Do you have professional qualifications?
I am qualified with both of the main photography bodies, MPA (Master Photographers Association) and the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography). Both of these organisations are active in assessing their members skills and unlike some photography associations you are only able to display their logos when you are qualified.
What is your style of photography?
I do not feel really bound or restricted by any particular style. I find that most couples want their wedding coverage to encompass a range of styles for different parts of their day from pure contemporary reportage to more formal group shots. I feel that my style on the day should reflect your wishes rather than have a dogmatic approach.
How far do you travel?
Pretty well anywhere but within 40 miles of Cannock in Staffordshire before we need to start looking at travel costs.
Are you insured?
Absolutely, I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance.
What happens if you are taken ill / have an accident on the day?
I have reciprocal arrangements with other photographers to try to cover this contingency but we strongly recommend you take out appropriate insurance to cover all of your wedding arrangements – it is inexpensive and can save a lot of heartache particularly when we hear so often of wedding suppliers going broke and leaving a trail of lost deposits etc. In fact, if you can show us evidence of an appropriate cover we will knock £20 off your wedding photography.
How much is the deposit?
We charge a booking fee of £150.00 to secure your date. The balance is payable in two instalments, one six months before the wedding and the final one at two months before the wedding.
Can we have the digital files instead of an album?
Yes you can – we approach it in exactly the same way and agree with you an approximate number of images as would have been included in an album. We do not supply completely unedited or un retouched images.
How much time should we allow for photographs?
That depends on a number of factors. Before accepting your booking we will go through some draft timings with you to make sure that the arrangements you make with your venue allow enough time to fulfill your photography expectations.
Will the images be in colour or black and white?
Your choice – unless we agree otherwise there will be a mixture, but some people prefer all one or the other. Either way is fine.
What happens if the weather is really bad?
Don’t worry – we have seen it all and we are always prepared! Depending on the venue we will have a contingency plan. Most showers actually only last a few minutes. In the worst of cases we always carry portable studio lighting with us so if necessary we can set these up at the venue and get creative.
We have very specific requirements, how do we know you have understood them?
By getting to know you. We will go through as much detail as possible at the time of booking but we will also meet up for your pre wedding shoot, and most importantly about three to four weeks before the wedding. At this point guest lists are finalised and we can really get into the nitty gritty of the ‘must have’ shots and the personalities to embrace or avoid on the day.
What happens after the wedding?
We will be going through all of the images from the day, editing and preparing a selection for you to view. All images will have colour correction and cropping as appropriate, but detailed retouching will be done when you have made your final choices. We will upload your images to a password protected gallery within three weeks of your wedding day. You can use this gallery to make your choices and your friends and family can order from the gallery online. From your selections we will design and order your album. Delivery time will depend on the type of album you order.