When should we book you?
I always advise booking soon after you've finalised your venue. I have wedding dates secured two years in advance so it’s never too early!
If I’m the right photographer for you, send me a message and I'll let you know the next steps to take. A signed contract and a £500 deposit are required to secure your date. The remaining balance will be due no later than one month prior to your wedding date.
Will we need to meet before the wedding?
When you have the majority of your day planned, we will catch up to go through your schedule and make sure the day runs smoothly. Catching up beforehand is great to get to know each other too.
Do you use a second photographer?
I work alone for the majority of my weddings. Though for larger events or occasions where I simply cannot be in two places at once, an additional photographer might a good idea. Please let me know if you're considering this so that I can make arrangements for a second shooter I think suitable.
Do you need to attend our rehearsal?
I don’t think it’s necessary for me to attend a rehearsal unless I haven’t been to the venue in the past. I will always find out if a venue has any particular rules or regulations for photographers before the day.
Can we provide you with a shot list?
I don't mind shooting a few photographs on request but checking off images from a list is not my style of work. Every wedding is different and other than providing a list for group portraits, I would prefer to create unique memories for you.
Why are the couple portraits important and where should we have them?
The couple portraits are some of my favourite photographs of the day. It’s your first moment alone together as a married couple. I know you wouldn't like to leave your guests for too long, but I can assure you the results will be worth it for just a short time away. At our meeting, we will discuss where the best location will be, depending on your venue and personal preferences.
Can our wedding guests take photographs with their cameras/phones?
Of course! My only request is that guests try to keep cameras away whilst they are apart of the moment. If guests stand in the aisle with mobile phones, it doesn't look great in your professional photographs.
What happens if it’s raining on our wedding day?
We will always be prepared for the unexpected and if the forecast isn't looking the best, I will make sure there's a backup plan. The group and couple portraits are something I love to do outdoors with the natural light. If the weather clears up at any point, it's always worth the rush outdoors to get a few shots. Otherwise, we will have to use a suitable indoor location as an alternative.
Do we need to provide you with food at the reception?
For a full day wedding, I would be very grateful if you were able to provide a meal whilst you and your guests are sat down. It’s a good time for me to rest for a little while and check through my equipment.
Do you offer discount for weekday or off-season weddings?
For smaller weddings, I offer a by the hour price list, which is sent on request. This is available for weddings on a weekday throughout the year. (Excluding major holidays)
When will we see the photographs?
I send previews a week or two later so that you have something to share with family and friends. Your full gallery of photographs will be ready 6 weeks following your wedding day.
How many photographs should we expect?
For a full wedding day, you can expect 400+ photographs. This will vary depending on the schedule of your day and if there is a second photographer.
Can we see the raw, unedited files?
The raw, unedited files are not available for viewing or purchase. The images selected for editing and final delivery reflect my high standards and any rejected duplicates or outtakes are no longer archived.
Do we get copyright of the photographs?
Copyright simply means that I am the creator of the images and that I ‘own’ them. You still have the complete ability to print and share your images as much as you like.
Can we edit the photographs once we receive the gallery?
The final edit reflects my brand and style. Any further editing to photographs after delivery is not permitted.
How do we order prints?
Once you receive your USB, I will also send you the link to your online gallery. This is a great way to share your day with friends and family. Your gallery will also be a secure shopping cart, which allows you to order prints and other extras. It should be as simple as ordering anything online, but if you need any help just let me know.
How do we order a wedding album?
To order an album of your wedding day, you will select your favourite 100 photographs from the online gallery and send these straight to me. Once you have done this I will go ahead and design your album, sending you a proof for approval before putting in the order. For example of albums, please get in touch.
What if I lose my photographs?
When you receive your USB, I advise backing up the photographs straight away. If you misplace the USB, you will still have the online gallery where you can download the high-resolution images. Please be aware that I only keep the files archived for 12 months following the wedding date.
Are you insured?
Yes. I am fully insured with professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
If I need to cancel my wedding, is the deposit refundable?
The deposit is non-refundable. This guarantees that I’ll hold the date exclusively for you once you’ve signed the contract and turn down any other enquiries. Certain circumstances will be considered.
What if you’re ill or have to cancel for any reason?
I would never call in sick without a serious reason for it. If this were to happen, I would do all I can to organise a backup that I think suitable to cover the day.
What should we wear?
Whatever you decide to wear, make sure you plan for the weather. If it's too chilly then we're not going to have much fun! Try to avoid branded clothing and heavy patterns as well bright colours, especially red. These all distract the eye. If you stick to smart, neutral clothes then we can't go wrong!
What if the weathers bad?
As an on location photographer, I'm used to the ever-changing weather. If the weather isn't on our side we can reschedule for the next available date.
What if the kids don’t cooperate?
There's always a wobble or two and that's fine. Most of the time, that's what makes the photographs even better! I spend most of the time getting to know the little ones and simply playing. My goal is to capture every personality, including all the fake tears and small moments.
When will we see the photographs?
Your full gallery of photographs will be ready 4 weeks following your shoot date, or sooner in less busy periods.
How many photographs should we expect?
For a one hour photo shoot you can expect 60+ photographs.
How do we order prints or an album?
Your online gallery will also be a secure shopping cart where you can order prints and other extras. You can also select your favourite images to create an album too. Full instructions will be sent once you receive your gallery.
How do we book a photo shoot?
If you like my style of photography and would like to book a photo shoot, give me a message and let me know what dates are best for you. A booking form will need to be completed along with a signed contract and the shoot fee.