Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most commonly asked questions.
If you have additional queries please do not hesitate to ask.

What is your photography style?

I take it very seriously that my presence at the wedding should not influence proceedings. I therefore shoot in a very observational style and most of the time I drift into the background to capture moments as they happen. Occasionally I will provide minimal direction to make the most of a particular situation.

How many pictures will we receive?

This depends on the actual length of your wedding and what your requirements are, but you will receive more than enough to tell the story of your day.

Here's a blog post that discusses how many photos you actually need.

How long after our wedding will we receive our pictures?

First delivery of your images will be within 3 weeks of your wedding date. After this there is a review process which will require your input but this is normally very quick so most of my clients have their finalised image set within 4 weeks.



How far will you travel?

I am based in Edinburgh and working all over Scotland and North England. All packages include travel of up to 60 miles from central Edinburgh, which covers the whole of Central Scotland and most of the Borders regions. Modest, additional fees may apply for travel outside this area.

Do you keep a backup of our photographs and how long do you retain them for?

I observe a strict backup regime which includes an off-site copy in a secured location. I guarantee to retain a fully editable copy of your images for 5 years from the date of your wedding.

What will you be wearing on our wedding day?

I wear a dark shirt, smart trousers and soft soled shoes so I can move around quietly. 

Will I own the copyright for my wedding photos?

This is a term that is often misused and the copyright of a photo almost always remains with the photographer as the person who took it. However, what you do get from me is a perpetual license to use all of your photographs as you please. My contract sets out more specifics in this regard but essentially they are your photos, of course!

I do retain the right to use images taken on your wedding day for promotional purposes, however if you would prefer I didn't do this then I will, of course, respect this. 

Are you insured?

Yes, I hold Public Liability, Equipment and Professional Indemnity insurances.

When is payment due?

A deposit of £250 is payable to secure me for your wedding date with remaining balance  due 3 weeks prior to the big day. 

How late will you work on the wedding day?

This mainly depends on the wedding location and whether or not overnight accommodation is required. I operate a safety policy of not driving after midnight and this is the main consideration. 

If your wedding is not in my home city of Edinburgh and you require photography coverage such that I would not be able to return home before midnight then an overnight accommodation fee of £60 will apply.

What if your camera breaks down on the day?

I usually bring 4 or 5 cameras on a wedding day. Furthermore they record to two memory cards meaning there is an instant backup made after each photo is taken, in the unlikely event of a memory card failure. 

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