Here is some of the info you might need that might help you decide if I'm the photographer for you. If you have any other questions please get in touch and I'll be happy to help!
• What can we expect to pay for wedding photography with you?
My packages start at £1495 and cover 6, 8 and 10 hours of coverage depending on what you need. I can also throw in extras such as extra hours and albums at an extra cost.
• How many hours do I need?
Weddings vary hugely in format but typically speaking 6 hours often covers you from half an hour before the ceremony begins to half an hour after the first dance. Whereas 10 hours can often cover you from getting ready in the morning until you're well on your way into the evening. Most people book my 8 hour package.
• What's included in your packages?
Aside from the hours of shooting themselves all packages include:
- a pre-wedding consultation in person or on the phone
- a thorough planning session ahead of the day
- all good images edited in my signature style uploaded to an online gallery
- complimentary image downloads for family and friends
• What happens if it rains on the wedding day?
If you think there's a chance of rain and you’re relying on being outside at all then I recommend ordering some white or transparent umbrellas (better for photos than coloured!) to have with you just in case. It might be we end up switching some of our timings around to make the most of dry spells but other than that, there isn't a whole lot we can do about it so it will just have to be something we embrace on the day. If it's any consolation some of my favourite wedding photos were taken during rain.
• What is a pre-wedding consultation and do I need one?
Usually I have a consultation with you before you book (if you want one) and then a pre-wedding meeting a few months before the day to talk through final plans. These are included as part of all of my packages. It’s your chance to ask me any questions you have, for us to make sure we all know what to expect and for me to advise you in any way I can.
• What format do I receive the images in?
All good images from the day will be edited in my signature style and uploaded as high resolution jpegs to a private online gallery which you can also share with friends and family. If you wish, you can buy prints and products directly from the gallery which is linked up with some of my favourite suppliers.
• When do we get the pictures?
The week after a wedding I will send you an email with a link to some preview images, usually between 50-80, from throughout the day. Then I send the rest between 4-5 weeks after that.
• What is your editing style?
I like images to look as close to the look and feel of the day as possible so my editing style is quite light. I’m drawn to bright, colourful images and also the occasional moody black and white if the picture lends itself to it. My galleries usually end up being around 70% colour, 30% black and white. All of the images on this site are edited by me so this should give you a good idea of what to expect.
• Why might I need a second photographer?
Having a second photographer can be handy if you have a large wedding (80+), if both of you would like coverage pre-ceremony and also if you have a short (>1hr) reception and want group shots, portraits and candid photography of the time.
• Are you able to provide a second photographer?
Yes, I am! Hiring a second photographer will incur an additional charge at an hourly rate with a minimum of 6 hours.
• Is your travel and accommodation included in the price?
Unless we agree otherwise if your venue is within an hour of London my travel is included in the price. Accommodation may be required for weddings more than two hours away from London, or where the working day exceeds 12 hours (including travel). It may be necessary to charge for two night’s accommodation when the wedding is more than three hours from London. This is because I don’t risk travelling on the day of a wedding in case I am held up. For weddings that are not accessible via public transport I am able to drive, however in this instance I will need to charge for car hire.
• I’m camera shy and worried about having my photo taken. What do I do?
Please fear not, you are not alone! Most people, unless they’re professional models, do not feel comfortable in front of a camera and that’s very normal. I feel my unobtrusive photography style helps with that a little bit – the vast majority of what I’m shooting is natural moments and I do this as subtly as possible so you don’t have to fear staring down the barrel of my lens unless I’m taking a portrait and even then most of my portraits aren’t shot in that way.
What also seems to help is that, most of the time, we’ll have met up twice before the day itself. Once before you book (if you want to) to make sure I’m a good fit for you, and again a few months before the wedding day to run through your plans. A lot of my clients who have done this have said that they came to think of me as another guest at the wedding as opposed to a stranger with a camera and that helped with their nerves. Having me arrive during the getting ready part of your day so that you can get used to having a camera around before the ceremony also seems to help.
Also, by the time it comes to actually getting married most people say they don’t even notice me there – there’s a hell of a lot of other stuff going on and it’s highly likely it will not even register!
• Do we need to feed you on the day?
Yes please! I am happy to sit away from you and your guests but I really appreciate eating something hot at the same time as everyone else (I don't shoot when people are eating so this way I don't miss anything and you get the most out of me!)