We aren't naturals in front of the camera, can you help?
This is completely fine and more common than you might think! I don’t like fake reactions in photos and overly posed formal shots either. How I work is to just be there and to anticipate those moments that you actually want to see in your photographs. I have learned how to observe people and to capture the reactions that are really going to make you smile when you see the photos after! There will be times when you won’t even notice that I am taking your photo. If you are really nervous engagement shoots can be a good idea; it gives you a chance to get used to being in front of the camera. Overall, there is no pressure and no need to do anything in particular. It is all very relaxed, the aim being for you to react naturally, be comfortable and have fun! After all, it is your wedding day and you want to enjoy your time, not end up feeling stressed about the photos.
Do you travel to photograph weddings?
Yes, I shoot weddings all over the UK. I am based in London and for any weddings, in England, the travel costs are included in the packages. For the rest of the UK and further afield, the fee will include the price of the package you want plus any travel expenses such as trains, flights and accommodation.
What's your style and approach to photographing a wedding?
My style is natural, beautiful, creative and authentic. The style is a reflection of my approach, which is primarily to document the day as it happens, capturing the natural and intimate moments. Even when photographing your couples portraits I will give a little direction, but in the main I want you to be you and to feel relaxed and have fun.
Do you take family and group photos during the day?
Yes, of course. This is the one time you have all your loved ones together so I understand you might want some family or group photos. They can easily end up eating up the time, so I aim to keep this part of the day short and informal so you can spend lots of time with your family and friends. I recommend no more than 10 setups, which will take about 20 minutes. I can help advise on groups and plan when and where is the best time to do these.
How many photos do we get?
There is no set number of images but you will get all the fabulous ones from the day and plenty to tell the story of your wedding day. You can, on average, expect roughly 600-800 from a full day’s wedding coverage and about 100 or so from an engagement shoot. All of these come with a full personal print licence in both high and low resolution, ready for printing or sharing online.
Fiona is not only an incredibly talented photographer but also a very friendly person. During the wedding preparations, Fiona has been very attentive to our needs and helpful in advising us. Her responsiveness and attention to detail are second to none. On the wedding day, she created the most amazing wedding pictures.
Fiona was an invaluable part of our big day. She was unobtrusive but ever-present; documenting the wedding without either of us noticing until we needed to. She was relaxed, helpful and ended up feeling like an old friend instead of a wedding contractor!
Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for your help and beautiful photography on our wedding day. We were more than thrilled with the day and it all went even better than we could have ever dreamed of. You were a big part of that! Your professional, friendly and warm manner made us feel like you were another good friend or member of the family sharing the day with us.
We enjoyed working with you so much. You were brilliantly professional and just a nice person to be around. You managed to be visible and invisible as needed, which is quite a skill. The photos capture the day perfectly, including so many funny moments that we didn't realise had happened until afterwards.
Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding photos; they bring a smile to our faces every time we look at them. You were brilliant to work with throughout the entire process, from our engagement shoot to visiting the venue and planning the day, to the wedding itself. You were able to capture so many intimate moments between the two of us, as well as the joy and laughter throughout the day. The album you have made for us is just beautiful; it really shows off your work and is a perfect keepsake. We spent a lot of time researching photographers when we were planning our wedding because we knew that the memories that would be captured would be something we would treasure. Your natural style of photography and the way you capture the light so beautifully was just what we were looking for. We couldn’t be happier to have found you and would recommend you to anyone.
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