Q: OK, we’re interested. What happens next?
Well, first of all get in touch so I can confirm whether I'm available for your wedding date. If I'm available, I will send you a price list with all the options I offer. Then we can arrange to meet, usually at a convenient halfway place. During the meeting we'll go over details, I'll show you some photobook samples and answer all your questions. Should you decide to book me as your photographer, I'll ask you to fill in a contract and pay a deposit. This can be done during the meeting or later on via email.
Q: What if we don't live in Scotland and won't be able to meet you before the wedding? Is that a problem?
Absolutely not. If seeing me isn't possible, we can always talk about your day via Skype, email or over the phone.
Q: How far do you travel to weddings?
I’m based in Edinburgh but I cover weddings all over Scotland and the rest of the UK, including Glasgow, Perth, St Andrews, Aberdeen, Stirling, the North of England and London. I'm also available for destination weddings.
Q: We're getting married during the week and we'll only need you for a few hours. Does your price remain the same?
I understand that not all the weddings are full day celebrations. Just write me with details and I'll give you a bespoke price. I also offer reduced prices for mid-week days (Monday through Thursday) and off-peak months (Jan, Feb and Nov).
Q: What about traditional, posed group shots? Do you take those, too?
Although I generally don't pose people I recognise the importance of family group photographs and I'm always happy to arrange some formal portraits. The group photos shouldn't take more than 20 minutes. Preparing a list before the wedding and asking a bridesmaid or usher to do the gathering of people is usually very helpful.
Q: Will you take some staged portraits of us?
First of all, I wouldn't call them "staged". I always work with bride and groom in a very relaxed and informal way, which requires minimal or no posing. Photo session on the wedding day normally takes around 20-25 minutes.
Q: How long after the wedding till we receive our photos?
The whole process of editing your photos takes approximately 4 weeks (although it can take up to 6 weeks during the peak months). It's when you receive USB flash drive with your wedding photos and your online gallery is up and running. Then we can start working on your wedding album.
Q: Can we order a photobook or prints at a later date?
Absolutely yes. There is no deadline for those orders. Most couples choose their album once they've received their photos, some decide at the beginning, and some come back to me even several months after the wedding to order a book.
Q: Do you work with an assistant?
It depends. Usually I work alone. I believe it allows me to be blend into your wedding much easier and remain as discreet as possible throughout the day. However, if you'd like a second photographer for your wedding day this can be arranged, too.
Q: Do you have insurance?
Yes, I have both Public Liability and Personal Indemnity insurance, and I can provide copy of my certificate if required.
Q: What if you get sick?
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 me if the worse happens.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions I haven't covered here. We can also discuss them during your initial meeting.