2020 has been nuts! I've contacted all my customers to reassure them that any deposits paid are good for future dates, and if we can't agree on a date for any reason, I will refund any deposit that's been paid.
2021 looks like being a very busy year though, particularly through the summer months, but I do have odd days that are available so please contact me for information.
I have loved taking photos ever since my oldest daughter was born and this developed into a real passion once I bought my first SLR camera. I consider myself very lucky to be able to now indulge my passion and express myself through photography as my profession.
I have a DBS check completed to allow me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
When I take someone's picture, I try to show what makes that person unique, what makes them special. I take time to try to get to know my subjects and what makes them smile, where they feel most relaxed. Whether it is your wedding, family portraits or shots of your band, it's all about you.
I'm lucky enough to live in a country filled with natural beauty and landscape, as well as a huge variety of wildlife. Capturing this is an absolute joy, and I love getting "down and dirty" to get close to nature.
I think there is also a beauty in architecture, industry and engineering and I take equal pleasure photographing those aspects of life.
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 2020, 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 will guarantee to keep 2020 prices in 2021. Customers looking to book for 2022 onwards, I will build in expected cost increases.
I do run promotions from time to time, so please do ask for a quote.
I do discounts for current/ex employees of Sainsbury's, serving members and veterans of the armed forces.
How do I pay?
I will take a small deposit on booking (usually £25 for portraiture)
15% or £75 (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 fully refund your deposit or transfer the date to something mutually acceptable...whichever you prefer.
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 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 come back again!
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!