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Los Angeles & Destination Wedding Photographer

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HOW DO I BOOK YOU FOR MY WEDDING?

The first step is to get in touch with me. I’ll then try and meet you both in person or on Skype to hear more about you, your story, your plans and how you want the story of your wedding day told.

You’ll get a feel for whether I’m the right individual, the ideal personality and the best photographer for your specific needs and vision.

After that booking is done online and is so very simple!

WHAT PACKAGES DO YOU PROVIDE?

I keep it really simple with a couple of coverage options starting at 10 hrs minimum, to which you can add options dependent on your needs.  My standard package includes access to all the edited, high res files (with associated print rights) and an awesome slideshow set to music. I also make myself available to you for pre-wedding Skype calls as required.

HOW DO YOU CHARGE FOR DESTINATION WEDDINGS?

Firstly, I love to travel for weddings, so don't hesitate to contact me if you are planning a destination wedding. I charge based on your specific requirements, every wedding is different, and there are obviously extra costs such as travel and accommodation that must be covered by you guys. That being said, I'm open to exploring options for certain locations, so don't be shy.

WHAT ARE YOUR BASIC PAYMENT TERMS?

In addition to a signed contract, I require 50% of the total agreed fee as a non-refundable retainer to secure me for your wedding date.

HOW MANY PHOTOS DO WE GET AND WHEN?

My average delivery time for the full gallery of images is currently around 6weeks. I also do my best to deliver a few teaser images within 2 weeks. Every wedding is different so I can never commit to a number, but I tell clients when we meet that I usually deliver between 600-800 images for a 10hr + wedding day. Most of my weddings are 12hr days so I often deliver over this amount. I never release RAW files.

ARE THE IMAGES YOU DELIVER TO US EDITED?

Absolutely, I would never deliver any RAW or un-edited files to a client. After I have selected the final images for delivery (600-800 files), I then edit each file individually before converting to a full resolution jpeg file, which you will receive via electronic download from your private gallery.

None of the images are watermarked and I'm cool with you sharing online as long as you credit me!

DO WE PROVIDE YOU WITH A SHOT LIST FOR THE DAY?

A family photo list is a must, it helps us ensure we get the family shots you need & want. A shot list of moments (staged or otherwise) is not. Weddings are crazy, fluid, dynamic things and working off one of those shot lists created by wedding blogs is a non-starter for me. I'm not there to manufacture moments, re-create images of other photographers from Pinterest or to commit to achieving every expected shot. I'm there to document your story as it unfolds. I'm sure many photographers do like to work with shot lists and interrupt the flow of a day to pose everything, but that's just not me.

WOULD IT BE JUST YOU SHOOTING OUR WEDDING?

Unless you purchase a 2nd photographer option, yes. I'm very used to shooting alone but I do regularly work with a selection of very talented 2nd photographers as required. The larger the number of guests the more reason to have a 2nd photographer but there are other advantages to having 2 of us shooting your big day. I will walk you through these if/when we meet.

All 2nd photographers I work with are fellow professionals with their own flourishing businesses. No juniors or assistants are ever asked to 2nd shoot.

WHAT IS THE TYPICAL INVESTMENT YOUR CLIENTS MAKE?

My full wedding fee for 10hrs starts at $4900 but ultimately it all depends on the wedding and your requirements. The average investment for weddings is between $5-7k.

My UK/European wedding fees start at 2200 (GBP) + travel if I'm not due to be in-country at the time.

For access to the full pricing page, please get in touch

WHATS YOUR BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR US?

I say this on my front page because I think it's so important and sometimes overlooked - hire a photographer whose work you love but also make sure they are someone you are happy to hang out with on your big day. You can only figure that out if you meet and talk at length with your photographer before you book. Get to know them, ask lots of questions and if you get to the point where it feels like you're hiring a friend to shoot your wedding, and not just another vendor, then you're in a good place.

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