What time will you arrive on our wedding day?
Whenever you would like me to! I am all yours for the full day so we will be there from the moment you start getting ready. The getting ready photographs are often amongst my favourites as they really capture the feeling and anticipation for the day ahead. Some couples do not want “getting ready” pictures and that is fine, just let me know when and where you would like me to be and I will be there.
When will you leave?
I usually leave a little while after your first dance, but please be assured, I won’t leave until I am completely satisfied the shots I have tell the complete story of your wedding day. If you have something exciting happening in the evening that you would really like me to capture let me know and we can plan it in!
Do we need a love shoot?
It depends, it can be a really fun way of celebrating your engagement, a great way to get a lovely picture for your “save the dates”, a beginning to a lovely wedding planning scrapbook. They can also be a great way of feeling a bit more confident in front of the camera and a chance to practice a little bit of posing in advance of the big day! The best thing about them though, is that it gives me a chance to get to know you a bit better and that’s why I like them!
Are you insured?
Yes, I carry full public liability insurance and all of my camera equipment is also insured.
What are your travel costs?
Travel costs are included within a 40 mile radius of Sheffield S1. I am happy to travel outside of Sheffield and indeed outside of the UK. Please contact me for more information and a individual quote.
What about group shots?
Many couples like to have some posed photos with their family and friends. I try to make this period of time as painless as possible by discussing in advance the group shots that you would like so that people aren’t left standing around for extended periods of time. I will ask you to nominate a friendly helper that knows your friends and family to help us round people up on the day whilst they are still smiling! My recommendation is that you aim to keep you group shots to a maximum of 8-10.
What if it rains?
This is every happy couple’s nightmare, I know – it was my nightmare too! Unfortunately this is one aspect of your day over which we can have no control, but in the event of inclement weather, I will do everything that I can to ensure you still have amazing photos. I will research your venue thoroughly to see if there are any places to get beautiful undercover/indoor shots but the best piece of advice I can give you is not to worry about it too much, I have a range of umbrellas and will do my very best to make the best of any weather situations!
What happens if you are unable to attend on the day?
To miss your wedding, there would have to be an exceptionally good reason. However, worst case scenario, if this were to happen, I would endeavour to find a replacement photographer of similar competency to myself for you. If this were not possible and I had to cancel within 48 hours of your wedding taking place I would refund your fee in full.
What if we want to cancel?
A £250 deposit is required at time of booking. You have a 14 day cooling off period, during which time if you choose to cancel, I will refund your deposit. After this time I would retain your deposit should you choose to cancel. However, if you wish to cancel within 12 weeks of your wedding date the full fee is required.
What if we change the date?
It is possible to change the date of your wedding, provided of course, I am available on your new date. If I am not, I do retain your deposit. If you change the date of your wedding within 12 weeks of your original wedding date and I am unavailable, full payment is required.
When will we get our photos?
I aim to deliver your photographs within 5-6 weeks of the date of your wedding. During the summer months, delivery time may be extended to 6-8 weeks.
Do we need to provide you with food?
I do request to be provided with a hot meal on your wedding day. This doesn’t have to be anything fancy, a bar meal would be grand. I will eat when you eat so I don’t miss any of the action!
How do we book?
If you would like to tell me what awesome plans you have for your wedding day please do get in touch over on my contact page. Don’t forget to tell me the date so I check I am available. If you want to go ahead with a booking all I require is a £250 deposit to hold your date. Easy!
Any other advice?
I really recommend that brides have a comfortable pair of flat shoes with them to change into for couple shots – I love nothing more than going for a ramble in a nearby field or getting out into the country side during golden hour – this can be tricky in a pair of stilettos! Also, don’t worry about getting your dress dirty – you’re only going to wear it once!