Frequently Asked Questions
What does the wedding package include?
All day unlimited coverage from dawn till midnight if required, all images supplied on personalised USB, an engagement shoot, a second photographer for additional coverage at larger weddings, a private online gallery, a fine art album if you choose, plus unlimited meetings and consultations.
How far in advance should I contact you?
That all depends on when your wedding is, peak times such as Saturdays in school holidays fill up really quick, up to 2 years in advance, while midweek or winter weddings often have availability. But you never know, your day may be available, and you won't know till you ask!
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
I provide unlimited all day coverage, which means I am yours exclusively for the day, and I don't provide associate photographers, which means if you book me, you get me!
Are you able to travel?
There is no limit, I will work anywhere, and always travel to work with clients who connect with my style. For weddings over 100 miles away from my base in Dorset I would need to factor in travel costs and possibly accommodation as well.
What kind of technology do you use?
The very latest professional Nikon cameras and lenses, to ensure that you receive the best quality images possible at the time of your wedding. I also have back ups of everything, just in case!
Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
I focus upon light ,and moments, the two key factors for beautiful photographs, this is much more than your average wedding photography.
What''s the delivery time for photographic report?
I provide an online gallery for all weddings, with a variety of options for sharing to suit your needs.
Do you send all the photos taken?
I always shoot many more photographs that are delivered in the collection to cover blinking, and to make sure key moments are covered, such as the first kiss. Many of these don't make the cut however, for good reason. I only ever supply quality images, and anything that isn’t delivering is not worth seeing. I don't edit to meet a certain number of images, so every viable image is edited and delivered. The number of images you wil receive can vary, on average this is between 800-1000.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
I normally have an assistant who works with me for larger weddings, of 50+ guests.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
It is of course a concern, but for me also! I have never yet missed a wedding due to illness, I would always soldier on. If I really was too ill, then you would have my assistant and I would also endeavour to find you another photographer with a similar style. We have very good local networks and photographers always step in to help each other out at short notice.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
Per event, that way you don't need to worry about extra hours if your wedding runs over.
Do you edit all of our photographs?
Absolutely, each and every one, by one. This is essential to make sure all the details are correct, it is just the level of attention to detail I like to provide.
Do you provide a second photographer?
For larger weddings (over 60 people) I usually have an assistant working with me, who also
happens to be an amazing photographer. They will provide simultaneous coverage of
preparations and the service, plus provide different angles to those I am shooting to
give more depth to your collection. At other times they will be assisting me with equipment
and set ups to ensure we have seamless coverage of your day.
As they are primarily assisting me, there is no charge for this.
What time do you stay till?
I pride myself on staying up until Midnight, to ensure that we can get some amazing low light shots and there are plenty of photos of the dancing. Your day doesn’t finish at the first dance, so why should you photos?
Can we provide you with a shot list of must take pictures?
I’d prefer it if you didn't, and here is why. I always ask to know what keys shots you might have and any important people you would like coverage of, however a long list would be counterproductive as I would spend more time checking and following it, rather than observing and capturing what is really happening. Whilst many wedding guides suggest these lists, in reality it is far more important to choose a photographer who's work you love, and they will naturally find these moments. Some shots are of course on my own list of must have’s that I always endeavour to capture at every wedding.
can we go out on location?
Yes please! I love finding special locations that allow you to look your best and that tell the story of your day. Beaches, forests, meadows, you name it.
Throw in some beautiful evening light and we are good to go!