"MAKING THE WHOLE PROCESS EASY, RELAXED AND STRAIGHTFORWARD"
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This page hopes to answer some of the big questions, yet the best way to understand if we're a great fit is to get in touch so that
I can answer all of your questions personally.
COVID-19 AND GOVERNMENT LOCK-DOWNS. WHAT REASSURANCES CAN YOU GIVE US?
I want to be there for you at each step of the way. That includes in the worst-case scenario if we have to reschedule due to a circumstance where the government might lock things down and prevent weddings from going ahead. Your deposit and any funds paid will safely roll-over to your new date. I've even updated my contract to give much more detail on this so you can feel reassured that you know what's what and confident with your booking with me.
BEFORE YOU READ THROUGH SOME OF THE MORE OBVIOUS QUESTIONS ON YOUR MIND, THERE ARE SOME OTHER (POSSIBLY MORE IMPORTANT) QUESTIONS THAT ONLY YOU CAN ANSWER:
- DO WE HAVE A GOOD RAPPORT WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER? -
- DO WE TRUST THEM TO TAKE THE BEST PICTURES OF OUR DAY? -
- WILL WE FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THIS PHOTOGRAPHER? -
- IS THE PRICE AND THE LEVEL OF SERVICE WHAT WE EXPECT FOR THE BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF OUR LIVES? -
DO YOU HAVE CLIENT REVIEWS?
Yes, and I'm very proud & grateful for the kind words wedding couples, planners, venues & other wedding suppliers have sent me. Check them out on my REVIEWS page.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING WEDDINGS? / HOW MANY HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?
I've been photographing & filming weddings for nearly 10 years and have probably photographed in the region of 250 weddings in that time.
During that time, I've won quite a few awards, had the pleasure of photographing for Royalty, a number of celebs, travelled the world, been invited to be a global ambassador for a number of renowned photography brands, been featured by many awesome publications & recommended by some of the top wedding venues and planners in the UK and Europe.
ARE YOU INSURED AND DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT?
Yes and Yes. If your venue needs to see a copy of my public liability insurance certificate, please ask them to get in touch and I'll be able to send over all the relevant info, it also gives me a good chance to touch-base with them if we've not worked there before. I have backup cameras with double-memory card slots, lenses and all of the equipment that I need to capture your day safely & beautifully.
CAN WE HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT/PRE-WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT?
Yes and this can be beneficial for a number of reasons: We get some time together to have fun, create some amazing relaxed portrait photos and you get used to being photographed by a professional photographer. You will be far more confident and will know what to expect when the wedding day arrives. There are lots of options and I have a full guide to help through this process to make it super-easy, fun and provide you with some amazing images for your invitations, your wedding website, and most importantly for you both to treasure for your home, capturing you wearing more relaxed clothing.
PRINTS AND ALBUMS. DO YOU PROVIDE THESE?
Yes and I believe that retaining your memories in print is something everyone should do. This is your legacy.
I am an ambassador for Loxley Colour, the very best professional photographic printers in the UK and as such I have access to the very best quality for bespoke albums and framed prints.
Please get in touch to find out more detail.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
This all comes down to what you want and there are many options available within the collections.
To give you a flavour, at the very least:
- Video/phone calls to plan out the day in detail.
- A large collection of advice, hints & tips, personal videos and information as a guide to having the perfect day and for photography to seamlessly work around this, capturing everything beautifully with ease.
– All image processing in my signature style.
– Your own private online gallery to view, download and share with family and friends.
- Options for longer hours/days, a bigger team, videography, drone (licensed), gorgeous framed prints, albums and much more. Please get in touch and we can discuss in more detail.
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
There's a few ways of answering this and it's important for me to address each:
Personality style: I'm friendly, approachable, and just simply want you to have the best experience. I ask a lot of questions prior to the wedding day and also provide plenty of helpful information to ensure that I understand as best as possible what it is that you're planning and so my team and I can deliver what you want.
Photography approach on a wedding day: It's only with this knowledge (above) that any photographer can truly satisfy across all parts of the experience. Wedding photography is not just about the images, it's about how you feel while those images are being taken. You will attach a feeling to your wedding photographs and some of that feeling will be reminiscent of how it felt at the time when those images were captured. This is why wedding photography requires not only technical skill, but it also requires a great deal of empathy, emotional intelligence and understanding of who is front of the camera.
It's with this understanding and approach that my images are captured.
Editing style: I have more detail on this here, on my 'About' page.
Ultimately, I would describe my style as natural, relaxed and an aim to be timeless. One important thing to mention at this point is I like to include a good mix of natural reportage photography, group shots, details and I love spending time capturing images of you, your family, friends and location to create beautiful images you will treasure for a lifetime.
WHAT TIME DO YOU ARRIVE & LEAVE?
This is entirely up to you and it's something that is discussed in our conversations when you enquire. Please get in touch and we can chat in detail about the timeline of your day (don't worry if you haven't got this part figured out just yet, it's something that I can help a great deal with).
DO YOU OR YOUR TEAM DO HEADSHOTS, INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS, FAMILY PORTRAITS, COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING OR OTHER TYPES OF IMAGE CAPTURE?
Yes. My team and I are experienced in many different types of photography & filming and while you may not see a portfolio on this website, it's likely that we can send you a link to more of a portfolio similar to whatever you might be looking for.
Please get in touch and we can discuss.
THE WHOLE WEDDING CELEBRATION WILL BE ABROAD, WILL YOU COME WITH US?
I absolutely love travelling and am well-experienced at the travel-with-equipment scenario, including visas & carnets (if required).
I've captured weddings all over the world including destinations such as Bali, Sri Lanka, India, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, USA, Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Italy, France, Australia & New Zealand. If you are getting married abroad and want an English-speaking destination wedding photographer who knows his stuff when it comes to travel, then please get in touch.
DO YOU HAVE MY DATE AVAILABLE?
I'm so glad you asked! :-)
I take bookings up to two years in advance and as such it's worth asking as soon as you have set your wedding date. Or if you are flexible on your wedding date, please get in touch and I can let you know my availability at the time of year that you are looking at.
TRUSTED & SOUGHT-AFTER
Trusted to capture the weddings of Royalty, Oscar winners, music & sports stars and many wonderful couples from the UK & worldwide.
RELIABLE AND CONSISTENT
Brand Ambassador for The Wedding Industry Suppliers Network, Loxley Colour Professional Printing, Vibesta Pro Lighting, Fundy Photographic Software.
Commissioned by a special yearly photographic project for the Queen, the Prime Minister & The Lord Mayor of London.
Awarded for Excellence in Photography Training by Lux Life Awards 2020
Featured by Vogue, BBC, ITV, Harper's Bazaar, The Hollywood Reporter, Hello!, Conde Nast Brides, Wedding Ideas Magazine, and many more.
Many happy couples worldwide
& many award-winning wedding planners & 5 star venues
CELEBRITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2020
WINNER - MASTERS OF WEDDING PHOTORAPHY 2019 & 2018
WINNER - BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WEDISSON 2018