I have put together a list of general questions about my work. These are just a few but if you would like any further detail or more information, please don’t hesitate to ask me.
Do you travel outside London for weddings?
Yes of course. I can travel to any part of the country and beyond. All out of town instructions will attract extra costs for travel and accommodation which we can discuss and pre-agree to.
What camera and lenses do you use?
I use a Nikon D-800 full-frame camera with professional lenses, lighting gear, modifiers, etc. Some of my lenses:
- Nikon 85 mm f/1.8 G (my favourite)
- Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II
- Nikon 14-24 mm f/2.8
- Nikon 50 mm f/1.8 G
- Nikon 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 G
- Nikon 18-35 mm f/3.5-4.5 G
How soon do we need to reserve our date?
As soon as possible. Once we sign the contract and I receive the booking fee, your date is then fully reserved.
What are your rates and packages?
Each wedding is priced on an individual basis and is specifically tailored to suit your requirements. I do not offer anything like a Bronze, Silver, Gold package as all my packages are at the Platinum level. We can discuss your requirements and I will price accordingly. I like to keep things simple.
How would you define your style?
You would have seen some of the photos here on my website. My uniqueness is in creating good photos from any environment. People hire me for my stylising and direction. You have a lot of photographers who claim their wedding style to be “reportage or photo journalistic”. Meaning, they don’t put in the effort to create photo moments. They just click, click, click and keep their fingers crossed.
What are your payment terms?
Half the payment is due when you book me. The other half is due a week before the wedding date. We can discuss this if you have any special requirements.
What happens after the booking?
We’ll then start our pre-wedding consultations leading up to the day. We should definitely meet up so we can share ideas and answer any questions you may have, ensuring your wedding day runs smoothly.
Do you provide video services as well?
No I’m afraid not. I only specialise on still photography however, I can refer you to a few select videographers.
Do you charge extra for travel and hotel accommodation?
If the location is outside of the M25 then additional costs would need to be charged dependent on distance, finishing time, etc. We can discuss this.
Do we need another photographer?
Whilst I am the primary photographer, I can arrange for a second photographer to assist. Dependent on your requirements, I can organise this. Any extra assistance will incur additional costs, which we can pre-agree to.
What time will you arrive and how long will you stay with us on our wedding day?
That’s up to you. Generally, from early preparations up until the first dance but this can be discussed and costs adjusted based on time.
How many photos will I get?
As you would have read above, I don’t have tiered package levels and therefore don’t put an upper or lower limit on the number of photos. You will get every photo and every moment. On average, it would be over 400 photos.
How long will it take to get our images?
Your images will be ready within 4 weeks of your wedding as it will go through my hand-crafted post-production process.
Will the images be edited before presentation?
Absolutely! All images will be edited and stylised appropriately. All the photos are high resolution images.
How will you deliver my photos?
Usually through a USB of all your photos and/or by uploading them onto a folder online like Dropbox or Google Drive.
What if you are ill on the day?
So far, this has never happened, but if it did, I have a wide circle of colleagues who could take over for the day.
Do you do engagement/pre-wedding photoshoots?
Yes. It can be added as a part of your wedding package and I would recommend having the shoot at a place that holds some special meaning or memory to you. It usually lasts for a couple of hours. Usually the wedding day is a bit stressful for you as the bride and groom but an engagement session is a fun and relaxed session that is a great way for us to know each other, and for you both to get used to having your photograph taken. This could also be a great time to go through the plans for the day and to talk over the photographs that you want me to take. However, don't worry. We will in anyway go though our photo ideas in detail even without the engagement session.
Would you offer any additional services?
Yes. I can offer fashion retouching of images (taking away blemishes, pimples, make-up correct creating flawless skill, etc.) for an additional fee which is usually a £/image cost. Also, I can provide canvas prints, fine art prints, framed prints, wall decors and other merchandise. Or, if you have anything particular in mind, just ask and I can organise.
Do you photograph anything else in addition to weddings?
Yes! I am available for various other photographic services. Click here to find out more.