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Absolutely. I have photographed two international weddings and am more than happy to travel both locally and abroad. Depending on the size of the wedding, a second shooter may or may not be required. If one is required then there would be additional travel expenses. A custom quotation would be provided to you upon enquiry and a discount offered for exceptional destinations. If you are getting married in Fiji, Bora Bora or any other remote island destination I will shoot your wedding for free – you just cover the travel and accommodation expenses.
I feel that in our times, everything needs to be customizable. Not everything in this world comes in black and white and fits within the lines. I will quite happily put together something special for you.
I retouch every image as naturally as I can. I use a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop to achieve this. You can rest assured that any blemishes will be edited out. Please note that I am unable to add dinosaurs to images.
My first love is weddings, my second love is newborns, babies, families and those magical days of maternity. Being a mommy has softened my heart and strengthened my soul and I love nothing more than capturing childhood innocence. I do take on other commissions if my schedule allows.
In order to fully secure a date, I take a 50% deposit to secure. If you would like me to ‘hold’ a specific date, I am happy to do so until another request/booking for that same date comes in. In this case, I would notify you immediately allowing you to make a decision.
I love nothing more than presenting clients with albums or image boxes. I offer beautiful, bespoke fine art albums in a soft linen finish. Have a look here.
Although one day I dream of having a studio for my newborn photography, I am not a studio photographer and thrive in beautiful outdoor locations one hour from sunset when the sun is low in the sky and drapes soft, golden light upon the earth. I bring my own gear when shooting a posed newborn session in a clients home.
I am a strong believer that there needs to be a good fit between client and photographer, especially during a wedding. I offer a complimentary engagement session with all my 8+ hour wedding packages as a chance to get to know eachother and for you to understand my shooting style and technique so that you are totally comfortable on the day. Here’s what some of my amazing clients have said about me.
8 hour packages start from £1200. Please get in touch for an accurate costing.
Canon 5D Mark ii Canon 5D Mark iii Canon L Series 24-70mm 2.8 Canon 50mm 1.4 Canon 85mm 1.8 Canon EX580 ii
There are some things in life that are certain. The weather is not one of those things. We’ll work to whatever the Lord gives us and create something real, and magical, no matter what.
In order to tell the story of your day properly I shoot from the moment the bride and groom begin getting ready and end a few hours after the real ‘characters’ emerge on the dance floor leaving just enough time for you both to let your hair down too.
I offer a complimentary e-shoot with every 8+ wedding package. I feel that this is a crucial part of getting to know each other so that both parties feel more at ease on the day. What should we wear? I’ll ask you a few questions about yourselves as a couple, about any favourite locations or sentimental spots and when I get to know a little more, I will help put together an inspiration board to give you a few ideas. Most importantly, I want ‘you’ in front my camera so you need to feel beautiful, comfortable and relaxed. Try to avoid large logo’s and bold prints, keeping to neutral tones within a colour range works well. Styling is one of my absolute loves so I’d be more than happy to put together a ‘themed’ shoot so please do enquire about this if it is something you’re looking for.
I’ll let you in on a little secret … so am I and it’s for this very reason that I’ll be able to make you feel a little more at ease in front of the camera. I try to avoid contrived, forced moments and aim to shoot more ‘as it unfolds’. If you focus on being in the moment with your partner you’ll actually end up enjoying it, I promise!
The editing process is a very important part of the story that I’ll be telling and I pay careful attention to every photo. I like to tell clients between 6 and 8 weeks but if I can surprise you sooner, you can guarantee that I will.
I try not to work with a second shooter, unless the wedding is too large for me to cover on my own, or time constraints or travel distances do not allow for me to be in all the places I need to be. This will be determined upon our initial meet where we will discuss how you anticipate your day to unfold.
I would like to think that my style is somewhere between Fine Art and Documentary style. I do my utmost to capture real, raw moments and the moments ‘in-between’ – ones that you probably missed amidst all the hussle and bussle of the day. My style is aetherial, light with emphasis on details and emotion.
Once the images are ready you will receive an online gallery on low-res. (Facebook, Email, PC friendly) sized photos which you will be able to download and/or share with family and friends and on social media platforms via the platform. If you’ve decided on an album, this will be delivered to you together with a custom USB of all the high-res. Versions of the images. Nothing brings me greater joy than to present something tangible that you will be able to cherish forever.
I require a list of all the combinations of groups (with names next to each shot) so that I am able to work with the bridal party, usually the best man to call each shot on your list. Please try to keep the list as short as possible as this takes up a large amount of time to co-ordinate, especially with larger weddings. It almost always NEVER goes to plan and there are always guests that do not want to be included and are therefore slightly more difficult during these larger group shots. Whilst it is important to capture you with each and every person at the wedding, it does detract from more natural, candid moments and consume time from the ‘couple shoot’.

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