Frequently Asked Questions
How do you approach a wedding day?
I love two things above all when photographing weddings – real, unposed, moments, and creating beautiful portraits. I work as hard as I can to provide you with both of these. I try to capture you and your family and friends exactly as they are, as opposed to me frequently asking you to pose and do things. I like to work in a way that makes you feel completely at ease in order for me to capture real, honest moments. Hopefully, you will almost forget that I am there, which in my opinion brings the best results. I find that the more relaxed you are, the more natural your photographs will be, which in my opinion produces better results.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm Northamptonshire based and yes I love to travel! My most popular locations are Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, and Warwickshire. I do cover the whole of the UK, so if your wedding day is 2 hours away from where I live, I will charge an additional fee to cover travel costs.
When and how will we get access to our wedding photographs?
You will receive an online gallery link with all your wedding photographs within a maximum of 6 weeks (sometimes less depending on the season) From the gallery you can share them, choose your favorites, and also order prints!
Do you capture group family photographs on a wedding day?
The simple answer to this is a big yes! Admittedly I may not show many examples in my portfolio, but I believe the group family formals are very important to capture. They are an essential part of capturing the memories of a wedding day. They allow you, the couple to document the people who were present on their special day, from family members to friends, that can be treasured for years to come.
How many photographs will we receive?
For 12 hours of coverage, you will receive 700+ fully edited images. I always choose quality rather than quantity and I will choose the best and most significant photos to tell your story. When it comes to editing, there is no batch editing, meaning that every single image you receive has been individually edited, giving them all their own personal touch. Every image you receive will be edited in colour, and a large selection of photographs will also be edited in B&W.
Can we extend the hours of wedding photography coverage on the day?
Of course! If you require me for additional hours I charge £120 per hour. This can be a last-minute decision too, I never say no to staying longer at a wedding, as they're just so much fun to capture!
Do we have to buy prints through you?
The simple answer to that is no! Although I do offer a range of prints and products in all ranges of sizes, it's entirely up to you who you purchase these through. I can promise you this though, that the prints and products I offer, are of very high quality, and it's a breeze purchasing prints through my online store!
Do you offer destination wedding photography?
I have been incredibly lucky to have captured a number of destination weddings. I have had the pleasure of capturing a wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, and also Paphos, Cyprus. If you are getting married abroad and were interested in my services, then please let me know. I offer a completely different pricing structure, and I think you will be surprised at the price!
What is your wedding booking process and payment schedule?
I like to keep this process as simple as possible, so we are always on the same page. During the booking process, I will give you access to your own online booking portal, where you can pick and choose the right package for you, make payments, sign a contract, etc. Once you wish to go ahead with the booking all I ask for is an initial 20% deposit to secure the booking. Then I ask for the rest of the payment to be covered 7 days before your wedding day. I will never rush you for payments, and that's a promise!
Can we see examples of your previous work?
You can indeed, my portfolio is packed full of images, but if you would like access to a full gallery, then please let me know.
Can we customise our wedding package?
If you are planning a wedding outside of the UK or have specific ideas in mind that differ from the wedding packages on offer, enquiries are more than welcome.
Should you be tying the knot on golden sands, looking at a city-based big day or you’re planning an intimate wedding celebration, I can work with you to build a tailor-made package that perfectly suits your needs.
Do you offer wedding videography services?
I do not, but I know of a great videographer. Go check out the supplier's page for more info!
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes, I am fully covered!
People also ask
What is the average cost of a wedding photographer UK?
According to Bridebook's January 2022 survey of nearly 5,500 UK couples, the average wedding photographer cost in the midlands was £1290. Hitched conducted a survey in 2021 which revealed that the typical expense for a wedding photographer among 2,000 British couples was around £1,200. It is important to note, however, that these numbers are simply averages. Some couples choose not to have any photography and thus spend nothing on their photographs, while others may spend upwards of £10,000 on their photographer.
What is a documentary wedding photographer?
A documentary wedding photographer is a professional who specialises in capturing weddings in a cinematic style. They have the skills to document every essential moment of your big day, making it look like a movie. Hiring a documentary wedding photographer comes with several perks. To start with, they're great at taking candid shots that will leave a lasting impression of your special day. They're also detail-oriented, ensuring they capture every subtle aspect of your wedding ceremony and reception. Moreover, their unobtrusive style lets them take amazing photos without interrupting the event's natural flow, providing you with exceptional pictures that you'll cherish for years to come.
