The one thing that you'll probably hear again and again is how fast your wedding day goes by! Therefore, for me, it's so important that you spend as much time as possible with your loved ones and ultimately live every second of your special day. My style is all about storytelling. To be perfectly honest, most of the time you probably won't even realise that I'm there as I quietly fade into the background and document your wedding day naturally, as and how it unfolds. What you certainly won't get from me is someone who is constantly interrupting the action, bossing you and your guests around or taking you away for endless formal group shots!
At some point following your ceremony, after you have both had a well-earned drink, greeted a few guests and mostly importantly had a moment to breathe, we will take a little walk away from the crowd and spend a short time (20-25 mins or so) capturing some natural and relaxed couple shots. I am of course more than happy to offer a spot of direction here (nothing cheesy, rigid or forced though don't worry!), as you newlyweds enjoy some "alone time" together ;-)
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 incredible Nikon Z6.
Will you bring any back-up equipment?
Yes, I shoot with two cameras on the day and bring plenty of lenses! Any photographer who takes their craft seriously should always carry 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 on earth 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.
Do you need feeding on the day?
As a wedding is a long (and often non-stop) working day for me, a hot meal and soft drink served in a separate room to your wedding breakfast would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
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 the quality. During my busiest months, please allow up to 8 weeks for delivery.
You will have full printing rights but as is standard in this industry, the photographer always retains copyright of their work.
How do we book?
Firstly, please complete the form on the contact page with as much info as possible and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as I can. To secure a date, I require a booking fee of £400. This booking fee is non-refundable but will be taken off your final balance. The remaining balance will be due 8 weeks prior to the wedding date.
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 take place in either a coffee shop or bar in Chester and can be booked between the hours of 9:30am and 3:30pm, Mon-Fri. 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 me 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.