Roughly how many weddings do you shoot a year?
I aim to shoot around 25 weddings per year, so I have just the right amount of time dedicated to pour all the love and attention into each unique wedding adventure.
How long have you been capturing weddings for?
I started really getting into photography almost 11 years ago with a little point and shoot camera whilst travelling the globe, and my word, I totally fell in love with it. I can honestly never believe it when I say it, but I’ve been shooting weddings for over 6 years now, and absolutely love every single second of it. Really getting to know my couples with pretty much all of them becoming good friends to editing all the pictures, I just love it! Want to read a little more about my journey into wedding photography? Have a peek at my “about me”.
How many edited images do you get after a wedding?
Every wedding is so totally unique but with the full day package, it’s always around 500 images. There are just so many details and unique candid moments that are just begging to be captured, I can’t help myself but become a little snap happy.
How long does it take to deliver the photos?
After the big day, I’ll fire up the kettle and get to work on editing your pictures straight away, giving them that extra pop. I absolutely love this part, especially when you can see the story coming together perfectly. It usually takes me around 6 weeks to have the big package (full of surprises) being delivered by the postman to your front door.
Do you give RAW images?
No, I’m afraid not. Capturing the actual moment is definitely only half of the process, so the images are basically in their “undeveloped stage”. The other half of the magic happens behind the computer screen, making those images really come to life, and tell the story perfectly.
What if we’re super shy in front of the camera?
Ah, don’t you worry. It’s become a bit of a passion of mine, seeing so many couples feeling super comfy in no time at all, and the whole reason I include a complimentary pre-wedding shoot with every package. We’ll laugh, we’ll fool around, and we’ll get some awesome pictures in a spot you love. Getting comfy with me being around (along with the camera making an appearance), and having a load of fun together is all part of slowly letting the barriers down and getting used to being photographed, it works super well. So when the date of your wedding day comes around, you really won’t think twice about being in front of the camera at all, and can use the portraits on the big day as a chance to enjoy a time-out and have some fun together, it’s great!
What’s involved in the pre-wedding shoot?
They’re just my absolute fave. We’ll find a stunning spot to hang out, laugh, maybe even with your favourite tipple to help relieve a few nerves, and I’ll help direct you both through it all.You’ll have a ton of fun with each other, relax, and just enjoy yourselves. Nothing serious at all, but behind the camera and without you knowing, I’ll be working out what works best and what doesn’t as every couple is totally unique, so when the wedding comes around I’ll know exactly what’s going to work perfectly with you both. It’s going to be an absolute blast!
What happens if you couldn’t make our wedding?
Oh man, this would only ever happen if it was totally out of my control (serious illness or death) but has never happened, and will never if I can help it. But having a close ring of photographers with a similar style means I’ll definitely help as much as I possibly can to get you in touch with another photographer to cover me, and get you those incredible pictures you deserve.
What if bad weather hits?
It’s your own awesome unique adventure, so in my opinion if those heavy grey clouds want to play a part and join in, then let them. Embrace it. You’ll have so much fun, and make so many amazing memories whatever weather hits. So I’ll be there snapping away wind, rain or shine.
Do you help plan our wedding?
Oh totally, anything I can do to take a little weight off your shoulders. Having shot over a hundred weddings, and knowing how the whole wedding industry works. I can really help you with the timeline to make sure you give yourself enough time for everything, so you can both really soak it all in. I’m there all the way to help.
Do you offer photo albums and prints to order?
Unfortunately not, from the moment I started shooting I always wanted to put all my love and energy into just that.. the photography and the editing. And being sidetracked about how best to make up an album just wasn’t for me to be honest, so thought I’d stick to the bits I do best. But I’ll definitely help out and send over all my fave printing companies so you can make up your awesome books together.
Do you charge extra for travel?
Being based in Canterbury, we’re a little tucked away here in the south east, so I just ask for couples to cover travel for anything outside of Kent, and overnight accommodation if needed, so nothing crazy at all, and I’ll cover everything else. For weddings abroad, I’m always more than happy to research and find a nice cheap airbnb/hotel, flights and car hire to save you some money.
I think that’s everything, but if I haven’t answered the question you had on the tip of your tongue. Hit me an email any time and let’s chat.