Over the last 5 years I have been privileged to photograph over 230 weddings. Most of these weddings are referrals from other weddings.
HOW DO I CHOOSE MY PHOTOGRAPHER?
The key to finding a good photographer is actually simpler than you would think.
You need to find someone who is experienced but can ensure, that they can get the job done. It is very easy to look amazing on a website nowadays. The biggest hurdle any photographer has is the chemistry with the client on the day. Assembly line work, cheap work, and expensive forced work all suffer from poor chemistry. Weddings require a lot of people energy and a lot of creative thought.
What provisions have you made?
Im pretty well set up. I have a car and a back up car. I have connected with hundreds of photographers from around the world and dozens in my local area some of who I recommend. I have 9 backup systems ranging from drives in-house and off-site, to cloud storage, I back up during your meal and when i return home. What else? Let me think, I have 3 cameras on the day with dual card slots and silent shutter systems. Its all pretty high end stuff but a camera is a camera in my opinion it just needs to be reliable.
How do I book you?
I think a smooth transaction is the most important thing. A few emails, perhaps a call is all it takes to book me along with a £250 booking fee for UK weddings.
What can i do if you are already booked?
I have photographers I would more than happily recommend, but on a basis of reliability and consistency.
WHAT DO I GET?
Each and every wedding story receives a full day treatment with the delivery of around 250 award winning style images and a further 250+ candid shots. These are shots of your guests enjoying themselves, it wouldn't be a story with these deleted in my opinion. I mingle with your crowd as one of the guests and I don't look like a photographer, in my tweed suit and hidden camera.
What separates your work from everyone elses?
I'm not sure, but I would say, i do go the extra mile to blend in with the day and create some original artwork.
There are a lot of fab images out there but the majority of them are copied rather than organic. For me, being a friend beats trying to be a 'photographer'. Every story a bridesmaid has told me seems to be of weddings that are very photographer centric. Surely your day is about having an awesome time and seeing your family and friends? I'd rather go above and beyond to create something special that is a bit more personal, and keep it all within the convenience of the bride and groom.
Are you the right photographer for our people?
I am genuinely excited by meeting new people and appreciating them whether outrageous, shy, quirky, or elegant, all people fascinate me. So i am literally all over the place making sure I am in the right place and ensuring that everyone around me are completely relaxed with me. Have a look at my work and you will see more personalities in my work than anything else.
Do you have any areas you are secretly good at?
Well, I have taught film and composition over 7 years, which begs the question of why I am not offering photographer training. At the moment, I am just enjoying the people I meet at weddings and sure I get photographers asking quite often if I do courses, but I might entertain the idea one day in the future.
Do you have any areas you are not so good at?
Sure, everybody does. Mine is my marketing. I am terrible at it. Im on page 8 of google (boo). I'm not at wedding fairs. I have gone viral with my work and won awards organically though. I just care about my work, and the people i'm with, over the last 5 years word of mouth has got me by just fine.
Weddings booked for 2018
Jan: 04,06,13. Feb: 23. Mar: 03,17,30. Apr: 06,07,21,28.
May: 05,25,26,27. Jun: 02,09,16,23,30.
Jul: 03,07,09,21,23,28. Aug: 01,03,05,06,09,11,29.
Sep: 01,15,22,29. Oct: 07,19,20,27. Nov: 03,10,11,16,20. Dec: 01,14,16,17,31.
Weddings booked for 2019
Jan: 22. Feb: 05. Mar: 17,28. Apr: 04,14,20.
May: 14,30. Jun: 1,8,13,22,29.
Jul: 02,13,18. Aug: 06,21,29.
Sep: 07,14. Oct: 05,15. Nov: 12,28. Dec: 03,19.
I like to tell the whole story as relaxed as I can, whilst going above and beyond for the new friends that I have made.
Includes all travel, private use rights, with a USB and digital gallery.
Not all weddings are the same so feel free to drop me an email for a bespoke quote.