How long have you been a photographer? – I graduated from Art School with a degree in photography and have been working in the photographic industry ever since, as a photographic assistant, picture editor and photographer. I became a full time Wedding photographer 8 years ago after the arrival of my second little boy.
Do we get everything you shoot? – No I take thousands of images on a Wedding day. I select and edit (in the style you see on the website) the best shots to create your story. A timeless record of your day. You can expect to receive 400+ images.
Do you have a second shooter? – Everything you see on the website & blog has been shot by myself without a second shooter. I do feel that having two photographers around can sometimes feel a bit full on for your guests. Also timings do often work so I’m able to shoot both bride and groom prep… I can’t be in two places at exactly the same time so a second shooter is an option I can provide if necessary. This may come in handy for particularly large Weddings. (over 150 guests).
When can I expect to see the photos? – Wedding season (May-Sept) can be manic and I must ensure everyone gets the same quality of service and processing. I will always let you know of any changes to time scales but I aim to dispatch your images 12-14 weeks after the Wedding.
Do you retouch the images? – Yes each image is processed in my own editing style, colour corrected etc. I spend more time editing the images than actually shooting the Wedding so each image provided to you is the best quality it can be.
Who owns the copyright? – The copyright of the images remains with me your photographer. I provide clients with the licence to print and share images with friends and family. So you can load them onto Facebook, print them yourself etc. The only thing you cannot do is sell them commercially. Please ask your suppliers to contact me if they would like to use images from your day.
Can I print them myself? – Yes please do, prints look amazing! I recommend photobox for prints (just un tick auto image enhancement…) You are also able to purchase prints from your password protected gallery.
Are you insured? – Yes!! I am fully insured for public and professional indemnity. I have a wide range of kit for every eventuality, including back ups, high quality memory cards etc. I also have a tried and tested system to back up all your images safely.
Do you travel? – Yes! I’m very happy to travel all over the UK (and beyond) to cover your day. Travel within a 45 mile radius of Derby is included in my package price. Weddings further afield may incur small additional fee for overnight accommodation – Also contact me for elopement & destination Wedding quotes.
Do you require a meal at the Wedding? – I would really appreciate something to keep me going! A Wedding is non stop. I don’t have to eat the same menu as you, anything the venue can provide that won’t break your budget would be great.
Do you do engagement shoots? – Yes! they are a great way to help you both feel more comfortable in front of the camera prior to the big day. See my gallery for what to expect.
Can we meet you? – Yes I usually arrange to meet at a mutually convenient café/pub, but in current times I am organising Zoom, Face Time or Skype calls!
How to book? – Yey you’d like to book! A £200 deposit is required (payable by BACS or cheque) along with a signed contract (online) to secure your date.