Our FAQ’s section.
Questions to ask your wedding photographer
You are going to have lots of questions about booking your wedding photographer, and although I’ve tried to make booking me as your wedding photographer as easy as possible, there are questions you should ask…so you may find some of the answers below helpful. However, if you have any questions then please don’t hesitate in contacting me at any time.
About your wedding photography
Do you have wedding photography packages?
I’ve tried to make booking your wedding photographer as easy as possible. So, you won’t find complicated, fancy named wedding photography packages, just one level of service which is designed to give you the very best coverage and always tailored to your requirements. Click here to find out more about your wedding photography coverage and pricing.
But… I do appreciate that some clients may wish to compare packages, so I do (secretly) have some package options.
How do I book my wedding photography?
I’ve tried to make booking your wedding photographer as easy and as stress free as possible.
If you are interested in booking me for your wedding, get in contact (either email or call) and I’ll provisionally pencil your wedding date in.
I’d avise that we have an initial meeting, which is really to go through your wedding plans and find out what you want from your wedding photography.
Then, if you’d like to go ahead and book me, I’ll send you a booking fee invoice (currently that’s £130), and once paid, your date will be secured. This fee is deducted from your final invoice.
And that’s it really.
Are you insured?
This is SUCH an important question! Yes, I have professional insurance, both liability and indemnity. All professional photographers should have adequate insurance. Some venues will not allow uninsured photographers and suppliers in. To find out what other questions you should be asking your wedding photographer, click here.
What areas do you cover?
Well, I’m based in Cambridgeshire but cover the entire of the UK and I love destination weddings too!
Most of my wedding photography adventures happen in and around East Anglia, but last year I photographed weddings in North Yorkshire all the way down to West Sussex, including gorgeous weddings in London.
I LOVE shooting in new locations, so please do contact me and let’s have a chat about your wedding plans.
When do I get to see my wedding pictures?
After your wedding, your images will be edited and uploaded onto your private gallery. This usually takes two weeks. Once your are happy with your galleries, then you can forward those details to your family and friends and share your images with them.
Then, you’ll receive a further email from me detailing your USB Folio choices, and once you’ve approved this, your USB folio including your edited images will be with you two weeks after.
Your USB card will contain your edited images in both high resolution as well as standard resolution.
Do we get a contract?
Yes, most of your wedding suppliers will provide you with a contract. Mine will state the level of coverage as well as all your wedding details. Once your booking fee has been paid, your contracts will be sent out. You’ll receive two copies as well as an SAE. Simply send back one copy of your contract once you’ve looked through it.
Very rarely are contracts not sent out for various reasons, but it is accepted that by using my services you have read, understood and agreed to my general terms and conditions.
Should we meet and what about site visits?
Yes! It is SO important to meet up with your wedding photographer.
Initial meetings as well as site meetings (to the church and to the venue) are included within the service I provide.
Can I see a complete gallery?
Absolutely, this is another great questions to ask. After our initial meeting, I’ll have a better understanding of your requirements and I’ll be more than happy to send you over the links to complete galleries.
This way, you’ll have an idea of what to expect from your wedding photography.
I love black and white photographs…do you just shoot in colour?
I LOVE black and white photography too…which is why as part of my service to you, you will get an additional wedding gallery containing 40 images turned into black and white art images. Think of this as your highlights gallery. And these images are perfect for printing and displaying!
Typically, how many images do I get?
This is a tough questions to answer.
You see, I kind of break the rules when it comes to delivering finished images. I’ll typically upload more image than I should. because I feel that you should see more variations and that way you can both decide which images you like.
typically, for wedding with about 100 – 120 guests, (and if you allow me to shoot complete coverage), your edited gallery will have between 700 – 1000 beautifully finished images.
Can I print from my digital files?
Yes you can.
You’ll receive standard resolution files, as well as full resolution files which are best for printing from. I’ll even recommend some local printers for you.
However, I have tried to make ordering your prints as convenient as possible, which is why you and your family and friends can order prints directly from your gallery.
How long have you been a professional photographer for?
I’ve been a photographer since I was given my first ever camera at the age of 6, and I knew then that this was what I would do for the rest of my life.
This is my second career as a professional wedding photographer, and I have been shooting weddings in and around Cambridgeshire for the last 8 years.
Click here to read a little more about me.
What’s your wedding photography style?
I specialise in natural, relaxed and fun wedding photographs, with just the slightest hint to the traditional and classic!
Because I have a background in fashion and editorial photographer, this sometimes rubs off on the way I shoot too.
