answers to all your wedding photographer questions right here by very relaxed & unique uk documentary wedding photographer bomknights
Describe your approach?
For you it’s pretty much like you’ve not hired a photographer. Your guests will most likely be wondering why you haven’t hired a photographer. The whole thing is completely relaxed for everyone, and because you’re all so relaxed the pictures you get are far more natural and full of character.
Left to my own devices I'll photograph a wedding 100% documentary style, nothing will be orchestrated, no interruptions, nothing set up.
I do appreciate that people have come from far and wide to celebrate your day with you so I’m not completely against a few informal pictures of you together, I just won’t drag it out so it becomes a chore.
How long do you stay at a wedding?
All day and night baby! I won’t run off after your first dance, that’s just when the atmosphere of your wedding is really getting going and you’ll certainly want pictures of that!
Will you travel for weddings?
Of course. I'm rather niche so people tend to ask me to travel all over the world - which I love by the way.
How quickly do I book up?
Most couples book me between 1 and 2 years in advance to guarantee their date.
Do you photograph weddings alone?
For the most part, yes. Having more than one photographer at a wedding can be rather intrusive for you and your guests. The only exception to this would be if you're having a huge wedding with 250+ guests where sometimes a second photographer may be required to provide enough discreet coverage.
How many pictures will we receive?
It depends on your day, I would say you can usually expect a minimum of 500 images of the same quality and style you see on my website. For me quality and consistency is paramount, any photographer can take 10 or so decent images during a wedding day and show them in a blog. I pride myself of the quality of an entire gallery - each picture will have meaning and purpose, there won’t be duplicates of the same thing (who want’s 20 pictures of a kid doing a headstand?), every image will be carefully selected by me to tell the story of your day properly.
When can we expect my wedding pictures back?
I usually say around 6 - 8 weeks during busy periods. I don't release a gallery until I'm perfectly happy with it, I’m very proud of the work I produce and the editing process is a big part of that.
How will we receive our pictures?
I use a beautiful online gallery system to share your images with you. From this private gallery you can share images with friends and family or to social media. The images are guaranteed to be on the site for at least a year and I always keep backup copies should you lose them yourself.
can we afford you?
I’ll be completely honest I don’t know! I will say (re-iterate) if you’ve read this on my other page. 10 years into our marriage, my wife and I wish we had paid more for our photographer, instead of saying ‘this will do’. A cheapo photographer cannot do what I do to the standard I do it. You’re paying for my experience, creativity and consistency. It’s up to you if you want to take the risk with someone based purely on saving a few ££.
Am I insured?
Yes of course. Some venues ask me to show insurance before your wedding just in case I demolish the place I guess.
Is this my only job?
I’m a full time professional photographer and that’s important, every single day is spent living, breathing and doing photography. This is what I do day day in day out, if I’m not photographing I’m training other wedding photographers, running workshops or mentoring photographers from abroad on how to improve their documentary photography and the way they approach weddings.
What equipment do you use?
Someone asked me this so I'll answer it. I use a Fujifilm X-pro 2 camera and a single prime 18mm lens. That's it. It looks like a small film camera, does very well at saying "I'm not a photographer" which is extremely important for my unobtrusive approach to photographing your day.
Do I have backup equipment?
Of course I do! I have 2 backups of everything, so that’s 3 sets of the same thing, just in case I’m having an incredibly clumsy day and drop 2 cameras - it’s never happened by the way!
How can we book you?
Please get in touch with me via my contact form or call me on 07702 139570. I take a £300 non-refundable booking fee (deposit) and this secures your date.