I often get questions about the services I provide, and here you can find answers to my most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for here, please feel free to contact me directly. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Me and my partner are not comfy in front of the camera. Must we pose?

Not if do not wish to. I can photograph all day without a single ‘posed’ photo. The portraits of you both are kept simple and as natural as possible; nothing cheesy and nothing awkward. Usually those portraits of you together are created by us going for a relaxing wander for twenty minutes or so and then me capturing shots as we go along. I may stop you for a composition in a certain spot but half of the time you’ll forget I’m there and the portraits will look perfectly natural. Sometimes I like to create a specific photo with flashes which I set up – but only if you want that. Even if I do it will be set up before we do it so that you can spend the maximum time with you guests. Otherwise I’ll just photograph the day as it happens.

How do we book you?

Firstly I have to be available on your day but after that just say “Let’s do It!”. Just fill out the email form on my contact page or just send me a text, a message on Instagram or just give me a call. A small deposit then secures the day. That deposit is refundable up to one month after the agreement to go ahead. In the meantime, I will send you some paperwork and that will include a contract which has all the T&C’s in which we both sign when you’re 100% happy. You’ll also receive a summary of what is in your package.

Can we meet up?

Yes. I think it’s good to meet as you can ask all the questions you need to. I’ll be around you for almost all of your wedding day so meeting up before the day a great way of getting to know each other. I’m a nice chap and very comfortable with people I’ve just met, so it’s not a problem if we don’t. A video call is a really good way of talking things through if we can’t arrange a meeting.

How many photos do we get?

For a 12 hour wedding I’ll shoot around 5000 frames. You get an edit of the very best of them – usually about 600. I work on your photos for weeks after the wedding lovingly crafting them so that they are properly edited. There’s probably a ratio of a third black and white and two thirds colour.

Do we get the photos on a USB?

Yes, but now everything is moving to digital transfer. You can have them on a USB if you wish but these are gradually being made obsolete. You will be able to transfer the files straight from your online gallery. Whatever the means you get your edited photos in full size/resolution and with no watermarks. The images are free for your personal use.

How long does it take to get our photos?

This is usually between six and ten weeks. In the autumn, after the peak of the summer it will be nearer the ten week mark and if your wedding is in the earlier months of the year it will be nearer six weeks.

Can we change our package?

Yes. In the months preceding the wedding we can change what’s in your package. It’s very flexible. If you change it and the cost changes, that’s fine. Balances are paid one month before the wedding and the package can be finalised any time before then.

Do you do family group shots and how long does this take?

Yes. Most people would like a few photos of mum, dad and their close family as well as the bridesmaids and groomsmen. I think they are quite important whilst not taking over the whole day. It takes about 10 minutes to organise a photo of everyone and then about 3-5 minutes for each one after that providing everyone is available. You decide what those photos are if you want them. I do not want group shots to take over your day, so I don’t have a ‘list’ of my own . I capture most of those shots naturally anyway. I hear many stories of people who have been to weddings and were really bored and made to stand around for hours while the photographer goes through a repertoire of their own group photos. That’s not me!

Can we have an album?

Yes. There is an amazing choice of albums and wall art that will be available from your gallery. There is so much choice that I do not put albums in my packages unless on specific request. I do have three album packages that broadly cover the options so if you would like to include one I would be happy to meet up and then we can look at putting an album in your package.

Is it just you photographing on the day?

Yes but you can have another photographer if you wish. I like to keep it simple and the style consistent so I do not employ anybody else as standard. If, for instance, you’d like the groomsmen preparation photos as well and they are over 15 mins away, I can employ a second photographer to cover it for £350/day. Having a second photographer through the day will increase the amount of photos you receive but, in my experience, a second photographer will not necessarily mean a better set of photos. I can be in and amongst a whole wedding party quite easily and capture many photos of your guests through out the day. If you do have a second photographer they typically stay until the speeches.

What is Guest Wishes!?

Guest Wishes! is a contemporary alternative to the wedding guest book. At the wedding breakfast I collect hand written message from your guests, take a quick snap of them and put it all together in a polaroid style. They can have a personal design and even go into you album. For more info click here.

Do you do pre-wedding shoots?

Yes. They are for half a day or less and can be done in a location of your choice or a fab location that I know of. You’ll get a set of online photos, usually an edited set of around 50-100, which you can have in high resolution as well. For more information about pre-shoots, click here.

Do you do destination weddings?

Yes. My typical package means I’ll be with you for three days with the third day being the wedding day and I’ll travel on the day prior to those and the day after the wedding. As well as three days of photography you’ll be able to offer your guests that go with you their own photoshoot and as part of the package I’ll photograph your party back the UK if you’re having one. There are lots of extras you get with a destination package, so please click here for more info.

Are you insured?

Yes. I am fully insured and have public liability insurance. Venues often ask for my certificate, which I’m happy to send to them.

The bride and groom share a secret kiss in the bushes

They said…

We were so pleased to have Andy as part of our day, he understood the less formal style of our wedding and took a lot of time to talk through the feeling we wanted for the day. We kind of forgot that he was there as a photographer! Above all we are amazed with the photos. The atmosphere of our beautiful wedding venue and the shots he took that captured our guests enjoyment perfectly!

Vicky & James

The Mount Vinyard, 2021