Frequently Asked Questions
What does ‘full day photography’ include?
It is the full day from bridal preparations (typically 2-3 hours before the ceremony) until after the first dance in the evening. I don’t count the hours and I will not disappear if things are running late. All of your photos and my travel and food are included so there are no hidden costs.
How many photos will we get?
Typically around 400-500 unique images for a full days photography. As well as each image in colour I also provide the Black & White versions as well, so thats 800-1000 images in total. You will receive your photos on a USB disc as well as a password protected online gallery so it’s super easy to share your images with friends and family.
I hate my photo being taken, is that a problem?
Absolutely not, plenty of people feel uncomfortable in front of the camera and I understand that it can feel a bit daunting on such a big day! Luckily I am a very approachable and easy-going person and have had lots of practice putting people at ease. Think of it more as a relaxed stroll in a beautiful location rather than a big photo session! There is always the option of a pre-wedding shoot to help ease any camera-related nerves.
When can we see our photos?
Usually around 4-6 weeks after the day, it depends on the time of year that you get married and how busy I am around then. I will let you know nearer the day when to expect your finished photos. If you are happy for me to, I can share a small preview with you a couple of days after the wedding so keep you going until the rest are ready.
How long have you been photographing weddings?
Photography has always been my passion and I seriously caught the wedding bug after getting married myself in 2012. I shot my first wedding that year and haven’t looked back since. There is something wonderful about wedding days, all the build up and excitement in the morning preparations through to the craziness of the dancing in the evening. It is such a honour to be a part of the happiest day of couples lives, I wouldn’t want to do anything else!
How do we book?
First get in touch to see if I have your date free, I typically get booked 1-2 years in advance so it is never too early to enquire. To secure your date I just need a signed copy of my contract and a £100 deposit with the remainder due two weeks before the day. If you would like to meet up before booking, just let me know, I am more than happy to talk weddings over a cup to coffee.
How would you describe your style?
Natural, relaxed and beautiful! I prefer to stay in the background and capture your wedding as it happens without trying to control the day or get you to pose; I believe the best photos are often the ones that you don’t know are being taken. However I do step up to organise any family/group photos that you would like.
After the day, I hand pick all the best shots to retouch resulting in beautiful, light, airy images. I will also edit blemishes where possible.
Are you insured?
Yes, I am fully covered by liability and indemnity insurance. I can easily pass on a copy of my insurance certificate to your venue if required.
Do you provide albums?
Weddings albums are so important and are a wonderful way to display your photos to look their best. I offer a wide range of wonderfully UK handmade, eco friendly albums. View my online album brochure here or get in touch to have a look (and feel) in person.
Do you work on your own?
Most of the time I do. I have done many, many weddings and know what I am doing and where I need to be to capture your day fully. If your wedding is particularly large (over 200 guests) or you would really like another shooter, I will bring along another photographer to cover all the bases for a small additional cost.
Can I print my own photos?
Of course! I strongly believe that the photos I take on the day are yours to enjoy, it is your wedding day after all. You will receive a licence to use your photos for personal use, so feel free to print, share and enjoy them!
What should I wear for my engagement shoot?
The most important thing is to be comfortable, but neutral colours are often the most flattering and try to avoid heavily branded clothing as this can date your photos.
What happens if disaster strikes?
Sometimes things just don’t go to plan, no matter what we do. I am very experienced and happy to think on my feet to help your day run smoothly. I always work out a wet weather plan before the day just in case it pours with rain. I have multiple sets of equipment for when cameras break and I have an excellent network of fellow photographers who can fill in for me if I am unable to get to your wedding, although I have never ever missed a wedding day.