Frequently Asked Questions
Will you visit the venue beforehand?
I will ask to meet with you around a month before the wedding and if we are unfamiliar with the venue this meeting can take place there. This gives me the opportunity to discuss locations for photography and to understand how your wedding day will run. I like to be fully briefed about timings, who the key people are, and any specific photographic requirements you may have in good time before the wedding.
Are you insured?
Yes! I have full public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance.
How many photographs will we receive?
After each wedding, I process and edit your images. If the wedding is full day coverage from bridal preparations until first dance most couples get between 300-400 final images. For shorter weddings, the number of images supplied is likely to be less, and in proportion depending on the time we are present.
When do we pay?
To secure the date a £200 booking fee will be required. Dates will be reserved only when this booking fee is paid. The full balance is due one month before the wedding.
How long after the wedding do we have to wait for the images?
My aim is to send you a password protected online gallery of your finished images within four weeks of your big day. During peak wedding season, this might take a few more days but I would keep you posted after the wedding should it be a little longer. Shortly after that we will get the USB of finished images in the post.
Can I have the copyright of the photographs?
No. I retain the copyright to the images but provide you with a license to print, copy and share. When I meet with the bride and groom a month before the wedding, one of the questions I will ask is may I use the images on my website, Facebook, albums etc. I will not share your images unless you are happy for me to do so.
Can I request photographs?
I will try to provide you with any photographs requested and agreed in advance. I cannot be held responsible for the lack of coverage caused by factors outside our control, for example, bad weather, insufficient time allowed in the schedule or the bride, groom or wedding party being late.
Do you want us to provide you with a meal at the wedding?
It is not necessary for you to provide us with a meal. We use the time while you are eating to take a quick break, then to get ready for more photography in the evening.
What if I don’t like my photo taken?
This is normal, don’t worry. Most couples feel uncomfortable or don’t like their photo taken. I can give you some hints and tips before the day, and a pre wedding or engagement shoot can help with this. I offer a free pre wedding shoot when we meet a month before the wedding to go through the details of your big day. This is usually 10/15 minutes before or after our meeting. Full engagement shoots usually last an hour or two and include either a signing book or frame. These should be arranged within good time of the wedding to allow processing and ordering of products. Please contact me for prices on this.