FAQ

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How far will you travel?

We’ll go just about anywhere.  Our travel and accommodation costs, within the UK, are included in our standard wedding package.  For international weddings we’ll provide a quote.

For example, we’ve photographed 2 weddings at a beautiful mountain resort in Bulgaria.  You’d be surprised how many of our friends offered to assist us and carry our bags!

How long do you stay?

We only cover 1 wedding a day so our standard package includes up to 8 hours attendance.  Usually we stay to photograph the speeches and first dance but we’re not clock watchers and if you have something special arranged, such as fireworks, just let us know and we’ll do what we can to accommodate.

Nevertheless, we are only human so if you want us to stay until after your wedding breakfast please provide a hot meal for us too.

How much time should we allocate to photography?

We recommend allowing 2 hours between end of ceremony and start of the wedding breakfast.  Our photography takes nowhere near that amount of time but we want you to be able to relax, chat to your guests and not feel like the whole day was a photo shoot.

Naturally it’s the family group photos that tend to take the most time.  It only takes us a couple of seconds for the shot but someone usually has to find the distant relative who has chosen that moment to check in at the hotel desk.

What’s your style of photography?

When we meet you we’ll go through a slideshow presentation and ask you for your preferences.  With a good idea of what you like, we’ll tailor our approach to suit.

It’s our experience that the couples tend to like the more reportage or documentary style whereas older relatives have an expectation of some formal shots of the family.  Overall, we’d say our inclination is towards relaxed photography more than overly formal.  If we really think we’re not the right photographers for you, we’re not afraid to be honest and recommend other photographers better suited to your needs.

How many photos do you provide?

On average  we provide about 400 photographs.  But rather than concentrate on a particular number we aim to provide full coverage of the day (because there isn’t really a ‘typical’ wedding).  We also feel that a few excellent shots convey far more than loads of mediocre ones.

Do we get to see every photo you take?

We believe that a Bride and Groom want to look their best on their wedding day.  So when a photo might show them otherwise we like to pretend that moment never happened.  We therefore delete ‘blinks’ and what has been politely termed ‘missed expressions’.

Do you shoot digital or film?

Currently we use professional digital cameras as there are many advantages over using film cameras at a wedding.

However, at the end of the day, they’re only tools of the trade and very high quality wedding photography is achievable with both mediums.  Our slideshow galleries feature both film and digital images.

How many photos will fit into a standard album?

Reckon on about 5 per page as a very rough average (so 150 for 30 pages).  Of course you can always buy more pages to take more or bigger photos.  Sarah recommends choosing many for the preliminary design because it’s generally easier to deselect photos than to try and make space for them to be added later.

Are you members of any professional organisations?

Yes.  Richard is a qualified member of the Master Photographers Association.  This organisation provides excellent training and establishes good codes of business conduct.

To be honest though, we value what our clients think of us over qualifications judged by fellow photographers.  We’d rather put on our wall a thank you card from an appreciative couple than a certificate of technical merit.

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