Wedding Photography – FAQ
What you need to know about my wedding photography
How many weddings do you do each year ?….
Im currently photographing about 40 in the Uk and 5 in Europe.
How many photographers do you have at a wedding ? …
Just me! And a lighting assistant, (really important),making more time for me to concentrate on what I need to do. Its not about how many photographs you take, its about the quality of the images you make. Timing is what is important when covering weddings especially with the weather here in the UK.
What if you are ill or cant make it ? …
In 25 years as a professional photographer I have never missed a commission. No worries, your wedding would be covered. I am part of two large professional organizations and have a huge network of quality photographers that I could call upon ensuring your day is covered.
What if it rains ? …..
This is highly likely here in the UK. We are well equipped to deal with rain or sunshine either off camera flash or giant sun reflectors or umbrellas quickly set up by my lighting assistant.
How long do you take making the photographs ? …
I love creating fabulous images but I am aware its your wedding day and how quick it will go! I always meet with you a few weeks before to discuss timings etc. I work quickly, but rest assured, I will not keep you from enjoying your day with guests ….
Do we get the disc ?…
All images taken on the day will be edited and supplied on custom USB, presented in a beautiful wooden box, (with 25 7×5″ prints) for you to share and enjoy with friends & family. These files are managed and retouched to the highest standards and can be easily printed to 12×8 size. You will have a license to re-produce and can share with your family and friends.
How long does it take to get my album ?…
I will look to send you your images online to enable you to view them in the comfort of your own home within 2 weeks if not before. I will have a finished album in your hands in around eight weeks. You will have a masterpiece to show off to friends and family.
Do you have an online gallery so friends can order ?…
Yes I do. I can load your images online gallery usually within 2 weeks which you can share as a private gallery. I always like you to be the first to see them!
How much do you charge ? …
While price is important, value for your money and experience is paramount. Choosing a photographer can be stressful at times. If you simply just look at my prices, there are other photographers cheaper and many more expensive. My fee reflects the quality of my work along with the exceptional service all delivered with a personal, friendly approach. My pricing is no secret and is in line for a photographer of my skills and experience. All my prices are here to see on my website. My prices start from £995 please take a look at my pricing page here.
How far do you travel ?…
While most of my weddings are in the Midlands, I do take commissions throughout the UK and overseas with Ibiza being one of my favourite destinations. Please contact me for details.
What venues have you photographed at ?…
Here are some of my favourite venues i have had the pleasure to photographed over the years
Amalfi White Melbourne Derbyshire
Amalfi White is a lively venue with a two AA Rosette restaurant. We would like to welcome you to Amalfi White and congratulate you on your forthcoming wedding. From intimate to extravagant, traditional to unexpected, Amalfi White is at your service and dedicated to creating an unforgettable event that is uniquely yours. Your wedding will be an event you will remember for a life time and we have created a setting that is elegant, refined and breathtakingly beautiful.
Amalfi White is a beautiful Victorian building in the heart of the idyllic Derbyshire market town of Melbourne. Built in the 1890s the current owners have exquisitely refurbished the venue to accommodate a refined brasserie restaurant on the ground floor, beautiful rose garden and magnificent Ballroom One of my Favourite places to eat with it being local to me i often pop in for a cocktail or two (Pornstar Martini)
Civil ceremonies are conducted in the Saloon, on the first floor. This is reached by the Grand Staircase and can seat a hundred guests. Many couples tie the knott at the same church that i did Melbourne Church.
You would need to be very prepared to have your wedding at this exclusive venue as it is fully booked for 2018 and from 2019 will only be holding ten weddings per year
Lower Damgate Farm Llam Derbyshire.
We work on Trust and ensure a very relaxed approach especially when everything is in place. Because our events are so personal we get to know you and spend time helping you to get the the best out of your day. Because you are not leaving straight away, often guests have a BBQ or go to the local pub, walk down Dovedale, or do something special for those staying on site the following day. This ensures quality time with family and friends, or those you may not have had time to talk to on your actual wedding day……..All guests say this is treasured time.
Cathedral Quarter Derby
The Ashes Staffordshire
Set in 50 acres of rolling Staffordshire countryside The Ashes features outstanding backdrops for your wedding photographs including The Country House, The Lake, The Pond, The Formal Lawn, The Coach House, The Old Stone Bridge and of course the near-panoramic views across the Staffordshire Moorlands.
