I am friendly, professional, and reliable photographer who loves to capture the raw and intimate moments of the day.
To do that I believe it's really important to speak to or ideally meet my clients for a coffee or glass of wine beforehand. This is a great way for you see if I am the right fit for you and if my style of photography is want you want for you special day.
I am also on hand after the initial meeting to chat about any changes or special requests you may want to make for the day.
After the big day, I like to get my photos to you as soon as possible. This is usually between 3 and 6 weeks.
I will send you a branded USB stick containing edited wedding images in Hi Resolution format.
Travelling is not an issue
What is your wedding photography style?
About 90% of my work is photojournalism, capturing all those special moments as they happen, with minimal intrusion. The other 10% is the more traditional wedding photography style – getting those must-have formal shots and bridal portraits that are great for sharing with family. I have a laid back approach and go with the flow of your day, people watching and enjoying every moment as I document the emotion, happiness and fun of your wedding day celebrations.
Can you travel?
Absolutely! Although a lot of my work is within Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and South Wales, I photograph weddings throughout the UK and abroad – Cuba being the furthest to date.
Do we receive a mixture of colour and black and white images?
Much of my work is colour, however I sometimes believe some photos look better in black and white. I often shoot a photo specifically for black and white.
What equipment do you use?
I use a range of Nikon professional equipment including three Nikon D750 cameras plus a D4 camera; various Nikon lenses to make sure I get the right shot no matter what the circumstance; and various flashes and triggers.
Will you dictate the day?
Absolutely not – my style and approach mirrors my personality, which is relaxed and unhurried. I’m there for your whole wedding day so I like to enjoy the wedding and get a good feel of the atmosphere at the same time.This helps me to capture meaningful shots throughout your day and get an essence of what’s important to you. The only time you’ll see me giving direction and getting involved is during group photos and the bride and groom shots. These photos take up very little time on the day and I try to make it as painless and as fun as possible. I like to let the day run its natural course just as it would without me being there.
What about family group shots?
I understand that most couples like some form of group shots, and I will always discuss your must-have images with you list prior to your wedding day. Some couples want to have fun shots with props, and others prefer something more traditional – the choice is yours. With these more formal shots, I ask my couples to designate the grooms-men or best man to be in charge of organising the groups for photos. This keeps things flowing and speeds up the process. I highly recommend trying to keep it around ten or below.
Are the photographs copyrighted?
Yes, though you have full license to print and share as you please.
How many photographs am I likely to receive?
This very much depends on the day and how much coverage you’d like. However, you can expect between 450 to 600 photos all fully edited by myself and in my signature style. You’ll be able to get a good feel of my style across my website, and in my blog and portfolio. Quality is my main objective and the photographs you’ll receive will be as perfect as possible.
Is a deposit required?
Yes. I take a £400 deposit to hold the required date; the final balance is not due until two weeks before your wedding day.
Do you create photo albums
Yes, I’m more than happy to create a professional wedding album for you, finished with high quality paper. I have samples that we can go through at any of our consultations. The purchase of a wedding album is an optional extra on top of your wedding photography package. I create them once you’ve received your photos so that you can choose which images you’d like to go in the album. See my Album page for more information.
How do you photograph in bad weather / winter weddings?
My equipment is weather sealed for bad weather, believe me, I have tested this out on a number or occasions! I’ve also trained and practised to use off camera lighting in any condition – a must in winter months, when it gets dark early.
What if I have further questions?
You can contact me here.