What to expect:
I am always so honoured every time someone chooses to book me as their destination wedding photographer in Tuscany, Italy, or even in the UK. It is a very special thing to be part of a couple’s wedding. Guiding you through the wedding photography planning process, by drawing on my experience to put you at ease and let you know each step, I aim to make the process of working with me enjoyable and stress-free.
Below is a description of each step we take from booking to delivery of photos…
I always like to get in contact, either via Skype or a phone call, before you book me as your destination wedding photographer. It's a good opportunity for me to hear about your wedding plans, for you to ask any questions, and for us to see if we are a good match to work together on your wedding day. I want you to feel comfortable with me as your wedding photographer, that way we can make the best images on your wedding.
A completed booking form and non-refundable booking fee are needed to secure my services for your wedding. I'll e-mail you a link to a contract and an information form via my management system so they can be completed on-line. Once the contract is signed and the booking fee is received, I will send you an invoice and - hooray! - you are all booked in. Easy!
If you have booked, or would like to book an engagement shoot before your wedding, in either Tuscany or the UK, then get in touch with the dates you are available, and we will make it happen!
After your engagement session, the photos will be available to view and download, in 4 to 5 weeks.
Before Your Wedding
2 Months before your wedding:
A couple months before your wedding, whether in Tuscany, Devon or another destination, I’ll be in touch with the invoice for the outstanding balance. This is due a month before your wedding date.
I’ll also be in touch to arrange a meeting either via Skype/ video call, or in person if we can make it work. It may be that we have a chat some time before and then meet up the day before your wedding (which is typical with destination weddings).
2 weeks to go:
As your wedding day is getting closer, the excitement builds! Around this time I like to get in touch with you to ensure we start putting a plan together for your wedding photography. A clear idea of timings on what images you would like, getting ready, family photos, to speeches and first dance, the more information, the more seamlessly I can fit into your day. That’s not to say that things may change a bit on the day, don’t worry. Being flexible is an intrinsic part of being a good destination wedding photographer, but having a plan is always a good foundation to start from.
In the week leading up to your wedding:
Your wedding becomes my key focus this week. I only take a select number of weddings a year to ensure that each couple has my full attention to providing a fantastic service and delivery. I’m on hand at any point if you want to call, email, or just have a chat. I’ll email you a copy of my notes and the list of groups photos we discussed so the you can check it over and make any last minute changes needed.
After your wedding:
While you’re off enjoying your honeymoon and getting use to calling each other husband or wife, I’ll be getting to work on your wedding photos to create the perfect collection of images to re-tell the story of your wedding day.
1 week after your wedding day-
I’ll post up a few sneak peeks of your wedding as I know you are excited to see them. I’ll send you these in a link to your wedding gallery and also share a few on-line for you to share too if you like. If you would like thank you cards, these sneak peeks might be the perfect opportunity to order some.
6 -8 weeks after after your wedding day -
Your wedding images will be delivered in a web gallery for you to view, download, and share with friends and family. I’ll send you two emails, one you can send on to family and friends so they can log in, and another with all the details you will need to download your images.
After the images go live, I will also post your USB and keepsake box. The USB will contain two folders; “Print Me” and “Share On-line”. Please ensure you use the “Print-Me” images for making prints as the others will to low a resolution.
If you’ve order a wedding album to show off all those beautiful images from your Italian destination wedding, or if you would like to, you can save your images on your web gallery in a favourites folder. Once you’ve settled on the images you’d like, let me know, and I will get to work on creating a bespoke album just for you. I'll upload a draft copy to your web-gallery and let you know when it's there so you can take a look. You can then make any changes you’d like before I send it off to print.