What is your style?
There are a lot of different terms for my style but all pretty much mean the same - documentary, candid, reportage - all documenting the day as it unfolds but with little a bit of traditional photography thrown in.
How do you work?
Relaxed, discrete and professional. I will be in the background recording what is going on in an unobtrusive way with no need need to set shots up. My aim is not to take over the day but be a part of it with good interaction with the guests to really capture the all the fun and excitement.
Do you take family group shots?
I would suggest taking some family groups but would try to keep these to a minimum. They are a piece of family history so why not take a few while everybody is looking their best and you have a professional photographer at hand! They shouldn't take too long if we have a plan - I suggest making a list of the ones we need and making sure everyone who is needed is told in advance.
Would you meet us before the wedding day?
It is great to meet you at the venue and have a walk round and talk about the wedding day and what to expect. I can give tips and advise on what I think works but ultimately it is your wedding day and I will listen to your ideas, aspirations and requirements for the photography. It is really important to get together a week or two before the wedding - that way you will have everything finalised and what we talk about will be fresh in our minds come the wedding day.
What if it rains?
Nobody wants it to rain but if it does you just need to embrace it! Make sure you have an umbrella or two. It is all part of the story of your day - stand in a puddle in your wellies. We would have talked through the options of taking pictures inside and I do very many winter weddings where everything is taken inside so this is not a worry to me.
How long after the wedding before we see the photography?
My aim is to have everything edited by the end of the following week - I will email a link to my client area - this is where you and your guests can view the photography and also order prints.
I also give a sneaky peek weblink the week after your wedding with a story board of around 50 images of your wedding day - great to see on your honeymoon!
Do we get an album?
There is nothing better than looking at your wedding photography in an album - 100+ pictures in a magazine style book - a mix of black and white and colour - individually designed pages - a range of sizes and options.
You do not have to have an album though. I can supply the photography on a USB memory stick - but make sure you do something with them - get them printed or make a book online. There will be a lot of stunning shots on there and it would be a shame to leave them in a drawer!
Will you travel?
Over the years I have built up a good relationship and gained a lot of experience at my local venues around Harrogate but have travelled all over the country to some stunning venues. You can only attend one wedding so the distance does not really matter - I would just set off in plenty of time or stay over the night before.
Will my photos be used on social media?
It is great to be able to showcase your wedding with a post to my social media platforms - I would usually tag in the venue so that they can see them too. If you don't want me to do this then just let me know!
Do we need a second photographer?
The vast majority of the work on this site is photographed by me covering the wedding working alone. On the occasions when a second photographer is required, such as a home first for both the bride and the groom, I would suggest bringing someone along. Should you need a second photographer there is a further charge of £250.
What do we do next?
Once we have met up and feel we can work well together I would need a £200 non refundable deposit. The balance is due two weeks before the wedding day
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