Frequently Asked Questions
This page has more information about our wedding photography services, but if we have missed anything then please get in touch using the Contact page or the quick form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
How do we book your services?
What qualifications and experience do you have?
We have photographed over 250 weddings together, working as a husband and wife team. This represents a considerable amount of combined experience, and whilst we would never claim we have seen it all, we have certainly learned how to take excellent photographs at weddings large and small, and in all conditions from harsh sunlight to gloomy churches, and even in the rain and snow.
David has qualified as a Licentiate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (LSWPP).
How much time should we allow for wedding photography?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question and how much time to allow is up to you. We are always happy to advise, and then work around your schedule. Factors such as the weather, the number and availability of guests, and the suitability of locations at the venue can all have a bearing and should be considered.
As a rough guide, if you allow 3 hours between the time of your wedding ceremony and the time of your meal, you should not feel pressured. You will have time for group photos, to meet and talk to your guests, for a bride and groom photo session and a receiving line if you are having one. So if your ceremony is at 1pm, we would suggest sitting down for your wedding breakfast no earlier than 4pm. More time may be required if there is a substantial drive between church and reception venue, and less if you don’t have a receiving line as these generally take around half an hour.
Two hours can be enough time if the ceremony and reception are at the same venue and there is no receiving line. If time does become pressured, we can fit in a bride and groom session after the wedding breakfast – one advantage of having us with you all day.
One hour – you may feel rushed, and we may be limited by time.
If you are not sure, please call us and we will be happy to advise.
Group shots do require time to organise and these are normally done immediately after the ceremony while everyone is still together. As a rough guide, allow 5 minutes for each group shot – often we are quicker, but big groups can take longer. On this basis we normally suggest you try and keep the number of group shots required to around ten or less.
Will you visit the venue beforehand?
We will ask to meet with you around a month before the wedding and if we are unfamiliar with the venue this meeting can take place there. This gives us the opportunity to discuss locations for photography and to understand how your wedding day will run. We like to be fully briefed in good time before the wedding about timings, who the key people are, and any specific photographic requirements you may have.
How many photographs will we receive?
After each wedding, we edit and post-process your images and supply a crafted set of approximately 350 – 400 images from weddings where we are in attendance from bridal preparations to first dance. We always aim to provide you with as much choice as possible for your wedding album. As a rough guide, a 20 spread (40 pages) digital album will typically accommodate between 100 and 150 images.
For shorter weddings, the number of images supplied is likely to be less, and in proportion depending on the time we are present.
Do you offer video?
No. With modern cameras being able to take high quality video, the lines between photography and videography have become blurred, however, the skills required for each discipline are quite different. We recommend you choose a specialist wedding photographer whose style you like, and a specialist wedding videographer who is able to produce a film you will enjoy. In our experience, businesses who offer both services are usually better at one discipline than the other.
If you are planning to use a videographer at your wedding, please notify us so we can discuss how we will work together on the day.
How far do you travel?
Many of the weddings we photography involve travel. It is an aspect of the job we enjoy and we will go anywhere in the UK, usually only making a small additional charge for our transport costs. If the trip involves an overnight stay, we may request that you contribute towards our accommodation costs. For overseas weddings we will quote a fixed price for our expenses.
Do you supply images on disc for us to copy and print?
Yes! Digital images are included in all our wedding photography packages. Digital images are supplied with a licence to copy, print and share on social media sites such as Facebook.
We supply two sets of digital images, one at high resolution for print, and the other at lower resolution suitable for e-mail, viewing on smart phones and tablets, and sharing on social media websites.
Do you want us to provide you with a meal at the wedding?
It is not necessary for you to provide us with a meal. We use the time while you are eating to take a quick break, then to get ready for more photography in the evening.
How long before we get our photographs?
After editing and post processing your images, we will put them onto a secure password protected website. We aim to do this within four weeks of the wedding, however it is often sooner and many couples are able to view them soon after getting back from their Honeymoon. Your friends and family can view them online after you have given them the password. They can also directly order prints online from our website. Pre-ordered prints and digital image files are also delivered approximately four weeks after the wedding.
Albums are normally ready within approximately 6-8 weeks of making the final image selection, however at busy times such as Christmas it is advisable to allow longer.
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