Wedding Photography FAQ’s

Photography by Bryan

Wedding Photography FAQ.

I have tried to put together a list of some of the more commonly asked Wedding photography FAQ’s I get but if you have a specific question get in touch or add it into the comments section below.

FAQ's

Every wedding is different and when you get in touch I will put together a wedding photography package designed to suit your wedding day.

As a guide, my average booking for 2019 was £2,300.

Most of the day I will be discrete and allow the day to flow naturally, I think you get the best images when people are not aware you are around.

There are a few times during the day I need to be a little more hands-on and organise people, for example, to get your requested group shots but I will always try to get through these as quickly as possible so you and your wedding guests can continue to enjoy your day.

If you have asked for a couples session we will go off together and I will pose you in good light and make pretty pictures.

With all my packages you will get two sets of files. One set of printable files and a set of image files optimised for web use.

The images you receive will not be watermarked.

I only use watermarked images for my website and social media platforms.

The full-day coverage starts 2 hours before the wedding service with bridal or groom preparation and runs through to your first dance normally 8 -10 hours

If you have a specific requirements just talk to me and I’ll do my best to accommodate your needs.

By default no. I love to share my work and it is great for my marketing.

But your privacy is very important to me so if you want your wedding gallery password protected just talk to me and it can be arranged.

Where every possible I always meet with my couples before the wedding day.

I like to get to know you guys a little and let you get to know me. I will be quite involved in your day and it helps if we have a relationship.

I like to meet with my couples about a month before the wedding day to run through the day’s events and timings. It helps if I know where I need to be and when.

Of course, it is a great way for us to get to know each other, how you may be asked to pose on the wedding day and also the chance to get some more pretty pictures.

Of course and I hope that this question goes away soon.

Your sexual preference, lifestyle choices or how you wish to self identify is not relevant. What is relevant is the type of person we are.

If you are friendly and just want to have a fun wedding get in touch.

If the whole LGBTQ+ is a big issue or a problem for you we probably won’t work well together and I wish you luck finding a supplier that suits your needs.

Depending on the time of year your wedding image gallery will be ready to view between 4 – 6 weeks. If your package includes the digital files they will be sent to you shortly after you have seen the images and you are happy with them.

Our wedding albums are hand finished in Italy and take about 6 weeks to be delivered from the time you approve them and payment has been received.

I have photographed hundreds of weddings at many many venues. If I haven’t photographed a wedding at your venue don’t worry.

I am pretty good at spotting opportunities for pretty pictures everywhere and I always find the staff are keen to share their favourite wedding photography spots.

Yes, any additional fees will only be to cover transport and accommodation the day before and day of your wedding.

Who doesn’t love to combine work with a mini-break? 90% of my weddings are around the UK but I have travelled as far as California to photograph weddings.

With the availability of low priced flights into Europe destination weddings are growing in popularity.

Contact me for details.

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2 thoughts on “Wedding Photography FAQ’s”

  1. Frole Protrem

    How would you best describe your style?

    In essence, I don’t dictate or direct but instead observe to discreetly cover events as they happen. I photograph your day as it naturally unfolds, capturing real moments and creating a timeless record of your day.

    Read a little more about my style of wedding photography here ➢.

    Black and white, what is your process?

    I always photograph everything in colour and regularly provide couples with a full-colour gallery to site alongside their black and white and colour collection. With a typical collection of images, I tend to convert around 70% to black and white during the later stages of post-production. Just let me know your preferences upon booking or get in touch if you have questions about my processing or would like to see more work.

    Do you have back-up equipment?

    Yes, I always have at least four cameras and multiple lenses, it’s exceptionally rare that a technical issue occurs but in the event that it does, I’m covered!

    How long have you been a wedding photographer and how many weddings do you shoot each year?

    I’ve been a full-time wedding photographer since 2009, shooting 25 weddings a year. I’ve documented weddings of most faiths and cultures and have worked in hundreds of different locations and venues, and across the globe!

