FAQ's

Where are you based?

 

I'm based in Essex with easy access to London. I cover weddings in Essex, Surrey, London and most of the South East. 

Do you do destination weddings?

 

Absolutely! I love an adventure. Just fill me in on your location and plans and I'll grab my passport. Costs for travel are listed in the destination wedding pricing here.

Do you require a booking fee?

 

To secure your wedding date with me, 25% of the cost of your chosen package is required up front as a security deposit with the remainder due 30 days before the big day. 

Are we able to pay in instalments?

We'd like to tweak a package - possible?

 

Yes, we can discuss payment terms if this is required. Instalments can be agreed between us and clearly marked on your invoice.

 

My packages are there as a guide, but if you have something in mind - let me know. I quite often add on extras for couples and can tailor make a quote for you.

When will we receive our images / film?

 

For photographs, you'll get an edited set of 12 images within 24 hours of your wedding with which to share with your family and friends and keep the excitement going. For your main set it's a maximum of 6 weeks from the date of your wedding to handing over your gorgeous edited photo gallery or highlights film.

 

Depending on my schedule it is possible I can get them to you earlier. Once you've received your photo gallery you can select your favourites and compile an album or print set. 

Can we print our own images?

 

Of course, all packages include download and a lifetime license to print your images. If your package includes prints from me, they will be expertly created at my preferred art quality print studio in the UK. If you'd like some more and would like me to handle that, I'm more than happy to do so. 

Do you offer albums & thank you cards?

 

I do - beautiful albums too. Information on the albums can be seen here. Pricing starts from £400 for a stunning 15 inch x 10 inch 40 page flat lay fine art album, personalised and made bespoke for you. Parent copies can also be ordered as add ons. 

Thank you cards with your choice of wedding image can be ordered, details by request.

Do you have insurance?

 

Yes absolutely - no pro would be without insurance. I'm insured by the UK's leading photographic inusrance company Hiscox. I have £2m Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance. If you're venue requires more, then this will be arranged. This covers all eventualities.

How secure are our images/video?

 

Both my camera's record images/video onto two seperate cards for redundancy. I also back up during the day and then to the cloud upon return to my studio. By the end of the day there are four backups of your wedding. Your final edits are backed up on a gallery, the cloud and a separate studio drive. 

Do we provide you a meal on the day?

 

A full day of coverage can be a very long day and anything over 8 hours has this in my contract. But I don't need anything special from your wedding breakfast menu, it's up to you and your caterers!  Feeding me means I'm refuelled and ready for even more great moments. If your package features a second photographer or associate then we are grateful for you feeding us both.

Can you travel?

Yes, I do travel across the UK for weddings further afield. There maybe a little extra added to your package for travel costs and depending on distance, perhaps an overnight stay. 

How soon do we need to book you?

I have couples booked in for up to two years in advance so if you're interested in me photographing or filming your wedding please get in touch asap. If you've sorted your venue and date - send me a message, don't be shy. I do accept last minute bookings, depending on availability, so it's always best to check as it may well be possible to accommodate you.

Will there be a contract?

 

Yes - it's there to serve all parties and means everyone knows what to expect. I use the leading photographic mangagement software which allows you to read and sign your agreement, questionnaire and receive invoices for payments easily.

Do we meet you before the wedding?

 

Yes, about a month before the big day, we'll meet on Zoom to go through the schedule, details, work out your group shots and more. 

Do you edit all the images / films?

 

Yes, I edit all the best images from your wedding day in my own creative style. The only images you won't receive a those with blinking eyes, duplicates and such. Depending on your package, I edit and deliver at least 500+ images of a full day wedding.

I edit, colour grade and export your wedding films myself, giving a personal touch and theme to your movie. 

Do you take family & group images?

 

Naturally! In fact I recommend my couples request a few. We'll arrange before the wedding who your essential groups are and what you'd like covered.

Plan for around 10-15 minutes for this after your ceremony.

Do you offer engagement shoots?

 

Some of my packages include an engagement shoot (or pre-wedding session if you'd like to call it that). If yours doesn't this can be added on. I always recommend couples take this option as it is a great way to get to know your photographer, get used to being natural in front of the camera - and practise for your big day! 

What equipment do you use?

 

I shoot on a pair of Sony A7IV full frame cameras with the very best GM lenses and flash/lighting equipment for later in the day. For video, I use the same cameras and also use top quality wireless microphones to ensure the best sound coverage of your day.

 

I am also a qualified and CAA licensed Drone (UAV) pilot and where possible will shoot fabulous photography/film of your venue from the air using my Mavic Air2. This is at NO extra cost to you and few photographers offer this.

Do we get the RAW images?

 

I do not provide RAW images no. The RAW images taken straight out of the camera are merely the beginning of the creative process and I spend a lot of time processing and editing your images and film. My couples book me because they love the final product I create. What is shot on the day is only 50% percent of the process. I promise you'll prefer the finished article when you see it. 

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