Frequently asked questions

-- During the big day --

How long do you stay?

If you book me as your wedding photographer, you are booking me for the day, not for a set number of hours. I usually start 2-3 hours before the ceremony and finish just after the first dance. However, these hours are not set in stone. If you’d like me to work a little longer, feel free to ask.

Do you require a meal?

No we don’t need feeding during the day. Wedding venues in Wales are incredibly generous and we generally get fed by them.

The church doesn’t permit the use of flash. Is this OK?

Yes this is fine. The modern DSLRs and lenses are incredibly good at capturing images in low light and a distracting flash needn’t be used.

What if it rains?

What? In Wales?

I always carry a portable lighting kit with me and if the rain dictates that we have to remain inside all day, that’s no problem at all.

Using off-camera flash techniques and camera trickery I can easily create beautiful indoor portraits.

 

 

Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like?

Yes of course.

I work to my own list of photographs that I have created over the years but if you would like to send me a list of your own, feel free.

I can send you my list in word format if you’d like to review it and and make your own modifications.

What information do you need from me before the wedding day?

Contact details. (I should already have the bride and groom’s details)

  • The bride’s parents
  • The best man
  • The maid of honour
  • The wedding coordinator
  • The venue
  • The chauffeur

Timings (These plus any other significant events)

  • Bridal prep (hair & makeup)
  • Arrival of wedding car
  • Ceremony
  • Wedding breakfast
  • The speeches
  • The cutting of the cake
  • The first dance

The list of required photographs (if needed)

 

Can my other guests take pictures?

Yes I positively encourage it and I’m always keen to chat to fellow photography enthusiasts. If they want to follow me and pick up some tips, I’ll try and pass on some advice.

How do you capture the aerial photography

At every wedding I capture (weather permitting) some aerial photographs of the venue using unmanned drones. My sister company Aerial Photography Wales offers aerial photographs and drone filming and I combine this with the wedding photography.