we're available and if so, we will schedule in a chat over the phone, zoom or in person - whichever suits you.

GET IN TOUCH

step one

through a $1500 deposit paid & signed contract - You're officially booked in & your date is secured! *happy dance*


BOOKED IN

step two

You sit back, whilst we scout locations, assist & guide you through recommendations, answer any questions that you may have & we will be in touch throughout your wedding planning.

PLAN

step three

we arrive early & get right into it!
We will be watching out for every special moment so that you can simply enjoy the day!

THE BIG DAY!

step four

I send through some pics (if you had photography) or some stills out of the video (if you only had video) within 78hrs of shooting.

SNEAKY PEeKY

step five

I send you your vids online via wetransfer & / or pics through our elegant online gallery where you can easily view, share and download from.

DELIVERY

step six

How It Works

How It Works

You sit back, whilst we scout locations, assist & guide you through recommendations, answer any questions that you may have & we will be in touch throughout your wedding planning.

PLAN

step three

through a $1500 deposit paid & signed contract - You're officially booked in & your date is secured! *happy dance* 

BOOKED IN

step two

email through an enquiry with your details, and we will see if we're available and if so, we will schedule in a chat over the phone, zoom or in person - whichever suits you.

GET IN TOUCH

step one

I send you your vids online via wetransfer & / or pics through our elegant online gallery where you can easily view, share and download from.

DELIVERY

step six

I send through some pics (if you had photography) or some stills out of the video (if you only had video) within 78hrs of shooting.

SNEAKY PEEKY

step five

we arrive early & get right into it!
We will be watching out for every special moment so that you can simply enjoy the day!

The Big Day!

step four

How It Works

How It Works

Don't Miss out!

we only shoot 20 weddings per year and our availability is going fast for the remaining of 2024. secure your date with a $1,500 deposit + signed contract.

We work by a First come, first serve basis.

SECURE YOUR DATE HERE

WELCOME TO THE FAM!

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I will make sure to get back to you within 24hrs.

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I’ve built a range of packages that vary between $7850 - $4200, where most couples are spending $6800 for the combination of both videography + photography.

We can also tailor a package to suit you, as well as the option to pay via a payment plan.

What about pricing?

Super8 film is a way of recording video back in the 60s era! Despite the age of this media type, it's having a HUGE come back where filters to fake this look is massively trending all over social media. Why fake the super 8 look when we can actually film on it? Trust me, its different but a whole lot better than those filters faking it. If you wish to give super 8 a go - I guarantee you won't be disappointed! In fact, you will be so glad you gave it the chance and everyone is going to LOVEEEE it!

What makes this media type so special other than the look? Not many people can master this craft & it is quite expensive to buy this film, develop it and digitise it.
Buying one film reel + processing alone is about $100. The cameras themselves are hard to come by and range from $1k-$5K for working quality film cameras. Digitising can easily add up too.
In regards to your wedding - we cover those costs!

Your film reels will actually last for a very long time. Far longer than flash drives, dvds, vhs tapes, handycam tapes and probably even us and our life -time.

With this service, you will receive this footage incorporated into your highlight film + the added bonus of another edit specifically just of Super 8 footage + you get to keep the film reel/s too! Perfect for handing down as your family heirloom for your future generations.

One film reel (cartridge) records around 3 minutes, so we can use as many film reels as we can if you're keen? One massive positive with this also, is that we digitise and scan the film all in-house with our 4K (resolution) scanner. This is something we’re quite proud about and absolutely love (this is also our other business - digitising and archiving of historic and family films).

Check out some of our highlight reels that have Super8 incorporated in them:
+ SURFARIS - Crescent Head Wedding
+ Talm Beach - Port Stephens Wedding
+ Wairau Valley - New Zealand Wedding

What is Super 8 or 8mm Film?

FAQs

It's a great chance to get to know each other, feel more comfortable in front of the camera, and it also gives you an idea into what its like to work with us before your wedding.

Most couples even use these photos for their wedding invitations or save the dates.
check out our packages here

Why should I consider a Pre-wedding / engagement shoot?

We're based in Newcastle, but shoot all throughout Australia and even overseas! Most commonly, Newcastle Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Port Stephens.

Where are you located and how far do you travel?

We're based in Newcastle, but shoot all throughout Australia and even overseas! Most commonly, Newcastle Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and port stephens.

Where are you located and how far do you travel?

The final deliverables will be generally be 6-8 weeks after the wedding date. Depending on the time of year, this could be a bit less. 
We deliver our photos via an elegant online gallery in which you can view, share and download your web-sized and HI-RES images. 
Videos are delivered via Wetransfer - similar to dropbox / google drive, where you receive and download files from via a link. You can download straight to your phone, iPad or to a computer device.

Deliverables & Turnaround:

It's a great chance to get to know each other, feel more comfortable in front of the camera, and it also gives you an idea into what its like to work with us before your wedding.

Most couples even use these photos for their wedding invitations or save the dates.
check out our packages here

Why should I consider a Pre-wedding / engagement shoot?

FAQs

The perfect way to reminisce without distractions of notifications, messages and all that fun stuff. You'll be drawn in by the elegance and quality of these albums, as they will outlast us all! 
Albums are a lovely physical memento to keep on the coffee table, to give your parents, or grandparents to cherish and flick through.

Why should I get a wedding album?

I’ve built a range of packages to choose from, where pricing starts at $3,300 through to $7,850 (for AUS weddings). New Zealand and other overseas weddings will be subject to change pricing depending on when and where. Please enquire for these kind of specific details. We offer payment plans & options to custom build your own package! Pricing varies depending on the service you desire: eg: video or photo or both.

We heavily photograph & film weddings around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley & Port Stephens. But we also serve outside of these areas, all around Australia & even internationally. Prices will vary over time to align with travel needed & so on. Feel free to get in touch & ask some questions.

What about pricing?

Having an additional photographer or videographer is never a bad idea. It's only when theres about 4 shooters, that it then becomes too much of a production over anything else. This really deters from keeping it candid and non-obtrusive. 
We generally shoot with just the two of us. Keeping in mind that Andy is your main videographer and I will be the photographer and or videographer. When I'm your photographer, I will begetting some bits and pieces of video as well. So you're essentially getting 2 videographers for the price of one. 
Though if you are having over 80 guests and booking us in for 8+ hours coverage for both video and photos, an additional photographer is recommended. As this will allow us to have a variety of perspectives and also have the ability to be in more than one place at one given time. 

Do I need an additional photographer or videographer?

Heck Yeah, we do!
We are wedding photographers and videographers that cover standard sized weddings, micro weddings, elopements & vow renewals.
Get in touch so we can tailor a package to suit you.

Do you do Elopements, micro weddings or vow renewals?