Welcome to my collection of wedding advice; an accumulation of the knowledge I have gained attending weddings for a living.

You know I love being a wedding photographer, right?

Did you also know that I love to write about my experiences?

I am adding new resources to this collection on a regular basis so do keep checking back.

If you have any suggestions or questions please feel free to get in touch, I’m almost always available!

How To Find Your Perfect Wedding Venue :: Q&A with The Pumping House

The Pumping House Wedding Venue in Ollerton

A Wedding Supplier Q&A

In March 2018 I photographed Katie and Oliver’s wedding at the Pumping House in Ollerton.

I am proud to say that wedding was featured in Brides Up North in June the same year.

Since then I have kept in touch with Jo and the team who run the weddings at The Pumping House and they have very kindly agreed to answer a few questions to help out couples who are looking for their ideal wedding venue.

If you would like to find out more about the Pumping House have a look on their website.  If you get in touch let them know I sent you :-).

So without any further ado, here is my first ever wedding venue Q&A.


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Anxious About Having Wedding Photos Taken? You’re Not The Only One

Are you worried about having your photo taken at your wedding?

First off, don’t panic.  You are not the only one to be worried about wedding photos.

Your wedding is likely to be one of the only times in your life where a professional photographer will be training their lenses entirely on you.

Unless you are a professional model, in which case you can stop reading now.

Actually no, don’t go away just yet.


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Why Is Wedding Photography Expensive? The Value of Premium Photographers

Exploring The True Value of Premium Wedding Photography

If you have ever wondered how wedding photographers get away with charging what they do then you need to read this.

This article originally began life as a sales pitch to explain why I charged more than others for my wedding photography services.

My goal was to demonstrate why it was worth spending more on me and my services over the other guy who charges less.

The further I got into planning the pitch, the more I came to realise that the other guy’s approach to pricing is just as valid as my own.

I ended up deciding that it was best to do some proper research into the true value of wedding photography.

My big revelation was how wedding photography pricing is actually quite similar in many ways to airline fares.


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Negotiating Discounts on Wedding Photography

Negotiating Discounts on Wedding Photography

Nobody likes to pay full price for things.

We humans love a good discount, whether it’s free delivery, 10% off your main course or a simple 2 for 1 at the supermarket.

Saving a few quid is fine when we’re talking about big companies, they probably won’t go under just because you scored a free bottle of pop.

The thing to remember when you’re bargain hunting in the wedding industry is that a huge saving for you may be putting pressure on a very small local business.

Having said that, there are times when a discount can benefit both parties. (more…)

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How to Spot Great Quality Wedding Photos :: A Beginner’s Guide

If photography is not your passion then you may struggle to see the difference in quality between wedding photographers.

In all likelihood, if you are looking for a photographer for your wedding then this is your first time booking a photographer of any kind.

Unfortunately, many in your position resort to judging photographers based on price alone.

Whilst price is a big factor, as you will discover in this article there are many more factors that you should consider.

By the time you have finished reading this you will have a better understanding of what to look out for.

We will also look at the different styles of photography so you can start to narrow down your options.

Hopefully you will also finish with a greater appreciate of photography as an art form.


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Planning your wedding day timeline to get the best photos possible

When you are planning your wedding day timeline, are you taking into account the best times of day for your photos?

You probably already know that the bright mid-afternoon sun is the worst time to get photos because of all the harsh shadows.

Even so, if you take a look at your timeline, what time have you set aside for the group photos?  Mid afternoon?

I am not saying you need to completely change your day in order to accommodate your wedding photographer’s needs.

A skilled professional photographer will have no problem getting great photos whatever the lighting conditions.

As we are about to explore, lighting is only one of many factors that you might want to consider.


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