Hi and welcome! If you’ve clicked here it must mean you care a lot about your data privacy and the recent GDPR implementation. If you’re here by accident and you don’t know what GDPR is, GDPR stands for Get Dozens of Photographers Rabid and was designed to create mass hysteria within an entire industry of small, one banjo businesses who happen to work with people’s faces.

Personal data I collect

I collect your name so I don’t have to call you Sir/Madam, your email address so I can communicate with you, your mobile number and address so I can call you to find you on the wedding day/event and/or to send you stuff, because that’s what you’ve paid me to do. All of this is necessary for me to do my job.

How I collect and keep your personal data

If you go ahead with booking me as your wedding photographer, I will store your email in my Gmail account, which not contain my birthday date in the password.

Blog/website commenting

I have a website where I showcase my photography work. If you comment on it, it’s super public so everyone can see it, so don’t write down your personal credit card details there, you can just send that directly to me.

Right of confirmation, access, rectification and erasure

In all seriousness, if you have questions about how your personal data is handled, you can just drop me an email and I will quickly write something up. I’m happy to show you the information I have on you, and unsurprisingly it’ll probably be exactly the things you’ve told me because, sadly, I am neither a spy nor a mind reader. If some of the information is wrong, you have the right to correct it, and I would definitely recommend this because neither of us want me turning up at the wrong wedding or event! If you’d like me to delete all your personal data, you have the right to request it. I definitely need to know stuff about you to work for you. When you’re done with me you can totally dump and delete. I do tend to keep email addresses of my clients, but if you’d like to fully close your account with me in a manner of speaking, just let me know and I can totally wipe you.

Use of your data

The summary of this is that I’m not a weird guy. I will 100% definitely use your email to email you about your wedding/event. I wouldn’t give your email out to anyone else. I also won’t be sending you newsletters.

After your wedding I might send you a questionnaire for a blog post, you aren’t obliged to fill it out and what you write in there may be edited into content for your blog feature, so again, please don’t leave treasure maps to pots of gold in there. Any and all information I request from you is entirely voluntary really.

Sometimes your wedding looks really jazzy to an wedding blogger or website, and they may ask my permission to publish it. Again, nothing can happen without your consent so I wouldn’t stress about that. Sometimes I submit photos to competitions, but I tend to only use photos you’ve already given permission for on my own website.

Use of your face-based data

I can tell you that I won’t sell your wedding photos.

There’s a couple of things I do to run my business, like show my work on social media and my own website. If you have booked me you probably looked at photos of my real couples. I do ask couples to opt into this in my contract or in emails, but you can always decide to keep your wedding private. I have shot a lot of weddings that no one has seen, at the end of the day I’m not a weird guy and I respect that some people don’t want to be on the Internet. Even if you don’t specify that you want out, I will actually ask you directly as well if you’re ok with me putting you and your guests on my website. But be aware, It is your responsibility to ask your guest’s permission.

I store photos of your lovely lovely faces on hard drives in my house. I own a motorcycle so security matters to me already.

GDPR compliancy achieved!

The new EU regulations require me to just do stuff that’s fairly within the realms of my job role, I guess all you really need to know is that I’m a nice guy who wants to be able to do my job for you.