What to Expect
Pre Your Wedding Day
I am available for you as often or as little as you like. From arranging an engagement session, to help with timings for your day, ideas or suppliers, please ask, I’m here to help make the process as easy as possible for you.
6 weeks before your wedding day I will e-mail a Wedding Day questionnaire. This confirms all address details for your day, key contacts, group pictures, wedding day suppliers and any other information you feel I should know.
On your wedding day I will arrive for your bridal preparations photographing the finishing touches of hair & make-up, wedding gown, accessories and document the excitement and anticipation of your bridesmaids and wedding party. This is a great part of the day to photograph with so many emotions which leads to great storytelling pictures.
I usually leave the preparations 30 minutes before the ceremony for some relaxed pictures with the groom, arrival of your wedding guests and YOUR arrival.
During your ceremony I am discreet – your first look moment should be about the TWO of YOU, no distractions.
Some churches prohibit photography, others are happy for a limited number of photographs to be taken. It is advisable to clarify your church’s preference prior to your wedding.
I use the time straight after your wedding ceremony for documenting the natural love and interactions between you and your guests as they come to congratulate you both. This is also a great time for confetti (please check beforehand if this is allowed at your wedding venue).
How I photograph the remainder of the wedding celebrations depends greatly on you. Some couples like formal group photos and are happy to take 15 minutes for relaxed couples pictures. There are no clichés or awkward poses, my approach is about you interacting with each other, I’m there to offer gentle guidance.
Other couples opt for an un-posed wedding, with all photographs taken in a pure documentary style, photographing their wedding day as it unfolds with little or no prompting toward formality. It’s your day, your choice; I am there to photograph your day in the style that best suits you.
As you head into your first meal as a married couple, I will make a third back up your wedding pictures and produce a sneak preview which you’ll receive within 24 hours. (The first & second back up happen in camera).
Photographing the speeches is one of my favourite parts of the day. If you’re planning any special surprises, please let me know, I won’t want to miss anything. My most popular services include coverage until your first dance, this is great for documenting the relaxed and often unpredictable dancefloor action. If you’re having fireworks or would like coverage until the end of the night, just let me know, I’m always up for a party!
I hand edit each of your wedding pictures in colour and B&W. I do not have a minimum or maximum number of images though you should expect to receive +400.
Your images will be delivered via a Digital Download link within 28 days of your wedding day. Your password protected online gallery will be available at this time to share with your family and friends. Once you’ve had a chance to look through your pictures, let me know your 100 favourites for your wedding slideshow.
Wedding Albums & Keepsakes
After your wedding day we can get together to chat about how best to display your wedding pictures. I have a beautiful range of wedding albums available in sizes 10”x10” through to 12”x16”, and a choice of cover options to choose from; real leather, vegan leather, linen, suede or photo cover. If you’re looking for a unique “Thank You” gift for your parents, I can provide these too.
Each album will be designed by me and approved by you prior to print.