Frequently asked questions

How long have you been taking photographs?

A creative leaning at school led to me owning my first SLR film camera at the age of 14 where I enjoyed learning the basics of how to expose and compose photographs. At Art Foundation I first experienced the thrill of capturing and then the magic of printing images in the black and white wet processing facilities at my local college. Studying a BA Hons. Photography degree at The Art University College Bournemouth led to more image making, creative assignments and dry processing, printing and digital techniques. Here I learned what a wide-ranging and demanding occupation it was going to be. After University I worked as a photographer taking marketing images for high-end properties in London, but I ultimately found the work a little unrewarding. Wedding photography has given me a wonderful creative flexibility and the opportunity to work with some really lovely people. Initially covering couples special days as and when I was asked I have since become hooked and now enjoy that humbling feeling of being asked to photograph at weddings full time. There is nothing nicer than producing a set of photographs that truly capture the feeling of a couples wedding day and sometimes, happily, moving them to tears.

Are you insured?

Yes, I have full public liability insurance and I will be more than happy to show you or your venue the certificate if required.

Do you work with digital of film equipment?

In the past I have worked with both film and digital equipment, but for wedding photography I work with digital equipment.

Do you work alone?

Yes, for most weddings I prefer to work alone so I can minimise on the distractions while I am shooting. The only time I will bring in a second shooter is for very large weddings or for situations where I am required to be in two places at once! For this there will be an extra charge.

What happens to the images after the shoot?

Your images are all uploaded onto my MacBook Pro where I will go through every shot to choose the final selection, normally totalling somewhere between 200 and 300 images depending on the wedding. All shots will be unique and the edited selection will give a full representation of the couple, the day's events, the guests and the mood of the day. Those selected will be manually and sensitively post-produced to give the best possible result for each image. Both my MacBook Pro and Dell screens are regularly colour calibrated which allows me to adjust the exposure and colour to its original likeness and produce prints that will reflect this as well. Unless otherwise requested, a selection of full colour and black and white images will be included.

During the editing process I aim to keep the images and subjects looking as natural as possible and therefore to be true to my artistic identity and credibility I will not spot colour, use sepia casts or give any subjects an 'airbrushed' appearance. I am sorry if this is what you were hoping for - I am not the photographer for you!

How long before we get to see our photographs?

I aim to have your DVD of photographs sent to you around 3 weeks after your wedding, but I will keep you updated if there are any changes to this and let you know once I have popped them in the post.

How long before we receive our bound book?

Once I have sent you a digital proof to confirm you are happy with the selection and layout, it is normally about 5 weeks until I will have the book ready to send to you, again I will keep you updated if there are any changes to this and let you know once I have popped them in the post.

How and when do we pay you?

In order to secure a booking I require a deposit amount of 20%, the remaining monies will be due either just before or on the morning of the wedding. If you have ordered any prints or books I will need the amount in full when the order is placed.