MY LOVE for photography was born from travel, a need to expand, explore the world and break free. At 31 I had followed a steady path, further education, university, a good job, nice home, reliable car. I was living for my weekends, looking for more and when the opportunity came to travel I took it!
Leaving my beloved saxophone behind was going to be hard, how would I cope without playing, without jazz? My plan when I landed in Katmandu was to pickup an entry level DSLR, pop in a card and shoot! Eureka, I had a creative vent and never could I have imagined that ten years later I would have my very own photography business.
YOUR NUMBER ONE QUESTION
We want to know that we will LOVE having you as part of our day John, how can we be sure?
Great question! I never ever just turn up on your wedding day! I’ll be at your wedding and I’ll be capturing some of the most intimate and treasured moments imaginable it’s every bit as important to me that we have a great working relationship (and we get on) as it is to you. To guarantee this happens we meet up, have a coffee (bit partial to herbal tea actually) and we see how it goes. Most of my clients choose to have an engagement or pre-wedding shoot which means we hang out, take lots of great photos of you two looking blissfully happy or slurping smoothies (whatever your thing is) and we get to know each other. For your wedding photos to look exactly how you want them I will get to know who you are inside and out.
YOUR SECOND MOST POPULAR QUESTION
Do we have to pay upfront? I want you working with me to be as pleasurable an experience as your wedding day and that’s a hard act to beat! You pay only 25% of the total fee when you ask me to guarantee and secure your wedding date, and then you pay the remainder one month before your big day. Many of my happy couples pay everything upfront so they’ve more to play with for the rest of the planning. You choose to suit your needs.
ONE MORE THING
I know we’re jumping months ahead but how do we see our wedding photos on the website? I don’t want everyone to be able to see them before we choose our favourites. ME TOO! To ensure your privacy I will create an online password protected gallery (see website client area as an example) specifically for you. Once you have chosen your photos you go ahead and share them as you wish. Before then it’s hush hush. I will never share your images with anyone without your permission.
Got another question not answered here? Email or call me, always happy to help.
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