Where are you based?
I am based in Sheffield UK but I travel all over the UK and abroad to capture my weddings and elopements.
So you do photo and video, do you offer ONE or the other on each wedding or can you do BOTH?
I can do both! If you opt for photo AND video with me this means you will get two shooters on your day. Myself and my videographer. In this case I will be in charge of the photos and they will do the video, shooting in the same style as the videos on my website. After the wedding, I will edit both your photos and your video. Discounts apply if you choose photo and video with me.
If you choose just ONE or the other, I will be your solo shooter for your photography or videography needs.
How do your payment schedules work?
Ok so let's say you have decided to book me, yay! Now we get down to the nitty gritty stuff of how to pay. So to secure your wedding date I require a £500 booking fee upfront along with filling in and signing the contract. This booking fee is non refundable. The final payment is then due at least 30 days before the wedding date.
What if we need to cancel/reschedule our wedding?
If you have already paid the £500 booking fee for your wedding and this needs to be moved or cancelled, the booking fee is non-refundable and a new one will have to be made. I strongly advise all of my couples to take out wedding insurance, cancellations happen and you have paid a lot for this day so cover yourselves!
What happens if you are taken ill or cannot film/photograph our wedding day?
Hopefully this does not happen and is highly unlikely but as we know, shit happens! If I am unable to cover your wedding day, I will do my best to find a suitable replacement that will cover for me, I have very trusty backups/contacts! I will then edit the photos as normal, as I know you picked my editing style for a reason. If for some unlikely reason I cannot find a suitable replacement, your wedding will be refunded.
Can we meet before the wedding to discuss plans and get to know each other better?
Yes, the price of your wedding package includes a pre consultation fee that includes a face to face meeting with local couples and Skype/Facetime call with couples further afield. If further afield couples are willing to travel I am more than happy to meet them half way. Of course for my premium photo clients we will meet at the pre wedding shoot!
Do you have public liability insurance?
Oh yes! Please get in touch if your venue requests this.
Do you offer pre wedding/engagement shoots?
Yes for photography, due to my busy shooting schedule normally every weekend is spent shooting weddings, so I have very limited time to take on a large volume of pre wedding/engagement shoots. I do offer pre wedding shoots to my couples that book the premium package, this is a 1.5hr on location shoot (within 50 miles of Sheffield studio) with a minimum of 50 high resolution downloadable photos.
For getting ready shots, do you cover both bride and groom?
No, usually I just cover the bride getting ready and get shots of the groom at the ceremony venue just before the ceremony. This is due to me not being able to be in the two different places at the same time and many grooms don't want photos of them getting ready! However, this is an add on option if you opt for a second shooter.
How many photos will we receive?
This depends on type of wedding/how many guests you have and how many hours are covered. If you need an approximate figure I would to say to expect at least 50 delivered photos per hour of shooting.
How do you choose music for our wedding video?
Due to restrictions with music copywrite laws, we can only use music which allows us to purchase a music usage licence, giving us permission to use the music on our videos, this fee is already included in your package. It is very rare you would be able to get licences for chart music, as to get licences for songs by mainstream artists, this would cost thousands! We use the music licence library musicbed.com when selecting our music for all our videos. We are unable to use music we cannot get a licence for, as this would be breaking copywrite law. As you will have seen on the video examples, great care and attention is taken to choose music that creates the correct feeling/vibe of your day, and better yet this means your wedding video will never date as it would with a mainstream track!