Can we meet before we book?
Yes, in fact it's one of the most important things for me. Photography is about that relationship and a mutual chemistry is so important. A lot of people take beautiful images, we both know that but as someone who's present from almost the very start of your wedding day onwards it's so important to be on the same page and be able to have a good laugh together. Just let me know if you want to meet at yours, a coffee shop or a pub.
How do we book you?
Booking is really simple. Once we've met up and if you want to go ahead, I fire over an invoice to your email with the account numbers on. A £500 deposit is required to secure your date. The balance that is outstanding is to be paid no later than 3 weeks before your wedding, just to keep things easy. If you want to pay before that date, it's fine and if you want to pay via a payment plan that's fine too.
For the payment plan, A deposit of £250 is needed to secure the date and after that, you're free to make whatever payments you like at whatever times suit you. As long as the balance is paid off 3 weeks before the Wedding, it's all good.
We're a bit awkward in front of the camera..
I know it's not everyone's favorite moment having a camera pointed at them. A huge part of my role is make people feel comfortable and put them at ease. Doesn't matter if it's yourselves, your parents or your third cousins, twice removed.
When do we get our images?
I always aim for 2-6 weeks. Peak season (May onwards) this can push back. If you ever want an update or some sneak peaks then just get in touch with me. The editing is a lengthy process as that's where each and every image comes to life in my opinion. I work hard to ensure your collection is the best I can produce but I won't rush it. It's too important to just try and punch out to get them over faster. You'll receive around 400+ images for a typical full days coverage. Any technical duds or test shots are deleted immediately.
How do we get our images?
In the first instance, you'll get around 30 prints in with your USB from me. For the rest I use an amazing online gallery tool to get your digital copies over to you. You're provided with a link and a pin number so you can download them in full resolution. The gallery link can be shared with your friends and family and whilst I'm happy for anyone to access and download them, if you want it password protected then I can take care of that. Extra USBS are available for a charge.
Do we have to pose?
Most of my couple portrait images have very little direction from me and as such, I don't see them so much as posed shots just natural ones. I tend to put you guys where I want you and then let you just be together and I shoot. It's one of the only moments you get together almost alone so enjoy it. Go in for a few extra kisses and cuddles - it'll just make nicer photos!
Can we have an engagement shoot?
Of course! There is no charge. Once your deposit has been paid we can chat dates. Please be aware that weekends are typically harder for me book in due to weddings. For these, I do a digital only package - so I pop the photos in an online gallery like the one you'll recieve for your wedding.
Can we have group shots?
Yes! 100%. I know not everyone enjoys having them done but I know their importance. Whilst the artistic nature of my photography is important and a big factor in how I shoot, I'm also there to be of service. If you need to grab me for some shots at any point, just ask. I don't really have a limit on the number of group shots. I'd just simply advise that the shorter the list the more appreciative your guests will be as they normally take up the time when the bars just opened and the little trays of food are being passed around! 5 to 10 is normally a good limit.
Will you capture all of our guests?
I endeavour to ensure I've captured your day fully and for me, part of that is of course your guests but it'll be an impossible task for me to ensure I have a shot of each and every person attending. If there are people who you'd like shots of in particular, just point them out to me and I'll make sure I get it covered.
I want all the photos!
When I deliver your images, I'll have delivered everything that I have to give. I don't ever hold back quality images as there is no reason. Technical duds and blinking shots are all removed immediately as they're not what people want to see of themselves and isn't inline with my ethos as a photographer. If I have delivered a shot in black and white and you require it in colour or vise versa then please let me know as I'm more than happy to make the alteration but I would never deliver a set of full colour and full black and white. It's so important that you trust in me as a photographer to ensure you have the very best.