FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
Firstly, get in touch via the contact form or email if you haven't done so already. I'll need check the diary to see if I'm free on your date. If I am then you're all set. I'll send you a booking form and contract, which you'll need to sign and return and pay the booking fee. Once both are received then your date is secured.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?
I am based in the South East of England in Buckinghamshire and generally cover weddings in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire. Hampshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, West London, Surrey and West Sussex. I am happy to travel across the UK, but travel and accommodation fees will apply.
CAN WE MEET YOU BEFOREHAND?
ABSOLUTELY! It's imperative we meet in person, or at least virtually, before your wedding. We'll be spending a lot of time together on your big day and meeting beforehand ensures we will get on like a house on fire. You'll probably want to talk about photos you've seen on Pinterest or Instagram and the sorts of shots you definitely want and doing this in person is ideal.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE GET?
The number of photos you receive is influenced by a number of factors, such as the size and style of your wedding, the number of hours of coverage provided, location etc. For All Day Coverage (10 hours), it will be around 400-600 photos, but could be slightly more or less. Every photo will be of the highest quality and capture a moment of your wedding day; no filler shots or duplicates.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I use a pair of Canon 5d mkIII full frame digital SLR cameras and a range of professional grade prime and zoom lenses. I have flashes and triggers to create those banging dance floor photos.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU'RE ILL AND CAN'T ATTEND?
I have a network of professional photographers who can be called on in times of emergencies. If another photographer is needed, they will shoot the wedding and provide the photos to me to be edited, so that you receive a set of images that matches my style, which is what you probably booked me for.
HAVE YOU WON ANY AWARDS?
No, for a few reasons. Most, if not all, of the time, you have to nominate yourself for awards, and more often than not, pay for it. My job, and therefore my 100% focus, is to photograph your wedding, capturing every little personal detail. Creating images that you'll fall in love with is the only award I need.
HOW MUCH IS THE BOOKING FEE?
The booking fee for all weddings ('All Day' and 'Hourly') is £150 and is non-refundable. The fee covers the time spent on securing your booking, such as initial conversations, preparing a contract, and time spent subsequently in the run up to your wedding day, such as confirming timings and running through any specific requirements.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION?
Travel is included in the wedding pricing for the areas that are listed in the 'areas covered' question, and accommodation is generally not required. For weddings outside of those areas, travel costs will apply along with the cost for a modest hotel/bnb.
DO YOU DO GROUP SHOTS?
Group or family shots are a bit of a mainstay for weddings. As much as I work in a predominantly photojournalistic style, the day belongs to you and I will accommodate your requests. I do advise to keep them to a minimum, however, as they can tend to take long time and take a chunk out of your day better spent with your guests. We will certainly spend a short time on shots of just the two of you and create some stunning images for you to look back on in the fullness of time.
CAN WE HAVE THE PHOTOS IN BLACK AND WHITE?
All final photos are edited in my distinct style in both colour and black and white, and delivered to you via your online gallery and USB stick.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Without a doubt - I hold public liability insurance up to £2m and all of my equipment is insured through Hiscox.
DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU?
The short answer is no. The long answer is that it would be nice as I am on my feet all day with very little time to eat and drink. If you do decide to make provisions for food, please let me know. Otherwise I will bring something with me to eat whilst you and your wedding party are eating.
YOU'RE NOT THE PREFERRED SUPPLIER - CAN I STILL BOOK YOU?
YES YES YES!!! Absolutely. It is against competition law for a venue or other supplier to enforce the use of those on their preferred supplier list. And they can't do sneaky underhand things like charging you a fee if you don't use them. Steer clear of venues that do either.