Where are you based?
Do you have insurance?
Yes. I have public liability insurance to 5 million, professional indemnity insurance and kit cover. And can provide a copy to your venue if they request this. Some grade 1 listed buildings require 10 million, so my insurance can be increased where needed but would be added to your invoice- this would be a minimal cost for a 1 day event.
I am a London and Oxford wedding photographer, covering all of the UK and abroad as I am also an International Destination wedding photographer. Especially the London and Devon areas which is included of travel. Certain areas of the UK will look to have a small milage fee included. This is normally 30 miles outside of London. As mentioned, I am also a destination wedding photographer. Having previously covered Atlanta, Marrakesh, Venice, Malta, Cappadocia Turkey, Qatar, Santorini, Seychelles, Colorado, Greece and Kenya and also a wedding photographer Italy. Extra fees for destination weddings are kept minimal, meaning I work with you to find the best flights and accommodation. (normally the night before and the night of the wedding max unless further away) which you can see on my price page.
Do you travel abroad?
Yes! I have been so lucky to travel and have been to Marrakesh, Qatar, Italy, Santorini, Atlanta, Malta and soon to be Portugal, France, Croatia, Sorrento, Lake Como. I work with couples to find the best rates re travel and flights. normally charge 1 or 2 night stay only (depending how far away your location is, longer stays might be required the longer the flight). So taking your wedding photographer abroad doesn’t have to be expensive, but means you can build that relationship before you travel and have security in knowing your photographer is in the UK after the wedding day.
Do you require a booking fee?
Yes. This is £200 to secure your day. This is non refundable and will mean the day is fully yours- this fee covers securing your date and turning away any other bookings for this date as well as admin, contract creation and any phone calls leading unto the booking. I am afraid I cannot hold dates without a booking fee or the paperwork coming back. If you are keen to have me let me know. Often there can be several enquiries for one date and if a couple come back first with the paperwork they will be booked in the diary. Please do not presume I am holding your date as I do not wish to disappoint any couples.
Do we have any paperwork to fill in?
Yes, although only a small amount. It is important that the agreement is signed, as this can be a long relationship with some couples booking more than 2 years in advance. This contract informs all parties what is expected of each other as well goes into editing, delivery etc. You will also have a booking form with all the important details I would need to know for the day- this would be my go-to document. These are provided via e-sign for a simple process. No printing or scanning required! Until this comes back with the deposit I cannot hold the date.
Do you do engagement shoots?
Yes, as a creative wedding photographer in London and the Cotswolds I think these are a great idea! You can add an engagement shoot onto any of the packages you would like. These are priced at £350 for a 1.5 hour shoot and can be extended if you wish to have longer. As a Cotswold wedding photographer, I also know some lovely locations arounds Arlington Row, Lower Slaughter, Oxford and the countryside. Couple sessions are done during the weekdays only due to wedding bookings at the weekend.
Are we able to pay the amount in instalments?
Yes, this is completely fine. We can discuss payment terms and decide the best steps forward. Noted down on your account and invoiced when you need them.
I wish to tweak my package, is this possible?
When will we receive our images?
Of course. All packages are a guide and we can add or take away items as required and I can provide you with a tailor made quote. Just let me know what you might be looking for.
Depending on the time of year, this can be between 5-8 weeks for your online gallery and USB, but ideally this is delivered beforehand. Albums are around 4 weeks from design and shipped from Italy.
How many images do we get?
Do you edit all of the images?
This depends on the package you have. But it is normally anywhere between 600-1000 images. I do not cap number of images and this all depends on how 'active' your day has been for me to capture. Couples normally receive a minimum of 600 images.
Depending on your package, images are around 600+ individually edited in my own signature style as you see on the website. The only images that do not get edited are duplicate shots, test shots and people blinking! Any above and beyond editing requests such as swapping heads and removing large items wold be charged at extra as per the contract.
Are we able to print our own images?
Yes, these come print ready at high resolution without watermarks, so you do not need to order prints through me.
Do you watermark your images?
No, I have really hated the watermark process, as I feel it can spoil the image. I understand it is good for marketing, so all I ask is that if you do share them on social, just give my company a little tag. I would be very grateful.
Do we provide you a meal on the day?
It is always lovely to be offered this, as this can be a very long day and anything over 8 hours has this in my contract. But I never request anything special, whatever is easiest for you and your caterers. It also means I can re-fuel and perform much better. Make sure you speak to your caterer to add this into you service plans.
I want to look at ideas and props. Can we talk about this?
Of course. I love to plan ideas with couples, the more the merrier. Send me Pinterest ideas or boards and I can alway source certain propels if needed. I often use smoke and other things in my images to create fashion inspired images if you require this.
How long should we leave for group and couple photos during drinks reception?
I would say at least an hour and a half minimum for drinks reception. As this allows you time to mingle, enjoy canapés as well as get the time in for group shots and the private couple moments. This allows things not to be rushed and have a mixture of all of these elements. These parts are my signature style, it is what makes me stand out from other photographers so make sure you give me enough time to create some magic!
Do we get the RAW images?
No. I do not provide any un-edited images. Like most photographers, we do not send out any work that is un-finished. As you are hiring me for my style. This is half how I photograph and half how I edit.
Do you offer extra albums?
Yes! I do a smaller 20×20 parent album with the same Hand bound Italian company. You can check them out on my wedding photography prices page.
Whats next ?
Drop me and email and say ‘Hi’ and we can speak about your day. I would love to hear from you.