FAQs – Wedding Photography Frequently Asked Questions

This page will give you more detailed information about how we operate as a business, but also how I approach my photography and what you can expect if you decided to commission me to photograph your wedding. Planning a wedding can be tricky. Choosing a wedding photographer even more so! You can check out my article about choosing your wedding photographer here.

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We don’t really like posing, is that ok?

Sure! I don’t like posing either. Whilst I’ll shoot some portraits with you (if you want me to), the portraits are more about photographing the real connection between the two of you on your wedding day. I would say these are directed rather than posed. I’m not really the type of photographer who will ask you to smile at the camera. As your photographer, it’s my job to help you to look good in the photos, which can only be achieved if you relax in front of the camera and are able to be yourselves. I will help you to do this. Also, I don’t take hours for portraits as I prefer to create a few great images rather than a ton of average ones.

Our venue is quite dark, is that a problem?

Nope. One of my specialties is winter weddings, so I’m used to dark days and dark venues. I have expertise in adding light to the scene and try to do so without spoiling the ambiance that you’ve created. I teach other wedding photographers about lighting through my workshops several times a year

How would you describe your style of photography?

My style is modern and informal, quirky and creative, heartwarming, funny, and empathetic. I like to let things happen organically without interference from me. I think this is the best way to achieve photographs that go a little deeper than ‘normal’ wedding photography. It’s not good enough to just be there with a camera. Connecting with the wedding and the people involved on a personal level is hugely important in creating important images that will be part of your family legacy.

How many photographs will we get?

More than you’ll ever use! Typically you can expect between 600 and 700 photographs. For smaller weddings, there will be no less than 400 and for larger and longer weddings you could end up with way more. With a second shooter you can expect roughly 1000 images. I don’t stop shooting all day long, and my cameras can take 20 images per second. However, I’m a big advocate of quantity over quality and would much rather craft a great image in camera and with editing to form part of a story, than shoot as many images as I can.

Who is the best wedding photographer in the UK?

I don’t really think there is a best one. Each photographer has their own style and way of working, and choosing your wedding photographer is really a matter of personal taste.  I have however been ranked as one of the top wedding photographers in the UK for the past few years. See my awards page for more info.

How long before we can see the finished photos?

When it’s busy it can be 6-8 weeks. But for most of the year, it’s 4-5.

Do we have you for a set number of hours?

Unlike many wedding photographers, my package isn’t limited by the length of the wedding. I’ll shoot from 3 hours before the ceremony until 30 minutes after the first dance. There’s an option to add dancefloor coverage to your package.

Does it matter that you’ve not shot at our venue before?

Absolutely not. I can only shoot what’s in front of me on the day. However, I will make a point of doing a reconnaissance mission if I’m shooting somewhere new in order to work out where the sun will be at different times of the day, etc.