How would you describe your photography style?
I aim to created fun, relaxed and unique images, with lots of candid moments. I definitely don’t offer traditional, very posed photography (With people looking at the camera in every shot), nor is the way I work fashion or dramatic in style. I can also cover group photographs to suit your requirements.
With the group photographs I try to make these as relaxed as possible, to capture genuine smiles and peoples’ personalities. I also enjoy setting up some fun wedding party shots, if that’s what you want. We discuss which group photographs you’d like in advance, so that I capture what’s important to you. I advise keeping these to a minimum so that you can spend the majority of the day spending time with, and having fun with your guests.
With the couples photographs, we have a walk around your venue on the day, with gentle direction from me to capture fun and natural photographs where your personalities shine through.
I also like to show lots of colour in my photographs and love to find normal things in the environment and make them part of the images- if that makes sense!
How long do you stay on our wedding day?
The full day coverage I offer covers up to 8-10 hours of photography. This time needs to be continuous and includes any breaks in the day such as the wedding meal. Typically, I arrive approximately two hours before your ceremony, spend 1-1.5 hours with the bride first, and aim to be at the church or ceremony room 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony. I usually stay to cover the first dance, and a couple more songs, or the start of the evening do if you’re not having a first dance.
Are you able to photograph the groom preparations as well, or what happens when there’s two brides or two grooms?
If you’d like the preparation photographs of more than one of you, this can work out if you are getting ready at the same place or very close by. For two bride weddings I’ve just arrived earlier and moved between rooms. Alternatively if you need simultaneous coverage of two people, I recommend booking my second photographer option, this should be booked in well in advance with me and typically costs £150-£200.
Are you comfortable photographing same-sex weddings?
Absolutely. I don’t think I need to say any more on this!
What about an elopement or very small wedding?
I’ve photographed a few very small weddings- a couple with just witnesses. I loved it and would be very happy to photograph more elopements and small weddings. If they are midweek out of peak season I may be able to offer a smaller package to suit your requirements.
We’ve found another photographer who can offer us a cheaper package, can you match it?
Sorry but no, I am not able to price-match. I feel I offer excellent value for money with the service and quality of photographs I provide. I only take on a limited number of weddings per month & year to ensure a high quality service, fair turn around times on images and good communication. Providing discounts wouldn’t be fair on my other clients, so it’s not something I offer.
We’re having a mid-week wedding, could you provide a discount?
For the reasons listed above, I am not able to provide discounts – it’s the same work no matter what day of the week. HOWEVER if you’re having a small mid-week wedding, out of peak season, and genuinely require less hours, please do drop me a line as in these circumstances I am sometimes able to offer a half day package.
Do we need to provide a meal for you on our wedding day?
I usually don’t require you to provide a meal for me (and can bring my own packed lunch), however if you want to, that is lovely, thank you. I kindly request that I am seated away from your guests so that I am able to check through my kit and plan etc and be ready for when I need to start shooting again. It probably makes sense for me to let you know that I’m a vegetarian and I’m one of those weird ones that cannot eat mushrooms… sorry about that!
Do you offer wedding albums? Do we have to book them in prior to the wedding?
Yes, I offer a range of beautiful, UK made wedding albums, including square shaped, and fine art books. You don’t have to book them in prior to the wedding, but if you do, you save some money and also ‘lock-in’ the current prices. We’d then usually meet up after your wedding for you to choose exactly which album you’d like.
Do you have insurance and back up equipment?
Yes! Absolutely. I have public liability, professional indemnity and equipment insurance.
I currently carry 3 full frame, professional standard cameras to weddings, plus several lenses, back up memory cards, flashguns, batteries etc.
What if you are ill on our wedding day or have another emergency which means you can’t attend?
Thankfully, this hasn’t happened to me in seven years of photographing weddings, however…. I’m very proud to be part of a great group of full-time wedding photographers who I can call on to help in an emergency. I would always aim to get your wedding covered by a wedding photographer I trust. Additionally, as we do a full plan before your day, this is already typed up and ready to send to anyone who may need to step in, they would already have your timings and requests to hand.
Sounds cool, so how do we book you?
Send me a message via my contact page to check your date and have a chat about your wedding. If you’re happy to go ahead, let me know and I will send you an electronic booking form to fill in, which includes a contract outlining what you can expect. There is a 30% booking fee due as well, to secure the date, with the other 70% balance due four weeks before your wedding date. Please note your wedding booking is not secure with me prior to the form & fee being received.
After that we would stay in touch (if you need any recommendations for other wedding suppliers i’d be happy to help) Then we’d look to arrange your pre-wedding shoot and meeting to go over your wedding plans over a cuppa