Frequently Asked Questions

Where Are You Based? Do You Travel?

I live in sunny Bournemouth, Dorset, but I LOVE to travel. Honestly, an audiobook and a travel mug of coffee and I’m off! I’m now even offering Destination Wedding Packages as I love to travel so much.

Is Photography Your Full-time Job?

Yep, although I would love to convince you I’m also Batman.

Can We Meet Up For A Chat Before We Book?

Of course! If I’m near you (even if I’m just travelling by) I’m always happy to meet up for a coffee and a chat. Otherwise, I’m more than happy to do a video chat.

I Love Your Work, Do You Have Any Reviews I Can Check Out?

Yes! You can check out my Reviews Page or check my Google Reviews. I’m also a Recommended Supplier for Floral Couture By JaySouth Coast WeddingsBrides With CurvesKingston Country CourtyardPylewell Park, Watermoth Cove Weddings and the Orchid Hotel Bournemouth.

Do You Offer Custom Packages?

It’s all about #ShowYourUniqueStyle so all my Wedding Packages are fully customisable! As well as full-day and hourly packages, you can add an Engagement Photoshoot, After Party Shoots, add a Second Shooter, or come up with something completely unique. Just get in touch and let me know what you have in mind.

How Do We Book?

Simply Click Here to send me all the details about your wedding. From there, I’ll ping you your contract and invoice (please read them both carefully), you can sign them online so there is no need for a printer. I ask for a 25% non-refundable deposit and the remaining balance 30 days before the big day

Will We Meet You Before The Big Day?

I hope so! If you’re local or if I’m in your part of the world, I love to meet up and discuss your plans as it’s a great chance to go over the details. If we aren’t able to meet up, then let’s have a video chat.

We’re Both Super Nervous In Front Of The Camera

Please don’t worry. Because I want you to have fun and enjoy the experience, rather than being very strict and saying things like “Put your hand here”, “Stand still”, “Do that”, I use prompts and games to get you both laughing and relaxed to capture some beautiful authentic moments.

Do You Do Group Shots?

Yes, even at a relaxed casual wedding, it’s so rare to have everyone together it’s well worth getting those group shots. Before the Wedding, I’ll send you a questionnaire to double-check all the details and times, but also I will ask which group shots you would like. On the day, I’ll take these with a mix of traditional styles and a few mischievous ones.

Do We Have To Feed You?

Not gonna lie, I love food! But because I have a gluten and lactose allergy, I don’t require that you feed me (although it’s hugely appreciated if you do), all I ask is that whilst you’re enjoying your meal, that I can take a sneaky lunch break.

What Happens If Your Camera Fails?

No need to worry, you’ll notice that I carry two cameras, each with two memory cards in, as well as a plethora of other equipment and backups.

What Happens If You’re Ill?

I hope I won’t be! But just in case, I’m really lucky that I know lots of other photographers and we all have each other’s backs. If I can’t be there last minute, then one of them will be there instead.

What Happens If We Have To Reschedule Our Wedding?

Thanks to Covid-19, this has become a huge concern for couples. My policy is that if you have to move your wedding, I will transfer your wedding to that new date depending on availability. I don’t charge an additional admin fee.

How Long Will We Have To Wait For Our Photos?

I say around 6-8 weeks. Truthfully, I try to get them edited and sent to you as soon as I can, so hopefully, it won’t take that long.

Do You Provide USB Sticks?

I’m always being asked about USB sticks, but the truth is I don’t offer them.

The reason being is that if I send my couples just one USB stick, they would have to buy loads more USB sticks, copy all the files over, and then queue at the post office to send them to all their wedding guests. They also run the risk of being damaged in transit.

Instead, I provide my couples with an online gallery, where they can download their favourite photos. The good bit is, each wedding gallery has UNLIMITED downloads, there’s no extra charge, so you can send the link to your friends and family and they can download their favourite images too. Way easier than posting USBs to everyone.

Do You Offer Wedding Albums?

From your online gallery, you can order prints, canvasses, and albums sent directly to your door, all from professional printers.

And in true #ShowYourUniqueStyle, YOU get to design your wedding album. You pick the style of album, colours, layout, text, you can fully customise your album to just the way you like it.

Will Photos From My Wedding Be Used On Your Social Media And Website?

Only if it’s OK with you! I stress ‘you’ because it’s your decision. I ask before you sign your contract whether it’s OK or not, if you prefer that I don’t, then I simply put that I won’t in your contract. It’s your choice.

Are You Insured?

Yes, I’m fully insured and I’m happy to send copies of my insurance certificates to your venue if they require them.

Do You Really Drink That Much Coffee?

I wish I could say I didn’t, but I do. I love the stuff!

Say Hello!

If you have any other questions, drop me an email via the Contact page.

Feel free to check out the Portfolio & Blog page to see some of the latest shoots!

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