    Should I add a second photographer?

    Second photographers are ideal for weddings where there are more than 100 guests to ensure more consistent coverage of wedding guests is achieved. It’s also useful to add a photographer when multiple locations are involved. An additional photographer can easily be added to any of the coverage options listed on the Wedding Photography Prices & Packages page.

    How many images will we receive and do we get usage rights?

    Image numbers largely depend on how much coverage you opt for in your package and whether you add a second photographer. During a typical full wedding day (bridal preparations through to the early hours), and with just me as the photographer, you will receive roughly 400 images. You are assigned full and unrestricted personal usage rights to print and share/distribute yourselves.

    Do you do group photographs?

    Documentary wedding photography doesn’t automatically rule out the need for groups shots. I regularly shoot group photographs at each wedding but will get through them with the minimum fuss and time. I will request a group photo list prior to the wedding day.

    Do you do posed couple portraits and if so, when?

    Typically I’ll spend 10 to 20 minutes with couples during the drinks reception. My portraits are simply a bi-product of a nice walk in a pretty environment. I do pose couples a little but want to keep it natural. I want these portraits to blend seamlessly with the documentary coverage. You can see examples of the sort of couple portraits I look to create in my portfolio. During the summer months, I may also take couples for a little walk later in the day during the golden hour, that magical light shortly before sunset.

    Do you offer Engagement Shoots (aka Pre Wedding Shoots)?

    Yes, I do. Roughly half my couples every year decide to add an Engagement Shoot to their wedding photography package. Rest assured these shoots are very relaxed and adhere to my documentary approach. The aim of the Engagement Shoot is to allow us to get used to working together prior to the day but to also help couples overcome any fears they have of being in front of the camera.

    Look through my Engagement Shoot mini-folio to see the sort of images I look to create during these 45 to 60-minute location sessions.

    Are you fully insured?

    I have full, professional insurance to cover every aspect of my wedding photography services.

    Does it matter if you haven’t worked at my venue before?

    No. If I haven’t worked at a venue before I factor in a venue visit on the morning of the wedding (or before) to familiarise myself. If you’re still concerned, please check to see if I’ve worked at your venue by running a search on my blog or wedding venue section.

    How long after the wedding will the photographs be ready?

    Your images are ready within 4 to 6 weeks following the wedding. I always aim to try and deliver them sooner than this if possible.

    Where are you based and how far will you travel?

    I’m based in the Lancashire but most of my commissions involve wedding photography in the Cotswolds and the surrounding counties. I travel all over the UK and overseas, shooting often in Spain and as far as California.

    Do your prices include VAT?

    Yes, all wedding photography prices displayed are inclusive of 20% VAT.

    How do we book?

    If you’d like to book me to photograph your wedding then you’ll need to confirm how much coverage you’d like to go for and pay your £500 booking fee via BACS or card.

    Can I see more work?

    Yes! Just get in touch and I can give you some links to complete weddings to look through. You can also browse lots of weddings in the Client Galleries area here ➢

    Can we meet or chat?

    If you would like to chat over the phone, meet me in person or even over Skype, just get in touch and we can easily get something into the diary. you can call, email or use the appointment form here ➢

  2. Smore Traiolit

    I love your work – how do we book?! Or do we need to meet first?

    If you’ve decided you want me to photograph your wedding (yay!) then let me know your full names, wedding date/location and your address and I can draw up the paperwork. l’ll send you a booking form and contract (which can be filled in/signed online – very whizzy). I’ll also need a £500 booking fee (which you can send via bank transfer, or even a cheque if you can find your cheque book!).

    About half of my clients meet up before booking, the rest are happy to just chat on the phone or facetime to start with, then book me to secure the date and meet up closer to the big day (it is nice, but not essential, to meet clients sometime before the big day – it saves the embarrassing ‘Who’s the bride?’ question!). I do my client meetings in my home in Englefield Green (in Surrey, near Egham). My weekends are taken up with weddings and occasionally seeing my poor husband, so I do client meetings during the week – evenings are absolutely fine as I realise pesky work often gets in the way of weekday wedding planning! I do a lot of meetings via facetime/phone/skype where that’s more convenient.

