Weddings can be super stressful and nerve-wracking so let me guide you! If I haven't answered your question amongst these Frequently Asked Questions then please, feel free to drop me a message and I'll see if I can help. Here are some of the common questions I get asked...
"We're really shy and hate our photo being taken. Can you take natural photos?"
Believe me when I say, you are NOT alone! A LOT of couples have told me before their wedding just how much they hate photos of themselves. It's my job, for one day, to get you over that fear! The only time throughout the day I'll ask you to "pose" is during the group photos. This is a really traditional part of the day where you get an opportunity to have photos with your nearest and dearest. During the couple photos I will stand you in a certain position and get you to chat to each other and enjoy each other's company. I will show you the results instantly too! I have your back. WE GOT THIS!
"How many images do I receive from a full day wedding?"
600 minimum. I only deliver the VERY best. Any unflattering images? Instantly deleted. My job is to make people feel super comfortable and to embrace and be happy with who they are and how they look.
As a guideline I suggest 600 images but ALWAYS over-deliver. So yeah... Expect to receive a minimum of 600 images of your wedding day.
"Do you have Photoshop? Can you slim me down and make me look like a size 6?"
Simply put, no. I will not alter your physical appearance. You are who you are. Embrace it and love yourself! I'll happily remove any blemishes you may have but if you don't feel beautiful on your wedding day then I haven't done my job as your personal hype-man for the day!
I'm not just your photographer. I'm your personal assistant for the day. I'm there to capture memories sure, but I'm also there to make you feel INCREDIBLE and completely at ease throughout the day. I GOT YOU!
"How does payment work?"
A non-refundable £300 deposit is required to secure your date. The remainder of the balance is due 14 days before the date of service. Balances can be paid via bank transfer or PayPal, whichever is more suitable for the client.
"What does full-day coverage mean?"
I cover ALL major events of the day. Morning preparation > First dance. I agree with the clients beforehand what time they would like me to arrive on the day (normally 1 hour before the ceremony). I then follow you and your guests around like a professional pain in the backside, ensuring I do not miss a moment. I capture establishing shots of the venue, the ceremony, group images, couple images, speeches, cake cutting, and first dance.
"Do we get black & white images?"
YES! You will receive all images in colour and selected images in black & white. Some images simply don't work in black & white but some look absolutely stunning, timeless, and emotional.
"How long until we receive our images?"
I give clients a turn-around time of 28 days. HOWEVER, whilst I'm editing the images I do really enjoy sending over a considerable amount of teasers to keep that excitement!
"Are you willing to travel?"
YES! There are very few limitations to where I would potentially travel for a wedding. There are additional costs to include travel and over-night accommodations but these costs are very reasonable and I LOVE a destination wedding.
"How do I know we'd be a good fit?"
I ALWAYS encourage my couples to have a good chat with their potential photographer or arrange to meet them. If you like their work and their prices are within your budget, you're halfway there! However I believe the most important thing you can do when selecting your photographer is to make sure they get you. Make sure they vibe with you and you share similar humour. Make sure they have your best interests at heart.
You're going to be spending your whole day with your photographer so it's absolutely ESSENTIAL that you get along and they understand your needs and aren't selfishly trying to create content for themselves.
"Do you offer different styles?"
No. I do not offer different styles when it comes to shooting or editing. My style is my style. What you see on my socials is what your final results to be like.
"Do you visit venues before a wedding?"
No. I LOVE shooting at new venues so I arrive much earlier than our agreed arrival time to have a wonder around and scope out potential shooting locations. We as wedding photographers are trained professionals at dealing with different situations, backdrops, lighting conditions, etc. so we shouldn't need to scope out a place before an event.