Frequently Asked Questions
There are bound to be questions when booking someone to capture your special day - after all, it's a once in a lifetime event. So this is an important decision. You need someone that you feel comfortable with, and someone you can trust.
So, these are some of the questions we regularly get asked.
How many photographs do we get?
There is never a set number of photographs per wedding and be wary of anyone that guarantees this. It is always better to have a few less photos and have the photos that you have be very high quality, than it is to have hundreds of photos that are poor quality. I would say though, as a rough figure, a 2hr wedding booking (ceremony only) would produce upwards of 80 photos although it obviously depends on what photographs you would like.
Can I print my photographs?
All of our packages come with a CD/DVD/USB with full permission to print, copy, and share online. This even includes on Facebook and other social media sites.
What happens if you are sick on our big day?
Hopefully, this won't happen but should the worst occur, I have a mutual agreement with two other local photographers, that, if I am sick, and they are free, they will cover any wedding I have booked.
How soon will we get our photographs?
It usually takes around 5 weeks for the images to be digitally edited and sent to you.
My Aunt/Uncle/Friend takes really great photos - why shouldn't I just get them to take the photographs for me and save myself some money?
I get asked this question all the time and I completely understand why people are tempted to get a friend or relative to do their photos as weddings are so expensive. And we've all had the same thought about "how can they charge X amount to just turn up on the day for 4 hours" and so on. And this is a completely rational train of thought. However, there is loads and loads I could say about this to try and convince you but I will try and keep it short. First of all, it is an enormous amount of pressure to put on that person for that day. Most people can take a good photograph on a normal day. But a wedding means taking hundreds of good photographs, one after the other, without pausing and without delay. There's no going back and retaking images - it's a once only job. And a friend or relative will most likely not have back-up equipment in case something goes wrong, or any form of insurance. So, if the worst did happen and the images did fail to come out - how would you and they feel? It's a really big thing to ask of someone so you need to be sure. Good photography is about more than just having a decent camera - it's about knowing how a wedding day will run and the little intricacies of the day - for example how the church service will run, when the Vicar will ask if anyone has any objections and the whole church will burst out laughing, knowing exactly when the rings will be exchanged, or the first kiss, how to deal with difficult weather or really bad lighting, and how to deal with things such as where the buttonhole goes and which button gets left undone on the waistcoat, or even what time the Vicar will ask you to be in the church. A professional photographer will be able to do/know all of these things and much much more - because that is what they are paid to do. They may sound like little details but they make a huge difference on the day.
Ok, how do I find out more?
I'd be really happy to come and meet with you to discuss your day in detail and to see if I am the right photographer for you. You can email me, call me, or simply fill in the contact form on my "Enquiries/Contact me" page.
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