Top 10 FAQ’S
Top 10 FAQ’S
Having spent many years doing wedding photography, I’ve learned that couples tend to have a lot of questions. Firstly, there is no such thing as a silly question and I will always do my best to answer. But after photographing countless couples, there are a few things that are almost guaranteed to come up. So, I thought I’d give you one less thing to worry about by answering some of my most frequently asked questions.
- What attire should be worn by the photographer on the wedding day?
This is the one day that being comfortable doesn’t come first. I always attend weddings wearing a full suit. Although your photographer is going to be behind the camera, it’s important they blend in with the theme of the day. Trousers and a shirt are another smart alternative, but formal attire is key.
- How long do the images take and when will I receive them?
I always aim to get images back to the happy couple as soon as possible. But generally, it takes between 3-4 weeks from the wedding day. During the peak wedding season of May-July, it can take longer than this. However, I will always advise my clients well in advance, if this is the case.
- How long do you keep images and where are they stored?
All images are stored safely, in secure premises, on external hard drives. A duplicate is always made so that there are two copies, should anything unexpected happen.
I keep all images in my archives and have fortunately been able to keep every wedding I’ve shot. I was asked for some 10-year-old images recently and was still able to easily access them.
- What happens if the day is running late?
Running late is a very common thing that happens on most wedding days. Rest assured that once you have paid for the day, I stay until everything is captured.
This is one of the main reasons I charge a day rate as oppose to an hourly rate, as lateness will not affect the price.
- Do you have back up equipment that can be used if anything fails?
I have double of every piece of equipment. I also do thorough checks of all of the equipment prior to the wedding day. It is guaranteed that everything will be packed and in working order.
- What will happen in unexpected circumstances, such as sickness or an accident?
Fortunately, I’m in good health and haven’t missed a wedding booking in my career. But if an emergency occurred, I do have a trusted network of five photographers. One of them would be able to step in and deliver a high quality of work. I am also fully covered by my public liability insurance, in the event that anything takes place.
- Can we see a full wedding?
I understand that sometimes my clients want to see more than just the odd photo. For added peace of mind, I can make full wedding photography available so you can get a proper feel, for what big day entails. I also use social media platforms and my personal website to showcase my work. Feel free to explore my portfolio and weddings I have shot historically.
- How far in advance should I book?
In short, the sooner the better. Wedding season is always the busiest time of year for me. I’d always recommend a year minimum in advance, two years if possible, to save any disappointment.
- Do you also offer videography services?
I specialise specifically in wedding photography. Although there are people that offer both services at once, I would recommend using a separate videographer and photographer. It’s extremely difficult for one person to do both of these roles and still maintain amazing quality. I am also fortunate to have many videographers that I can recommend. They are trusted professionals who I’ve worked well with over the years.
10.How would you describe your style of photography?
Quite simply I’d say, a unique balance between relaxed and contemporary.
I love candid shots that effortlessly capture the day and surroundings. But I also love the breathtakingly creative shots that you can produce during the wedding day. My aim is to beautifully document the entire day, so that you can relive the moment each time you look at your wedding album.