frequently asked questions
Before your special day
Feel free to reach out through my contact form, and we can schedule a Zoom call to chat about your big day. Booking is a straightforward process. Once you’ve signed the contract and paid a 25% booking fee, your wedding date is officially reserved in my calendar. Please note that the booking fee is non-refundable, as it secures your date and ensures that I won’t accept other enquires for the same day.
The remaining balance is due two calendar months prior to your wedding date. However, if your wedding is within two months, the full balance is required at the time of booking.
I primarily work in the South West, specifically Cornwall, but I’m open to traveling anywhere across the UK. Travel and accommodation expenses within mainland England are included. I provide custom quotes for destinations outside of mainland England, tailored individually.
So, if you’re considering meeting me for a photography adventure further afield, I’d be thrilled to craft a personalised quote just for you.
My commitment to delivering exceptional service means that I only take on a limited number of weddings each year. It’s never easy to turn away couples when my calendar is full, so I encourage you to get in touch as early as possible to check my availability. This proactive approach ensures that we can discuss your wedding photography needs in detail and avoid any potential disappointment due to a fully booked schedule.
Absolutely! Engagement and pre-wedding sessions provide an ideal opportunity for us to connect before your special day. It’s also a chance for you to feel at ease in front of the camera.
Some couples opt for an engagement shoot, often using the photos for save-the-dates or invitations, while others prefer to schedule it closer to their wedding date. Let’s have a conversation to determine which option aligns best with your preferences and plans!
To secure your wedding date, all that’s required is a signed contract along with a 25% booking fee. Please note that the booking fee is non-refundable, as it serves to reserve your wedding date in my calendar and prevents me from accepting other enquiries for the same day.
The remaining balance is due two calendar months prior to your wedding date. If your wedding is scheduled within two months, the full balance will be due at the time of booking.
On your special day
While I do my best to cover a lot of ground during your wedding day, I’m only in one place at a time. Opting for a second photographer is an excellent choice, particularly if you’re planning a wedding with more than 100 guests or if you desire simultaneous coverage of different events. For instance, it’s perfect for capturing both of you getting ready in separate locations or both perspectives as you walk down the aisle.
Here’s how it works: The second photographer’s role is to assist me in capturing the day’s events. However, all other aspects, from preparations to post-wedding editing, are still handled by me. Following the wedding, the second photographer transfers their memory cards to me, and I take care of all the editing to ensure a consistent style that aligns with my signature look.
Indeed, group photos are a significant component of most weddings. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that these sessions often take longer than expected—time that you, and your guests, would likely prefer to spend enjoying the drinks reception! To ensure we can efficiently capture these shots and allow you to fully savor your day, we’ll collaborate during your pre-wedding consultation to establish a well-thought-out plan.
I don’t require a meal at your wedding, but I certainly won’t turn down the opportunity to enjoy a meal if you kindly offer one. I always bring my snacks to keep me fuelled and focused, so you can be assured that my main priority is capturing your special day
I understand that wedding timelines can be unpredictable. When possible, I’m happy to adjust to your needs for extended coverage to capture important moments. If this situation arises, please feel free to discuss it with me during your event.
Additional hours of coverage will be billed at the current rate, and I’ll send you an invoice for payment after your celebration, so you can focus on enjoying your day without any concerns.
While I’ve never had to miss a wedding, in the unlikely event of unforeseen circumstances such as illness, I collaborate with a group of experienced photographers ready to step in and provide backup photography services. Rest assured, I will make every possible arrangement to ensure your special day is captured seamlessly.
After your special day
I understand the excitement of seeing your wedding photos! That’s why I include a sneak peek in every collection. Within just 48 hours of your wedding, I’ll send you approximately 30 fully edited digital photos. These sneak peeks are perfect for sharing the joy with friends and family on social media and for creating thank you cards.
Typically, your full online image gallery will be ready in 8-10 weeks under normal circumstances, though it might take slightly longer during peak times.
The quantity of images you’ll receive typically ranges from 800 to 1000, influenced by various factors, including the duration of coverage on your wedding day.
No. My style is unique, and I’ve invested countless years in perfecting it. I believe that everyone should absolutely cherish their wedding photos. If my editing style doesn’t quite align with your taste, it’s possible that another photographer might be a better fit for you. Your satisfaction is my top priority, and I want you to have images that you truly love.
I’m sorry, but I don’t provide access to RAW files, and I’d like to explain why this is a common practice in the photography industry. RAW files are challenging for most people to open as they require specialised software. Additionally, unlike JPEGs, RAW files are meant to be processed and edited to achieve the final polished look that aligns with my portfolio and the standards you expect. Handing over RAW files would be similar to a florist providing individual stems instead of a professionally arranged bouquet—it’s an incomplete representation of the service you’ve hired me for.