Is photography your full time occupation?
Yes, 100% of my effort goes into developing and improving both my craft and business. In order to acheive this photography is my sole profession. After many years as a camera assistant on various productions and a 3 year commercial photography degree, I now have the pleasure of photographing fantastic couples and families for a living.
Do you have insurance?
As a working professional I carry both public liability and professional indemnity insurance, this protects both my clients and myself. This is an important question couples should be asking when choosing a photographer.
What Equipment do you use?
I use professional Nikon cameras as well as a variety of their professional grade lenses, plus a number of lights to cover all potential situations, I also carry back ups just in case.
How long will you be in attendance?
For weddings I place no time restrictions at all, that way you have me all day without any worries. This means I start during the morning preparations and work right through into the reception celebrations. (Engagement and family shoots are typically around two hours)
Do you offer pre-wedding shoots?
I certainly do and these are often a great way to get to know each other and make you feel more comfortable in front of the camera before the big day. The images can also then be used for wedding stationery such as RSVP's or thank you cards.
Do you take formal group shots?
Yes. I will of course take group shots as I recognise the importance of the more ‘formal’ photographs to not only the couple but parents and grandparents. I do like to keep the number of groups to around 10 and to carry out this work quickly and efficiently as that way I’m free to capture the atmosphere of the wedding
How long do I have to wait for my photographs?
This can vary depending on the time of year in relation to peak wedding season but is always 5 weeks or less. My average is between 3-4 weeks for the majority of weddings. Smaller shoots such as families, engagements etc are much quicker (around 1 week).
Are the photographs re-touched?
The editing process is critical in getting the most from the photographs. I typically spend the best part of a week editing a wedding which includes perfecting the light, contrast, skin tones and much more besides.
Bridal portraits may also be retouched where necessary, this is normally skin smoothening, removal of any obvious blemishes but is never over done. Subtlety is key and no one will ever know they have been re touched.
How many photographs will I receive?
There is no limit on the number of photographs taken but to portray a full and detailed story of your wedding day is typically between 350-550 photographs. Quality will always trump quantity, this is something to remember when booking your photographer. Engagement and family shoots are around 40-80 photographs.
Can we create an album?
Yes albums are available in a variety of sizes, finishes and papers. Albums are all priced individually dependent on the clients requirements. They can either be factored into the initial price or left till after the wedding, what ever works best for you. Take a look at the WEDDING ALBUMS page for further information.
Can we order prints?
As part of my service all clients receive their own password protected gallery containing all their final photographs. From here everyone with the password can view the images in a slideshow format and if they wish, use the print order form to get professional quality prints delivered direct to their door. Digital downloads are also available and I can also help wit large custom orders such as canvases etc.
Can we request specific photographs to be taken?
Of course you can, although my style is mainly documentary I want to know about any particular details or locations that are important to you. The more details you give me, the more effective and memorable I can make your photographs.
How does payment work?
A deposit is required to secure your date and confirm the booking, the remaining balance is then required around two weeks before the event. Payment can be made via bankers draft, cash or internet bank transfer, cheques are also fine but will be required slightly earlier to ensure they are cleared.