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Frequently asked questions...

 

We’ve been to weddings where the photographer has hi-jacked the day, will you?

No, let’s not forget it’s YOUR day.  Planning the day and agreeing the sort of images that the couple wants is key.    This is done at a planning meeting shortly before the day.  Clearly time needs to be built into the day, but it is the couple who have the final say on the type and extent of photographic coverage.

 

I don’t like being photographed, what can you do?

“Posing” for photographs is not something that everyone enjoys.  If that’s the case we have options.  Usually a discussion at the planning meeting combined with some professional hints and tips will dispel all such worries.  Many of the best images aren’t posed, but are spontaneous events captured with discreet skill.

 

What happens if it rains (or snows)?

Ah, the British weather!  Of course this is a consideration at any time of year.  Once again prior planning, like having suitable umbrellas (even in July), goes a long way towards banishing this fear.  Ultimately my equipment is more than up to the challenges dealt by our weather.  I use professional equipment capable of producing stunning images in the poorest of conditions and lowest light levels.

 

Who owns the finished images?

You do.  You hold the copyright jointly with Stuart Whale.  You may use the images as you wish and freely distribute them to friends and family.  You are free to use them on Facebook and the like.  All I ask is that you don’t sell them!

 

Can I print my pictures?

Yes, you may print your own pictures if you wish.  However you need to understand that prints from your inkjet printer or local high street supplier are unlikely to produce the finest results.  I use a professional photographic lab who have the highest standards of quality control and I recommend that you ask me for competitive professional print rates.

 

What happens if your camera goes wrong?

In the unlikely event of a equipment failure we can rest assured that I am prepared.  I carry two camera bodies and back-up lenses, flash guns and memory cards.  

 

Are you insured?

Yes, I hold public liability insurance for the protection of the couple and their guests.

 

What happens after the the wedding?

A typical wedding produces 300 - 700 images.  After the day I spend many hours editing and refining these, ensuring that you receive flattering pictures that reflect and tell the story of your day.  You should allow up to 14 days for this process to be completed.  This post production is done using Apple Mac computers and Adobe software.  

 

What about....?

If you have any other questions then please contact me and I'll be happy to help!

 


 

 

Photographer’s Notes

Of course the equipment used is only part of what goes to make a successful wedding photographer, individual flare, skill and empathy for the medium are pre-requisites.  That said equipment selection is important, to ensure that one’s professional skills may be applied whatever challenges the weather or venue throw up.  

 

Currently I use the following professional equipment when capturing weddings:

 
  • Three Fujifilm cameras which are small and virtually silent. They perfect tools for silent operation during ceremonies or at any other times when I need to disappear!  Being small it is also perfect for photographing those who are a bit intimidated by those large conventional digital SLR cameeras. 
  • Lenses; I use a selection of high speed lens suitable for use without flash in the darkest of conditions.   
  • Lighting.  Where possible I try to work with the natural light, however this isn’t always possible or desirable.  So I carry flash  and LED lighting, which can be used remotely and wirelessly if needed.
  • Then there’s the spare batteries and memory cards.
  • All of this is carried in modular Think Tank waist-belt system for speed and accessibility.