My Approach To Your Wedding Photography
It's all about your wedding day
Your wedding day isn’t just one big event. It’s a series of little moments that all come together to create a day that you will want to cherish and treasure for years to come. My approach to wedding photography is to capture these brief moments in a way that will tell a story that you will want to share. Each wedding is full of unscripted moments waiting to unfold, which is why I let you take centre stage and won’t be directing you or getting in the way.
The story of your wedding
I don’t dictate the story of your wedding. I won’t tell people where to stand or run around getting in the way.
I will simply watch as the story of your wedding unfolds, ready with the camera to capture all of those special, emotional moments that you will want to keep.
The real you
Unless you are a professional model, being told to stand and face the camera with a ‘say cheese’ smile just isn’t natural, so that is not what you will get from me.
I want you to feel comfortable and natural in every shot. It’s you being you that is so special and that is what, as a wedding photographer, I want to capture.
We will still get the group shots
Don’t panic there will still be time to capture those all important group shots that everyone wants to see, although not necessarily be in (If you are looking for uncle Bob will be hiding in the bar).
What questions do you have?
Deciding on a wedding photographer is a big decision and it’s only natural that you do have questions. To take some of the stress away I have put together some of the common questions that I get asked.
Where are you based?
I live in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. However I am willing to travel around Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and all over the UK. So far the furthest I have been for a wedding is Wethby in Yorkshire.
Are you insured?
Yes, I have both public liability and professional indemnity insurance which meets the requirement for most wedding venues.
What if you can't make the wedding?
It’s one of those things that we don’t like to think about, however, it is worth considering. If you are ill on the day, or something else happens, it would be difficult but you could reschedule the wedding. For me however it isn’t quite that simple. First and foremost, even if I was feeling ill, I would still aim to be there for your wedding.
If, however, this wasn’t possible I do have other photographers who I have built up a relationship with. We recognise each others style and where possible will help each other in times of need.
How far in advance do I need to book?
I have bookings as far away as 12-18 months, however I am taking bookings all the time. There really is no limit to the amount of notice that I need. If it’s booking well in advance or very last minute. Get in touch and I will see what we can do.
Can I ask for certain photos to be taken?
Of course you can. If you do have certain photos that you would like taken just let me know and I will ensure that these are taken during the day.
How many photographs will you take?
I will take more photographs than you will see in your gallery. On average I will take over 1,000 photographs, however, I will review these before editing the final cut for your wedding gallery.
The final number of photographs will depend on the amount of time that I am with you although you would expect a minimum of around 100-150 photographs for the ‘Keep it small’ package, with more for the other packages.
How and when will I receive my photographs?
After I have edited all of your photographs I will create an online gallery that you can view and share with your family and friends.
I usually get the gallery to you in under two weeks (enough time for you to enjoy your honeymoon). In peak times though it may but slightly longer.
Still got questions?
Making a decision on a wedding photographer can be hard at times. I want to make sure that you are making the right decision. Don’t rush it, take you time. Think of all those questions you would like to ask and send them over. I can’t say that I will have the answer for everything, however, I will do my best to answer your concerns.