Frequently Asked Questions
I’m always happy to talk over my wedding photography options and what you would like in terms of capturing your big day. You can talk to me on the phone, or email or make an appointment to visit my studio in Crawley Down to talk further. However, feel free to take a browse through my Frequently Asked Questions below to see if that gives you some of the answers that you are looking for.
My packages include travel throughout most of Sussex and parts of Surrey and Kent. I’m happy to travel further afield where you would like me to so if you’re marrying outside of this area, then just get in touch and I’ll let you know what my travel costs would be.
As part of the image editing process to prepare your finished gallery for you, I will naturally delete some of your images that just don’t work for any number of reasons. Your finished gallery represents the very best of what I have captured for you on your wedding day.
I don’t include an album in my wedding packages. Instead I give you all of your images on USB so you can create your own. However, if you’d like me to create one for you, I can work with any industry supplier to manufacture traditional or storybook albums.
I offer two wedding packages both including images on memory stick
Package 1 – from bridal party preparations through to your wedding breakfast £750
Package 2 – from ceremony through to your wedding breakfast £500
I don’t normally recommend having a professional photographer stay until your first dance unless you have something specific in mind that you would like to achieve or capture. Generally people want to relax during a wedding reception and aren’t keen to participate in any formal photography and having a professional photographer capturing folk sitting around chatting seems to me like a waste of money that would be better spent on champagne. However, if you do have ideas that you would like to make happen photographically speaking, then just get in touch and I’m happy to provide you with a quotation to stay for longer.
You can book your wedding photography with me with two easy steps, here’s the link to the page that you need that will allow you to complete the booking form and send over your £150 deposit.
The deposit I need to confirm your booking and secure your date is £150 with the balance being due two weeks before your wedding date. The deposit is non-refundable but I will always return it to you if I can resell your wedding date should you choose to cancel for any reason.
A deposit of £150 is payable on booking to secure your date, and your balance is due two weeks before your wedding date.
There’s no hard and fast rules for this but I would always say that it’s best to book as soon as you’ve made a decision on your wedding photographer. I can’t reserve or pencil in dates and weekends can get busy, particularly in the summer months and it’s best to book to secure your date to avoid disappointment. Having said that, I’ll always do my best to accommodate late bookings so get in touch if you need my help.
I don’t keep any hard copy work at the studio as it would be out of date too quickly so if you’d like to see my wedding photography, then my website is the place to view it. Here’s the link…
Over all the years that I’ve been a wedding photographer, I have worked at lots of wedding venues so there’s a good chance that I have been to your location before. However, I’m well practised in finding the best spots in a venue on arrival so there’s no need for me to visit a venue in advance of your wedding day.
My wedding photography coverage finishes as you sit down to your wedding breakfast at which point I’ll leave you and make my way home so there’s no need to provide any catering for me at your wedding. However, I might well need to take a few short breaks to grab water especially if the day is hot.
Not at all. I’d politely ask a guest to move over a bit if they are standing right in front of me but everyone wants to create their own memories of your wedding and so I have no problems with this at all.
Yes I do. I offer a 10% discount on my package prices if you are marrying Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
I don’t really as we’re going to talk through everything the week before your wedding and you’ll already have let me know about any special requirements (those that would fall outside of the normal scope of the day). I can’t work with bits of paper on the day as I’d run out of hands so a shot list isn’t necessary from my point of view. You’re welcome to give one to a Best Man or Usher to check through if you feel that you want to.
Of course, the copyright legally remains with me as it would with any professional photographer but you have the licence to print, share and distribute your images however you wish to.
That’s such a difficult question to answer as it totally depends on how long I am with you and how your wedding day is structured. There’s no hard and fast rules as to how many photos you get in your finished collection – if I see it, I’ll take it but a reasonable number to expect in your gallery would be 250 pictures.
Yes of course. Although the fashion is for reportage and candid wedding photography, I’m a classically trained wedding photographer which means that I ‘grew up’ learning how to pose and take wedding groups. I still think that they have a part to play in your wedding photography day although I also love the reportage style. They don’t need to be stiff and formal but they do need to be done professionally and with all the attention to detail you should expect from your photographer.
No, I work alone. I’ve never found the need for an assistant (though I did try it again when I first started). They just ended up hanging about doing nothing and so I decided that I’d just work with myself.
I’m going to be honest and say that, if I die on the way to your wedding, there’s not a whole lot that I can do about that. However, if I were to fall seriously ill (and it would have to be very serious) then my first port of call would be my husband who is also an extremely experienced wedding photographer and then I’d get in touch with trade organisations to find a replacement of comparable quality for you. That said, I’m pretty healthy and very careful and I’ve never had to miss a wedding yet in nearly 20 years.
I don’t, it’s a completely different skillset to photography and do I leave it to the professionals.
Most of your images will be presented in colour but I do also include some black and white images where I feel that they are suited.
No, that stays with me as the photographer. However, you will have the license to print, distribute and share as you wish so not having the actual copyright won’t affect your ability to do what you want with your wedding photos.