WHAT ARE YOU LIKE?
(ARE YOU NICE?)
Couples tell me I’m friendly, warm and relaxed and that I’m efficient without being bossy! If you’d like to hear it from them, have a look at some testimonials here. I like to find connections with you so that you feel that it’s not just any old photographer turning up on your big day! I hope you’ll feel like a friend is joining you!
I’ve got a few videos on my About page and some Vlogs on my Blog, so feel free to check those out to see and hear me (gulp)! You might also like to hear me talking about my approach to photographing your wedding in this radio interview.
HOW DO WE KNOW IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR US?
CAN WE MEET YOU PRIOR TO THE DAY?
After you have booked me, I meet all couples around 4-6 weeks prior to their wedding day. It’s a great opportunity to get to know each other a little better ahead of the wedding. After all, it’s a pretty intimate day to be sharing with a complete stranger so we’ll spend a little time chatting to ensure you feel comfortable and reassured about who will be turning up on the day!
You may also have met me prior to this for an Engagement Shoot, so potentially a double-dose of meeting up!
Not only that, but it breaks the ice and allows you to feel more comfortable with who will be turning up to spend your wedding day with you!
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes! If you need specific details, just ask.
WILL WE HAVE A CONTRACT BETWEEN US?
Yes, it’s the best way for us to set out our expectations, agree the services, price and procedures we’ll stick to, and protect us if anything unexpected happens.
HOW MUCH CHOICE DO WE HAVE IN WHAT YOU PHOTOGRAPH?
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH THE NATURAL MOMENTS & GENUINE EMOTIONS OF OUR DAY?
WILL YOU GO TO SEE OUR VENUE BEFOREHAND?
IS IT OK IF OUR GUESTS TAKE PHOTOS TOO?
WE’D LIKE SOME COUPLE SHOTS BUT HOW WILL YOU HELP US FEEL LESS AWKWARD & ‘CHEESY’?
It can be a daunting prospect being the centre of attention and expecting to have to ‘perform’ for the camera. However, I won’t just expect you to stand there and pose. I aim to create natural images but with a little gentle direction to help you feel that you’re not just left on your own. Ultimately, we’re aiming to capture you both at your best, so I will guide and encourage you to ensure we get the best images we can. Some couples want me to physically ‘pose’ them (avoiding the cheesy stuff) and I am happy to do this if that makes you feel more comfortable. Otherwise, I tend to throw some general simple instructions your way (‘walk’, ‘kiss’, ‘hug’!) and you’ll respond with your interpretation, which leads to genuine expressions and natural movement… and usually a lot of humour!
In any case, where time permits, I like to hold two short couple sessions – the first after your wedding ceremony and the second just before sunset. The second session usually yields the favourites because you’ll have done it once and will likely be more relaxed as the day goes on. Plus, the light is so beautiful and flattering at this time, you’ll love the softness of these images which reflect much of my work you’ll see here on my website.
An unfamiliar experience can be nerve-wracking so you might like to book an Engagement Shoot.
WHAT DOES YOUR ASSISTANT DO?
She works super hard! I’ve trained her to work in my style and to my specifications. She accompanies me for every wedding with all-day coverage and I don’t charge anything additional for her services since they are, in part, largely to support me in my role as your wedding photographer. She remains in the same locations as me throughout your day (unless you choose to add on Groom/Partner 2 Prep, if it’s in a different location to the bridal/partner 1 prep) and has two main duties. The first is to help ensure smooth-running, for example, by helping to rally and organise your guests for any group shots you may wish to have. You’d be surprised at how helpful a second person can be! At all other times, she is helping to maximise the coverage of your day by providing a different perspective, focus or angle. You’ll love her complementary images, which are edited in my style to ensure a cohesive collection.
DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU?
WHAT HAPPENS IF THINGS RUN LATE?
CAN WE HAVE GROUP SHOTS OF FAMILY & FRIENDS?