How many photographs do we receive?
I typically deliver between 400 and 700 images from your wedding day depending on how long I am with you and on the nature of your celebration. I individually edit every single image from your wedding day (sometimes obsessively so!), and make sure that you receive only the highest quality of images. My goal is to tell your story as it happened. I believe in a “less is more” philosophy. I would rather give you a few hundred amazing photographs, than a couple of thousand very average ones. Quality over quantity.
Will all my photos be edited and retouched?
All of the images that I provide you are print ready, edited for contrast, sharpness and colour tones. All images that go to print in your album, canvas prints or any other print order are further edited for blemishes.
How many photographers will there be on my wedding day?
One – me. You can opt for a 2nd photographer at an additional charge. All of the 2nd photographers that I use are professionals in their own right and run their own photography businesses too.
Do you offer wedding albums?
Yes I do, the Auckland package includes a premium 30 page Bellissimo Classico album. You can also order one up to 12 months after your wedding day.
Do you back up the photo’s?
Yes! During the day and as soon as I get back to the studio. I only use pro Nikon cameras which allow me to shoot to multiple cards at the same time so even if one corrupted (a chance in a thousand) not a single image would be lost. Once I get home I back up the files onto two encrypted external hard drives and also uploaded to a cloud storage area. Once edited the process is repeated.
What is ‘copyright’ and can we print photo’s or create our own albums from our USB?
Yes, absolutely! They are your wedding photos and you can do as you wish with them. Whoever owns the copyright of a photo owns that photo and the right to do with it as they wish. As with the majority of wedding photographers in the UK, I own the copyright of the photos I take at your wedding. I then provide you with a licence for unlimited personal use. This means you can post them on social media, share them with friends and family, and get albums and prints made. The only thing you cannot do is use the photos for commercial or business use. For example if your friend owned a wedding planning business and wanted to use some of the photos I took at your wedding for their Facebook page/website/brochure, the licence wouldn’t cover this. You or they would need to contact me for a separate licence to use them for this purpose (in this example I would probably would say yes).
How long do you stay for on the wedding day?
Well that’s up to you. If you book the Auckland or Florence package then I will be there from the bridal prep and I won’t stop until the band/DJ get well into the slow songs.
We are thinking about getting married in Italy/Mexico/New Zealand, can we still book you?
Erm…YES!! I love to travel. I find destination weddings exciting and a fantastic opportunity to experience something new. Although my package costs a little more for destination weddings this is only to cover my extra travel and accommodation expenses. I don’t charge anything extra for my travel time, even if it involves a 28 hour flight – like the one in New Zealand.
Are you insured??
Yes I have full professional indemnity and public liability insurance. Do not book a photographer who cannot provide you proof of this as some venues will not allow them onsite without it.