If you have questions that I haven't answered here, or you simply want to have a chat please get in touch.
How do we book you?
I keep this quick and simple. Following your initial chat with me (I’ll also send you my brochure), to secure your wedding date you will need to pay a deposit of £200.00 by BACS or cheque. You will also need to return and sign a short contract that I will send to you via email, along with the invoice. Once these are received we’re all booked and ready to go!
What style of photography do you offer? Reportage/documentary or traditional?
My main aim is to provide you with a visual story of the day, and therefore my style is very much reportage/documentary. This means capturing real moments, details and candid photos in a mostly non-staged way. However, I appreciate that family and clients have a need for formal photos, so please read on below.
Do you take group, formal & posed photos?
As I mentioned above, I photograph weddings in a documentary style. It’s important for me to focus on working in this way so I can get those lovely, natural shots without interrupting you and your guests. I won’t relentlessly pose guests; instead I will photograph them as they chat and enjoy the day, occasionally asking for a photo where it will suit the shot.
However a short list of group photos do play an important part in your memories of the day and I organise this with you to make sure they are done swiftly in a relaxed way. I will ask you for a list before the wedding which I will coordinate on the day - I recommend 10-12 groups, which shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.
Additionally to this, I love to get photos of the bride and groom on their own in a quiet place. Again these portraits are relaxed and informal. We often go off for 20 minutes during the drinks reception, then a bit later during 'golden hour' to capture you in that lovely evening light.
How many photographs will you take/provide us with?
I will work all day (with a break over the meal to refuel!) taking as many images as I can and I do not limit this number. In terms of the final photos I give to you; it can vary depending 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 a minimum of 450 fully edited images for a full day's coverage (morning preparations through to three songs after the first dance).
Do you re-touch, enhance or edit the images?
Mostly for every hour I spend shooting a wedding, I spend an hour + in post production making sure every image is as perfect as it can be, editing them in my signature style. This includes balancing lighting, colour and contrast and I will re-touch any images where appropriate. I don’t airbrush images in a way that appears false, over-edited or making features or people appear dramatically different.
When do we receive our photos?
Normally all of your images will be delivered 4 to 6 weeks after your wedding day. I will confirm the arrival date the week after the wedding, when I send you a ‘first look’ selection of the big moments from the day.
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.
Do you do engagement shoots?
I certainly do! They are a great way to ease any nerves you have about being photographed. Always informal and relaxed, it gives you a chance to have some fun and get some stunning portraits of you both before the big day.
How far do you travel?
There’s no limit to where I will go! I travel all over the UK for weddings. If you’re more than 2 hours drive away, I will travel to the location the night before, that way I’m with you in good time.
How long have you been a photographer?
I started out as a photographer in 2011 whilst completing my 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!
What photography equipment do you use? Do you have backups?
I use two professional Canon digital cameras with a collection of lenses for different situations. I have a backup process for your photos post-wedding.
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 the men getting ready in the morning (I’ll be with the bride), 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.
Do you need a meal at the wedding?
I take a break for the duration of the meaI after the speeches are over (or I come back in time for these after dinner). No one likes being photographed with a mouthful! It is always a lovely gesture when clients want to seat me at a table or provide me with a meal, however I normally bring my own food or get some on site.
Are you insured?
Absolutely! As a professional photographer I am fully insured for both public and professional indemnity.