I am based in St Helens, Merseyside. Although I usually photograph weddings in the Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester and North Wales areas, I am available as a wedding photographer throughout the UK and regularly work in other parts of the country.
That’s not a problem! Being a full time professional, I can cater for any day of the week. Furthermore I always keep my diary free on a wedding day, to ensure that I can give you my full attention without distraction.
That’s no problem. I have extensive experience working both indoors and outdoors, and work with what ever weather is available. If the rain is heavy, we can always move inside your venue and take your wedding photographs inside. The interiors of many wedding venues can provide beautiful backdrops for your wedding photography. Where possible I use the natural light of the venue, but rest assured I am always carry additional lighting to supplement this where necessary, to ensure your photographs are the best they can possibly be.
Far from being a problem, winter can produce beautifully atmospheric photographs. The soft light combined with rugged surroundings and subdued colours create a wonderfully intimate feel. If your wedding venue is in a picturesque area, the sparse foliage at this time of year can be an aid to showing your surroundings at their best. If the weather is really inclement, we can always shoot inside.
As a rule, I generally tend to work with an assistant wedding photographer, who will help me during your wedding and can also cover for me if something goes wrong. In addition, to cover all eventualities, I am widely networked with other professional photographers who can help me if necessary.
I carry back ups of all critical equipment and also spread your wedding photography over several memory cards to reduce the risk of data loss. Everything is checked regularly and kept in good working order. I also invest in high quality equipment, which is more robustly built, and less susceptible to malfunction due to damage.
Prices are dependent on various factors such as the type of album you require and the number of hours coverage during your wedding day. I quote for wedding photography face to face as this better helps me to understand your requirements and quote accordingly. Prices start from £745.
Yes, you can have a base digital photography package on its own, although I always encourage people to go for an wedding album as a bolt on. The reason for this is because the the colour profiling of images is complex, and many high street or budget labs simply do not have the expertise, the equipment or even the time to do it properly. This can result in poor quality or inconsistent prints with strange colours and unnatural brightness or darkness.
I use only the highest quality print suppliers who use accurate colour profiling and archival quality materials which are designed specifically to avoid the risk of fading.
In order to source suppliers of the highest quality, I have spent many hours, and have travelled the length of the country to ensure to ensure that what you receive is the absolute best that is available.
Our albums are provided by Queensberry, all the way from New Zealand, a manufacturer with a world renowned reputation for quality and customer service. Your wedding album, depending on the option you choose, will be printed either archival giclee prints on either smooth or textured fine art paper, or traditional continuous tone photo lab prints created using traditional silver halide printing.
Our print products are sourced from reputable suppliers who use high gamut pigment based inks as opposed to their cheaper less durable dye based counterparts in combination with special transparent UV varnish. This products combine to give prints that display an extraordinary depth of colour and tone, along with additional durability and protection from the effects of sunlight.
Absolutely! I consider album design to be a key part of the service a wedding photographer should provide. After your wedding, I process your photographs and put together an initial draft of your album. We then have a proofing meeting to allow you the opportunity to review an electronic copy of the album and request any changes, prior to it going to print.
As part of the service I provide to you, I carefully process your pictures, giving each photograph my individual attention and in many cases converting them into the digital equivalent of a silver halide print, giving them the timeless appeal of black and white photojournalism.
I guarantee to have the first electronic draft of your album ready for review within one month of your wedding day. Once the album design has been finalised, your order is sent to my supplier in New Zealand. I typically find it takes around three weeks for them to complete and deliver a wedding album.
Certainly, I’d be delighted. I offer a free no obligation consultation to anyone interested in booking me as a wedding photographer. During our meeting I will show you example albums of several weddings I have shot. These albums are genuine weddings rather than something that has been staged using models, and include the full photographs of the day rather than a book containing simply the highlights from several different weddings.