WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO INVEST FOR YOUR SERVICES?
Being a wedding photographer is so much more than arriving, taking photos, and leaving. There's planning, communication, editing, styling, and a ton of other things behind the scenes. For this reason, I only accept a certain number of weddings each year - to ensure my clients receive the best service possible with my full attention. Wedding prices begin at £600, but the majority of my wedding clients spend between £1000-£1800 on average. Family, lifestyle and couples sessions range anywhere from £200-400 depending on the services provided.
Head over to my services page to get a bit more information about prices and what’s right for you.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH YOU?
Bad jokes, an ‘anything goes’ policy and photos you’re going to love. I've been told I have a gift of making people feel comfortable during sessions and easing them into getting comfortable in front of the camera. I really strive for maintaining a laidback approach and keeping things lighthearted and fun.
I love getting to know you as a person through the session and will ask questions, listen to your stories and tell some of my own. The more I can learn about your personality the more in-tune the photos will be with you. I’ll try to make it feel less like a photoshoot and more like a hangout.
You'll see I'm down to earth, and really just like talking about food and will have a snack on hand if you’re on the brink of hanger (or drank maybe a little too much before your session). I can take a joke and I’m definitely not afraid to embarrass myself when needed. I will direct you, but not "pose" you. By directing you, you can relax and be yourself within that - rather than over posing yourself for the shots. That's how I grab natural candid moments. Most photographers strive for the perfect pose - I strive to get the millisecond in-between.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED OUT OF? WILL YOU TRAVEL?
Born and raised in a rural village in Cumbria in the Eden Valley, but now living in Leeds, Yorkshire.
I absolutely will (and love to) travel - and welcome all types of inquiries. I offer discounted destination wedding packages as well, ask me about it!
WHAT'S THE BOOKING PROCESS?
For regular sessions, I ask for a small deposit to book and secure our time together. The remaining balance of the shoot will be due on the day-of. A client agreement is signed at the time of booking as well.
For weddings, the process is a little different. We'll meet in person or have a chat on the phone and go over all the important details of your day. If you feel we're a perfect fit - I'll get you to sign the wedding contract and pay a retainer to book and secure your date. Normally, the required retainer fee is £300. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the wedding. That's it!
How do we pay the balance?
You can pay the balance off in full or we can set up a payment plan that suits you. I understand there are a lot of big costs involved when planning a wedding so I’m more than happy to create a schedule that fits around you.
HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
For regular sessions, you'll receive your final images delivered in an online gallery. An email will be sent with a link to the gallery and how to download. The gallery is only available for 6 months, so I encourage that you back up your images to preserve them. For weddings, depending on your package you may receive a USB in addition to an online gallery. If your package has the USB option, that will usually be mailed out within a month of delivering your gallery. You will however, receive your online gallery as soon as it's ready - via email.
Lifestyle/Family/Engagement sessions can expect to receive their gallery anywhere from 4-8 weeks, and Weddings can expect to receive final galleries within 8-10 weeks. But, don't worry. I send sneak peeks within 48 hours, so you'll have a bunch right away.
WHY ARE TURNAROUND TIMES LONGER?
Simply put - I hand edit every single image delivered. If you receive 1000 images in your wedding gallery, I edited every single one of those images individually. Every...single...one! I take extreme pride in my editing process and have trained my eye to get my images to look a certain way. By keeping on track with delivering consistent aesthetics as shown in my portfolio - I give my full attention to detail to every single one of my sessions. With this approach, I trust in my process enough that every image delivered to you has been hand crafted with love, and represents HCP as a brand. Quality AND quantity - always.
Do you have recommended suppliers?
SO MANY. Throughout my years in the wedding industry, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people who supply great services for weddings and photo sessions. From M.U.A’s with years in the industry to brass bands that will play the best 80’s classics, I’ve met so many talented and creative people that really bring a wedding to life.
Whether you are starting out your search or have a specific idea in mind, let me know! I might just be able to point you in the right direction for your perfect supplier.
** will you use our images on your website or social media?
I’d love to! But I wont use the images without your consent. In the Terms and Conditions given when making a booking, you will be able to outline any objections you may have to your photos being used in my portfolio or marketing.