1. Are you a film photographer or a digital photographer?
Both! I shoot weddings using 35mm and medium format film as well as digital SLRs. Depending on light I use whatever medium suits the situation best, giving you the best possible results.
2. OK, so what’s your approach to wedding photography?
I photograph weddings in a documentary style, meaning that rather than interfere with your day, I focus on capturing actual moments as they happen. Don’t worry about me barging in and asking people to “hold it”, I am more of a “pretend I am not even here” photographer. I want to tell the whole story of your wedding day, unfolding and developing on its own.
3. Do you still take posed group shots?
Absolutely! I too have a mother who wants photos of the entire family looking happy and I treasure the old family photos I have of my grandparents. I will however keep it short and sweet so you and your guests can go back to enjoying your day.
4. How long will you spend with us on the wedding day?
I am all yours for the day, starting from when you are getting ready until your first dance. This way I won’t miss anything important and get to shake my camera with you on your dance floor. Bonus!
5. How much post-processing will you do on my images?
All of your images will be colour-corrected making sure they are optimised for printing and on-screen viewing and I’ll tweak the contrast, tones and colour balances to give them an overall consistent look. The photos I post on my blog will be processed more extensively, which means I’ll go over each portrait making sure you look your absolute best.
6. With all this extra work, how long will it be until we see our images?
Being blessed with a generous portion of impatience myself I will always post a preview of your photos on my blog as soon as possible after your wedding. This is great for a sneaky look while you are away on honeymoon and to tide you over until I get all the images back from the lab and your prints arrive at your doorstep – generally within four weeks after your wedding.
7. Are we allowed to print our own photographs?
Of course. All packages include a disc of high resolution images complete with usage rights meaning you can print your photos as often as you like.
International copyright law states that the photographer (that would be me in this case) always retains the image copyright so you can’t modify, sell or transfer your usage rights, for example to publish the photos in a magazine or enter a contest, without my permission.
8. Great! So how do we book you for our wedding day?
First, visit the contact page and tell me the when, what and where. I’d love to meet you to discuss all the options, find out what would work best for you and possibly drink a lot of espresso while we do so.
Then I’ll ask you to sign a contract and pay a 25% retainer in order to book your date. I can’t reserve any dates without this as they are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining balance is due one calender month before the wedding.
After that all you need to do is get married!