Wedding Photography Questions - FAQ
And for all those little questions that you might be thinking, here's my FAQ page. Hopefully I've got it covered, but if there's something you want to know about your wedding photography that isn't here, feel free to drop me an email.
We are having quite a big wedding and are thinking about having two photographers, is this something you can help us with?
Certainly! I would always recommend getting a second photographer if there is budget for it, especially if you’re having a 100 + guests. One photographer can only be in one place, however awesome they are, and by doubling that, it means that nothing gets missed and you have as many photos as possible of your guests enjoying your day. It also means you get two angles for moments like the ceremony!
What do we need to do if we want to book you?
The wedding date is secured when you have paid the £300 and returned the signed contract (which is done all online so it's super easy and there's no messing about with bits of paper!) This outlines both your obligations and mine and makes sure we are totally covered in any worst-case scenarios to give you total peace of mind.
What happens with our photos after the wedding?
Once the day's ended the pictures are backed up in 3 different places, and kept there even after they're delivered to you. This means that if the USB accidentally finds itself in a cup of tea, or lost in a box during a house move, you have total security that I will still have a safe copy of your images after your wedding. The images will take up to 4 weeks to get to you although I can never resist sending a few sneak peeks in the mean time...
What is an engagement shoot and why should we have one?
An engagement shoot is simply a chance for you to get used to me with a camera in my hand, and for us to hopefully ease any apprehensions you might have before the day. As well as of course providing you with some beautiful, recent photos of you both! We’ll go for a lovely walk, maybe a pint at a pub and generally have a relaxed fun couple of hours. Travel inside Shropshire & surrounding areas is included. Here's a bit more about why I think they're great, and feel free to browse my blog for some recent ones.
What is the Video Highlights package that you offer?
This is something new for 2016 that I am so excited to be offering. A short film made up of lovely moments from your wedding day, filmed by me. They are then lovingly stitched together to create a gorgeous little film which sums up your day in a few minutes. These can be added at any point after booking and I occasionally take bookings for video only. Read more about them here.
How far will you travel for a wedding?
For weddings inside England I don’t charge for my travel or accommodation. Although I live in Shrewsbury and love to shoot Shropshire weddings, I also love to explore and travel, and being able to photograph all over the country is one of the perks of the job for me! I have my own car (and a passport…) so can pretty much get anywhere. For anything further afield, reasonable costs may be added, depending on location.
What are the albums you offer?
The linen albums I offer are handmade in the UK, and come in gorgeous presentation boxes. They hold 80 prints and are a lasting and beautiful way of displaying your photos. Standardly they are 9 x 9 inches, and come embossed with your names.
Do you offer any discounts?
If your wedding is on a weekday, if you want shorter coverage or if you're doing anything that's on my wedding photography bucket list please contact me and let's chat...
What is your shooting style?
Hopefully you would have already got this from the rest of my website, but just to sum it up...
‘Natural, personal & relaxed documentary wedding photography’
Will you still do the posed, formal family shots at the wedding even though you're a documentary photographer?
I think having a few photos with the family all together can be an important part of the day, although whether or not we do them is completely up to you. If you choose to, I make it my mission to get them in the bag as quickly and in the funnest way possible so I can get on with the candids.
Are you insured?
I have both public liability and professional indemnity. Rest assured all my equipment is professional level and I carry backups at all time.
We're interested in booking you but want to chat further before we pay the deposit - is this possible?
Of course! I want to make sure I’m the best fit for you both and to give you a feel for what I’m like as a person, as well as a photographer. If you're based in Shropshire I’m more than happy to meet for a cup of tea, or if you're further afield we can have a chat on Skype.