WHAT STYLE OF IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
I combine a dreamy, romantic, whimsical style with a candid, reportage approach.
I unobtrusively capture natural moments and genuine expressions throughout your entire day.
For the images of you both as a couple and for any group shots you may wish to have, however, I offer a little gentle guidance and direction, to ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed and that we find the most flattering angles and light.
I also focus on all the details, effort, time and love that has gone into making your wedding truly your own.
You’ll want to look back at the photos and remember not only how you day looked but also how it felt. I am passionate about preserving memories through my images, which will continue to prolong joy far beyond the day itself… after the cake has been eaten, the dress has been dry-cleaned and the bouquet has decided the next bride-to-be! My goal is to capture the day much like a story – the way it starts, how it unfolds and of course, the hopeful beginning of that ‘happy ever after’!
WHEN & HOW WILL WE RECEIVE THE IMAGES?
After the wedding, I dedicate my time to editing and styling your images. I specify three weeks as the period you can expect to wait whilst I complete this process and prepare and present your images in a password-protected online gallery, which you can share if you wish. I often complete this sooner, particularly in quieter months.
For both Part-Day and All-Day coverage, you’ll then receive a gorgeous wooden USB containing the high-resolution JPEGS, which are specially optimised for printing and can be used to create your own products, if you wish!
You can also choose to add on additional services and products, including a wooden folio box containing your USB together with a gorgeous bundle of 50 professional prints of your choice, ideal for gifting, framing or making your own album, or just keeping inside your folio box. Additionally, I can design and produce an 8″x8″ high-end album (in a presentation box) containing your choice of around 100 images. I also offer smaller replica albums, traditionally for your parents! You can expect these products to take a little longer due to image-selection, design and printing but I’ll discuss this part of the process with you when we meet for our pre-wedding meeting.
HOW MANY IMAGES CAN WE EXPECT TO RECEIVE?
For 10 hours of coverage, you can expect to receive anywhere from 700-1000 images. I don’t limit the number I provide, or hold back images for the sake of it. I usually provide an average of around 70-100 images per hour of coverage. Of course, it can vary, but this is to give you an idea.
WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THE IMAGES?
Whatever you like!
The only thing you can’t do is sell the photos or use them commercially without my permission. All this means is that if you want to submit them for use in anything outside your own personal social media profiles, just send me an email so I can ensure they are properly credited back to me. It’s also just a way of me monitoring how the photos are being used and ensuring that my work is not negatively connected with anything deemed to be offensive or prejudiced in any way, so as to protect my business from racist or homophobic associations, for example.
Other than that, you’re free to order your own prints and make your own products such as albums and canvases; the world is your oyster! If you’re doing this yourself, I’d absolutely love to see what creative projects you get up to! Please do drop me an email or post a photo to my Facebook page to share the love!
I’d love you to share the images online, in fact, so that’s great! Please would you tag me? This can act like a testimonial and encourage interaction on my page, helping with my ongoing marketing.
DO YOU EDIT/RETOUCH THE IMAGES?
Yes. I edit and retouch very sensitively to ensure that the photos look like you but on a good day! I know that, ultimately, you want you to see yourself looking your best in the photos. Mostly, I aim to get this right in-camera, using my skills to find flattering angles and lighting from the outset, but if you get a temporary blemish on the day, for example, you can rest assured that I’ll zap it! I avoid obvious changes or heavy retouching that gives the game away! Any additional or extensive retouching is not included.
The editing and styling process in general is largely about making an artistic judgement on each photo and aiming for a cohesive collection. I may adjust the crop or exposure, for example, or sometimes convert to black and white, if I feel that this would enhance the image. Each image is individually edited to reflect my signature style and finish.
WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE IMAGES AFTER OUR WEDDING?
Much as you are currently doing in your search for a photographer, couples like to be able to see examples of my work before choosing me. You’ll likely have looked at my Portfolio and Blog images to help determine whether I’m the right photographer for you. In a ‘pay it forward’ kind of way, I politely ask that couples consent to this usage in our Agreement, which you’ll sign upon booking. My images are fundamental to my business. It is usually only in the case of sensitive or high profile careers that I am asked not to share the images on my website. Similarly, I am mindful of child protection, and I’ll ask for special permission if I’d like to include any photos of children.
I fully understand that views about sharing on social media are much more divided and you can let me know you feel about this at our pre-wedding meeting. In any case, I usually only use social media to show you your initial ‘sneak peeks’, and later, a link to a blog post with highlights, though this is absolutely at your preference.