Welcome to my FAQ section, below are a number of questions, in no particular order that I get asked from time to time.
How do I book you?
Drop me an email, or give me a call on 07510 659954 to check on my availability, I shoot mostly weekends, but I do make time for midweek weddings given plenty of notice. If your date is available, I can come out and meet you for an informal chat and a coffee. Due to the number of advertising agencies that call my number, it is often better to contact me via email to begin with.
If my style ticks all the boxes a £395 non-refundable reservation fee can be taken on the day to secure your date in the diary. The remaining balance is due 28 days before your wedding date.
Do I have to sign anything?
Yes, you must sign your life away! Just joking, its a simple wedding contract, detailing times and locations of your day as well as some industry standard terms and conditions which I am happy to talk you through.
How do I pay?
Cash is good, but I would prefer a bank transfer at your convenience.
Can I book you for just a few hours?
Unfortunately no, only take on full day weddings….unless you can twist my arm….send me an email and lets talk.
What if the wedding day runs late, will you stay?
Of course, I’m there until the job is done, or at least until you’ve thrown some moves on the dance floor.
Do you travel? If so, how far?
I’m more than happy to travel, but I might include a small charge should you be more than 50 miles away from my postcode (OX26 3WT).
How long until I get my photos?
I aim to process your photos and deliver them to you within a maximum of 6 weeks of your wedding.
How many photos will I actually receive?
I aim to deliver approximately 250+ pictures of your day. Every wedding is different, the more activities you have planned, the more pictures you will end up with.
Can I have all the pictures you took from the day, even the bad ones?
Bad ones? What bad ones!? This will not be possible. I hand pick all the best photographs that reflect your day and edit them accordingly, part of my work flow involves deleting shots that don’t reach my standards, who wants to put poor pictures in the public domain?
Can I share your photos with friends?
Yes! You have full non-commercial image rights to do whatever you like with them, so feel free to do as you wish.
Can I send other suppliers pictures from the day?
No, non-commercial image rights do not allow you to do this. If a supplier wants a picture of their product, i.e. a shot of the cake for the cake maker, this is something they must come to me for.
Do my images have a watermark?
Only the low resolution images for social media are watermarked. Its nice to have a little bit of recognition for your work, don’t you think?
Do you shoot alone or use an assistant?
This depends on how creative you want to get with your photography. Generally, I shoot alone allowing me to blend in and to be as subtle as possible. However, there are occasions where you may want the groom preparations covered as well as the bridal preparation. Since I cannot be in two places at once, I offer you the choice of booking a second photographer for an additional fee. They will generally assist and shoot with me during the day and work the same hours as myself.
What will you wear to our wedding?
I will dress appropriately with the aim of blending in with your guests. Normally trousers, shirt and tie suffice but I have been known to don a tidy waistcoat. I try not to walk around with lots of camera gear hanging off me, standing out like a sore thumb.
Will you need feeding?
I understand weddings are expensive events so I’m happy to bring my own food. It is often the case that the catering staff will include a suppliers meal anyway, but we can discuss this when we meet.
What equipment do you use?
I use Nikon gear, my main cameras being full frame D750’s with a full complement of professional lenses with backup cameras should I ever need them. No church is too dark…at least not so far! I also have a portable lighting system and flashguns if needed. I do tend to make the most of natural light on your day, so they may only make a brief appearance, unless you want a little creativity in your pictures.
What if you are ill?
I’m very rarely ill and I’ve not missed an event yet, but should the worst happen and I can’t make it, I will arrange cover for myself via a trusted group of photographers. We might all be in competition for our services, but sometimes we have to work together.
Are you insured?
I have professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance. Copies of certificates are available upon request.
Can I change the Terms and Conditions?
My t’s & c’s are in place to protect both my clients and myself. I am happy to discuss anything you do not understand or are not willing to agree too.
Can I pay you after I have my photographs?
As with most suppliers, payment is required up front and in full, 28 days prior to your wedding date.
Have I missed anything?
If I have, please by all means drop me an email or submit a question on my contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer.