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 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 more than 1 hour drive away, 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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