Frequently Asked Questions
How would you describe your approach?
I'm unobtrusive, preferring a reportage style to hundreds of staged, overly posed shots. I prefer candid images - I feel that this style really captures the essence of your day. I'm always looking for gorgeous light and little details. In my photography work, I use digital and lots of different types of film - Polaroid, 120, 35mm and Instax.
How long will you stay at my wedding?
I tend to arrive around two hours before your ceremony to capture getting ready shots and then leave just after the first dance, when the evening dancing is underway.
How long until I get to see my photos/video?
I usually send a preview of your wedding to you via email and post on my social media the day after your wedding. Feel free to tag yourself in these images! After this, you will receive edited shots in about 4-6 weeks on an online gallery. When the photo books, albums and prints have arrived I'll then post you an exciting package. The photo books and albums can take up to 12 weeks to arrive from the date you choose your images, but if it’s going to take longer I’ll keep you updated on their progress. During the busy wedding season this can take a little longer!
I get your highlights film edited in 4-8 weeks and your final film with speeches sent out to you in 8-12 weeks.
How many photos will I receive?
For a full day, I make sure you receive a minimum of 350 edited images of your day. This number depends on the length and size of the wedding and time allotted for couples' portraits and group shots.
Do you travel?
Yes, I love to travel! I regularly travel all over the UK and abroad to cover weddings. Travel within the UK is covered in my package, but if you want me to travel further afield here are my costs:
Rest of the world: £200
I got married in a village on Lake Como at the amazing Villa Carlotta, so if you’re getting married in the Lake Como area too email me for a special offer!
How long are your videos?
I provide short form wedding videos, meaning I'll be there to cover all the important parts of your day, but this footage will be edited into a shorter cinematic film, usually around 5-10 minutes in length. You'll also receive a longer film that includes your speeches and vows. To see examples, please have a look at my video work.
Do you work with a second shooter?
When you book me for a combined photography and videography package, I do work with a second shooter and this is included in your package. If you'd like to add a second shooter to any other package, the cost is £250 extra. I reccomend adding a second shooter if you'd like both sides of the preparations captured as it can be tricky to get to both of you on the morning unless you're both getting ready at the same venue.
How do I book you?
Drop me a line letting me know the date of your wedding and location. If I'm available on your date (yay!) I take a £300 fee to secure the booking. I then ask that you fill in a form and agree to some terms, just to confirm everything (it's all paperless so we're saving trees!) then you're done. I'll be at your wedding! If you'd like to meet up for coffee to have a chat, I know the best coffee places.
Do you provide engagement shoots?
Yes! I recommend engagement shoots as they get you and your partner comfortable in front of the camera and with the way I work. We can grab a coffee, head to a location you both love and snap some natural photos! I charge £200 for an hour's engagement shoot and if you've booked a wedding package with me this is £100. Outside of Manchester I charge travel fees. Take a look at some of my engagement photography here.
Do you provide film photography?
Yes! I shoot film at every wedding but also have a dedicated film photography package if you’d like heaps of film! Take a look at some of my film work here.
Can you make an album?
As part of my photography package, a beautifully designed photo book comes as standard. I do also provide beautiful fine art albums on heavy art paper. Prices for these start at £250.
Can I order prints from you?
Of course! You can either order through the online gallery when you receive your images, or ask me to provide a bundle for you. If you'd rather print your own photos you can as you'll receive high resolution photos without any watermarks.
Are you insured?
Yes, I have public liability and professional indemnity. If I'm bringing a second shooter to your wedding, they're also covered by my insurance. So no need to worry!