What's an E-shoot? It's a fancy word for an engagement shoot really! But it is a great opportunity to get together before your wedding day and have some fun. We can take some photos of you together as a couple in a relaxed outdoor setting in or around Cirencester. It's great if your feeling nervous about being in front of the camera. It's also a fabulous way to get to know me and try out my photography style.
How do we book you? 2018 is almost full of wonderful wedding adventures, with enquiries for 2019/20 hitting the inbox. So if you like what you see and are interested in my services do get in touch soon to find out if your wedding date is available. Once you've found out if your date is available I do require a £350 non refundable booking fee to secure your date in the diary. This amount is taken off the final balance which is then due 28 days before you say I do.
How many photos will we get? It's difficult to provide an exact amount for many reasons... The number of guests and of course the weather conditions can effect these numbers. But do expect at least 500 beautifully edited images when booking a full day package. I'm a story teller, so if it plays apart of the story and I'm happy with the quality, it's in your gallery.
Why don't we get all the photos you take? Lots of photographs are taken, some are duplicates. Some you will have your eyes shut in, others you'll be pulling a face you'd rather not see! Some will be out of focus others will be under or over exposed (the day is so fast moving its impossible for this not to happen) My job as a photographer is to sift through these and give you the absolute best memories of your day. The files that I choose not to use are deleted once I have made my final selection and the edited photographs are moved onto an external hard drive and kept safe for the next year.
Can we have the RAW files? I'm afraid not. A few reasons are listed in the point above... Asking your photographer for RAW files really serves you no purpose at all – you are paying for a professional finished service. RAW files are unfinished, they provide a base for editing, a large file of information. No colour corrections, contrast or sharpening. Its a bit like delivering a half finished cake with no flavoring... Or an uncooked egg to your restaurant table.
Are the images edited? They are indeed. I colour correct all my digital images in a way I see suitable, reflecting my style you see here on my website. Some will be in colour while others will be in black and white. I use a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop to do this. They are then put into your password protected gallery in high resolution ready for you to download, print and share. I do not put my name all over them. They are for you to enjoy.
Do you take formal photos? Yes, unless you really don't want me too! Although I work in a documentary style I do feel these shots are important. They are often requested by mums and dads as they expect a more traditional style of photography. They are also a nice keepsake as its not very often that you are all together as a family. I do suggest that you keep your list to around ten must haves, this stops the whole day revolving around them.
My go to list is: Parents // grandparents // immediate family // wedding party // the love birds (yup, thats you!)
Can you provide prints? Yes! Once your images are edited and ready to be viewed I'll send you a link to a secure online gallery, this gives you access to a professional lab to order a variety of prints or framed prints.
Do we need to provide you with a meal? No, you don't have to. But if there's some going spare I'm not going to say no!
How far will you travel? For full day packages I'll travel anywhere in the UK. If its further than a 2 hour drive I may need accommodation the night before your big day. But we can chat about that...
How long until we see our Wedding Photographs? I'll send you a sneak peek within the first couple of weeks of newly wed life. Followed by a link to your online gallery around 8 weeks after your big day (turnaround depends on the time of year, this is just a rough guide... I absolutely aim to have them to you as fast as I possibly can without rushing the quality)
Will you use our photographs on your website? More than likely, yes! I'm pretty proud of what I create and I love to show it off on my Instagram and blog. But I also understand that not everyone wants there faces all over the Internet, if you'd like to keep your images private just let me know and I will not post them.
Do you have backup equipment? I most defiantly do. I'm a canon girl. I mainly shoot with my trusty 5D Mark iii's, but I do have two other cameras, spare lenses, extra batteries, more than enough memory cards, a tripod, light stand and a couple of flash guns. My bag is pretty heavy and full to the brim!
Are you insured? Yes! I do this full time and I'm covered by both public liability and public indemnity insurance for your peace of mind.
How long have you been a wedding photographer? 4 years. 4 years full of love. June 2018 will see me reach triple figures. So watch this space for wedding number ONE HUNDRED!
Are there any hidden costs? No! Absolutely not. The price you are quoted is the price you will pay. Simples.
We have more questions... That's not a problem, fire away! I'm more than happy to help in any way I can.
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