Are you Insured?
Yes. I am fully covered for public liability and professional indemnity, as well as having all my equipment insured. These documents can be provided if needed.
How would you define your style?
Documentary. Although there are many words to define this particular style of photography, I like to take un-posed, real, relaxed photographs of people; it’s all about capturing the real moments of joy and feeling, not setting up group shots or saying 'cheese'! To get an idea of what I do you can see my documentary wedding portfolio here.
What happens if you are ill?
I keep myself in good shape and I’m rarely ill, but if I am completely incapacitated I will contact another photographer to come and shoot your wedding, I have good friends who are wedding photographers and I can call on them to cover for me. I will endeavour to never leave you without someone to photograph your wedding.
Do you have backup cameras?
Yes I have backups. I wouldn’t work without them having only one camera is far too risky on a day that cannot be repeated! All my gear is backed up, I have many cameras and lenses so if one develops a fault I can grab another and keep going, as well as shooting on several memory cards during the day.
Can we have posed photos?
While my style lends itself to the un-staged natural photos I appreciate there is a need for some more formal posed photography, if you do require a few formal photos I’m happy to take the time to do these well without taking up too much of your wedding day.
How far will you travel?
As far as you need me. All travel is included in the UK
How many photos will we get?
I aim to provide my clients with 300 images from a full day of shooting, but the number will be dependant on your wedding, I endeavour to make a collection that is full enough to tell the story of the day but does not burden you with thousands of photos to go through.
What happens before our wedding?
About a month before the wedding I will send you a questionnaire, after this we can have a face to face or Skype meeting at your wedding venue if possible. From here I can start to build up a picture of your day and a timeline of whats happening when, then a few days before the wedding I'll ring up just to confirm my arrival time. If at any point you have any questions then do get in touch.
What happens after our wedding?
After your wedding is when the sorting, storing, editing and backing up your photos begins. I start with a backup of all the memory cards used that day onto my main computer, then again onto an external drive, I also keep the photos on the memory cards till I’m done editing that way you have 3 backups of your photos at all times. Then I’ll start sorting and editing your photos, once I’m happy with the selection I'll back these up again and then they go onto an online gallery to be stored offsite. This seems a bit overkill I know, but computers break, hard drives fail and disasters can happen, I like to minimise the risk as much as possible
After this I'll send you a link with an online gallery of your images as well as your presentation box, this usually takes 3-4 weeks to get your photos, from here we will work on the album [if you would like one] and then once that is printed I'll get it delivered!
How do we book?
You can contact me here, please include the date of your wedding if you have it, from here I can send you a small questionnaire to get the ball rolling. A signed contract and £250 booking fee secures your date. After this you'll hear from me one month before the wedding to go over the final details and meet up at the venue if we can.