Choosing a wedding photographer is hard. Don’t worry, I completely get what you’re going through right now in the stages of your planning. But I want to help. I want to give you more of an insight as to what it is like working with me as your wedding photographer. I want to share with you what happens when you decide to book me and what you can expect. It’s really important to me that my clients feel secure and happy so I have come up with a process that ensures each client has a similar experience that results in everyone wanting to cheer and carry me shoulder high through their local town (actually, don’t, you might strain something).

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Initial Video Call

When you enquire I will look at your date and see if I am available. Next I will send you info about my prices, tell you exactly what you get for your money and some links to a wedding that is similar to yours. It’s really important that clients look through at least two full wedding galleries of any wedding photographer’s work because by doing this you get a very good idea as to how consistent the photographer is with their style and what your wedding photos might look like. If you like my photography style and if my prices fit your budget then the next step would be to have a chat via video call. It’s a good opportunity for you and your partner to ask lots of questions. Plus I can tell you about the booking process, how I work, the contract and how to approach planning your wedding photography.

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The Contract

I issue a contract to every client so that everyone is clear as to what they are buying, how much they are paying, what happens if anything goes wrong, what they can do with their images after the wedding and what I do with the images after the wedding. I am always happy to answer any questions that a client might have about the contract – ultimately clients are booking me to photograph their wedding and I want them to be really happy with what they get. Once the contract has been signed by both parties, we each get a copy for our records.

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Confirming the Booking

To complete the booking I ask for 50% of the fee. Once I have received the signed contract and 50% of the fee then the wedding date is reserved in my diary. Clients are then left to crack on with planning the rest of their wedding. I’m always on hand to answer questions or provide recommendations of other suppliers plus if you’re looking for any wedding insight, handy tips or even venue ideas check out the rest of this blog which can help too. I’m always taking names and contact details of people who do a great job for their clients, plus I’m in a big network of wedding professionals, so I can generally make a recommendation of someone that is good.

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Six Weeks Before Your Wedding
I’ll drop an email over to clients 6 weeks before their wedding date.  This is to start planning the wedding photography in detail. Clients are asked to fill out an online form with how the day is going to run and all the essential info like timings, places, names and contact details on the day.
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One Month Before Your Wedding
Once I have received the completed day in detail form I meet up with clients for a chat and some drinks to go through everything. The purpose of this meeting (apart from to have a nice time) is to help me completely clarify what clients have planned for their day. My aim is to photograph the wedding day in a documentary manner as it unfolds – this means that I have to be really clear on what is happening and when. I also find that clients relax when they are really secure that I know their wedding day plans like they do.
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One Week Before Your Wedding
I will drop you an email to check in and confirm plans. I know that weddings can be a bit of a moveable feast and plans do have a habit of changing at the last minute. I send my clients a written plan for their wedding photography, which I also bring with me on the day.
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After the wedding
It will take me 6-8 weeks to edit the images. I like to deliver lots of images, and I go through the final pack many times to make sure they are perfect. Clients will receive their wedding photos initially as an online gallery; from which images can be downloaded as high resolution jpgs, shared on social media and prints can be ordered from my selected print house. I also offer wedding albums, and once clients have seen their final photos they very often want to make up a wedding album from their favourite images.
If all of this sounds exactly what you are looking for in a wedding photographer then you can get the process started by contacting me here.

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