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Wedding Photography FAQ’s

Do you shoot on Digital or Film?

I shoot using professional digital cameras which produce the same or better quality than film. Not only is the quality superb but it gives us great flexibility and allows me to shoot in mixed lighting conditions. Some people may suggest that film is somehow more ‘artistic’ than digital. Whether a photograph is artistic or not is wholly dependent upon the vision & skill of the photographer and has nothing to do with the image being taken on a film or digital camera. Virtually 100% of the world’s press & sports photographers work with digital cameras and have their photographs published in magazines and books across the globe. Would you go back to your old analogue TV…?

How many photographs will you take on the day?

There is no limit to the number of photographs I take – I will take as many pictures as there are opportunities. The quantity might depend on the size of your wedding, the location or the weather. 

When will we receive our photos?

Your images will be edited for exposure, white balance, cropping, framing and vibrancy.  You can expect to receive your photos within four weeks of your wedding day.

Will we need more than one photographer?

I highly recommend a 2nd photographer if you have 150 guests or more. Spontaneous and memorable moments can happen simultaneously at different locations. The 2ndphotographer will bring another perspective to the story of your day.

How do we book you?

Once you have chosen one of our packages or your own bespoke package we will ask you to complete a booking form and return this with a non refundable booking fee/retainer of £250 to secure and validate your day. I receive more enquiries per year than there are days available and this means I am unable to provisionally hold any date without payment of the booking fee. All dates are booked on a first come first served basis.

Do you take formal or group shots as well as reportage?

Yes, of course, although I like to make this a fun and relaxed occasion – which means no stiff necks or forced smiles. I like to do these calmly and quickly so that you are free to enjoy your wedding.

We don’t like posing, is this an issue?

It certainly isn’t for me. Not many people enjoy posing, although some do.  I’d much rather you’re relaxed in from of the camera than be stiff and uncomfortable. By the time we do your portraits you’ll feel relaxed with me and it won’t be an issue at all.

What do you do about eating on the day?

My day is long and requires full & total concentration to get the best possible images throughout the wedding. If the venue supplies a meal for me then great if not I will bring something with me. All I ask is that I know in advance so I can make plans.

Who chooses the photos for the album?

You do.  I recommend on average you select four photos per page.

How can our wedding guests view or order the photographs?

Your wedding will be hosted in the ‘client area’ on our website. The photographs can then be viewed by entering a password. The high resolution photos are available to download with no watermarks or branding. 

How long does it take to make the album?

Once you have chosen your photos we will get to work on your album. Normally two weeks and you’ll receive the proof.  You can make as many changes as you like at this stage. Any changes after this will be charged at £25 per edit.

What happens if you’re unwell on our wedding day?

It’s a very good question and I’m pleased to say that I’ve never missed a wedding. In the unlikely event that this did happen we would be able to call upon our very large network of photographers to cover your wedding.

   

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