Casual Captures | FAQ

Casual Captures - FAQ


What is it you do that is different from other wedding photographers?

I try to see the day that the Bride and Groom doesn't necessarily see.  My style of photography is to see the social side of your day, capturing the opportunistic photos, creating a photographic documentary of your big day. Yes, of course I will do the bridal preparations, grooms arrival, guest arrival, bride arrival, ceremony, the formal poses, the family line ups but I'll look for those things that just happen on the day. I always try to be unobtrusive as possible and that gives me the edge in seeing those amazing personal moments that create fantastic memories that will last for ever and ever.............. 

On your special day, I’ll compliment the ladies on their outfits, tell the guys their suits are fab and do my best to calm the over excited bridesmaids.  It's all just a very nice way of saying that I am observant, creative and not bossy in any way. By being laid back, almost like an extra guest, rather than “the wedding photographer”, I can be closer to the fun stuff, more discreet and capture more of the natural moments that matter with the minimum of fuss. I’m super relaxed and capture your wedding day naturally. I like real moments that show how you felt on your big day.


What do you do for just the Evening Package?

I try and photograph every guest as a record of all the guests that attended your wedding reception.  I then try to see the night that as a Bride and Groom, you don't necessarily see.  Opportunistic, journalistic and candid shots of your night instantly streamed as part of a slideshow on a large screen TV situated within your venue for everyone to enjoy.


What do I get for the Ultimate Package?

A meeting prior to your big day to discuss your plans, unlimited photography from bridal preparations right through until 10.45pm. 


Can I get the four hour deal from the Evening Package for my daytime ceremony?

No, I shoot the daytime images in RAW and everyone of these needs editing.  The Evening Package is shot in Jpegs and requires almost no editing, hence the price!


When do I get the photographs from the Ulimate Package?

You will get the unedited evening photos at the end of the night!  As for your daytime photos, I try to get all the photos to you within three weeks of your wedding


Can I view the images on my mobile device?

I provide a free app allowing you to view all your images on your mobile devices


What time do you arrive at a function for the Evening Package?

Normally arrive before the evening guests at around 6.30pm to get set up and start photographing straight away to ensure I get those important arrivals and congratulations


Do you have a Facebook page?

Yes, it's - Please like and share my page :)


But I already have a wedding photographer who is staying until first dance, will you not just duplicate what they do during the Evening Package?

No, my aim is capture the social, informal, relaxed side of your function and to work with your photographer.  As they take pictures of your first dance, I take pictures of people taking pictures of you!

Do you do special request photos during the event like a family group photo?

No problem, just ask me during the evening


What happens to all the photos that you take?

I keep them all in an archive file for ever, just in case you need another copy!

Do you photoshop any of the photographs you take?

No, I firmly believe that the photo I get is the one that should be kept.  I may crop the image or change the exposure or the colour saturation but that's it.


How do I make a booking?

Contact me to check your date first as I'm already getting enquiries for 2020


Is your equipment PAT Tested as my venue need a copy of your certificate?

All my equipment is PAT tested annually and the certificate is available on request


Do you have Liability Insurance?

Casual Captures has £1m of Liability Insurance and the certificate is available on request


How far do you usually travel?

Normally within 1 hour of Darlington but anywhere.....I just add my petrol costs


Have you undergone a CRB? 

Yes, I have an enhanced CRB, as I am also a volunteer at The National Railway Museum 


Do you do gift vouchers?

No, but Casual Captures would make a great wedding present for you to gift and the memory stick will contain many happy memories that last forever!

Can I pay monthly?

Yes, So long as the balance is paid prior to the wedding / Event, you can pay what you can afford when you want.


How much is the deposit?

£50 deposit secures the Evening Package and £100 secures the Ultimate Package. The balance would be due 2/3 weeks in advance of your event.



To discuss your event and check your date, please contact me...