First of all get in touch so I can confirm if I'm available for your wedding date. If I'm free, I will send you a detailed price list. Then we can arrange to meet, usually at a convenient halfway place. During the meeting we'll go over all the details, I'll show you some photobook samples and answer all your questions. If you decide to book me for your wedding, I'll ask you to fill in a contract and pay a booking fee. This can be done during the meeting or via email.
I understand that not all the weddings are full day celebrations. If you're planning an elopement or a smaller wedding I have an hourly rate although this option is available mostly for weekdays.
Not at all. If seeing me isn't possible, we can always talk about your day via Skype, WhatsApp or over the phone.
I love travelling and I love getting to know new places. Simply put I'll travel anywhere! If your wedding is in central Scotland travel expenses are already included in my price. If it is elsewhere in the UK (or abroad) a reasonable fee will be added.
First of all, I wouldn't call them "staged". I always work in a very relaxed and informal way which requires minimal or no posing. I believe in allowing couples to be themselves on their wedding day in order to capture their personalities and who they really are. Couple portraits usually take place over 2 time slots, no more than 15-20 minutes long.
Even though my focus and priority is candid and natural coverage of your day, I'm always happy to arrange some close family group portraits. I would recommend keeping your group photos list to 8-10 max so they won't take over your day. An efficient bridesmaid or usher doing the fetching is a good idea, too.
The whole process of editing your photos takes approximately 4 weeks (up to 6 weeks during the peak months). It's when your online gallery is up and running.
The copyright of the images always remains with the photographer, but I license my clients the right for you to produce the images in any way you wish. The only thing you cannot do with the images is use them for commercial re-sale.
Absolutely yes. There are no deadlines for ordering a book. Most couples choose their album once they've received their photos but some some come back to me even several months after the wedding.
For me, I prefer to work alone. I believe it allows me to be blend into your wedding much easier and remain as discreet and unobtrusive as possible throughout the day. However, if you'd like a second photographer for your wedding day this can be arranged, too.
I certainly am. I have both Public Liability and Personal Indemnity insurance, and I can provide copy of my certificate if required.
Fortunately, I have never been too ill to attend a wedding, and I would have to be really incapacitated to consider not going. But just in case I keep a network of photographers who can cover for me if the worse happens.