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Frequently Asked Questions.
How far in advance should we book if we want you to shoot our wedding?
To avoid the disappointment of me being unavailable for your wedding, Its recommended to book me at least a year in advance if not 18 months to 2 years. However, occasionally I may still be available on your chosen date so please give me a call to enquire. Booking in advance will ensure you have time to work with me and get to know what we do plus we're always there to help you with the planning and recommending other suppliers etc.
What's the method for booking and payment?
Once you've decided that we are the photographers for you, (usually after a meeting with myself) we will issue you a contract for the wedding services and that along with a 30% deposit of the total balance being paid confirms your booking in our diaries. I ask couples to pay the balance one month before the wedding and prefer standing orders to be set up monthly.
Are you Insured?
We are fully insured with coverage for liability and indemnity. We also carry backup cameras, memory cards, batteries and other equipment to ensure complete peace of mind.
What about Copyright?
The photographer always retains the copyright as the creator of the images. We grant you a printing licence included in the package price, allowing you to print your images as you please, wherever you see fit. We'd hope you'd use us though as our cameras, lenses, computers and printers are all calibrated to ensure the highest print quality. We also reserve the right to share your amazing images with magazines, online blogs and within the venues.
How long have you been shooting pictures?
I have been taking pictures for 15 years now with the last 11 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?
For a full day's coverage, I aim to deliver the couples at least 300 pictures, but it depends on the length of the coverage. I shoot lots but only choose to 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. 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.
How long does it take to receive my images?
The average for a wedding can be up to 8 weeks. This is due to the fact that I analyse and hand edit all images myself. Sometimes it can take 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 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 from as many different specialists and professionals. Technology, techniques and trends change all the time and its important to keep up to date and keep my finger on the pulse. I've been lucky enough to study with Canon Explorer of Light Representative Roberto Valenzuela in 2017 in Frankfurt and Reknown Headshot Photographer Peter Hurley in London, Wedding photographer Damian Lovegrove amongst others.
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 a fully qualified member of the Guild of Photographers. I've also won a few national awards........... and not just for darts and singing, taking photographs too! If you choose me to capture your wedding.
I am going to give you the most incredible, amazing memories captured forever.