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What is your style?
I love to shoot unposed and natural wedding and event photographs. Capturing the emotions and detail is what is important to me. I am influenced by documentary street photography and try to capture spontaneous and magical moments as they occur. I include a mixture of both colour and black and white photographs in your wedding gallery.
Do you photograph groups and bride and groom portraits?
While I love the documentary style of my images, I fully understand that couples and event organisers love to have group shots included as part of the wedding day or event. I usually suggest couples set a limit of 10-15 group shots as you will find this takes a considerable amount of time to organise.

As for bride and groom portraits, I usually shoot a few mini-sessions, usually before the wedding breakfast and during the Golden Hour (the hour before sunset) to capture some quiet and romantic moments between the two of you.
Do we get to see all of the images taken from our wedding or event?
I always include the very best images from your wedding day or event in the final gallery. I may take a sequence of images in order to achieve the best possible version, especially for group shots where people may blink, move or turn away from the camera. When I edit the images, only the best are selected to feature in your gallery. All images that do not make it through to the gallery edit are deleted immediately.
When do we need a second photographer?
I always recommend to couples or event organisers that when you want both bride and groom preparations or there are more than 100 people attending, a second photographer is extremely helpful. Often couples get ready in different locations and I need a photographer at the alternate location to shoot the getting ready of the other party. Also, it will provide greater coverage of your wedding day or event as the second photographer will provide extra coverage of the wedding party whilst I am doing group shots and the bride and groom portrait sessions . A second photographer provides more coverage of the evening celebrations too!
Are you insured - and should we be too?
Absolutely yes! I would always recommend that whatever type of supplier you choose for your wedding or event, you check that they are insured. I hold equipment, public liability and professional indemnity insurance and I am more than happy to provide a copy of my insurance cover details to your venue should they require it.

I would also recommend that you take out wedding insurance to cover yourselves in the event of anything unfortunate happening which may affect your special day. You may wish to consider John Lewis & Partners Wedding Insurance which appears to be an excellent option to put your mind at rest.
What happens if you are ill and cannot photograph our wedding or event?
In 10 years of photographing weddings, I have not missed photographing one of my couples or events. Should I become ill - or something more serious - Carol would arrange for an alternate photographer to attend. This would be at no extra cost to you.
What if we have to postpone or cancel our wedding or event?
No-one wants to have to postpone or cancel a wedding or event. Unfortunately, sometimes there is no alternative.

With postponements, I will do everything reasonably possible to photograph your wedding or event on your rescheduled date. If the postponement is within the same calendar year, there is no additional charge to your wedding photography. Should the wedding or event be rescheduled to another calendar year, a 10% surcharge would apply for each additional year from the original date as I would have to turn down work in that year.

In the event I am unable to personally photograph your wedding or event on your rescheduled date, I would offer the services of a trusted associate photographer to shoot the event and I would provide the same first class service you would have received had I shot the wedding including editing of images and supply of products as agreed in the original contract.

In the event that you have to cancel your wedding or event, I would require written confirmation of this. If the cancellation is more than 28 days before the wedding, only the non-refundable booking fee is payable, all other monies would be refunded if paid in advance. Should the cancellation be within 28 days of the wedding date, a cancellation fee would be payable £250 as we would be unlikely to book another wedding at such short notice. Should I be able to rebook this date, this fee will be refunded to you but not the original booking fee which is non-refundable.
How do we book you to shoot our wedding or event?
To book, a £250 non-refundable booking fee is paid to secure your wedding (£150 booking fee for events) in my diary. I cannot reserve dates but once the booking fee is paid, I do not book any additional events in my diary which may conflict with yours. The balance is payable 28 days before your wedding (14 days for events). The booking fee also covers our initial correspondence and admin time.
What payment methods you accept?
I accept payments by BACS, credit/debit card or in cash.

Married last month Sept 2018. Cannot thank Tony & Carol enough. Beautiful day captured our story fabulously. From the owl flying the rings down the isle and 40th birthday cake . A day to remember. Highly recommend. The best photographer in Kent!

Emma, Bexley Wedding

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