Frequently Asked QuestionS
How would you describe your style?
I take a documentary style approach and photograph by being as unobtrusive as possible. I'll never set up a shot unless you or someone asks me to, and I want to photograph all of the moments that you, your family and friends will be experiencing. 95% of my approach is to photograph what's in front of me. We'd also work together to set aside a small pocket of time to get some photos of just the two of you. I'll give you minimal direction/posing for these and capture your personalities to the best of my ability. I don't want to keep you away from your wedding guests (or the delicious canapés and drinks!), so I normally keep these to between 15-20 minutes so I can carry on getting candid photos of everyone else.
And what about your editing?
Most couples I’ve worked with have described my editing as colourful, bold and timeless. I give your photos just a little bit of “pop” without making them look garish or over-saturated. I want your wedding photos to look as real today as they will in 50 years, and not represent whatever editing trend was “in style” when you got married. I always spend time working with each single photo I deliver in order to make sure that it is up to the standards of the work displayed on my website.
Will you still take formal photos of us and our families?
Absolutely! I am more than happy to take these for you too, and have actually taken them at every wedding I have photographed. We would work together on a list of the ones you want to take and ask one of the groomsmen or bridesmaids to help with rounding up the necessary people. I always suggest doing these right after the ceremony.
What happens after you've photographed my wedding?
I will send your edited photos to you no later than six weeks after the wedding day. You will receive these via an online gallery where you will be able to download them and share them with family and friends. Part of my job as a wedding photographer is to curate your story and deliver you the photos that represent your day as best as possible. This means getting rid of all the blurry and out of focus ones.
How many photos do I get?
Depending on how long I am there, you will receive at least 300 photos for 8 hours, 400 for 10 hours and 500 for a full day of 12 hours. I will never limit the amount of photos you receive, so If I take 600 amazing photos in a full day, you will get all 600.
How much is the deposit? And when is the full balance due?
Deposits start at £300 depending on which collection you book. The remainder of the balance is due two weeks before the wedding date. You’re more than welcome to pay in instalments if that suits you better.
Will you travel for my wedding? Will it cost me extra?
I am based in Richmond, Surrey, but I will photograph your wedding wherever it is. I have photographed weddings in the UK, USA, Puerto Rico and Germany! There is a small travel fee for weddings outside of London, and I do ask that you cover accommodation if you book me for 10/12 hours and you're getting married outside of London. This just means I can be with you from as early as you'd like me to be! If you're getting married elsewhere in Europe, I normally ask for flights and accommodation to be covered.
How do I book you?
Get in touch! We'll get together for a coffee (or a beer) and chat about your wedding day. To separate the date I require a signed contract and deposit. From then on, we'll stay in touch leading up to the wedding and I’ll email you about eight weeks before the wedding so that we can meet again to confirm all of the details.
How do you organize yourself in anticipation of my wedding day?
At our catch-up we’ll determine a timeline for the day so that everything flows as smoothly as possible. Things might slightly change on the day (and I'm very relaxed about that!), so in the end the timeline is more of a rough framework for me to know what is happening when and where.
Do you deliver black and white images?
Although I love colour, I sometimes deliver a few images in black and white if it enhances the emotion of the image or the lighting in the image wasn’t the best. I'll never make an image black and white just for the sake of it being in black and white.
Do you sell prints and albums?
You can conveniently order prints for an additional cost through the online gallery where you receive your images. I also offer fine-art, leather-bound albums that are hand-made in the UK. If you decide to order an album we'd work together on choosing the photos that matter the most to you. I'll send you the album design so you can revise it and tell me whether there is anything you'd like changed. We continue this process until you are 100% happy with the layout and then it is sent to the printers and delivered to you. I always bring an album to any in-person meetings for you to see!
Do you do engagement photoshoots?
Yes. I think that engagement photoshoots are a great way for us to get to know each other better and for you to become more comfortable with being in front of the camera. Email me, and I'd be glad to send you some recent engagement shoots.
What equipment do you use?
I photograph with two Nikon D750s and one Sony A7iii and a variety of lenses to make sure I can capture your day from various perspectives. I have two flashes that I might use once the sun has set. Each camera holds two memory cards, so your photos are immediately backed up the second I take them.
Are you insured?
Yes, I have both public liability and indemnity insurance, and would be happy to provide a certificate if your venue requires it.
Can I see a full wedding gallery?
Of course! Send me an email and I'll be more than happy to send you some full galleries of weddings I’ve recently photographed.