Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price of your service?
I have 3 packages ranging from 960 to 2000 but I am happy to do a package just for you as everyone's circumstances vary, from 2 to 600 guests, from 1h to 14 hours, from one day to 3, in UK and abroad etc.
What services do you offer?
I offer pre-wedding photoshoots, wedding photography, editing, same-day sneak -peek slideshows at the wedding, viewing galleries and apps, youtube slideshows, albums, parents' albums, guest books, thank you cards etc.
You can make the galleries downloadable for your guests if you want.
I also help in any way I can, recommend vendors, help with timings, lend things...
What does the wedding package include?
Support before, during and after the wedding- from recommending vendors, to lending things, helping with timings etc
8 hours photography to cover your day from the bridal preparations to the first dance and a bit after to tell the whole story of your day- not counting arriving early at the venue to see it on the day.
Private gallery and app with free social media download- with watermark- possibility to view and share your photos as well as buy prints and frames. Photos ready within a week- usually less.
Same-day sneak-peek slideshow– if given an hour during the meal- to show you and your guests the photos of the ceremony.
Virtual album on Youtube
High-resolution files on USB with permission to print and share without watermark.
You can add Additional hours £100, giving your guests free download of their chosen photos £100, pre-wedding shoot £200, thank you cards from £45, albums from £450, frames, second photographer.
How far in advance should I contact you?
As early as possible of course, but I also get last minute requests and I'll be happy to help if I'm free.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
No, I don't. Weddings do't always run on time so if you want more hours I want you to get what you want.
Are you able to travel?
Yes, I work all over the UK and abroad. I charge for travel per mile or per ticket depending how I travel. I'm happy for you to book my travel.
What is the charge for travelling?
It's usually .40 per mile outside of Leicesteshire.
What style of photos do you take?
I mix styles for different moments of the day, and also to reflect you and your day. Mostly I take candids but I also do group shots and for couple shots I do a range of images to show your connection and make the most of the venue you have chosen so I will bring some lights to do some more artistic shots if you like that. It's a dialogue , the main thing is that you get what you want.
What kind of technology do you use?
I shoot digital, edit in Lightroom, Photoshop and other programs if necessary. I make slideshows with a professional program.
Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
I am a Beloved photographer so I don't pose you , and I don't leave you feeling awkward, I give you games to play, things to do so you concentrate on each other and are relaxed. Your expressions are authentic and reflect your emotions, your love for one another.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I have 2 cameras and several lenses and lights. I shoot with canon at the moment.
Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
The gallery I use can be seen as an app on your phone, a s a slideshow and as a normal gallery. You can select your favourites from there for your album
What''s the delivery time for photographic report?
I work fast. You will see your photos within a week of me being home- I say that in case it's abroad or I'm on holiday- but you'd know that before hand. Usually within a few days.
When you're happy wiht the photos on the gallery and don't want any changes I send you your USB.
For the album, you select the photos, I design the album, you proof it and when you're happy it gets printed. It takes 2-3 weeks to get printed.
Do you send all the photos taken?
I edit them and work on them . I promise 300 for 8 hours, but you usually get more. I only add the ones I am happy with and save you the work of sieving through them and culling them. You can request them to be made into black and white if you want.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
I work alone usually but can hire a second shooter I trust if you'd like a second photographer.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
I have a pool of photographers I can ask for help should I need to- but so far, so good.
Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
The British law gives the copyright to the photographer but you get the rights to print and share.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
I can charge per hour if needed for smaller off peak weddings or for larger ones.
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
How do you charge extra time?
It's usually £100 per hour.
What are the forms of payment?
You can pay a deposit and the remainder before the wedding or pay monthly if spreading the cost helps you.
How do you work?
I send you questionnaires and tips to help you and answer your questions when you have any. I try to be as helpful as possible and often stay friends with my couples.
What kind of weddings do you shoot?
What matters to me is that you love each other and that you want me to share your day with you and capture it authentically.
I have shot Christian, Muslim, Hindy, Pagan, Bahai, Humanist, registry weddings. I have shot Arabic, Italian, Indian, Bangali, Pakistani, Irish, Dutch, Spanish, American, Brazilian, Zimbabwean, Malawian, German, Swedish, Russian, Macedonian and French brides and grooms. I have shot gay weddings as well as straight ones. Alternatives ones and traditional ones. I often shoot multi-cultural weddings. I am always honoured to take part in your day, your story, and witness your love.