Here are just a selection of the more commonly asked questions, and answers, in an attempt to save you a little bit of time. If you have any questions not covered below then please get in touch.
I offer basic (4 hours) and full day (up to 10 hours) packages for both photography and videography. I like to keep my price list uncomplicated and transparent so you know exactly what to expect on the day. If you’d like more or less hours coverage then you're welcome to E-mail me to discuss a bespoke package.
I’m pleased to say that my prices are ridiculously competitive. E-mail me for a quote.
All packages cover travel expenses within a 10 mile radius of my address of WR13. Any additional travel will be charged at a rate of 50p per mile. Pretty reasonable, right?
Nope. I pride myself on keeping my prices transparent. Of course, you’re welcome to bundle in some add-ons but they’ll be clearly marked as extras from the get-go.
Yes. To secure your date I’ll need to take a non-refundable deposit, regardless of which package you’re booking. If you’d like to know more about what this means in the case of a postponement or cancellation then just ask.
That’s entirely up to you. You can book me for as many hours as you like. My standard packages range from 4 hours to 10 hours but if you’d like me for less than 4, or more than 10 then that’s not a problem - just get in touch to discuss a bespoke package.
Of course - do you need additional hours coverage? Are you getting married abroad? Do you fancy an Engagement / Save The Date shoot too? Whatever customisation you’re looking for, I’m here to help you have the best day you possibly can. Just drop me a line if you’d like to run an idea by me.
This is totally up to you. If you want a good mix of couple portraits in a handful of settings then I’d recommend about 30 minutes, usually soon after the ceremony. Your guests won’t miss you - they’ll be too busy at the bar.
If you’re booking me for the full day then I also love to get out again after dinner (before the chaos begins)..there’s no point letting a good sunset go to waste! Again, it's your wedding - let's do it how you want to do it.
It’s your day. There are no rules. Not everyone enjoys having their photo taken and I can 100% identify with that. I’d always recommend that you get at least a handful of photos of you and your new husband or wife alone together on the big day but it’s entirely your choice. Sometimes 10 minutes in a quiet corner, away from the crowd is all it takes.
All wedding packages are delivered on a keepsake USB drive. You also receive a complimentary online gallery where you and your guests can log in and download photos to your heart’s content. This gallery will stay live for a year after your wedding date. If you've booked one of my wedding videography packages then the answer is similar; You'll recieve a keepsake USB drive along with an online link for unlimted streaming of your wedding film. You’re also welcome to order additional USB drives.
Ewwww. Watermarks?! No, thank you! The link you receive to access your online gallery will be password protected but you’re welcome to share that password with your friends and family. From there they can download whichever photos they choose, watermark-free.
Sadly not. Whilst there’s a lot of crossover in terms of equipment used the set-ups are quite different (video requires a whole load of additional equipment) and alternating between the 2 simply isn’t practical. The most important issue, though, is that I simply couldn’t do either medium justice while attempting to do both. If anyone else offers you both from a single shooter then brace yourself for a compromised end product.
I always recommend a dedicated photographer and a dedicated videographer - there’s just no substitute when it comes to capturing those blink-and-you've-missed it moments on a wedding day.
Helpfully, though, I know loads of awesome people in the industry who can help us out. So, if you go on to book me for one service then I’d be more than happy to recommend another great photographer or videographer for us to work with on the day.
Well, it can get complicated. Where possible I like to have a second, third, and sometimes fourth, camera set up to capture all the important bits such as your ceremony and speeches. I’ll also have a minimum of 2 dedicated audio recorders set up so that I can capture the cleanest audio tracks possible.
Sometimes the nature of your venue can make this set up problematic; limited space and poor acoustics being the main offenders. In those cases I’ll do what I can to create workarounds. Those workarounds usually involve stealthy camera and microphone placement. Sometimes those challenges can create unique results but they do take some planning and its best that I’m aware of them in advance of the day.
Having an extra set of eyes / hands on the day is a great way to capture even more details and even more of those once-in-a-lifetime moments. As you can see, I’m a one-man band but… I have friends! If you’d like a second camera dude on the big day then just ask - I can bring along a trusted colleague who will not only have wedding experience but they’ll also be cool AF.
Yes, I certainly do. In some, extremely rare, instances your venue may require proof of this and, in those cases, I’ll be more than happy to forward you, or them, the relevant documentation.
Yes. It’s standard practice and it’s there to ensure that you are as happy as possible with the end product. My photography / videography agreement helps keep your expectations in-line with what is physically and practically possible on the day. It also helps me to achieve the best work I can on the day and then later when editing your photos or film.
I love new challenges and I’m ALWAYS up for trying new shots or methods of storytelling. I always like to meet you at your venue a few weeks before the big day and that’s your chance to bring along any ideas. Sometimes the venue won’t have the space or physical attributes to pull off certain shots but that’s an opportunity for us to get creative and try something new and unexpected.
If you see something cool online then feel free to send me a link - I’m always looking for new ideas and fresh inspiration.
I’m glad you asked - I love talking about this stuff. My setup is built around 2 professional-level Sony full frame mirrorless cameras and a small army of adapted Canon and Sigma prime and zoom lenses. For video work I have a whole bag of other cool toys to help me get the best footage possible. And yes, I have a backup camera too!