What is the best way to enquire?
You can fill in the short form on the contact page or send me an e-mail and I will get back to you as soon as possible, this is usually within 24 hours of your enquiry.
Where are you based?
I live in Chingford, which is in North East London right on the border with Essex, I have the beautiful Epping Forest at the top of my road, 6,000 acres of greenery! An amazing location for engagement or pre-wedding photo shoots.
Do you offer engagement sessions?
Yes. An engagement session gives you the opportunity to see how I work, to feel more comfortable in front of the camera and for us to get to know each other better before the wedding. All of which makes for a much more enjoyable and successful experience on the day of your wedding. Engagement sessions can take place anywhere you like.
How many photographs will we get?
There is no limit to the number of photographs you will receive. I will individually process all the photographs I take at your wedding and I will provide between 350 – 400 photographs for a full day’s wedding. These will be a mixture of colour and black and white. The photographs are delivered to you on a USB flashdrive in high resolution which you can use for printing your photographs, you also get the same photographs in low resolution for use on social networks, such as facebook etc. I also provide you with a full licence to print as many copies as you require.
When will we get our photographs?
You will receive your wedding photographs by recorded delivery post and via a password protected online gallery within 3-5 weeks of your wedding. You can use the online link to allow family and friends to see your wedding photographs.
How do we book you?
In order to confirm your wedding date I require a non-refundable booking fee of 25% of the fee plus a signed contract. This will secure your booking. The remainder of the fee is payable one month before the date of your wedding.
Do you offer albums?
I offer Folio fine-art albums which are stunning. They come with a large choice of leather, silk, cotton and photo cover options, and the images are printed onto gallery standard archival paper. Smaller versions, or ‘parent’ albums that can be purchased as gifts.
Are you fully insured?
Yes, I have professional indemnity and public liability insurance. I am happy to provide proof either to you or to your venue if requested.
What equipment do you use?
I use two top of the range Nikon cameras and a variety of fixed and zoom lenses. I also carry with me a nearly silent Fuji with various lenses for situations where large cameras are not allowed or frowned upon by the vicar, priest or registrar. I also carry speedlights (flash) and LED lighting for situations where natural light is just not suitable.
How do you deal with low-light and/or bad weather conditions?
In the following ways – using professional cameras, using professional lenses and lighting where required; and even more importantly than that, as a professional photographer I have the experience to adapt to changing situations quickly so your day is not interrupted and I can continue to capture beautiful photographs.
What is your style of photography?
My style is mainly reportage or documentary, which means I record your day as it happens without too much intrusion from me. I take my influence from portraiture, travel, fashion and street photography.
What about group photographs?
One month prior to the wedding I send out my Wedding Day Information Form which will ask you if you want family and/or group photographs. If you do then I ask you to provide me with a list of about 8 – 10 family and friends group photographs that you would like me to take on the day. Please bear in mind that the longer the list, the longer this will take, you should allow 3-4 minutes per group photograph. I will of course coordinate the group photographs, but I ask that you nominate a family member or friend to assist me during this time to get the appropriate people when they are required.
Do you take posed photographs of the Bride and Groom?
Following the group photographs I like to spend about half an hour with the Bride and Groom to take some portrait photographs. It’s also a nice occasion when you get some time together away from everyone, you then return refreshed ready to enjoy the rest of your day.
Will it just be you photographing our wedding?
I usually photograph alone, but if you require a second photographer then I have a number of talented photographers with whom I work. This is something we can discuss if you require coverage of Groom preparation for example. I often have an assistant with me on the day; she helps by carrying my equipment and helping out with organising group photographs.
My friend has a good camera, could they take my photographs and save me the expense of hiring a professional wedding photographer?
He or she could, but whether it’s on your wedding day, or when you see your photographs, or years down the line, you will regret it! A professional photographer such as myself has photographed many weddings, we know the running order of the day and where to position ourselves throughout the day to capture the important moments, we have professional equipment, we have the experience to ensure your day runs smoothly, along with the technical knowledge to deal with any situation, and back-up equipment in case something breaks. We know how to take great photographs. We are dedicated to providing your with stunning photographs that you will love and cherish for the rest of your lives together.
Will you need food on the day?
Normally yes please. Photographing a wedding is a long day, often 12 – 14 hours including travel, so during your wedding breakfast I usually retire once your guests have started eating. At this point I like to eat and recharge my batteries for the remainder of your day.
If you’re currently planning your wedding, I would love to hear from you, simply fill in your wedding details and I will be in touch.
or you can contact me on 07780 998174 for a relaxed chat to discuss your wedding day or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about my availability.