Ey up. This page isn't very rock and roll but here it is never the less - some of questions I get asked quite frequently.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
I shot my first wedding in August 2013 (Waves to Yvonne and Lee!) Since then I've photographed over 170 weddings in lots of different venues, in different weather and lighting conditions. I've seen weddings of all sizes and shapes and styles. You'll be in safe hands with me.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
This is a bit of a yes/no questions. Sometimes I do, sometimes I dont! I don't necessarily offer discount for winter weddings but I sometimes offer discounts for mid-week or last minute wedding. Please do feel free to ask - I wont get offended!
DO YOU TRAVEL?
My packages include travel within 50 miles of radius of Accrington (that covers all of Manchester, Lancashire, into Cheshire, the Lakes and even the occasional jaunt into Yorkshire. I do cover weddings outside these areas but travelling and accomodation expenses may be added to the package price depending on distance. If you getting married outside of my normal areas and would like a quotation please do get in touch.
DO YOU WORK ALONE?
Sometimes but not always. You can choose to book me alone or add on a second photographer to any level of coverage. If you're having a large wedding or your timeline is very tight I'd strongly suggest having a second photographer. If you want two addresses covering in the morning for preparations then a second photographer is must here too. Or if you'd just like loads more images of your day then booking a second shooter as part of your package will provide this. I have a small and select team of second photographers that I use. They're all professional photographers in their own right and have been chosen based on their shooting style (very similar to mine) and they fact they are lovely people to spend the day with! A second photographer can be added to any package for £300.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes I have public liability and professional indemnity insurance. This is really important - whatever photographer you choose to use - make sure they are fully insured.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I'm a Canon girl. On a wedding day I will have at least two camera bodies with me, a range of lenses and a flashes as well as some other gadgets and gizmos. We always carry back up equipment with us to ensure we can carry on shooting even if something goes wrong.
ARE ALL THE IMAGES EDITED?
After the wedding date I go through all the images I have taken to choose the keepers. The final selection of images you receive are all edited to my high standards. This includes cropping, exposure, sharpening and colour correcting. Then the images receive my final 'artistic edit'. I do not as standard heavily airbrush or manipulate images in photoshop. The majority of the images will be presented in colour and black and white.
DO YOU OFFER BESPOKE PACKAGES?
I certainly do. I can offer shorter coverage, longer coverage or multi day packages depending on dates and availability. Just get in touch with some more information and I'll send you a bespoke quotation. Please be aware that I may not always be able to offer shorter coverage on prime dates or weddings more than 6 months away.
CAN WE MEET BEFORE WE BOOK?
Yes absolutely. I have a studio space in Accrington where I meet with my couples. I'm available for weekday, evening and the occasional weekend appointments. If you can't get to me we can always arrange a Skype or Facetime call, or just have a good old chat on the telephone.
DO YOU INCLUDE A PRE-WEDDING SESSION?
You can add an engagement session to any of my wedding packages or even book one completely separately. Click here to read a recent blog post about engagement sessions.
WHAT IS THE BOOKING PROCESS?
Once you've decided you'd like me for your wedding there's an online contract to read and sign, a booking form and a non refundable £200 deposit is required to secure your date.
WHAT IF YOU'RE ILL/DEAD?
I promise I will try very hard not to be ill or die on or before your wedding day but sometimes these things are out of our control. You have my assurances that only something very serious would keep me away from your wedding but in such an event I have a wonderful network of talented photographer friends who I can call upon in an emergency.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?
I don't limit the number of images you receive. A low estimate is 400 images for a full day wedding. It is often much higher than this depending on what is happening on the day.
HOW LONG UNTIL WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
Within 6 - 8 weeks of your wedding your images will be ready to view on your private online gallery.
I hope I've answered some of the questions you've been mulling over but if you have any more or you'd like to arrange a chat about you day please visit the Contact page and get in touch.