Do you offer half day packages?
I'm passionate about authentic, emotional and complete storytelling. For this reason, I commit to each and every wedding 100%, meaning only full coverage from bridal preparations through to the dancing.
What is included?
I'll visit your wedding venue in advance, we'll chat through your plans in detail, I'll provide 300+ fully edited full-resolution images on a USB memory stick and you'll have the right to share and print them as you wish. I can provide beautiful albums at additional cost.
What's the best way to get in touch?
Send me an email, tell me about your plans and I'll get right back to you.
How soon should we book?
Many couples book between 12 and 24 months ahead, with peak season weekends disappearing first. If you like my work and think we'd be a good match for your special day, I can only suggest booking as soon as you're ready.
How do deposits and payments work??
The deposit secures your date and ensures that time is set aside for planning, visits to venues, shooting your wedding and processing of the photos afterwards. The balance is payable one month prior to the big day.
What’s your approach?
My goal is to capture relaxed, candid photographs of the real emotions and experiences of the day. I aim to help the day unfold naturally and to provide photographs that simply can’t be taken otherwise. We’ll discuss the formal shots you would like and the time allocated to them well in advance.
What's your turnaround & can I have the RAW files?
I will endeavour to provide your final images within 2-4 weeks and as quickly as possible (I don’t overbook myself, ensuring plenty of time for this). As for RAW files, they aren't the finished product you're paying for, so I can't release them. I will instead provide you beautiful, fully-edited photos for you to print and share as you wish!
Are you Insured?
Yes. I’m a fully insured UK Limited Company.
Are you reliable?
Absolutely. I have also worked in other areas that carry immense responsibility and I’m a single father to two teenage boys (that one still shocks me). My background is unusual and I'm happy to chat - just ask!
What experience do you have?
I’ve been a photographer for 20 years, working at an international award-winning level since 2007. I've exhibited in the US, UK, Europe and Asia and my prints are in private collections in Paris, Rome, Cape Town, London, and numerous US cities.
How do you prepare for snags on the day?
I spent years as a major incident manager, before working full time in photography. I am therefore used to finding solutions to challenges that arise out of the blue. I also know the importance of extensive planning and preparation.
Do you bring backups?
I always bring lots of back up equipment to each wedding. This means equipment can fail and I can keep going without missing a beat. On top of this, each camera records your photographs to two separate memory cards, so they’re backed up in case of card failure. At the studio, your photos are backed up again.
Are there hidden costs?
My friends and family would be laughing right now. I’m a perfectionist, they say. ‘creatively obsessive’ is a given. I am a straightforward, friendly, passionate chap and will neither pressure you with sales talk, nor use ‘those techniques’ to have you spend more than expected. Honesty and integrity are cornerstones of how I live my life. Work is no different.
Do you shoot location weddings?
Yes, with pleasure. I routinely cover the Wirral, North Wales, Cheshire, Liverpool and Manchester and there is no additional charge for weddings within 50 miles of Chester. For further afield, additional costs may apply and these will be discussed as part of your quote, so you know exactly what's involved.
Why should I use you?
I’m different to most photographers, as you’ve probably gathered. I can also provide a balance of talent, experience and value that I think you’ll struggle to find elsewhere.
I don't use a fixed approach with set poses and no two couples or weddings are alike. If you'd like to chat through your plans, just drop me a line.