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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS {II}

CONTACT ME ABOUT YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

THE FORM ABOVE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO GET IN CONTACT ABOUT YOUR POTENTIAL WEDDING PICTURES.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY AND ALL ASPECTS OF MY SERVICE. FEEL FREE TO DISCUSS WITH ME AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO OR IF YOU WOULD PREFER, WE CAN SCHEDULE A PHONE CALL. MY IDEOLOGY FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF STARTING THIS BUSINESS IN 2009 HAS BEEN TO ENSURE THE BOOKING PROCESS IS AS EFFORTLESS AND PAIN FREE AS I CAN. IF YOU FEEL ALL SET AND READY TO PROGRESS THINGS FURTHER, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

I'M REALLY THRILLED THAT YOU'VE HAD A CHANCE TO HAVE A GOOD LOOK THROUGH MY PORTFOLIO AND ARE CONSIDERING TAKING THINGS ONE STEP CLOSER. NO DOUBT BY NOW YOU WILL HAVE THE MEASURE OF ME AND HOW I WORK. HOPEFULLY YOU WILL HAVE REALISED THAT I AM MORE THAN JUST A GUY WITH A CAMERA. I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED MORE THAN 300 WEDDINGS FOR COUPLES OVER A CAREER SPANNING ELEVEN YEARS. I BRING TO THE TABLE A HUGE AMOUNT OF PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AND WISE WORDS TO ENSURE YOUR BIG DAY GOES AS SMOOTHLY AS IS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

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I AM NOT GOOD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. HOW WILL THIS

AFFECT MY WEDDING PHOTOS?

MY CANON CAMERAS AND LENSES ARE SMALL, DISCREET BUT VERY POWERFUL. THE IDEA BEING THAT I BLEND IN AND MOVE AMONGST YOUR GUESTS WITH THE MINIMUM OF FUSS.

MY PHOTOGRAPHY IS CANDID AND VERY MUCH DOCUMENTARY STYLE WHICH MEANS NO AWKWARD POSING AND NOTHING OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING (I THINK) IS THAT YOU BOTH HAVE AN INCREDIBLE DAY, RELAX AND ENJOY YOURSELVES. IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE YOU WILL HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT I AM THERE, DOCUMENTING EVERYTHING FROM THE SHADOWS. HONESTLY AND TRULY, IT SOUNDS GLIB BUT SO MANY COUPLES TELL ME THAT THEIR GUESTS HAD COMMENTED THAT "WE DIDN'T REALISE YOU HAD A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BECAUSE WE DIDN'T SEE HIM".

I HEAR YOU. 100%! PERSONALLY, I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING WORSE THAN BEING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. THOUGH, FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, MY APPROACH TO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WAS CENTRED AROUND THIS IDEA OF GETTING THE BEST OUT OF PEOPLE WITH AS LITTLE INTERFERENCE AS POSSIBLE.

BEFORE I PROPERLY ANSWER THE QUESTION, I JUST WANT TO ADDRESS WHAT PRE-CONCEPTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE OF HOW A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER MIGHT BEHAVE OR LOOK. BECAUSE, THERE'S A VERY GOOD CHANCE THAT I WON'T LOOK ANYTHING LIKE THAT. I ALWAYS WEAR A SHIRT & SUIT AND FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, I WILL LOOK LIKE ANY ONE OF YOUR GUESTS. TO ADD TO MY ANONYMITY, MY TWO CAMERAS ARE CONCEALED UNDER MY SUIT JACKET. MY CAMERAS ARE SMALL AND I NEVER USE TRIPODS OR BIG SHOWBOAT LIGHTS.

HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU NORMALLY PHOTOGRAPH PER YEAR?

I PHOTOGRAPH A MAXIMUM OF 20 WEDDING IN ANY GIVEN YEAR. THIS MEANS THAT I GIVE MY CLIENTS MY UNDIVIDED ATTENTION IN THE RUN UP TO THE WEDDING AS WELL ON THE BIG DAY ITSELF.

SINCE 2009 THE MAJORITY OF MY WEDDING WORK HAS BEEN WITHIN LUXURY LONDON VENUES. WHEN I'M NOT SHOOTING IN LONDON, I'M TRAVELLING TO FAR FLUNG CORNERS OF THE UK OR IN EUROPE, PARTICULARLY FRANCE, ITALY AND SPAIN.

WILL YOU NEED TO DO A SITE

VISIT BEFOREHAND?

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE IS NO NEED FOR ME TO SEE THE VENUE PRIOR TO THE BIG DAY. ON THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING DAY ITSELF, I ARRIVE EARLY TO DO A FULL RECCE OF THE VENUE TO SCOUT OUT THE BEST LOCATIONS.

I FIND IT TERRIBLY HARD TO GIVE AN ABSOLUTE DEFINED TIME FOR ME TO LEAVE. I START EARLY AND LEAVE A LOT LATER THAN MOST. PERSONALLY, I LOVE THE EVENING SHOTS AND I WILL STAY AS LATE AS I POSSIBLY CAN. AFTER THE FORMALITIES OF THE DAY, I LOVE TO CAPTURE THE CRAZINESS AND THE FUN OF THE EVENING PARTY AS IT MAKES FOR GREAT SHOTS!

WHICH TYPES OF WEDDING

HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?

WITH MORE THAN ELEVEN YEARS EXPERIENCE SHOOTING CEREMONIES OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS ACROSS EUROPE, I HAVE WITNESSED A VAST AND RICH TAPESTRY OF WEDDINGS FROM A MULTIPLICITY OF DIFFERENT CULTURES. I HAVE WITNESSED JEWISH, CHINESE, FRENCH, HINDU, GREEK, RUSSIAN, GHANAIAN, PERSIAN, MUSLIM, AMERICAN, LEBANESE, NIGERIAN AND ITALIAN TO NAME A FEW. EACH COUNTRY AND CULTURE HAS ITS OWN TRADITIONS AND I WILL ALWAYS LEARN THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF EACH AND EVERY CEREMONY BEFOREHAND.

WE DO NOT LOOK ANYTHING LIKE THE COUPLES YOU HAVE WORKED WITH

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, STORYTELLING HAS BEEN AT THE VERY HEART OF MY WORK. VISUAL STORYTELLING ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO ME. THE QUESTION ABOVE DOES COME UP FROM TIME TO TIME, THOUGH TO BE ABSOLUTELY HONEST WITH YOU, FROM THE VERY BOTTOM OF MY HEART, I'M NOT REMOTELY INTERESTED IN HOW MY COUPLES LOOK. WHAT INTERESTS ME MORE IS THEIR STORY, HOW THE COUPLE CONNECT AND THEN PAINTING A PICTURE OF THEM BOTH ON THEIR MOST IMPORTANT DAY WITH ABSOLUTE LOVE AND INTEGRITY.

THE COUPLES WHO I WORK WITH ARE THE HEADLINE STARS OF THEIR VERY OWN GLAMOROUS FAIRYTALE FOR THE DAY OR WEEKEND. LIKE ALL NEWLYWEDS, THEY ARE BOTH SUITED AND BOOTED, LOOKING INCREDIBLE AND CELEBRATING THEIR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER.

WHAT IS THE BOOKING PROCESS?

TO SECURE A DATE IN MY DIARY, A £500 HOLDING DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED AND THE BOOKING FORMS RETURNED. THE BALANCE PAYMENT IS DUE 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE WEDDING.

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