How long have you been a photographer?
I’ve been working in photography for 25 years now, starting on film, when as necessary to learn all the manual settings and light techniques. I had the opportunity to work with fashion photography and I know use all my experiences and knowledge towards the wedding photography.
How far do you travel?
Just like Columbus I was willing to find out if the world was flat or round. And soon I discovered that Columbus was right in that the world was round and have travelled all over it for work and for fun! There is no limit to where I will go.
What cameras and kit do you use? Do you have backups?
I’m a big Canon fan and have been for 20 years. I have the top of the range Camera lenses and lighting which is serviced and renewed on a regular basis, with back-up to complete the job if required.
Are you insured?
Insurance is a vital part of our industry so the answer is a big yes, and I would recommend that you don’t use anyone who doesn’t own 2 cameras or can’t provide you with a certificate of insurance.
How long after the wedding will we see the images?
You may be aware that processing can take some time to apply your style of effects onto your captured images. We aim to get these processed and ready for you within 4-6 weeks after your wedding day (please be aware that at peak times or weddings abroad, it may take a little longer).
Do you work with a second photographer?
Yes, I always have with me an assistant photographer. You can also add to your package a second photographer if you require one photographer entirely dedicated to the groom party.
Do you also provide video services?
Yes, we offer a highlight video and a solo videographer will be added to our team to capture your wedding day.
Can we order prints with you?
Yes. All our couples receive a online gallery with protected password and a online store to order prints, frames, albums etc. (We also give loads of voucher to spend there!!)
Do you offer pre-wedding shoots?
Yes. Having a pre-wedding shoot is a great way for you to get out all your nerves, learn to be more comfortable in front of the camera and for me to work out your best angles, all of which result in better pictures on your wedding day.
Leigh was recommended to us by one of our friends to cover our wedding, and what a recommendation he was! He superbly captured our wedding day and we can’t thank him enough. Right from the outset he showed true professionalism. He met us at our wedding reception venue prior to the wedding to discuss our plans for the big day, offering practical suggestions to help meet our requirements. His friendly, calm manner on the day was just what we needed! The photographs captured were brilliant, natural and artistic - he helped us take advantage of the wonderful surroundings at our wedding venue. The icing on the cake was the unique video presentation of the highlights from the day as well as the presentation box of the memory stick and key photos - this was a beautiful touch!
I could not recommend him highly enough! We wanted a natural feeling that captured the 'magic' of the day. We were not disappointed! The photos Leigh created for us were absolutely pieces of art in their own right - he allowed for a relaxed and natural environment and did an absolutely fantastic job of keeping me calm in the chaos and run up to the church. During the day he just blended in with guests and captured many spontaneous and special moments, without us even knowing he was snapping away! We have also been incredibly impressed with the attention to detail and editing of the photos after the wedding, well worth the wait!
We honestly cannot recommend Leigh highly enough. He was the photographer for our wedding and him and Renata did such an amazing job. The photos speak for themselves but throughout the whole process, they were so helpful and professional. We also had an engagement shoot which was great to put both our minds at ease - neither of us felt comfortable in front of a camera but Leigh made the whole experience very relaxed. On the big day itself, neither of us can really remember any cameras being around! We were worried given how small the church was that it might be a bit intrusive to have photos and a video, but the whole team were amazing at very subtly managing to capture the whole day! Thank you so much Leigh and Renata for capturing our day so amazingly, I didn't appreciate how much the photos would mean to us and I'm so glad we made the right investment with you as no one warns you how quickly the day goes! You've given us such amazing memories to hold on to for a lifetime and we're so grateful.
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