I fell in love with photography back when I just fourteen. I was picked to part of a small photography class by my art teacher. My Dad bought me a SLR camera for my fifteenth birthday and I’ve been hooked ever since. After qualifying at Newcastle College of Arts I worked as a freelance photographer in Manchester for several years. I discovered wedding photography ten years ago. One of the best things about my job is meeting so many lovely couples from all different backgrounds. It’s always a real pleasure to part of such a special day.
My approach throughout the day is unobtrusive and relaxed but always approachable and fun. Documenting your story as it unfolds in my natural creative style. My down to earth personality allows me to mingle with your guests getting the best candid shots without forced smiles. No one really likes having their photo taken, so rest assured i will get great shots of you both with a little touch of direction. but it’s simply a matter of making you smile and letting your personalities shine through.
How do we book you?
You can get in touch either via e-mail or phone. If i are free for your date then it’s nice to meet up for a informal chat. You’re welcome to come and see me at my home in Edenfield. Alternatively you can book me straight away over the phone to secure the date and we can meet closer to your big day.
How far do you travel?
I photograph weddings in and around the North West of England. I charge 75per mile outside of a 30 mile radius of my home address. Extra fees also apply when travelling out of the 30 mile radius at busier times of the year. Please ask for a personal quote if your wedding is further afield.
How long is a full day coverage?
A full day coverage is based on a 10 hour coverage. Example 11am until 9pm. If you have an early ceremony you may need to add a little extra coverage for bridal prep. You might want extra time in the evening.. if so just ask and I can give you a quote.
How much is the deposit?
Yes, when you decide that you would like to book me, there is some paperwork, both for myself and your wedding folder; you know you have one! The paperwork covers details such as planning a timeline of your day, so i can make time for your photography in the early stages. Your booking is then secured with a £100 non refundable deposit.
What’s an E-Shoot?
It’s an fun photo shoot where we can to meet up at your venue or location and take some informal lifestyle shots. It’s also a great time to catch up together and a real ice breaker, as most couples book so far in advance. You can have your shoot a few months before you day or as soon as you book if
you want your images for something special. Lots of my couples use the images for their invites; save the date and signature frames. These shoots are taken at a beautiful countryside location that I love, one of the 2 vintage railways stations in Rossendale or at your venue £150.
When is the balance paid?
The balance is paid around one month before your big day. Around this time I will be in touch to check all the final arrangements, formal images list. If I haven’t already photographed at your venue, and its local I have normally been to have peek around by now too. This way I can get a good idea of the location, and have some great spots in mind for photography. It’s also good to have a rainy day back up plan to hand too, as we do live in England after all.
Are you insured?. What equipment do you use?
I hold full public liability and professional indemnity insurance. I use D800 & D700 Nikon cameras and mixture of fixed, zoom and wide angle lens. I always carry an extra kit including spare cameras and batteries to ensure that your big day goes without any hitches. My top of the range equipment enables us to shoot with natural light where ever possible, giving stunning atmosphere to your images.
Do you take group shots?
Yes I do, with my aim to keep shots as natural and simple as possible, taking around 30 minutes maximum to complete your family/friend formal shots. Then another 10 -15 minutes with you guys for your photography together in and around your venue depending on the size of your venue. Ideally having around 60 minutes (minimum) after your ceremony until your meal is perfect (more if you have travel from a church to a reception venue). This gives you time for relaxed photography and time to relax with guests. Your ushers and bridesmaids can be a great help at this point in gathering family members and friends.
Can we upgrade our package to add on an album and albums for our parents?
You can upgrade your package if you wish, with an album this can be done either before or after your wedding day. We can also arrange for parent albums, framed prints or canvases.
Our family and friends would like to help us pay for our wedding photography, can you arrange that?
Yes, no problem. I can arrange ‘gift vouchers’ if you wish to add your wedding photography to your wedding list. This can really help you with the cost of any extras, such as an album. I can also arrange for gift vouchers if you wish to purchase them for your special guests, such as mums, bridesmaids, ushers. Your guests can then select to buy any prints or guest albums via your personal wedding gallery.
When will my photos be ready to view?
Around four to five weeks after your wedding I will have all your images edited and ready to view via your private on line gallery. Your Digital negatives are presented on our stylish USB stick. Depending on my work diary sometimes they may be on your doormat on your return from honeymoon. All the work is completed by myself and not shipped out to an independent editor to save time. Editing your photography and designing your album is a big part of completing our service. If you want to share your photos via social media we can arrange for a low resolution set too. We would like to add on an album, how does that work?
Some photographers may suggest that they will choose the images for your album. Personal I think it’s your wedding, your album and therefore your
choices. So you choose your favourite images, and I can help you tell a great story. You then view a proof design layout copy and make any changes you wish once completed. Once you are 100% happy we will send it to be printed and then its shipped straight to your home address once completed. If I’ve not answered your questions please get in touch…