WHATS MY APPROACH
There is a reason I use the motto FUN + NATURAL + CREATIVE = AWESOME. This is how I approach every wedding. I capture your entire day in a natural documentary style, allowing you and your guests to be yourselves with zero awkwardness or cheesy posing. Allowing your day to unfold in a very natural and relaxed manor.
Throughout your day I will be looking for elements of fun such as people laughing, flying headfirst through giant Jenga bricks or jumping through the air, no matter the situation I love to document fun and laughter. I always incorporate elements of fun into your couple portraits also, so they reflect your personalities and let’s face it, no one wants stiff awkward portraits. The more fun the better I say!
Now for the glitz and glamour; The Creativity. As you will see throughout my website and the many countless awards I have won; I love to get creative with my photography. Reflections, silhouettes, complimentary colour balances and so much more including a good helping of off-camera flash techniques. Utilising a large wealth of knowledge including lighting skills allows me to look at a potential photograph in a very different way to everyone else. Adding my creativity to elements of Fun and natural unposed emotions and expressions create the perfect trifecta of awesomeness. Capturing these elements throughout your entire day really tells your whole story.
FUN + NATURAL + CREATIVE = AWESOME
DO I EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
Absolutely! I see the editing process as the icing on the cake. It’s the finishing process that makes your images sing and I wouldn’t trust anyone else to give each image the attention and skill all of your images deserve. No outsourcing, every single image hand edited by me. I want to deliver your images as a complete finished product, images that you will love forever. I want you to love and print your photos, Life belongs in print.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEE’S FOR WEDDINGS ABROAD?
I offer two easy a-la-carte supplements for destination weddings. Each covers travel and accommodation which will also be sorted by myself so there is no hassle on your behalf. I will always try to book the same hotel as yourselves or one very close by.
I always aim to arrive a couple of days prior to the wedding just encase there are delays etc. I also love to take in the area with some beautiful landscape photography to add to your wedding photos. You chose your destination for a reason; it will be awesome to document its beauty, culture and details. I also love to capture some pre-wedding portraits a day or two before the wedding which is included in all destination weddings.
For Europe there is a £500 supplement and for the rest of the world; £1000 supplement.
Should you have a multiple day wedding – please get in touch and we can chat about a bespoke price based on your requirements.
HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING UNTIL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Usually around 3 weeks after your wedding I have completed your images. I then don’t look at your images for a few days and go back through them. This process allows me to see any imperfections in colour, exposure and other technical aspects which I never noticed the first time. I repeat this process once more, meaning your images are carefully edited and reviewed THREE times to ensure awesomeness and 100% attention to detail is given before I deliver the final hand edited images to yourselves. Expect 4-5 weeks after the wedding for your final images.
HOW DO WE PAY YOUR FEE?
In order to book I take a 20% non-refundable booking fee which secures your date. The final balance of 80% will be due 5 weeks before the wedding. Everything relating to your wedding photography including payment schedules, reminders, payment methods etc are all located within your secure online portal.
HOW LONG ON THE WEDDING DAY DO YOU STAY FOR?
There is a reason I only offer full day coverage in all my collections. I love to tell the full story. Most wedding days start at 8am and finish 1 hour after the first dance (12-13 hour day). Additional hours can be purchased to cover more of the partying and dance floor shenanigans. Coverage until midnight is included in my Luxury Collection and 1 additional hour is included in all other collection except the Digital Collection.
CAN WE PRINT PHOTO’S OR CREATE OUR OWN ALBUMS
Of course, you can. After all they are your wedding photographs. The only stipulation is they cannot be sold for commercial purposes as the copyright of each image remains with myself. All your delivered photos will be High Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixel images without watermarks and you can purchase prints, frames and so much more from your very own Online Gallery store and enjoy £100 of print credit with your booking (except Digital Collection).
DO YOU BACK UP THE PHOTO’S?
Yes! Your entire day is captured to multiple SD Cards. Each camera I use has TWO card slots meaning every time I take a photo; it is stored on both cards. After the wedding I place all of your images onto my RIAD hard drive which uses 5 hard drives and protects your data. Once your images are delivered, I no long have responsibility for back-ups though I do retain all your images for up to 5 years after the wedding. Your images will also be available forever on your online gallery if paying the annual renewal to do so.
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL THERE BE ON MY WEDDING DAY?
All collections include only myself as the main principle photographer. A second associate photographer can be added to any collection at an additional charge. All my associate photographers are professional wedding photographers that I trust and who’s images are added to my own, edited and delivered in my signature style.
DO YOU OFFER WEDDING ALBUMS?
Yes! I think viewing images on a screen compared to in print there simply is no comparison. Life belongs in print not on a hard drive. I offer luxury Fine-Art wedding albums hand made in Scotland. Available in 3 sizes; 12 x 12″, 14 x 10″ and 16 x 12″ with options for three spread counts; 15, 20 or 30 spreads. All Fine Art albums come with genuine Leather covers and a range of colours to choose from.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
I would love to get to know you better. If we can Skype or meet for coffee beforehand that would be awesome. Afterall we will spend all day together it’s good to know we like each other. After our meeting I will send an official booking proposal which can be completed online. All bookings are only finalised and dates secure once the 20% non-refundable booking fee has been paid and the contract signed.