WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Booking a wedding photographer to photograph your special day can be a daunting prospect for some people but rest assured I'm here to put your mind at ease and answer any questions you may have. Have a browse below for the most frequently asked questions I get asked, How long do I stay? What's my style? When do you get the pictures? are just some of the questions answered. If there's anything I've missed please feel free to get in touch.
Q. What is your photographic style? My photography style is documentary/contemporary. The vast majority of my images will be shot naturally in a candid, discreet manner without flash. I let the day unfold without being the focal point, but I'm always on hand to record those magic moments!
Q. Do you take endless formal group photographs? I can if that's what you would like but I would suggest not to take more than a small handful of group pictures. There are obviously a few groups that everybody loves such as your close family but I think it's best to keep it as this. Group photos can eat up lots of valuable time allotted for creating some cool shots of just the two of you.
Q. How long do you stay on the day? I stay either 5, 8 or 10 hours depending on which package you have booked. Please see my wedding packages page. If your day is running late then don't worry I'm always happy to stay an extra 20/30 minutes to ensure I capture the key events! If you would like me to stay for longer then extra hours can be added.
Q. Can we speak/meet you before we book you? Of course. We can have a chat on the phone, via Skype/Facetime or arrange to meet at a mutually convenient location. Better still we could meet for a pre wedding shoot.
Q. My partner is uncomfortable in front of a camera No problem, I'm very relaxed and informal so no need to panic. To help show you how I work I offer engagement shoots or pre wedding shoots They're perfect for us to get to know one another, see how I work and more importantly for you to feel comfortable with me. We can meet at a location of your choosing and take lots of relaxed, informal images while we have a stroll around the town, park or beach ( I wish ) :-)
Q. Do you visit the wedding venue before the big day? I try to where possible but there will be times where I am unable to visit due to the distances and time involved. This is never a problem as I arrive in plenty of time giving myself ample opportunity to have a good look around for all the great spots.
Q. Do we have to pay a deposit? Yes, I ask that to secure the date you are kindly required to pay a deposit of 20%. This deposit is non refundable and deducted from the final balance.
Q. When is the final balance payable? The final balance is payable 4 weeks before the wedding date.
Q. What equipment do you use and do you require any power supplies? I have been working with Nikon gear for more than 15 years. I work light, carrying all that I need with me.
Q. Am I insured? Yes I am fully covered with professional insurance.
Q. How long will it before we receive the pictures? I love editing pictures and go to great lengths to make sure they look amazing so your images will be with you between six - eight weeks.
Q. Once we have the pictures can we really do what we like with them? The simple answer is yes. The pictures will be yours to do with as you wish, so if that means printing copies for your grandma Pat, Jim next door or using them for Facebook that's fine with me :-)