If photography is important to you and you can see yourself in the kind of photos we take—mainly documentary style, inobtrusively capturing what’s happening throughout the day but also allowing us to spend a little time with just the two of you to create some beautiful, natural portraits—then yes, quite possibly we are!
We recommend two photographers for most of your wedding day but please feel free to discuss this with us. With the two of us, it means we’re able to give you more coverage where it’s important (for example, your morning preparations when we can split up and be with each of you), plus we can capture things from a few more angles at other points of the day. We find that it’s really useful to have two of us at certain times, for example, during your ceremony or drinks reception where we can literally be in two places at once. After the wedding breakfast, Colin usually handles the last few hours of the day alone, which one photographer is more than capable of doing!
We like to take photos that tell the whole story of your day, so if we’re with you for full day coverage, we’ll usually join each of you about two hours before the ceremony for ‘getting ready’ photos, and Colin will be with you through until after your first dance to capture some dancefloor action before leaving you to enjoy the rest of your night. But we’ll work with your schedule and the kind of coverage you’d like, so just ask us if you have something different in mind, or there’s something special happening that you’d like to be covered.
Absolutely—why wouldn’t we? All we care about is photographing people who are in love!
We generally blend into the background and work unobtrusively throughout your day, capturing moments as they happen, however we understand that you may still want a few group shots of family and friends as well. We also like to spend some time with the two of you to capture some natural bride and groom portraits. We don’t take up too much of your time but we do want you to have some beautiful images to look back on in years to come and it’s also a great opportunity for the two of you to catch your breath before you start mingling with everyone again!
We recommend that we spend 30 minutes on these with you. We tend to take most of these after the ceremony/during your drinks reception but we can spread them throughout the day as well. For example, if there’s some amazing light later in the day, it’s a great time to nip outside for a few extra photos if you’re up for it (we love those couples that are!)
The best photos will always happen if you are willing to participate; we can’t do it alone, we can only make the best of what we’re given. So if you want the kind of photos you see in our portfolio, be prepared to work with us. Just ask us if you need help with your scheduling to make the best of it.
Once we’ve edited your images you’ll receive a USB in a presentation box with a minimum of 400 high resolution images with rights to print and share them for your own personal use. We also include low-res versions, re-sized and ready for you to use on the web.
We’re more than happy to accommodate you and take group/family shots after the ceremony but we do also recommend keeping these to a minimum—5 to 8 photos is generally more than enough to cover all of the important people before your guests (and you) get fed up! If you’re not going to print a photo, or have it on your wall, let us spend more time covering the more natural, candid moments with your guests, which best suits our style of photography.
Yes! We offer a pre-wedding/engagement shoot as an optional extra. A pre-wedding shoot is great for you and us (honest!) If you’re nervous or don’t usually like having your photo taken, first of all you’re not alone and many couples worry about this! The pre-wedding shoot will help you get used to being in front of the camera and from experience, we know that you’ll feel much more relaxed on your wedding day when you know exactly what to expect. It also helps us all to get to know each other and feel comfortable with each other—after all, we’ll be around you quite a bit on the day so it helps if we can all have fun and enjoy ourselves!
We like to put a ‘sneak peek’ up on our Facebook page (and/or on Instagram) within a week of your wedding to give you a little taster of what’s to come. We spend a lot of time on, and take great care with your images but we also know you’re keen to see them so we usually provide your full online gallery to you in four to six weeks. We’ll let you know if we’re particularly busy and it’s going to take longer.
For those special photos, we offer beautiful fine art prints, canvases, frames and other products which can be ordered directly through your own password-protected online gallery. All prints ordered through us are processed by Loxley Colour, one of the UK’s top professional photographic labs, and we work with them specifically because they provide the highest quality products to show off your images at their best.
Yes, we have full public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
In all honesty—as soon as possible! We don’t pencil in dates or hold them open and can only reserve your wedding date upon receipt of a booking fee and signed contract. Very often we have multiple enquiries for the same dates in peak season (April-October) so do remember that these can get booked up quickly. We can take bookings anywhere up to two years in advance but don’t panic if you’re on the last minute—it’s always worth checking if we do have availability as we’ve also taken bookings just two weeks before the big day!
Whilst we give you the rights to print and share the photos as much as you like, we retain the actual image copyright (which is pretty much the standard with any good, professional photographer). In a nutshell it means that you can print and share the photos to your heart’s content for personal use, but it also allows us to reproduce the images for promotional purposes, such as on our website or blog, unless we agree otherwise with you.
The best way to contact us is via our Contact page. We’d love to meet up for a cuppa and a chat so you can decide if we’re right for you. We can talk about your plans and if you like, you can view more photos and the albums we offer. Otherwise, we can chat over email or phone—whatever suits you best!
If you decide you’d like to book us, we ask for a £325 booking fee and a signed copy of our contract to secure your wedding date, with the remainder of the fee to be paid at least one calendar month before the big day.
If you have any other questions we haven’t answered, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask away!