I haven’t really been asked these questions frequently but in case you were going to frequent asking then…
I'm not a huge fan of having my photo taken. What do I do with my hands?
In all my years I can count on one finger the amount of couples who have ever said “We love having our photo taken!” But what all my couples do enjoy is just hanging out together + having a laugh. The way I work is probably different to what you imagine. I don’t pose you, I simply interact with you + shoot whatever happens - easy peasy.
Where are you based/Do you travel?
I live in Witney, Oxfordshire and mostly cover the surrounding counties. I genuinely love to travel all over the place for weddings because it gets me out of the house. What I’m saying is – I’ll shoot your wedding, wherever it is, as long as it’s not in my house.
We love the pictures on your site but don’t think you’ll get us to look that relaxed?!
Most of my couples aren’t super confident, in fact, a lot of them tell me that they genuinely HATE having their photo taken, not that you’d believe that when you see their pictures. You absolutely don’t need to be an extrovert or a camera confident couple to look like you’re having a great time in your photos. I think it’s down to how relaxed and fun it feels once you’ve got to know me and I’ve shown you how easy it is to actually enjoy your photos. I’d never dream of asking a couple to do something that made them feel awkward and instead encourage real reactions and smiles by interacting with you as a normal person – not a “client”
What is an engagement session and is it infectious?
Before your wedding (usually 2 - 4 months before) we’ll meet up to go through details of your day + then we’ll grab some photos of the two of you. It’s the best way for me to get to know you better before the wedding + take out some of the awkwardness that *everyone* has about having their photo taken. I want to show you how I work + give you an idea of what to expect on the day of your wedding. The photos that come out of your pre-wedding session are a fantastic way to boost your confidence about how amazing you’ll look in your wedding photos and give us a brilliant opportunity to practice some non-posey ideas. You’ll be able to view the images in an online gallery not long after the shoot + you’re welcome to download a couple for your 'Save the Date’ cards, especially good if you’re only photos till this point were dodgy selfies *embarrassingly holding up my hand*
What if it rains/snows/volcano erupts?
Oh our beautiful wind swept, rain sodden, occasionally sunny Great Britain! We live in a country which is blessed with a mixture of amazing weather regardless of season, which is not-so-fun on your wedding day, right? Good news is that I’m ready to deal with the elements + have experience of getting amazing photos regardless of the weather… not so sure about volcanos though.
How many images do you shoot per wedding?
I shoot up to 2000 images per wedding. I always shoot multiple frames of each image to avoid focus issues + the blinkers (you know who you are!). I then save you the hard work by picking the best of the bunch. This is usually around 500 images, but it totally varies from wedding to wedding and the wedding package you've chosen.
Do you back everything up?
ERR YEAH! As soon as I get home, I make a break for my computer, swiftly bypassing dogs and children, happily accepting any tea or alcohol that might be offered from Mr Husband and back up your entire day. I actually wouldn’t be able to sleep if I didn’t have your images backed up. The entire raw selection are backed up onto a separate hard drive and the final edited selection of images are also backed up to an external hard drive too so they are kept safe and sound.
Are you insured?
Yep! I don’t trust myself in public places without a crap load of public liability insurance. I’m a bit clumsy and once fell over a small child who decided to crouch down behind me. No one got hurt and yes it was funny(ish).
Mini Wedding FAQ's
How do I know how much time I’ll need you for a Mini Wedding?
Whichever wedding package you choose, I like to arrive about 30 minutes early to prepare my equipment - I'd rather be super early than any chance of being late. And to help you understand how much time you'll need for photos, the 2 hour booking will allow time for the ceremony and a few group shots plus a selection of bride and groom portraits. If you want to include your reception and more time for those special candid photos you'd need to extend to the 4 hour booking.
Are there any extra charges?
Get in touch with your wedding plans/ timings and I’ll give you a no-obligation quote.
Travel charges are typically £50 - £100 for weddings outside of Oxfordshire depending on your location.
How do we get our pictures?
You'll receive a USB memory stick containing your high resolution files and your photos will also be available to via an online private gallery which allows you and anyone you shared the link with to download a low resolution image.
The small(ish) print
This offer is for new bookings and will run from now until the end of 2021. Although I may extend this if popular.
Offer is subject to availability.
Prices are for weddings in the Oxfordshire area. Travel costs might be applicable outside this area, ask for a quote.