The most popular questions I get asked.. in a few easy steps!
During the wedding consultations I often get asked some important questions. I have detailed a few here to give you a head start! But this is not an extensive list, you are free to ask me anything you want and I am happy to hold consults in London if you wish for this to be in person (these are set dates per month at held at eh Wedding Gallery in Great Portland Street) or over a call instead if dates do not align.
Where are you based?
I am based in London and Oxford wedding photographer, covering all of the UK and abroad as I am also an International Destination wedding photographer. Especially the London and Devon areas which is included of travel. Certain areas of the UK will look to have a small milage fee included. This is normally 30 miles outside of London. As mentioned, I am also a destination wedding photographer. Having previously covered Atlanta, Marrakesh, Venice, Malta, Qatar, Santorini and also a wedding photographer Italy. Extra fees for destination weddings are kept minimal, meaning I work with you to find the best flights and accommodation. (normally the night before and the night of the wedding max) which you can see on my price page.
Do you have insurance?
Yes. I have public liability insurance to 5 million, professional indemnity insurance and kit cover. And can provide a copy to your venue if they request this. Some grade 1 listed buildings require 10 million, so my insurance can be increased where needed but would be added to the invocie- this would be a minimal cost for a 1 day event.
Do you require a booking fee?
Yes. This is £200 to secure your day. This is non refundable and will mean the day is fully your- this fee covers securing your date and turning away any other bookings for this date as well as admin, contract creation and any phone calls leading unto the booking. I am afraid I cannot hold dates without a booking fee or the paperwork coming back. If you are keen to have me let me know. Often there can be several enquiries for one date and if a couple come back first with the paperwork they will be booked in the diary. Please do not presume I am holding your date as I do not wish to disappoint any couples.
Do you travel abroad?
Yes! I have been so lucky to travel and have been to Marrakesh, Qatar, Italy, Santorini, Atlanta, Malta and soon to be Portugal, Sorrento, Lake Como. I work with couples to find the best rates re travel and flights. normally charge 1 or 2 night stay only (spending on start times of the wedding). So taking your wedding photographer abroad doesn’t have to be expensive, but means you can build that relationship before your travel and have security after the wedding day.
Do we have any paperwork to fill in?
Yes, although only a small amount. It is important that the agreement is signed, as this can be a long relationship with some couples booking more than 2 years in advance. This contract informs all parties what is expected of each other as well goes into editing, delivery etc. You will also have a booking form with all the important details I would need to know for the day- this would be my go-to document. These are provided via e-sign for a simple process. No printing or scanning required! Until this comes back with the deposit I cannot hold the date.
Do you do engagement shoots?
Yes, as a creative wedding photographer in London I think these are a great idea, these come automatically with the 10 and 12 hour package but can be removed if you don’t want this. Or you can add an engagement shoot onto any of the other package you would like. As a Cotswold wedding photographer, I also know some lovely locations arounds Arlington Row, Lower Slaughter, Oxford and the countryside. These are done during the weekdays.
I wish to tweak my package, is this possible?
Of course. All packages are a guide and we can add or take away items as required and I can provide you with a tailor made quote. Just let me know what you might be looking for.
Are we able to pay the amount in instalments?
Yes, this is completely fine. We can discuss payment terms and decide the best steps forward. Noted down on your account and invoiced when you need them.
When will we receive our images?
Depending on the time of year, this can take 1.5 weeks for proofs, between 3-6 weeks for your USB, but ideally this is delivered beforehand. Albums are around 4 weeks from design.
How many images do we get?
This depends on the package you have. But it is normally anywhere between 400-700 images.
Do you edit all of the images?
You get to select your own images. And out of these images they will each be individually edited in my own signature style as you see on the website. Any above and beyond editing requests such as swapping heads and removing large items wold be charged at extra as per the contract.
Are we able to print our own images?
Yes,these come print ready at high resolution without watermarks, so you do not need to order prints through me.
Do you watermark your images?
No, I have really hated the watermark process, as I feel it can spoil the image. I understand it is good for marketing, so all I ask is that if you do share them on social, just give my company a little tag. I would be very grateful.
Do we provide you a meal on the day?
It is always lovely to be offered this, as this can be a very long day and anything over 8 hours has this in my contract. But I never request anything special, whatever is easiest for you and your caterers. It also means I can re-fuel and perform much better.
I want to look at ideas and props. Can we talk about this?
Of course. I love to plan ideas with couples, the more the merrier. Send me Pinterest ideas or boards and I can alway source certain propels if needed. I often use smoke and other things in my images to create fashion inspired images.
How long should we leave for group and couple photos during drinks reception?
I would say at least an hour and a half minimum for drinks reception. As this allows you time to mingle, enjoy canapés as well as get the time in for group shots and the private couple moments. This allows things not to be rushed and have a mixture of all of these elements. These parts are my signature style, it is what makes me stand out from other photographers so make sure you give me enough time to create some magic!
Do we get the RAW images?
No. I do not provide any un-edited images. Like most photographers, we do not send out any work that is un-finished. As you are hiring me for my style. This is half how I photograph and half how I edit.
Do you offer extra albums and Thank you cards?
Yes! I do a smaller 20×20 parent album with the same Hand bound Italian company. As well as new for 2019 I also provide thank you cards after so many requests. These start at 75 cards and work upwards depending on how many you need. I personally design and deliver them. You can check them out on my wedding photography prices page.
Drop me and email and say ‘Hi’ and we can speak about your day. I would love to hear from you.
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