Each photo will be professionally processed and retouched; as each photo is different there is no specific time to how long it will take per photo- however most shoots take between a week and two weeks before I send them all over to you. But I always guarantee your images will be with you no later than the two week mark. Of course if they are finished earlier, I’ll send them as early as possible.
Not a problem! Us photographers don’t expect professional models when on a photoshoot: I captivate memories on your special days, as well as try my hardest to give you the photographs you would like. Whether it be a Wedding, Portfolio shoot or project- it’s all about the relationship between client and photographer, after a consultation and a phone call, you’ll feel so comfortable around me and how I work- you won’t even notice the camera!
Instead of having a studio I like to use something I call a “Pop Up Studio”. Not being stuck in fixed premises allows me to be a more flexible, agile photographer- tailoring each shoot to your own personal needs and location. If a studio setting is needed, and you don’t want me bringing all of my lights and backdrop to your house -I’ll happily source a studio space locally to you and discuss the price with you. The studio will be additional expense and will be charged at cost.
Yes, my books are printed in the UK by Vanilla Photobooks. They provide the tools, and we create the products. Tailoring each photobook with their unique printing software, we can create something beautifully printed, together.
My working radius is 40 miles or less. Anything further than 40 miles, I would charge additionally for transportation. This would be calculated based on the distance and route taken (but would be agreed and paid for before travelling for the shoot). Any jobs exceeding a 3 hour drive, accommodation is expected- but can be discussed upon individual enquiries. I have taken photographs across the whole country, and I love travelling as long as my expenses are paid for- feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions regarding transportation and costs.
For weddings where a flight is necessary, expenses include taxis to/from the airport, the flight, accommodation and food.
Yes, most of the times I will have someone with me to help me with my equipment; and organise groups and photo opportunities. They usually are given a camera, and asked to try and gather natural shots of me working with you, which will then be available for further development- and can be selected as some of your final images also. My assistants are professional, organised and are imperative to keep fluidity within my job.
Of course! Usually upon booking shoots which require planning; such as weddings or project work, I would request a one to one meeting with yourselves- to discuss ideas and requests for the shoot. I really enjoy getting to know people and understanding what you want to walk away with at the end of my process- so I always insist having a coffee and discussing plans!
Photographers always retain legal ‘right’ of the photos; but upon completion of the shoot, and full payment has been made -you will have be able to post, print, and share freely your photographs (as long as any photographs shared online, are credited to my Business Page, and NO photographs are used for commercial purposes unless specified upon booking).
This is one of the most frequent questions I get asked: one of the main reasons why photographers are expensive is due to the amount of time it takes to edit and process your images. The majority of the work is done after the big day or shoot- which most people over look or think happens overnight. It takes hours and hours, depending on the content and composition of the images- and you can never give a time estimation, as each photograph is unique. It also requires a lot of money to invest and maintain up to date equipment. So these two elements alone, combined with the hours working on the day of the shoot- can sometimes mount up to a fair amount. I try to keep my price competitive, and I believe that this is justified in the quality, and service received from my photoshoots. I actually wrote a detailed explanation to this as a blog post here.
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