frequently asked questions about my wedding photography
Which areas do you cover?
I mainly cover Sussex, Kent and the South of England, however, I love travelling to new places and venues, so will consider any destination.
How would you describe your style?
I try to document your wedding as it flows, naturally and unobtrusively. To let the day flow organically I generally try to limit formal group shots to a maximum of say 4-6, if possible. However, this is something that we can discuss and I appreciate that at some weddings there will be the need for a few more family shots. Essentially, I will capture the true story of your day through my images - creative, emotive, documentary style photography.
Will we get to meet you before the wedding day?
Once you've had a look at my website and decided that you like my style and portfolio, you can contact me by phone or email and then I will happily come to meet you to talk discuss things further. Once you have booked me we will hopefully meet again at the venue to look at the location together. In addition, I would always recommend a 'pre-wedding shoot', this is a great way to help you feel more comfortable in front of the camera and also means you can have some beautiful photographs before the wedding! Some of my clients have used these images for their invitations.
I will, of course, always be available to talk by email or phone and if you needed to meet up again for some reason then that would't be a problem.
Do you offer an engagement shoot?
Yes and the beauty of this shoot, is that you will have some beautiful, less formal photographs before your wedding day. You can also use these images to make wedding invitations and probably the best thing about the session is that It's a great opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better and for you to feel confident with me and the camera leading up to the photography on the wedding day.
The engagement shoot will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and i will upload all images to your own personalised USB. All images will appear on your own engagement client gallery and there is also the option to purchase a Q Book, which costs from £195.00 dependant on number of pages and type of cover you choose.
Do you photograph in colour or in black and white?
Both! It depends on the particular image. Black and white can be really powerful but I love to use colour in my images too, particularly for weddings. If you have a preference for one or the other, this is something that we can talk about before the wedding.
Do you edit all the images?
Every photograph will have been carefully edited individually. I explain to people that the reason why my post editing might take slightly longer is that i ensure each image receives the love and attention it deserves.
How do we book you?
If you would like to talk through your wedding photography ideas just contact me at any time and I will check my availability. We can arrange a time to meet up for coffee to discuss your requirements. To secure a booking I require a non-refundable booking fee of £300, which can be paid by bank transfer. I'm afraid that I can not hold dates without this fee. Once I have received your booking fee I will send you a contract to review and sign. The remainder of the balance is due 21 days before the wedding date.
How long will it take for us to receive our photographs?
For weddings I allow 6 to 8 weeks in non peak times and slightly longer, up to 12 weeks in peak season. I may well complete everything before and will of course make the images available to you as soon as they are ready but i don’t ever want to rush to deliver. The images are for life, so I think they are worth waiting for. For an engagement shoot, couples family shoots, I willI endeavour to complete editing and have the images to you within 3 to 4 weeks but this depends on other commitments at the time.
Do you have back up equipment?
Definitely! I carry more than enough equipment to cover almost any eventuality. My cameras also feature dual memory cards, so every image is backed up throughout the day.
How many images will we receive?
Every wedding is different and the number of images varies wedding by wedding and obviously changes dependant on whether I'm required for a full day or for a half day. However, I would suggest a number between 200 - 300 (half day) and 400 - 500 (full day) fully edited images, which `i select to best represent your wedding story. Whilst I maintain the copyright of the images, I provide you with non copyright images on a USB, which you can use for any personal use, print and share with friends and family on social media or otherwise. I will use selected image for my own portfolio, social media use.
What if you haven't photographed a wedding at our venue before?
I would usually recommend that we meet at the venue to look at the location together so we can get some ideas for photo opportunities and I can get a sense of the location, available light, which may be available on the day and share ideas about photo opportunities. Hopefully I would also have the chance to meet the verger or event organiser to discuss the order of service and any restrictions that I may need to consider.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, I have full liability Insurance.