You're engaged, that's amazing! This is where all the questions you have never needed to ask before start to pile up.
I have compiled these questions based on conversations I've had with couples over the last 10 years of wedding photography.
I'm also happy to help with other questions regarding your wedding day too. Having photographed over 250 weddings I have seen what works and what sometimes doesn't.
1. What's your photography style, will you get us to pose?
2. Do you do group shots?
3. How many hours do you photograph for?
4. How much does it cost?
5. How do you deliver the images?
6. Do you provide a wedding album?
7. When will we get our images?
8. Do you do engagement shoots?
9. Are you willing to travel for our wedding?
10. Do you expect food on our wedding day?
11. Do you require a deposit?
12. How do we book you?
My aim whenever I am photographing a wedding is to try and fit in like a guest. I’m trying to capture the moments, the details, not poses. Weddings are emotional, I want to capture just that. I don’t like using huge lenses and equipment that scream photographer, it just gets in the way! I like to capture you, your family and your friends just enjoying your day in an unobtrusive, relaxed and fun way
'My Fiance hates having his photo taken' is a line I hear a lot!
As a general rule I’m not going to ask you to do anything. However, many couples like to have some photo’s taken together but even then I am trying to capture you being yourselves. You’ve got to be able to look at these photos for years without cringing! Your kids are going to see these… I usually catch my couples having a moment like this.
Yes, but I keep them as short as possible. I ask my couples to send me a list of the group shots they want before the day, that way we can get through them quickly. No one likes to stand around for an hour waiting for their group shot to be called! It can be fun though… when people photo bomb.
For me it’s really important to cover the whole day, and to be sure that the story of your day has been told using images. That means I am usually around from morning prep until the first dance and into the evening party. I don’t put my camera away until I feel I captured your day completely.12 -14 hours is what most of my weddings average out at.
A full day's coverage is £1500
Half day coverage (up to 6 hours) is £800
For this you will get all the edited images delivered via an online, downloadable gallery. There will be 500+ images in the gallery which you have the digital rights to. This means you can download them as much as you want.
Wedding albums are available on request. They are an extra and I only provide the highest quality. Prices start from around £475.
Yes I do. They are a small extra of £100 but some couples really like to have a shoot before the wedding day. It can calm a few nerves about standing in front of a camera. It's a great way for you to see what it's like to work with me. It's a kind of try before you buy thing.
Yes I am. I love seeing different parts of the country and combining that with photography. I've also travelled for weddings abroad which is fantastic. If you are planning a wedding abroad then please get in touch.
No I don't, I always have some food with me to keep me working hard! Having said that my sandwiches and flap jack just don't look or taste as nice as wedding food, so you are more than welcome to feed me.
I try to deliver your images 3-4 weeks after the wedding day. If it's a really busy season then it's closer to 4. If I don't have 6 weddings that month it's likely to be less! It like to get the images to the newlyweds as soon as I can.
When I have made an agreement with my couples it goes in the diary, never to come out again. I take a 10% deposit (£150). The remainder of the payment is required 6 weeks before the wedding day.
A. Make sure I am available on your wedding date.
B. Arrange a time to meet (or Skype call if you are far away).
C. Once you are happy to go ahead with the booking, I will send you an email stating our agreement and it's all done. Simple.