After you have booked
Once you have secured your date, you probably won’t hear from me for a little while, but don’t fear I am on hand if you have any questions, if you would like to arrange a date for your pre-shoot or just want to catch-up over a coffee!
Six months before the wedding
This is when your second instalment is due, so you will receive an invoice reminder from me a few weeks before. If you haven’t had your pre-shoot by this point, it’s worth getting in touch to set something up (especially if you’re thinking of a shoot in the summer).
Two months before the wedding
This is when the final balance is due. I will again send an invoice reminder in advance of this.
Two-four weeks before the wedding
At this stage I’ll be in contact to arrange a convenient time/date for us to have a call and discuss the timelines for the day, just so that I can confirm locations and make a note of where I need to be and when. I also like to make a note of your other suppliers at this stage, for example videographers, florist make-up artist etc.
In terms of my approach, I mostly take a candid, documentary style approach and this is what helps me tell the story of the day and deliver images like the ones you see in my portfolio, so I don’t work from a set list of photographs. I will naturally try to capture as much as possible, with the priority being to document the day for you as as it unfolds and capture moments as they happen.
Having said this, most people have a request for some family group shots (I know the parents/grandparents love them!). For those I ask for a list and a delegated person who can help me to get the right people together for those on the day. I’d recommend keeping this below 10 if you can, as these often take longer than people anticipate (I usually suggest allowing roughly 5 mins per photo).
Once I have all this info I’m good to go!