Frequently asked questions.


are you insured?

I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance plus Employer liability insurance for any second photographer I use unless they have their own insurance. I don't insist on it but I highly recommend that the client takes out their own wedding insurance as it can come back to bite you. As you can see below, I have shot a wedding with just 20 minutes notice as the original photographer simply failed to turn up. Fortunately, the couple had wedding insurance and were able to claim back their original fee.


How do you photograph weddings?

I prefer to take a more documentary approach, telling the story of your day as it unfolds but if formal is your thing, then I can accommodate your requirements. I can even mix it up if you prefer, with documentary, formal and candid all included. I'll usually take you both to one side for the "couple"/"individual" portraits for about 20 minutes to allow you more time with your guests. I will try wherever possible to accommodate guests requests for portrait shots.


Do you require food?

While I'm with you for up to 12 hours, I will bring my own food with me but if food is offered, I will never refuse, I just don't expect it.


How long before our wedding should WE book your services?

Ideally, you should book as soon as possible to ensure I'm free on your chosen date. Having said that, I have done a wedding with 20 minutes notice as the original photographer just failed to turn up.


Do you have a backup plan?

I always have a plan X, everyone needs a plan X. Plan X is planning for the unexpected such as pouring rain when the forecast was for wall to wall sunshine so we'll need somewhere indoors if necessesary. Although I have been known to stand in the pouring rain, brolly in one hand and camera in the other with the guests on the hotel veranda and I nailed the group shot.


DO YOU CARRY BACKUP EQUIPMENT?

I always carry two cameras during the ceremony each with a zoom lens as equipment can and will fail - I've had personal experience of this and without backup kit, the day would've been ruined. In my bag will be spare batteries and memory cards etc. You only get one chance to get it right, like life itself, there is no rewind button. Something to consider when asking a friend or friend of a friend who just happens to own a camera to photograph your wedding. My two cameras both have dual card slots for that extra back up. Zooms are ideal for getting wide shots and closeups without getting in your face, so to speak. They're also ideal if space is tight or if I'm stuck at the back of the venue as I often have been.



How many images will we get and can we share them?

I never put a limit on the number of images I take during my time with you but some of the images I take might not make the final cut - people move, have their eyes closed etc. You will get a separate file of images suitable for sharing on Social media etc., these will contain a small watermark. You are also free to print the main images as many times as you like.


how long before we get our usb?

I aim to have your images with you within 3-4 weeks after the wedding. This is to allow time to edit them and I may have 3 or 4 other weddings to edit as well. The earliest one will always take priority but I usually try and "drip feed" a few teaser images along the way. Please allow a further 5-6 weeks for any album orders once you've chosen your images, this allows for them to be checked before going to print as once ordered, they can only be changed at further cost to you.


If you have any other questions or requests, please don't hesitate to get in touch.