I've listed some of the frequently asked questions here.
Where are you based?
I am based between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland.
What are the travel costs?
I love to travel and go to even most remote places in Scotland. My travel costs are free of charge within 20 miles of Edinburgh and Glasgow and at £0.35/mile UK wide. I do not charge extra for travel time.
For early start/late night or remote locations, I might require an overnight accommodation.
Destination weddings are at the actual cost of transportation plus 2 nights accommodation. I will always give you a travel quote so there are no hidden costs.
Are you insured?
Yes, I am fully insured with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Cover.
What’s the booking process and do you have a contract & deposit?
Yes, I will send you my wedding photography agreement and you can sign it in person or online. To confirm booking I charge a deposit of 25%-50% price. Payment can be done via cash, bank transfer or PayPal (please note that there is additional 5% PayPal fee).
Couple weeks before the wedding, I will need you to fill in a pre-wedding questionnaire to get all the details about your day, such as timing, locations, your list of suppliers and any other things I should know.
Can we chat in person?
Of course! I’d love to meet you in person to get to know your personality and style. It’s essential that we’re not strangers on your day! I can also give you advice with all photography related. Such as best times for couple photoshoot, lighting of the venue, etc.
Do you work with a second shooter?
I usually work on my own but I can bring along the second shooter if requested.
I highly recommend second shooter for weddings of 150+ guests.
What gear do you use & do you have a backup?
Dedicated Canon-person here. I currently shoot with two full frame cameras Canon 6D and Canon 5D MkII with 24-70mm zoom, 50mm and 85mm prime lenses, external flash and number of batteries and SD & CF cards. Always have a backup – every time I have 2 cameras on hand just in case one breaks! I also love to use Polaroid (Instax Wide), let me know and can bring it along for your guests to use!
What can I do to prepare for the photoshoot?
I love Pinterest boards and visual inspirations, so I always recommend that you gather some inspiration for your photoshoot before our initial meeting to show me what you like.
If you’d like we can also arrange pre-wedding or engagement couple photo session so you can get comfortable in front of the camera!
What details do you need to know before the wedding day?
I will ask you to fill in a pre-wedding questionnaire where you can give me as much detail as possible, with complete wedding day timing and I will also ask you to list any sensitive issues in the family. If anything changes please let me know, also make me aware of any surprises or special traditions!
For the couple portraits, it’s ideal to reserve about 30-45 minutes. If possible during later hours in the afternoon or just before sunset. But given how unpredictable Scottish weather is, anytime of the day is good but some flexibility is welcome in case the weather is too bad during dedicated time. Ideally I’d ask to schedule at least 30 minutes at any point during the day and then sneak out for 15 minutes just before the sunset.
Do you take group portraits?
Yes! I will ask you for a list of desired shots so it can run smooth and quickly. As I’m usually working without an assistant, I’d usually request to have somebody who knows both families on hand to call out people.
Shall we provide food for you?
On full-day events, I reserve a short break for lunch during a quieter period. Vegetarian option of the meal would be very welcome.
When can we expect first photographs?
As a little treat, you can expect first few photographs right next day after your wedding. I usually do a small selection of my favourite shots so you can share the happy news!
Do you provide all the photographs taken during the day?
During the day I usually take 1500+ shots. I carefully go through all of them and to select and edit for the final selection. As I care about quality and want to provide just the best experience for my clients I don’t provide unedited photos. I always make sure to not forget any important detail though and if you feel like there’s not enough pictures of someone, I’ll check if I haven’t forgotten something.
What’s the process for delivery of the photos?
Oh yes! After you approve the selection online and any payment is made to my account in full, photos are delivered on USB via Royal Mail or in an online gallery. The process usually takes no longer than 6 weeks. From the final selection, you can choose the photos to use in your album. It may take another couple weeks to receive the finished album.
Will the photos have any watermarks?
No, all final photos are watermark free and ready to print and frame. I use watermarks only for selection preview. As the final photos are watermark free, I’d request if you could credit me when you use them on social media by linking to my website.
Do you offer prints and wedding albums?
Yes, I offer personalized fine art wedding albums and prints either as part of the collection or add-on. Get in touch for more details.
Will the photos be published?
If not agreed otherwise, by working with me you kindly agree with sharing the photos in my portfolio, social media and associated websites (wedding blogs, directories, etc.). You also agree to retain my copyright when possible. By linking to my portfolio and/or social media, and not use or supply photographs for any commercial use. You’re granted full printing rights with the photographs for your personal use.
What’s your qualification and experience?
My first wedding was back in 2012 and I’ve been shooting them ever since, as well as portraiture, fashion, and editorial photography. I don’t think that official qualification is needed in our field, with so many resources and so many great talented self-taught photographers out there. I have BA(Hons) in Photography from Edinburgh University and a Professional Diploma in Photography (DiS.) from Prague Graphic School. Still, I believe that I learned most by simply doing what I love and working with so many creative and inspiring people!