DO YOU HAVE FEW QUESTIONS IN MIND ?
+ THE SERVICE
Where are based out of ? I am based in Portugal but travel a lot with my work, I do LOVE IT.
Do you work internationally ? Yes I do (Europe, Asia, North Africa) It is always a pleasure for me to travel.
Do you offer hourly wedding coverage ? Of course. Explain the full day on a story is really really important to me and the best way to show the day what you will remember for the rest of your days.
Do you cover elopment ? That is totally the kind of event I love to cover, they are small and more personal.
Do you cover only weddings ?
At 99% of my time, I cover weddings and sessions for couples. But I can occasionally cover different kind of events. Please to let me know what is your enquire with details and I will answer you quickly.
+ THE BOOKING
What is the best way to enquire ? If you wish to enquire the best way is to send me a message on Internet. Please to fill the details to have the best answer and give a lot of details about your project.
How do we book ? If you would like to book me, they are 2 conditions to feel comfortable and secure. I will send you a contract and my bank details. You may also be able to pay through regular bank transfer or PayPal. The booking fee is deducted from the final instalment and secure your date from other bookings. If many inquires are received (which can happen), the first to pay would be secure and then I will suggest few colleagues.
If the date is available, what should I do? If your Wedding Date is available, the next step is to arrange a meeting when I will discuss with you about the Big Day, your desire, tell you more about me and my vision of Wedding in Scotland and in general. Also about my experience as International Wedding Photographer. Also you gonna talk about the other session and plan it together.
If I do not live in Scotland, are you able to discuss about the Wedding Day?
As International Wedding Photographer, I am able to travel around Europe and wherever you wish. I like to discuss about you and your Big Day. Skype is always switch on.
+ DESTINATION WEDDINGS
What is your home? I currently live in Porto, Portugal but I love to travel everywhere. I also have a bucket list. If you are getting married in one of those specific places (ISRAEL, GREECE, MONGOLIA, INDIA, JORDAN, KENYA, EGYPT, SOUTH AFRICA, MONTENEGRO, ICELAND or NEPAL) you may have a discount if 2 conditions are agreed (allowing me to shoot a session with you after the wedding day (2 hours) and be easy going as I am.
What would you charge for? I would have to ask you for extra fees to pay my own booking for Stay, Car Rental and Travel. The price depends on location and time of the season. I will send you a quote and see if we can work together. If by chance I am already in the same country, we would have to make some plans.
If I do not live in Portugal, are you able to discuss about the Wedding Day?
As International Wedding Photographer, I am able to travel around Europe and wherever you wish. I like to discuss about you and your Big Day. Skype is always switched on.
+ YOUR SESSION
A Engagement/Session? Most of my packages include a session or a rehearsal, I may have to challenge you to do something unique and realistic. I want you to have a pleasant time and talk with you. If your wedding is abroad, we will discuss about it during your Skype conversation or around a good cup of coffee.
Can you help us to find some ideas for the Engagement/Session? It depends on you for be honest, of course I have plenty of Ideas but you are free to ask for everything, everywhere, every time.Just let me know if you have any ideas for the session. If you do not know, I can provide some examples of what I can do.
How can we plan it together ?
The best way is to discuss about the session on a meeting. To know what we can create together. It can be for a engagement session or a trash the dress session of course. I will probably try to challenge you to do something unusual. Do something you will remember.
+ YOUR WEDDING
Do you have any advise for us? I share with all my couples a little guidance page to offer the best service ever. It may give you more ideas about how to realise the best photograph for your special day. Do not take it very personal, it is just the result of many years of experience. Anyway it does not have to be respected as 100% requirement. It is just common sense.
How can you see the Wedding Venue before the Wedding Day? Do you think that it is better to see the Venue before the Big Day? As a child I like to be surprise and discover the place with spontaneous mind, I do not need to see the place before or maybe by Internet links could be enough for me. I like to create the story of the day with the most important part of surprise and care about the details.
What will you wear at our wedding? I usually wear dark jeans and black shirt, I also wear a smart unicolor Tshirt or Shirt. I run and move a lot, taking different angles, even sometimes be on my knees and on the ground. A pair of trousers have a short life duration with me. If you require a specific dress code, please to keep me informed before the wedding day.
Do you plan to do group pictures and couple pictures and how long can be those tasks during the Wedding Day? It really depends of you, some weddings are quite big and the family enjoy to plan to do group pictures, I like to ask the bride and groom to prepare a list to follow for this time. Like that we can do group pictures as fast as we can. It leave more time for you to share the Big Day with your friends and Families. For the couple pictures, I like to plan it just after the group pictures, that's a perfect time for you to have a breath of fresh air just as husband and wife, It is not long session by the way. Just 10/15 minutes just with you and me. I like as well to plan another session for the Sunset, We can create another atmosphere and the light is totally different. So 10 minutes is a good option as well for this second session.
When do we take the formal pictures?
The part of my work is to cover group pictures and couple pictures. I will provide the perfect work if you allow me to have those pictures. I usually request 15 minutes after the ceremony and 15 minutes when the sunset is coming. I do not need more. Please to consider this time as a perfect time to relax and spend time with your love one.
+ AFTER THE WEDDING DAY
How many pictures do you deliver usually? I retouch around 1000 pictures for a wedding (minimum warranty), 450 pictures for an elopement and 200 pictures for a session.With always a lot of details and pictures of te landscapes as it is also part of your story and your big day.
When will we get our images ? 30 Days after the wedding day. It can be sooner or a bit later. It does also depends on time of season.
Do you edit all the pictures ?
I propose a service and also my vision about your wedding day. As a storyteller, every pictures are different and can express different kind of feelings on the full story. So I select the best photographs for me to explain the day.
What is your rate?
Wedding Packaging starts at £1000.
Travel and accomodation for Portugal (travel supplement applicable) .