On this page I hope to put your mind at ease with the answers to some of the questions that I often get asked;
What style of photography do you shoot?
Some people call it a documentary style and I’ll go with that. Authentic and real. Relaxed and emotive. Zero fixed grins, negative cheese. People being people, being themselves. People are unique. Personalities are unique. Loud, quiet, wild, shy, adventurous, reserved. It’s all good food for the camera.
Do we meet you before the wedding to talk about our plans?
Absolutely. If you are interested in booking an informal, no-obligations meet-up about your wedding plans at your choice of Norfolk location then please just get in touch. If you are a bit further afield perhaps a video call may work? After having a natter and showing you some of my imagery then its your call. If you decide that you would like to crack on with a booking then I will arrange another meet-up closer to your wedding date to talk through your wedding plans. I believe in building a rapport prior to the wedding day and you can’t beat a good ol’ fashioned face-to-face chat to do this.
Are you a full-time professional photographer?
Yes. I have been a photographer in various guises for about 16 years. The majority of this time was spent as a photographer in the Royal Navy (more about that on the About Me page) before concentrating on weddings a few years ago. This is what I do, full-time, and I have a cracking time doing it!
How long do you stay on the day?
My main packages all involve a full day’s coverage from bridal prep (your call on this but usually between 9 – 10am) all the way through to 10:30pm (so that I can capture all of those crazy-cool dance moves!).
Do you photograph the actual ceremony?
I have never not been able to yet. I am very discreet and you will never know that I am there during the ceremony – I only use natural light (no flash) in the ceremony and keep my shots to an absolute minimum. I always touch base with the registrar or vicar on the day to reassure them of how discreetly I shall be capturing your ceremony.
Do you charge for travel costs?
No. I don’t charge travel costs for any wedding throughout East Anglia. Further afield there will be a minimal cost to cover fuel. For destination weddings I ask that my travel is paid for in full though.
What areas do you cover?
I predominantly cover the East Anglia region in the UK but If you live further afield or wish me to cover your overseas destination wedding then please get in touch.
Do you require a meal on the day?
No. I always take my own food on the day and will typically nip away for 20 minutes whilst you and your guests are tucking into your wedding meal main course. If you wish to provide me with a little something to eat of course I would never say no, but please don’t feel obliged to.
What do you wear on the day?
I’m always suited and booted (minus a tie as it hinders my camera skills!) as I like to look sharp and be at one with your wedding guests.
Do you take any formal or group photos?
Some weddings that I shoot ask for a few formal groups to be taken and I totally get why brides and grooms ask for them, it’s not for them but more for their parents and grandparents etc who kinda expect them. This is no problem. A good number of group shots is between 4-8 finishing with a big group shot of everybody but it’s your call.
How many photos do you take on the day?
I do not limit the amount of photos that I take on the day. I just keep shooting. After your day you will typically have over 800 fully edited shots to look back on.
Who will take our photographs?
I will! I do not have anybody else working under my banner.
What do we do if it rains?
Always a big worry for brides and grooms but it doesn’t have to be! You just have to embrace whatever the weather brings you. Some of my favorite shots have been taken in wet, windy conditions. I can tell you now from experience that my brides and grooms 100% do not care on the day. They are having such a great day that they don’t even notice. To get out in it you just need little breaks in it and we always have that.
Help! I don’t like my photo being taken!
You are not alone! I understand that a lot of people do not like having their photo taken. I work in a very natural way. I never ask anybody to hold a smile for me or hold each other in a peculiar way. I’m all about the authentic moments between two people. Take a look through my wedding portfolios and you will see!
Do we get black and white photos too?
Yes. On your USB of imagery you will have every edited photo in colour + black and white. Your online gallery will be a mixture of both but rest assured you will always have the option to choose between them on your USB.
When can I see my photographs?
All of your wedding photos have high-quality post-processing done to them and your fully edited imagery will be available to view via your online wedding gallery 2 weeks after your wedding date. Your set of images on your USB will also be sent to you within 2 weeks.
Can I let other people see my wedding photos?
Yes absolutely – I know that you will love your wedding photos and I want you to share and show your guests! Your online gallery is password protected but please feel free to pass on that link to whoever you wish.
Can my friends and family purchase any prints?
Yes they can from my website at a fractional mark-up. Remember though, you will have the high-resolution images as well so you could pass the images onto them directly if you wish.
Are you insured?
Absolutely. I carry full public liability insurance.
How do we secure our date with you?
By paying the deposit of £300 which comes off your balance. I will also send you a link to an online wedding photography contract which will need to be viewed and signed. The balance is payable 1 month prior to your wedding date. If for any reason you paid the full amount and you had to cancel (even within the 1 month prior to your wedding date) the most that you would lose is £300 – and that is only if I couldn’t accommodate your new date. I’m not interested in taking money for work that I haven’t done. If you are interested in booking me please get in touch to arrange a no-obligations consultation and / or request some booking details.
Where can we find out more about your wedding imagery and packages?
Please take a look through my galleries and blog to see how I approach weddings. Learn a little more about me, my style and philosophy through the ‘About Me’ page. Check out my transparent pricing policy through my Pricing page. Then get in touch using the contact form or give me a bell. We can then arrange a no-obligations meet-up so that I can show you some more of my imagery and you can tell me of your cool wedding plans. It would be great to hear from you…!