Where are you based and which areas do you cover?
I'm based in Chester, Cheshire, in the North West of England but I cover weddings across the whole of the UK and beyond!
Which camera model do you use?
I use the top-of-the-range Nikon Z6 camera, an absolutely incredible piece of kit.
Will you bring any back-up equipment?
Yes, I use two cameras on the day and bring plenty of lenses! Any photographer who takes their craft seriously should always carry sufficient back-up equipment.
Have you considered booking a pre-wedding shoot? These relaxed and informal shoots are a perfect way for couples to get acquainted with being in front of the camera before the big day. It's also a great way for us to get to know each other a little better and to have a bit of fun! You'll hopefully leave the shoot wondering what there was to worry about ;-)
Can you recommended any other wedding suppliers?
Yes, I have worked with some wonderful suppliers over the years and I'm more than happy to offer recommendations to my couples if required.
How does the portrait shoot work on the wedding day?
Following the ceremony, after you have both had a well-earned drink, grabbed a bite to eat and greeted a few guests, we will take a little walk away from the crowd and spend a short time (20 mins or so) capturing some natural and relaxed couple shots. I am of course more than happy to offer a spot of direction here, but it'll be nothing cheesy, rigid or forced though..don't worry!
Will you take any formal group shots?
Formal group shot images are totally optional but yes I am happy to take these if required. I'd ask for you to send me a list of up to 6 group combinations before the wedding. This will be your "priority" list of groups and if more are required on the day, this may be possible, time permitting.
Do you need feeding on the day? Any dietary requirements?
As any wedding is a long and often non-stop working day for me, the offer of a (vegetarian) meal and soft drink served in a separate room to your wedding breakfast would be hugely appreciated, thanks so much!
How long will it be before we get our photos?
Each one of your wedding photos will be individually edited in my signature style and I work as hard as I can to make sure that your photos are ready as soon as possible without ever compromising on the quality. During my busiest months, please allow up to 8 weeks for digital delivery.
Please complete the form on my contact page and I will be sure to get back to you ASAP. To secure a date, I request a booking fee of £400. This booking fee acts like a deposit and is taken off your final balance, which must be settled no later than 8 weeks prior to the wedding date please.
Do we need to meet up before we book?
This isn't essential but I do understand if you'd like to meet up before committing to a booking. My meetings usually take place in either a coffee shop or bar in Chester, on weekdays only. Please note that due to the amount of weddings that I shoot, I am unable to offer weekend meetings.
How far in advance do we need to book you?
ASAP! :-) Most couples tend to book their photographer 1-2 years in advance of their wedding day.
Are you insured?
Yes, I have both professional indemnity and public liability insurance. I am also CRB/DBS checked.