These are some of the most frequently asked questions asked by the bride and groom when looking to book me to photograph their wedding. I hope you’ll find these helpful and informative. If there’s anything else you would like to know, please drop me an email or give me a call.
What packages do you have?
I offer four distinct packages. However as so many brides and grooms have different needs, I also offer completely bespoke wedding packages according to your need. Please let me know exactly what you’re looking for. If you’ve a budget and you let me know what that is, I can tell you exactly what I can offer you.
How many photographs will I get?
How many pictures you get will depend on how long I’m photographing your wedding for. For a full days coverage from the preparation to the first dance there would be over 300 fully edited photographs supplied on your metal USB. There is no maximum.
Will it be you that photographs my wedding?
I never send anyone else in my place ever. If you book me, I’ll be the one that photographs your wedding and the work you see here is representative of the type of images you’ll receive. The only time I will not attend is if I am incompletely unconscious in hospital. I’ve a procedure in that case to ensure your wedding is covered.
Do you take formal group wedding photographs?
As a documentary wedding photographer I still feel there’s an important place for formal group wedding photographs. I advice you to keep the number down to a minimum as they tend to be very hard work on the bride and groom who have to be in every single image, taking up time, instead instead of enjoying the wedding day. Please ask for more details about this if you’ve any concerns. I like to get these types of images completed within twenty minutes maximum.
What if a camera or something else goes wrong?
I have three cameras available to me at a wedding, multiple flashes and lenses to cover such an event. I’ve never had a single camera or lens problem. But just in case one did go wrong it wouldn’t be a problem.
Are there any additional charges?
If there’s travelling around the UK there would be an additional charge for mileage and overnight accommodation costs.
Overnight accommodation would be at a Travel Lodge or Holiday Inn Express type of hotel, booked in advance at a low rate. There may also be a charge for wedding album delivery for customers outside of Norwich, Norfolk. But you’ll know about these charges before you book.
There is no additional charges for weddings being photographed in Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire.
Do you have a contract to sign?
Yes I’ve a written contract which lists the services and products you have chosen. It has the total cost so there are no hidden surprises.
Can I make a provisional booking with you?
I’m unable to take provisional bookings. I work on a strictly first come first served basis. Your wedding date is only secure once you have paid your booking fee.
Is there a booking fee?
Yes, the booking fee is £150 which can be paid by cheque, cash or on-line via credit or debit card.
Do you have any full weddings to show?
Yes, I’ve an iPad with lots and lots of photographs and full weddings for you to look at. I also have large 18 x 12 prints I show you.
Do you have any wedding albums I can see?
Yes, I can offer a selection of wedding albums for you to look at and handle from Graphistudio.
What if I want a particular wedding album from another supplier?
If you let me know what you require as a professional wedding photographer, I can supply any album from any supplier.
Will we get to choose the photographs for our album?
If I’m supplying a wedding album I’d ask you to select your favourite photographs to be in that album. I’ll then design it for you and show you the layout. It’s your album and you can make changes and add your own personal touch. Only once you’re happy with the design and confirm that in an email will it sent for printing.
How long will it take before we see our wedding photographs?
I aim to have all your photographs ready for you in two to three weeks. In June , July, August and September that can slip occasionally to four weeks due to the volume of images to be edited.
Will my photographs be edited?
Every single photograph in your on-line gallery will have been edited and processed individually by myself. This includes colour correction, colour density, contrast and cropping.
Do you airbrush photographs?
Some larger portraits will have some skin softening applied to them. Full professional editing can be requested but there is an additional charge for this service. Generally any images selected for a wedding album do under go additional editing as part of designing and creating the album. This may include airbrushing.
Can our friends see our wedding photographs on-line?
I’ll upload your wedding photographs to an on-line gallery that is password protected that you can share.
Do you watermark our wedding photographs?
No, all photographs are supplied watermark free.
Can you add and remove “things” from photographs?
In some circumstance people/objects can be removed from images. There’d be an additional charge for this service at the rate of £45 per hour.
Do I get my photographs in high resolution so I can make prints?
Yes, I supply all your on-line gallery wedding photographs in high resolution for you to make unlimited prints and for you to create your own photo albums. I supply these images at 12 x 8 inches. If you require a larger file to create you own canvas all you need to do is send me an email with the detail of which image you require and the exact size. I will email you back a file sized and perfectly sharpened for printing.
Who owns the copyright to my wedding photographs?
Like all professional wedding photographers I retain the copyright to the images I create. It just means you can’t sell your wedding photographs to Hello Magazine or give them away to other wedding providers. If you’re approached by any wedding supplier for photographs please refer them back to me. If you want to own the copyright to your images you may purchase this. Please contact me for details.
How long do you keep our wedding photographs for?
All completed wedding photographs are archived to DVD and to a separate hard disk. I’ll keep your images for as long as I can but don’t/can’t make any guarantee on how long that will be. Digital technology is always moving forward. I advice all couples to make additional backups of their wedding photographs.
If we lose our weddings photographs or something else happens how much will you charge for another set?
I would ask you to send me a suitably sized USB memory stick and a stamped, self addressed envelope and I’ll send you another set.
Are you insured?
Yes. I’m fully insured. I have professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
Can you recommend any other wedding suppliers to me?
I’m in a unique position when attending weddings to work with people who stand out for their quality of service and professionalism. This section although short, will have my personal recommendations of those who I feel offer something more:
Susan Jane May Florist I met Susan at a wedding at the Maids Head Hotel and was speechless with the beautiful bouquets that Susan made. The bride was so impressed with her work she had her wedding bouquet freeze dried at considerable expense and is now under glass to be preserved forever. You would have seen Susan on television recently for Vista. If you are looking for wedding bouquets I can highly recommend Susan.