How long do you stay for?
The Eco Warrior Package comes with full day coverage. With coverage typically starting two hours before the ceremony and ending about an hour after the dad dancing begins.
How far do you travel?
No wedding is too near or far. I'm based in The Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, with so many beautiful wedding venues on our doorstep. But we’ve traveled all over the UK and to destination weddings in the mountains of Spain. Our packages include travel and accommodation anywhere in mainland UK. If you’re planning a destination wedding, please get in touch for a tailor made quote.
Do you have insurance ?
Yes! Fully covered with both public liability and public indemnity insurance. Your venue may need to know this and a copy of my certificate can be sent to them.
What equipment do you use?
Every wedding is captured using two Canon 5D camera bodies at all times. This means if there is a technical glitch, I have another to take it’s place without missing a beat. Each of those cameras uses a dual memory card slot, so every single photo taken is backed up in camera as soon as it is captured. Working this way also allows me to be more creative in my approach, whilst working with two lenses so I can capture moments up close as well as far away without interrupting the flow or atmosphere of the day.
Do you provide albums?
Should we have an engagement shoot?
Inevitably digital storage does eventually become obsolete as technology advances. But a professional wedding album has stood the test of time and is still the best way to present your favourite images. Albums can be added on to your package anytime before or after the big day.
Engagement shoots are a great chance for us to get creative before the day as well as chance to get to know each other. Pre wedding shoots are fun, relaxed and natural and give you some beautiful photographs that make great save the dates of invitations, you can see some examples of engagement shoots on my blog.
How long until our images are ready?
Do we need two photographers?
A lot of time is spent editing and curating your wedding photographs. Each image is individually edited in my signature style. The week following your wedding you’ll receive lots of lovely sneak peek images. Your full gallery will be ready in 4 – 6 weeks depending on the time of year.
Having two photographers capture your day ensures not a moment or angle is missed and that your wedding photography tells a complete story of the day from both perspectives. It also means we can capture parts of the day that wouldn’t be possible as a solo shooter, whilst allowing us to work as unobtrusively as possible, so you can forget we’re there. This is especially useful if you’d like both side of the morning preparations covered. I work with a close community of experienced photographers who also run their own wedding photography businesses. So that your photos blend seamlessly together.
Do I need to feed my wedding photographer ?
This is totally up to my couples, I'm more than happy bring a packed lunch. A veggie meal at the venue is hugely appreciated if it's possible. Keeping lunch in the car during the summer months isn't always practical and it means I can be on site and ready to capture anything that might happen in that time.
Do I need to give a photo shot list?
Before every wedding, I send out an online questionnaire to get all the locations and timings for the big day. Included in this, is a section where you can list any photo requests you have. It's best to limit this to family and group shots, as well as details of any unique features, events or sentimental decorations you'd like capturing. Everything else, I tend to have covered, as the way I approach capturing a wedding is really inclusive and extensive.
Do you need to see the venue beforehand ?
Absolutely not, because I work almost entirely with natural light, there is little use in seeing a venue in a different season and time of day. With that in mind, I head out early on the wedding day to scout out photo locations with the prettiest light. My work is at it's best and most creative when I approach each wedding day with a fresh and clear mind. The last thing I want to do is try to re-create someone else's wedding photos. Thats why I purposely avoid researching past wedding photos captured at the venue.
We want to book! What are the next steps ?
Wonderful! Next steps would be to get in touch and I'll check the diary to see if your date is available. We can then set up a virtual catch up to find out about your plans and answer any questions you have. From there you just need to complete your booking forms and return it with your booking fee of £400. This is deducted off the remaining balance which is settled 8 weeks before your wedding day.
To ensure I’m on best form for all my couples, keeping my work as fresh and creative as possible. I limit my diary to 25 weddings each year. Use the contact form to get in touch to find out if your dates available. If your date isn’t available, I know lots of talented wedding photographers that I can whole heartedly recommend.