INFORMATION & FAQs
WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE THE MINI SHOOT?
First I will ask you where you and your partner would prefer to meet for your mini shoot. Because I need to plan my travel, if I don’t have a location confirmed one week prior to our scheduled session – then, unfortunately you will automatically lose your slot. So please respond as promptly as you can!
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE MINI SHOOT?
I’ll send you a text to confirm our meeting point in the morning. During the first part of the session, we’ll usually have an informal walk and talk so I get to know a bit more about your plans for your wedding and what you’re looking for with your photography. After about ten minutes we’ll then get onto the photos! I like to try and capture more candid photos than posed but I will give you some directions so you won’t be left on your own.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE MINI SHOOT?
After the shoot, I’ll go through the photos and select the best few to send to you both. You’ll receive these along with some information about the packages available.
WHERE DO WE MEET FOR THE MINI SHOOT
By default, the meeting location is Victoria Park – East London
If you have a specific location that you’d like the mini shoot to take place at, please let me know. A £30 deposit will need to be taken for any locations outside of zone 4.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?
I understand things can happen and plans might need to change. For non-emergencies, I ask that you give me as much notice as possible (at least 72 hours), as I can only see one couple a day. If a couple cancels last minute then that usually leaves me with no time to fill their space. Be aware that if you cancel you may have to wait months for the next free slot!
WHAT DO WE WEAR?
This is completely up to you! I usually suggest that couples wear clothes that reflect their personalities. You can be as formal or as casual as you like. Keep in mind that you’ll need to dress for the weather as all mini shoots take place outside.
WHAT ABOUT BAD WEATHER?
I’m happy to shoot in all weather. I will only reschedule a mini shoot if the weather is bad enough to be dangerous (intense thunderstorms for instance). If it rains then I’d usually try and make a feature of it. I suggest bringing umbrellas which can be used as props and can look great in photos.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE THE PHOTOS?
You’ll receive your photos within two weeks of the session.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE?
This depends on the location, lighting and other factors but on average you’ll receive between 5-10 images.
CAN I SHARE/PRINT THE PHOTOS?
Yes you can share and print the images as much as you like.
ARE THEY WATERMARKED?
Yes they are watermarked with a small logo. This will be removed if a booking is made.
CAN I ONLY HAVE THE PHOTOS IF I BOOK?
No, you will receive the images even if you don’t decide to book.
WHY IS IT FREE?
Arranging mini shoots with newly engaged couples gives me a chance to find clients I’d like to work with. It’s also a great opportunity for me to test out new lenses and creative ideas in a non-pressure environment.
CAN YOU SHARE THE PHOTOS OF US?
As a photographer, an important part of promoting ourselves is by showing examples of our work. This is why I will usually take one or two images from each mini shoot to share on my social media channels and website.
Legally I own the copyright to any images I take, but I will never share images of couples if they are not happy for me to do so. So if you are not comfortable for your photos to be used for promotional purposes, please let me know in advance.