What to expect from me
Communication! I'm a bit of a stickler for this and aim to make sure you/we both are kept up to date with meetings and any changes or ideas for your day. It's essential!
People skills - I'm a great people person. Having worked in many customer facing roles in the past has helped me understand people and how to adapt to ever changing environments/social situations. I can be the joker and the very discreet person amongst your guests in one day.
Creativity - I'm naturally creative! I have an abundance of creative flair which means I won't settle until I get that one shot I want. This means your images won't be mediocre or boring. I like to capture the moment.
Fully edited images - Each and every image is carefully edited using Photoshop. I use variations of colour layers and artistic enhancements to make sure your images are perfect.
Professionalism - This isn't a hobby for me, This is my living and I take my work exceptionally serious. My main aim is to provide you with images you will love!
We’re interested in booking you, What happens next?
That’s brilliant! So the next stage would be for us to have a relaxed meeting so we can get acquainted. I never take a booking without meeting my client face to face first as it’s important for both you and me to make sure we get along! I can come to you if you are within 10 miles of Peterborough, Alternatively, you are more than welcome to meet up with me and have a coffee somewhere local. I will bring some examples of my work so you can see what my images look like in print as well as online. Prior to our meeting I will send you a copy of my contract, I never assume I will be booked at the meeting or at all! But, this gives you both a chance to go through my contract and I can answer any questions you may have at our meeting. Quite often, clients like to print these out and we both sign at the meeting (especially if they want to make sure I don’t get booked by someone else)
Retainers / Booking fee
I require a non-refundable booking retainer of £200 which secures me to photograph your wedding.
We are seeing other photographers, can you pencil us in?
It’s great you are shopping around and I would encourage this as we are all different. Although unfortunately not, I get a lot of enquiries for popular dates, especially over the summer months and nothing is secure until a retainer is paid. I can however let you know if another client enquires about the same date
When is the balance due?
Balances are due 2 weeks prior to your wedding date
Will we be able to print and share my images or will they be Copyright?
I provide you with a licence to print and share as much as you like from your USB and you can also download your image files from your gallery and use online to social media. None of your images will be watermarked. I hold the copyright to all images taken by me.
What are the sizes of the files?
I upload your images to your online gallery and to a USB. I provide you with both low resolution images on your gallery and High Resolution images on your USB. The gallery images are great for downloading and using online and printing up to 6x4" but your USB images will have all your large files on which are perfect for larger prints as the quality is much better
How long after the wedding do we get our images?
It takes me around 4 weeks after your wedding to edit a full wedding of around 400 images, a week longer in summer months due to the high volume of weddings. Once all edited, I will send you a link to your gallery via email where you can view your images and share your gallery with family and friends using your private password. No one other than you and I will have the password. From your gallery, you can download and save your low resolution images to your desktop. Your USB of images will contain all your high resolution images. The gallery will expire 6 months after the date of your wedding. For your photo book images you also use the gallery to choose your favourite images which is a maximum of 50. I can create more pages for you at an additional cost. Your photo book will be created once you have made your choices then will be delivered within 8 weeks after ordering.
How many photos will we receive?
Every wedding is different, it depends how may people attend and what the weather is like on the day. The most I have delivered is 1200 with having a second photographer with me and the least is 300 for a small intimate half day wedding. On average a typical full day wedding would generate around 500+ images
What should we expect at the pre wedding session?
A pre-wedding shoot is a great opportunity to get you in front of the camera. It is great fun and an opportunity for me to get used to working with you before the big day. The session can be done as soon as you like after booking, so the images can be used on your invitations. If you prefer, you can wait until nearer your wedding date. The shoot can be done at the wedding venue or somewhere else nearby (please note additional travel expenses may need to be charged).You just need to be yourselves, don’t come all suited and booted if this isn’t a reflection of yourselves. For examples please take a look at the Engagement session link here. The sessions usually last around 1-2 hours
Do you have a second photographer to cover both morning preparations for the couple?
I usually work alone and if you have your morning preparations in the same place as your ceremony such as a hotel, I can capture both parties during the morning preparations. Alternatively I can provide a second photographer at an additional cost.
Please discuss this with me if you think it is something you require.
We would like group photos and we have large families
If you would like some traditional family photographs, a shot list is very helpful. I encourage you to think carefully about how much of your day you want these photographs to take up. If you allow 5 minutes per photograph, and have say 20 different combinations, this can take well over an hour of your day. I normally recommend no more than 10 and suggest looking at a time of day when your guests are still close together and so can be rounded up quickly.
How soon do I need to book you for my wedding?
As soon as possible! I can only hold your date once your retainer has been paid, then you have me! I usually get booked up a year or two in advance.
Do you have insurance?
Yes this is a must! I am fully insured and have public liability too.
How are our wedding images stored?
After each wedding (even the late finishing ones) I get home and start to back up (save) all your files. This can take over an hour. I save to a mirrored external drive, an additional external drive and then I save the SD cards from your wedding until I have fully edited your images and converted to Jpeg.
Do you show our images online on your website or social media before we see them?
Absolutely not! I will create a gallery of your highlights from your day on my website a few days after you have had your gallery. If of course you prefer not to have our images shown, please advise me in writing and I can make sure this doesn’t happen. I love to share my clients wedding days with other potential couples so it will be a shame but I will completely understand too.