Wedding Photographer Information
HOW MUCH IS YOUR FEE?
I try to be as flexible as possible so my fee is variable depending on your requirements and seasonal variations. Whilst I do have a fixed full day rate for during peak wedding season, I also offer a half day rate and a bespoke hourly rate hourly suitable for smaller mid-week and winter weddings. You can see some more information at wedding photographer prices. Also please contact me with your wedding date and a rough idea of your requirements, so I can check my availability and send you my full pricing information.
HOW DO YOU APPROACH PHOTOGRAPHING A WEDDING?
My approach is friendly yet low key, I simply wish to provide an honest and emotive pictorial record of the day. I have photographed many different type of weddings, and the one thing that all the brides and grooms have in common is the desire to ‘enjoy the day’. Whilst they do require good photography, they also want to spend as much time as possible with close family and friends to make the memories that are worth capturing. This approach is sometimes known as wedding photojournalism, reportage or documentary, you can read some more information on this subject by following this link, documentary wedding photography. As a medium, photography has yet to be surpassed in its ability to freeze a moment in time and transport you back when viewing the image in years to come. It is this timelessness that I endeavour to incorporate in my approach to wedding photography.
DO YOU JUST PROVIDE SOUTH WALES WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY OR DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes, I am very happy to travel throughout the whole of the United Kingdom and overseas, if scheduling permits. Travel expenses are included unless overnight accommodation if deemed advisable due to distance or time, international destinations are charged at cost.
WILL THERE BE ANY POSED PHOTOGRAPHY?
These are at your discretion, I am happy to arrange a handful of group photographs of close family and friends and a few portraits of just the two of you to utilise the surroundings. They do not need to take up too much time, allowing you to enjoy the company of your guests for the vast majority of the day.
WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Due to the bespoke nature of your photographs and the great care taken to individually post process each image to a professional standard I do ask that you allow two to six weeks for the delivery of your images.
WILL THE PHOTOGRAPHS BE IN COLOUR OR BLACK & WHITE?
I will provide a good mix of colour and black and white photography. I personally edit and process all of the pictures, and will judge each image on its merit. Generally speaking an image will look best one way or another, though sometimes I will provide both. I tend to use colour for the formal parts of the day and when the natural light is more prominent, making the skin tones look amazing. Black and white is useful when the artificial ambient lighting has a strong colour cast, or if the scene has distracting colours that distracts from the subject matter. Though I realise this can be a personal preference, and you can inform me of this during the booking process.
DO YOU HAVE A BACK UP PLAN IF YOU ARE ILL ON THE DAY?
Rest assured the situation would have to be very serious for me not to be able to photograph a wedding. Though if the need arises I am part of a massive network of photographers who all agree to cover for each other.
DO YOU WORK ALONE?
I generally photograph weddings solo, simply because I feel it provides for a more natural and pleasing perspective, plus you will not feel like you are surrounded by the paparazzi all day. I receive a lot of compliments from past clients praising my ability to get the photographs of those special moments without them realising I was there. However if logistics prevent this singular approach then I am happy to source a second photographer for your wedding, though this will incur an additional fee.
CAN WE MEET YOU IN PERSON?
Yes of course, you are more than welcome to arrange a personal meeting or schedule a video call. Alternatively, you are equally welcome to ask me any further questions over email or telephone.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT PHOTO ALBUMS?
It is quite an honour providing wedding photography, not only securing memories for the bride and groom but by also producing a printed product, you are creating a family heirloom. I offer albums printed and bound within the United Kingdom, from one of the finest manufacturers in the world. The pages are made from archival fine art paper and the cover comes with a wide choice of materials and colour. Each album includes a bespoke page layout design, that is proofed for your amendments and final approval.
Alternatively there is an option of a photo book. The pages are made from high quality 300gsm photographer paper bound in a personlised hardback cover. The understated yet premium book binding construction not only allows the pages to lay flat, it can accommodate a large amount of images whilst avoiding the bulk of traditional albums. As with the albums, the photo book includes a bespoke page layout design, that is proofed for your amendments and final approval.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD ASK?
It is worth noting I am a full time, professional photographer, and so my livelihood relies solely on pleasing my clients, which I think is alway a little reassuring when employing a supplier. I have both professional indemnity insurance and public liability cover, which some venues will require.
CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY FURTHER ADVICE?
This will more than likely be the first time you have researched and booked the services of a professional photographer. The wedding industry can be confusing at times and a little intimidating at first. In which case you may find my guide articles, How to Choose A Wedding Photographer and Why is Wedding Photography so Expensive useful.