Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a full-time photographer?
Yes, I've been a full time photographer since 2009. Not only is it what pays my bills, it remains my driving passion. This is everything.
How long have you been a wedding photographer? How many weddings do you shoot each year?
I've been shooting weddings since 2010 and since then have covered over 150 weddings. I network with several other talented photographers who push and inspire me to keep bringing my A-game. I now average around 40 weddings a year as well as family and commercial commissions.
Do you do group photographs?
Documentary photography doesn’t automatically rule out the need for groups shots. I understand how important it is to bring people together at a wedding and to create a record of that.
With experience I've found three photographs cover most requirements, and are the key groups that people generally want to capture: parents / immediate family, bridal party.
Each wedding differs and sometimes there's a couple more; sometimes less. Three in this case really is the magic number, and even if it feels a little more formal than aspects of my style, they will not take too long.
Does it matter if you haven’t worked at my venue before?
Not at all. I've worked at a lot of fantastic venues (many of them several times), but believe it or not I haven't been everywhere...yet. If I haven’t worked at a venue, I will research it beforehand, also considering factors such as where the light is at different times of day, time of year.
The approach for documentary photography simply has to be adaptive and flexible. That said, I like to be prepared and familiarise myself either in person or through other methods such as Google Earth. Technology is a useful friend.
What if something happens to you and you can't get to our wedding?
Know this: I'm always going to do everything possible to get to your wedding. EVERYTHING. If something unimaginable happens to me, then with the backing of my network of colleagues around the country, I will do everything possible to get someone else who can step in, even at the last minute.
Are you fully insured?
Absolutely. I have extensive professional insurance to cover every aspect of my wedding photography services. It's there to protect you such as in the unthinkable mentioned above.
How long after the wedding will the photographs be ready?
I spend a lot of time processing every single image myself. I like to keep full creative input with the process of making your images look as good as they possibly can....plus I'm a control freak.
Your images are usually ready 4 to 6 weeks after the wedding. At my busiest times, that's how long it takes for me to tweak, crop, adjust, and generally finesse them to the point they are ready for you to view. If I can deliver them faster (at quieter times of the year for example) I will always try.
How many images do we get?
There's no set answer to this as it does vary from wedding to wedding, venue to venue, and how many hours I am booked for. I photograph everything from 2 hour weddings right up to 15 hour, full day coverage (and more sometimes). As a rough rule of thumb, it usually works out between 25 and 35 images per hour of coverage. So for the most popular getting ready to first dance coverage, you're likely to get 300-350 finished images.
And when I get those digital files, I can print and share them?
Print, share, email - pretty much anything you like! All packages include full usage licenses with the images. The only thing you can't do is sell them again.
What about albums or books? I want to feel and hold my wedding photographs in a physical piece of loveliness.
I'm with you there. Albums are by far the best way to look at your images and can be considered an heirloom product. You want something your grandkids can look at right? I offer two different types of album which are both beautiful. You can find out more about them here.
Where are you based and how far will you travel?
I’m based on the south coast of England in Bournemouth, Dorset, and I travel all over the UK and sometimes overseas. Most of my work is in London, the surrounding counties, and the Cotswolds.
Can I see more work? How about some full weddings?
Yes I'd be happy to show you. Just get in touch and I can give you some links to complete weddings to look through. For now, have a look at my Showreel.
Can we meet or chat?
If you would like to chat over the phone, meet me in person or even over Skype, just get in touch and we can get something arranged.