- Where are you based?
I am based in London and accept work across the UK and Europe.
- Do you have an hourly rate?
Yes, my rate for the first hour is £150 and £100 after that. Minimum booking is 3hours to include some preparation, ceremony and a bit of your venue or additional wedding portraits.
- Will you travel to meet us?
If you live anywhere in London and West Essex, I will come to see you. If you are further away, we can either arrange to meet somewhere convenient or set up a conference call online or we can arrange for me to call you at an agreed time.
- Will you bring sample albums?
Yes, I will bring a couple of my favourites. If you have a specific album in mind, please do not hesitate to inform me as my preferred suppliers offer a wide range of products.
- How would you describe your shooting style?
My shooting style is a classic story telling with a fuss free and fluid approach. I like to take photographs that shows the magic of the occasion and tells a story. I like to show a connection between my subject and the camera through portraiture and I like the show the emotions and solemnity of the occasion with some reportage approach. Artistic imagery are possible, all you have to do is ask and make time for it.
- Do you visit the wedding/reception venues?
Yes, I do systematically even if I’ve been there already, it is better to be prepared.
- How early should I book before my wedding?
Ideally, I really love it when you book around year before the wedding. This will enable me to get to know you, visit the venues and provide you with advice from a photographer’s perspective (ie. which seating arrangements for the reception so I’m not in the way of your guests and so on or putting your program together so your guests are not eating in the pictures while you are doing your speech). However, a couple of months before at least is also acceptable depending on availability.
- Do you take group shots?
Yes, I do and time permitting I will also accommodate requests for candid portraits with you and your guests.
- How do you create your image?
Some pictures will be staged, these are mostly just you two or with the entourage before the ceremony and after the group shots. Group shots will be at an agreed location, this way, the usher knows where to take the guests after the ceremony. As for the the rest of the images – bridal preparations, ceremony and reception, these are all shot as they happen.
- How many pictures do you take during the day?
I usually take a couple of thousand of images for a well planned wedding. And will deliver on average the best 300+
- How long will it take us to see and get our pictures?
Wedding pictures will take about 3-4 weeks to be added to our gallery. This is to make sure I spend enough time making sure sorting, correcting, editing and retouching. However, it can be longer when it is a busy period.
- Do you systematically share your pictures online?
No. Not without permission from the clients.
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