I don't believe in clock watching - I'm not going to ask you for more money in the middle of your first dance! If you book me, then I commit to capturing your whole wedding. That means no hourly rates or complicated packages, just one price for getting awesome photos of your day*.
My full attention from when you start getting ready, until things get too embarrassing to be recorded
Roughly 300-400 high resolution digital photos in your own online gallery
A chat and a beer on me before you book
Highlights within a few days, and the rest of the photos within a few weeks
Full rights to print and use them on social media, no watermarks
20 prints included
Albums are a fantastic way of storing your photos for the future (will we still be using USB sticks in 20 years?) - they start at £500, and are a thing of beauty.
Having a particularly epic wedding? Add another photographer to cover all the action for £300.
I prefer not to cover only part of a wedding, but if your whole day isn't going to be a whole day or you're only having a handful of guests, get in touch and we can work something out!
Pre-wedding shoots are a great way to get used to being in front of the camera, and for us to get to know each other - one less thing to worry about on the day. Add a pre-wedding shoot for £150.
I'm also available for second shooting, parties, events, couples shoots, family shoots or any other projects that you'd like to work on with me.
Do you take group shots?
While I think the best photos come from mingling with guests and capturing genuine moments, I know that it's good to have a few group formal shots too. It's best to keep the groups small for these, otherwise you'll spend your whole day waiting for Uncle Bob. I'll aim to get these done as quickly as possible so you can get back to enjoying yourselves.
What if I hate having my photo taken?
Don't worry, so do I! That's why my approach is to blend in and leave you to enjoy yourself. If you're really worried then we can always meet for a couples shoot to get some of the nerves out of the way in advance.
Will you need much information from us before the day?
The last thing you want to be doing on your wedding day is shepherding the photographer, so I make sure I know what's going to be happening when well in advance. I'd suggest meeting up a few weeks before the day to get final timings in order.
What happens if your gear breaks?
I use some great professional equipment from Canon that's built like a tank; but just in case, I carry a spare camera and plenty of batteries and memory cards. And I shoot onto two memory cards at the same time, so if one were to have a problem they're already backed up.
What about if you're ill on the day?
If I'm unfortunately unable to photograph your wedding due to illness (I'd have to be REALLY ill), I will do my utmost to find a replacement photographer for you at no extra cost.
How does the copyright work?
While I own the copyright on the photos that I take, you will be licensed to use them unrestricted for whatever you want, except commercial use. I just ask that you include a link to my page if you post them on social media.
Will you airbrush my photos?
My aim is to capture your day as it happened. After all, the unplanned moments are often the most memorable! So I don't generally alter or photoshop your images.
Do your prices include VAT?
My services are not subject to VAT.
Do you shoot in colour or black & white?
I take all photographs in full colour. After the wedding is over, I go over all images, colour correct them, and only then consider converting to black & white.
Do you use digital or film cameras?
Digital. I love shooting with 35mm film, but the number one priority for weddings is making sure I get the shot. Film is fragile, needs to be looked after, and one mistake could mean losing a whole roll. When I shoot digital, I use two SD cards so there's a backup as soon as I've taken the shot, and I backup whenever I can to make sure nothing bad happens.
*If your wedding is spread over more than one day or is outside the UK, lucky you! But then we'll have to talk about pricing separately. UK Travel costs included, within reason.