Frequently Asked Questions
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
My journalistic style involves the careful and skilful documentation of the raw elements that tell your story, without getting in the way. Relaxed, unrehearsed and real. To put your mind at ease, I offer direction and advice when needed (e.g. during group photos). My instinct drives me to seek out and to make use of beautiful natural surroundings to provide you with photographs that transport you back every time you view them. I have a keen eye for the small gestures of love; a hug, an embrace, a kiss, and I strive to provide you a personal and unique experience by playing an active role in ensuring your day flows smoothly and stress-free. I know that planning a wedding is no easy feat having experienced one myself! By all means if you have ideas on or before your day let me know, these are your photos after all!
WILL YOU TRAVEL FOR OUR WEDDING?
Most definitely yes! Although I am based in Portishead (Bristol), I am available for weddings all over the South West and the UK. I am passport ready, so if you want me abroad, I will be there. So far, I’ve been lucky enough to photograph in wonderful venues such as Cripps Barn, Coombe Lodge, Homme House, Rookery Manor, Clevedon Hall, Hotel Du Vin, Priston Mill and many more.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
It goes a little bit like this…. Shoot me an email to check if I’m available on your wedding day. If your date is still available, then you can breathe a big sigh of relief! I love to meet each of my couples before the big day to ensure we’re a good fit too. To secure your date & wedding coverage, a small deposit and completed wedding contract are all it takes to lock in the date exclusively for you. As I may receive enquiries for the same date, I do have a first-come first-served policy to keep it as fair as I can. The balance is due one month before the wedding.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
A guide to my rates is listed on my Weddings page.
WHAT DO WE GET?
An approachable wedding photographer documenting all the intimate moments at your wedding who eat's all your buffet at the end of the night – duh! Oh You will also receive your photos, edited and in high resolution on USB (with no watermark) a selection of prints and an online gallery to share your precious memories with friends and family.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE AND WHEN WILL I GET TO SEE THEM?
The number of images depends on the length of coverage, but my average is around 600-700 individually crafted photographs for a 9 hour wedding. It generally takes three to eight weeks for your photo package to be complete.
ARE ALL THE PHOTOS PROCESSED?
Yes, all of the photos are shot in a RAW format and processed to achieve a consistent style that matches your day. Post-production or “photoshopping” of images to drastically alter or remove elements of a photograph is not part of my standard processing workflow as I like to capture the day as it is.
DO YOU USE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
I usually work alone, but a second photographer is definitely available on request for weddings that require me to be in two places at once (I haven’t quite mastered that skill yet), larger receptions and for those times when you want even more photo goodness!
DO WE FEED YOU?
Yes yes you do. I'm a growing boy but don't worry I won't need a seat at the top table.