Do you just photograph weddings?
Whilst I am primarily a wedding photographer, I also offer relaxed portrait sessions for families and enjoy doing commercial work in the construction industry.
How do we book you for our wedding?
Please get in touch via the ‘contact’ link in the menu and fill out the online form, alternately you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop me a line on 07545099281. With wedding enquiries we check availability first and if your date is free then we’ll set up a convenient time for me to come and meet you both. We’ll have a coffee and chat about your wedding plans and what your are looking for in a photographer. It’s as much a chance for you to get to know me and see if I’m the right fit for your day as it is to talk about photos. If after this you decide you’d like to book me, a £200 deposit is required to confirm the date, I’ll also draw up a booking agreement for us both to sign.
How many photos can I expect to receive?
In the full day package you pick 400 photos to keep. These are delivered to you as high resolution images on a USB drive (and back up disc for safe keeping) with rights to reproduce for personal usage. You get to pick the 400 images from a proofing document with approximately 500-600 images on with an option to purchase more photos over and above the 400 included in your package. Oh and you also get a black and white version of every picture you choose.
Will we get to see every photo you take on the day?
In a word, no. In the age of digital we have the luxury of being able to ‘over-shoot’ and I will take a large number of photos on the day which will be slimmed down to the final selection I deliver to you. But don’t worry, nothing is left out for the sake of it; anything that I know you’ll love or I love you will see, I don’t edit with a number in mind so anything I think you’ll want to see will be included.
For a full day’s photography, how will the day pan out?
It’s important to remember that every wedding is different. Winter/Summer wedding, Early/Late ceremony…all these things are taken into consideration when carefully planning how I will capture your day but together we’ll plan where I’m going to be and when in advance of the wedding to ensure I’m making the best use of my time. All this will be confirmed in a meeting in the two weeks before your big day. Typically though, the day starts with preparation shots of the groomsmen (if timings and distance permit) and then the bridal party. We then move on to photos of the ceremony, followed by group shots and then it’s relaxed shots of guests, and the speeches. in the late afternoon we’ll head out for portraits of the bride and groom Usually we’ll sneak off somewhere a bit more private for these so you can relax. Most couples enjoy this bit as it’s the only point in the day where they can take a breather and spend a few private moments together. From there on in it’s nice shots of couples and family before wrapping up with the cake cut, first dance and people getting down on the dance floor!
Are you willing to travel or do you only cover local weddings?
I am happy to travel any distance to shoot a wedding but this does incur some extra costs. typically it’s a nights accommodation and mileage at 40p with the first 30 miles free of charge.
Will we meet you face to face before the wedding?
Unless distance permits, then we will. Included in my standard wedding coverage is a pre-wedding consultation on booking and then a final consultation in the two weeks prior to the big day as mention above.
On the day, will it just be you in attendance?
Yes, it will just be me. I shoot all of my weddings on my own…bag carriers are for golfers.
What if the weather’s bad?
This is the UK so of course I’m ready and prepared for adverse conditons to make sure you get great photos whatever the weather. Despite common preconceptions, it doesn’t have to be a glorious sunny day to get great outdoor shots.
Will our photos be in colour or black and white?
Both. You receive a free black and white picture with every colour one you choose but when you choose your images you will just be looking at colour photographs.
Can we print our own photos?
You will receive a full set of high resolution images on a San Disk USB drive with full rights to print and re-produce them for personal usage as you wish.
Who owns the copyright to the photos?
Whilst I grant you rights to reproduce the photos pretty much to your hearts’ content, I retain the actual image copyright.
When will we get our photos?
I will give you an idea of time-scales following your wedding and will keep in touch to let you know how I’m getting on. I aim to try and deliver your proofing document (the online document you select your images from) within a two weeks of the wedding where possible but at busy times of year it can be up to 3-4 weeks. Once you have picked your images they are culled, polished one last time in Photoshop before the black and whites are made. Colour prints are ordered, any books or albums made, the Bluray slideshow is created and the artwork for the case is designed, this process can take upto 6 weeks in busy months.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.