EVERY WEDDING IS UNIQUE BUT HERE IS A LITTLE RUNDOWN OF HOW I GENERALLY WORK ON A WEDDING DAY.
01. The morning preparations
Hang around with the closest people to you, be yourself, drink prosecco, laugh and get ready for the best day ever. Don't worry about having to stop and pose for photos. This part of your day, like the majority, is completely unposed.
02. The ceremony
Marry your best friend and let me document it.
03. Drinks reception
Sip prosecco (yes, more), chat to your friends and family and ignore me. At this point of the day I usually step right back and document the story.
04. The speeches
Laugh, cry and be embarrassed. I'll be there to make sure you never forget. Even that story the best man told that made you want to curl up under the table and have a little cry!
05. The portraits
Portraits is a word that strikes fear into a lot of people, but really, it's a chance for you both to escape the madness for a few minutes (and you'd be amazed what we can get in a few minutes). Rather than taking you off for photos for hours, we will nip off for 2-3 short, very relaxed "sessions" to make sure that you get some epic portraits. These are spread out throughout the day to make sure that you are never away from the party for long.
06. The party
Time to cut loose and shake it like a Polaroid picture. This is the time of the day when the dance floor comes alive and I'll be there to catch the epic shape throwing!
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE?
THERE IS NO UPPER LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHS YOU'LL GET. I TYPICALLY TAKE A FEW THOUSAND PICTURES ON A WEDDING DAY THEN WHITTLE THEM DOWN AND WORK MY MAGIC, TAKING OUT BLINKS AND FUNNY FACES TO GIVE YOU AROUND 400-600 POST-PROCESSED IMAGES.
HOW CAN I USE MY PHOTOS?
YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR IMAGES WITH THE PRINTING RIGHTS FOR YOU TO USE IN ANY NON-COMMERCIAL WAY THAT YOU LIKE. THE HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES ARE PERFECT FOR HIGH QUALITY PRINTS, ALBUMS AND CANVASES ETC.
HOW LONG UNTIL WE SEE OUR PICTURES?
IT USUALLY TAKES AROUND 4-6 WEEKS TO POST-PROCESS ALL OF YOUR IMAGES, BUT YOU WILL SEE AN ONLINE PREVIEW WITHIN A WEEK TO WHET YOUR APPETITE.
DO YOU TAKE GROUP SHOTS?
ABSOLUTELY. ALTHOUGH I DO LOVE THE NATURAL SHOTS, I CAN ALSO TAKE AS MANY GROUP SHOTS AS YOU NEED. WE WILL GO THROUGH ALL OF THIS IN THE PRE-WEDDING MEETING.
WHAT IF IT RAINS ON MY WEDDING ON MY WEDDING DAY?
MOST PEOPLE DREAM OF A LOVELY, SUNNY WEDDING DAY, BUT RAIN CAN BE SERIOUSLY EPIC IF WE JUST EMBRACE IT! THIS IS BRITAIN AFTER ALL! A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER WILL BE ABLE TO WORK AROUND WEATHER AND LIGHTING CONSTRAINTS TO GET AMAZING SHOTS. I AM WATERPROOF SO I DON'T MIND GETTING A LITTLE WET.
MY FRIEND HAS A GOOD CAMERA. COULD HE TAKE OUR PHOTOS?
I WOULD ALWAYS RECOMMEND TRUSTING A PROFESSIONAL TO TAKE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS. SOMEONE WHO CAN DEAL WITH TIMING, LIGHTING, WEATHER AND IN-LAWS . A PROFESSIONAL WILL ALSO HAVE THE BEST EQUIPMENT WITH BACK-UPS INCASE SOMETHING BREAKS. YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE AT AMAZING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS so why not choose SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT TO LOOK FOR TO PRODUCE PHOTOS THAT YOU WILL LOVE AND CHERISH FOR YEARS TO COME.
ARE YOU INSURED?
YEP. I HAVE PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY AND PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE WORTH 5 MILLION POUNDS FOR YOUR ADDED PEACE ON MIND.