Before your wedding

I’ve looked through your website and I like what I see. What’s the next step?

I’d love to meet you to have a chat about your plans for the wedding day and to ensure that my photography style is a good match for you. When you get in touch with me I will organise a time to suit us both. I’ll also bring along some sample albums for you to have a look at.

How do we book you?

I need just two things to book your wedding date –

  1. booking fee to secure your date (which comes off your total)
  2. signed contract (specifying wedding date, location, etc – standard stuff)

I will discuss these with you when we meet to chat about your wedding.

We are only having a small wedding. Do we get a discount?

Small weddings are magic. I love them and I’d love to be able to offer a discount for smaller weddings, but unfortunately the amount of work required is the same.

What's your best price? No, really, your very, very best price?

To be fair, the pricing is the same for everyone. People who book well in advance tend to get a good deal (my suppliers raise their prices annually but if you’re already booked then you obviously pay the price agreed when booking). If you’ve got a fixed budget then I can sometimes work with you to stay within that, e.g. by reducing the amount of coverage on the day.

Can we choose a different package after we book?

Of course! Once you are booked in you can change your mind about what is included in your package at any stage. Usually people book me about 12-18 months in advance – I can’t decide what I want for lunch tomorrow never mind in a years time!

We are getting married in a few weeks/months, is it too late to book you?

It depends, Fridays and Saturdays tend to book out a year or so in advance – but do get in touch, hopefully I can still help.

Will some of our photographs be in black and white?

I take a mixture of colour and black and white photographs. I love timeless black and white photographs and they look great in the wedding album.

Can I see a complete wedding album?

I’d love you to! Drop me a line and I’ll organise a time where we can discuss your day and I’ll show you some samples of complete weddings.

Do you use a contract?

Yup. All wedding bookings require a booking fee and a signed contract. It’s a standard contract that ensures that both you and I understand the requirements on the day so there is mutual benefit to it.

Do you have insurance?

Definitely. I’m committed to ensure your wedding day goes completely smoothly so I’ve got every angle covered.

On your wedding day

What happens if you are sick on the wedding day?

I’ve got a network of photographers whose work is of a very high standard that I can lean on if this ever happens. I look after my health and so far, thankfully, I haven’t had to rely on them but I’m glad they’ve got my back if I ever need them.

Do you work with an assistant?

For the most part I work alone. I’ve found that people are usually more comfortable with fewer cameras and it allows me to blend in with the group and catch those off-the-cuff moments better. If you would like a second photographer to document your day then it is something that I can organise. It can be nice to have a second perspective, but obviously it does cost a little more.

Do you take formal group photographs?

Yes. For the most part my style is documentary, but I always set up a few photographs with the families of the bride and groom. As long as we’ve got everybody in one place then this usually takes 10-15 minutes. It’s a good idea to let your family know that this will be happening after the ceremony.

How do you light your images?

If at all possible, I will use natural light for the entire day. I never use flash during the ceremony. Instead, I am in “ninja mode” where I try to be as invisible and discreet as possible so that I can capture those touching natural moments as they happen. A bright flash of light isn’t going to do me any favours!

However, during the bridal party photography I sometimes use some artificial lighting to create some dramatic photographs in the evening if natural light just isn’t playing along and during winter weddings when it is dark earlier.

After your wedding

When will we get to see our photographs?

This depends on the workload at the time of your wedding – during the Spring/Autumn it tends to be quicker and Summer and Christmas weddings take a little longer. As a rough guide the photographs will typically be ready within 6-7 weeks of your wedding date, and often sooner than that. I know you will be excited to see them, so as soon as they are ready I will let you know.

How are the photographs for our wedding album chosen?

Once you’re photographs are ready, I will send you a link to your online gallery. You can simply click on the photographs you would like in your album there. Once you’ve got your final selection made the album is designed and once you approve the design it goes into production.

How long before we get our wedding album?

Once you have approved your album design, it typically takes about 7-8 weeks to handmake the album and have it ready for collection.

Still have a question?

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