If you want to know more about my approach to wedding photography, how I work, and what to expect, then you’re on the right page!
SO YOU LIKE MY PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
HOW ABOUT A CHAT?
From the minute we start chatting, I am emotionally invested in you and your love story. To me, it doesn’t matter if your style is pretty high heels or a pair of hiking boots. I’m honoured to help tell your unique love story through images, and I’m here to give you the best possible experience.
Taking time to get to know my couples is really important to me, as it’s only when you’re comfortable enough to let your personalities shine through in front of the camera that the magic really happens. And that’s what I’m here for – to capture those authentic, wonderful moments and turn them into beautiful images for you to treasure.
YOUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT
LET’S BANISH ANY CAMERA-SHY NERVES
Engagement (or pre-wedding) shoots are available as part of my offering, and are the perfect thing for couples who are camera-shy, think they look terrible in photos or say they hate having their picture taken. Why? Because they’re designed entirely with your comfort in mind and to give you some practice in front of the camera before the big day.
Together we’ll spend a relaxed hour, walking, talking and getting to know each other better while I snap away with my camera. It’s all about having some fun and capturing the connection between you. So the more you can mess about and make each other laugh, pull silly faces and sneak a quick kiss, the better!
And the result?
Lots of beautiful, happy and relaxed photos!
EASY AND RELAXED
Lorna made the whole experience so easy and relaxed. She was so welcoming and professional. I don’t really like my photo being taken, yet it felt like we were just meeting a friend for a day out. I cannot recommend Lorna enough!!! Her work is amazing and she certainly has an eye for detail.
KIM & GEMMA
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR WEDDING PLANS!
I WANNA HEAR ALL THE DETAILS
I’m always on hand to answer any questions, but about two to three weeks before your wedding we’ll schedule a call to chat through all the details of your wedding day. This will include the timeline for your day and group shots. This way, you can be sure that we’re on the same page, that I’ll be in the right place at the right time and that your wedding photography coverage will be just the way you want it.
WOOHOO! YOUR WEDDING DAY HAS ARRIVED!
HAVE FUN AND ENJOY EVERY MINUTE
On the day itself, I will be a helpful and calming presence, offering support and gentle guidance when needed.
So that your photos are a true and honest reflection of your day, my aim is to blend in with your guests and photograph your wedding as it naturally unfolds, without interfering too much. And I absolutely love capturing emotion, interaction and all those special details that make your day unique to you.
By working creatively with minimal fuss, you'll be able to enjoy your day without lining up for endless photographs. In fact, a lot of the time you won’t even know I’m there, which I believe is just the way it should be.
YOUR WEDDING ALBUM
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD
Long after the final drops of champagne have been drunk, your finery worn, and the last of the cake crumbs swept away, your photos will be the lasting reminder of your very special day.
So let’s make the most of them.
Let’s create a beautiful wedding album to instantly bring back all those wonderful memories with every turn of the page.
Let's chat about your wedding
I'D LOVE TO BE PART OF YOUR SPECIAL DAY
These are the questions I'm most often asked, but if you think of anything else, please drop me an email or give me a bell!
WHAT PACKAGES DO YOU OFFER?
As every wedding is different, I offer a range of packages to suit your needs and budget.
Get in touch to arrange a chat to go through all your options.
- An initial consultation and pre-wedding meeting, either in person or by video chat, and as much help and advice as you need along the way
- One or two photographers on the day, depending on what you need
- A beautiful, private online gallery with your final edited photos, from which you can download and share your photos with family and friends
- Full personal printing and sharing rights
- The option of a beautiful, handmade album as part of your package, or to add on at a later date
DO YOU OFFER BESPOKE PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES?
I'd be happy to discuss the options to fit your needs and budget.
Get in touch and I'm sure we can work something out!
DO YOU COVER DESTINATION WEDDINGS?
Absolutely! I love to travel and would LOVE to photograph your wedding anywhere in the world!
Get in touch to tell me all about your plans and I can put together a tailormade offer for you.
WE'RE SUPER AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. WILL THAT BE OK?
Please know that I do not expect you to be models. My job is to direct you in a way that helps you relax, feel natural, and be your true comfortable selves in front of my lens. You do not need to practice poses, study Pinterest pins or let the nerves take over.
