Got some questions?
Here are a few things you might want to know about how I work and the process of booking me
How I work
What's your style of photography?
I work in a relaxed documentary style, meaning that the majority of your photos will be unposed, candid moments, with me constantly photographing the REAL events unfolding.
I love to take creative couple portraits and work quickly so you can get back to the fun! We’ll take a walk and I’ll lightly pose you in the best light against different backdrops. I especially love taking couple portraits the hour before sunset – that magical ‘golden hour’.
I love warm, colourful images, and telling the story of your day through beautiful images, with a bit of a fine art influence. I edit my photos mostly in colour, with a few black and white copies where it suits the photo.
On the wedding day I give it all my energy, while making the photography experience super chill. I love to fit right into the day like a guest.
We will make time for a small selection of group photos with family/friends – more on this below!
Do you offer shorter or longer coverage?
I have two wedding photography packages which you can view on my Pricing page; Full Day and Hourly. There are Extras you can add on to either package too, including additional hours if you need more than 10 hours of coverage (I love capturing a good party!).
For Peak Weekend Wedding Dates
With there being a set amount of prime time weekends for a wedding photographer to work during the year, especially between April and September, I can only offer my Full Day package for such dates. Full Day coverage is up-to 10 consecutive hours of coverage; this may vary from 8 to 10 hours depending on the plans for the day (the price remains the same) and allows time for all parts of the day to be captured in my documentary style.
Perhaps you’re not sure on having photography in the morning. If so please see my ‘Do we need ‘getting ready’ photos? FAQ below for my thoughts.
Monday to Thursday Dates
With Monday to Thursday dates being less in demand, I can offer Hourly Coverage. Occasionally I can offer this package for super last-minute weekend bookings when I have space in my diary. Head over to the Pricing page to get the full low-down!
Do we need 'getting ready' photos?
I understand that having a camera around on your wedding morning may seem a little daunting, yet there are many lovely moments for me to capture within that time, even if I’m only with you for a short while.
I love arranging details for photos such as your outfit, shoes, sentimental keepsakes, the flowers, perhaps you have spare ‘save-the-dates’ and/or invitiations I can include to capture your theme too.
I’ll always avoid taking photos of faces until everyone is nearly ready/their make-up is on. Moments such as shared laughter between your friends, emotions running high, the buttons on your dress/outfit being done up, final touches of hair and make-up and perhaps everyone seeing you for the first time are all apart of the story! Reactions such as these really illustrate how the morning felt, so that when you view your whole wedding gallery, you’ll be able to relive the day which as everyone says, will go SO quickly!
Importantly, it’s a great way to get used to having a camera in the space, and for me to become familiar with your nearest & dearest. This really helps later on during times like walking down the aisle, when you’ll want to feel as relaxed as possible rather than distracted by seeing me and my camera for the first time.
I can typically start 2 to 3 hours before the ceremony to cover one partner. I can sometimes cover both partners depending on logistics and time (or you can book a Second Photographer, please see the FAQ section on this for more info) which we can discuss during the booking process. I’ll of course respect your wishes if you do not want me to capture the morning preparations, in which case coverage will begin 1 hour before the ceremony start time.
Do you take family and group photos?
As mentioned above, I won’t relentlessly pose guests; instead I will photograph them as they chat and enjoy the day. I am discreet yet super friendly; often people think I must be a friend of the couple!
That said, a small collection of posed, group photos with your family/friends do play an important part in your memories of the day. I will ask you for a list before the wedding which I will coordinate soon after the ceremony with the ‘group helpers’ (two of your mates that know who everyone is, they can gather them whilst I focus on the photos). As a guide, allow 5 minutes per photo in your drinks reception.
How many photos do we get?
I will work all day (with a break over the meal to refuel!) snapping both the big and small moments, details and everything in between. I don’t limit this so the photo count depends on the length of the day, the size of the wedding, the location or the weather. I personally select the best photos from those taken to create the final selection. You should expect approximately 400-600 fully edited JPEG images for a full day’s coverage (morning preparations through to the dance-floor).
Do you retouch photos?
Your photos will be edited in my siganture style that you see across my website and social media. I don’t airbrush images to remove or add things in, or in a way that appears false, over-edited or making features or people appear dramatically different.
What kit do you use?
I use two professional, full-frame Sony A7III Mirrorless cameras with a collection of prime and zoom lenses for different situations. I have lighting equipment should we need it, although I mostly work with natural light where possible. I use flashlights on the dance floor. I have a thorough backup process for your photos post-wedding.
What’s the process?
How far do you travel?
I travel all over the UK for weddings. If you’re a substantial drive away from me, I will travel to the location the night before, that way I’m with you in good time.
If you are getting married abroad, I’d love to hear from you!
Who owns the copyright of the images?
The copyright of the images always remains with the photographer, but I give clients the rights to reproduce the images in any way you wish. The only thing you cannot do with the images is use them for commercial re-sale.
How long have you been a photographer?
I started out as a photographer in 2011 whilst completing my BA Hons Photography degree. I started shooting weddings, events and portraits, and weddings struck a chord with me so that’s what I specialise in and have been photographing ever since!
Do you work with a second photographer?
I mostly shoot weddings on my own as this best suits the way I work and my style of photography.
However there are times where an extra pair of hands are needed; if you’d like photos of both of you getting ready in the morning, or the venue and size of your wedding requires extra coverage. Every wedding is different and unique, so the need for this can be discussed before the wedding.
Are you insured?
Absolutely! As a professional photographer I am fully insured for both public and professional indemnity.
How do we book?
Once you’ve let me know you’d like to book, I’ll set up an online client portal for you where you’ll need to:
Fill out the Booking Form
Pay a 20% Booking Fee invoice via BACS.
Sign your Contract online
Is your last question “are you free on our date?”
If so, drop me a line and we’ll chat!
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