Here are some of the questions I am asked on a regular basis by wedding couples. If your question isn't answered below then get in touch and we can have a chat
What if we have to change our date or move our wedding?
Every wedding is a case by case basis, and so far it’s worked out positively for all of my couples. I’ll do the absolute best I can you do have to reschedule. If you’re changing the date within the calendar year, I’m happy to move the date at no extra charge provided I’m available. My one ask (and the reason so far it’s worked out positively for all of my couples) is that you either email or call me before confirming the date change with the venue. Usually the venue would give you 3 or 4 availabilities, and I would love to ensure I am available for the one that you go for. Sometimes they’ll pressure you to make a quick decision. If that’s the case, call or text me and I’ll get back to you ASAP.
What happens if we change the date and do everything above but you're still not available for the new date or we need to cancel completely?
Although my policy is that the reservation deposit is non-refundable, if you have had to move your wedding to another date that I am unavailable for or you have had to cancel completely due to COVID-19, I will be happy to transfer the amount paid in the deposit to another photography session. This could be a family session, engagament session, branding or social media content, business headshots etc. This will be returned to you as a gift voucher so it can be used by yourselves or given to family members as a gift should you wish.
Should I add a second photographer?
A second photographer is an ideal addition for weddings with over 100 guests. I love to work on my own to keep any disruption to you at an absolute minimum and to keep out the way but in order to capture those special moments at larger weddings with big guest numbers I would recommend a second photographer. I can organise this for you, just let me know if you would like a second photographer and I will send you over a quote.
How do we book?
I aim to make the booking process as simple and straight forward as possible. If you are interested in my work, you can request a brochure from my website which outlines the packages available. Then if you want to chat in person to check we are a good fit then we can set up a phone or Zoom call, or face-to-face meeting if you would prefer. Once you have decided that you would like me to photograph your wedding (thank you!) I will send over a contract for you both to sign online and an invoice detailing payment dates. I require a 15% non-refundable deposit which is due on the day of booking to secure your date.
What happens after we book?
Once you book I will send over a few emails during the course of the run up to your big day with information on what to expect communication-wise from myself, I will send over a questionnaire to get to know you both better, we will organise the engagement shoot and then arrange another meeting to discuss the plans for the day about 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding. Due to the length of time between booking and the wedding day, we might not speak for a while but I want all my couples to know you can send an email or pick up the phone whenever you want to ask something!
We aren't overly keen on being away for hours getting pictures taken and leaving our guests. Is this going to be a problem?
Absolutely not! In fact, I always want my couples to know that I am not the kind of photographer that takes the bride and groom away for hours to get their photo taken. My aim on the wedding day is to keep my couples happy and to ensure they are enjoying the biggest day of their life. I am not going to ruin that by taking them away from their guests for too long as I beleive that is the feeling they will remember when looking at their images. Of course, we will ensure there is at least one portrait session during the day that we can capture beautiful moments in the venue's grounds together but because I like to research the venue beforehand if I haven't shot at it before, then I will already know the perfect spots for stunning images before I take you out there.
Do you offer engagement/pre-wedding shoots?
Yes, I do! If you opt for one of my full day packages, you will have an engagement shoot included with this. This engagament shoot can be arranged any time you like in the run up to your wedding. I personally prefer to arrange engagement shoots for the evening time, just before sunset as this give the best light and we can create some exciting images. If you have not booked a full day package but are interested in an engagement shoot then find more information here.
Do you have a particular style of photography?
As a wedding photographer, I want to build a relationship with you both on the run up to your big day and have as many face-to-face (or video) meetings as possible so that you can be comfortable with me and on the day I am there in the background as a friend. This, I suppose, makes "my style" quite natural and candid becuase you are both so comfortable on the day that you forget I'm even there! We will, of course, ensure that we get family group shots and there will be times where some slight direction may be needed to get that perfect shot, however on the whole the images will be very natural and I will look to capture yourselves and your guests in their own unique way.
Are all the images we get in colour or is there the option for black and white images as well?
The majority of your gallery will be made up of full colour images. I tend to convert many of these to black and white as the black and white look makes certain images work better and gives a different feel to the image. Although I can work my post-production around your preferences, it would be beneficial to know your preferences before the wedding day so that I can look out and shoot for the particular look you prefer. If you like both colour and black and white then that is perfect as you will receive both in your private gallery.
What happens if your equipment breaks on the wedding day?
I ensure that I bring enough equipment with me on a wedding day so that, in the highly unlikely event that something might break, I am covered. I bring a minimum of 2 cameras and multiple lenses to ensure that no matter what happens we can still create stunning images. I also bring back ups of lighting equipment, flashes, memory cards, batteries etc, so you have absolutely nothing to worry about.
How long after the wedding would we expect to have our images?
I will post a few "teaser" images on social media (mainly Facebook and Instagram) within 48 hours of your wedding day. I will then aim to send you the link to your full gallery between 4-6 weeks after your wedding.
Can we buy an album after the wedding even if it wasn't included in our package?
When we book, is it you we are booking?
Yes, it is me that will photographing your wedding. Contracts and all communications will be provided by myself. Unless you decide to add a second photographer, there will be no-one else attending your wedding with me.