What is your style?
My style is to tell the story of your day, for the most part, photographing your wedding as naturally and unobtrusively as possible. I aim to capture the fun and emotion of your day with minimal direction or interruption. I usually set aside some time after your ceremony for some couples portraits and group shots.
How much time for portraits?
Ideally I like to spend around 30 minutes on portraits, although this can be spread out across the day. In the summer, I generally try to spend around 20 minutes after the ceremony and then another 10-15 minutes later in the evening to catch the best light.
Do you do posed family portraits and group shots?
Of course! Although for the majority of the day I try to blend in and document your wedding, for most couples, photographs with their family and friends are incredibly important.
They tend to be quite time consuming so it is best to plan these in advance and work on it taking 5 minutes per group. A good Usher to help round up those at the bar is always appreciated!
Do you travel for weddings?
As a North East wedding photographer, for all weddings in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham there is no charge for travel expenses. I am available for weddings further afield and love to travel; please get in touch for more information.
How far in advance should we book?
Dates can fill up quickly and I would encourage you to book as soon as possible.
How many pictures will I get?
You will usually receive between 300-400 fully edited photographs.
When will our photographs be ready?
I aim to have your photographs ready within 3-4 weeks.
Can we print from the USB?
Absolutely, the images are supplied on your USB are without a watermark and can be printed or shared as you wish. I include both high quality versions for printing and lower resolution images that you can share on Facebook or social media.
Will you be sharing our photographs on your blog?
I tend to post a couple of photographs on Facebook and on my website but I will always ask you for permission first.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, I have both public liability and professional indemnity insurance
What happens if you are ill on the wedding day?
It would take something major for me not to be able to attend a wedding, however should the worst happen I am a member of a number of wedding photography groups and every effort will be made to provide appropriate cover.
Do you use a second photographer?
I usually work alone but occasionally may bring an assistant with me. I can offer a second photographer for an additional fee, subject to availability.
Can we order albums and prints from you?
I offer a range of additional items such as albums, framed prints and canvases that you can order. These can be purchased after your wedding. Please get in touch if you would like a current price list.
How do we book?
A booking fee of £300 is required to confirm your date, along with a signed contract. Payment can be made via cheque, cash or bank transfer. The balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding ceremony.
Do you offer engagement shoots?
Absolutely! This is usually a really good way for us to get to know each other better and for you to get used to being in front of the camera.
The North East is full of amazing locations for engagement photos; locations such as the beach or a park work well for engagement shoots, although if you have a special place or any quirky ideas I would love to hear them.
What should we wear for the engagement shoot?
You can go causal or dress up smart!
Its best to avoid any large logos or anything too bright, however, it is entirely up to you. Bring a change of clothes if you wish. I would definitely suggest something warm in case it gets cold, especially in the winter.
What kind of camera do you use?
I shoot with a Nikon D750 and a range of lenses. I usually shoot with two cameras and have a backup of everything.