Wedding Photography FAQs
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How long in advance do we need to book?
We cover up to 30 weddings every year and usually start to book up about 12-18 months in advance. If you'd like us to do your wedding, you should book as early as possible.
Can we come and see you?
Yes, please! We always like to meet couples before booking, where possible, but at the very least we should talk on the phone.
How long should we allow on our day for photographs?
About 45 minutes is needed to cover the formal shots and this is best done before your Wedding Breakfast. We will also need about 25 minutes of time with just the bride and groom to capture those more beautiful and romantic shots.
Will I own the copyright to all of my photos?
You will be given a license to do anything you want with the photographs except to sell them. In essence, you may print them, copy the disk for friends and family, upload them to facebook and social media sites and so on. You can do pretty much everything except sell them as you do not own the copyright - there are virtually no restrictions.
What happens in the build up to our wedding?
We will confirm your date is fully booked once you have filled in the booking form and paid the booking fee. About 8 weeks before your wedding I will be in touch to arrange a pre-shoot. I will also ask you to complete a more detailed form about your day - including the timings for your day and also any group or specific photographs you require.
What work do you do on our photos?
Your photos receive as much attention after your wedding as they did on the day itself. I inspect every photograph and choose only the very best photographs; every photo that is delivered is properly enhanced to make sure it's exactly how it should be and finally some artistic changes may be made to ensure that the photograph is at its best. After that I rename all your images, produce a slideshow and your disks. These processes take much longer than the photography of the wedding itself!
Do we get all the images?
Sadly no. I could never offer this option since I take many duplicates during the day, some images just don't quite work for one reason or another, people blink and so on. I like to think I give you quality, not quantity.
When will get our images/photos?
We will invite you round to view your completed images abut 5-6 weeks after your wedding. You will then be able to view your slideshow with coffee and homemade cookies and cakes before taking away the finished product.
BACKING UP IS VERY IMPORTANT
Do you have backup equipment?
Absolutely! Every photographer should do this. I have 2 professional standard backup cameras and spare lenses just in case something was to go wrong. This enables me to carry on without fear of missing anything.
Do you backup my photos?
Yes, as soon as I return home I copy all images to my computer, where they stay. My camera has two memory card slots and the camera writes every photo to both cards so there is an automatic backup happening as I shoot! I also backup your photos to 2 portable hard drives one of which is not on the premises.
What do we get back from you?
You receive your images and slideshow on a high quality, bespoke and beautiful USB. The USB contains all of your provided images and a Slideshow. The slideshow is about 10-15 minutes long and plays on your TV/PC. You will also be able to view your images in an an online password protected gallery so you can show your friends and family. Images can be purchased directly from the gallery.
Can I upload the photos to facebook or twitter?
Yes, please do. I prepare the files ready for upload to social media sites. and are sure they have a small unobtrusive watermark in the corner which is not very noticeable.
Do we have Insurance?
Yes, every professional photographer should be. I have Professional Indemnity and Personal Liability insurance for myself and any assistant I bring. I am also a member of the Guild of Photographers