How long have you been photographing weddings?
I have been a wedding photographer since 1980
Are you the only photographer in this company? If I hire you, will you be the one showing up to shoot my wedding?
I am the sole photographer and prefer to work alone - In the unlikely event of injury or sickness beyond my control I will do my best to provide a qualified photographer with similar style to cover your wedding.
Do you offer traditional and reportage style wedding photography?
Although my style of photography is natural and relaxed for much of the day, I appreciate a small number of formal family photographs will be required. In order to keep the disruption to a minimum, I recommend approximately 6-8 groups, which should take no longer than 20 minutes. However, if you want a more extensive coverage all your needs will be accommodated as efficiently as possible.
How many photographs will you take on the day?
There is no limit to the number of photographs I take - I will take as many pictures as there are opportunities. The quantity might depend on the size of your wedding, the location or the weather.
Do you retouch or enhance the pictures?
Every care is taken to ensure your pictures look amazing. All images are individually balanced for colour, density and contrast. I retouch and enhance all images where I feel necessary. I do not charge extra for this service.
Do we get to keep all the pictures?
You keep all the edited photographs taken on the day
Will you visit the venue before the wedding day?
I do not usually visit the venue before the wedding. Lighting and backgrounds change depending on the time of year and even the time of day, therefore what looks nice several weeks before the wedding might look different on the day. The venue�s websites will often give me plenty of information. However, if our schedules permit we can arrange our meeting at the venue to discuss your wedding arrangements.
Do you charge a fee if the wedding and reception are in more than one location?
There is no charge to attend different locations. I do not charge travel fees, hourly rates or VAT.
Do you work with a second photographer?
I prefer to work alone as I find it easier to blend into the background. Occasionally I may bring an experienced assistant to help with equipment and lighting. In my experience guests become more aware that they are being photographed if there is more than one photographer around which can make them feel quite uncomfortable. However depending upon the size of your wedding and requirements, a second photographer can be provided, at an additional cost.
What kind of cameras do you use?
I use top of the range Canon EOS1 MK lV and 5D MK III digital cameras. These cameras enable me to simultaneously backup all of the images on to a separate memory card, providing added security for digital wedding photos should a memory card fail and I always carry backup equipment
If your packages are not what I am looking for, would you be willing to to customize a package that is within my budget?
If my packages do not cover your requirements then I can put together a bespoke quote based on your needs and budget.
Do you have public liability and indemnity?
I have a � 50,000 indemnity cover and a �2,000.000 public liability cover
How do we book you?
I will give you a bespoke quotation for your wedding. Once this is approved please complete a booking form and return this with a booking fee of �300 to secure and validate your day. I receive more enquiries per year than there are days available and this means I am unable to provisionally hold any date without payment of the booking fee. All dates are booked on a first come first served basis.