I love to meet wedding couples before their wedding day. This meeting carries no obligation to hire me, it can just be a chance to meet and talk through your day. It's really important to get on well with your photographer as you'll spend loads of time with them on your wedding day - I like to spend time to get to know what's important to you and what makes you tick.
It's important to discuss expectations, plans and problems before the day itself. It's helpful to meet you as a couple on your own - a lovely way to do this is to book an engagement shoot with me. You can use these photos for invitations, a signing frame or on your wedding website/blog.
On the day
Your wedding day should be carefree, so you can concentrate on soaking up every detail. Good preparation and experience allow me be creative on the day. I try to stick to these key principles throughout the day:
- Be ready to get the shot, stay out of the way
- It's a wedding, not a photoshoot
- Polite and professional from start to finish.
Your day is yours, so my priorities are set by you - whether it's a laid back, simple atmosphere or lots of awesome posed photos, or anywhere in between.
After your wedding I will pick a few images for a little preview blog post for you to share with your friends and family.
Within a month, you will receive a link to your online gallery, filled with all the final images from your wedding. With the Storyteller and Keepsake collection, you'll also receive a USB with high resolution images to keep forever.
If you chose (or would like to add) an album or book, this is when you begin that process. Choose the images to be included and I'll send you a design proof. I'll be there at each step to ensure that your album is perfect and will be treasured forever.
Album Design Included
If your package includes an album, I'll make sure you're completely happy before anything is sent to print. this includes unlimited revisions and changes. You can add more pages, or switch photos around as many times as y ou like. There are loads of extras too, including smaller copies for parents and friends.
For intimate, bespoke weddings, this is an hourly rate with a minimum of 2 hrs.
Includes an online gallery for one year. Albums and prints can be purchased separately.
The story of your whole day, start to finish, every detail, every moment.
Up to 10 hrs coverage from 2 photographers, online gallery, full resolution images on USB, selected prints and a small coffee table album
All the detail of the storyteller, but with a luxury hand made lay flat wedding album in place of a coffee table album.
How many images will we receive?
On average 60 per hour, often slightly more. I'll take many more than that and I'll carefully select the images that tell the story of the day and meet my own exacting professional standards
Can I request certain images?
Of course! Part of our initial meeting is discussing your priorities for the day. We can work together to find a balance of photography that works for you in the context of your wedding.
Can we have a second photographer?
Yes, the keepsake and storyteller collections include a second photographer.
Do we have to pay a deposit?
Yes, a non-refundable £250 deposit and signed contract secures the date for you. The remainder is due 2 weeks before the wedding.
Can we pay in installments?
Yes. The deposit must be paid first, and then we can arrange a payment plan for you.
What if we have to cancel?
There are lots of reasons why a wedding might be cancelled or postponed. If you have to cancel the wedding with a reasonable notice period, you will receive back everything you have paid, less the deposit. I'm happy to hold over the deposit for another date as long as it's booked within one year from the original wedding date.
Can we see all the photos?
To be honest you probably don't want to! One of the more time consuming tasks after a wedding is to go through each photo and select the absolute best expressions, lighting and composition for the many thousands of images from a full day wedding. Plus, the files that come from pro cameras are large and difficult to view without specialist software. For these reasons, I don't offer to show all the photos from a wedding day, but you'll see the absolute best from the day.
Can we add additional hours if the wedding overruns?
Yes, of course you can - Additional hours are £75 for the Storyteller and Keepsake collections.
How long until we see our images?
I'm always excited to get images to wedding couples as soon as possible.
The turn around time for a full wedding is 6 weeks at most. Editing a wedding is incredibly time consuming and incredibly important to get right. Often in the week following the wedding I will post a preview on social media and then in the weeks that follow I might post a blog post with some additional images. Rest assured I'll get them to you ASAP!
Are you LGBTQ+ friendly?
If you love each-other and you're going to have an awesome wedding (and pay me!), then I am 100% there for you!
Next it's a great idea to get together for a meeting. Depending on availability, this can be in person, on the phone, or via zoom.
There's no obligation to hire me, it's just great to have the chance to meet and talk through what you require. If you're happy, there's a contract to sign, a booking fee to pay and then we're set!
Often wedding planning is an ongoing process, so please stay in touch in the run up to your wedding.