Where are you based?
I’m based in West Sussex between Chichester and Brighton, around 20 mins each way, but I travel and shoot throughoutLondon, Sussex, Brighton and across the UK.
What’s your style?
In a nutshell, my style is a blend of natural, stylish, modern story-telling photography with added creative portraits! Most of the day, I’m capturing what’s happening in a relaxed, natural way with an eye for detail. My fly on the wall approach to covering your wedding day means it’s all about you, not me. I won’t get all bossy on you, telling you where to stand or interrupt the day’s events telling you to look at the camera blah blah blah. God forbid! My approach is far from it! Your wedding day happens as you intended it – naturally, flowing from one thing to the next without the need to constantly stop for photos. I’ll be capturing things as they happen, real time, real moments, real emotions. I blend in, taking photos whilst everyone is doing their thing, enjoying the day, as I believe the best images are ones taken in a less obvious way. With simple story-telling coverage I also try to find creative and artistic ways to frame what I see, always going the extra mile to help, support and put my clients at ease.
Are you a full time wedding photographer?
Yes! I’ve been shooting weddings for 10 years, the last 5 years full time and I shoot weddings throughout the year, during the gorgeous soft summer light and during the winter when weddings are harder to shoot.
Do you take couples photos?
Absolutely yes. Every couple deserves some beautiful, natural photographs of them on their wedding day so we’ll work some time into your day to get some lovely relaxed and creative images of you both, if that’s what you want.
We hate having our photo taken and are a bit nervous about what’s involved!
To be honest, most couples who book me are a bit shy and don’t actually like their photo being taken, or feel a bit uncomfortable being photographed. Who doesn’t! Whether you shy away from or come alive in front of the camera, I promise we’ll get some lovely images of you both. No awkward poses, forced smiles or images that don’t look or feel like you. I’ll work with you for just a short time to get some fabulous shots of you both. Bring an open mind, be present, relax and have fun.
How long will you stay on the day?
However long you want me there! Typically, I’m there from bridal prep all the way through to just after first dance capturing a bit of your party celebrations, but I can stay as long as you need me there. On average bookings are for 8-9 hours.
Do you take group photos of all our families?
Yes!! I’m happy to include a limited number of important family group photos but try to avoid long lists of endless groups, which can take up a lot of time on your wedding day and gets really boring! I’d recommend limiting them to between 6 – 8 groups which we can do in 15 minutes, letting you get back to mingling with your guests over drinks, and I can get on with what I do best – capturing those lovely unscripted and unposed natural shots which is why you’ve booked a natural, relaxed creative documentary photographer!
What happens next, how do we book you?
To book just call, email me or complete the short contact form on my contact page and I’ll let you know within 24 hours if I’m available to shoot your wedding. If I am available, we’ll arrange a call so we can chat about your plans in a bit more detail and I’ll answer any questions you may have. Once we’ve gotten to know each other a bit more and chatted through how I work, I’ll send you a quote, contract and payment info via my on-line booking system. A booking fee of £300 will secure your date and then I’m all yours!
What if it rains?
If it rains, it rains! We’ll embrace the rain, or snow, or sunshine… whatever comes our way, we’ll be prepared to make the most of it on the day. No point worrying about something we can’t control!
Should we book an engagement or pre-wedding shoot?
Given the way I work, it’s not really necessary so they’re not included in the price, but some couples really want to experience what it’s like being photographed before their wedding day and of course it’s a great way to learn a bit more about each other. Couples that have had sessions always tell me how much they’ve enjoyed them. If you decide to have one, we can agree on a suitable location that will inspire us both. We can go rural or urban and you can dress up or down.
Do we get printing rights?
Will you travel?
Totally. Absolutely. Yes. Yes. Yes!!! My fancy camera bag has wheels and will travel anywhere I go! Anywhere across the UK and abroad. I’ve been lucky enough to shoot weddings all over the country and overseas so I’d LOVE to hear from you however far away you are.
How many photographs will we get?
On average you’ll receive a minimum of 400 images.
When do we pay?
There’s a £300 booking fee to secure the date and the remainder is due 4 weeks before your wedding.
Can we have a mixture of colour and black & white?
I always provide a good mixture of both and am happy to provide more of one or the other if you have a preference.
What if your camera breaks – do you have a back up?
Yes I shoot with 2 cameras and have a third camera as a back up (all top of the range), with plenty of lenses, flash guns, memory cards and all that I need to do my job properly.
How long will it take to receive our photos?
Usually within 4 weeks after your wedding, or during peak season, up to 6-weeks max. I usually try and provide a preview within a few weeks after your wedding. If you order an album, once your album is designed and the proofs signed-off, it will take about 4-weeks to print and deliver.
Can we have an album or photobook?
Of course! My album companies are as passionate about their craft as I am about photography and I’ve chosen them because they produce beautiful albums using quality papers and materials. Albums are available from £400. You don’t have to buy one if you don’t want one but I’ll show you the options available if you do, no pressure.
Are you insured?
I am fully insured with equipment, professional indemnity and public liability insurance to £5M. I’ll confirm this in the contract. If your venue requires confirmation of insurance, please let me know.
Do we need to feed you?
That would be very nice. Photographing weddings is hard work on my feet all day, so I never turn down a hot veggie meal (dairy free) thanks for asking!
What happens if you’re ill?
It’s a question I’m often asked! Photographers can’t give a 100% guarantee they won’t be ill. I can only assure you that it would take a serious illness or catastrophe to prevent me from attending your wedding. If this were to happen, I work very closely with a select number of amazing wedding photographers who have very similar styles to my own and I’d do my utmost to find a suitable replacement for you, to step in at short notice. Rest assured, I take my obligation and commitment to your wedding day very seriously.