Do you have any questions?

Some frequently asked questions about wedding photography and video…

If I’m doing video, I don’t have a set number of hours that I record, as I know that schedules slip and it’s often impossible to stick to original timings. I love all the different elements that make up your day, so I generally arrive early to capture footage of the venue and the surrounding area, and then stay until the dancing and the party gets going! The more footage, the easier it is to edit the films, which is why full day filming works out much better value.

If I’m doing photography, I do offer shorter hours at a cheaper rate, because there will be fewer images to edit in post-production.

If you have any special requests for what to cover, just let me know. I wouldn’t want to miss a fireworks send-off, for example!

I was a photographer for thirteen years before moving into video, so yes! If you decide you’d rather I took photos instead of filming your wedding I’m cool with that. I just can’t do a complete job of both at the same time though!

My photography style is very similar to my filming style, which is candid and relaxed with a storytelling editorial vibe, and I include posed family and couple shots if you would like these.

If you hire me for a combined photo and video package, depending on what videos you want, I may team up with a partner so we cover off both fully. If you just want a teaser film, or just the speeches and or ceremony filmed, or a Super 8 film, I can include this with photography.

My style is relaxed and candid, which means that I capture the real events of the day, as they unfold. I aim to position myself so I get an editorial reportage style. Often couples don’t notice I’m there! I believe that the best kind of video of your day is one that’s a genuine, authentic record of your celebrations. Each wedding is different, and I try to reflect that in the mood and pace of my videos as well.

I do like to have some time alone with the couple if there is time, to get some special shots of you together. If I’m filming, I’ll usually do this alongside the photographer. Normally the photographer takes the lead on where to take photos, the photographer goes first with posed shots, and then the videographer will take their turn. If I’m filming I’ll ask you to do different poses from the photographer, that involve movement that fits with the rest of the video footage.

If I get asked this, I always recommend that you do. You’ll get a wider variety of shots as well as different angles from your day, taken simultaneously, e.g. bridal prep and groom prep, and all the small details as well as the groom & guests arriving, as well as more candid shots throughout the day.

I’m part of a network of trusted photographers and videographers and we regularly second shoot at weddings for each other. I love working with other photographers and videographers in this case, more really is more…

Yes, of course—I’m insured up to £5 million for public liability, which covers weddings at upmarket National Trust and exclusive castle and stately home and manor venues. If your venue requires more than this, just let me know.

If your venue requires proof of insurance, I’m happy to supply this to them.

I have a flyer and operator ID and I’m insured for flying drones for weddings, so if you’ve set your heart on having drone footage, just let me know—there’s no extra charge for this, as long as the venue are cool about drone footage being captured, and that the weather’s okay for drone flying.

I don’t set up shots or ask you or your friends and family to pose for the cameras, my aim is to capture people acting naturally.

I want you and your guests to enjoy the day, without at all feeling self conscious. I use long lenses during the ceremony and speeches (where possible) so I don’t encroach on your special moments, and I make sure I’m not blocking the view for your guests. Most couples and their friends and family forget I’m even there!

I generally use one camera for most of the day, and I set up 2 or 3 cameras (depending on space) for the ceremony and/or speeches for video. These are always set up in the background, at the side or in a corner, and I always aim to position them so can be avoided in photos and video.

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I aim to have photos and/or videos ready for you within 6 to 12 weeks of your wedding date. However I don’t want to rush the edits, I spend carefully choosing the right music, and reviewing the footage to select the best audio and visuals, to ensure I create the best wedding video possible. So in some cases during busy times your photos and films may take longer to deliver.

If it’s important to you to have your photos and videos sooner, I do offer priority editing for an additional cost.

Photos are generally much quicker to edit than video, so you should receive a link to a selection of your images within 48 hours, possibly sooner, and the remainder within two to six weeks of your wedding day. 

You’ll receive a link to a private gallery where you can view and download. your photos, as well as design and print photo albums and/or prints if that’s something you’d like to have.

