Frequently Asked Questions.
How long have you been shooting pictures?
I have been taking pictures for around 10 years now with the last 3 working as a professional. I shot my first wedding in 2010 for a friend and immediately got hooked.
About how many photos do you take at a wedding?
Generally for a full day's coverage I aim to deliver the couples between 250 and 400 pictures, but it depends on the length of the coverage. I shoot hundreds and hundreds but I only choose to keep and deliver the best images from the day.
What do you photograph during the day?
For me, when shooting a wedding, it's the little things that make the day special, just as much as the big things matter. Like the vintage shoes that were a perfect fit as soon as you tried them on, the welsh cakes that your aunt made as favours for your guests or place names that your best friend sat and helped you do over a large bottle of wine! The cake topper that's just so you and him...... When it comes to family portraits the images I like to shoot are candid, capturing the true personality of you and your family rather than staid stationary traditional pictures.
What type of pictures do you take at a wedding?
I am a documentary style reportage photographer and as such the pictures are meant to take you back to the feelings and events of the day, capturing the detail and emotion from your wedding celebrations. I also do formal pictures if requested, although I try to limit those to no more than half an hour (guests tend to get cranky if you keep them from their food!!) The bottom line is that I am there for you to get all of the photos you want so please don’t hesitate to ask me if there is something specific you require.
What is your deposit policy?
I require a non-refundable 30% retainer to book your special date. The balance is due 30 days prior to the event.
How long does it take to receive my images?
The average for a wedding, is 4 to 8 weeks. For a portrait shoot this is generally about 1-2 weeks. This is do to the fact that I analyse and edit all images myself. Sometimes it can take a lot less time depending on the time of year and the amount of work I have undertaken. My philosophy is that the editing is just as, if not more important as the actual documentation and the final images take time to craft and produce.
What rights to the pictures do I have?
When you hire me to take your pictures, part of the cost includes permission to take your disc and make personal copies for yourself, your family and your friends. I retain the full copyright and ownership of the images, you receive unlimited copyright for personal use only.
What and where have you studied?
I'm constantly learning and studying and In the past couple of years I have made an effort to learn as much as I possibly can. Technology and techniques change all the time and its important to keep up to date. I've been lucky enough to study with Damian Lovegrove, Vance Duxbury and have read and studied lots from Ben Long and Chris Orwig. I've also a massive fan of Creative Live and love the work of Kirsten Lewis and Tyler Wirkin.
Why should we use you for our event?
Well, not only will you be getting an incredibly enthusiastic ...... and some say slightly mad photographer, but I'm also fully insured and a member of the Guild of Professional Photographers. I've also won a few awards........... and not just for darts, taking pictures as well.