It’s normal to have lots of questions as you start planning your wedding. I hope I can provide some answers here, but if not, then do pop me a message and I’ll get back to you asap.
How much do you charge?
I’ve tried to make my pricing as flexible and competitively priced as possible. My 8 hour coverage is £1500, but you can simply add or subtract, at £100 per hour, to get the coverage that’s right for you. Take a few moments to fill out my contact form, and you’ll automatically receive an e-mail with lots more detail, and I’ll then be in touch to confirm my availability. You’ll also receive a handy little link to lots of other recommended suppliers to help with your wedding planning.
Can you take a candid picture of each of our wedding guests?
It’s human nature, that within a large group of wedding guests there will be some more extrovert characters, and some guests that consciously or otherwise, tend to shy away from the camera. The documentary approach to wedding photography is often confused with candid photography, and while documentary photography is candid, not all candid photography is documentary! Documentary wedding photography is about the story of your day. Most, if not all of your closest friends and family will be captures in a photograph, but I see it as my job to look for what makes your day special, and to capture that in a way that will give you a sense of how it felt to be there on that day. I do offer to do a small number of group photos, and these are the best way to ensure a photo of your most important wedding guests. I’d be more than happy to discuss in more detail how this can work and not take over your day.
Have you shot at our venue before?
Send me a message and I’ll let you know asap. I’ve photographed at many of the top venues in Surrey and the South East, and it’s always exciting and inspiring to work at new venues! I offer all of my couples a pre-wedding venue visit.
Are you available for our wedding?
I often get booked up over a year in advance of the wedding. The first step though is to get in touch and see if I’m available on your wedding day. From there we can find a convenient time for a chat. There’s no obligation to make a booking at this stage but if you do want to secure me to photograph your wedding then there’s a £500 booking fee to pay.
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.
Can you provide an album?
Yes! Check out the albums page of my website, and if we’re able to meet up before your wedding then I’ll bring my sample albums along for you to see. Warning though, you may fall in love! The album is still the most beautiful way to enjoy your pictures, now and into the future. I offer a number of design options with your choice of pictures.
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 lens 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 documentary wedding photography?
Documentary or 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, instead they should stand 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 that I love about my job.
Will you visit the venue before the wedding?
I offer all my couples the opportunity of a venue meeting before the wedding. My recommendation is that we have a video chat first and leave the venue visit until closer to the wedding, when your timeline for the day is in place.
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 cameras even backs up all the pictures to a second memory card as I’m shooting, just in case the first memory card should fail.
How long do you shoot for on the day?
I love shooting the whole day, I even offer unlimited coverage, but I appreciate that not every wedding is the same, which is why I offer totally customisable coverage to suit your plans. Just fill out my contact form with a few details and you’ll automatically receive an email that explains my flexible pricing and coverage in more detail.
How long have you been a photographer?
Almost as soon as I graduated from 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 a link to recommended videographers plus lots of other recommendations.