Here’s the answers to some questions which I tend to get asked a lot. If you can’t see yours though, feel free to get in touch!
Hey Mia! How far do you travel?
I cover the whole of Hampshire, Dorset, Salisbury, Reading & Surrey; usually about a 2 hour radius from Southampton. I do love to travel though so if it’s further afield or even abroad, do get in touch and we’ll chat. I don’t charge for travel within this radius however if the wedding is more than 3 hours away I may need accomodation to be covered for either 1 or 2 nights.
How long have you been in business, and are you full insured?
I am absolutely fully insured with public liability and indemnity insurance so don’t worry about that. I’ve also been in business for 17 years and fulltime for 10 so you’re in safe hands, promise!
What equipment do you use?
I’m a Sony gal and shoot on 3 (yes, 3!) Sony A7111 cameras with a multiple prime lenses. I also have a big ol’ bag of flashes ready for any fancy nightime photos or awesome dance floor shots.
What happens if it rains?
Ahh I have lots of info on my ‘Hints & Tips’ page, head over to there here.
What’s the deal with copyright?
As the photographer, I always own the copyright to any image I take, however you will receive full printing rights. This means you can share, copy and print them to your heart’s desire, it just means that you can’t sell them on or give them to someone to use commercially without my permission. If one of your vendors would like a photo to use though and you’re happy to share them, just tell them to get in touch with me and I’ll provide them images to them and will ask for a credit.
How many photos will we receive?
I also promise at least 500 but generally it ends up being quite a bit more than that. I won’t hold any back, you’ll get all the best ones! When your photos are ready you’ll receive them on a beautiful gallery for you to download and share with friends and family.
When will we receive the photos?
A day or two after the wedding (unless I have back to back booked) I’ll send you a handful of previews over whatsapp for you to easily share on your socials if you want to. I’ll also pop a few up on Insta (if you’re happy of course) and tag in your vendors so they can also see the fruits of their hard work. I have an editor who works with me which allows me to speed up the wait time quite a bit, as he does the bulk of the editing and then I do all the fancy, pretty stuff at the end. This means my turn around time is usually only around 4 weeks, so no waiting months and months for your photos here.
I wanna book! What happens next?
Yaaaaay! If you’d like to chat on the phone or Zoom, you’re very welcome to book in a slot so just let me know. Once you decide you’d like to secure your date, I’ll send you the online booking form to fill out and to transfer your 20% deposit by Stripe. We’ll plan to meet face to face if at all possible nearer the wedding or at least video chat to do a proper planning session together, and then the final balance will be due 1st of the month prior to the wedding.