How do you photograph weddings?
I prefer to take a documentary, less formal approach to weddings and try and be as unobtrusive as possible. If formal is your thing, then I'm equally happy with that as well.
For the main event, I use two cameras, each with a prime lens (fixed focal length). Prime lenses are sharper than their zoom counterparts and produce striking images and are capable of throwing the background out of focus, making the main subject pop out. I can still "zoom", just with my feet.
I will have a couple of zoom lenses and another camera in my bag as a back up. The zooms will come into their own if I need to go wider or closer, especially if I'm stuck at the back of the venue as I often have been.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm based in Rhos on Sea, in beautiful North Wales - God's Country. I don't charge any extra for weddings in North Wales. Outside that area or mainland UK, travel and where appropriate, accommodation charges will also apply.
When will we get our photos?
Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within 3-4 weeks (sometimes less depending on the time of year I photograph your wedding). You can download all the photos from the gallery and also share them, choose your favourites, and also order prints! Your USB will follow shortly after that and you may get a few teaser images along the way to whet your appetite. Please note that I may have two or three weddings within the same month, the earliest one will always take priority when editing the images. You can of course have your images sent to you by digital transfer instead of a USB if you wish.
How many pictures will we receive?
I don't put a limit on the number of images I take during my time with you and I have been known to deliver over 1,000 images to some couples - especially when I have a second photographer with me. Obviously, some of the images I take might not make the final cut and you will only get edited Jpegs. You'll never get the RAW files so please don't ask. You will have unlimited license to use your images for whatever reason but only for personal use, I retain copyright of the images.
Are you insured?
I'm fully insured with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance. I also have Employer Liability insurance for any second photographer I use, unless they have their own insurance. I always recommend that the couple take out their own wedding insurance but don't insist on it.
Do you have a backup plan?
In the unlikely event that I can't get to you, I will arrange for another photographer to cover your wedding at no extra cost. I've been photographing weddings since 1988 and have never had to call on another photographer. If all else fails, you will get a full refund. I always have a plan X, everyone should have a plan X! Plan X is planning for the unexpected such as a sudden downpour when the forecast has been for wall to wall sunshine. (Funnily enough, I shoot with Fujifilm X cameras and lenses!)
How far in advance do I need to book your services?
Ideally, you need to book my services as far in advance as possible. This is to make sure that I'm free on your chosen day.
However, I have done a wedding with 20 minutes notice as the original photographer simply failed to turn up for no apparrent reason - this is why you need a plan X and to have wedding insurance.
Do you have a question?
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me using the contact form on the Weddings page or simply phone me on 07912 326021. If you don't get an answer, leave a message and I'll get back to you.