Wedding Photography frequently asked questions
We love your work and want to find out if your available for our date, what should we do?
We want to book you, how do we do it?
After your initial contact through the online form, I'll send you a quick and easy online contract/booking form to fill in along with my bank details to pay a £300 deposit. Once received, that's me booked for you. The remaining balance will be due 1 month before you wedding day.
How are in advance of our Wedding Day do we need to book you?
The earlier you make your enquiry, the more likely the date is to be free. I do have people contacting me little as one month before their Wedding Day and I am able to fit them in.
How do you describe your wedding photography style?
Narrative storytelling through creative and well thought out compositions and timings through a documentary approach. My goal is to be as unobtrusive as possible whilst offering some light direction at certain times of the day to ensure that we take full advantage of the locations and lighting available to us.
Do we get a pre-wedding photoshoot and meeting?
Yes. It’s important for us to meet up before your wedding and talk over all of your plans to date. If there’s chance to tie it in with a look around the venue(s), it’s always a big help in my planning of the day. The pre-wedding shoot (sometimes referred to as an engagement shoot) is a dry run for you guys and a chance to get used to being in front of the camera.
How many photos to we get and when do we get them?
Typically between 600-800 (depending on the size and scale of your wedding, the weather, if it's predominantly inside or out and amount of activity during the day) images that have individually processed and edited to best tell your story. These will include everything as monumental as the first kiss right down to the small details of the table decorations . The photographs will be delivered within four weeks by post in a bespoke presentation box with a customised USB drive and a handful of prints from the day. I will send you a small selection of photos the day after the wedding so you have something to post on Social Media. The photos will be of the highest resolution and you will have the print and circulation rights for all images.
Do you shoot formal group shots and if so, how long do they take?
Yes, I do. The best time to do these is just after the ceremony in the church yard or somewhere scenic and uninterrupted outside of the venue (depending on the nature and location of your wedding). I’d recommend choosing a select number of groups beforehand so I have a list to work to and keeping it to a manageable amount so to not dominate at that stage of your day. I will enlist the best man or one of the ushers to help me coordinate the groups.
How far do you travel and is there a charge?
Travel anywhere within 50 miles of Malvern, Worcestershire is included in the package price. For Weddings further afield, we can discuss and calculate the costs when we have more information.
Are you flexible on hours?
Yes! I believe that documenting and creating the story of your wedding should not be restricted by time. Typically, I’ll be with the bride before they’ve even thought about putting the dress on and usually wrap things up an hour after the first dance.
What equipment do you use and what happens if your one of your cameras breaks?
I use multiple DSLR’s and a Mirrorless set up. Each camera has an equivalent replacement in event of any mechanical or technical problems on the day. All my cameras have dual memory card slots which means that every photo is duplicated and stored in two places the moment the shutter is pressed. I back up onto my laptop and an external drive during the meal and before getting in the car to leave late at night. All images are stored on both a Cloud and physical solid state drives (multiple location drives).
What drew you to wedding photography and what do you most like about it?
The first wedding I shot was when I was working as the senior photographer at a publishing house in London. About halfway through the day I realised that what I was shooting was so different to my daily assignments and that these images that I was creating were to be the most personal and important pictures that would be the lasting memory of the most amazing day in their lives. The emotive feedback I received when the couple received the photos further heightened this. I knew then that wedding photography was the real deal and I see it as being the last garrison of shooting something truly invaluable to those who you are shooting for.