Frequently Asked Questions 

And those Important Answers for your Wedding & Portrait Photography requirements

 

Weddings

What do I need to do to book my wedding with you?  Give me a call and we can arrange to meet for a chat about your requirements and how we can achieve your vision.

When should we discuss our wedding and our requirements? The earlier the better.  Firstly to check that we are available for your date and to ensure we can plan the photographic requirements for your day to its best.  After our initial meeting we will meet again 4-6 weeks before your special day to finalise all details and  compose your all- important photographic list

What if you haven’t attended our Venue(s) before? We always visit before your day.  This is important to us and allows us to find the best locations for your photographs.  In addition if the English weather decides to rain, we will have identified suitable indoor locations, natural cover spots and just in case, we always carry attractive umbrellas to save the day!

Is there a Deposit? Your initial investment is 20% of the total cost.  This deposit is non refundable

When do I pay the full amount? We ask for settlement 4 weeks prior to the date of your wedding

Are there any other Expenses?  All charges for your bespoke investment will have been agreed at the time of your booking with us and are inclusive.  Confirmation of your investment will also be outlined within your booking form.

What about equipment failure, Accident or other unforeseen events? To date this has never happened.  We use professional camera equipment with twin card slots in the rare event of one card failing.  We also carry spare cards, batteries and associated camera kit and my second shooter, Dee, uses Canon equipment so we can interchange kit if at all necessary.  We are also fully insured.

When will we see our photographs and how many do you normally take? Your pictures will be on your private Client gallery of our website, approximately 7-10 days after your wedding day.  The number of images will depend on your chosen investment.  If you are also having a wedding album I will then invite you to select your special favourites for inclusion.   Your album will be ready for collection within approximately 6-8 weeks of your final approved layout.

What if I change my mind and want to upgrade and or use more pictures?  This is pretty common and easily facilitated.  We will advise you of the additional investment cost and the best options for how we can accommodate your wishes.  If this works with your vision, we will proceed with the additional requested changes.

If you like the sound of our answers and would like to know more, please do get in touch via our Contact Us page 

Additionally, if you would like to know more about Investment packages  please do have a look at Our Investments Page

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Portraits  Studio, Outdoors, Home, Business Locations 

          

What does a studio session comprise of?  Your session usually lasts for an hour and a half which is normally enough time to capture your photographic vision and your Must Have shots.  However with small children it is important to realise that a studio environment plus posing can be tiring despite the best efforts so we do our utmost to make the session as flexible and stress free as possible.  On average we will take up to a 100 -120 shots which are then edited to 25-30 of the best pictures for your investment package.

What should I wear?  The choice is yours but just bear in mind that your pictures are timeless so do have a think about your favourite colours, favourite outfit, if with family members/your children, whether you want to have elements of colour coordination and as dee is always reminding me, a bit of make- up and ‘behaving hair’ on the day, goes a long way to making your session as comfortable with us as relaxed as possible.   Studio backdrops tend to be white so no white, colourful clothing provides greater contrast and interest, particularly with children.

My children don’t like/ I don’t like having my photograph taken.  We recognise that unless you are a professional model, studio sessions are daunting.  Our job is to make your experience relaxing and fun, moving away from overly posed, un – natural shots.  With children please feel to bring any favourite toys, favourite foodie treats and drinks.   In the event that your child is having a ‘moment’ and we can’t obtain your shots, we will invite you back for another session at no extra charge.

Can I have a USB of the pictures? Your USB comes with high resolution images for printing as well as copyright permission so you are free to print and share them with friends and family.   It also means you are free to search for the best pricing deals.  The quality of the images allows for printing to canvass and very large images

What if I can’t get to your studio or don’t want portraits taken in a studio? Like all photographers we love using professional studios mainly because it gives us plenty of room for larger family groups, space for the children to play whilst waiting for their moments and we are able to maximise lighting options.  In addition there is no disruption to your home when we arrive with our equipment.

Having said that we also recognise that clients tend to be naturally more relaxed In their familiar surroundings and or at favourite outdoor locations.  So for us it’s simple; We want you to have the best experience and as professionals we will work out all other logistics as required.

Business Locations – Many companies like their corporate portraits taken within their working environment.  We’re happy to travel and will take into account all requirements sought.  Our commission quotes will be presented in accordance with our Services and Products costs as outlined within our Investments page.

When do I see my pictures? We usually complete initial edits of your images within 7-10 days.  We then invite you to choose your *favourite images (as per your investment range).

*Once chosen, we will ask you for any final due payment.

Upon receipt we will give your images our final professional ‘polish’ in readiness for their high resolution transfer onto USB.  Arrangements will then be made for getting your photographs back to you via the most convenient approach for you.

If you like the sound of our answers and would like to know more, please do get in touch via our Contact Us page 

 Additionally, if you would like to know more about Investment packages  please do have a look at Our Investments Page