Some answers to common questions
Here are answers to the questions I’m asked most frequently – If I haven’t answered your question please get in touch.
Where do you cover?
Are you a full-time professional photographer?
How would you describe your style?
What equipment do you use?
I use professional specification Sony mirrorless cameras. I also occasionally make use of hand-held video light for creative effects.
How many pictures can we expect and who chooses them?
The number of final photographs obviously depends on the length of the wedding. I use my skills to edit the pictures down to a manageable level, removing any near duplicates by picking the ideal picture out of a series. Typical coverage of a full day will provide you with between 600-1000 final, fully edited pictures, as chosen by me.
Do you take colour and black and white pictures?
What preparation do you undertake prior to our wedding?
To guard against this, I always visit venues prior to shooting at them and will do this close to the wedding date and time – this is so that the light is as we will encounter it on the day. No matter how well you know somewhere, if you last encountered it at 3pm on a dark January afternoon, the light will be different at midday in June. So that great location found last time may be completely unusable this time.
I scout the venues for locations for couple and group shots, noting the direction of light and even where the sun will rise/set.
What preparation do you undertake on the wedding day?
How long after the wedding do we get to see our photos?
Every final picture I supply to you will have been fully optimised for crop, colour, white balance, contrast and brightness. Retouching will be carried out as necessary.
The final pictures are supplied as high quality jpgs at print resolution (with reprint rights) and web resolution for use on Facebook etc. on USB.
Whats included in the price?
My base package includes
- Pre-wedding meeting with you to discuss your plans (depending on your location, this may be over the phone although I do like to meet my couples if possible)
- Unaccompanied venue visits at the correct time of day and year for me to assess the light and areas to use for photography (if a new venue)
- My coverage on the day
- All final images beautifully and creatively processed by myself, including cosmetic retouching on key images
- All final images on USB at print quality for you to print from and at web resolution for use on Facebook/Computers
- Some complimentary prints of my favourite images from your day.
I offer a fantastic album range which is modern, keenly priced but also hand-made with quick turnarounds – Bellissimo storybook albums. For the final word in luxury, I also offer Jorgensen Art matted albums including premium leather covers.
Guests can order prints from the online gallery at a variety of sizes and for the bride and groom I can offer framed prints with luxury frames, images on canvas or acrylic.
Whats not included and why?
Are you insured?
We'd like to book you, what happens next?
A non-refundable booking fee is required to secure the date. The balance of the payment is due one month prior to the wedding. These payments can be made by bank transfer, cash or cheque (NB for balance payments, cleared funds must be with me one month prior to the wedding).
To get started, contact me here.