John Kemp - Photographer | FAQ's

We love your photographs but have seen cheaper photographers.

I have many years experience and use only the best cameras with twin-card slots. I am a qualified member of The British Institute of Professional Photography and have entered work and bide by their high standards. By choosing me you are making sure that you won’t be disappointed by one of the most crucial decisions you can decide before your special day. Choosing a cheap photographer may prove to be an upsetting experience.

Are there any venues that you particularly like?

I have photographed in venues far and wide and have many favourites. I am recommended at:

  • Burhill Golf Club, Hersham, Walton-upon-Thames
  • The Richmond Hill Hotel
  • The Carlton Mitre, Hampton Court
  • Nonsuch Mansion, Ewell Road, Sutton
  • The Manor House Hotel, Newlands Corner, Guildford

Do you use two photographers?

Not usually, but this can be arranged for an extra fee - normally around £250. I can cover most weddings quite easily on my own and it can be less intrusive.

What happens if I blink?

I shoot several photos in quick succession. If anyone blinks I usually have another photo from which we can transfer some eyes! All part of my great service.

What happens if John is ill?

Through the BIPP I have a network of photographers that I know who can step in for me if (on a rare occasion) I am ill. I have filled in for others in this way too. All post production and album design will still be done by me or my wife.

Can I meet you before the wedding?

Yes I would always recommend meeting with you to discuss your plans and get to know you better. If appropriate I can meet at your venue, chat to your wedding coordinator and even carry out a pre-wedding portrait to display in a guest signing frame on the day.

Do you have back-up equipment in case of failure?

Yes I carry spare cameras, lenses and flashguns. I am also fully insured.

What happens if it rains?

In the many years I have photographed weddings, I can count less than a handfull that have had serious amounts of rain. There's usually a period where we can get outdoors for photography and shoot indoors around that. I have backup procedures such as studio lighting and wireless controlled speedlites for when it is really dark, however my cameras are very sensitive and this isn't always necessary.

I hate having my picture taken…

I think 75% of all my clients say this to us! Look at my photographs and see how natural and smiley our couples are. I will put you at ease, and relieve you of stress…