Wedding Photography FAQ.
I have tried to put together a list of some of the more commonly asked Wedding photography FAQ’s I get but if you have a specific question get in touch or add it into the comments section below.
How much do you charge?
Every wedding is different and when you get in touch I will have an initial 20 chat about your wedding, what’s important to you both and your budget. Then I’ll put together a wedding photography package designed to suit your wedding day.
As a guide, my average booking for 2021 was £2,400.
What is your style and approach to wedding photography?
Most of the day I will be discrete and allow the day to flow naturally, I think you get the best images when people are not aware you are around.
There are a few times during the day I need to be a little more hands-on and organise people, for example, to get your requested group shots but I will always try to get through these as quickly as possible so you and your wedding guests can continue to enjoy your day.
If you have asked for a couples session we will go off together and I will pose you in good light and make pretty pictures.
Will I get digital files I can print or use online?
With all my packages you will get the full set of edited digital files. You will be free to arrange your own prints, albums matching coffee mugs with your wedding pictures on them.
I also offer a vast range of printed items including large format wall mounted prints and bespoke high-quality hand-finished wedding albums.
The choice is entirely yours.
Will my wedding pictures have your watermark on them?
The images you receive will not be watermarked.
I only use watermarked images for my website and social media platforms. This helps with my branding and for future couples to find me if they love my pictures.
Your wedding images will have no branding and I hope you are so excited about them that you want to tell all your friends who took the images.
How long will you be photographing at our wedding?
The full-day coverage starts 2 hours before the wedding service with bridal or groom preparation and runs through to your first dance normally 8 -10 hours.
If you have a specific requirement just talk to me and I’ll do my best to accommodate your wedding day needs.
Every wedding is different and we’ll work together to get the coverage that suits your wedding day.
Will our online gallery be password protected?
By default no. I love to share my work and it is great for my marketing. It is the best way for my future clients to see my work and know what kind of images they will get.
It is important that you book a wedding photographer whose style you love and the best way to judge that is to see their past work.
But your privacy is very important to me so if you want your wedding gallery password protected just talk to me and it can be arranged.
Do you offer a pre-wedding consultation?
Where every possible I always meet with my couples in person before the wedding day.
I like to get to know you guys a little and let you get to know me. I will be quite involved in your day and it helps if we have a relationship.
I like to meet with my couples about a month before the wedding day to run through the day’s events and timings. It helps if I know where I need to be and when.
Do you offer a pre-wedding or engagement shoot?
Of course, it is a great way for us to get to know each other, how you may be asked to pose on the wedding day and also the chance to get some more pretty pictures.
I like to keep these relaxed and easygoing.
Often we’ll use your wedding venue because it gives us both a great opportunity to walk the venue together and discuss some of the places you’d like your pictures on the wedding day.
Other times we’ll go somewhere special to you both, maybe where you first met or had your first date.
Do you photograph LGBT weddings?
Of course and I hope that this question goes away soon.
Your sexual preference, lifestyle choices or how you wish to self identify is not relevant. What is relevant is the type of person we are.
If you are friendly and just want to have a fun wedding get in touch.
If the whole LGBTQ+ is a big issue or a problem for you we probably won’t work well together and I wish you luck finding a supplier that suits your needs.
How long will I have to wait to get my images and albums?
Depending on the time of year your wedding image gallery will be ready to view between 4 – 6 weeks. If your package includes the digital files they will be sent to you shortly after you have seen the images and you are happy with them.
Our wedding albums are hand finished in Italy and take about 6 weeks to be delivered from the time you approve them and payment has been received.
What if you haven’t photographed at our venue before?
I have photographed hundreds of weddings at many many venues. If I haven’t photographed a wedding at your venue don’t worry.
I am pretty good at spotting opportunities for pretty pictures everywhere and I always find the staff are keen to share their favourite wedding photography spots.
Do you photograph destination weddings?
Yes, any additional fees will only be to cover transport and accommodation the day before and day of your wedding.
Who doesn’t love to combine work with a mini-break? 90% of my weddings are around the UK but I have travelled as far as California to photograph weddings.
With the availability of low priced flights into Europe destination weddings are growing in popularity.
Contact me for details.
Have More Questions?
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