Are you a full-time photographer?
Yes - I have been a full-time photographer since 2009 and have been a photographer for over 35 years. Wedding photography isn't a part-time thing for me to supplement my income from another job as it is with many other wedding photographers nowadays.
How long after our wedding will we see our photographs?
I guarantee that your images will be available to view on your password-protected gallery within 3 weeks of your wedding. Under normal circumstances I will try to get your gallery live within 2 weeks.
Do you cover same-sex weddings and civil partnerships?
Yes, absolutely. I am also delighted to have the opportunity to shoot weddings of all faiths.
You're based in Norfolk - do you cover other areas?
Yes, although I'm based in the wonderful county of Norfolk I cover weddings throughout the UK and sometimes even further afield. A lot of my weddings tend to be in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Essex and London, but I will travel anywhere to cover your wedding.
Do you cover winter weddings?
Most definitely. I shoot all year round and delight in taking full advantage of the atmospheric opportunities that winter weddings offer.
Are you insured?
Yes, I carry both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Will you take photographs of the two of us together?
Yes of course. Most couples like the opportunity to get some fine art style, romantic photographs together and this is something that I incorporate in my coverage. All I ask is about 20 minutes of your day alone with you, either in one session or split into two shorter sessions to take advantage of the light later in the day/evening. My aim is to take natural relaxed photographs of the two of you together so I won't be asking you strike Vogue-style poses that are out character with the people that you are. Please take a look at the images on my Portfolio page to give you some idea of the style of these pictures.
How would you describe your style?
I describe myself as a documentary wedding photographer or wedding photojournalist. By that I mean that my time at your wedding is spent capturing the story of your day as unobtrusively as possible, without influencing or orchestrating events.
I aim to observe and record your wedding day as it really happens - naturally and unobtrusively. I won't set up shots and I definitely won't go up to you or your guests and say "Smile" or "Say Cheese". I want to record the natural, relaxed and unforced moments that make up a wedding day. For the majority of the time I will work close to the action with the aim of blending in with the guests as far as possible.
This approach and style is often referred to as wedding photojournalism, documentary wedding photography or reportage wedding photography. Irrespective of what label you put on it, my objective is to photograph the true story of your day as it happens.
What about group photographs and how long do they take?
Although I am a documentary wedding photographer, I understand that the majority of weddings require some traditional group photos. Most wedding guests do not like standing around being directed by a photographer so I would encourage you strongly to keep the group combinations to single figures. With the assistance of your best man or one of the ushers I can get these done within about 15 minutes. If required, I will also take an overall group photograph of your entire wedding party.
If possible, I usually avoid doing the group photographs immediately after the ceremony as this is the time when your guests and family will want to congratulate you giving me a great opportunity to capture beautifully spontaneous and emotive images.
Do we need to feed you?
I neither expect, nor require you, to spend your money feeding me at your wedding. I will take a break myself during the early stages of your wedding breakfast as nobody likes being photographed eating. I am, however, a confirmed coffee-holic, so I always appreciate the offer of a cup or two!
Can guests order prints after the wedding?
As I will supply you with all your finished images at printable resolution I do not believe I should be charging your guests to obtain prints of the images you have already paid me for. You are free to provide your friends and family with access to the password-protected online gallery I set up with all your finished images and the copyright waiver I supply you with grants you the rights to provide copies of those images to your friends and family (for personal and con-commercial purposes).