F A Q
You've got questions, and I've got the answers!
Below are my most frequently asked questions I get asked as an Elopement photographer, which should hopefully cover anything you guys wanna know. Take your time and read through them all and if you still have questions don't hesitate to drop me a message!
Honesty & authenticity because you deserve nothing less
How long have you been an elopement photographer for?
I first started to take photography seriously when I was backpacking India + Nepal. I came home and decided I wanted to continue to capture epic landscapes but with humans, and tell their love stories through adventurous storytelling. That was two years ago and I literally couldn't imagine doing anything else.
How many elopements and weddings do you take a year?
I don't tend to shoot over 10 weddings per year so can get booked up quickly. The reason I do this is I want to give you all of me, my total focus and my best results. The wedding is important, the images are crucial, but none of that happens without building a relationship and getting to know each other first. This all means more to me than numbers.
Where are you based?
I'm a Cornwall Elopement Photographer based in Newquay, UK. As you will get an idea of from my website, I am in love with the roam so no distance is too far. (especially if you supply rum or pizza)
How many images do you include?
Each package I offer differs in the amount of images supplied. I don't like to give a set number as I don't believe in holding back images and making you pay for more like some photographers do.
We have never had photos taken as a couple, what is the experience like?
EPIC! Fun and super chilled. Go to the 'experience' page for a whole section on this which will give you a full breakdown of how laidback and awesome the whole experience is. Also check out my testimonials. Failing that bring alcohol, shots for the win.
What is your turnaround time?
By limiting myself to fewer elopements per year it means I can turn around your images quicker.
Couples/Engagements/Pre wedding shoots on average are about 3 weeks. Weddings on average around 5-6 weeks.
Which is the best pizza?
Great Question. Simple answer... ALL PIZZA. But in all seriousness, WETDOG PIZZA in Newquay do a 20 inch pizza carved himself by god. Honestly its that good. And no this isn't an advert, however WETDOG if your reading this and want to sponsor me with free pizza for life I'm down.
Do you give out unedited RAW images?
My final images are fully edited in the style you see on my website and I truly believe half the magic is in the editing. I would never release a photo unless totally finished and an accurate representation of my work.
How does payment work?
For elopements and weddings I require a 50% non refundable retainer to confirm the booking. The remaining 50% is due 3 months before the elopement / wedding.
For Couples shoots the same applies but 50% is due two months before the shoot date.
Can you photoshop us?
I believe in shooting your most natural and truest self so other than skin blemishes etc I don't alter anything. However if you would like to photoshop yourself and your lover riding sharks with frickin laser beams attached to their heads, that I can do.
What if we need to cancel/rearrange?
If you have already put down a non-refundable retainer for a certain date and have to move it that retainer is legally non refundable and a new retainer would need to be taken to secure a new date.
What happens if the weather is bad?
I 100% ENCOURAGE to shoot in and embrace whatever weather we have for your day. Some of the best shots i have captured are on these days, they are more unique and beautiful. In fact I pray for wind on the shoot day.
If however the weather is really shitty and there's no chance of us being able to shoot without dying then I can reschedule.
How does covering travel expenses work?
This totally depends on the shoot/location etc but the best thing is to drop me a message with the details and I'll let you know.
Do you photography families/maternity?
Yes, I do in certain circumstances. As with all shoots, connection is the biggest thing for me and if I feel I am right for what you are looking for.
Do you offer discounts?