Simple is best; less is more; one day, one big package.
All day Coverage -
* Pre-wedding meet & greet to say hi and go through your plans and ideas
* Coverage of your whole day, from your prep until after your first dance
- Shorter/longer day quotes and prices for 2019 on request -
- Frequent questions -
how long have you been doing this for?
I've been a wedding photographer for 6 years now and behind the camera for more than 10, freelancing most of the way; it all started many moons ago at Chesterfield college and has grown from there!
Will You be with us on The Day?
Indeed I will. I generally work by myself, it's the way I prefer it. This way I can work without distraction and capture the story of your day as everything happens. I do occasionally work with a 2nd photographer as well, when couple's are after extra coverage.
I'm terrible at having my photo taken, will we have to pose?
Forget about the traditional 'everyone say cheese!' weddings photos you've seen. My style is the opposite and focuses on real smiles, belly laughs and and capturing moments. One of my couples recently commented that they wanted their photos to feel as though they were 'a guest at their own wedding', which I felt was a perfect way to describe the natural feel of my photos. During our little session, whenever we have it on the day, I might give the occasional cue, like 'hold hands and walk over there in the sunlight together' and then capture what you do naturally being your awesome selves!
When will you arrive on the day?
I usually arrive a few hours before the ceremony for some relaxed shots of everyone getting ready, and to get revved up for the day. In the weeks before the wedding, I'll ask who you'd like me to be with in the morning, unless you're both getting ready at the same location, or live next door to each other! Going back and forth between locations first thing can quickly get stressful, so I just prefer to stay in one lcation to keep everything chill and flowing smoothly.
When will you leave us?
I generally leave about 30mins to an hour after the first dance, after everyone's started throwing their best shapes on the dance floor! This gives me the chance to get some all-important party shots to complete your story.
how will you get around on the day?
Normally I'll hop in your wedding car and ride shotgun, or I'd travel with a guest so I can make sure I'm always on time to capture you throughout the day, Plus it's always great to capture those 'riding to the reception' shots when you're all buzzed from the ceremony with a glass of bubbles!!
Do we give you a shot-list?
Personally I don't follow shot-lists as they can get really long and cumbersome really quickly, Most of the shots you'll want will be at key moments of the day, so I'll likely know 95% of the shots you want off-by-heart already.
Have a quick think to yourself 'Do we want Lu's nose buried in a long shot-list? Or would I prefer to trust his creativity and experience to capture beautiful images and unexpected moments, that I'll still want to look back at in 25 years time?'
Of course if you have any shots in mind I'll definitely not know to get, like of a certain family member, for example, we can absolutely capture these throughout the day :)
How many images will we get?
Every wedding is different and anything can happen, so an exact number is always hard to pinpoint. I hand my couples a minimum of 350 finished images, but I generally end up giving WAAY more. These will all be stored for you both in a private online gallery and a USB stick.
Will we get the unedited shots from the day?
No - I hand my couples a finished, hand-edited story of their day.
When will our images be ready?
All being well, it normally takes 2-3 weeks for me to work on your images and put together your story, though this can be longer during my busy months. You'll receive an email inviting you to your private gallery, and a package in the post with a USB stick full of your images. This will contain both low resolution images for sharing online/emailing, and high-res versions so you can print, print, print!
Are travel costs included?
Yes - I include all my travel costs within the UK mainland. If you're big day is particularly far-out, or overseas, we'll work out a bespoke quote including travel. If any accommodation is needed, if your wedding is over a few days for example, or somewhere very remote, your quote will be tailored to include this.
Do you do albums?
Yes - I work with Blurb albums who create beautiful hard-back storybooks in varying sizes, quality and finishes. Mine start at £200 for an 18x18cm storybook. If albums aren't for you, the hi res images you'll receive on your USB will allow you print them wherever you like and however many you like!
Do we need to set aside food for you?
I'm a massive foodie, and one of the things I enjoy asking couples most is 'what food are you having?!' I always pack a bite (to nibble on at quiet points during the day) and to have during your meal. Though if you're a fellow foodie like me and you're super excited about the food you'll be having, I'll NEVER say no to some bits going spare if you're offering!
How do I book?
Simple! Fill in my contact form here or hit the button below; include some juicy details about your day and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! I require a £250 deposit which will secure your day in my books no matter when your big day is. If it happens that I'm already booked, I'll always try and help you out with a list of horribly talented wedding photographer friends of mine :)