Level Two - Our menu based approach

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This may be our mid level service but it doesn't feel like it. It's not really a package as such, but more like a restaurant menu where you just pick whatever you want. It's designed to keep you in charge as you don't have to make any big decisions until afterwards when you've had a chance to relive the day through the photographs.

Here's how it works: Contact us initially and we'll check the date is available. If, after viewing some of our recent work, asking as many questions as you want and getting to know us, you're happy that we're the photographers you want then you simply pay a fee that covers our time for the day.

For 2012 and 2013 it's £250.00. That's it, nothing else. I'll be there on the day for as long as you wish and taking as many photographs as I can. If you have ideas for photographs or a particular style in mind I'll be really happy to listen and do my best to make it happen.

Afterwards I'll be spending days on the computer going through all of the photographs, retouching and optimising everything and compiling it all into two sets of proofs; an electronic set on disc that will run on a pc and a proof album with everything in print form. A third set can be viewed on-line here if you wish but only with your permission. All of this, don't forget, is included within the £250 fee.

At a convenient time I'll bring the proofs along and leave them with you for a month or two. Hopefully that should give you sufficient time to go through them all and relive the day together with your family and friends. Having seen what I've produced you're then free to decide what you want to do. This is where the menu part comes in. Everything is available - individual prints and image files or complete sets , a huge range of albums covering the whole price spectrum, wall prints in colour or black and white, canvas prints etc. All you have to do is decide what's appropriate for you. No pressure at this stage, it purely your decision. You can even decide that you don't want to do anything, in which case all you need to do is return the proofs and that's it. Obviously I'm hoping that you'll love the photographs so much that you'll want loads but I want you to do it because you can't live without them rather than because you paid a package fee beforehand.

You might wonder if there is some sort of catch. After all £250 is not a lot of money compared to other options here or what other photographers are quoting. Don't forget though that this is to pay for my time on the day and everything required to construct the proofs. If you want reprints, albums or digital files then they will be extra, but the point behind all of this is that it keeps you in charge. You don't have to buy anything that you don't want or you think is too expensive. Click on the Options and Extras page for details.

This approach has been on our price list since we started many years ago and has consistantly been our most popular option. It's not quite as straightforward as a package and people have said to me many times that it seems too good to be true but once they realise that it is a straightforward offer based on a belief in my photographic skills and experience they are won over. Call me and hopefully I can convince you as well!

 

Transport costs

I'm based in Thame, a lovely little market town about 10 miles from Oxford. I'm happy to travel as far as is required but my prices assume that your ceremony is within about 30 miles of me. If you're further away there will be a small extra charge to cover my fuel costs. When petrol becomes cheaper again (!) I'll happily remove this :-)

Image enhancement

Sometimes it's just a case of photographing what's in front of me. But not often. Most of the time though an overactive imagination has seen an angle, a view, a look that I want to capture. So many of the photographs I take at weddings come from that process. They're a picture in my head that I want you to see as well.

To bring it out fully often needs more than just the camera image. It needs time on the computer reworking the image to get as close to my original vision as I can and I often spend (unpaid) hours on just one photograph in the hope that you'll love it as much as I do. This isn't just a job, it's a passion.