10 Reasons NOT to book me
Yes!! 10 good reasons NOT to book me as your wedding photographer
I'M NOT A QUIET KIND OF PERSON
I'm not the most quiet of people. I absolutely enjoy my work and as a result enjoy the weddings I photograph!
Weddings are about having FUN!
Apart from looking after my Grand-daughter (Love her to BITS - to paraphrase "To the Moon and back!") this is my full-time job so I want to enjoy it and work with like-minded couples.
IF YOU DON'T WANT A GUY THAT WILL GIVE EVERYONE A HAND (Tying Shoes, Buttonholes, fixing dresses, and helping Grannie) ON YOUR DAY THEN DON'T GET IN TOUCH.
Most people are nervous about standing in front of a camera, it's understandable. I have a face that's suited to be behind the camera. Some people are adamant that they are not 'Photogenic'
That's why I offer engagement/pre-wedding photography sessions. to help you feel at ease and we get to know one another.
It also helps if we visit your venue and discuss what pictures may be in your head for your wedding..
IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE IDEA OF MEETING UP WITH YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, GET SOME PICTURES TAKEN FOR A SIGNING BOARD OR SIGNING BOOK, A WALK AROUND YOUR VENUE TO CHAT ABOUT IDEAS, FORM A WET WEATHER PLAN ETC (It does rain occasionally in the UK and Scotland) THEN DO NOT GET IN TOUCH
I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HELPS
Basically, means that I will get stuck in and help with Bridal Party and Gran's and Papa's when an extra pair of hand are needed. Button Holes, Tying Kilt Shoes, Dressing the Groom and Best Man, Carrying around Lippy, Mobile Phones , Hair Grips or providing a comforting arm for Grannie, done all that. It's amazing what we can carry around in our camera bags.
IF YOU DON'T VALUE A HELPING HAND, I'M NOT THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU.
FAMILY MEMORIES ARE PRECIOUS
LOVE taking group photographs, many many wedding photographers shy away from them as they want to photograph the back of guests heads all day! Groups DO NOT take long to organise, we help to organise and set up the 'MUST HAVE' shots. Memories and family are precious especially those who may not be with you in a few years.
IF YOU ARE NOT BOTHERED ABOUT GROUP SHOTS OF YOUR FAMILY AND BEST MATES AND DO NOT WANT THOSE MEMORIES IN PICTURES FROM YOUR DAY, I'M NOT THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU.
WE USE NATURAL LIGHT AND BRING OUR OWN
Living in the UK and Scotland you will appreciate that it get's dark early for about 6 months of the year! The other six month's it does not get dark at all!. No problem for us! - We use external flash to give you those Wedding Wow shots. If it's dark for your wedding shots it is not a problem for us!
IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TO BE PROPERLY EXPOSED. IF YOU WANT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE DARK, WASHED OUT, LACKING VIBRANCY AND COLOUR, DEEP SHADOWS WITH NO DETAILS OR ORANGE SKIN I AM NOT THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU..
WHAT ABOUT BAD WEATHER?
We work an any and all weathers, and can turn bland spaces into amazing spaces If you are up for it so are we. we carry umbrellas for you and the bridal party.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT A RANGE OF AMAZING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS DESPITE THE WEATHER OR VENUE, I'M NOT THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU
FULL TIME WHISTLE?
i see other wedding photographers with 8 hours for £xxx or 10 hours for £xxxx, extra hours £xx per hour. They're KIDDING!! NONE of the weddings I have photographed have been choreographed to the exact hour!
Normally, we shoot from prep to the first few dances (whenever that may be) I do NOT charge by the hour. I charge by the wedding. The Price agreed is price charged we do not leave early!
IF YOU WANT A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WHO CHARGES EXTRA PER HOUR OR LEAVES BEFORE THE PARTY GET"S GOING, I'M NOT THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU
In my honest opinion wedding photographs should be printed..
Lovely, stunning pictures should be seen not hidden away on a PC, iPad or Phone.
Most of my wedding photography collections come with beautifully crafted hand-made albums made in Italy, europe's premier manufacturer.
Don't worry you get all your Digital images as well.
IF YOU DON'T VALUE PRINTS AND THE MEMORIES THAT THEY WILL INVOKE AS YOU RELIVE YOUR DAY, I'M NOT THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU.
WE LOVE CHILDREN AND PETS
LOVE my Granddaughter (I'm biased) and have cats. I love to take pictures of children at Wedding's and encourage couple's to bring along their children (and Pets) to the pre-wedding shoot.
Let's make it a family affair and cherish those memories.
SO IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO HAVE FUN AT YOUR WEDDING, IF YOU DON'T WANT THEM TO BE A PART OF YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY THEN DON'T GET IN TOUCH.
DON'T JUST BOOK ME - I AGREE TO WORK WITH YOU
I make a point to meet everyone who wants me to photograph their wedding. This is the three of us getting together to see if we like each other.
Appreciate, on occasion parents play a huge part in the Wedding and if mums and dads want to meet to chat, I am OK with that as well.
I'm not perfect far from it, I make mistakes (To err is human), for me making your day all the more memorable through wedding photographs is why I'm there to help from when you start planning too long after the wedding is finished.
IF YOU DO NOT LIKE ME - DO NOT BOOK ME AS YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER.
ON THE OTHER HAND IF YOU DO WANT A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HELPS AND TAKES FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHS ETC .....
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU