FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life- you’re bound to have a few questions as you plan. Here are some of the questions I’m most commonly asked.
A brides veil catching the perfect light as it blows in the breeze… Sometimes we’re lucky to have everything come together perfectly in that split second!
But it also doesn’t always just happen.
Careful planning, preparation, styling & timelines all contribute towards creating beautiful Wedding Photography. Above all else, giving your time and trust to let us be our most creative selves.
Below are answers to some of the questions I’m most regularly asked. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for here, please do get in touch.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been a wedding photographer & how many weddings do you shoot each year?I’ve been photographing weddings for over 10 years and now photograph around 20 weddings per year.
How far in advance do we need to book?Usually I take bookings 1-2 years in advance. So, one you have a date secured with your venue, please get in touch so I can add your date to my diary.
How do we pay?The deposit to book is 30% and the deposit can be paid 4 weeks prior to the big day.
What equipment do you use?I shoot with Canon camera’s and various lenses, mostly 35mm & 50mm. I use two camera bodies at all times and always take back-ups.
Can we ask for specific group photos?Yes, absolutely. During the lead up to your wedding day, I would usually request a list of group photograph’s you’d like photographed on the big day. On the big day, i will have this list to hand and ensure every photo is captured.
When will our photos be ready?It usually takes approximately 6-8 weeks for your images to be ready. I will send you a link to your private gallery, and post your USB out to you.
How many photos will we get? For a full 10 hour wedding, I will supply approximately 600 images.
What if it rains? While rain on your wedding day is considered lucky, it’s certainly not what we hope for. That said, some of my proudest work is from rainy celebrations. At past weddings it has rarely poured all day long, however, if the forecast really does look gloomy I would encourage you to try to go with the flow. As i’ll always find a great indoor location for group photos & couples portraits.
Can we meet before we book?
Yes absolutely! I would love to meet, learn all about your plans and get to know each other over a coffee.
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes – I love to explore new locations and get inspired by new venues. Depending on the location, travel and accommodation costs may apply.
Do you work alone?
Yes I’ve always worked solo. I prefer to photograph weddings as discreetly and unobtrusively as possible, to ensure each moment is captured naturally. However, if you’re having an extra large wedding of over 150 people of the day, we can absolutely discuss a second photographer upon booking.
Are you insured?
Yes, I have public liability and professional indemnity insurance. What if you are ill or can’t make it on the day? In all the years I have photographed weddings, I have never missed a wedding. However, in the event of emergency or ill health, I will use my network of reliable experienced wedding photographers to find you a replacement. Can we ask for specific group photos? Yes, absolutely. During the lead up to your wedding day, I would usually request a list of group photograph’s you’d like photographed on the big day. On the big day, i will have this list to hand and ensure every photo is captured. Will you tell us how to pose? For the majority of your wedding day I will encourage you to forget I am there, as this is when the most natural and beautiful shots happen. However, when we’re doing your group photos and couples shots, I will direct you into different poses to ensure we get the best shots possible. When will our photos be ready? It usually takes approximately 6-8 weeks for your images to be ready. I will send you a link to your private gallery, and post your USB out to you. Do you offer Videography? This isn’t something I offer. However once you have booked your photography I will share details of videographers I have worked closely with over the years, and can highly recommend.
I’d love to hear more about your forthcoming wedding, event,
or if you’d like to arrange a family portrait session.