London Wedding Photographer
London Wedding Photographer
No, therefore my prices are not subject to VAT without prior notice.
I carry £5,000,000 public liability with £25,000 professional indemnity and employers liability.
A £250 deposit is required to secure weddings or events booked more than 2 weeks in advance. A float for significant travel expenses may be requested. Otherwise, the invoice will be issued after your web gallery goes live, at which point your balance is due within 14 days. Prints, discs and albums require payment prior to dispatch.
Deposits, day fee, albums and discs can be settled with bank transfers, cash or cheques payable to Harry Richards. Photostore and Queensberry products can be paid for through Paypal as well.
I have photographed nearly 300 weddings and am happy to say that I have a 100% attendance record. Should it become clear that I will be unable to attend, I would make contact with you at the earliest opportunity and, where possible I will introduce comparable photographers.
Nikon D5 body with a Nikon D810 backup body. Zoom lenses include a 16-35mm f4, 24-70mm f2.8, 80-200mm f2.8 & a trio of fast primes – 24mm, 50mm, 85mm f1.4. SB910 & SB900 Speedlight flashguns. I do also have a collapsable background, stands and 2 flash heads with softboxes but this is not typically utilised for wedding photography so will only include with my standard kit when pre-arranged.
In my opinion, Nikon are best for low light photography, crucial for my work.
The photographer always retains copyright but you have a full licence to print and share all unwatermarked full resolution images at your discretion. Where possible, I ask for a credit to Harry Richards Photography and a link to reportography.com. Full resolution images are included as standard for event jobs and are available on the optional datastick for wedding jobs. Lower resolution images will be watermarked and are included on all wedding and event reference gallery within your photostore.
I choose and grade your enhanced selection for colour, density and sharpness as standard. I may also do a little photoshop work but I do my best to keep your mastered images natural. I usually edit 100-150 images in a day.
Your ‘Enhanced Selection’ is presented on your reference gallery within your photostore. Typically this represents 25-40% of the total number of pictures taken. Images may be rejected for technical or creative reasons but many of will still be adequate. All wedding source files will be included should you choose the datastick. You’ll appreciate that I cannot be professionally associated with my rejected images and so they won’t be available online.
This is a personal choice but usually clients chose 25-33% to be mastered in Black & White.
Many couples are guided by venues to use their regular photographers. The venues are more confident they will keep to the time table and often have good working relationships which sometimes include a commission. I do not take or pay commissions for any wedding referrals I make or receive. While knowing your way around a venue is obviously an advantage, it doesn’t take long to do and I aim to arrive in good time before I begin shooting. I do offer a venue visit service but I find such requests are very rare. As a reportage photographer, I don’t need to stage your event. I am flexible and I follow the action wherever it may go. If I haven’t shot at your venue before, I thoroughly enjoy exploring a place through fresh eyes but the focus of my attention is the people and the light they reflect.
If I’m to attend for 6+ hours, I’d be grateful for something to eat.
Not usually a problem. I automatically charge by the hour as stipulated in my price list so if you overrun, please be aware of this. I will consult with you before finishing so you will be able to decide if you wish me to stay longer on the day. I may have commitments outside your booked hours so it’s worth advising of possible overruns in advance.