Before you decide whether to book it’s great to meet up, have a look through some photos and see if we’re a good fit and whether my photographic style suits your tastes. This also means we get to know each other a little bit, so if you do book we’re not strangers on the day. You can ask any questions you may have at this meeting but I’ve included a list of a few frequently asked questions below that might help for now.
I’ve tried to keep the prices as simple as possible so you don’t have to search through a huge list of packages looking for what is right for you or be left guessing about how much I charge but If there’s anything that’s not covered below that you’d like to know just get in contact and I’ll help you any way I can.
Where do you cover weddings?
Whilst I am based in Derby I’m very happy to travel for your big day, I’ve done weddings all over the UK, including Bath, London, Cheshire, Malvern, Aberdeen and Beverley. It’s worth noting though any weddings outside of the East Midlands may require a little extra for travel expenses.
What about an album
I do offer a full album designing service for you. I work with you to develop your album with all your favourite images and will show you a draft before printing so you can make sure you get the final design you want. Duplicates and parent books are available.
Book Shop Quality Albums start at £150 for a 12×12 album with up to 50 pages.
Fine art albums start at £350 for a 10×10 30 page album.
How Long do you stay?
Usually I will leave within an hour after the first dance, but if you’ve got some big plans for leaving, maybe sparklers or a grand arch, you may want me to stay till the end which is fine.
Do I need a second photographer?
The majority of weddings I do don’t have a second photographer but I can arrange for one at a cost of £200 if this is something that you would like. I would recommend a second photographer if you were having a very large wedding with more than 120 day guests. If you are having fewer than 60 or are having a videographer I would recommend not having a second photographer as it could get a little crowded.
Do you have a contract to sign?
I do have a wedding contract and you can read it here. This also includes some contact details and names of your Maid of honour and Best man so we can keep well connected on the day if needed.
I hate having my photo taken!
I shoot in an unobtrusive way and where possible don’t take any posed photos, the simple reason for this is I think it makes for the most genuine and crucially, flattering photos. A real smile, and on a wedding day there are plenty, looks great and tells a great story too. If you are someone who usually hates having their photo taken an engagement shoot might be good for you; I always say to people on these shoots that they don’t have to pose and this realisation can help them relax and enjoy the shoot and then most importantly, the wedding, without worrying about being photographed.
What’s an engagement shoot for?
An engagement shoot is usually a couple’s shoot during your engagement, although I offer a family shoot too, so if you have children that would like to come along or even pets we can do that too. The main two benefits from my point of view are you get to spend some time in front of the camera (this means that your wedding day isn’t the first time you’re doing this) and you can see the standard of photos I can produce for you to put you at ease on the day. You also get some stunning shots; some people use these for invites, for display on the day, to share with friends and family and to have some great memories to look back on.
How do we pay?
I take a deposit/booking fee of £200 when you make your booking and the remaining fee when you see your photos after the wedding (this can be taken before the wedding if it suits you more).
Are you insured
I am insured, not just my equipment but also professional indemnity and public liability.