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What are your prices? Do you have different packages?
My prices start at £1000. For my full packages, drop me an email at email@example.com. Please remember to let me know your wedding date when you enquire, so I can check if I’m available! Also, do let me know where your wedding is going to be held – sometimes I might not be able to travel on certain dates.
Will we receive high resolution files of our photos that we can print ourselves?
Yes, all my packages include the high resolution photos in jpeg format. The photos can be printed up to A3 in size. But please take your photos to a good printing lab for the best results!
Are you willing to travel?
More than willing! Travel costs and accommodation will apply, of course.
We would like to book you! What do we do next?
I need both the signed contract and a non-refundable booking fee of 50% of the quoted package to secure your date.
We would like to book your 9 hour package. What will be covered, and is it enough time?
The 9 hour package is my most booked package, and it provides perfect coverage for most weddings. I usually start around two and a half hours before the ceremony. I find it best to start with the decor photos, which usually takes around 20-30 minutes. (We can get this later if the reception is elsewhere). I will then go to the bride for photos of her details, getting ready, and portraits with the bridesmaids, moms etc. At the same time my 2nd shooter will be with the groomsmen.
What about your 5 hour package?
The 5 hour package is usually suitable for smallish daytime weddings, where the reception is either lunch or afternoon tea. Full dinner and dancing weddings generally run too long for this package to be feasible, unless of course I don’t cover the reception.
Can we add additional hours to our package if the wedding runs a little long?
Absolutely. If I need to stay another 30 minutes longer, I’m more than happy to. However, longer than this will be charged at £100 an hour.
When is the best time for our photos?
Light is the most important thing for photos. The best time of the day for your photos after the ceremony is the hour and a half before sunset, when the light is beautiful and soft. We won’t spend all that time taking photos, as the light usually fades about 20-25 minutes before “actual” sunset.
Do you do family group shots?
Although group photos are not my main focus, I know they are still an important part of most weddings. I try to keep the family group photos short and sweet. If you make a list beforehand of who you want in these photos, and give it to someone who knows everyone, that really helps. The last thing you want is to run out of light because we spent too long trying to find the people we need for the shots! I will then do a photo session of the two of you alone. This is my favourite part of the day, where I get all those beautiful creative shots you’ve seen on my blog, and the perfect time for you to get a little time together before the rush of the reception starts.
If you’d like to do a “first look” and get some of these photos out the way before the ceremony, I’m happy to do that too.
How long after the wedding will we receive our photos?
I deliver the full set of photos within 6-8 weeks, but to keep you going, I put up a blog post of my favourite images within 2 weeks after the wedding.
Will all of our photos be edited?
All the photos will be edited for exposure, contrast, sharpness, and colour. What you see on my blog is exactly what you get in all your photos, in terms of editing. I don’t do anything extra or different to the blog photos, because I feel that that would be misrepresenting my product.
How many photos will we get?
Between 550 and 800 photos for a nine hour wedding. I will give you a selection of colour and black & whites of my choice. If, after you’ve received your photos, you have a particular photo or two that you would love me to change from colour to b&w or vice versa, please let me know and I’ll be happy to do that. I tend to go on instinct as to what would work best in colour or not.
Can we upgrade our album or order additional albums after the wedding?
Yes, that’s not a problem.
When will our album be ready?
This can work two ways. Either, once you’ve received your photos I can design your album with my choice of photos, or you can go through the photos and send me a list of +- 80 of your favourite photos, and I will design the album around these photos, adding others where the “story” of a page needs to be complete. If you choose this option, please ensure that you’ve sent me your photo choice within two weeks of receiving your photos. After that I can’t guarantee that the album will be finished within my usual time frame.
After I’ve begun the album design, you can expect the first proof of the album one to two weeks later. I allow up to two album proofs with unlimited changes per draft to ensure that you love your album. When you approve the final design, the album is sent to print with an estimated three week turnaround time.
Do you work with an assistant?
Yes, I do. They help out by getting different angles of the events, as well as shooting the groom’s preparation so that I can stay with the bride.
Can we meet you before we book?
Yes, I’d love to meet you. It’s very important to me that we “click” and get along. I am available most days during the week; give me a shout with your availability and we can work something out. I’m happy to meet in the evenings or during the day. We can also schedule a skype meeting if you’re booking from out of town or out of the country.
When do we pay the final balance?
Two weeks before the wedding date.
How long will you keep my images on file?
I keep your photos on file for at least one year. After that I can’t guarantee I’ll have space! So please make sure to back up your photos as soon as you get them.
Do you also do videography?
No, but I’ll be happy to refer you to some of my favourite videographers.
Do you take table photos?
I take as many photos of your guests during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception as possible. If you would really like table photos, I’m happy to do them, but please be aware that they take much longer than you’d expect, so be sure to allow enough time for it. Also, I will need you to be in charge of making sure everyone who is supposed to be there is there, since I won’t know if anyone is missing.
Should we provide you and your assistant with a meal on the day?
If you’ve booked us for more than 5 hours, or if we’re there after 8pm, then yes please
Do we need to provide accommodation if our wedding is outside of London?
This will depend on a number of factors, including the distance, availability of transport, what the roads are like at night, etc. Once I know the details of your wedding I can let you know.
Do we need to provide you with a shot list?
No, this isn’t necessary. I have shot lots of weddings and I know what is important. But if you have anything that is particular to your wedding, anything that is really special or different, please let me know about it.