Frequently Asked Questions?
A: No distance is too far…obviously travel costs would have to be incorporated into the fee. However, for example, I have a wedding in Jamaica this year…destination weddings is something I would love to do more of.
A. Absolutely not, I wish I had £1 for every client who has said that to me. I try and make it as fun experience as possible, everythings really relaxed and I give you as much guidance as possible. Every client who starts the shoot saying they hate the camera, always leaves saying “that was actually good fun!”
A. Over the years, I have found loads of great places and hidden gems in the Oxfordshire countryside. We would have a conversation prior to the shoot to discuss what ‘type’ of family you are. If you love the country side, I would suggest a remote spot. If you’re more of an ‘urban’ family, I can suggest somewhere that has more industrial or textural backdrops - again, theres loads to choose from!
A. The more the merrier, I love animals, and they are absolutely part of the family, so definitely bring them along with you!
A. Be comfortable, if you feel comfortable, you’ll look comfortable. Bright colours are ace for this, but really along as you’re dressed for the location, anything goes. (Eg, don’t wear stilettos to a shoot based in a muddy field!)
A. This really depends on my work flow at the time. Obviously during wedding season, this tends to be longer. Family shoots tend to be a fairly quick turn around, 1-2 weeks. Weddings are a little longer. I try to get them turned around within a month, but I always try and get them to you as soon as I possibly can, as I know everyones always so excited to see the arrival of their precious photographs.
A. Absolutely, weddings are expensive…so feel free to save up again after the wedding and I take bookings for these with no time limitation.
A. I always give you a 15 minute call to let you know when I’m due to leave, at that point, you can ask me to stay. I have an additional fee if this is the case, but this is all written in the Terms and Conditions so you know the cost of staying outside the agreed time at the point of booking.
A. We would make a plan A and a plan B for if the weather doesn’t work in our favour on the day - this is England after all. I suggest investing in some cheap white brollies for at least the wedding party, this can look really cool! Rainy weather can create some amazing images…I know it can feel like an inconvenience…but it can look stunning. My advice would be to try not to worry about something out of your control, we would have a wet weather plan in place and a dry location for photos if it did rain all day. However, the majority of the time, there are breaks in the skies at some point meaning we could get some lovely photos outside :)
A. For wedding bookings, I send you a package in the post with all the paperwork. I ensure you get a copy of the Terms & Conditions for your records and one copy to sign and return to myself. I am really flexible with these and really, it's just so that we both have some security in a written agreement. Along with this, I ask for a £300 deposit to secure the date in my diary. This deposit is non refundable, and not transferable.