Have a question about Wedding Photography or the experience I offer? You may find the answer below

Planning a wedding can be pretty daunting, especially as most people will have no prior experience of the industry. So, to help you navigate through all the photography related jargon I’ve put together a list of the most common questions I receive from my couples.

Wedding Photography Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have found a photographer who’s photos you like and feel would be a great fit for your Wedding, there are 2 things I would always recommend checking:

1) Personality

Your photographer will be the one supplier who will be with you for your entire wedding day, from bridal preparation all the way through to your first dance and sometimes even later. The last thing you want is to book a photographer who’s personality clashes with yours. Before booking your photographer arrange to meet for a coffee or jump on a Skype video call.

2) Consistency

The images you view on a photographer’s website are often examples of their very best work. It is important to check that your photographer is consistently providing this quality of work for their couples. You want to book someone who can rock every wedding they work no matter the conditions. If they have a blog, you can often view fuller bodies of work here. If they don’t, just ask them to see examples of full weddings.

You are not alone. Most people feel the same way and I’m no exception. I purposely keep my approach during engagement shoots and the portrait part of the wedding day relaxed and fun to make you feel at ease. If you’re really nervous before your engagement shoot we could always grab a quick pint and chat before hand to get you in the mood. You would not be the first.

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As a travel lover I find destination weddings very exciting. It was actually while visiting different cultures and countries that I first discovered my love for photography and its power to capture some of the essence of what makes a place unique.

Although my package costs a little more for destination weddings this is only to cover my extra travel and accommodation expenses. I don’t charge anything extra for my time, even if it involves a 14 hour flight.

Yes I will. Useful information for me to have on your wedding day includes things like: the locations where you’ll be getting ready, the ceremony and reception, timelines for the day, a list of the group photos you’ll want and any sensitivities I should be aware of.

I collect all of this information from you via an online questionnaire a head of your wedding day. Why? I’m a big believer that the most important part of a wedding day is that the both of you have an awesome time. The last thing I want to do is bother you with loads of questions when you could be celebrating with your guests. So we get all the organisation bits out of the way before the wedding day.

If getting traditional formal photos of all the different groups of your guests is a priority for you, then I’m probably not the best photographer for you. If however, you want a few group photos as a record of everyone who attended (and keep mum and dad happy) that’s no problem at all. I will work with you ahead of your wedding day to build a list of the group formals you want and then on the day apply an approach that ensures we can move through them quickly, allowing everyone to get back to the celebrations. On average I usually take 4-6 group photos per wedding.

When we chat I’d be happy to show you a full gallery of a recent wedding and the details/decorations I photographed.

Absolutely. If you’ve taken the time to make something for your wedding, then I believe it’s important to document it. Details add to the story too, especially if it captures your personalities and values.

When we chat I’d be happy to show you a full gallery of a recent wedding and the details/decorations I photographed.

I love it when couples book my full day (14 hour) package because I really want to be there to capture the whole story of your day. Not just the big events in the middle but everything else either side.

Weddings are about the people and where you have people you have stories and moments. From sharing your nerves and excitement with your best friends before the ceremony to letting loose and going wild at the party. I love capturing all these behind the scenes stories.

All my couples receive their wedding photos within 5-10 weeks of their wedding date.

You will receive a minimum of 600 photos from your wedding day.

If your images are high resolution it means that their quality is high enough that you can use them to have prints and albums made. Lower quality image may look great on social media but when you blow them up for prints you’ll notice the lower quality. Yes I do include high resolution images in all my packages. Although I do offer some fantastic beautifully made albums and extras I also want my couples to have the freedom to use their images to have products made that they enjoy.

Yes, I offer a beautiful range of modern products including albums. Having invested a huge amount of time at trade fairs talking to suppliers and sampling their products I have partnered with suppliers that provide the very best quality of awesome products. When we meet I’d love to share some of these with you.

I want to give you a fantastic experience throughout your time working me. I keep the admin side of things simple and transparent so that you can focus your time on all the fun stuff.

This includes my pricing. My full pricing is available on my pricing page. No need to email me for a quote or a brochure. It’s there for anyone to see.

If you’re planning a wedding outside of the UK please check my destination wedding page for packages and prices.

Whoever owns the copyright of a photo owns that photo and the right to do with it as they wish. As with the majority of wedding photographers in the UK, I own the copyright of the photos I take at your wedding. I then give you a licence to use the photos for unlimited personal use. This means you can post them on social media, share them with friends and family, and get albums and prints made. You can pretty much do as you please with them. The only limitation is using the photos for commercial/business use. For example if your cousin owned a wedding planning business and wanted to use some of the photos I took at your wedding for her website, the personal licence wouldn’t cover this. You or your cousin would need to contact me to ask permission to use them for this purpose (in this example I’d most probably would say yes).

I’ve never had any issues with my gear so far and have no reason to believe I would in the future. However as I learnt in scouts, ‘always be prepared’. So on your wedding day I bring back up camera bodies, lenses, batteries and memory cards. I also shoot all your images onto two memory cards throughout the day so even if one corrupted (a chance in a thousand) not a single image would be lost. As soon as I get home from your wedding your images are backed-up onto 3 different hard-drives to remove any chances of them being lost.

To date I’ve photographed over a 100 weddings and never missed a single one, be it from illness or injury and touch wood I never will. However, this is something I sadly can not guarantee. Luckily, I am part of a wide community of wedding photographers, many of whom share a similar style and approach to me. If something did stop me from photographing your wedding, I would use my network to find a suitable replacement.

Yes I am, as a full-time professional wedding photographer I am fully insured with both liability and indemnity insurance.

Think I’d be the perfect fit to photograph your wedding celebrations? I’d love to hear from you!

Picking a wedding photographer can be tricky right?! There’s so many styles and approaches out there! That’s why I offer a call where you can meet me, see a full wedding gallery and ask me any questions you might have.

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