Of course! I love to engage with couples before they book me. It gives us a chance to have a get to know you and have a chat either over tea and cake or some people want to meet at a hotel like the Raddison Blu or the Green Hills Hotel, it's your choice.
For full-day coverage, I don’t put a time limit on the number of hours included. I normally cover the makeup and hair shots so that I get the whole story of the day, and aim to be at the wedding venue at least an hour before the day starts, I'm there until the last dance and the throwing of the bouquet
I would have to be seriously ill to miss your wedding day, but please be assured that I would always endeavour to find another photographer for you. My Son Callum is a very capable photographer and would be able to assist and he some times accompanies me on Weddings
Yes! I have both public liability and professional indemnity insurance. (Hiscox)
Do you shoot Group Photos ie Formal shots?
Your wedding photos wouldn’t be complete without a few shots of you with your nearest and dearest. my style is mostly informal, so don’t worry, we’ll always make this fun for you all. I usually advise around 10 - 15 group photos, so you don’t have to miss too much of your day, however, if you want to make a list I can shoot whatever you want :)
Some people including me hate their photo taken, however, I like clients to be comfortable around me and visa versa and it helps us get to know each other better, you get to see what I’m like with the camera and you get some beautiful fun photos to cherish. It is really important to me that you feel relaxed and comfortable by the time the wedding comes around. I don’t want to feel like a stranger showing up on your big day, so that’s why it’s always great to meet for a catch up first and then and do the pre-wedding shoot.
I use a Fujifilm Medium format GFX50 R and a Canon EOS R5 all cameras are Medium Format mirrorless and of the highest quality and are fitted with the highest quality prime lenses.
All of my cameras are equipped with two card slots which when a photograph is taken the camera writes to two cards simultaneously this minimizes the risk of losing the data.
Do you supply high res quality JPEG after they have been processed, and do you give out the raw files?
Yes we do supply high-resolution JPEG but not the RAW files which are Copywrite to me
Post-processing normally takes between 2 to 3 weeks depending on the amount taken on the day I will be keeping in contact and always like to send a couple of photographs the day or two after the wedding just to whet your appetite
Yes, of course, you can I work with some really creative people including Graphistudio Italy and other great business partners here in Jersey it The Framing Workshop and Captured Dreams
I don't personally however my son Callum Thorne is one of the leading Videographers on the island and a full Video package can be arranged to suit your budget.