I have had the privilege of shooting hundreds of weddings since I formed my business in 2004 and I have met countless couples during the preceding years (wow …. where has the time gone?). At one time or another during the booking process some questions will arise, here are the answers to a few of them.

How many weddings do you photograph in a year?

I limit the number of weddings I shoot in a year to approximately 30/35. Anymore than this and I wouldn’t be able to afford the time and dedication your images need. I pride myself in the quality of my imagery and the levels of customer service I provide.

Do you tend to work alone?

I usually work alone as this allows me to be much more unobtrusive and suits my style of shooting. That said, in some instances the introduction of a second photographer can make a massive difference to your wedding day coverage. For example, you may want both bride and groom preparation coverage, sometimes the logistics of being in two places at once create a problem for a photographer working on their own. The introduction of a second photographer will not interfere with the flow of the day or the unobtrusive nature of the coverage.

Do you take group shots?

Yes indeed I do. I think it’s important to get a mix of both formal and informal imagery. Whilst my style is natural and unobtrusive I am very aware that you will probably have some requirement for groups and other more formal photographs. I will always encourage you to keep the groups down to a manageable level which frees you up to spend more time with family and friends.

How long will it take to see my images?

A great deal of time and effort goes into the editing of your images. I want to make sure you see your wedding pictures at their best so I use all my 10 years of photoshop experience to really make your images “zing”. For an all day wedding coverage I would usually deliver approximately 500/600 stunning, edited images for you to view in your password protect on-line proofing area.

Regardless of the package you chose, each of your images gets my full attention and expertise post-production with the same level of finishing applied whether the final product is album or USB.

I use a combination of monochrome and colour images to document a wedding. All of the monochrome images you see are shot in colour initially and then converted in post production.

I endeavour to get your images to you as soon as possible after the wedding day. Normal turnaround is approx 5 weeks, this can be slightly longer during peak times.

How far will you travel?

I will travel anywhere in the UK and overseas. Weddings further afield may incur mileage/travel costs and accommodation may be necessary. I will always discuss the costs associated with travel before you book but all weddings within a 100 mile radius of my base in Bedfordshire will not incur mileage charges.

Do you have insurance?

Absolutely, I am fully insured. I have professional indemnity along with public liability insurance.

What equipment do you use?

I have recently moved from shooting exclusively with high end canon equipment to the stunning new range of Fuji X Series mirrorless cameras. Not only are they a thing of beauty but light and unobtrusive, perfect for the way I photograph a wedding, capturing moments you simply didn’t know happened.

What about photographs of the couple?

Most of the time you will not even know I’m photographing you however I do like to spend some with you both for some very lightly posed portraits. It’s a great opportunity for you to spend a little time together and catch your breath just before the wedding breakfast commences. I will never ask you to pull any ridiculous poses, keeping your images natural and fun. I tend to work from a distance with a longer lens while you enjoy a quick chat about your amazing day.

How does payment and booking work

If you feel that I'm the perfect fit for you the booking procedure is really simple. To secure the date all I require is a signed booking form and standard photography contract along with a retainer payment of £400. The balance of your photography package is payable no less than 28 days prior to you wedding day.

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About David

I am a full time professional photographer specialising in natural, candid wedding photography. Based in Bedfordshire, I photograph weddings all over the UK and overseas. I like to capture the essence of your wedding day as it happens, with little formality or orchestration. To me the joy of photography is capturing in a split second, an unrepeatable moment that you can look back and cherish forever. 

Please feel free to get in touch and we can have a no obligation chat about your wedding plans. 


  • "Wow...what can we say, our wedding images have truly taken our breath away, they are above and beyond anything we could have imagined. We had an amazing day, one we will never forget and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing the special memories which we can treasure forever."
    Emma & Paul at Fawsley Hall, Northants.
  • "David, I just wanted to drop you a note and say a huge thank you for these amazing photos ! We are absolutely thrilled and don't know what magic you worked as we usually hate photo's of ourselves, but these are truly wonderful. You really captured the day and we are forever grateful of these wonderful memories. "
    Siobhan & Robert, Woburn Sculpture Gallery
  • "David, thank you so much for our beautiful wedding images. I knew as soon as we met you that you would do a great job as you are passionate about your photography and most people simply don't have that. Once again, thank you SO much."
    Jackie & Simon at Rushton Hall, Northants.
  • "Dear David, just a note to say thank you again for doing such a wonderful job photographing our wedding. It was a pleasure having you there on the day and we really appreciated the friendly yet professional & discreet approach taken by you. Everyone has commented on how fantastic the photographs are."
    Wendy & Rob, The Mill House, Oxfordshire.
  • "Dear David, Sean and I received our wedding album a couple of weeks ago but waited to open it on Christmas Day (willpower or what ?!). We absolutely adored it. Thank you so much again for your amazing work."
    Tara & Sean, Villa Passalacqua, Lake Como, Italy.
  • "Your photographs are amazing and you have captured the true happiness of the day. To be honest, no amount of words can express the gratitude we feel towards you for capturing our day so intimately and yet so publicy at the same time.You are a consummate professional with an eye for the important things and a wonderful photographer. You are a true treasure to have found so thank you once again for being so fantastic and friendly and fun and relaxed during one of the most important and significant days of our lives."
    Becky and Pete, Rushton Hall.
  • "I really am lost for words and can’t tell you how pleased we both are with the photo’s. The images are just incredible and I really can’t thank you enough. They really are just perfect."
    Zoe and Glen, Highgate House.
  • "Thank you so so much for the amazing pictures you have taken. We are completely bowled over by them and it has been an emotional rollercoaster each time we look at them. Thank you again."
    Hannah and Ian, Kelmarsh Hall.
  • "Oh WOW David the images you have just uploaded to our gallery are simply stunning, you have captured our day perfectly and we can’t thank you enough."
    Emma and Matthew, Brocket Hall.


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