WEDDINGS,PORTRAITS & ENGAGEMENTS
Can you tell us about the engagement session, do we need to have it? Is our collection less if we don't? the complimentary enagement session is included in all collections, it’s a fun and relaxed session that is a great way for us all to get to know each other, and for you both to get used to having your photograph takenby me. This can be done anytime before the wedding day and is completely personalized to you two.
How long will you stay for on the wedding day?My collections are all hourly based , so coverage depends on the collection you choose!
How many photographs will we receive?
The quantity taken is dependent on a range of factors (how many guests there are, the number of locations used throughout the day etc). I don’t set a maximum limit or minimum limit, though I usually provide 70-100 images per hour. This could change depending on how the day flows!
Will you take photos of the groom as well as the bride before the wedding? I usually try to visit both the bride as well as the groom before the ceremony. Normally I am partnered with a second shooter who is included in all full wedding packages. Having the second photographer also means that you will get photos from different angles which might not be possible with just one photographer, such as during the ceremony. If you have an elopment package I would first visit the bride whilst she has her hair and make up done, and capture details such as the dress and shoes and some informal photos with her father and bridesmaids. If the guys are getting ready nearby or at the wedding venue then I’ll aim to get shots of them getting ready too.
Do you take group photos as well as candids? Umm OFCOURSE! I will ask you to do just a few things in our pre-wedding meetings and one will be to create a "family" portrait list for after the ceremony. This helps everything go by quick and most of the time seamless It is best for everyone if no longer than 20 minutes is spent on the group photos, and your MOH can play their part in gathering people together to speed up the process.
Do you charge travel expenses? Travel expenses for weddings within 50 miles of Edenton will be covered within the Collection fee. Expenses for travel and accommodation for further afield will be added.
When will we be able to see our photographs? I aim to have the photographs available to view online within 2-3 weeks so they are ready for when you return from your honeymoon. I firstly write a little blog full of photographs of your day will also be added to my blogwithin 72 hours after the wedding. Then once they are all done I will send your gallery over & we can start ordering your albums & prints.
What camera do you use? I use professional digital SLR cameras and lenses by Sony, currently the A7s mirrorless and A77 models. These are highly capable for weddings as they are well renowned for their low light capabilities and quick focusing systems, ideal for catching those important moments! I always carry 2-3 cameras with me to each wedding and a range of lenses, plusbatteries, lights flashes EVERYTHING. This means I have a spare camera in case one breaks during the day always and even a back up for that one if that one fails. On top of that I also that I don’t have to stop in the middle of a moment to change from one lens to another this means no missed moments due to cameras!
What’s included in the photography package? All of my Collections are different but most include a complimentary engagement shoot, hours of wedding photography coverage, theedited high resolution images on a USB ready for printing, and/or a secure gallery on my website of the images for family and guests to view freely and order from. Other packages include albums and heirlooms as well!
Are you insured? Yes, all my equipment is fully insured and I am covered by public liability and indemnity insurance.
How do we book you? Once we have had chance to meet up, and you have made the decision to go ahead with the booking, we will sit down and go over the wedding contract and booking form to sign and retain the date,with a retaining fee of 30% The remaining amount of the package price is due 1 month before the day of the wedding.
What albums do you supply? My current range are hand picked by me as my favorites from the very best USA wedding album manufacturers. All the albums I use are from professional only labs, are highly recommended and open out flat to allow images to be spread right across two pages with no loss of the image in the centre crease. A wide variety of sizes and covers are available, including leather and photo-cover. I will of course be bringing them to our meeting to show them all off cause um, who wouldn't?
Can we see the album design before it goes to print? Yes, of course! you can also choose the exact images you want in your album. I want your album to be as perfect as the big day and to be exactly what you hoped for.
How long will our album take to arrive? All of my albums are made in the USA, so the waiting is quite short! Once you have chosen and approved the design, it takes 2-4 weeks for it to be delivered.