Frequently Asked Questions
As an experienced London and Surrey Wedding Photographer I understand that planning your wedding can be both exciting and daunting at the same time so I aim to be the least of your concerns, not only during the planning phase but on the day itself.
With years of experience, I’ve come to know some of the best wedding suppliers, from florists to floor packing DJs, and I’m happy to help my couples with advice and recommendations.
If you have any questions there’s a good chance I’ve been asked before, you can find my most asked questions below but if there’s anything else you’d like to know please drop me a line and I’ll get right back to you.
What’s your wedding photography style ?
A mixture of fun, relaxed, documentary style photography with a generous pinch of creativity.
I strive to capture the day naturally as it unfolds and, hand on heart, I assure you I won’t ask you to pose for any cheesy, stiff snaps.
As well as beautiful reportage images, I also specialise in creative wedding portraits.
This is where I spend time taking some fun, slightly edgier, photos of just the two of you. The results are amazing.
We are uncomfortable with having our photos taken, help!
Don’t worry, you’re in a super-safe pair of hands. With my calm approach and unobtrusive documentary style, you can be yourselves and not worry about what’s going on with your photography.
I will be just another person attending your wedding. I promise within half an hour you won’t notice me for the rest of the day until it’s time for your family photos or creative portraits, and even then, I’ll never ask you to enact cheesy poses – so chill, have fun, and enjoy the moment.
Booking a pre-wedding photoshoot with me is also a great way to ensure you feel more comfortable in front of my camera on your wedding day.
Do you take couple wedding portraits?
I always recommend couples take some time out from the wedding for some portraits together, I’m happy to discuss and help you fit this into your timeline.
It’s also an excellent opportunity for you to relax and spend time together as a couple after the ceremony.
Do you take traditional shots, like formal group shots & the details too?
Yes, I do. Although I like to focus on recording natural moments during the day, I can also take traditional photographs of the details and formal family groups – if this is important to you, let me know.
Do you do a pre-wedding shoot and what’s involved?
I sure do. This is a great way to meet, chat and take some casual, fun photos of you both.
It also allows you to get comfortable with me photographing you.
Which areas do you cover?
I’m based in Surrey and photograph weddings throughout London and Surrey, from Waverley and Woking to Reigate and Banstead.
I’m also a destination wedding photographer, so if you’re planning a destination wedding get in touch.
Can we meet you in person? What if we live far away from you?
If you live within easy reach of central London, then I’d love to meet you both for coffee and cake to discuss your wedding day.
If you’re further afield we can arrange a Skype meeting, which is a fantastic way to communicate.
What happens if the weather is bad, I mean, this is the UK ?!
The most important part of your wedding day is you and the people you love.
I capture the moments between you as a couple and the lovely, fun interactions with your guests.
It really doesn’t matter what the weather does – sun, sleet or snow, this is your wedding day!
What if have you never shot at our wedding venue before? Will our photos still ‘look good’?
I’ve shot at lots of venues across London, Surrey the rest of the UK and even abroad.
If I haven’t photographed at your venue before it really doesn’t matter.
With years of experience I quickly and expertly assess the location and the light.
Since my approach is mostly documentary I can easily adapt to work in any sort of venue.
Do you need a list of shots?
Since my approach is mainly documentary I’ll be capturing whatever unfolds on the day so a shot list isn’t required.
There will be photos of your wedding dress, venue, flowers, and other details if you want them, but if you are planning something out of the ordinary just let me know and I’ll make sure I capture it.
Do we need a second photographer ?
A second photographer isn’t essential but can be useful for larger weddings or when I would need to be in two places at the same time, for instance, if you want coverage of both bride and groom preparations.
A second photographer can be invaluable if you require lots of formal group shots, which can be an essential part of wedding photography in certain cultures
When will we receive our wedding photos?
I pay the utmost care and attention to the quality and finish of your photographs so that you’ll love looking at them for years to come.
This process can take up to 12 weeks after your wedding day.
How many photos will I receive ?
There are no set limits to the number of photographs you will receive.
I photograph your wedding day as it happens, recording the moments that matter – the interesting, the beautiful, the tears of joy, the raucous laughter – I don’t think you can, or should set a limit on that!
Can we print our photos ?
Yes. You’ll be provided with a usage licence that allows you and your guests to print any of your photos as many times as you like.
I do recommend using a professional print lab for best results and can help with recommendations if required.
Do we need to feed you?
It’s not essential but I’m always happy when couples offer to feed me. I don’t like to be too far away during the meal in case something unexpected and wonderful happens.
Feeding me will help keep me energised for the rest of the day.
How much do you charge?
It’s not essential but I’m always happy when couples offer to feed me.
I don’t like to be too far away during the meal in case something unexpected and wonderful happens. Feeding me will help keep me energised for the rest of the day.
Do you offer discounts for weekday or winter weddings?
As a professional wedding photographer I only take on a limited number of weddings per year.
This allows me to offer an exceptional quality photography service and carefully edited images that my couples love.
It would be very unfair on my previous couples to offer discounts.
Since weddings require the same amount of time and effort regardless of the day of the week, and winter weddings are far more challenging due to low light, I am unable to offer discounts based on the timing of a wedding.
What happens if your equipment fails / breaks ?
No worries. I carry backups of backups – camera bodies, lenses, batteries, memory cards, flashes etc.- to ensure any equipment failure does not affect your wedding photography.
As I say, my aim is to be the least of your concerns on your wedding day.
Are you insured ?
Yes. Everything is fully insured and I’m happy to provide your venue with certificates if required.
Do we need a wedding album?
It’s not compulsory but I do encourage all couples to invest in a wedding album, not only to show everyone how fabulous the day was but to look through and have a good old reminisce.
It’s a sad fact that photographs on USBs and disks rarely if ever, get looked at – or worse are accidentally wiped – please don’t let your treasured wedding photos go the same way!
What if you cannot make the wedding because of illness or injury ?
Thankfully, I’m in good health which has enabled me to provide beautiful photographs for every one of my couples.
However, in the event I couldn’t make it, then I have a strong network of equally talented pro photographers who I can call on to capture your day.
How do we book you ?
Pop over to the contact page and fill in details of your wedding day and check availability – I am booked up to two years in advance.
Once we’ve chatted about your wedding, I will send you a contract via email to sign, then you can sit back and relax knowing that your wedding photography is completely taken care of.
Can you hold our wedding date until we decide?
I take bookings on a first-come, first-served basis. A signed contract and booking fee secures your wedding date, which makes it fair to everyone.
How long should we wait before booking you as our photographer?
Since I only shoot a limited number of weddings per year and am frequently booked up to two years in advance I really wouldn’t recommend waiting!