Wedding Photographer FAQ

What packages and prices do you offer?

I offer straight forward pricing that covers your full day from Bridal Prep through to the eveing/nightime reception party.

How soon should I book a wedding photographer?

As soon as you have booked your wedding date book your wedding photographer to cover your wedding. Remember we only photograph 1 wedding per day so once  we are booked that's it. We have a few friends we can recommend who may be available or maybe you want to compare what they offer with what we can do for you.  

Why should I have a professional wedding photographer when my friend has a camera?

Don't forget you only get one chance to capture your wedding day and it's not as straight forward as just clicking a button. There are so my factors which come together to create a professional wedding photo. Exposure, correct aperture, timing, lighting, editing skills, having good people skills and the list goes on.. 

When do we pay?

The deposit is payable within 5 days of you saying you would like to book me.  I reserve the spot in diary.  After that 5 day period, I reserve the right to offer the date to other interested couples.

The balance is due 4 weeks before the wedding date. When you pay the deposit I will send you a contract, a reciept for payment and nearer the time a reminder to pay the balnce.

 

Do I need a 2nd photographer ?

Personally, I find it best to treat each wedding day as completely unique and figure out whether or not a second shooter is necessary on case by case basis. When we meet to chat about your wedding plans we can talk about wether you want or need a 2nd photographer.

How soon can I see my wedding photos?

Your finished gallery and memory stick will usually be ready in  1-2 weeks. If you order an album then I would aim to present the finished album to you within 4 weeks of you choosing the photos you want in your album.

How do we book you as our photographer?

Call or email us to see if your date is free. If I am  available then we can arrange an initial meeting to discuss your plans for the wedding day or event in more detail. This will enable us to plan for the day you want. It's your day so have it your way not the photographers. There is no hard sell, just a relaxed chat so you meet the photographer in person. You don't have to say Yes straight away, you can even say no thanks if you want.  

How many photographs will you take ? 

This really depends on you and the size of your wedding. The bigger the wedding the more photos we are likely to take. You can expect to recieve 400 plus fully edited wedding photographs that tell the story of your wedding day.

What are your albums like?

I think they are lovely but when we meet I will bring some samples so you can touch and feel them, then you decide.  ​

Do we need to feed you during the day??

Yes please.  It is a long time to be working.  Nothing fancy – a sandwich,crisps & soft drink.  If there is a spare meal going I'd be delighted to eat that, but a  packed lunch is fine. 

 

What can we do with our photograhs ?

You get a license to use them for personal use.  You can download them, share with friends and family, print them as many times as you want. You can’t sell them – ‘cos that would be…strange…!​

Do we have to buy albums or prints from you?

NO - You can use your digital photos to order albums or prints from anywhere you choose or even print them at home. When you order an album or prints from me I take care of designing the album layout and ensure you get a quality colour matched product without any of the photos being cropped so that when you get your prints back they look  what you saw on your screen.

Are you insured?

Yes we have both public liability and proffesional indemnity insurance.

Do you recommend we have an engagement or pre wedding shoot?

This is enterly your choice. A pre-wedding shoot is a great opportunity for us to meet, and get to know one other. It also helps you to relax in front of the camera in a relaxed environment while having a fun time. When your wedding day arrives, photography is then one thing you do not have to worry about, you will feel relaxed having us around and can forget about us and enjoy your day.

We want to ask another question.

No problem. Lets arrange to meet and go through everything together.

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