About Me and a few basic questions answered
I studied photography at Art College, gained a professional qualification, then subsequently worked in commercial fashion and advertising studios in London and Manchester for many years.
I specialised in Wedding Photography a number of years ago. I enjoy working with people, talking to them to understand what they are expecting from myself as a wedding photographer and show them what I can do for them. Building a good working relationship at this stage is so important and sometimes people have a gut feeling who they want to trust photographing their day. So my philosophy is, that there are many great wedding photographers out there, so many prices and it can be overwhelming, the biggest secret to success is establishing a level of chemistry with the clients so they feel relaxed and confident, this is when working together, we get great photographs.
Nothing is too much trouble and I don't work to any rigid times or charge extras, I like to be very transparent and give you a great set of pictures that you want to keep looking at over the years to come.
What type of photography?
In my experience, most people prefer timeless reportage style with an emphasis on observation, to capture the essence of the day and record things unobtrusively, however, they also almost always request a few posed family pictures. I prefer to talk to my clients and agree a list of formal photographs in advance, then I can work around this to get the reportage style pictures.
Having been professionally trained using film cameras, I have a more finely tuned instinct to make every photograph count and not rely on taking hundreds of photographs in the hope of getting something acceptable. There is no doubt that digital cameras have made photography much more accessible, but the camera is only as good as the person using it. I use professional quality digital cameras and lenses and take as many photographs as I can throughout the day, but one thing you can be sure of is that you won't be presented with hundreds of photographs which can be overwhelming.
What do we get for the price?
All packages include:
Pre wedding shoot (if required)
Photography on the wedding day (time dependent on requirements)
Professionally processed digital images
Private web gallery online for one year
High resolution files on a USB key ready for you to print or share
How long does it take to get the photographs?
I usually allow 7 days. Processing the digital images to a professional level normally takes around 2 days, however, most people are on honeymoon for one or two weeks after the wedding, so this fits nicely within this timeframe. I prefer to present the finished photographs in person as opposed to just sending a link to the online file.
Can we make big prints from the files?
Because I use a professional full frame digital camera and lenses, the quality is exceptionally high therefore the image files can be used for anything from screensavers to large prints on canvas.
Do we get an album?
Albums can be purchased separately, I can show you these when we meet.
Can I reserve a date?
Yes, a £200 deposit will secure the date
How much will it cost?
I have photographed weddings at registry offices which only take a few hours to weddings that start from the bride getting ready all the way through to the last dance, which takes the full day. Every wedding is different, so it is best to contact me to doses your requirement and I will talk through the different options.