FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IT’S A YES FROM US, HOW DO WE BOOK?
Check I am available by contacting me, assuming I am then all I need to confirm your booking is a £400 deposit and a completed booking form. Dates are provisionally held for 48 hours in which time we would require the deposit and booking form sent back to ourselves.
DO YOU PROVIDE BLACK AND WHITE IMAGES?
For me, black and white images have a timeless edge, therefore each file from every wedding is individually edited in colour, and then once again in black and white. I’ve seen other photographers in the industry cherry pick which images they feel would work best in colour and which in black and white, but I believe you should have the full range and be able to make that decision yourself.
WHAT PACKAGES AND SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
I offer a range of photography packages, and cater from intimate elopements right through to weddings with over 200+ guests. If you are after videography, I work closely with several and can recommend somebody who fits your style perfectly.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I GET AND HOW CAN I RECEIVE THEM?
Clients receive all the edited images at full resolution, there is no upper limit on the amount of images you will receive.
WILL WE MEET WITH YOU BEFORE THE WEDDING?
This is by no means essential, we very rarely have the pleasure of meeting people before the wedding. Cornwall can be seen as a destination venue for some therefore it would be impossible to meet everybody before hand.
Usually a month of so before your wedding day, I’ll be in contact with a small and informal questionnaire, this gives me the basic knowledge of your wedding day, I then look to arrange a Skype session shortly after this and if necessary a phone call several days before the big day!
WILL YOU MAKE ME POSE?
No! I hate posing too! I want your photos to be as natural as possible and I aim to blend into your day as a guest, you’ll barely notice me. I do think it’s important to have around 10-15 minutes to capture some portraits of you both at some point in the day, but these are kept incredibly light and fun. This is something as simple as us going for a walk around your venue, or a nearby location, you’ll be so caught up in the magic of just getting married you won’t need me to tell you what to do – although, I make no promises for getting over excited about a nice patch of light I’ve found around the corner.
Of course, if you wanted a few more traditional formal photographs of small groups, these can also be arranged, but I would recommend no more than 6 group set ups.
DO YOU WORK ON YOUR OWN?
I prefer to photograph a wedding by myself, especially with guest numbers below 150. I can even cover both bride and grooms preparations successfully when logistically possible. I do have access to second photographers for the larger weddings, and only hire experienced and professional photographers. Please enquire for further details.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes. I am fully insured. I have professional indemnity and public liability insurance up to £2 million.
WHAT DO YOU WEAR TO WEDDINGS?
I like to blend in on your wedding do, and will wear attire to do so. There is nothing worse than having to spend the day with a photographer who is in jeans and a old t-shirt when you’ve spent the time and effort planning an elegant wedding day. I always ensure I am smart in a three piece suit, with tie, and smart shoes. This gives me what I like to call “guest appeal”, by blending in with your family and friends it gives me an advantage to capturing those beautiful candid moments.
DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU?
Generally as rule, a meal of some form is really appreciated, otherwise it can mean an offsite visit during your wedding day and I would hate to miss some of the action. I am usually the supplier you spend the longest time with, arriving on occasions around breakfast time and leaving into the evening, I would anticipate during this time I would have a 10-15 minute break and it’s always handy having food on site so maximise the time shooting.