FAQS – Frequently asked questions

Are you insured?

Yes I have full indemnity and public liability insurance, just in case anything unexpected happens.

How much time should I schedule for photographs?

I recommend 1 hour for images of groups and bride & groom. I also recommend a minimum 2 hours drinks reception, this gives you time to chat to your guests, relax and really enjoy the day. It also gives me enough time to get some lovely natural candid style shots of the day.

What deposit do you require?

I ask you to pay a deposit of £100 for  your chosen package. This secures my services and your date and makes it unavailable to other couples. The balance is due 1 month before your big day.

Do you require a meal at the reception?

I’m more than happy to bring my own food to eat. However it is a long day and many couples do offer to provide a meal. It’s always much appreciated but by no means compulsory.

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use professional Nikon equipment, I carry a D700 and a D7000 as well as some of the best lenses money can buy.

What if it rains?

In the event of bad weather I would search for a sheltered area or locate an area indoors or even wait for a break in the weather. I carry several bridal umbrellas in my car just incase! I always recommend having a plan “B” for a worst case scenario.

What is an engagement or pre-wedding shoot?

A pre-wedding shoot is when we meet up on a suitable date before your wedding for a chat and a photo shoot at a location of your choice. I find they are very beneficial for both me and the couple. You can see more information about it here.

Can I have my pre-wedding shoot on a weekend?

Unfortunately I can’t guarantee this as I’m busy shooting weddings most weekends. In busy periods pre-wedding shoots may only be available on weekdays or weekday evenings.

How long before I receive my photographs?

I aim to get your photos to you just as soon as possible, normally within 3 weeks following the wedding. I go through a careful process of choosing the best images from the day and processing each of them with individual attention.

Do you shoot in RAW?

Yes, RAW allows me to get the best quality and detail from processed photos. It takes a lot longer to process RAW than JPG images but I think it’s well worth it.

Do you shoot in black and white?

I love black and white photographs as there is something timeless about them. Since I shoot digital, this allows me to decide after the day whether I want to process the image in black and white or colour.

Can I put the photos on Facebook?

Yes in fact I encourage you to do so. I will supply you with low resolution versions as well as the high resolution for that very purpose!