I’m sure you’ll have lots of questions when planning your wedding, it can be a bit of a minefield. Here’s some questions I get asked regularly.

If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for feel free to email me via the Contact Form or hello@jamesmerrick.co.uk and i’ll be more than happy to talk through your questions.

What areas do you cover?

I am based in Staffordshire abut will travel to wherever your big day takes me! I will travel to most parts of the UK but far reach ones will incur in travel costs (check with me on this but most of the time I don’t like to charge).

What is your style?

Couples always say they book me because they love natural, modern, creative images. If people ask me, I describe myself as a Documentary style /reportage Wedding Photographer. You can see from the many photos on this website the natural style I have.

I am very relaxed photographer, so if you have a long tick-list of required shots that you’d like me to go through, I’m probably not the one for you. Why? Because i’ll miss all the laughter, the glances, the fun and character-filled shots. I want to capture your friends and family as you know them best!

How many images will I get from my Wedding?

Around 400+. I don’t limit the number of photos you receive but equally I don’t release anything to you that doesn’t live up to my high standards.

What if you break a leg/get seriously ill?

Well I consider myself fit and healthy but we all know that sometimes we get sick and it can be beyond our control. I have an amazing network of professional wedding photographers and in the event of serious illness I would be able to ask them to help.

What is an Engagement/pre-wedding Session?

Engagement/pre-wedding Sessions are really just a practice before the big day and a great opportunity to meet up before your wedding day and spend an hour or so getting to know each other. We can take a little walk in the woods or a location of your choosing and get some cool extra photos of you both to add to your collection.

Could we meet you before booking?

You most certainly can! Just drop me a message and we can arrange something. If we can’t meet for any reason, don’t worry, we can chat on the phone or via zoom, FaceTime etc, I would love to hear all about your plans!

Can we get a shorter package?

I do offer shorter/bespoke packages yes! This is covered in my pricing page but if you’re looking for something in between just get in touch and tell me about your plans and i’ll see what I can do.

Do you do Albums?

Yes I do! and they are beautiful. On the back of your final wedding gallery is a personal shop where you can order not only albums but so much more including prints, and framed items.

Do you have insurance?

Yes. I am fully insured. I have full public liability and professional indemnity insurance, it’s very important to check this with any photographer you consider booking.

Are you fully trained?

Like many Wedding Photographers I am mostly self taught and have been taking photographs and enhancing my skills for years. I come from a creative background and graduated with a degree in Graphic Communication, a slice of this was photography and I learnt initial skills in the dark room at college!

How do I book?

I take a £250 booking fee to secure the date in my diary. If you are ready to book, I’ll just ask for a few details so that I can send over a quote to accept, a contract for you to sign along with details of how to pay the booking fee! This is all done through my online portal and is very simple!