DO YOU HAVE ANY FORMAL PHOTOGRAPHIC QUALIFICATIONS?
Yes, a Masters Degree (M.A.) in Documentary Photography & a H.N.D. in Photographic Practice.
WILL YOU BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER AT MY WEDDING?
Yes, I don't subcontract work to other photographers, you've kindly hired me because of my portfolio of images & my personality - so I wouldn't be happy letting someone else photograph your Wedding.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Yes, I have PL & PI insurance.
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE, DO YOU TAKE ANY FORMAL PHOTOGRAPHS?
I photograph using a relaxed documentary approach, capturing the moments as they happen for the majority of the time I'm with you. I also shoot a select number of formal groups (as they are an intrinsic part of the Wedding Day) and then spend around 20 minutes with the Bride & Groom taking some arty/romantic photographs.
DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT?
Yes, I always have extra photographic equipment with me when shooting a Wedding.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR LOW SEASON OR WEEKDAY WEDDINGS?
Yes, I can offer discounts for these occasions, I sometimes have special offers so it's worth contacting me to see what is available.
DO YOU HAVE TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS CLIENTS?
There are several testimonials on the website & I have clients who are happy to talk to you about the service they have received from me.
WHEN SHOULD WE START LOOKING FOR A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
Key dates in the calendar can be booked up to 2 years in advance, therefore the sooner the better once your wedding date has been decided, to avoid disappointment. Most clients book around 12 months in advance.
HOW DO WE BOOK/RESERVE YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
As I will only commit to photographing one wedding per day, a reservation fee & signed contract is rquired for me to reserve your chosen day for you. As I'm sure you can imagine some dates during the summer months could be filled several times over.
WHAT KIND OF ALBUMS/BOOKS DO YOU HAVE AVAILABLE?
I offer a variety of albums/books to choose from and am more than happy to meet up to show the selection I have on offer and discuss your wedding plans in greater detail.
CAN FRIENDS & FAMILY VIEW AND BUY MY WEDDING IMAGES?
Yes, I have an online gallery with an individual protected password to your wedding so all your friends and family can view all the images of the day and purchase online if they so wish.
HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY?
All the packages on offer are flexible and can be tailor made to your requirements, so really I can stay as long as you want me to! Please contact me for further details.
DO YOU NEED ANY REFRESHMENTS SUPPLIED ON THE DAY?
As I'm sure you will appreciate, a wedding is such a special occasion that you want it to last forever! For this reason it means working for many hours to capture all the amazing moments of your day! If staying to photograph the speeches or beyond, the provision of some light refreshments is very much appreciated to ensure energy & concentration levels are kept in tip top shape to ensure your photographs are great from beginning to end. A 3 course meal, however is NOT expected, just a sandwich and a cup of tea would be fab!
I DON'T LIKE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED.
You're not alone, I promise!! Don't worry, I try and make the day as relaxed as possible and if you really don't like the camera I can focus more on the documentary style approach to the day and far less of the more formal style images. Then you will hardly know I am there. Remember, your wedding day is about you and I want you to enjoy it and feel relaxed throughout!
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Living in Wales I am used to the odd drop of rain! I have become rather skilled at being adaptable to whatever the sky has to throw at us! Having worked at many, many locations across the nation, there is always an alternative interior location to still capture great shots even if the weather doesn't want to behave. A little advice, don't pray for bright sunshine, it's not the most flattering, an overcast day, on the other hand is the one to keep your fingers crossed for!
DO YOU SUPPLY IMAGES ON CD?
Yes, all my 'packages come with a 'CD' of all the usable images of the day.
CAN YOU PROVIDE A PRE-WEDDING SHOOT?
Yes, pre-wedding photoshoots & signature prints (for your guests to sign on the wedding day) can be commissioned. I shoot quite a number of these every year, not only are they are a great way for you to see me in action but a fantastic way for you to become a little more relaxed in front of the camera & pick up some tips on posing ready for the big day.
CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH WINTER/CHRISTMAS WEDDINGS?
Yes, I love winter weddings & I have had a lot of experience photographing them! The shorter daylight hours can be disconcerting but I think the cosiness & warm glow of lamps & Christmas lights more than make up for the darker days.