Do you only photograph weddings?
Although I specialise in wedding I do take on a number of selected lifestyle, and commercial assignments throughout the year. Spaces for these are however very limited so get in touch if you are interested.
What is your style of wedding photography?
I specialise in natural, creative and candid photography. I use natural light as far as possible, although I do have a number of flashes and lighting equipment to battle the unpredictable weather, although this is not my speciality.
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes I do! I love to travel and explore new places. Although I am based in Norfolk I have photographed weddings across the UK, Europe and abroad! I do include complimentary travel to cover certain areas but I am happy to discuss your requirements , so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are getting married further afield!
How far in advance do you take bookings?
I take bookings 18 month in advance for most weddings ,with the exception of a limited number of winter weddings from November – February, which are taken 12 months in advance.
What is the process once I enquire and how do I book?
Once I receive your email with wedding date, I will confirm my availability and send you detailed pricing information.
If you are happy to book at this stage I can send you a booking form and my general terms and conditions. Once I receive the booking form and a 30% non-refundable booking fee, I will confirm your booking and I am all yours!
If however you are still uncertain, or want to view some more of my work or albums, we can arrange to meet (or skype) first before you commit. I actually think this is an important step, as feeling comfortable with your photographer really contributes to natural looking images… After meeting you have first refusal for a week to decide if you would like to book.
Will I get the digital images of my wedding day on a disk?
Yes! All packages includes a disk with all your high-resolution digital images. These will be ready approx. 6 weeks from your wedding date. Even better you receive a password protected gallery of all your images that I will store online for a year so you can share this with family and friends!
I also offer albums, parent albums, signing frames and a range of products which we can discuss if this is of interest to you.
How many images can I expect and will all the images be edited?
You can expect 300-450 images from an full day collection. I edit each image individually and you will receive a mixture of both colour and B&W images edited at my discretion. Editing includes colour and tone correction, and sightly blemishes and distractions are removed. Please note digital manipulation (done by a professional retoucher) is not included (I stick to what I do best!) but can be done at an additional charge should you choose.
Can I see all the images you took on the day?
Part of my job as a photographer is not only taking the pictures and making them pretty, but also to act as as curator to tell the story of your day. As standard any unflattering images are deleted on import so unfortunately you will not be able to view it. You certainly don’t want to show your friends and family the teary mascara streaked face when your groom’s speech made you cry – so don’t worry, I’ve got your back. If you would like a full explanation on why photographers do not provide all or unedited images here is a helpful article.
Do you offer albums?
I do offer a range of albums and cover options and parent mini-albums (better known as brag books!).
How long will our album take to arrive?
Once the final album design is signed off, albums normally take 2-3 weeks for delivery. The entire process from image selection to delivery usually take 8-12 weeks.
Do you offer engagement or pre-wedding shoots?
I absolutely do! Some couples feel an engagement or pre-wedding shoot is a great way to “trial” run what will happen on the wedding day so they feel they are more at ease on the big day. Others want a shoot as they use images for save the dates, for a signing board or frame or as part of their wedding day.
Do you do groupshots at weddings?
I do photograph group shots, but recommend you keep this short and sweet – no more than 8. Larger groups will require access to an elevated level such as a balcony or similar.
This allows for more time to get those natural candid shots that very much form part of my style. If you don’t want to offend anyone by leaving them out of the groups shots, one large photograph of all your wedding guests is a good option!
What is the most important thing for you on a wedding day?
The most important thing is that you enjoy your wedding day and the experience of being photographed adds it. I am unobtrusive in my approach and work well with people so you can be sure everyone feels at ease! You can read about my approach to photography here
How much time do you need on the wedding day?
For the best results, I’ll suggest the following:
Bridal preparation : 2-3 hours before ceremony (please allow for travelling time, I need to arrive at the ceremony venue 30 min before)
Ceremony: 30 min (approx. but this can be as long as you need it to be!)
Decor shots: 30-45 min (depending on the amount of details)
Family & Group shots: 20 min – 30 min
Candid photographs: 20-30 min (the more time I spend on groups the less time there are for candids, so please be mindful of this)
Couple photos: 2 sessions of 15-20 min (usually it’s best to steal you away for just before you are called for your meal, and again later in the evening – that way you are not away from your guests too long)
How can I help you get the best photographs of my day:
The best photographs are captured when you are relaxed and enjoying the day – hopefully forgetting about the camera!
Getting ready in a beautiful, calm and uncluttered environment definitely contributes toward this! I suggest you book a guest house/hotel room with lots of natural light, large windows and white walls is a big plus!
Secondly, the light and clean images you see on my website are because of good lighting. Off course photographing weddings in the UK means unpredictable weather , but the amount of light available determines the outcome of the photos.
For outdoor ceremonies standing under a shaded area will help to reduce shadows on your face. For your reception, especially in dark barns, additional lighting always goes a long way – candle light is not enough!
If you are having a winter wedding I strongly suggest you have your ceremony as early as possibly in the day to make the most of available light.
Do you have insurance?
As a full-time professional photographer I have both full Professional Indemnity and Professional Liability insurance
Can you help by recommending suppliers?
Off course I can! I get to work with some lovely suppliers that are the best at what they do. I am happy to send my recommended supplier list and help you find the right supplier for you!
Do you offer bespoke collections?
I always try and be as flexible as possible. If none of my set collections suit you I am happy to discuss your requirements.
What happens if you are ill or unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstance?
I’ve shot in access of 100 weddings, and have yet to miss one! I have found pain killers, Red Bull and sheer will-power can go a long way if need be! Off course however , life can be unpredictable, so I have a large base of local photographers who I work with and trust, and will do my utmost to get the wedding covered by a colleague.
Do we need to provide you with food on the day?
Although a lovely plate of food is much appreciated, I also understand weddings are expensive. I leave this decision up to you, and if you were happy to provide me with a meal most venues will have “supplier” meals at discounted rates. I also realise table plans can be a nightmare so please don’t feel you need to squeeze me in. I usually find a quiet spot in the venue or bar area to have my meal as I don’t photographs guests eating.
Do you offer off-season and weekday discounts?
On my discretion, and depending on availability I may be able to offer you something within your budget and I am happy to discuss in detail should you be interested.