Here are a number of commonly asked questions about my wedding photography services. If after reading, you still have an unanswered question, please feel free to give me a call on 01384 830745 or send me an email.
How do you approach a wedding? My aim is to capture the real spirit and atmosphere of your day, telling the story as it unfolds without you really being aware that I’m actually there. I want you to look back at your wedding day with nothing but happy memories rather than having faced a long drawn out photo shoot.
How long will you be at my wedding? I offer full day coverage, that’s bridal preparations right through to the first dance. I usually spend around ten hours at most of the weddings I attend.
Are you a full or part time wedding photographer? I’m full time and have been for well over ten years. In these days of everybody with a digital camera claiming to be a wedding photographer, being a dedicated full time professional wedding photographer is becoming rare. However, being full time means that I’m able to offer customer service and attention to detail that someone with a full time career, however well intentioned, is unable to do.
How many photographs will we get and when do we get them? I don’t put a limit on the number of photographs I take, but usually couples receive around 300 images from their wedding, all edited to the highest possible standards. All your images are uploaded to your private gallery within a week of your wedding, although to be fair, it’s usually sooner. Your USB flash drive will be ready at the same time and I’ll put that in the post for you.
Do you take traditional family group shots? I prefer to take mainly natural un-posed shots but I do understand that some couples want some traditional family group’s as well, I advise no more than 10 and these can be done quickly and with the minimum of fuss.
What if I don’t like having my photograph taken? Then you are exactly like most of my couples, most people feel uncomfortable having their photograph taken. My unobtrusive and natural approach will certainly help you relax and I will give you a few pointers before the day.
Can I print the photos provided on the USB flash drive and are they watermarked in any way? All the images I provide are high resolution jpegs and I give you a licence to print, the images aren’t watermarked. You can take your USB to your usual photo processors on the high street or use an online service such as Photobox. And of course, you can also upload your images to social media to share with family & friends should you wish.
How long will our images be online? Your private web gallery will be online for five years after the date of your wedding. Don’t forget your family and friends can view and download all the high resolution images for free.
Can I book the shoot and share collection and come back for an album later? Yes, just pay the £495 for the day, then you can come back for an album later, all you’d need to pay is the difference of £200. Some of my couples ask for money as a wedding gift from their family & friends and pay for the album that way.
What if your ill on the day? I’ve photographed over 600 weddings and I haven’t missed one yet. It would take something extremely serious to keep me from attending your wedding. In an emergency I do network with lots of other local photographers so I would do my very best to find a replacement photographer for you.
Do we need to feed you on the day? No, absolutely not. I’m there to take pictures not eat and drink.
What camera do you use and do you have backup equipment? I shoot on a Canon 1dx along with L series lenses. I carry spare camera bodies, extra lenses, flashguns and batteries. I also carry an emergency kit for brides/bridesmaids/guests which contains nail glue, needle and thread, safety pins and extra pins for button holes.
You are a West Midlands based wedding photographer, how far will you travel to photograph my wedding? I photograph weddings throughout the West Midlands and beyond, I’m willing to travel further afield. Simply get in touch with the details of your wedding and I’ll see what I can do.
Are you insured? Yes, all my equipment is fully insured and I’m covered by public liability and indemnity insurance.
Are you a member of any photographic professional bodies? Yes, I am a qualified member of the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photography). I’ve also won gold awards hosted by WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) based in America.
How can we go about seeing more of your work and possibly booking you? Please get in touch with the date and location of your wedding, hopefully I’ll be available and we can arrange a meeting where I’ll visit you in your home and I’ll explain how I work and show you things in more detail. There’s no pressure to book there and then, I’ll let you have a think about it and if you’d like to go ahead and book, let me know and we’ll speak over the phone to get a booking form filled out. I will then post out the form including a contract for you to sign and return to me, along with a £95 booking fee, which you can pay by cheque or bank transfer. The remaining balance is then due one week before the day of your wedding.