Are you going to enjoy us working together? Well read on and this might help!
We will have an initial discussion on the phone, video conference, or face to face as soon as we have confirmed availability for your date. There is no obligation for this discussion. I love to meet face to face so I can hear lots more about your plans for your day. I will also discuss how I work to capture your day and show you examples of some of my most recent weddings.
If you decide to book, I will send you a contract containing the terms and conditions (which can be viewed online) and a quotation for you to accept. I will ask for a booking fee to secure your date and you can pay by bank transfer, debit cards, credit cards or PayPal. Once your date is confirmed and booked the next step is to relax; you have ticked off another significant “to do” on your wedding plan.
This photo shoot is included in all plans of silver and above; I find it invaluable as it gives us a chance to get to know each other ahead of your day. You can see how I am behind the camera and I can capture some lovely shots of the two of you. The location for the shoot can be at a site that is important to you, such as where your proposal took place.
We will keep in regular contact and I’m available to answer any questions you would like to ask. I will ask for a final plan of the day such as timings and locations. I will also ask you for your must-have photo list for me to capture on the day. I do recommend that you have some “formal” shots; your families together, generation photos, bride with the bridesmaid, groom with best man and ushers, and so on. I can give you a list of ideas if you want and I have a simple form to complete this information about a month before the day.
Three weeks before the wedding the final balance becomes due. This can be paid earlier if required or in instalments if you wish.
If you are having a church ceremony then you may have a rehearsal and I like to attend this so I can have a brief chat to the vicar about where I can stand during the service. If you are having a civil ceremony, then I have this chat with the registrar on the day of the wedding.
I will turn up at the agreed time to capture bridal preparation. I will be with you for the rest of the day and most of the evening, but I stress I will not be interrupting your day, I will be unobtrusive but always there for questions, encouragement and a big smile. Rest assured I will be working hard to capture all of those beautiful moments of your day. At some point in the evening I will come over to you to see if there is anything else you would like me to capture for you. If not then it is time to say goodbye while you party on!
Editing is a large part of my work during the weeks following your wedding. I start by selecting the best images that I am going to use to tell the story of your wedding day. Every one of these chosen photographs is edited. I use a light touch approach to editing, with few effects being used. I go for sharp, colourful images. I do some Photoshop work as required. After final cropping of the image I then decide which ones are going remain in colour, be turned into black and white or provide one of each. All of the images are then uploaded to your photo gallery ready for you and your family to view, share and print as you wish.
On return from your honeymoon, I will contact you to let you know how the editing process is progressing; I will aim to complete your photos and deliver them to your password protected gallery between 2 – 4 weeks after the wedding day. I will send you access details for the gallery which you can share with family and friends and also send you a USB with all of your high-resolution photographs for you to share and enjoy.
If there is anything else you need then I’m always available to discuss albums or to have a look at the type of wedding book I can build for you. I suggest that you spend some time after your wedding getting to know your photographs and then, if you decide you do want an album, contact me to look at options. Delivery of leather albums takes around 4 – 6 weeks from sign off of the final design.
The final thing to say is, please do keep in touch!