Frequently Asked Questions
What is your photographic style?
I work with a combination of reportage and contemporary style of photography, which results in a beautiful mixture of both formal and informal images. There may be a few semi-posed photographs during your day too, with the intention to get people to relax and enjoy themselves.
How long does it take until we see our wedding photos?
No longer than 8 weeks!! You’ll be invited back to my studio for your viewing session where we will finalise everything for your wedding album design.
How much of a deposit do we need to pay to secure our date with you?
A Booking Fee of just 10% secures your wedding date, your Wedding Collection prices, and any special offers that are applicable within your contract. This is then subtracted from your final due balance of course.
What methods of payment do you accept?
I accept all major credit and debit cards with no extra charges imposed. Contactless payments such as Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted also for your convenience. Other payment methods include bank transfers or cash.
We live far away, but we would love to book you. Can we book you online or via email?
Yes! It’s easy to check availability online – you can view up to two years ahead. If you are looking to book a date further than that you can simply ask me. I can send through the booking forms via email – it’s a nice, simple and easy process.
I can also send through the booking forms for the closer dates too – it’s six of one, half a dozen of the other so it’s up to you as to which you prefer 🙂
Are there any hidden costs?
No – All Wedding Collections show the price and state clearly what is included. Everything will also be explained to you at the time of booking and a copy of your Wedding Collection and contract are included in your wedding pack. There are optional extras available and all of the prices are clearly stated in you wedding brochure.
Are your prices guaranteed?
Yes – The price secured in your wedding contract will not vary, even if your wedding is in 2 or 3 years time.
Do you do engagement shoots / pre wedding shoots?
Yes! These are a great way for us to get to know each other, whilst getting some gorgeous images of you both as a couple, in love and looking forward to your wedding day. It gives you the chance to experience what it feels like to be photographed by me. This is perfect if you think you’ll be nervous in front of the camera, or (like me) you don’t like your picture being taken at all! You’ll soon see that you have absolutely nothing to worry about. I work in an uncomplicated and flowing fashion that naturally gives photographs a more relaxed feel, and my clients love it.
You can purchase anything you wish from the shoot with products starting at just £39. A favourite item is the Wedding Day Signing Frame. This is where you have your favourite image mounted in a large signing frame that your wedding guests can write their well wishes on at your evening reception. I’ve an example of this, and loads of more fabulous products at my studio that I would love to show you.
What's your most important attribute?
Getting results that my clients love! This comes from a having relaxed yet professional approach that puts people at ease quickly. Relaxed people in photographs look much better and it’s a more enjoyable experience for them too!
Are you insured?
Yes – I have public liability insurance and all of my equipment is also insured.
What happens if you are sick on the day?
I’m proud to say that I have always fulfilled my contracts.
Should an unexpected situation arise where I was unable to photograph your day, then I have backup support from a number of fully qualified and professional photographers through the Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland.
Do you have terms and conditions?
Yes – They are there to protect us both, and are written into your contract, which you will able to read before signing. You will be sent a copy of your signed contract too.
Do you shoot colour or black and white?
I shoot using some of the market leading digital cameras. I always shoot in colour initially as this gives me the option to convert it to black and white later in the digital darkroom.
Will your wedding albums last?
Absolutely! I use a combination of professional labs for my wedding albums. Each offers customisation options that will truly make your album not only unique, but something you’ll love and cherish forever. Many see their bespoke luxury wedding albums as their first family heirloom – Something that they can pass down through the generations of their children and grandchildren. The printing processes are of the highest standards within the industry, and their albums are crafted using top quality materials and craftsmanship. When viewed and held they exude quality. They really speak for themselves. I’ve the full range available from my collections that I’d love to show you at my office, made from some of my previous weddings, so please make an appointment with me to come see for yourself.
How long does it take to get our album?
Lead times vary depending on the type of album ordered but generally no longer than six weeks from the time of order.
What about the design of our album?
Every album is unique, just like every love story is. I’ll already have an idea of what style you like before your wedding day anyway, so when it comes to your viewing session, I’ll have an album design ready for your viewing. You are welcome to make any changes to it if you wish such as swapping an image or two around, but generally, I’m pleased to say that clients love my album designs and story telling within them.
Do you cover our speeches?
Your speeches can deliver some truly special moments and I love to capture the range of emotions during these.
If your speeches are before your wedding meal, they are covered as standard with all Wedding Collections.
If they are after your wedding meal then this would be an optional extra included with my Extended Coverage option, which also includes coverage up to and including your first dances as a married couple.
Do you cover the first dance?
This can be a lovely way to finish off a beautiful wedding album, with your first dance as a married couple. This is an optional extra and is included in my Extended Coverage option.
Do we get the photos on a CD or USB drive?
You will be able to enjoy a high resolution digital copy of all the images within your wedding album. It’s the perfect album accompaniment in our modern digital age.
These are provided as a digital download as standard, but if you prefer a USB, then this can be arranged too.
Do you charge for travel?
As a rough rule of thumb, no. With my wedding bookings, I don’t charge travel for weddings within a two hour drive of the studio. This should cover all of Northern Ireland and well into our neighbouring counties in the Republic of Ireland.
I love to travel around our beautiful island seeing new venues and taking photos in some of our amazing landscape scenery.
I’d be delighted to provide a quote for destinations further afield too, so wherever you’re getting married, please get in touch and I’d be happy to help and be of service.
Can you provide framed enlargements and wall art?
Yes – with my specialist suppliers I have access to a wide range of wedding accessories including a stunning Wall Art range. I have examples to view of everything available in my studio, helping you to picture them in your own home.
Can we request specific photographs?
Yes. About a month before your wedding date, we’ll do a pre wedding consultation where we’ll go through a list of photographs that I usually take. If there’s anything specific that’s not already covered then you can add your requests here.