What is your style? I am a documentary wedding photographer so I do not direct or interfere with your wedding. This allows me to use my camera as a visual notebook to tell the story of your day while you get to enjoy it. The biggest compliment you can pay me is to say you don’t remember me being there! There is no awkward posing or hollywood lighting.
How Long Do You Stay? It depends on the coverage you would like but I usually join the bride 2 hours before the wedding ceremony and must be at the ceremony venue no less than 30 minutes before it is due to begin. I stop taking pictures and have a break while you have your wedding breakfast and I leave shortly after the first dance (or 9pm at the latest). I hate goodbyes so I just fade away into the night.
Do You Take Colour and Black & White Photos? Yes, about a 50:50 split. Having been a full time professional photographer for over 30 years, with my roots in black and white film photography, I believe monochrome images allow the viewer to concentrate on the image content without being distracted by colour.
Will you take some pictures of us both together? Absolutely! To me this is one of the most important parts of my day. If the weather and venue is suitable, I will encourage you to leave your guests for a few minutes and I will take some beautiful, natural images of you together. I may even ask you again later in the day when the light tends to be better.
What About Group Pictures? My clients choose me to photograph their wedding because they like my informal style. I’m happy to take up to a maximum of five small group photographs as quickly as possible. I ask that you nominate someone to help round up people then I can carry on and take the type of pictures which caught your eye in the first place.
What About Food? I usually bring my own sandwiches but if you insist…
What Do We Receive? You receive a USB memory stick with high resolution print ready files and branded web ready files you can share on social media. You will also get a password protected web gallery where you or your guests can purchase high quality prints, either mounted or framed, at very reasonable prices.
What About Albums? You can order an album after your wedding if you wish. Please let me know if you would like more details
How Do We Book You? Please contact me to check if I am available. I tend to get booked up 12 months in advance but may still have some dates free. Most couples will book after looking through my website. However, if you wish to have a chat on the phone or view some sample albums I am more than happy to meet you at a convenient time. A booking is only accepted once you have paid the reservation fee of £250, completed the booking form and signed my terms and conditions.
How Many Weddings Do You Shoot A year? Ideally about 25, although this year it is more. I still work as a press, public relations and commercial photographer. so I’m a busy chap!
Copyright? Under UK law copyright automatically belongs the creator of the work, in this case the photographer. The same as it does with music or paintings. You have personal printing rights and you can share the branded versions on social media. You just can’t use them for commercial use and they must not be altered or modified in any way.