January 16, 2021
January 16, 2021
I’ll tell you a story of my first time photographing a wedding right after graduating from university. I did it cheap… dead cheap. I had one camera, no backups, no flash, and zilch experience. If anything had gone wrong on the day that was it. It was a friends wedding so the pressure was on but can you imagine if my camera had broken? Their most important day lost forever and the end of the friendship possibly!
So over the years, I invested too. I bought back up cameras, 3 sets of lighting systems, multiple memory cards and numerous batteries. I made sure I had the correct insurances, spent an eye-watering sum on lots and lots of training so I could continually improve my skill set. My ultimate goal was and is, to provide the best service with lots of little surprises to make it an extra special experience for you. I still invest in training and equipment upgrades so I can continue to offer the best so you feel comfortable and reassured.
Interested to know more? Prices are below and I also have a price guide available that includes some helpful advice on having your photo taken. If you'd like to receive this, please head over to my contact page to request this
I want you both to absolutely have the best day possible with no stress and that starts right here.
Can I afford you?
I purposely keep a low deposit to help couples when booking me to help ease any anxieties. The balance also is not due until the day of the wedding or just after and I'm more than happy to discuss payment plans if it helps.
What if it rains?
Rain can be absolutely amazing for photographs along with fog and snow. Plus in this country, it's rare that it rains heavily for hours and hours at a time so we can nip outside in between showers or when it's just a bit of drizzle. I also keep a load of umbrellas in my car as a backup.
Will the day turn into a photoshoot?
I'ma blend-in type of photographer so for the majority of the time, you won't know I'm there. I do recommend scheduling some time in your day for important portraits and group photos but we can talk about this beforehand so it won't take too long.
I'm nervous about being photographed
Funnily enough - me too! So I can completely understand your fears. I've worked with a lot of couples and families over the years and it's a very common type of anxiety to have. I always offer a free engagement/couples shoot before your big day so you'll know how I work and I can teach you some poses if you needed it.
I have an illness and/or anxiety. Will this make a difference?
I've written a blog post about being at weddings when you have an inflammatory illness and/or anxiety. As a wedding 'veteran' and now in a good place myself health-wise, I can offer some helpful tips and advice. I'll also be looking after you (as well as all of your loved ones) on the day to make sure you're ok.
Do you offer discounts?
I always try and make my services as cost-effective as possible so you get the best deal.
I occasionally have promotions on my social media pages so do check them out (links below). Otherwise, I am currently offering a discount in conjunction with Lynne Jessett Floristry. If you book us both for your wedding, you'll get a 2.5% discount from each of us
Also, get in touch with the name of your venue to find out if you are eligible for a special discount!
If you have any questions not listed here or in my FAQ below, message me and I'll add them in for you.
I also only cover a set amount of weddings per year so each of my couples gets my full attention and energy, so drop me a message today with your details and wedding date
Venue visit together
7 hours coverage
Online gallery & download
Venue visit together
12+ hours coverage
Download in high resolution & web size
10 prints (7"x5")
Venue visit together
12+ hours of coverage
25 prints (7"x5")
Gallery downloads in both high resolution and web size
Gallery in Black & White
Yep! I have a second photographer with me on all three of my packages and have it as standard. Why? Two main reasons...
1. Nobody ever regretted extra photos.
2. Whilst I'm concentrating on your portraits, the second will be taking candid photos and capturing all those little details otherwise missed.
As it's an integral part of my packages, I'm afraid I can't offer a cash/equivalent alternative.
If you've booked the premium package, an album comes as standard.
I can provide a detailed list of sizes and prices of albums on request.
I shoot with two full-frame Nikons and have backup cameras, lenses and accessories. My second photographer will also have a similar set-up themselves, so we're all covered for any eventuality!
With my top two packages, some prints will be included.
The option for purchasing further prints is available within your private gallery. I offer the highest quality prints available on the market today and you are also free to order elsewhere if you so choose.
It completely varies but on average a half-day has a minimum of 300+ and a full day a minimum of 500+. The majority of the time it’s a lot more than that.
I aim to get all photos onto your password protected online gallery 4 weeks after your wedding date. During the busier part of the season this may extend by a week or two but I’ve never let anyone wait more than 6 weeks. I'll usually pop over a text or social media message to let you know when the link has been sent to you.
Although it’s lovely to be provided with a meal (and gratefully received), you are absolutely not under any obligation to provide a meal for my second photographer or myself. We’ll eat when you and all of your guests have sat down to eat so we can refresh and recharge (and rehydrate!)
The booking process involves a deposit fee of £200 to secure the date and a signed contract. I always encourage my couples to read through the contract first and ask any questions. From there, we’ll arrange to get together at the wedding venue and go through the day's itinerary.
I do! Prices will vary depending on location. Drop me an email with your wedding details for a bespoke quote.
All over! If an overnight stay is required then this may involve a price change but it just very much depends on where your wedding is. Drop me a line with the details and I can advise further.
Sadly during this time, we've seen that weddings have been cancelled on government advice.
I only do a set number of weddings per year so I have greater flexibility for postponing dates if it's needed.
If you also need to change your wedding day then I'll do everything I can to accommodate your plans. If you wanted to go ahead with a smaller wedding instead, that's absolutely fine and I'll change your package to an hourly rate with no problem at all. I want you to have the best wedding day no matter what!
We're all affected in this, so my aim is to make it as stress free as we possibly can.
Much love x
I'm based in Gloucestershire in the glorious Cotswolds and covering the local area including Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester and Tetbury as well as further afield such as Bristol, Surrey, Devon, Cornwall and even Cumbria!
I have a warm, natural, relaxed and friendly approach to you and your wedding.
You are welcome to use my contact form for enquiries
Alternatively, you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/message at 0771 333 8056.
Tudor Court, The Street, Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire, GL10 3NT