Based on in depth meetings with clients* I put this little FAQ guide together. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please drop me a line!
*hanging with tea and cake
I live in north London but travel all over the UK and beyond to shoot weddings.
You can read about my packages and prices here.
My full day package at £1,195 is my most popular. However I also offer half days, shorter hours for those who don't want bridal prep covered, and single hour coverage for weddings less than 3 hours. Please contact me with your wedding details for a quote.
Please get in contact via my contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell me all about your big day! I will be in touch as soon as possible to let you know my availability.
I always like to chat to couples either over the phone / Skype or in person over a cuppa if you're in London - just so you can get to know me, and we can make sure we're a great fit. You want to be 100% comfortable with the person you trust to shoot your special day.
I'm afraid I don't provisionally hold dates - I require a £295 deposit and a signed contract to secure your date.
These are complimentary with full day bookings. I think they are great fun, and the reason I offer them is to get to know you both a little more and help you be comfortable with being photographed before the day. It's a great chance to get some lovely fun, relaxed and natural photos of you both!
For further info, you can check out my e-shoot guide here.
I try to keep myself as healthy as possible, however I'm a member of several photography groups who network together for such events. Should I become too ill to be able to photograph, they would almost certainly have a replacement who I would contract to shoot for me.
Yes, I have public liability, professional indemity and equipment insurance, which is useful as I will often get in random places for a good shot!
I always bring two cameras and extra bits to weddings in case any of my equipment has a wobbly. One father of the groom thought I was a random backpacker turning up to the wedding with the size of the bag on me, but I really do like to be prepared!
As the creater of the images, I retain copyright, but this in no way stops you from making prints! I always obtain permission from my couples before I post any images online - your privacy is always respected.
I always recommend a one if you would like groom / partner prep covered, or have over 120 guests, just for extra coverage. I don't offer a second shooter as part of my main package but you can choose one as an add on for £250. They shoot but don't edit, all images are edited in my signature style for consistency.
This depends on the location of your wedding. Travel to / from a location up to 1.5 hours each way from London is included. Should your wedding be located outside this travel bracket, start early or finish late, I would need to charge for overnight accommodation. I use budget hotels or Air BnB to keep costs low as possible. I do my research and will advise you at time of enquiry if additional travel would be required.
Yes! Your USB and online gallery will be full of lovely edited print resolution colour images, with a selection of black and whites as well.
Please note that I don't hand over RAW files, and the number of images taken throughout the day will exceeed the number of final images delivered - I select only the best images to tell your story.
Delivery of final images is 6-8 weeks, but I always send a couple of sneak peeks a week after the wedding so you can use them as thank you cards / to show off how awesome you looked on Facebook.
Don't worry, I know not everyone loves the camera (though I tell you now, there is always that one wedding guest who does!). The majority of my work is documentary so you'll hardly notice I'm there, and I always try to blend in with guests. You will have far too much to see and do to notice me ninja-ing about!
Part of the reason I include engagement shoots is to help couples feel more comfortable being photographed. I will do some slight posing, but will encourage you to concentrate on each other, rather than focus on me.
Literally too many things! If I had to pick one, perhaps it would be the original Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. Note I said "Hero Turtles" because in the UK back in the 90's, "Ninja Turtles" was considered too violent a title! Raphael was my favourite.
I once recieved an original 90's Turtles collectors card as a favour at one of the weddings I photographed. It is a prized posession!