How long have you been working as a photographer?

Pretty much all my life! From a very early age I was obsessed with photographs, cameras and storytelling. All of my Dad’s side of the family are journalists, I’ve always figured they tell stories through words, and I do through images. I got into wedding photography when I was 13, assisting and second shooting pros throughout my school years, then I went onto study a degree in photography at Leeds Arts University, with which I graduated with a First Class Honours. Throughout my uni years I built up my own business photographing weddings and freelancing shooting advertising, events, portraits, and interestingly squash photography (not the vegetable…or the drink…the sport haha). 

Can we meet to see if you’re the right fit for us?

I’d love to meet you before you book me! It’s important that you like my style of work, but even more so that you are comfortable with me and feel like we gel. It’s also a great opportunity for me to get to know you a little bit, which allows me to reflect more of your personality and character in the photographs. I’m always happy to do a Skype or Facetime date if that’s easier too. 

Are you insured and do you carry back up equipment?

Yes, I have public liability, public indemnity insurance, and carry two back up cameras and a range of back up lenses. I would rather be safe than sorry!

Do you travel for weddings?

Yes, I’ll travel anywhere in the UK and the world for weddings. I charge travel and accommodation expenses, and keep them as low as I possibly can. I’m a big fan of AirBnB, the M1 and awkward train times.

Do you work alone or with someone?

I currently work by myself, and confidently cover both the job of a second shooter and first shooter alone. I make every effort to photograph both the bride and groom’s morning preparations.

What is your booking process?

I’ve got a contract to sign and a £250 deposit. Once I’ve received both, you’re fully booked in!

How do we make a booking or enquiry?

Drop me an email, fill out the contact form or give me a call if you want to know any more or have an interest in booking me. I’m always happy to talk about my work and any detail you’d like to ask me – info@hamishirvine.com | 07919 88 77 59

What Albums do you offer? 

Go head over to www.hamishirvine.com/albums to browse the range of colourful, leather bound, personally designed books.

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