• HOW EARLY CAN I BOOK YOU?
I am always open to taking a booking regardless of how far into the future your date is. After you get engaged the first question you will get tired of hearing is ‘have you set a date’ but most couples know very early on when they want to get married.
• HOW DO I BOOK YOU & WHAT IS REQUIRED?
If you are doing the pre-wedding shoot with me I will usually take a deposit then and give you a contract to look over and sign, If not then you can forward it anyway is easy for you cash, cheque, drafts, direct transfers or PayPal. Other than that I will be in contact with you min two weeks before the wedding.
• WHEN IS THE REST OF MY PAYMENT DUE?
Your balance is not due until just before or on your wedding day.
• ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes! I hold public liability insurance. Many wedding venues will not allow photographers onsite without it.
• I DON’T WANT A ‘POSED’ WEDDING WHAT CAN I DO?
I think every bride and groom have said this to me at some point, I’m well aware of the ‘stand face on to camera, smile, click’ shots and although there is a small necessity for some of these type of shots i.e. the altar shots after the wedding ,the family shots and the group shot that’s where I like to leave those ,the rest of my shots are very laid back, I will tell you to hold hands ,kiss ,walk towards/away from me this to me is direction in the shot as I’m very aware of the finished image I want.
• HOW LONG DO GROUP / FAMILY SHOTS TAKE?
I will discuss this with you in detail when we meet but generally I like to do these in the church after the ceremony and usually takes 15/20mins and this includes bride and groom shot +wedding party +parents + group shot (if your church has a balcony we can access).I like to do these shots in the church as it takes longer once we get to the hotel to gather everyone up for the same shots but at the end of the day the decision is yours.
• THERE IS SPECIFIC IMAGES I’VE SEEN CAN YOU RECREATE THESE?
This is a very simple yes, I am always looking to expand my photography and ideas and love it when a bride and groom get actively involved in their wedding shots, you can email me ideas you’ve seen in different hotels or at the hotel your getting married or set up a Pinterest folder with me and pin your favorite ideas in there.
• WHAT TIME DO YOU START PHOTOGRAPHING ON A WEDDING DAY?
At your wedding unless otherwise stated you will get two photographers, we start when you start! Ok so we won’t be there when you get out of bed but we aim to be there to capture you and your bridal party getting ready, makeup, hair etc
• HOW LONG DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH ON MY WEDDING DAY?
Again unless otherwise stated we start when you start and go right through to the first dance, If you’ve booked our photobooth we may be there longer.
• WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
My editing time is 3-4 weeks, if not sooner. I work 7 days a week and longer hours than I care to mention to make sure to get you your wedding photos as quickly as possible.
• HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE GET?
I aim to have between 300/400 images for a full day wedding.
• DO WE SEE EVERY PHOTOGRAPH YOU TAKE?
No. I edit out all the unwanted photos (ie. eyes closed, blurred focus, subject not looking…) leaving you with the best of the best.
• DO YOU RETOUCH THE PHOTOGRAPHS?
Yes, we photographers are good but not that good, I will carry out the basic stuff like correcting for colour, balance & contrast and cropping, Also if I see something annoying in the image that’s distracting I will remove it (light switches, exit signs) and black & white / sepia / vintage filters are also applied to selected images.
• DO YOU SHOOT IN COLOUR OR BLACK AND WHITE?
All my images are captured in a format called RAW . This format allows me to easily change any photograph from colour to black & white. I make a judgment call on which photographs will look better in colour or black & white and this is what you will see. However, if you ever decide you would prefer one over the other, we can always revert the image back!
• HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR FINISHED IMAGES?
You will receive your images on a disk in a beautifully presented keepsake package with images from your wedding on them like these:
• DO YOU OFFER WEDDING ALBUMS?
Yes and No…..I’ll explain: I don’t include wedding albums in my package as I’ve found two things with couples either they don’t want an album as they will do their own album online or their type of album is too intricate to cost as there is so many variations to choose.That’s not to say I won’t price an album up separately for your very own unique design.
• HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY ALBUM?
Once you have chosen your photographs for your album and design is done and sent for printing this is then the only aspect out of my control ,I usually say to allow 4-8 weeks.