FAQ Wedding Photography


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS?

I have been shooting weddings since 1999. 2-3 rolls of film per wedding were enough to cover the entire wedding, around 100 images if you do the math. Today, in the digital era, I shoot a minimum of 500 images during a full wedding.

HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE WE CAN SEE OUR PICTURES?

All of your images will usually be online within 3 weeks, but there will be a sneak preview on my blog about a week after the wedding.

DO YOU STILL DO THE TRADITIONAL GROUP SHOTS?

I am happy to do a few traditional groups, this will take 20 – 30 minutes depending on the size of the groups. Every wedding should reserve some time for the group shots.

CAN WE PRINT FROM OUR GALLERY?

Yes, please do, but don’t use them for commercial purposes without my consent (you can’t sell them), and if you’re sending them on to your hairdresser/magazines, just let me know to make sure the appropriate size and quality is delivered.

CAN MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY BUY PICTURES?

Yes, you will have an online gallery with a password which you can give out to your friends and family.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

We use Canon DSLRs (mainly 5D MkIIIs), and a range of L  lenses (including 16-35 mm 2.8, 24-70 mm 2.8, 700-200 mm 2.8)

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

Yes, We are covered for Professional Indemnity and Public Liability.

DID YOU STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY AT UNIVERSITY?

No, I am a self-taught photography enthusiast.

DO YOU YOU HAVE AN ASSISTANT?

Normally I work alone, but if you request a second shooter I can arrange that for you. I will be the ‘lead photographer’.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

We are based in Basildon, but we are available for weddings all over Essex, Kent and Greater London. If your wedding is further than that we’ll charge extra for travel expenses.

DO YOU REQUIRE A MEAL AT OUR RECEPTION?

No, we are quite happy to bring our own food and sneak off at the ideal times.

I DON’T LIVE NEAR YOU, CAN WE SKYPE/WHATSUP?

Yes! Although it’s a bit nerve-wracking chatting over the net, it’s a great alternative if you live in Italy!

DO YOU VIDEO WEDDINGS TOO?

Yes, we do. Check out our latest Wedding Film.  We’ve been filming weddings in Europe, Caribean Islands, and the United States and looking forward to filming your wedding next.

DO YOU SHOOT AERIAL IMAGES AND VIDEOS?

At this stage, we don’t have any experience with aerial photography/videography to offer as a service. If you’re looking for an aerial photographer/videographer, check out our friends over at RMC AV LTD.

HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?

We require a 25% non-refundable deposit to book me for the day with the remaining balance due 21 days prior to the wedding.

I’M READY TO BOOK! WHAT NEXT?!

AMAZING! I can’t WAIT to get to know you and I’m so thrilled you’ve chosen me. To book us, I require a signed contract and a 25% deposit. Dates cannot be reserved until these have been received.
Contact me today and I’ll send you all the info.

DO YOU TRAVEL?

I LOVE destination weddings! I’m happy to create custom packages to fit your wedding plans. Travel and accommodation fees are included in destination packages, so you won’t have to worry about a thing!

CAN WE BOOK YOU FOR ONLY A FEW HOURS?

Absolutely – Feel free to reach out for a custom quote.

HOW MUCH DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?

Great question! I’d say 70% of the way my photos look comes down to the way I edit my photos. Each photo receives basic color correction, cropping, adjustment for lighting etc, as well as a custom filter to give it the vibe you see in my portfolio

DO I HAVE TO GET MY ALBUMS & PRINTS FROM YOUR STUDIO?

We do offer albums and prints through our studio, but the way we see it, you’ve invested a lot for your photos, so you should have the freedom to do what you want with them for personal use.


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