The most common questions...
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.
The number of photos is unlimited and depends on a few factors including length of your wedding and what your requirements are, but rest assured 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.
Firstly, I loathe having to promote my business on social media! But...such is the age we live in it's expected that wedding photographers will have a social media presence.
If you are happy for me to share images on Facebook and Instagram I am very grateful, however I also completely understand that some people simply do not wish for their wedding photos to be posted all over social media, and I respect this wholeheartedly.
In my experience this is particularly of concern for people in public facing professions and I have worked with a lot of clients who are medics, for example.
So, if you have concerns in this regard let me know and rest assured your photographs will never appear on my social media channels.
NEW FOR 2018! I'm now able to offer first delivery of your full set of photos within 7 days of the wedding. Some people prefer to have them a bit later than this but others are eager for them so I want everyone to be happy!
After 1st delivery this there is a review process because it's important to me that you are 100% happy with your photos. This is usually a very quick process from experience with past clients.
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.
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.
I wear a dark shirt, smart trousers and soft soled shoes so I can move around quietly.
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.
Yes, I hold Public Liability, Equipment and Professional Indemnity insurances.
A deposit of £250 is payable to secure me for your wedding date with remaining balance due 3 weeks prior to the big 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.
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.