There are understandably many questions you may want to ask your wedding photographer before you book them in for your big day. Here you will find answers to the questions I am often asked.
What is your photography approach and style?
I would describe my photography approach as relaxed and fun with the aim to capture natural, candid moments. I love documenting real moments and believe that this is what photography is really all about. Of course there will be some posed photos during the group shots if you require these.
How long have you been a photographer?
I have been taking photos of pretty much everything since my parents bought me my first camera when I was sixteen. I always loved photography and film in school, and seven years later I'm still happily snapping away. My business started a few years back just after I graduated in 2014, and then I discovered my love for photographing weddings and all of the wonderful emotions that come with them!
Did you study photography at university?
I studied Media Arts at St Mary's University in Twickenham, South-West London, and graduated with a 2.1. This course did involve photography amongst other classes such as Video Production and Advanced Digital Imaging. I always tried to include photography in as much of my work as possible as I felt this was what I was best at!
Are you a full time Wedding Photographer?
I am happy to say that I am indeed a full time wedding photographer. I do also photograph families and portraits, however I specialise in wedding photography. I also occasionally do some freelance editing for beautiful wedding films for the award winning production company Filmatography. To put it simply, I just love weddings.
What is your pricing?
Visit my pricing page for all pricing information.
What if we're camera shy and feel uncomfortable having our photos taken?
Engagement shoots are especially useful if you are usually quite camera shy as they get you used to me and my camera. Luckily I'm not very intimidating and have been told I'm friendly and easy to get on with, so hopefully you won't feel awkward with me! I try my best to capture unposed photos by encouraging natural smiles and laughter.
What can we expect at the engagement shoot?
The engagement shoot is usually between 1-2 hours long at a location chosen by you. I always suggest you choose a place which means something to you as a couple. Perhaps the place you met, a place you both love visiting, or your local beach/park. An hour or so before sunset is always the best time for photos. The session is relaxed and fun, and not at all rushed.
What is the booking process?
If you would like to book me for your wedding, I send you a contract to sign and then a booking fee of 25% of the package price will be due. The remaining 75% will be due 4 weeks before your wedding date.
Who do you have as a second photographer?
I know several experienced and friendly photographers who have a similar approach as me, and we work together on a regular basis. I edit all of the photos so they all look consistent.
Are you insured?
All of my equipment is insured and I am covered for professional indemnity and public liability. You may ask to see proof of this.
What time do you arrive and leave?
I usually arrive two hours before the ceremony to capture bridal preparations, and I stay until just after the first dance unless you have any events planned for later on, in which case we can discuss longer coverage.
How do you ensure you capture all of the important moments?
I send a questionnaire for you to fill in so you can list all of the group shots and any photos you would like. I print this out and bring it with me on the day so I can ensure I have captured every last detail!
Do you require a meal on the day?
It is not in my contract that I require a meal, but I do really appreciate it when I am provided with one. I love food, especially at weddings! A nice warm meal always gives me a great energy boost for the rest of the afternoon, but if you can't feed me I do bring my own food and snacks, so no worries!
What happens if your equipment breaks on the day?
This has never happened but I do come prepared with a back-up camera body and several lenses. I have dual card slots in my camera so if a card corrupts I will still have all of your photos on the other!
What happens if you fall ill on the day?
I have never had to cancel a wedding *knock on wood* but if this did happen I am part of an amazing community of photographers and would be able to send someone as similar to me as possible to cover my service. I would receive the images and edit them to my style.
How long after our wedding can we expect the photos?
The average delivery time is between four-ten weeks, dependent on the season.
How many photos can we expect?
It all depends on how much you have going on at a wedding, but I usually deliver a minimum of 500 photos.
Can I print and share my images on social media?
Your photos come with full printing and sharing rights so you are allowed to print and share as much as you like!