How many hours are included in your packages?
ALL of my packages include full day coverage from morning prep to just after the first dance. Rather than cap my services at a certain number of hours I work with the schedule of your day to ensure that no special moments are missed. As a guide, I generally suggest my arrival 1.5-2 hours before the ceremony to capture prep, and finishing around 30 minutes after the first dance to capture all those dancefloor party shots!
How soon after the wedding will we receive our photos?
This typically depends on the time of year (i.e. longer in peak season), but even though my contract states 4-6 weeks I tend to deliver wedding galleries much quicker than this - 2-3 weeks if I don't have a lot of backlog!
How many photos will we get?
I get asked this question with almost every enquiry, and it really is a "how long is a piece of string?" kind of question! The number of images I can deliver depends entirely on your wedding - the length of the day, number of guests, and whether you have a second shooter are all factors. As a really rough estimation I would say for a full day wedding covering bridal prep to first dance with no second shooter, a minimum of 600 images can be expected. But as I say, this is entirely dependant on each individual wedding and I have been known to deliver more than double this amount on numerous occasions! Also, the more beautiful details you have for me to capture the better :)
Are you insured?
Yes! As well as having all of my equipment insured, I also have £5million Public Liability cover - which is required by some larger or historic venues in order to work there.
Do you travel?
Absolutely - both within the UK and abroad. I have been lucky enough to photograph weddings in such amazing locations as France, Italy, Greece and the Channel Islands - nowhere is too far! Please do get in touch if you're marrying abroad, I would love to hear from you.
Can we meet you before the big day?
Of course! I actually offer a pre-wedding shoot with all of my packages because I really believe these are so beneficial to each and every couple. Not only is this a great chance for us to meet and discuss all the details of your wedding day, but also for you to see how I work and allow you both to be more comfortable in front of the camera. Most couples tell me they are camera-shy or have feelings of awkwardness at being photographed. This is totally normal! In most cases you haven't done anything like this before, which makes the pre-wedding shoot even more important. Think of it like a practice run for your couple portraits on the big day :)
We would highly recommend Shelby! After searching for a wedding photographer (and there are loads) I came across Shelby and we both loved her style of photography. On our wedding day Shelby did a fab job of capturing our day and the majority of he time you wouldn't even know she was there. Our guests commented on how lovely Shelby was. We also received our photos in the post in a lovely box and we were amazed at how many of the photos we loved, there were so many! Our day was captured perfectly and we have lots of photos to look back on.
Shelby documented our wedding day perfectly catching unpredictable moments so well. Her candid photography caught all the fun, laughter and energy from the wedding which is exactly what we asked for. Her pictures of the venue and everyone in it are gorgeous and I'm not sure how she did it because she was completely unobtrusive! We will cherish the pictures forever, thank you Shelby.
We booked Shelby for our wedding photographer in a bit of a last minute panic, and I am so happy we did :) She's AMAZING, she was really unobtrusive in the best possible way, giving us direction when we needed it and making us feel so comfortable. I am so in love with all the photos from our day, she really captured the atmosphere of the wedding perfectly! Also, receiving all the photos on a USB is brilliant, we're having such trouble trying to decide which ones to print out, they're all so great!! Super long review I know, but we're just so over the moon! I couldn't recommend Shelby more! xxx
Shelby was absolutely amazing on our wedding day. She captured so many fantastic shots of the day and we couldn't be happier with her work. She not only made us feel relaxed from start to finish but we had loads of fun taking the photos with her. It's amazing how much more relaxed we were after having done the recommended engagement shoot. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Thanks again for everything Shelby! Sean & Kate xxx
We spoke with lots of different photographers and eventually found some of Shelby’s work on a wedding blog. We were immediately excited because her photos are natural-looking and truly descriptive of the atmosphere of the day; showing everything from the build-up to the evening dancing. From initial emails, Shelby was very attentive and helpful, and readily accommodated all of our many questions sent over email due to us living off-island. The final photos illustrate the moments we remember best, as well as parts of the day that we missed and are now thrilled to have recorded. The lighting and colours are absolutely beautiful, and we so appreciate all the hard work that was put into the shooting and careful editing of each shot. We couldn’t recommend Shelby more for her professionalism and talent!
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