Do you just photograph weddings?
Whilst I am primarily a wedding photographer, I also offer relaxed portrait sessions for families and enjoy doing commercial work in the construction industry.
How do we book you for our wedding?
Please get in touch via the ‘contact’ link in the menu. It’s a good idea to check availability with me first but if your date is free then I like to come and meet you both – have a coffee and talk about your plans. It’s as much a chance for you to get to know me and see if I’m the right fit for your day as it is to talk about photos. If after this you decide you’d like to book me, a deposit is required to confirm a booking and I also draw up a booking agreement for us both to sign.
How many photos can I expect to receive?
For a full day wedding I guarantee a minimum of 300 photos delivered to you as high resolution images on a USB drive and back up disc with rights to reproduce for personal usage. You get to pick the 300 images from a proofing document with approximately 350-400 images on. You also get a black and white version of every picture you choose.
Will we get every photo you take?
In a word, no. In the age of digital we have the luxury of being able to ‘over-shoot’ and I will take a large number of photos on the day which will be slimmed down to the final selection I deliver to you. But don’t worry, nothing is left out for the sake of it; anything that I know you’ll love or I love you will see, I don’t edit with a number in mind so anything I think you’ll want to see will be included!
For a full day’s photography, how will the day pan out?
Every wedding is different. I’ll plan where I’m going to be and when in advance of the wedding, in conjunction with you guys, to ensure I’m making the best use of my time. Typically though, the day starts with preparation shots of the groomsmen (if timings and distance permit) and then the bridal party. We then move on to photos of the ceremony, followed by any group shots you’d like and then it’s relaxed shots of guests, and the speeches. in the late afternoon we’ll head out for portraits of the bride and groom Usually we’ll sneak off somewhere a bit more private for these so you can relax. Most couples enjoy this bit as it’s the only point in the day where they can take a breather and spend a few private moments together! From there on in its nice shots of couples and family before wrapping up with the cake cut, first dance and some good old dance floor shenanigans!
Are you willing to travel or do you only cover local weddings?
I am happy to travel any distance to shoot a wedding but this does incur some extra costs. typically it’s a night accommodation and mileage at 40p with the first 30 miles free of charge.
Will we meet you face to face before the wedding?
Unless distance permits, then we will. Included in my standard wedding coverage is a pre-wedding consultation on booking and then a final consultation in the two weeks prior to the big day. This is to go over timings and the finer details for the day.
On the day, will it just be you in attendance?
Yes, by it will just be me. I shoot all of my weddings on my own.
What if the weather’s bad?
This is the UK so of course I’m ready and will make sure you get great photos whatever the weather. Despite common preconceptions, it doesn’t have to be a glorious sunny day to get great outdoor shots and I’m just as comfortable working indoors if the heavens do open and the boot of my car has 5 plain black golf brollies to offer shelter if required!
Will our photos be in colour or black and white?
Both 🙂 you get a free black and white picture with every colour one you choose.
Can we print our own photos?
You will receive a full set of high resolution images with full rights to print and re-produce them for personal usage as you wish.
Who owns the copyright to the photos?
Whilst I grant you rights to reproduce the photos pretty much to your hearts’ content, I retain the actual image copyright. This essentially means that only I may reproduce the images for commercial gain and is basically so that I can use the photos for promotional purposes, such as on my website, unless we agree otherwise.
When will we get our photos?
I will give you an idea of time-scales following your wedding and will keep in touch to let you know how I’m getting on. I aim to try and deliver photos within a month where possible but at busy times of year it can be up to 2 months.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.