How long have you been in business, and how many weddings have you photographed?
My first wedding was photographed back in 2004. Since then I have had the privilege of photographing over 500 weddings. I can honestly remember each and every one of them! I have covered an amzing variety of weddings, varying from adylic lakesides, to teepees and stately homes, and come across all types of weather from torrential downpours,to two feet of snow and even the rare UK heatwave!
Where do you live, and will you travel?
I live in a small village called Kneesall, around 10 miles from the stunning Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest. I photograph weddings throughout Yorkshire and will happily travel throughout the UK and abroad. There is no travel surcharge for weddings within 100 miles of my base. Please get in touch for travel costs, should you wedding or photo shoot be further away.
Can you save the date for us?
Unfortunately a date can only be secured with a non-refundable retainer. This ensures that I will not undertake any other work on your day, and decline any other enquiries.
Do you edit all of your photos?
I take great care in both taking the photographs of my clients through to the editing stage. Each and every photograph is edited, rather than sending them all through an automated batch process. My style is very natural, with only colour hues and contrast levels changed to highlight the mood of the day. The only 'photoshopping' that occurs in my photographs is the removal of stray hairs, complexion issues etc.
Do you offer a wedding video service?
Unfortunately not, I solely photograph. Please get in touch if you'd like me to recommend some very talented wedding videographers
How long will it take until we recEive our wedding photographs?
All of your photographs will be viewable in a secure password protected website. Portrait galleries are ordinarily ready within 2 weeks, and wedding galleries within 3-4 weeks. Your website will also include a secure shopping cart service which caters for fine art prints. You will receive a pincode* to download your wedding or portrait photographs as soon as your gallery goes live. (*pincode supplied with packages which include all digital photographs)
how many photographs will we receive from your portrait or wedding photography services?
Approximately 700 photos will be provided from a typical 8 hour wedding photography coverage.You will receive approximately 100 photographs from a portrait or engagement pre-wedding photo shoot. The amount of photographs covered during a wedding varies from wedding to wedding. The amount of hours covered, number of guests, amount of group shots required will all effect this.
if we want an album, what is the process?
You are able to select your favourite photographs from your personal online wedding gallery. Once this has happened, I will then personally design your wedding album. Tjis process takes approximately 3-4 weeks. Once complete, the album design is forwarded to your self digitally so that you can check it. Amendments can be asked for, once the album design has been approved, it is sent off to Italy where it is hand made for you. The turnaround varies throughout the year, but 4-5 weeks is a good guideline to expect your wedding album to be returned to the UK.
Do you offer engagement photo shoots?
Engagement photo shoots offer you a great understanding of the relaxed way that I approach photography. I can help to allay any fears that you may have about being photographed on your big day, and also gives you tips of how to 'pose' naturally. You will hopefully come away having really enjoyed the photo shoot, and instead of potentially dreading being photographed on your wedding day, you will (fingers crossed) actually look forward to it! You will also receive two framed and mounted prints from the photo session and also a large mounted fine art print for your wedding guests to sign on your wedding day.
how long will we have to 'pose' for photographs?
As little as possible! Group photographs take approximately15 minutes. I'm sure you'd much rather spend your precious time with your family and friends than being told to stand and fake smile for 2 hours (this has happened at weddings where I have been a guest over the years - and was the main reason why i was initially reluctant to photograph weddings!) In the evening, when the sun is setting, I will take the two of you away to capture beautiful natural photographs of you. Your guests will be happily mingling, and you wont have the worry of people watching you.
Are you insured?
I have full professional ideminity and public liability insurance
do you offer discounts?
Occasionally discounts are available for weddings in the off season or mid week events. Please contact me if you have concerns about your budget.
what happens if you cant make our wedding?
In over 14 years and 500 weddings, i have NEVER missed a wedding. I would have to be hospitalised for this to ever happen. If this unfortunate circumstance should ever happen, I would employ somebody of an equal skill level and style to myself to photograph your big day.