How many photos will you take at my wedding?
I will take photos continually on the day but edit the best ones in varying finishes. I don't impose limits but a full day wedding will return 300-400 finished photos.
When will we get our photos?
For weddings, please allow up to four weeks for the finished package. I will, however, provide a selection of unedited images for you to view within a few days of the wedding.
What will we get?
The finished package will be a USB disk with all your edited photos. It will come in a presentation box, which can be engraved. If you have chosen an album, you will receive the disk and album at the same time.
Are you insured?
I have public liability and professional indemnity.
Do you bring spare equipment?
I bring two cameras, spare batteries and other backup items.
Do you backup your data?
Memory cards remain on me at all times on the day in a zipped pocket. As soon as I get home, I create three copies on three different drives; one is external and kept in a different location.
Do you take a deposit?
I take a 50% deposit to save the date. It is signed off through a contract outlining all the requirements and expectations of each party.
When is the balance due?
The balance is due one month before the wedding. I will send a reminder and confirm details with you at that time.
What area do you cover?
The cost on my website is for within 40 miles of Birmingham city centre. I work anywhere in the UK but extra costs will be added. I keep the distance I travel on the day to an absolute minimum to avoid being held up, staying as close to the venue as possible.
Who owns the copyright?
In any photography, the copyright remains with the photographer. In our case, you will receive digital copies on disk. The contract will outline that you have permission to share on social media and print on any medium you like. You will not be able to submit the photos to websites or magazines or sell them to a third party. I reserve the right to use the photos to promote my business.
What is an engagement shoot?
It is a portrait shoot of about two hours, prior to the wedding, allowing us to get to know each other before the big day. If you're in any way nervous about being photographed then this is a great way to get it out of your system. Some locations I suggest are Clent Hills, Lickey, Sutton Park or even staying in town and making use of Birmingham's architecture.