Do you need a photographer for your wedding? This is a pretty common question. Your decision to hire a photographer for your wedding will depend on your individual preferences and priorities. Here are some factors to take into account:
- Capturing Memories: A wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and a photographer can help you preserve the memories that will last forever. Professional photos can be a tangible way to remember the special moments, people, and details of your wedding day.
- Budget: Hiring a professional photographer can be expensive, so it's important to consider if you are willing and able to afford one. If budget is a concern, you might consider hiring a less expensive photographer.
- Time and Attention: Hiring a professional photographer allows you to focus on enjoying your wedding day while they focus on capturing the moments. Without a photographer, you or your guests might have to take pictures, which could detract from the experience.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to hire a photographer for your wedding is a personal one. You should take into account your budget, priorities, and what you want to remember from your special day before making a decision.
Do we need two photographers? I get asked this a lot! Professional wedding photographers possess the required expertise, skills, and equipment to capture all the crucial moments and details of the wedding day. They're well-trained to anticipate and photograph the key events during the ceremony, including the exchange of rings and the first kiss, as well as the important events at the reception, such as the cake cutting and the first dance. Hiring multiple photographers may not always result in better coverage of the event. Instead, it can lead to issues like duplicated shots, confusion, and coordination problems between the photographers, which could result in missed moments or low-quality pictures. Besides, choosing one photographer enables you to establish a relationship with them before the wedding day. This allows you to communicate your preferences and make sure they comprehend your vision for your wedding photos. It also creates a comfortable and relaxed environment on the day, resulting in natural and stunning photos that capture the essence of your special day.
Why are photographers so expensive?
Wedding photographers can be expensive for various reasons, including:
- Time: Photographers typically spend many hours before and after the wedding day editing and processing photos, in addition to the time they spend capturing the images. The total time spent is factored into the cost.
- Equipment and Supplies: High-quality cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment can be expensive. Photographers invest in top-notch equipment to capture the best images possible, and they may also need to purchase editing software, storage devices, and other supplies to do their job.
- Expertise and Experience: Wedding photography requires specialized skills that come with experience and expertise. Photographers often spend years perfecting their craft and building their portfolios, and their skill level and experience are reflected in their pricing.
- Business Expenses: Running a photography business incurs expenses like marketing, insurance, and taxes, which also affect the cost.
The price of a wedding photographer reflects the time, effort, and expertise involved in creating beautiful, lasting memories of your special day. Although wedding photography can be costly, many couples consider it to be a worthwhile investment for the quality of the photos and the memories that they will cherish for a lifetime.
Do you provide food for wedding photographers?
If you're providing food for your wedding guests, it's a good idea to check with your venue if they offer a "supplier's meal" at a discounted rate for the main course, and sometimes for dessert too.
If your wedding venue has a separate bar area, such as a hotel, you could consider leaving some money with your coordinator for the photographer to purchase their meal. This can be done by setting up a tab, which can save you the hassle of worrying about any specific dietary requirements that the photographer may have.
How many photos should I expect from my photographer?
If you hire a professional photographer to capture your wedding for ten hours, you can typically expect to receive anywhere from 400 to 600 final images. It's worth noting that the ideal number of wedding guests usually falls within this range. Generally, a skilled wedding photographer can produce at least 50 to 100 high-quality, usable images in a single hour. It's important to consider factors such as the size of the event, the photographer's experience, and the amount of time dedicated to the photo shoot when determining the final number of shots you'll receive. Ultimately, the number of wedding photos you receive will vary based on a variety of factors.
Do wedding photographers stay for the whole wedding?
Some photographers provide shorter coverage for your wedding day, while others like myself also offer all-day photography services that begin by capturing moments of the bride and her bridal party getting ready in the morning and conclude by documenting the fun and dancing at the reception in the evening. In some cases, I have been asked to extend my coverage until 12am to capture it all. ( I love it on the dancefloor!)
How much can I expect to pay for a wedding photographer?
A general recommendation is to allocate around 5-10% of your overall wedding budget towards hiring a professional wedding photographer. However, this decision ultimately depends on your individual preferences and financial situation.
To determine how much you want to spend on wedding photography, assess your budget and prioritise how important capturing high-quality photos of your special day is to you. Once you have a clear idea of what you can afford and what you want, start researching photographers in your area. Keep in mind that wedding photography prices can vary significantly based on factors such as the photographer's skill level, experience, popularity, demand, and package offerings.