What is included in the pre-wedding photoshoot?
Your pre-wedding photoshoot includes a 30 minute photo session to be held at a location local to Derby, or even your wedding venue, usually 6-8 weeks in advance of your wedding day. Holding it at your venue allows us to view the location together to create a gameplan for your big day, as well as meet any wedding coordinators, or rectify any worries or concerns. It also includes all the edited digital images. These will be placed on your online wedding gallery for you to view and download.
If you then would like any prints, signing frames, or thank you cards made from the images these can be ordered.
If you would like a full ‘Engagement Photoshoot’, of up to two hours, incorporating locations that are meaningful to you, and a greater number of photographs, then these can be available upon request. These sessions would cost an additional £110.
What song is most likely to get you on the dancefloor?
Well that is a good question! I must say I am very partial to the typical wedding playlist and anything that makes me want to strut my diva stuff! Love a bit of Rihanna or Beyonce, Madonna is always a winner. Love an Indie Disco too!
Do we need to feed you at our wedding?
It is always so very much appreciated when a couple feed me at a wedding as I can’t fit many sweaty sandwiches into my camera bag alongside my lenses and photography equipment. You have hired me to work alongside you for a long day of continuous work and it is only natural that I will need a break, food, and a rest. Most couples provide me with a meal in a separate room to the wedding party, but at the same time as they are sitting down to eat, as no one likes photographs of themselves when they are eating! Also it gives me the opportunity to take a breather and reset my equipment in preparation for the rest of the day.
Tell me about the Second Shooter.
I always recommend to my couples to choose to have a Second Shooter work with me on their wedding day. The benefits they bring to the running of the day and to the images we can obtain together as a team far outweigh the small additional cost. Especially if you have a guest list of over 50 people, because I just can’t be in two places at once. Having a second shooter also allows up to capture periods of the day that run concurrently such as both the bride and groom prep sessions.
The second shooter is always a professional wedding photographer like myself. They will be vetted and hired by myself and are usually people that I have worked with on multiple occasions so I know that we work well together.
You won’t meet the second shooter before your wedding day, and this is entirely normal practice across the wedding industry. This is because they are working under my instruction and are therefore to be viewed as just an extension of me.
How and when do you need our payment?
After your enquiry I will provide you with your personalised quote for your wedding photography package, any additional items, and any travel costs. Forty percent of this total is required upon signing the contract to secure your wedding date in my diary. This is typically paid via Bank Transfer.
The remaining sixty percent is then required five weeks before your wedding date. If this is not paid in full before your wedding date then I cannot photograph your wedding day.
What will I need to sign?
I will prepare a contract for you to sign, this includes all the terms and conditions of the booking agreement. It is important that you read through this before signing so that you are completely happy with it’s contents. You sign this elctronically for ease.
What happens if you get ill?
I will do everything in my power to ensure that I am on top form for your wedding day. However, on occasion there are things that fall outside of my control, including me getting too ill to work. In the unlikely event of this happening I will work my hardest to secure you a replacement wedding photographer in a similar style as my own. I am very lucky to know a large number of wedding photographers across the UK, and I belong to professional organisations that I can call upon to find a photographer in a time of need.
What gear do you have ,and do you have back up?
I shoot with only high-level professional equipment, my camera bag includes two Canon 5D Mark 3 cameras. I use a variety of professional level lenses for creative purposes, and tend to use predominately prime lenses. Prime lenses have a fixed focal lenses are usually quicker and sharper than zoom lenses, which is very useful in a wedding environment. My preferred shooting style incorporates a shallow depth of field, and I love to utilise artistic embellishments such as playing creatively with light and angles. Along with my back up camera body and multiple lenses I always carry back ups of all other things such as flashes, memory cards, and batteries etc, too.
I love my photographs! Can I order prints?
Of course you can! All wedding clients get either a 25% or a 50% discount on my print prices! There is also discounts available on my other wall art products such as the Acrylic Wall Art, and Framed Prints. Please do get in touch!