1. What is your photography style?
I use a documentary style approach in my photography. This means that I capture natural photographs that tell a story. Documentary photography is about capturing the day as it happens. I like to get to know people before I photograph them. This helps them to become more comfortable around me and the camera; the more comfortable people are the more natural the photograph is.
2. Can I alter the packages to suit me?
Yes! While most couples find that the packages I offer cover everything, they don’t always suit everyone. If there’s anything in these packages you’d like to alter, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can discuss your ideas.
3. Can we request photographs?
Definitely. In fact, I encourage it! Before your wedding I’ll send you a list of photographs that I usually capture on a standard day. If there’s something extra that you’d like on the day, tell me. It’s your day and your photography; I’m there to work around you.
4. Do we meet before the wedding?
I always meet my couples before the wedding. I think it’s really important to meet face to face so that we can get to know each other before your wedding day. I’ll be with you all day, so it’s essential that we all get on with each other.
5. What is a pre wedding shoot?
A pre wedding shoot is a chance for all three of us to have some time photographing together before your wedding day. The shoot can be as formal or informal as you like, it’s completely up to you how you want to spend the time.
6. Have you been to my venue before?
I’ve been photographing weddings for a few years now and while there’s a good chance I have been to your venue before, there are some places I’ve not had the opportunity to photograph at yet. I always make sure I visit every new venue at least once before the wedding.
7. Do you require a meal?
No, like most people, I take a packed lunch to work. I think it’s really cheeky to expect to be fed while I’m at work! There have been a handful of occasions where a guest hasn’t managed to make the day. While I’ll never say ‘no’ if there’s a spare meal, I’m more than happy with my packed lunch too.
8. How many photographs do you take?
Hundreds! Documentary photography means that I capture your day as it happens. Because every wedding is unique, the amount of photographs I take varies for each couple. For a full day wedding you can expect roughly between 300-400 photographs, with 100-200 for half day weddings. I carefully edit every photograph before uploading them to your private online gallery.
9. Will you stay after the first dance?
Yes! It’s usually just after the first dance that guests start flooding onto the dancefloor. It makes for some great evening photographs and I get to see some fantastic dance-moves.
10. What happens if your camera breaks?
I have a backup of everything. At every wedding I use two cameras. They both have two memory card slots, so your photographs are backed up as they’re taken. I change the memory cards half way through the day to be extra safe. All my equipment is of a professional standard, insured, and checked regularly. I don’t leave anything to chance.
11. What happens if you’re ill on the day?
I would have to be on my deathbed to not attend a wedding. If this did happen, I have other photographers I can call on to step in. I’ve never needed to use them, but they are there just in case. This is all outlined in the wedding contract so you know every base is covered.
12. How is my album designed?
Designing your album is something we do together. You choose the photographs you’d like to appear in your album. We then finalise your selection along with any special instructions. I’ll create a sample design before getting in touch to arrange a viewing. At the viewing we can fine tune your album, choose a cover option and paper type before sending it to print.
13. When will I receive my album?
I aim to have a sample design and arrange a meeting within two weeks of receiving your image choices. When the album has been ordered it takes around four weeks to be created.
14. How far in advance do I need to book?
This is a tricky one to answer because there’s no right or wrong. I can only cover one wedding a day, and I limit myself to 20 weddings a year so that I can give every couple the attention and quality they deserve. Because of this I advise getting in touch as soon as you’ve decided on a date!
15. How do I secure my date?
Securing your date is really simple. I require a £200 deposit, along with a signed contract.
16. Do I have to pay travel expenses?
Travel anywhere within a 25 mile radius of S71 is included in the package price. If your wedding falls outside that area there will be a small travel charge.
17. Can I keep all of my images?
Yes. You’ll receive digital copies of every image in your online gallery. All the photographs are fully edited, and can be reprinted to a 5x7 size.