The standard pricing is shown on the ‘how much’ page. If you want something different then just get in touch but most couples stick with the main pricing structure.
As I hit 300 weddings photographed I can honestly say that we have never had to limit ourselves to staying indoors. We have always managed to get out for some shots when the monsoon dies down to a light drizzle. We may need to grab an umbrella or use some cover but sometimes we can just go for it and shoot quickly and embrace the rain! We will also try to do some shots inside if there is a suitable spot. The group shots will be done inside as well but we may need to do smaller groups if space is tight.
Although it’s not happened yet I have had to have backups in place when my wife was about to give birth to our youngest daughter so I do have friends! I am also part of a big Welsh wedding photographer’s network that could help me out if the worst was to happen.
You will get high-resolution images on a USB stick alongside the smaller social media images. They come in a lovely presentation box with a few prints to show off, put on the fridge or frame for the mantelpiece. You will also have a password protected online gallery for friends and family to view your photos and maybe purchase some for themselves.
It does depend on the day but generally, I will give anywhere between 500 and 700 photos. These will be a combination of colour and black and white photos and I hope you will love them all. I try to make sure that each photo is relatively unique so will not give you the same photo in both colour and black and white unless I feel they are both stunning.
I am generally with the bride for some preparation shots and then leave for the day about 20 minutes after the first dance – so I can capture your guests getting their groove on! Although I can be there for less time if you don’t want me hanging around until first dance. It’s your day so just let me know what you would like.
Have a look through my recent wedding section and you will see lots of examples of
You can flick through the website to get an idea but I try not to categorise what I do because it’s more of a combination of a few styles. Some of it is
You will have a ball on the day and that is what I want to capture. Of course, you will probably want some group shots and shots of the two of you and I will do these as quickly as possible for all our sanity. I will also try to make them relaxing and fun for you both so that you enjoy even the elements that some people dread!
I would never send out my photos unedited and every single one will be looked at, edited and checked so that you will love it. When editing your photos I will put some into black and white so that you have a nice mixture of the two. There are also times when colour or black and white just works better depending on the time of year and where the photograph is taken.
The short answer to this is no. I feel that a large part of my job is to edit your photos so that they are just right. I have expensive editing equipment that I have learned how to use over a number of years and what you receive after the wedding is the culmination of this. I work hard to get the tones and colours of my photo just as I want them and I think this is what you pay me for. This also means I am not a fan of seeing Instagram filters over the top of images with my name attached!
No. No. No. The photos I take are natural and aside from the odd stain removal, I do not do any ‘photoshop’ work on them. I will leave the day looking pretty much as you saw it with your eyes … although of course some of the day through MY eyes will be in black and white!
YES … if you would like to. It’s often more practical and comfortable for the bride (and she is the important one here) and means that we can do the shoot quicker too. Wellies or baseball boots or trainers or pumps are all good things to pack in the car before you leave.
Oh yes! Our albums are shown on the ‘albums’ page and can be seen, touched and flicked through when we meet. They are beautiful albums and are made in Italy or London, depending on the type you go for and can accommodate around 100 photos – although you may find it tough to get the numbers down to that!
I always wear a suit. Mostly 3
I never say ‘no’ to food so it would be fantastic if you want to provide a meal, but not essential – usually, just a main meal is enough as I will have more work to do after the meal. I have no dietary requirements aside from probably loving food a bit too much and not being a fan of turkey or broad beans!
In the main, I do not charge for travel around South Wales but further afield I charge for overnight stays in a mid-range hotel and some mileage over a 100-mile round trip. It’s never anything more than petrol money and it is not to feed my car sweets habit!
Yes! I have never had to use it but it’s there waiting in my bag poised ready for action if required. I use 2 cameras with different lenses all day so there would always be one camera that could take over immediately if there was a problem.
Try stopping me! I love to get some shots for the couple to make you smile and then if there’s time and you are up for it I would love to have a photo taken with you both. Beware I am brilliant at the quick changes between shots!