FAQ

Q. Whats a wedding photojournalist? I’ve written a page on this but basically it’s an artistic wedding photographer who documents the wedding as it happens rather than staging everything.

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Q. Is wedding photography your full time job? Yes this is my proper job and not just a hobby, although I am also a house dad half the week to our young son Isaac, a husband and aspiring part time artist.

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Q. What makes you different from other wedding photographers and wedding photojournalists? I am very easy going and mix with your guest really well. I capture the atmosphere, feel and emotion of the wedding in a series of reportage photographs which tell the story of your big day, without staging or direction. My approach is unobtrusive. I work almost exclusively with the available light even in the evenings where other have to resort to flash. I often work with a very shallow depth of field so the background and foreground blurs out of focus. I have a real passion with black & white. I still use all the old school skills of dodging and burning in a the digital equivalent of the darkroom, which makes my images come to life. Artists and other professional photographers will instantly be able to tell the work that goes into them. This is why the wedding photo’s I take are timeless.

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Q. Do you do posed images? Not really but let me explain, I do a few group shots, you know the must have family photos and a few romantic ones of the two of you over the day thats almost a given. I’ll even if requested pop down on the beach with you or set the girls up on a sofa in the evening, the boys in the bar and you and your best mates other than that its all capturing the fun. These are done quickly and aren’t overly staged so it stays relaxed. If I answered yes I do group photos some people would see it as a licence to give me a list of 30 group photos all directed and arty and still expect it to be relaxed and for me still to capture the reportage stuff as well. I personally recommend six group photos which should take about 20 minutes and no more than another 15 minutes to get romantic images of the two of you. If you want 20+ group photos which would take well over an hour of you standing next to this aunt or that friend and lots of posed images of yourself standing next to this wall or sat on that chair I am probably not for you and you’d be wiser to choose a traditional photographer who does a few reportage images instead.

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Q. How many pictures will we get?  I’d rather give you quality than quantity normally I aim for between 300-500

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Q. How much do you charge? Have a look at my pricing page.

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Q. My partner is camera shy and I am a bit worried is there anything we can do? Most people are at the very least a bit self conscious, I say the camera can be like a spider in the corner of the room small and no where near you but if you don’t like it you’ll be aware of it. A pre wedding photo shot will certainly help blow those nerves away and make you feel a lot more relaxed on the day with the camera around. I have certain special technics I use with these and the confidence these sessions give on so many levels is quiet something to witness.

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Q. Where are you based and do you mind travelling? I am a Bristol wedding photographer also based in Torquay and I mostly cover weddings in Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall but I love travelling and will go almost any where around the world for something special.

 

Q. Do you have any special dietary requirements on the day? No although I’m not keen on fish or sea food, Normally if theres space I eat with your guests so that I am on hand should anything happen or if thats not possible you can get the caterers to supply a sandwich in a room close by.

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