The Wedding Process Frequently asked questions
Q. I love your work, how do I find out your pricing?
Please email us with a few details about your wedding. Some popular months book out a year in advance so contacting us early is a great idea. The details we would love to know are the date, venue (if known), and the number of hours you would like us to be there. We can then tailor a pricing package to suit your exact needs.
Q. I think I only need one photographer, how do I decide?
Experience has shown us that you will get better wedding images with both of us shooting, no matter what size your wedding is. This is because there is a little magic that happens when both of us work together. Together we have the freedom to be more creative, to see more, to be more places and ultimately to give you better images. So trust us – two is better than one.
Q. Do you provide video ?
We work closely with a number of handpicked videographers, each providing a high standard of work. We can either provide you with recommendations or manage this process for you.
Q. Great, I would like to book you both. Whats next ?
Booking is simple. We will send your our contract and invoice which you can sign and complete online. Once our Booking Fee is paid then we are confirmed as your photographers ! The balance of the fee will be due the week prior to your wedding – this is standard in the industry.
Q. I have so many questions about the wedding process, can I ask you for help?
Absolutely. Once you have booked we can become your number one wedding resource. We are experts in the industry, and have a wide range of knowledge and contacts. Please find a list of our most trusted vendors below.
One of the biggest questions most couples have is regarding the wedding day timeline. After seeing so many weddings we can guide you on what works and what doesn’t.
Q. I know you have your own style of photography, but can I send you images I like from the internet?
Absolutely, provided your ideas match our style, then we would love to see them. However its important to understand that while we are able to shoot in different styles, our approach is firmly Wedding Photojournalist. So if your preferred images are more fashion orientated or posed, then we may need to talk that through. We recommend using Pinterest to share images, here is an example of our boards , you can even make them private if you wish.
Q. Can you tell me more about what a Wedding Photojournalist is?
A Wedding Photojournalist adopts a more documentary approach to capturing your wedding. We differ from Traditional or Fashion styles by adopting a more natural, candid approach rather than formal and posed images. This gives each wedding a truly unique look.
Q. Can we still get you to shoot any traditional family shots?
Yes, we totally understand how important it is to capture the family groups. We are really happy to organize and shoot these, or any other specific shots you need.
Q. What about Details shots of the dress and rings etc.
Yes, you have spent considerable time and money choosing those details, so we will make every effort to capture them. However we will always choose to shoot any important moment happening over details.
Q. Do I get to choose which images are edited, and how long does it take to receive them?
Capturing your images on camera is just the first step of the creative process. From there we carefully select images for editing. These images must meet our high standards for quality and for our vision of telling your story. From there we custom edit every single image ourselves. Each part of this process is key to our integrity as artists.
The format of the images delivered will always be fully edited JPEGs, and never RAW format files.
We normally deliver your edited wedding images in 4 – 6 weeks. Engagement images are delivered in 2 weeks.
Q. How many images do you deliver ?
This really depends on the length of the wedding. As a rough guide we normally deliver around 600 images for a 10 hour wedding.
Q. How do I receive my images?
Within 4-6 weeks we will deliver the link to your awesome slideshow. Following that you will receive a link to your private online gallery. This will be password protected and you can share all, or some of the images easily with friends and family. You will also receive high resolution JPEG copies of every edited images and these are perfect for printing. These are delivered via digital transfer or USB depending on your location.
Q. Can you tell me about your wedding albums?
Our albums are a real work of art. Handmade in the UK by Folio Albums they are only available to professionals, and the quality will blow you away. Please see the video link below.
Q. What can I expect from you on my wedding day ?
You can expect us to work quietly and respectfully, to blend in with each part of your big day. We understand that you, your family and friends are the focus here – so you won’t find us bossing you around. We are your photo ninjas working behind the scenes to create some beautiful images for you. When it comes to the couple session we will give you some gentle guidance on where to go and what to do, but we won’t pose you. We will be looking for epic locations and lovely light, but most of all to capture the two of you having fun.
Q. Do I need to feed you both during the reception?
We don’t expect you to provide us with a meal, but we would be extremely grateful if you did.
Q. Are you a licensed professional ?
Yes we are. We have a registered company and pay professional licence fees. We are a member of many professional bodies and spend a considerable time and money on continued education and equipment. We shoot with Fuji and Nikon professional equipment.