FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Choosing your wedding photographer is a big decision, and you’re bound to have lots of questions. Hopefully, we can answer most of them here.
If you would like any more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch; we'd love to hear from you...
Geoff & Becky
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS?
I have 10 years experience as a full-time wedding photographer, and in that time I’ve been lucky enough to photograph over 300 weddings.
No two weddings are the same (that’s why I love them so much), but it’s fair to say that I’ve experienced just about everything that a wedding day can throw at you, during all types of celebrations -from intimate ceremonies with just 2 people, to extravagant affairs in historic castles with hundreds of guests. I've worked in every conceivable weather condition, during every season, all over the country, and I've loved every single moment. Please have a look at our Wedding Venues guide, to see lots of beautiful places at which I've photographed weddings recently.
CAN WE HAVE GROUP PHOTOS? IF So, HOW MANY?
Of course you can! Group shots are a really important part of the day; after all, how often do you get everyone you love, in the same place, with a professional photographer to hand? Over the past 10 years, I've perfected the art of working in the most relaxed, yet efficient manner to ensure that your group shots are beautiful (and fun), without monopolising your day. I recommend that you choose 6-10 set-ups in advance, using our Group Shot Planner, and then I’ll take a maximum of 30 minutes to shoot them during your drinks reception. For more information, please have a look at our Group Shots guide..
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE GET, AND WHEN WILL WE GET THEM?
You will receive approximately 400-500 edited images if you opt for full day wedding coverage. However, there are no limits, so if it takes more than that to tell your story, then you will, of course, receive them all! Your photographs will be ready around 4 weeks after your wedding during peak season, and within approximately 2 weeks during the rest of the year.
CAN WE PRINT AND SHARE OUR DIGITAL FILES?
Definitely- they are yours to do with as you wish! All of your edited, high-resolution wedding images will be provided on a personalised USB, with full usage rights assigned to you. We provide every image in colour and also in black and white. Your images will not be watermarked; they will all be 100% ready to print and share.
ARE YOU INSURED, AND DO YOU HAVE BACK-UP EQUIPMENT?
Yes. I'm a a full-time, professionally qualified photographer (BA Hons, LBIPP, LSWPP) with full Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I use professional Canon 5d cameras, and a wide range of the highest quality lenses and flash equipment. I always bring multiple backup cameras, lenses and lights to every wedding.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU WERE ILL ON THE DAY?
Touch wood, this hasn’t ever happened. Please be assured, though, that should this situation ever arise, we have a huge network of lovely, talented wedding photographer colleagues who could step in, and we would find a suitable replacement. Becky would come along for the day to assist, and to ensure that your wishlist was honoured.
CAN WE HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT?
Yes. Engagement shoots are a great way to learn how to feel more relaxed in front of the camera before your big day. Our engagement sessions are fun, informal, and offer a chance for us to get to know each other better, too, in the run up to your wedding.
For more information, please have a look at our Engagement Gallery, and read our Engagement Shoots guide.
CAN WE ORDER A WEDDING ALBUM AT A LATER DATE?
Yes, you can. Our albums are beautiful, hand-crafted in the UK and completely bespoke. Each and every book is individually designed, by us, with your full consultation. Whilst most couples book our Album Package, others order a book later, for their first wedding anniversary, for example. You can find out lots more about our luxurious wedding albums in our Wedding Albums guide.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS ON OUR WEDDING DAY?
Rainy weddings offer an opportunity for some really creative photography, and bad weather gives me the chance to show you what I can really do! I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve for wet weather… I always carry a full professional lighting kit in case photographs need to be taken indoors, and I also bring lots of smart white brollies along, so there’s plenty of (aesthetically pleasing) shelter for you and your guests when you’re on the move. For more information, please have a look at our guide:
ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR OUR WEDDING? HOW DO WE BOOK?
We require a booking fee of £395 to secure your wedding date, which is deducted from the price of your wedding package. The remainder of your balance is due one month before your wedding day. Payment can be made via bank transfer or credit/debit cards through Paypal. Please feel free to come over to our studio for a cup of tea and some cake before you book, though, so that you can look through our portfolios and fill us in on your wedding plans and ideas- we’d love to hear all about you and your wedding day.