Photography and filming are hard work and I get really hungry if I’m shooting all day, and I love food! I’d really appreciate it if you could include me in the food. Your caterer may offer ‘supplier’ meals which is normally one of the main courses.

However if this isn’t possible, let me know, so I can make alternative arrangements.

Of course! I’m happy to meet before the wedding if you wish.

A face to face meeting is great, but sometimes this may not be not possible, if you’re far away, but I always do web-chats with couples before the wedding day anyway, so we’ll be able to get to know each other, and to put faces to names. I feel it’s a really important part of making a decision on working with me, and for putting you at ease before your big day.

I love coming to wedding rehearsals, especially if I haven’t been to the venue before, as then I can plan where to photograph and film to get the best shots of you both and your wedding. I’ve found couples really love it as well, as there’s no substitute for meeting face-to-face and having a chat over a coffee.

However, I would need to charge to cover my expenses—travel and possibly accommodation and my time as well, depending on the location of the wedding.

If you’re having a destination wedding or elopement wedding, I usually arrive a couple of days beforehand to make sure everything is ready to go.

I don’t generally offer raw footage, but I do make sure I include as much of all the best bits as I can, and I dont’ have an automatic cut-off time when I edit your films.

However, I do offer a FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) edit, where I provide a film of all the usable footage from the day in chronological order, for an additional charge, along with any connected audio, if this is something you would be interested in.

It’s a rough cut, and it doesn’t include any titles, or music. It literally is just everything that was shot on the day, minus the messy bits, like me turning around or moving the camera between locations when it’s still rolling.

I’ll always let you know if there’s a lot of extra footage that you might be interested in, but generally if you’re taking my full package, you will end up seeing everything that I shoot!

My style is relaxed and candid, which means that I capture the real events of the day, as they unfold. I aim to position myself so I get an editorial reportage style. Often couples don’t notice I’m there! I believe that the best kind of video of your day is one that’s a genuine, authentic record of your celebrations. Each wedding is different, and I try to reflect that in the mood and pace of my videos as well.

I do like to have some time alone with the couple if there is time, to get some special shots of you together. If I’m filming, I’ll usually do this alongside the photographer. Normally the photographer takes the lead on where to take photos, the photographer goes first with posed shots, and then the videographer will take their turn. If I’m filming I’ll ask you to do different poses from the photographer, that involve movement that fits with the rest of the video footage.

You’ll be spending almost as much time with me as with your other half, so I’m not surprised I get asked this a lo.

I always like to meet my couples via Google Meet, Zoom or Skype in advance and build up a relationship so you’ll both feel relaxed around me before your wedding day.

I arrive early, and seriously, most people stop noticing I’m there after a few minutes as I keep out of the way!

For both photography I’ll talk to you and offer what you want. If you want classic or editorial style posed photos, I’m happy for us to do this; however if you prefer a more natural approach that’s fine too.

For video, during couple shoots you’ll be walking and looking at each other, so you won’t be looking directly into the camera all that much of the time. There’s definitely no pressure to ‘perform’!

I’II be following the flow of the day, capturing things as they happen. I will give vou a little direction if there’s a something small I know will make the picture better. such as keeping vour head up for confetti. but my aim is to create photos that capture the look and feel of your day as it is.

I am proud to photograph or film any couple looking to declare their love for each other, regardless of their race, creed, age or sex!

I will always meet my couples before they book, either face-to-face if local but if that’s not possible then via a Skype call. We can chat through your plans and I can explain in more detail how I work and answer any questions you may have.

If after meeting me you decide that I’m the photographer or videographer for you, I will send over a fixed or a pick-n-mix quote for you to choose what you’d like to me to do. Once you’ve chosen a package or bespoke options, you’ll need to sign the online contract as well as a 20% deposit to secure the date.

I will ask for your permission to do this when you first sign your wedding contract with me. I like to share my client images so prospective couples like you can see my work!

You will, however, always be the first to see your wedding photos and if you really prefer that I didn’t share them, that’s absolutely fine too.

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Still got a question?

Drop me an email and I’ll get straight back to you or hit me up on my social media.

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