– Hiya! Where are you based?
Hiyaaaaa! I currently live in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. I’m about 30 minutes southwest of Belfast. I’m originally from Scotland and during certain periods of the year I am based in Stirling
– Are you available for family shoots/commercial work?
I currently only shoot weddings as I enjoy them so much. However, if you’re looking for a photographer for an event or family shoot then drop me an email and I can recommend you a few awesome photographers.
– What is your photographic style?
If you wanted to put a label on it, I’d say natural and fun wedding photography with a fly-on-the-wall approach. My aim is to capture all the smiles of your wedding in a way that if a total stranger looked at your wedding photos they would feel as if they were there. I want to capture all the beautiful moments and details of your day in a really unobtrusive manner, and the feedback I receive from clients assures me that this is the case :)
– We’re not really good at getting our photos taken/we don’t really do ‘posey’ shots
I get this alllllll the time. No worries! I won’t make you do anything that isn’t a reflection of your true selves. As far as posing goes I might guide you to hold each other and look at the camera/each other. If you are lost in each other’s eyes then that’s great, I will snap away! If you feel a little nervous I’ll chat to you to keep you relaxed/laughing and I will only press the shutter whenever the moment happens. So don’t worry, I won’t have you leaning against rocks or anything like that. Unless you really want to.
– How many photos can we expect?
Every wedding is different, some weddings are spent driving between locations for a few hours, while some the bridal prep/ceremony/reception is all the the same location so no time is lost for photography. I’d say on average it’s 400-700 images. If you go for the evening coverage you can expect a little more, and if your day has anything significant planned there might be lots more photos. However, I’m a big believer in quality over quantity :)
– Do we have the copyright to the images?
Technically, no. The copyright legally stays with us wedding photographers. However, this doesn’t affect you at all! As soon as you get your images you can print and share as many as you like. I never use ugly watermarks on your final images either. The copyright just means you can’t enter the photos into a competition or sell them as the artist.
– Do you have an assistant/second shooter?
I don’t as standard, I like being over organised so I usually go over your day’s timeline with a fine-toothed comb to optimise when I can be shooting and there’s no lost time waiting at all. I do offer the option of a second photographer for an additional cost, for those who would prefer their day captured from an extra additional perspective. This would be someone with a similar shooting style to mine and with the same cameras and lenses as mine.
– Do you do albums?
I sure do! I offer albums from Folio. They are beautiful and super eco friendly and handmade and generally amazing. The images are printed onto fine art paper rather than on glossy prints, and then mounted into a page’s frame. I have samples of the best sellers but they can be customised to your liking/budget. You can make your own images from your USB from your own album supplier however the fine art albums from Folio are only available to professional photographers. You pick all the content for the album and it only goes to print whenever you’re 100% happy with the design.
– Can we buy an album after the wedding, rather than buy it as a package?
Sure thang! Up to a year after your date.
– Do you do half day coverage?
Maybe! Email me for a bespoke quote :)
– Will you need food?
Thanks for being considerate! If i’m staying for the full day and evening the only break i’ll have will be when you’re eating. I’d love it if you could tell the venue/caterer to keep me a plate. If this isn’t possible no worries, but do let me know so I can arrange something myself.
– Are there travel expenses?
I include the first 100 mile in any round trip of a shoot for free, anything after that may encounter a travel expense. For extended hours of driving there may also be an additional accommodation charge, this will be included whenever I respond to your enquiry and never a hidden fee. For mainland UK and International please get in touch for a bespoke quote.
– Do we need to meet you before we book?
It’s not necessary as all of my work is online. Most couples would book first and then we usually meet up/Skype in the final months before your wedding to discuss all the details/timings. However if you would prefer to meet first to chat things through then that’s totally grand, we can grab a coffee here in Lurgan or Skype/FaceTime if it’s easier for you.
– We’d love to book you for our wedding! can you pencil us in?
Yaaaaaaay! That is awesome!! All dates are 100% open for anyone to grab until a retainer has been paid, so make sure you secure your date as soon as you can!
Any more questions, give me a shout here :)