Here are a few common questions that I get asked. If you have anything you would like to ask me then please get in touch.
How do we book you?
Simply contact me by the contact page to see If I am available for your date. I will send you an online booking form, this needs to be completed together with a retainer of £500.00. Once I have received these two things the date is secured.
Do we need to meet you beforehand?
Much of my work is available to view online, so a Zoom call or FaceTime call is a great way for us to have a chat about your wedding and for you to decide if my documentary style is right for your wedding.
How far will you travel?
My prices are all inclusive of travel costs anywhere within England. However I will travel anywhere within the UK and Europe for Destination Weddings, please inquire for more info.
How many images will I receive?
This is a difficult one to answer as every wedding is different and the number of images taken can depend on the weather, guests and venue restrictions. However I aim to provide in excess of 400 images for a full days coverage.
How long will it take to receive my photos?
I aim to have them ready to view online by the time you return from your honeymoon. My Album companies give a lead time of three weeks after an order is placed.
How many of my photos will be black & white and how many colour?
You may notice that I show a lot of black & white photos on my site. This is a personal preference as I love the timeless look and feel of old film photography. I normally try to deliver a 70:30 ratio in favour of colour… I love colour too, but this of course can be swayed to your preference. Let me know a ratio you would be happy with and I can process the images accordingly.
Do you use flash?
Only when I need to. I use flash to improve quality of light rather than quantity, but I am mostly a natural light photographer.
Do you take formal and group photographs?
Yes… at every wedding… On my booking form I will ask you how many formal family group shots you would like taken so that I can make sure I take the time to get these photographs for you. I appreciate that the older generation still like traditional photographs for their mantelpiece. I suggest up to six for the documentary coverage to prevail
How long will these take?
I try to get them all done in 20 minutes right after the ceremony before anyone escapes to the bar.
When will you take the portraits of just the two of us?
I will normally ask you at some point during the day when you are ready and this will also only take 20 minutes. I like to wait until the light is right or when you are both relaxed and ready to have your pictures taken. My aim is to make it relaxed and fun and not too staged, but still try to get something creative.
Do you have insurance?
Being a professional wedding photographer, I have full public liability insurance and insurance for all my equipment. Being fully insured and paying taxes does cost a lot of money… if you see a good photographer that is cheap, it may be because they are cutting costs elsewhere… for full peace of mind… cutting corners is not what I do.
Can we decide after the wedding If we would like a book and get back to you?
You can, I do not have packages…. I offer books, prints and albums, all of which can be viewed when we meet, I am not a salesman…. If you would like to get an Album then that can be arranged, I will not try to sell you something you dont want.
Most people get in touch with me because they do not like having their photos taken. I can sympathise with this as I am certainly more comfortable behind the camera.
I believe the best images taken of ourselves are the ones where people are not conscious of the camera. My aim for your wedding day is to blend in and to be a guest with a camera and provide you with beautiful photographs of yourselves, your friends and your family all enjoying the day naturally without the need for direction. I will document your wedding day… not direct it.