Why “Married to my Camera”?
I wanted to create a brand that was memorable and also a little bit out of the ordinary. Don’t go getting the wrong idea though, it’s not a legally binding marriage! I just hope it goes some way to conveying my commitment to photography. The name also says something about my approach to picture taking. In reality I’m not much of a camera geek. For me photography has always been about the content of the picture rather than using the latest gear, and so it makes sense for me to stick with cameras and lenses that I know inside out and that allow me to focus on what really matters.
Do you work alone or with a second photographer?
Most of the time I work alone. I haven’t quite mastered the art of being in two places at once, but I love seeing the whole day unfold through the viewfinder and I feel that it gives a certain consistency to the pictures. After all, I hope your number one reason for choosing me to photograph your big day is that you like my style of photography. Having said that, I have a number of both male and female assistant photographers that I’m able to call on, and what’s more having a second photographer doesn’t have to blow the budget!
What is reportage wedding photography?
Reportage wedding photography is all about making pictures with honesty that are truthful and tell an authentic story of your day. It’s about responding to the moment without controlling or manipulating what’s in front of the camera. Successful reportage images tend not to rely on gimmicks, but give you the opportunity in the years to come to reflect on genuine moments from your day. Your pictures should standing the test of time, without going out of style.
How far do you travel?
Most of the wedding I shoot are in the South East, but I travel all over the UK and even abroad. The changing light and landscape of different wedding venues is one of the things I love about my job.
Will you visit the venue before the wedding?
I offer all my couples the opportunity of a meeting before the wedding. We can either meet at the venue before booking, or Skype first and leave the venue visit until closer to the wedding. For destination weddings, or when the venue is a long way from home, we can still meet up and we can arrange to meet at the venue the day before the wedding.
How much do you charge?
Coverage starts from £1250. For full details of my collections and to check my availability please get in touch today and I’ll send you lots more information.
Are you insured and what happens if you drop your camera?
Most definitely! I wouldn’t dream of going without proper insurance, and I carry a complete back up of all my gear to every wedding. My main camera even backs up all the pictures to a second memory card as I’m shooting, just in case the first memory card fails.
How long do you shoot for on the day?
I love shooting the whole day and telling the compete story of the wedding, and because every wedding is different you can tell me exactly when and where you want me to start shooting.
How long have you been a photographer?
Almost as soon as I left art college in 1999 I began shooting for magazines and felt that I was able to call myself a professional photographer. I shot my first wedding in 2004 with rolls and rolls of black and white film and the rest, as they say, is history!
Can you recommend a good videographer?
Yes! For me it’s really important that if you choose to hire a videographer that we’re able to work well together and not end up getting in each others way, or worse still, interrupt the natural flow of your day. If you get in touch you’ll automatically receive an email with my recommended videographers plus lots of other useful links and tips.
How do we book?
The first step is to get in touch and see if I’m still available on your wedding day. From there we can find a convenient time to meet up or chat on Skype. There’s no obligation to make a booking at this stage but if you do want to secure the date there’s a £200 booking fee to pay.