What information I keep
When you make an initial enquiry with me, I will take the following information:
* Your name
* Your email address
* Your mobile telephone number
Of course, I only need this basic information to be able to address you properly and so that I can contact you for a chat about your enquiry.
If you were to go ahead with the booking and choose to work with me for all your photography/videography needs then I would need a little more information in order to progress our relationship to the next level (now, now – not like that…)
* Your home address
* The address of the photography venue
* The name of key participants in the photo shoot (for example, wedding guests required for group shots)
* Your partner’s details, particularly for weddings (for reference, not to steal them from you)
I take this information so that I know where the job is taking place, who to expect there and where to send your photographs afterwards. All of this information is stored in a secure environment so that I can contact you about your booking and keep in touch with you when your photographs are ready.
My insane security measures
Now despite holding this information for a potentially long time, I take its security very seriously. I keep a copy of the database on my laptop, which is password protected with such an encrypted code of numerals and characters, MI5 themselves couldn’t even break in. I also keep printed copies of your information in a padlocked cabinet just in case my laptop ever crashes. Because we all know how reliable technology can be.
All contacts drawn up between us are kept in a separate double-locked drawer, and the keys can only be found by turning around three times and saying a magic spell with your eyes closed and your index finger pressed against your nose. OK confession – I made that last bit up. #sorrynotsorry
Technically, your pretty face doesn’t actually count as data. But, understandably, you might not feel comfortable with it being flaunted on the internet. I do post your pictures on my social media pages.
Partly because they’re so beautiful and I think you look amazing, but also partly to show off my skills to potential new clients. If you’re not happy with this though, just let me know and I’ll keep them offline.
Equally, it is your responsibility to inform your wedding guests or (other people present at your photoshoot) that there will be a photographer/videographer present and they are quite likely to end up on the pictures. If any party has a problem with this, just ask them to let me know at the time of the event so that I can do my best to keep them out of shot.
I’m stalking you
External data storage
And that’s it, everything you need to know? Any questions, just give me a call or drop me an email 😊