I have only photographed one wedding here which was lovely i would like to photograph more here.
Wedding ceremonies can be held in one of their stylish function suites, the Woodland Wedding Lodge or in the stunning outdoor wedding dome set in the secret garden in the midst of the glorious Derbyshire countryside – a beautiful, romantic location for exchanging vows in the presence of friends and family.
I usually photograph about 5 weddings a year here the staff are very friendly with loads of experienced.
Shottle Hall Derbyshire
Shottle Hall is an elegant Derbyshire Country House nestled on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Set in beautiful grounds with stunning views over the Ecclesbourne Valley. Whether you want a small intimate celebration or a more lavish affair they can cater from 16 to 90 guests for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast. And up to 150 guests for your evening reception in our Orangery Restaurant.
Brand new for 2017 wedding season they have beautiful new permanent Coach House Marquee. With uninterrupted views over the open countryside and combining a traditional stone built coach house with a state of the art luxury marquee. The Coach House Marquee can cater for larger wedding parties of between 60-150 guests for your wedding breakfast and then up to 250 guests for your evening reception.
I am a regular photographer here so know all the best places to go for a photo walk.
Weddings at Woodlands are a very special occasion designed especially for you.
Woodlands is one of the finest luxury hotels in Leeds. This boutique hotel is set in beautiful landscaped grounds on the outskirts of Leeds city centre, with 23 individually designed bedrooms and an award winning restaurant.
Privately owned and managed, the hotel was originally built for a local textile mill owner in 1871. It has been restored to its former glory with modern design throughout. Consider it less a hotel and more your own country retreat!
Cala Carbo Ibiza
Yeldersley Hall Ashbourne
Have the grand country house wedding with all the trimmings without it costing the earth.
Wedding facilities include an elegant and versatile function room, formerly the billiard room to the hall. The room, which can accommodate up to 60 people seated for a meal or 80 for a civil ceremony. It has a magnificent oak fireplace providing a wonderful focal point and a stunning backdrop for photographs. This room is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies or can simply be an elegant space for your wedding reception.
Large French windows open out onto a private terrace and extensive gardens beyond, which guests are welcome to use.
During the summer months we enlarge the function room with our marquee extension, which has a seating capacity of 80 guests.
I have had some wicked weddings here with a helicopter dropping in to take the bride to church.
I love this Venue and need more weddings here.
Rothley Court Leicestershire
Beautiful 16th century manor house hotel with fantastic stained glass windows and traditional oak panelling throughout, this 16th-century manor house hotel is elegantly English. The building history has strong links to the Knights Templar and William Wilberforce’s work to abolish slavery in the 1700’s.
An impressive 30-bedroom building, surrounded by 10 acres of private ground, Rothley Court is an ideal wedding venue for up to 85 guests, with its own chapel, babbling brook and rose walk.
A perfect retreat to enjoy our seasonal menus, with dishes such as our British Beef and Old Speckled Hen ale pie or Black Angus steaks for the grill, perfectly accompanied with our cask ales, premium beers including Greene King IPA or Peroni and our fine wines.
Colwick Hall Hotel Nottingham
As every wedding is different, The Summer wedding package has been designed to offer flexibility and value to customers and is based on the most popular wedding requirements which can be tailor made to suit your individual preferences and packages can be upgraded. Make Colwick Hall your Wedding Venue Hire of choice.
Perfect in all seasons, Colwick Hall lends itself to a beautiful winter setting.
This is another popular venue for me some amazing places outside to capture really stunning photos.
Dovecliff Hall Staffordshire
The gorgeous surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. Many couples favour the ancient cedar tree as well as the rose garden and fountain.
The period features inside the hotel also provide many photo opportunities, should the weather be inclement on your special day.
The friendly, experienced Wedding Co-ordinators will lead you through the whole process from the initial meeting, planning, and through to the day itself.
I have photographed her many times i do like this venue.
The Priest House Hotel, Castle Donington
Complement this with its unique contemporary style, fine dining and impeccable service and you have the ultimate venue for your wedding. Located close to the main roads surrounding the East Midlands, The Priest House is easily accessible as well as beautiful.
The dedicated wedding co-ordinators can help arrange entertainment, flowers, fireworks and even arrival by helicopter. Then, on the big day itself, an experienced member of their team will be on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly. All you need to do is relax and enjoy every moment.
This is another regular venue for me.