FAQ – Wedding Photography
How many photos do you include?
I’m not one of those photographers who send over thousands of photos – I mean how many pictures do you really want?!! For a full day I say around 500 images although it varies a bit from wedding to wedding. I’m all about quality over quantity!
How do I get my photos?
Two ways. First up you’ll get your own USB, in it’s own gift box, with all your edited files in. Then you also get a password-protected online gallery which makes it super easy to share with other people. It saves a lot of hassle with people asking you for photos!
How long until we get our photos?
4 weeks is my turnaround time but I always try to get a few over to you before then.
Do you do engagement shoots?
Yes and they are great fun! I try to keep them personal and a bit quirky. They’ll be different to your wedding day photos but are a great extra addition to have. These are an hour long and are included in the main packages. If you want to purchase one separately that’s fine too, just get in touch to book in a date.
Do you use a second photographer?
Mostly no, it’s just me on your wedding day. To be honest, if you want an unobtrusive approach I find this works best. But if you want someone to cover your partner getting ready or you’re having a large wedding (150+ guests) then I’ve got other people that I work with, just let me know when you book and I’ll let you know the extra cost.
Do you do traditional, group photos?
I actually think these are really important, and I know in years to come you’ll treasure these. But I do keep these relaxed, no yelling at your guests! And I always recommend you limit these to about 5-6 combinations which takes around 30 minutes. Much more than this and you’re probably going to be quite fed up! I’m pretty efficient at rounding people up but I can promise you they always take longer than you might think!
Do you have back-up equipment?
Yes! I always work with two professional-grade cameras, lenses and flashes. All images are written to 2 memory cards at a time and then I back-up externally as soon as I leave the wedding and online as soon as I’m back in the office.
What happens if you’re ill?
It would take a lot for me to miss a wedding. Luckily it’s not happened yet! But if the worst happened I have a network of other photographers I can call on as back-up. I know how important this day is to you and I’d try everything in my power to make sure you don’t miss out.
Are you insured?
Yes. I have full Professional and Public Liability insurance
Do you do albums?
Yes, I use Folio Albums for their beautiful fine art, seamless albums and personally design them myself, for you to approve before print.
How about prints?
Yes, no problem. All my prints are fine art prints done with a UK printer, you can easily order these through your on line gallery.
Should we feed you?
Yes please! As you can imagine it’s a long day with a lot of physical work and I get pretty bloody hungry. A well fed photographer means better photos for you! I don’t need the full meal though, or a table space, if you let your caterers know it’s for the photographer they can often sort something out. If it’s a problem, just let me know, the priority is your wedding, not me!
How do we book?
Contact me to check if your date’s free (I get booked up quite quickly!) then it’s a 20% deposit, and a contract to sign and we’re good to go!