These are the usual questions that get asked. If you have any other questions then please feel free to get in touch
Q. Do you take photos of the family groups?
A. Yes. The family images are important and everyone wants to see themselves at their best. I usually start a little after the ceremony when everyone is together. I work quickly so that everyone can get back to enjoying themselves as soon as possible.
Q. Can you cover both the Groom and Bride getting ready?
A. Yes. As long as you are within 15 minutes of each other. I will aim to photograph the groom first then spend the rest of the prep time with the bride. Please be aware that Churches can have limited parking and I like to leave enough time to travel from the prep location to the church in time to photograph the guests arriving. Usually, that’s around 30 minutes before the ceremony.
Q. What does it mean that we can forget about the photography?
A. In a perfect world there would be no photographer and no cameras (and no giant iPads). You would get on with your day, have the best time with your family and friends and magically, afterwards, you would be able to look back and remember everything that happened and those memories would never fade.
Here on Earth, I try to create that experience for you. I want you to be able to forget that there’s a photographer so that you can do all the things that you want to do and have the best day without having to worry about having a camera in your face. You won’t have the stress of being made to pose or that little niggle in the back of your mind that “the photos” are coming up.
I don’t come with a plan for the day and I don’t set anything up. If you want beautiful pictures of your dress and shoes then put them in places that will be featured naturally as part of the day.
I have photographed weddings where the guests didn’t think that the couple had even hired a photographer and those photos came out pretty well.
Q. What will the photos look like when we get them?
A. I hand edit every image in black and white and colour. I don’t add any filters that will date the images. Your day needs to be remembered forever and not stuck in time.
I also avoid shoulder pads for the same reason.
Q. How many images do we get and what can we do with them?
A. In the full day package you will get at least 400 fully edited – in my artisan style – full resolution images for your own personal use. You can download, print, share and keep all the images. They are yours.
There is an option in your gallery to allow you or your family & friends to make specialist lab prints – and I offer a 20% discount for those – or you can take them to Boots, whichever you prefer.
One thing I do ask is that if other businesses ask to use the images, that you refer them to me. Apart from that, go wild.
Q. How long does it take to receive the images?
A. All couples receive their images within six weeks of the wedding.
Q. What time do you arrive and what time do you stay until?
A. I arrive a couple of hours ahead of the ceremony – and leave after the first dance (9pm latest). I can stay on for longer if required so if you’re having fireworks or just want drunken shenanigans, just let me know.
Q. Do you offer albums?
A. Yes. I have a range of beautiful handmade albums and if that’s something you would like I can show you some samples, just ask.
Q. How far do you travel?
A. I have photographed all over the UK and abroad. About half my weddings are in the South West of England, the rest can be anywhere else. I love to travel so if you are getting married anywhere in the UK or maybe a destination wedding then get in touch.
As long as I don’t have to cross a sea travel expenses are included.