Questions to ask your newcastle wedding photographer

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you based, and where will you travel to?

I live by the coast in the North East of England. I photography weddings all over the UK and Europe. The majority of my weddings are in London, France and Northumberland. Head over to my About Me page to learn more about me and how I work.

How much is your booking fee and how do I book you?

A booking fee of £500 together with my standard booking form takes your date off my availability list. As soon as these are received, your booking becomes official. I’ll send you an invoice and receipt for your non-refundable deposit. Three weeks before your wedding I'll send you an invoice for your balance payment. To start the ball rolling please Get In Touch.

Can you hold a date for me without a booking fee?

Apologies, but I can't. To be fair to everyone, and due to the volume of enquiries I receive, a date is only reserved on receipt of a completed booking form and booking fee.

Do we need to meet before hand?

We don't. And often it's not logistically possible as many of my clients live far away and often don't have the time. A good old fashioned phone call, or a video call is perfect for checking out my personality and hearing a little more about how I do things differently for my couples. If you haven't already read the kind words my clients write, please do. Many reviews talk about the entire experience from start to finish, include how beneficial the pre-booking and pre-wedding phone calls are.

Do you charge any additional expenses?

I do, and these will be fair, notified upfront, and made clear at the time of booking. For local weddings I charge per mile. For weddings across the country I charge a set fee to cover basic travel and accommodation costs. For overseas weddings I quote one all inclusive price to keep things simple.

Do you allow prints to made from the supplied image files?

Absolutely, and I encourage it. I grant my clients full personal license with their supplied images. You can order prints direct from my professional print lab through your gallery, or using your USB stick at your local print supplier.

Do you have Professional insurance?

Yes, absolutely. As every reputable professional business should have. I'm fully insured for both public and professional indemnity. It's becoming common practice for wedding venues to ask for sight of a valid and suitable policy from the photographer. I'm happy to oblige.

Will you take any posed formal photos of me and my wedding party?

Always. It's important you have a photographic record of your family and the people that are important to you. However, I do strongly suggest you limit your choices to no more than 8 to 10 photos. These images will be quick, fun, and as informal as formal photos can be! Then we can see you guys back with your friends and family, happily mingling with a glass of fizz in your hand.

Do you work alone and can I book a second photographer if needed?

I photograph the majority of weddings alone. My clients want an excellent record of the day without the disturbance that a large team can often bring. That said, for larger weddings with different needs you have the option when booking to add an extra photographer. I only use professional wedding photographers whose work and approach I admire, and whose style fits in seamlessly with my own.

What happens if you’re ill on the day?

I'll replace my bottle of water for Lucozade, take a couple of paracetamol, and possibly have a perturbed expression on my face for some of the day. It's happened, I'm only human, I'm sure it will happen again. However, to this date I've photographed every single wedding I've been booked for. Although, should the worst happen, and I really really couldn't make it, I have ongoing arrangements with some of the best wedding photographers all over the UK. Your wedding will be photographed, and photographed well. That's all you need to know.

Do you love what you do?

Hugely. And I hope that's clear from spending a little time on my website.