Q: Are you any good?

I hope so! I've been around for a while. I've been taking photographs for almost 15 years.

Q: How would you describe your photographic style?

A: Documentary style, and primarily a natural light photographer. I grew up shooting on film, so I am careful and deliberate with my work.

I love photographs that create intimacy and a feeling of being 'in the moment'. I also look for symmetry, and often break the more traditional rule of thirds technique when the moment calls for it.

I will always pick a genuine, candid moment over a posed and stylised shot.

Q: How do I make an enquiry or booking?

A: Go to the "Make a Booking" page and fill out your details, or email me directly at hello@oliversmithphoto.com.

I will contact you within 24 hours to confirm availability, and answer any questions you might have.

After you have contacted me, I will ask you a few questions about your day and give you the option of a brief call to chat further.

If you are happy with the details we discuss, to secure the date, I will send you my agreement which you can accept online by clicking "I Agree", and I will ask for a deposit.

That will lock you in to your preferred date.

Q: Why choose you?

A: In the end, you will probably choose me because my style suits what you want out of your day, and our personalities work well together. I'm a pretty relaxed person - but only because I know what I'm doing and have years of experience behind me.

Q: I hate getting my picture taken.

A: I understand that getting your picture taken can feel awkward sometimes, at least at the beginning.

I will be there to direct you and give you some gentle nudges on your way. It's all done in a very relaxed, unobtrusive way, rather than having me jump around barking orders.

An engagement session before your wedding is a great way to warm up.

If you're still unsure, check out this great guide on fashionable poses.

Q: What if I only want basic coverage?

A: I have recently added a new package called "Short & Sweet". It is aimed at capturing the best bits of the day and includes a total of six hours coverage.

But if you want to go custom, just let me know. I will listen to your specific needs and will do my best to come up with a package that suits your time and budget.

Q: What is the end result?

A: For a full day wedding, about 500-800 carefully edited photographs.

About 4-6 weeks after the wedding day, I will send you a link to your secure online gallery. You can share the link with anybody.

You will also receive a full copy of the photos on a USB stick.

If you opted for an album, I will prepare a draft album layout for you to approve after your photos are ready. Once we have the final revision, it will be sent off to the printers and when it's ready it will be shipped directly to your door.

Q: Do I get full resolution photos?

A: Yes. You get files big enough to put on a billboard (if that’s your thing!)

No watermarks. No tricks. No BS.

You can download all the photos from your online gallery in full resolution in two clicks. Then you can take them to get printed anywhere.

Q: Do I get every single photo taken?

A: No. The (second) most important part of my job begins in the editing room. I take between 4-6,000 photos at a wedding, and from those photos I only choose the best ones.

My job is to pick the key moments - and I find that delivering lots of photos of the same moment, rather than picking out one or two of the best, can detract from the experience.

My aim is for you to end up with lots of beautiful photos of different moments that you can enjoy from beginning to end as a reflection of your day.

Q: Do you shoot same-sex couples?

A: YES! We are strong supporters of same-sex marriage.