Frequently asked questions
HOW DO WE BOOK?
One of THE most exciting questions to hear as a photographer!!!
Firstly, you would need to make sure i'm avaliable for your big day (BIG QUESTION)
You can do this is in a few ways:
- Contact me directly on the 'Contact' section of my website .... there's a rather nifty little box where you can drop me an enquiry which comes straight through to my phone :O How cool is that?!?
- You could drop me a call directly too :) (the good old fashion way) i love to chitchat on the phone!!
- Or better yet... meeting in person (always amazing to meet in person and see your lovely faces).
We can schedule a meeting and put a face to the name and get to know eachother... plus theres no obligation and also is FREE! What's not to love?!?
If you would like to meet with me in person to discuss those requirements that would be awesome :) We could arrrange a free initial consultation. Should you wish to book there and then, then i would need from you the following:
- To complete some paperwork with you (the only BORING but totally essential part of booking your wedding day with me)
- Take the deposit in full too
I HATE POSING FOR PICTURES. DO I HAVE TO POSE?
I know what you mean. I hate posing for pictures too! Posing isnt natural and i dont think it looks natural either.
My style is all about capturing the REAL you and the JOY of your wedding day.
Of course (as you'd expect) there is a little bit of posing to do for the more formal pictures but i try and make those as fun (& quick) as i can!
Specially as i know most people want to head to the bar at this point!!!
ARE YOU INSURED?
Great question & one you should definately be asking ALL your wedding day vendors..... Simple & very straight forward answer..... YES!
I am fully insured. I have professional indemnity and public liability insurance to cover you and your guests in the very unlikely situation that something goes wrong.
I ALWAYS provide you with a copy of my insurance upon booking so that you have a copy of it for your records and incase your venue asks for it!
Although saying that, if i've previously worked at your venue before they would have an up to date copy as i send it every renewal to every venue that i've ever worked at as part of my service (I know im so efficient aren't i?!?)
DO YOU TAKE TRADITIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS?
I do take traditional family pictures in addition to my more documentary style.
While they may not be as exciting as my more informal images, i do appriciate the value and the history behind a traditional family portrait. Since each wedding is unique, when we have our consultation you can decide how much time is spent on tradional group shots on the day :)
I try and make the whole process of group photos as quick and painless as i can (especially for those among us who "don't like having our photo taken") Also your face tends to hurt after a while.
Whilst those who love a photo can revel in it for as long as they want... It's your big day right?!? So why not!!!!
HOW LONG BEFORE WE SEE THE PICTURES AFTER THE WEDDING?
I know it can seem like an ETERNITY after you wedding to see your wedding pictures (trust me i know... i've been there!)
So to satifisfy those wedding blues and to make the wait a little less excruciating; i normally send a sneaky preview in the first 48 hours :)
The normal turn around for the entire wedding gallery is 4-6 weeks (but in peak wedding season it can sometimes be a little longer) but never more than 8 weeks! :)
HOW LONG DO YOU STAY AT THE WEDDING?
Although i don't have a specific time contraint on either of my packages it of course depends on what package you go for :)
For the gold package - i arrive in the morning (i'm basically your wing woman for the day... this i throw in for free) i'm there ready to capture all the moments (the laughs and fun in the morning or complete chaos) getting you to the cermony and obviously the ceremony and onwards (I will be there to sort your dress out when your bridesmaids have gone astray) throughout the speeches & make sure you guys are having the best day ever throughout the entire day all the way through to your first dance. Of course if you do want me there after i charge per hour after this to capture the fun, maybe a sparkler shot or FIREWORKS!!!
For the silver package - i arrive from the beginning of the ceremony (will be there to help you get your dress back in the car once your all married) will guide you through (with ease) your group shots and photos, through until the first dance :)
HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?
For both packages the deposit is always the same £275
This desposit is made for the sole reason to book and secure your day at the price you have been quoted :)
So it's pretty essential really :D
HOW DO WE RECIEVE THE FINISHED WEDDING GALLERY?
Once your big day is over :( *sulk* once they are fully editied and all produced in your gallery i will put them onto a USB and produce some high quality prints and present them to you in a CR Photography presentation box ready for you to collect :)