How would you describe your style?
I photograph weddings in a reportage or documentary style and am adept at disappearing into the background to capture natural shots and spontaneous emotions. You can read more about reportage wedding photography here.
Do you do group photos?
I understand that many couples, although opting for documentary coverage, still wish to have formal shots of their close family. I will thus take a small number of such groups in as rapid a manner as possible to ensure that the reception is not overly disrupted by this stage. We agree those groups in advance and I suggest you appoint one or more of your ushers to gather those included into place as efficiently as possible - my overarching aim is to ensure you have as much time as possible with your guests.
How does it work on the day?
My coverage usually commences with the bridal preparations and, depending upon the location, those of the groom as well before moving on to the ceremony itself. I encourage the bride and groom to take a short walk together soon after the ceremony whilst I capture some informal couple shots.
Thereafter I will focus my work on the guests at the reception, the cake cutting, speeches and finishing with the first dance. All of which provides a pretty complete record of your special day.
What happens after our event?
I generally manage to edit and process wedding images within 4 weeks, although this work can take slightly longer at peak times of the year.
You will be provided with the password to a private on-line gallery to view your images.
You will also be given a USB flash drive containing full-resolution images to keep and lower resolution images for posting on social media.
How many images will we get?
Every wedding is different but from 8 hours of coverage I generally expect to provide a minimum of 150 images and often closer to 250, sometimes even more.
Can we print ourselves?
Absolutely. Your USB flash drive will include full-resolution images which can be used for printing. However, if you prefer a guarantee of print quality then I can arrange prints for you.
What if we want all black & white?
I love black and white wedding photos, which often highlight the most emotive moments. I am happy to provide your entire coverage in black and white. However I generally produce around 60% in colour and 40% in black and white.
Do we get image rights?
Our contract gives you rights to print your high-resolution images copies and to post the low-resolution ones on social media.
How do we book?
Give me a call or drop me a line to check my availability. A signed contract and a £300 deposit confirms the date, with the balance being payable 2 weeks prior to your big day.
Can we meet or chat before the day?
I don't usually meet clients before their event but am quite happy to do so either prior to booking or before the day itself. Chatting on Skype is also an option.
Are you insured?
I have full public liability insurance as well as professional indemnity cover. I work with multiple professional cameras and lenses and record to multiple memory cards to minimize risk. I also have an off-site back up system in place for your images after the wedding.
What if you haven’t worked at my venue before?
I’ll generally arrive a little early to familiarise myself with a new venue but my experience ensures I can quickly assess lighting and vantage points to ensure I take the best shots of your wedding day.
How eco-friendly is your business?
You can see more about this here.
I'm no saint, and I certainly don't expect you to be. But I do care about the world around us, and I try to integrate my values not only into my business but also my daily life.