That way you’ll get the kind of coverage that not only reflects you both well, tells the story of your wedding day perfectly.
Have a flick through my portfolio, here.
I always tailor my service and coverage to suit you and your wedding, so do contact me and let’s have a chat about your wedding photography.
Do you shoot group shots? And how?
I know that lately formal group shots have fallen out of fashion, but I still think they are important.
But the way I shoot formal groups is a little different, as I love very relaxed, fun groups. I’m sure you don’t want grumpy looking people in your group shots, which is why I promise not to take too long on these shots, giving you more time to celebrate and actually enjoy your day.
I’ll ask that you both prepare a list of the group shots you’d like and then I’ll enlist the help of an Usher to help organise/find/persuade the people to come and pose.
Regardless of this list of formal groups, my intentions are to photograph all your family and friends during your day in a more informal, relaxed manner as well.
Do you leave after our first dance? Do you charge overtime?
Unlike many photographers I never leave just after the first dance.
My goal is to capture your entire day, from start to finish, which is why I stay well into your evening celebrations, photographing all that amazing dancing!
I’ve heard about ‘unplugged weddings’, what are they?
I’ve seen guests Facebooking pictures of the bride as she walks into her ceremony.
I’ve seen guests concentrating more on recording the day through their giant iPads than experiencing the day in real life, thus missing out on being caught up in all that amazing emotion!
I’ve seen so many great photographs, ruined by a well meaning relative jumping in front of my camera to take their photograph.
Unplugged weddings are a gentle way to remind your guests that they should experience your amazing wedding in person, and not through the screen of a phone/iPad/camera.
Have fun at your wedding, experience every moment, and let me shoot the wedding.
For more info on wedding photography, click here.
My mate has a great camera! Can’t I get him to do the wedding photography?
We’ve both been married before. This is our ‘second time round’.
Do you have a brochure?
Yes I do, if you’d like to contact me and provide me with your full address I’ll get one sent to you.
Where you really in Friends?
Yep…I certainly was.
Whilst assisting photographers in London, I also worked as a film extra and was lucky enough to
star be in Friends, which filmed in Wembley Studios for three days. Luckily, I am a much better wedding photographer than I am an actor!
About engagement shoots
Do you shoot ‘full’ pre-wedding shoots?
What is a signing frame?
A signing frame features an image from your engagement shoot and is mounted in an oversized mount allowing enough space for your family and friends to share their best wishes on the mount.
Think of it as a gorgeous guest book book that’s always on display.
Signing frames are impressive and really do look stunning, and the print and mount are included within your engagement shoot.
Signing frames are available in three sizes, but we think the A1 sized mount is perfect for most weddings.
Click here for:
Should I bother with an engagement shoot?
Yes, absolutely you should have an engagement shoot, for so many reasons!
Firstly, during the lead up to your wedding, having an engagement shoot gives you an opportunity to spend a little time with each other, sadly, I’ll be there too…but at least you’ll both get to spend a couple of hours away from all that planning.
Secondly, although we want really great shot for your signing frame, ideally you’ll end up with between 30 – 50 lovely shots of you both.
Did I mention the signing frame!
Or the ultimate signing book, unique because it features images from your engagement shoot?
I’m going to share some techniques with you both so that for th rest of your lives, you’ll always look great in group shots.
Lastly, you can use your images for save the date cards too.
Click here to visit the engagement shoot portfolio.
How long does an engagement shoot take?
What to wear at an engagement shoot?
I always advise my clients to wear what ever makes them feel happy and confident in! But please try and avoid very loud patterns and huge logos.
So couples bring a change, just to vary the look a little.
Apart from that, it’s entirely up to you what you wear.
How much are engagement shoots?
2017 / 2018 prices for an engagement or pre-wedding shoot is £225.
This includes the shoot, a private gallery as well as a private slideshow and the ability to download your high resolutions files directly from your gallery.
About wedding albums, books & other services
Do you provide wedding albums?
I love digital photography, but there is something very special about showcasing your gorgeous wedding images in print form.
So you will find a huge selection of coffee table books and stunning albums here.
You can have what ever you want in a huge selection of covers, in lots of finishes from image covers, leather covers and metal covers. And you can even have parent albums.
Do you provide Save the Date cards & Thank you cards?
Yes, our save the date cards and thank you cards look amazing and are individual designed just for you, and feature images from your engagement shoot.
They are 5 x 7 inches in size, printed on top quality card and come with white envelopes.