If you'd like a bit of practice in front of the camera, then how about an enagement (or pre-wedding) shoot 3-4 months before your wedding?
It's the perfect thing to get you comfortable. By the end of the session you’ll feel like it’s just been an enjoyable walk in the park, and any camera nerves will soon float away. Plus you'll get some lovely photos to show for it!
Have a think and let me know.
HOW DO WE BOOK?
Dates are reserved on a first-come first-served basis by submitting a signed photography agreement and a non-refundable booking fee of £300.
Full payment is required 30 days before your wedding.
If you would rather pay in monthly instalments to help spread the costs then this is something I’d be more than happy to discuss. Just let me know.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET OUR PHOTOS?
Shooting any wedding is only 10% of a good photographer’s work. The other 90% happens afterwards. This includes culling all those images with eyes half shut or unflattering poses, followed by a careful edit of each individual image.
Whilst I hate keeping people waiting (and I know how keen you will be to see your wedding photos!) I truly believe that quality is more important than speed, so it can take anything up to 8 weeks for delivery of images (particularly in busier, summer months).
If you’ve booked a second photographer, I also edit their work to ensure style consistency, so this will affect timings.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
This will depend on a variety of things, such as how long you've booked me for, number of guests, whether or not there's a second photographer and whether there are location changes during the booked time (i.e. times I am unable to photograph).
In order to photograph your wedding as it naturally unfolds and to get the best coveage possible, I usually take multiple shots. Some photos will be culled immediately (e.g. if people blink, suddenly sneeze, or if something unpredictable happens.)
Generally speaking, I always strive for quality over quantity with the end result being a beautiful collection of all the best photos from your wedding for you to treasure for years to come.
So you can get an idea of what to expect, I’d be very happy to share a couple of complete galleries with you. Just drop me a line and ask.
SHOULD WE BOOK A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
There are a number of benefits in having a second photographer:
- If you’re having a big wedding (100+ guests) it’s impossible for me to capture all the fun, so having a second photographer is really useful.
- He/She can provide a different perspective at the ceremony which means we can capture more amazing shots.
- If you and your partner are getting ready at different locations, between us we can capture all those pre-wed nerves and excitement and can therefore tell the story of both of you getting ready.
- If you’re only having a short drinks reception (of just an hour), a second photographer can be really useful so that I can concentrate on the group and couple photographs, while my second photographer concentrates on taking relaxed shots of your guests.
I have a list of trusted professional photographers I frequently work with (who complement my style), so if this is of interest, please let me know as soon as you can (and, at the latest, 6 weeks before your big day) and I’ll happily organise this for you.
To ensure all your photos are in-keeping with my style, I edit and deliver the second photographer’s photos along with my own.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU'RE ILL ON THE DAY?
Illness has yet to stop me from performing my duties. (I'm a hardy Scottish lass, and rarely get ill – touch wood!) However, if I am seriously ill and unable to attend your wedding then I will use my network to get another photographer to take my place. Just as with a second photographer, I would also edit their work in my style and deliver the photos to you personally.
ARE YOU INSURED AND BACKED UP?
Absolutely. For your peace of mind, I have public liability (up to £5m) and professional indemnity insurance. If your venue requires proof of insurance certificates I would be more than happy to provide them on request.
I always have a spare camera body with me on a wedding day should one fail. My camera also has two memory card slots so I’ve always got duplicates if one memory card fails. Your photos will also be backed up onto 2 external hard-drives and cloud storage.
LORNA REALLY PUT US AT OUR EASE
Lorna did an amazing job photographing our wedding – aside from capturing all the right moments and taking beautiful photos, she was a pleasure to be around, and really put us at our ease on the big day. Lorna was supportive and patient, and was nothing but helpful throughout the whole process.
TOM & EMILY
Lorna was supportive and patient, and was nothing but helpful throughout the whole process.
TOM & EMILY
Lorna’s photographs are beautifully natural and captured the atmosphere perfectly.
KATIE & KEVIN
Lorna made us feel completely at ease and was everything we were looking for in a wedding photographer.
CHARLOTTE & CHRISTOPHER
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Does this sound like the sort of wedding photography service you’re looking for?
If yes, then I’d love to hear from you!
Please get in touch to find out if I’m available on your wedding date.