Here are a few things that people often ask about.
What cameras do you use?
I use 2 full frame Nikon DSLR's, one with a 70-200mm 2.8 lens and the other with a 17-35mm 2.8 lens. I rarely use flash on the camera, I prefer to use them off the camera triggered by wireless triggers. Everything is shot in RAW for the very best quality and delivered to you as high resolution jpegs.
Where are you based?
I am based in the Cotswold town of Nailsworth, it's very picturesque here and a great place to meet for the Pre Wedding Shoot.
Do you have a back-up plan if something unforeseen happened like illness?
I always carry 2 sets of equipment and have full public liability and indemnity insurance. I also have a reciprocal arrangement with two experienced Wedding Photographers in case I'm ill on the day, we haven't had to use this safety net yet, but it's nice to know it's there. You can see their work at www.mattdavisphotography.co.uk and www.martinneeves.co.uk
What about hidden extras, reproduction rights etc?
I give you the reproduction rights included with all of our options and packages to enable you to do your own reprints if you wish. There are no hidden extras.
We want something contemporary but our parents want some traditional posed photos too. Can you do both?
I enjoy documentary style and informal portraits, but I am also properly equipped and experienced enough to take swift posed group portraits, synonymous with traditional wedding photography.?
What happens if it rains on our wedding day?
It's never is bad as you think it will be, I usually gather all the guests with umbrellas to shield you from the worst of it and at the last minute they move out of the way, so far these shoots have been great fun. Wedding reception venues will often have an indoor space to set up flash lighting if required. I have studio lights to make the best of the situation.
Are you a full-time photographer?
Yes, photography is my only income.
Do you travel?
I am based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire and work mainly in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Oxfordshire.
What is the Mini Studio?
The Mini Studio is a great opportunity to take some nice portraits of your guests between the end of the wedding breakfast and the first dance. I set up some lights in a corner and shoot whatever your guests like, often older guests will ask for traditional portraits with family members and younger guests have a laugh posing in my gilt edge frame.
Food and soft drink?
I don't expect you to pay for my food and drinks. Once you've started eating I usually pop out for a sandwich.
Can we keep our files?
Yes, they're all yours for ever.