These are just a few of the questions that my couples ask me. Have a read through and hopefully they'll answer some of your questions too. If there is something that remains unanswered though, then please don't hesitate to GET IN TOUCH.
I SEE THAT YOU'RE BASED IN THE NORTH WEST. DO YOU TRAVEL ELSEWHERE?
Of course ! My work takes me all over the UK and I wouldn't have it any other way. I came into photography through my passion for travel (see BEHIND THE LENS ) and seeing different places is one the perks of my job. I'm happy to overnight and to even hop on a plane if you ask me to!
WHAT PREPERATIONS DO YOU MAKE AHEAD OF A WEDDING?
We'll have spoken when you originally made your booking, but preparation starts in earnest about a week before the big day itself. I'll touch base with you to run through the final details in case anything has been amended during the planning phase ... venue, timings, date etc. I'll also set you some homework' to help ensure things run smoothly on the day (names of key people in the wedding party, lists of the formal group shots). On a more functional note, I'll research the venues using Google Maps to plan my travel on the day and find out where I can park and do I need coins with me to pay?, how long is it to travel between the ceremony and reception venues?, phone numbers etc. My car is kept serviced and I have two sat-navs programmed with the destinations. Then it's a question of ironing clothes and packing my cameras (including back-up equipment) the day before so that I'm ready to go on the big day itself.
DO YOU HAVE A PRICE LIST?
I tailor packages to each individual client and therefore the prices for each may vary depending on length of coverage required, the amount of travelling involved, the method of image delivery (online gallery, USB, album) etc. Drop me a line using my contact form or phone me on 07746 877546 for a chat about your ideas and preferences.
I'D LIKE SOME PHOTOS IN COLOUR , AND SOME IN BLACK & WHITE, IS THIS POSSIBLE?
No problem at all. All photos are originally taken in colour and it's only at the editing stage that I would convert a particular image to Black & White. I do this simply because I feel that it would have more impact if the colour was removed. Not every photo works in black & white .. but then again, not every photo works in colour.
DO YOU TAKE GROUP PHOTOS?
100%. I appreciate that despite the popularity of 'reportage' style wedding photography, there is a need to take group photos. It's the perfect opportunity for families and friends to be photographed together.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes. I have full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance. A lot of venues also require suppliers (photographers, DJs, caterers etc) to provide proof of appropriate insurance.
ARE YOU A FULL-TIME PHOTOGRAPHER?
Yes. Other photographers may only cover weddings as a hobby or in a part-time capacity, but I've been a full-time professional photographer now for over 10 years. Not having a 'day job' also means that I'm able to commit 100% to my business and your big day.
HOW DO WE BOOK?
Just call or email me at any time and I will check availability. I'll then send you a copy of my wedding photography agreement which sets out what you can expect to receive from me in return. If you're happy with everything and would like to go ahead, then once I receive the completed and signed agreement together with a 25% deposit (non refundable) I'll be delighted to confirm your booking. I regret that I can not hold dates without the completed agreement and deposit. The remainder of the balance is due 14 days before the wedding date.