Doncaster Based Wedding Photographer
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Useful Information And Frequently Asked Questions
My photography style is laid-back, fuss-free, natural and candid. I will do everything I say (and more) and you will receive the amazing photographs you see on my website and social media. If you are happy and if you and your guests are truly enjoying your wedding, my photos will capture that essence.
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David's photography style and why David differs from other wedding photographers
What kind of photographs will we receive?
What happens if David has never photographed at our venue or location before?
Before your wedding
On the day
After your wedding
Albums and Prints
Your wedding day is a one-off event and you should invest whatever your budget allows so you can book the photographer you prefer and receive the photos of your dreams. Are your lifetimes' memories worth the same or less than the cost of a car package or a boat trip? Don't ask someone to re-create another photographer as you won't be happy - choose that photographer instead as he/she will be worth that money to you in hindsight - I guarantee it!
If you like what I do and think I am the person and style for you please get in touch as I will do everything I can to meet your budget and requirements.
My pricing remains the same for everyone so everything I do is fair and you pay the same as someone else would for the same coverage or package. I OFFER A PRICE MATCH POLICY FOR A SIMILAR STANDARD PHOTOGRAPHER OFFERING A SIMILAR COVERAGE OR PACKAGE - PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS.
However, if you book 1 calendar year before your wedding I offer a 5% discount
If you book and pay the FULL BALANCE upon booking I offer 7% discount
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
My style and personality are set up to be a documentary wedding photographer. My style is candid, informal and natural wedding photography. When you book me I will photograph your day informally and unobtrusively capturing those special and beautiful moments that occur naturally.
I would say my style is geared up to 70% natural and 30% formal as I know from experience that there are group shots and other shots that we may need to be more formal with to provide a comprehensive record of your wedding day.
WHY ARE YOU DIFFERENT TO OTHER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS?
My creativity, passion and customer service stand me out from other photographers. Everything that I do is as personal to me as it is to you and I go the extra mile to achieve your requirements. Unlike other photographers or agencies, I do not cram in jobs or conveyor belt your wedding, so I arrive fresh and in a good frame of mind for your big day. From your initial enquiry to receiving your photographs, everything is done by myself so what you see on my website and social media is exactly what you will receive afterwards. I am meticulous in my work and planning and my mind is free and open to your ideas.
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHS WILL WE RECEIVE?
All of your wedding photographs will be delivered to you via USB so can be viewed on any smart TV or PC. You will also receive a secure password protected web gallery which stays online for 18 months enabling you and your family and friends worldwide to view and enjoy your wedding photographs. When I have finished editing the photographs I will place them, and the black and white and other versions on a cloud service for you to view, suggest any edits, crops, request more black and whites etc. Once you are happy you are free to download the finished full resolution versions instantly or you can wait a few days for your USB to arrive whilst still viewing them on your private gallery. Although I retain full worldwide copyright you have full usage rights and can use and print your photos for personal use only.
WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU HAVE NOT PHOTOGRAPHED AT OUR VENUE OR LOCATION BEFORE?
As a documentary wedding photographer, my primary goal is to record your wedding naturally as it happens. As you can see from my website and social media I have been photographing weddings around Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire and the UK for 2 decades, with over a decade of this also photographing weddings throughout Europe, predominantly Italy, Cyprus, and Malta.
I will meet you at your venue for my initial appointment and then also met you at your venue a month beforehand for a free pre-wedding shoot so I will have had a look around for the opportunities and also liaised with the wedding coordinator for the house rules and inside knowledge as to the best areas in and outside the venue.
I AM METICULOUS AND LEAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO CHANCE
ARE YOU FULLY INSURED?
Yes...I have public liability and professional indemnity insurance. I take every precaution to ensure images are backed up both where I work and on a secure cloud with SmugMug/Dropbox
BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
CAN WE MEET YOU BEFORE OUR WEDDING?
Yes! I will meet you for an initial consultation and then 1 month beforehand for a pre-wedding meeting/shoot.
I am always available by prior appointment to video chat or can be contacted by email where I normally respond within 24 hours.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET IN TOUCH?
Send me an email via my say hello page (click the contact link)
I do not display my contact details on my website as the web bots pick this up and inundate me with unwanted emails, sales calls, spam, and fraud.
HOW DO WE BOOK?
Your date is secured upon the signing of a contract (done online) and receipt of a non-refundable booking fee of £200. I generally hold your enquiry date for 7 days to give you time to look at my pricing and what I can offer you and compare it to other quotes.
You can complete my contact form or navigate to my social media pages where my email and telephone number are available. The remainder of the balance is due 28 days before the wedding date. My advice to a couple planning their big day is once you have chosen a photographer you like the look and style of book them. As a photographer, I can only do one wedding on a specific date whereas other suppliers such as dresses, flowers, cake, cars, decorations etc can supply many weddings on one particular day.
I would love to be your photographer so please contact me to check my availability
ON THE DAY
HOW LONG DO YOU WORK ON THE WEDDING DAY?
Typically I will plan to arrive around 1 hour before my agreed start time to get ready and have a drink and prepare myself and my equipment. We will finalise my coverage time at your pre-wedding meeting.
DO YOU USE AN ASSISTANT OR SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
I usually photograph weddings alone for around 100 guests or less, but for the larger weddings, I can supply an assistant if required. Please ask for details.
DO YOU NEED FEEDING AT A WEDDING?
I am more than happy to bring along my lunch but if there is a spare main course or a sandwich and a cup of tea available for me on your wedding day then I would greatly appreciate it!
WHAT IF IT’S RAINING ON THE DAY?
I always bring along plenty of lighting equipment, so if it’s really bad outside we can find a place use inside. At some point during the day, there may be a break in the rain though, so if an opportunity presents itself we will venture outside for photos.
DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT?
I always have additional cameras and lenses, along with extra batteries, memory cards, lighting gear, and anything else I think might come in handy on your wedding day.
AFTER YOUR WEDDING
WHEN WILL WE SEE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
I endeavour to have the storyboard/proofs online in just four weeks, and the full wedding completed and received by you in six weeks. I will let you know when I start editing your wedding and give an ETA.
I know you are eager to see the photographs from your wedding day as soon as possible but I am a working photographer and will personally edit EVERY photo you receive. I limit myself to 25-30 weddings per year to get a balance of business and a good turnaround. I also offer a fast track service for a 2-week turnaround which involves me sending the photos to an external party to do the basics on before I finish them off myself so please ask about the price of this should you require it.
"If you want work well done, select a busy man - the other kind has no time"Elbert Hubbard
DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS AND PRINTS?
Yes. I offer options including an album or offer albums afterwards and use only the best supplier. You select the photos, I design the layout, you proof it online, and it then goes to print so its an easy process and I have lots of albums to choose from. You can order print packs through your private online gallery.