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What some clients might be surprised to find is that wedding photographers book a year or two in advance. Therefore I suggest putting booking your wedding photographer on the top of your to do list along with the wedding venue. That being said I won't turn down a last minute booking if I'm a available!
Absolutely! Wedding photography is such a romantic and personal thing so I hope to at least meet the two of you over a video call if we don't get the opportunity to shake hands in person. I like to meet my clients at their wedding venue before the big day so that we can build our friendship whilst taking a walk and discussing your vision. During this time I am able to chat with staff and get some great ideas of where the best photographs would be taken.
Yes please! Although I have been living in the U.K (Born and raised in Canada) there is still SO much for me to see of this beautiful country so feel free to take me on an adventure.
Although my shutter fires over a thousand times over the course of the day you will not receive all of the photos taken. It's important to me that my clients receive a finished product. Every image is carefully selected during the culling process then professionally edited so that you receive great photos. Giving my clients unedited photographs would be an inaccurate reflection on me as a qualified and passionate photographer. Only the best of the best are chosen to be added to your gallery:)
How many photographs that you receive from your wedding day varies with every event but it usually falls between 400-700 edited, high resolution digital images on a private online gallery as well as a customised USB.
I'm happy to work my magic on my own but if you want an additional sidekick floating around on your wedding day that can be arranged for an extra cost.
My job as a photographer is to find the best light provided to create beautiful images no matter the situation. If it rains we will move our photo's to an outdoor shelter or a picture perfect indoor location where I will look for a room with the best natural light available. Otherwise, flashes weren't invented for nothing!
I prefer to book full day (10 hours) weddings, although under certain circumstances some adjustments can be made so please don't hesitate to get in touch!
I'm also very busy with lifestyle sessions during peak season so you should expect to receive your photographs within 4-8 weeks. In the slower months you should expect them within 4-6 weeks.
A fed photographer = A happy Photographer!
A couples wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives so I will do everything in my power to not miss them tying the knot. If in the case that I was extremely ill I would have a backup in place with similar style to me covering your wedding day so you wouldn't have to worry about having the whole day documented on your guests iphones. The photographs would then be edited personally by me and everything would continue as per usual.
Warm up to the camera and find out what works best for you as a couple in a fun and relaxed engagement shoot. Not only is this a really great way to bond with your photographer before the big day, but the photos make great additions to your save the dates, thank you cards and your gallery wall at the wedding.
Want to know more? Click here: Plan your perfect Engagement session
Yes! If there is a location that resonates with you I will do my best to be there. Seeing new places and beautiful backdrops is always exciting! My goal is to capture your vision so I am willing to travel where ever it is to make that happen for you. Arrangements made beyond a 20 mile radius of my home are subject to travel fees.
Once you've selected a date a non-refundable £50 deposit is required to secure your booking.
Life gets crazy...especially with children so I understand if you need move things around! Your booking can be moved to another day with no additional charge if the changes are made at least one week prior to your selected date. Last minute changes will be subject to a £40 fee.
Under circumstances out of our control such as weather or poor health, sessions can be rescheduled without repercussions.
What you do you behind closed doors is none of my business! You can print your photographs with any provider but I highly recommend ordering professional quality prints and canvases through me rather than other quick sources. Instant machines can significantly alter the contrast, colour and sharpness of the original image so it's best to avoid those!
If you take a look around my website you'll find that my images are as natural as possible, making my clients the most important "prop" during the session. That being said, sometimes I might want to include a prop or two to fulfil my vision. I've previously used a wood crate, blankets and balloons during a shoot to go with the theme and it was a fun addition. If there is something special to you that you'd like to include let me know and we'll make it work:)
I have a list of my favourite locations to shoot at varied with beaches, woodlands, urban and rural areas but I am ALWAYS open to shooting in new destinations so fill me in on your secrets! Click here for some inspiration:
I don't have an indoor studio because I believe the world is more beautiful than any plain or artificial backdrop. I always say; even if I had all of the money in the world I would continue to shoot outdoors. Not only does it provide the most stunning natural light but you find different colours, textures and moods everywhere you go.
Children are their most authentic self when they can run around and explore the world around during our time together. I like to call my family sessions 'adventures' rather than photoshoots because I like to let the children take the lead:)
If you'd rather shoot inside, why not a cosy in-home session?
Every image is carefully selected during the culling process, then professionally edited so that you receive great photos. Giving my clients unedited photographs would be an inaccurate reflection on me as a qualified and passionate photographer. I'll leave behind the photos that are out of focus, where there's hair in your face or silly faces and give you only the best!
1. Wet wipes to clear away runny noses, dirt and sleep crusties around the eyes
2. Lip balm for the kids to smooth dry lips and lipstick to retouch mum's lips
3. Bribes! A little treat doesn't hurt for special occasions;) If you get the feeling that your little one will put up a fuss after 10 minutes of shooting, a little bribe can go a long way!
4. This isn't an item, but something that gets looked past is dirty nails. Check everyones hands before you leave the house. Grime under your nails can really tarnish a beautiful photograph...unless we're doing a wreckless, muddy shoot. Then that works!