If you want to know more about my approach to wedding photography, how I work, what to expect, and my prices, then you’re on the right page!
SO YOU LIKE MY PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
HOW ABOUT A CHAT?
If you like my style of wedding photography and think I could be the right photographer for you, then please get in touch to find out if I have your wedding date free.
Assuming I have your date free, as a next step, I always suggest meeting for a cuppa and a chat. This way, I can hear all about your wedding plans and photography requirements and come up with a customised quote that will ensure that your memories are documented just the way you want them. I’ll also bring a sample album with me so you can see exactly what you’d be getting.
This chat can also happen via video call if you’re not local to Winchester – whatever is easiest for you.
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 six 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, we 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
I will take lots of shots throughout your wedding day and absolutely love capturing emotion, interaction and all those special details. I work creatively with minimal fuss so that you can 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, all you have left are your photos. So let’s make the most of them. Let’s create a beautiful handmade wedding album to instantly bring back all those wonderful memories with every turn of the page.
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!
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
I’m based in Winchester, and typically cover Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey weddings.
I love to travel and shoot at different wedding venues, so if your wedding is a little further afield that’s no problem.
To find out my availability for your wedding, please complete my contact form with all your wedding details and I’ll get back to you ASAP.
WHAT PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES DO YOU OFFER?
My wedding photography packages start at £1250 and I offer both half and full day photography coverage.
All packages include:
- A 1 hour pre-wedding consultation to talk about your plans and wedding day schedule
- High-quality, fully-edited digital images for you to download and print as you wish
- A password-protected online gallery for you to share with your family and friends
- 1 hardback fine-art paper album, linen bound in your choice of colour, with USB and presentation box – the perfect way to keep your precious memories alive with every turn of the page
- Travel within a 60-mile radius of Winchester. (For weddings further afield, additional travel and accommodation costs may apply.)
- Engagement (or pre-wedding) shoots are available to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera before your big day.
- A 2nd photographer – ideal for weddings with 100+ guests
- Additional wedding album options for family and friends
If you would like a copy of my brochure which includes full information about the different packages I offer, please complete the form on my contact page and I will send one to you.
HOW DO WE BOOK?
Like most photographers I generally get booked fairly far in advance, so please get in touch as soon as possible via my contact page to check my availability.
If I’m available, I recommend either a video chat or meeting in person to make sure we click before you go ahead with your booking.
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 FAR IN ADVANCE DO WE NEED TO BOOK?
Good wedding photographers get booked up 1-2 years in advance, especially for weekend weddings from May to September – so booking as early as you can is recommended to avoid disappointment.
I am now almost fully booked for 2020, with space for only a handful of additional weddings.
I already have some bookings for 2021, and plenty availability in 2022.
Please get in touch via my contact page to find out if I'm free on your wedding date.
SHOULD WE BOOK AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT?
Most people feel apprehensive about getting their photos taken. An engagement (or pre-wedding) shoot gives you the chance to start feeling relaxed in front of my camera, and also gives us the chance to get to know each other better, so it's a really great idea to help you feel camera-confident before your big day.
Your shoot would ideally take place 3-4 months before of your wedding.
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 (which is why you're hiring a pro, of course!) 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.
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, we can between us 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.
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 and for more information about my wedding photography packages and prices.
Wedding photography package prices start at £1250.