Lets have coffee!

Your first meeting with your Wedding Photographer is in my opinion, very much like a first date, if you don’t click, it’s not happening! This is why I offer a complementary consultation to all my potential clients. I usually hold consultations in Cardiff and over a big mug of Coffee which is a great opportunity to get to know each other, talk through all the finer details of your big day and of course, for you to see more photographs.

FAQ- The Essentials

As a fellow ‘awkward’ in front of the camera I completely understand an utter inability to just smile for the camera! This has undoubtedly played a part in cultivating the natural, reportage style in which I shoot and I actively focus my attention on capturing my subjects off-guard as well as telling my very best jokes during those photographs when I really do need you to smile! The result; beautiful and natural-looking shots of you looking your absolute best.

My aim is always to create a unique and stunning visual narrative of your day. That said, I try to remain as unobtrusive as possible and am always conscious of the fact that this is your wedding day and not a photo shoot! Of course, some formal shots will be taken and some time is spent away from your guests creating those fashion and editorial inspired images of the bride and groom but the majority of what I shoot will be around capturing the events of the day as they unfold.

This largely depends on just how ‘big’ your Wedding is but I usually provide around 600 – 1000 images in both colour and black and white formats.

 

As no two clients or weddings are ever the same, I tailor all my wedding photography quotes on a bespoke basis based on factors such as length of coverage required, size and scale of the wedding, what type of album you require (if at all) and where and when you are getting married. To give you an idea of my pricing, USB only weddings start from £850 for part day coverage and £1295 for full day coverage. 

I always recommend to clients that they book in for a pre wedding shoot as not only is it a fantastic opportunity for us to get to know each other but it’s perfect as a dress rehearsal of what to expect on your Wedding day. The more comfortable you are with me and my style of working, the better your photographs will be. Pre wedding photography sessions are priced between £150 – £195 depending on the package you’re booking.

I’m a proud Canon girl! I shoot with two Canon 5d Mark iii’s and a variety of prime lenses. My favourite is my Canon 85mm, it is so flattering for portrait shots so I tend to use it a lot during bridal prep in the morning and later on during the couples shots.

Of course! This is one of the major differences between professional photographers and those offering wedding photography packages for silly prices on gumtree! I am fully insured so that if the worst happens, myself and my clients are covered.

I’m proud to say that I have a number of friends in the photography industry in Wales and am lucky to be part of a group of 90 welsh wedding photographers who in times of trouble are happy to step in and help one another out. This in my opinion is priceless. At the end of the day, sometimes things happen that are out of our control so to have that back up is very reassuring for me and my clients.

Yes, I accept wedding photography commissions throughout the UK, Europe and Internationally. Whilst I am based in Cardiff and the majority of my wedding photography takes place across Wales and the South West, I welcome destination weddings with gusto as I adore travelling! I will also put a hefty discount on my package prices for destination weddings if the location is somewhere I’m keen to visit.

FAQ- Albums

Yes of course. The world is literally your oyster in terms of album design, leatherette, aluminium, linen, coffee table book, the choice is yours!

Prices for albums differ but to give you an idea, coffee table books start from £295 and fine art albums (which are my most popular product) start from £395.

Yes. I offer a range of photographic products all of which can be purchased as part of your package or up to 12 months after the Wedding.

This is exactly what the consultation is for. I always bring at least 3 printed albums with me along with a digital slideshow on my ipad so you can see as many examples of my work as possible. You can also keep up to date with my latest wedding photography work by heading over to my blog . . .

FAQ- After The Wedding

Absolutely! The majority of the work involved in being a Wedding Photographer is the editing / retouching of the photographs afterwards.

Usually 3-4 weeks, but during May-September it can be up to 8 weeks. I normally put up a little preview on Facebook in the interim followed by a blog post for you to share with friends and family.

After you have received your digital copy of the wedding, I aim to send out your first set of album proofs within a week and once these have been approved by you, albums usually take around 3 weeks to arrive from the printers.

Absolutely! Whilst I still own the copyright license for the images, you are granted what’s called a reproduction license for personal use which means that you are free to print off as many copies of your photographs as you like for yourselves and family and friends.