A. My approach is an informal and relaxed style, often without you being aware a photo is being taken. I use natural light as much as possible, only using flash where necessary as this allows me to work in an unobtrusive way. Most couples will want a certain amount of formal photographs which I am very happy to take and actively encourage couples to have. Usually I will ask the bride and groom for a 20 minute slot to do this after the ceremony. Otherwise I work hard to stay out of the way as much as possible allowing you to enjoy the day and spend it with your guests and not me.
A. Jennifer is the photographer who will be at your wedding. All my packages can have a second photographer added for £200. This gives you the assurance that you will have the photographer you have met and the style you have seen represented in my albums and online. I do not sub contract weddings bookings to other photographers.
A. Once I have received your photo choice for the album I will work on a design. This takes approximately two weeks after which you will be able to make any changes. Once you have approved the album design the album takes up to 4 weeks to produce. This can be up to 6 weeks in busy periods (eg Christmas)
A. Its very rare! I can count on one hand the number of times I have had to take a sick day in my 15 years of employment. I've never been known to not make a shoot but if the worst was to happen, you would have a choice of a full refund or a stand in from a network of photographers I know whom I trust to do a great job.
I don't put any limit on the number of images I take, I shoot freely without restriction.
In terms of numbers, this very much depends on the day you are having. A large wedding in July with good weather will always result in more images than a smaller winter wedding and if I start with bridal prep, then you will have more images than if I start just before the ceremony.
A. My full day coverage is up to 10 hrs coverage and I will usually arrive two hours before the ceremony. This includes bridal prep, groom arrival at the venue, the wedding ceremony, drinks reception, speeches, cake cutting and first dance. I offer a free consultation beforehand to find out exactly how you would like the photography to be planned around your day. Additional coverage is available at £100 per hour.
A. Yes I carry back up cameras and equipment and once the wedding is over all images are immediately backed up twice and kept in two different locations.
A. Of course! I am insured with both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
A. As with any photography, the copyright remains with the photographer. All my packages include a USB of images which you can print as you wish and use them in any way for personal use. You would not be allowed to sell them or use them for commercial purposes. The photographer reserves the right to use the images in their portfolio or for marketing purposes. Further information can be found in my contract.
A. The remaining balance is due 42 days before the wedding.
A. No. The set of images I deliver are perfected and edited and each one has to meet my high standards. Rest assured you will see every worthy image. Images are delivered in jpeg format only.
A. I aim to prepare your proofs and upload the images to your online gallery as soon as possible but you should allow up to six weeks.
A. Absolutely! Love is love and that's all there is to it.
A. To reserve your date, I take a booking fee of £300 which is deducted from the balance. In the event of cancellation the booking fee is non refundable. I will do my best to accommodate a change of date but this will depend on the time frame and in some circumstances a new booking fee may be necessary.
A I am based in Birmingham but regularly work across the UK and have also photographed weddings overseas. Weddings more than 50 miles from where I am based (B67) will incurr additional travel costs. Some weddings are further than is sensible to travel in one day and may require an overnight stay. In these cases accommodation and any other travel costs are the responsibility of the couple.
A. An engagement shoot is essentially a portrait shoot. They are a good opportunity to get some relaxed photos of you both as well as allowing you to get to know me and the way I work. Usually this will entail going to the park or local countryside or city and walk around taking photograhs.