Before your wedding
How far will you travel to photograph a wedding?
Anywhere in the world! I relish the chance to photograph weddings all over the UK and abroad, and am more than happy to travel to wherever your big day might be held. I am based down in East Sussex, but will happily work all over England and Wales at no additional cost for travel/accommodation for the majority of weddings. Expenses will be required for overseas work, but I will always do my very best to keep this as affordable as possible for you. Please do get in touch for a quote if this is the case.
How do we book you?
Once you’ve decided to book with me I will send you a link to a private booking form, which once filled out will give me all of the information that I’ll need for your wedding day. I then put together your invoice and contract, and as soon as the deposit has been paid and contract signed you will be all booked in for your wedding date! Contracts are signed electronically so no need to worry about printing anything out, and payments can be made by card or bank transfer.
Do we need to pay a deposit?
Yes, the deposit to secure your booking is £450.
Where can we go for our Couple Photo Shoot?
Anywhere you want! I am happy to offer location suggestions if it is an area that I am familiar with. I photograph in the South East, London, The Midlands, and the Lake District fairly frequently so if it’s one of those then the chances are I will know some great spots to use. If it’s elsewhere then I’m also happy to help research somewhere that’ll make a great setting for your pictures.
When do we need to pay the remaining balance?
The remaining balance is owed one month before your wedding day. You are more than welcome to pay in instalments though if that is more convenient.
Are you insured?
Yes. Along with all of my equipment being covered, I also have Professional Indemnity and General Liability insurance.
On the day
How long do you work on the wedding day?
Typically I will arrive around 3 hours before the ceremony begins, and will stay taking pictures up until at least 30 minutes after your first dance, which is usually at around 9pm. If these timings don’t work for you, or you require some extra time from me then just let me know.
Do you use an assistant or second photographer?
Usually it will just be me attending your wedding day, however if you did want an additional photographer to come along then I have plenty of people that I can rely on. An extra photographer will come to £300. If you are interested in a second photographer attending your wedding day please get in touch for more info.
Do you need feeding at a wedding?
No! I am more than happy to bring along my own lunch. That said, if there is food available for me on your wedding day then I would greatly appreciate it.
How long will the group pictures take?
Typically we would try to take all of your group pictures within half an hour. I personally recommend you limit the amount to around 10 group pictures, as any more than that can end up eating into your precious time. It is entirely up to you though, and if you do want more or less group shots then that is absolutely fine.
What if it’s raining on the day?
I always bring along plenty of lighting equipment, so if it’s really throwing it down outside we can find a nice place to light up inside and take any of the formal portraits that you require there instead. Typically at some stage of the day there will be a break in the rain though, so if an opportunity presents itself I may drag you outside for a few quick pictures. Unless of course you don't mind getting wet, as in that case we just carry on taking photographs as normal!
Do you have backup equipment?
Yes, I always have additional cameras and lenses, along with extra batteries, memory cards, lighting gear, and anything else I think might come in handy on your wedding day.
After your wedding
How long will it take for me to receive my pictures after the wedding day?
I try to get all of your images edited and sent out within 4 to 6 weeks. If they are finished any earlier then they will be sent out straight away for you. I’ll also try to get a small sneak-peek of a few of your pictures sent over a few days after your wedding.
How will we receive our wedding pictures?
Once the editing of your photographs has been finished I send them all out to you on a USB stick in a wooden presentation box, with a selection of 50 prints. On that same day I upload your pictures to a private online gallery for you, friends, and family to be able to log in to see your photographs.
How do I know my pictures are secure with you?
I use two cameras and switch memory cards throughout the wedding day, and even start backing up on hard drives during your meal. Then as soon as I get home your pictures are backed up again onto 3 different hard drives, and are uploaded into cloud storage. These backups are kept for at least 12 months after your wedding, so you can be sure that your pictures are very safe and secure.
Still got some questions?
I fully understand that choosing your wedding photographer is a massive decision, and I want to make sure that you feel secure when making a booking with me, so if you do have any questions then I am always available to chat. Just head over to my contact form here and let me know how I can help. I have only touched on the basic details on this page, so if you like we can arrange a meeting to have a chat about your wedding plans, and we can go over how I work in more detail too. Hope to hear from you!