Where are you based and do you travel?
I live in Brighton but I shoot weddings throughout England and abroad. I love to travel; I will go anywhere your wedding takes me!
What happens at an engagement shoot?
We do whatever you want to do! We can go for coffee, we can go for a hike, we can go for a stroll in town. Anything you decide to do I'll be shooting away, so you can get creative! It will also be a great opportunity for us to get to know each other better and for you to practice being in front of the camera. You'll get around 50 photos that you can use for your save the date cards too!
Do you do group photos?
Yes. Although I shoot in a documentary style I do take some time on your wedding day to photograph group/family photos as these can be important. I try to keep them short and sweet though as nobody likes waiting around. I normally recommend not having more than 5-10 groups.
When and how do we get our photographs?
I'd say about 4-6 weeks after the wedding day. Your edited photos will be delivered on a USB stick, and a password protected gallery will be available for you to share with your friends & family, on which they have the option of ordering high quality prints and albums from professional labs!
What equipment do you use?
I've been using Canon for 12 years now, I shoot with both 5d mark3 & mark4 with several L-series prime lenses.
What happens if you're ill and can't shoot our wedding?
I have never not turned up to a wedding, I'd literally have to be knocked over by a train to not attend but if that does happen I'm friends with a wide network of wedding photographers who would step in to help. If none of them are available I'm also on a few emergency cover groups on Facebook and there are hundreds of UK photographers on there to help each other out on short notice.
What happens to the copyrights?
I obtain the copyright to the images but you have the unlimited right to print, share and use them. Essentially you can do pretty much anything with them apart from commercial use.
Are you insured?
Yes. I have public liability and professional indemnity insurance, all my camera gear is insured too.
Can we meet you before booking?
Yes, yes yes. It's always good to meet over coffee to make sure that we are a good fit before you make your decision! If you're too far away we can always arrange a Skype chat (but I will warn you...I'm awkward on Skype). We can also discuss more during your engagement shoot if you're having one.
How do we secure the date?
Fill in a booking form, pay a 20% booking fee, et voila!!
Do we have to feed you?
If you could that would be much appreciated! I like food.
I have more questions!
Sure. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!