Let's keep things simple


No need for a range of confusing packages. I want to tell the full story of your day - so I'll arrive early for the preparations and stay well into the evening when the party is in full swing.


Wedding commissions£1600 - £2500


Your wedding is unique. You will have my full care and attention to every aspect of your wedding photography in the lead-up to your wedding, on the day and afterwards.

I’m committed to telling the story of the day through natural moments and beautiful relaxed portraits, plus the details and scenery of the venue to give the story a sense of place.

It will be me photographing your wedding. I don’t employ associates or stand-ins. As a guide, for a full day of photography you can expect to receive around 600 high-resolution photographs. Each one individually edited and processed for quality and consistency.

You are free to print and share the full size high-resolution photographs with family and friends without restriction.

Travel and accommodation expenses are included within mainland England and Wales.

Bespoke packages are available for destination weddings and I offer a discount for midweek weddings and more intimate celebrations with a smaller budget. Also, if you are planning something out of the ordinary I’d love to hear about it!

YOUR WEDDING


I'd love to hear about your wedding plans and work with you all the way to make sure you get the photographs that you are imagining now as you plan your day

Let’s meet for a chat over a coffee or glass of wine.  I’d love to hear about your plans for the day and show you some more of my work. I’d like to know your expectations for the day and I’ll work with you all the way to make sure you get the photographs that you are imagining now as you plan your wedding day.

Your photographer will be part of your day, however low-key their approach, so it’s worth getting to know each other a bit and making sure the personalities are a good fit with you, as well as your families and friends. Of course it’s not always possible to meet, so I’m always happy to chat on the phone or over Skype if that would suit you better.

If this is the approach that sounds right for your wedding I’d love to meet you and hear your story.

My approach is to photograph the day as it unfolds naturally, so I won’t be asking people to pose, setting up shots or organising the running of the day. Having said that I’m always happy to help out where necessary, and over they years I’ve helped zip up a few wedding dresses, popped a few reluctant Champagne corks and I’m now an expert on sorting ties and buttonholes.

Definitely not! I love a good party – I’ll stay for long enough to capture all your dance moves and the atmosphere and fun of the evening party.

Of course! Weddings are important milestones when families come together and these photographs will be the historical records of the future. I suggest just a few though, (half a dozen or so is great) as they take up time that you could be enjoying with your guests. I’ll make it fun – I’m not bossy or shouty, and nobody likes hanging around for ages, so it won’t take long, then everyone can get back to the party!

Yes, it might rain! I’ll make the best of whatever the weather throws at us, and sometimes bad weather makes great pictures. It is actually very unusual for it to rain incessantly all day, so even on the worst days there is normally a chance to get some portraits outside between showers. If necessary it is always possible to take the portraits and the group shots inside, which is usual for winter weddings anyway. I carry a portable studio lighting kit with me just in case.

I really enjoy working in low light conditions where it is important for the photograph to be exposed well, so we can see what is happening, but preserving the atmosphere of the scene. This requires an understanding of light, and not destroying the ambience by simply blasting it with a flash.

Yes, the photographs are full-sized high-resolution files without branding or watermarks. Your friends and family can also download the photographs from the private online gallery and there is a facility to order prints.

My clients generally prefer a low-key approach to the photography, so I usually work alone which allows me to be unobtrusive and blend in with guests. Most of the weddings you see on my website will have been my work alone. At the beginning of the day I prioritise the bride’s preparations but I can usually photograph the groom at that stage of the day too – even if at different locations, in which case I would leave enough time to capture the boys before the ceremony. However, a second photographer can be a great asset at larger weddings or when timings and logistics are tight.  I only use photographers I trust to work to my style and standard.

A second photographer costs £500.

That’s great. I’m really happy working with videographers and film-makers. I can even recommend some.

I have public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance. I use professional cameras and lenses, and I carry spares of everything in case of equipment failure. My cameras take two memory cards, so every shot is automatically saved on separate cards. These cards do not leave my possession until they are backed up on to multiple hard-drives in my office. I also usually back up to my laptop during the wedding breakfast.

It has never happened in over 250 weddings, but of course there is always a chance. That’s why I have a backup plan in place. I am part of several networks of great photographers and I would do everything possible to find you a replacement who works in a similar style, even at short notice.

I ask you to allow about 6 weeks for delivery of the final gallery, although it will usually be much sooner than that. I used to quote a quicker turnaround, but I found myself rushing the editing during the busy months and I would rather give my full attention to every wedding. Having said that, I really don’t like a backlog, so I’m always working hard to get your photographs to you as quickly as possible! Also, I’ll normally give a sneak preview of a handful of photographs well before the final gallery is ready.