There are some questions which are asked by nearly all couples planning their wedding. This page aims to answer them!
Many couples book with me 18 months to 24 months in advance & so my advice is to book as soon as possible. Most popular dates are booked 12 months in advance & so leaving it to the last minute could lead to you being disappointed & having to settle for your 3rd or 4th choice photographer.
My style of photography is to seamlessly blend documentary photography with the traditional elements of classical wedding photography. By covering the wedding from bridal prep through to your first dance all the excitement of the day is captured as it happens but I do take the time to put your group shots together & to spend a bit of time with the two of you creating beautiful wedding portraits.
For me weddings are a celebration, a time for fun & happiness & that is what I bring to your day with my outlook & way of capturing images. I will be laughing & joking with you & your guests rather than yelling at everybody through a megaphone & I will be allowing the two of you to enjoy the time for the portrait photos with each other rather than spending 2 hours crafting a shot of the bride staring moodily off into the distance.
Of vital importance is that we have a rapport with each other. Beautiful images are a product of a great working relationship, if you feel that rapport is not there thats cool. I won’t be using some hard sell techniques to force you to book me regardless. Far better that you find a wedding photographer who is right for you. Happily I have been privileged to find that rapport with the vast majority of couple I have met.
Yes. Your wedding day is actually your wedding day not a photoshoot. Having photographers all over the place can be off putting to the officiant of the wedding ceremony & many guests will not appreciate a 2nd photographer whose mission is to capture their every move. By working alone I can cover your ceremony discretely, shoot your groups, take the the two of you away from guests for your portraits &, with a little bit of help from yourselves in allowing enough time in your day, capture a selection of candid shots of yourselves & your guests simply enjoying your day.
Most of my weddings are within the midlands counties of West Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire & Worcestershire. I am more than happy to cover weddings further afield & will simply ask for a contribution towards my travelling expenses.
The copyright of your images is retained by myself as the creator of the image. This is however a technicality, you will receive a disc of all your gallery images with full printing rights for personal use assigned to yourselves & clearly printed on the disc itself.
No thank you, I am completely happy to cater for myself.
Yes, every image supplied to yourselves is edited individually by myself to ensure that you see the photographs of your day at their very best. For this reason I aim to deliver your online gallery within 4-6 weeks of your wedding date.
This is a very tricky question to answer because factors outside my control such as the number of guests & the officiant’s views on photography will have an effect on the size of your wedding gallery. Regardless of gallery size my aim is to tell the story of your day without boring everybody to tears. I won’t include duplicate images simply to bump up the numbers but will make every image an integral part of the storytelling. An average gallery, if such a thing existed, would be in the region of 300 – 350 images from a full day wedding coverage.
Yes, it is a part of the job I really love doing. Your album tells the story of your day & each page tells a particular part of that story. I will design the album from the images you ask me to use but ultimately it is your album not mine & I will amend the design to ensure that it is exactly how you want it to look.
By choosing a photographer qualified with a body such as the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) you will be securing a photographer who will have proved, not only, that their work is of a standard that satisfies the demanding qualification requirements but also that the photographer adheres to a strict code of conduct & has all the relevant insurances in place to conduct business safely.