Got a question?
WHAT STYLE OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DO YOU OFFER? ALTERNATIVE, REPORTAGE, DOCUMENTARY...?
I'm a documentary photographer, therefore my style is very much reportage style with a bit of a creative twist. I love getting in on the action capturing real moments full of love and joy. I tell your story, just as it was in a natural, relaxed way.
That said, I'm certainly influenced by other styles of wedding photography. I love to set aside time for couple portraits and I think family group images are super important to include on the day, but I try to keep these as quick and relaxed as possible. Organising people takes time (someone has always run off to the loo) So not only do I miss out on some amazing moments from your day but so do you. I have a set list we can work from - and adapt to suit you. This way you get the best of both worlds.
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL?
I am based in Birmingham and I cover all of the Midlands, Warwickshire, Shropshire and beyond. I love nothing more than to travel so I’m ready to go when you are.
I offer UK wide wedding photography and will happily travel to Europe and further afield for destination weddings. For UK mainland weddings, my wedding prices are fully inclusive of any travel and accommodation costs. If your wedding is more than 2 hours drive away, I will travel the night before so I’m with you in good time and raring to go.
ON THE WEDDING DAY, HOW DO YOU APPROACH TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS?
I like to snap the action as it unfolds. I’ll observe and explore, taking note of everything that’s happening. I shoot in an unobtrusive way making you feel comfortable so you can just get on with enjoying the your awesome and fun day! You can read more about my approach here.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE GET?
I'll be shooting throughout your wedding taking as many photographs as possible, but in terms of final delivery this vastly depends on the size of the wedding, length of the day that you want me and sometimes the weather. As a guide, you will receive around 400 images for an all-day wedding. I'll photograph every element of your day, anything that looks interesting and wonderful so if there is more I will give you more!
HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
As a guide I aim for 8 weeks, but during the summer (main wedding season) months this can be 12 weeks. This really takes time, just like if I was working with film, I spend time developing each image in my own signature style, only in a digital darkroom.
WHO OWNS COPYRIGHT OF THE IMAGES?
This always remains with the photographer, which basically means you can't modify (Instagram filter, crop etc.), sell or enter the photographs into competitions. But you do have a license to print or share the photographs yourself.
CAN WE PRINT THE IMAGES OURSELVES?
Yes, it's your wedding day and the photos are yours to share and print as you want!
You can purchase prints through your online gallery for ease (it's super easy to use and the prints are fab!) but if you don't want to use my printer of choice, you don't have to. Please be aware that quality differs from printer to printer so if you need any recommendations I’d be happy to help.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR CAMERA BREAKS, AND DO YOU BACK UP YOUR IMAGES?
Don't worry, I've been doing this for some time now. I bring two cameras that I use on the day, plus a backup or two (you never know).
I have a variety of lenses with me, crazy amounts of memory cards, plus a load of spare batteries. My main cameras have two memory cards so it automatically creates a backup of your images on the day. After your wedding I carefully back up your images a number of times on separate hard-drives up until your photographs are safely in your hands.
Basically I have it covered.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yuh-huh, I'm fully insured both for public liability and professional indemnity. I am also a full member of The Guild of Photographers.
DO YOU PHOTOSHOP?
NO! Repeat after me, you are frickin’ awesome. I don’t do any kind of shape changing, skin smoothing or anything to make you not you.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE ILL ON THE DAY?
This has never happened, but rest assured I have a large network of photographers I would call upon who are all brilliant at what they do and would step in for me in an instant.
DO YOU OFFER ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES?
Yes! These can be a lot of fun, not only will you get some lovely shots of you together, it is also a great way for us to take a stroll, get to know one another before your big day and ease any in front of the camera fears.
If I could have a pound for every time someone says 'I'm like Chandler Bing in front of a camera' seriously guys! More about this here.
DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
Yes! You can absolutely add a second shooter to your wedding package, for weddings with more then 130 guests I’d certainly recommend one. I love working with a second photographer, and nothing could be better than an extra set of eyes on your wedding day. You can read more about second shooters in my blog post here.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
Hurrah! Assuming you like what you hear so far, then just get in touch giving me as much information about your wedding day as you have at this point and what you are looking for in your photographer.
We can then have a consultation, either online via Skype, by phone or even better in person in Birmingham. Then there are two simple steps to complete your booking. Complete and sign a contract along with paying a deposit to secure your wedding date. Then all is left to do for you is to plan your wedding (not much then!)
WHEN IS THE FINAL BALANCE DUE?
The final balance is due on the first day of the month before your wedding. For example if you are getting married in August your final balance would be due on the 1 July.
CAN I ASK ABOUT...?
Yes, yes, yes. I know how much you want to be sure about this decision. So whatever your query, I’m all ears.