One of the best parts of my job is getting to know my customers. I like to meet you (both of you if it’s a wedding booking) so I get an idea of what you’d like in your photos. I will explain what happens on the day, we discuss what sort of photos you want (I show you some ideas to spark the conversation) and I spend most of my time listening, not talking.
I would be very happy to photograph your wedding, or any other special event.
I can take your portrait in the comfort of your own home, or at a location of your choosing. I have a small studio in my own home that I can also use for portraiture.
I have recently been working with some local bands, doing live/stage shots, rehearsal shots and photographs for album releases. I have a full suite of editing software to allow me to prepare images for publication to any media.
I can quote to video the ceremony, and elements of any celebrations. Please ask for details.
Dear Terry , I just wanted to say thank you so much for making me feel at ease while you took my photos.
I really wanted them done but it’s something I’m not keen on, you made the whole experience really good and I laughed a lot !
Regards Marion M
Terry had so many ideas, ideas we'd have never have thought of which we are so grateful of now it's all over, and we have just memories and a whole bunch of beautiful photos so we can treasure our day for the rest of our lives...
...great moments captured throughout the day, we asked Terry for more natural photos rather than forced poses...he really captured the atmosphere and all the emotions that went with our day.
If you want someone to record and capture your whole day and really show the atmosphere and feeling of the day through fantastic photography, this is your man.
Dan and Nikki C
If anyone’s looking for a talented photographer for their wedding or any occasion - Terry composed some amazing shots for our wedding day. I specifically asked Terry to focus on my Flower girl & he produced some amazing shots. Also he made all the guests including myself feel at ease & created beautiful, relaxed & very natural photos. Great way to remember the day - thank you Terry.
Jolie and Sam R
How much do you charge?
Each quote is tailored for the individual, but a portrait shoot would start from £80.
Weddings start at £600 in 2021, depending on location (I’m more than happy to travel as far as needed, but I do have to cover my costs...so a wedding in Santorini might incur a little more than one in Maidstone 😀)
I do run promotions from time to time, so please do ask for a quote.
I do discounts for "Blue Light" workers, serving members and veterans of the armed forces and those employed in education.
How do I pay?
I will take a small deposit on booking (usually £25 for portraiture)
15% or £100 (whichever is the greater) deposit to be paid upon booking. The deposit is non-refundable except in the case of cancellation due to Pandemic, in which case I will transfer the date to something mutually acceptable.
The balance must be paid at least two weeks before the date of the wedding.
I have a PayPal account so you can transfer directly, I can supply bank details for a BACS transfer, or of course I am happy to take cash!
What do I get for my money?
I will spend time discussing exactly what you want, noting any preferences regarding editing (some people want "warts and all" some people want their spots removed!) All the shots I have taken will be supplied on a USB stick, Shared Folder on the iCloud, or CD/DVD depending on your preference, plus selected shots edited ready for printing. If you require further editing or effects to a particular shot, I will happily do that after the event...I want you to be happy and recommend me!
I don't usually provide a printing service as they are so readily and cheaply available online, but I can do prints on gallery quality paper if required (each request quoted separately)
What equipment do you use?
My main camera is a Canon 5d Mkiv, with a Canon 1d Mkii as back up. I mainly use the Canon 24-70 2.8 or 50mm Prime lens for portrait work. I have Canon wide angle and zoom lenses, and a Sigma super zoom.
In my studio, I have both strobe (flash) lighting and continuous lighting available, as well as different backdrops.
Why do you have to edit the shots...do you make that many mistakes with the camera?
The best explanation I ever heard about editing was "think of the original camera shot as the printed notes on a musical score...your editing is the performance, the feeling, the overall sound that produces a masterpiece"
Some customers like to have bold, striking colours, others want a black and white "reportage" look, some want a mixture of both. You can only achieve that in post-production.
My Uncle/Friend etc has a good camera...why can't he just do my wedding?
He can! That's how I started out, and everyone starts somewhere. But I started alongside the professional photographers, watching how they worked with the customers, before I took the plunge and risked my reputation to photograph a unique occasion for someone. You only get one chance to get the ring shot...one chance to get the walk up the aisle. Also using professional equipment means I have a far better chance of getting it right first time, as it responds better to low light situations.
I'd be happy to have your Uncle standing next to me though if you like!