Things you may want to ask me
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Travel is and has always been an integral part of my photography. I am happy to travel for weddings all across the country, however, additional travel and accommodation costs will incur.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION?
There are no travel fees for weddings in the West Yorkshire region; for weddings further afield a travel fee will apply but we'll discuss that in our consultation! For weddings that are over two hours away, I will require to book accommodation the night before to ensure I am there for you on the wedding day, trust me, last thing I want is to get stuck on the road on my way to you! There are plenty of affordable Airbnbs all across the country so finding one is never an issue!
IS AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT INCLUDED?
Engagement shoot is not included in my wedding packages. However, if you'd like to book one, it's a great way to celebrate this time in your life and you will also receive photographs ahead of your wedding that you can use to get your family and friends excited about the big day. Some couples choose to include them in their reception by displaying them in various ways! Get in touch and we can book one in!
HOW DO WE SECURE YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
When both parties are happy that I'm the right person for your wedding, I will send you a digital contract to sign followed with a 25% non-refundable booking deposit. The deposit becomes non-refundable 14 days after you have made your deposit, as outlined by The Consumer Rights Act. This deposit allows me to refuse service to anyone else enquiring about the same date and covers administrative costs.
WHEN DO WE NEED TO PAY THE FINAL PAYMENT?
Final payment is due 28 days before your wedding date. In your contract I outline the exact date so you don't forget. Equally, I will send you a reminder. You can choose to pay the remaining balance in full or spread it across several payments.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE?
Every wedding is unique and it's impossible to guarantee a specific number of files. I focus on giving you quality not quantity, there's only so many shots you want to see of your cousin having a drink at their table. You put your trust in me to create a beautiful and emotive story with my images, and as such I can't give an exact number. Generally it will vary between 350-500 images.
DO YOU BACK UP OUR IMAGES?
I back up the original files both physically and on the cloud. However, I urge you to do the same when you receive your files on a USB stick. Few years after your wedding, I might delete the original files, however, should that happen I will get in touch with you and ask you if you'd like to purchase them. This doesn't mean you have the permission to digitally alter (edit) the files, though.
HAVE YOU GOT AN INSURANCE?
It is not uncommon for some venues to request a public liability insurance certificate. I’m fully insured and am happy to send a copy to your venue.
CAN WE PRINT OUR IMAGES?
Of course! I'm a big believer that your images deserve to be printed, either to go in an album, book or in a frame! You will receive a print release with your USB stick which allows you to approach any printing lab of your choice. Equally, your gallery will have an online shop connected to it, so you can easily make purchases through my lab of choice, giving you a guarantee of a high quality.
DO YOU DO ALBUMS?
Yes! I will get in touch with you after your wedding day to have a chat about albums and books.
DO YOU DO OTHER TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS?
I also photograph families (in a documentary style) and boudoir. However, I do this on limited basis. If you'd like me to do a lifestyle session of your family or a boudoir session, please get in touch.
DO YOU DO GROUP SHOTS?
I know that traditional group shots may be important for your parents and grandparents. For that reason, I will undertake a handful of group shots, however, I don't do many different variations of family, extended family and friends group shots. This takes it away from the documentary approach I use. If you prefer a more traditional approach to weddings, I may not be the right person for you.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE BOOK YOU?
After you have booked me for your wedding day, we might organise an engagement shoot if you’ve decided to book that, too. I will also continue to answer any questions you might have in the run up to your wedding. I don't travel to venues before your wedding day because I don't find it necessary, your wedding day will unfold unique to you. Few weeks before your wedding, I will send you a questionnaire to ensure I have all important details on hand!
DO YOU DO DESTINATION WEDDINGS?
I most definitely do! I regularly travel abroad for street and documentary photography so I am used to it, and I love combining the two. I will give you a tailored quote for your destination wedding based on air fare, accommodation, and the number of days you require me for.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH WEDDINGS ON YOUR OWN?
I always have a second shooter with me, included in the price. Their vision is unique to them, but I always ensure it flows well with my own style and imagery. Their work helps me create a well rounded story that shows different parts of your wedding, taking you right back to that moment. One person can only do so much, two people on the other hand can provide very different angles and perspectives that you wouldn't even expect.
WHAT IF IT RAINS / SNOWS / STORM HITS?
UK weather is completely unpredictable, however, it is your wedding day and regardless of what happens, you'll make the most of it. As a documentary photographer, I will photograph the best and the worst on the day but either way it'll be a memorable and that's how every wedding should be.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU'RE ILL ON OUR WEDDING DAY?
In the unlikely event of being physically unable to photograph your wedding (e.g accident, severe illness), I will ensure a photographer of similar style and calibre is covering the wedding on my behalf. I am a part of various networks that connect wedding photographers for situations like this and helps me find people on short notice. The wedding will then be edited by myself to keep it in my signature style.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE CANCEL OUR WEDDING?
If you cancel your wedding with more than 28 days to go before your wedding date, I will refund you any money you have paid from your remaining balance, keeping the 25% deposit to cover my business expenses. If it's 28 days or less left before your wedding date, I will keep the full balance paid because I am extremely unlikely to book another wedding in place of yours in such a short time period. Therefore, all my couples are advised to take out a wedding insurance to cover situations like these.
DO WE HAVE TO FEED YOU?
As someone who spends more time with you than anyone else on the day, I do kindly request that you ensure my second shooter and I are able to either eat a vendor meal during your wedding breakfast or you have a bar tab allowing us to order food on the premises. We do not require a three course guest meal, but we do need the energy and focus hence why a meal is important.