Frequently asked questions
How long before my wedding should I book my photographer?
As soon as you have booked your venue & registrar – photographer should be next, sometimes I am even first on the list (yay).
I get booked up 2 years in advance so enquiring as soon as you have a date in mind to check availability is advised. Suppliers will have better availability if you have flexibility around weekdays too. If I am not available, I will always try and recommend someone who is similar in style
How long will you be with me on my wedding day?
If you book me for my ‘complete story’ package, I arrive 2 hours before your ceremony to capture the final parts of you getting ready, hair, makeup & the morning moments of the bridal prep. I stay until just after the first dance (to finish your gallery with everyone pulling out the moves on the dance floor) Extra hours can be added if you request this.
Will we be taken away from guests for photos?
In a word, no. My style for photography is documentary, meaning I will follow your day as I see it and tell a story as it unravels. However please let me know before the day any family photos you require so we can plan this in, I know how important these are but keeping them to a minimum is advised so you can enjoy your day & not miss anything. I will also take you both for a 15 minute walk to get some newlywed shots (and a chance for you both to have some time to take it all in – with me a few steps behind).
WHAT KIT DO YOU USE?
I am a Nikon girl. I use two D850s on the day, switching between a 35mm, 50mm & 85mm lens. I edit on Lightroom using a homemade preset on my beautiful green Apple iMac.
WHAT WILL MY PHOTOS LOOK LIKE EDITED?
Please, please, please look through my instagram/website portfolio before you book. Make sure you are fully happy with my style. I always keep the same, warm tones but the colours will differ per wedding dependant on natural light, sunshine, dark venues, light walls, colours of your clothing, use of flash… bear this in mind when choosing a venue & clothing.
Book a barn & your photos will be darker, get married outside, you’ll get brighter images!
On a family/couples photoshoot what should I wear?
Neutral colours. Nothing with logos or contracting colours to your family – the closer you can get to each other the better as this brings out a lovely palette in photos. Pastel colours work best for my photography style – but it is personal choice on clothing. Clothes with movement for ladies works well for natural images if outdoors too, maxi dresses etc.
What if I need to re-arrange my wedding?
I will do my upmost to move your wedding date if needed, if not I will look for an associate shooter for your day, so that I can still edit in my style. Any changes / movements will be re-booked under my current pricing structure at the time. Please note the booking deposit is non refundable as once paid, I turn others away for this date.
How long after the wedding should we expect our gallery?
Within 72 hours after your wedding I will send you a sneak peak of a selection of photos from your day. Full gallery delivery is up to 8 weeks, extending to 10/12 weeks for weddings during peak wedding season.
Howmany images do we get?
This will fully depend on the day, how much is going on, how many people are there and how long I am for. On average over all my wedding packages it will be between 300-700. For an hours photoshoot of any kind it is a minimum of 75 edited images.
CAN I PURCHASE ALBUMS OR PRINTS
Yes. On the gallery you are emailed when your photos are ready is an online shop - so you can favourite & add any photos you wish to create prints/cards/frames/frames/calendars/albums and order through that. When you get sent your gallery there is a 10% offer for the initial week too.
All other questions are covered in my T&Cs (link) upon booking a wedding - or please just message me!