    My fiancée hates having his/her photo taken! And we don’t want lots of posed shots. Is that a problem?!

    Nope! In fact, I’d say that reticent grooms are my speciality. For most of the day I’ll work really naturally and unobtrusively and you’ll be too busy having the time of your lives to notice me too much. I think it’s much more valuable to capture the actual story of the day, and the real moments rather than directing things. A photo of you laughing because your groom has put the ring on the wrong finger is so much more precious than you fake laughing because I’ve said ‘And now please laugh’.

    I do like to have 15 mins away from your guests to take some couple portraits (more if you’re loving it, of course), but I do those in a really painless, fun and natural way e.g. ‘Hold hands and walk over there’ whilst I snap away with a long lens, rather than ‘Bend your leg, move your head 35 degrees to the left, stop smiling, no not like that’ etc! I’m good at reading people and making them relax – it won’t work if you’re not enjoying yourselves so that’s a key part of my job!

    I know your style is quite natural, but will you take formal/group photos?

    Absolutely! I suggest keeping them to ten or fewer different combinations of people but I will do as many photos as you want if you’ve allocated time for them! I actually enjoy them, not least because I see how important they often are to parents and grandparents. I’m good at whizzing through them quickly (ideally we’ll get them done in 20 mins) – I will often suggest re-ordering them to make them flow more quickly, and I ask you to allocate an usher or someone to help round people up.

    Here are some tips for getting group shots to run smoothly

    What happens if your camera breaks?

    I’m a belt and braces kinda gal (not literally – don’t think I’d carry off that look) so I bring at least 4 cameras to every wedding, multiple flashguns, lenses, and umpteen memory cards/batteries etc. So, it’s not a problem if something breaks.

    How long does it take for us to see our photos?

    I generally post a photo or two on social media within a week of your wedding, put a blog post up within 2-3 weeks and get you the full set within 4-6 weeks. Of course, if you’re anti-facebook etc then do let me know.

    Can we print the photos from the USB stick?

    Yup! In fact, I strongly encourage you to print them but go to a good lab. And please back up your files too.

    Do you need to do a site visit before photographing our wedding?

    I don’t usually do site visits because so much of the what really affects the photographs changes day to day – the light is the key part, so where I recommend doing couple photographs is different depending on whether it’s sunny or not, and the time of day/time of year because of course, the sun is in different places in the sky at different times. If it’s really sunny there are only a few angles relative to the sun that work (so you’re not squinting in the sun) so that is really crucial. Also of course surroundings can vary – what’s in bloom in a garden changes, whether a catering van will be in the background etc! I’ve photographed so many weddings that I’m used to assessing venues/light etc on the fly and working quickly and flexibly. Of course, if you think a site visit is essential at your venue to let me know and I’m always happy to discuss!

    Do you just photograph weddings and families?

    Nope – I do all sorts e.g. headshots (for work or for dating profiles!), restaurant openings and other new business launches. Drop me a line if you need some photos taken and we can discuss!

    Anything else I need to know?

    If you book me then you’ll have to accept that I’ll probably cry at your wedding. I’m not a weirdo, just all that love and happiness gets my tear ducts going. I do it very subtly – there will be no audible sobbing, I promise.

    What happens after booking?

    I love it when people keep in touch – I love knowing when people have found their dress etc! Some clients like following me on Facebook or Instagram – quite handy for seeing other weddings and stealing some ideas! 1-3 months before the big day I’ll touch base again and send you a link to a details form (along with a balance invoice – sorry!) to get more of the nitty-gritty details (timings, locations, group shot list etc). We can talk it over by phone if you’d like, or you’re welcome to come over again and chat it through – whatever suits you best.

    Do we need to feed you on the wedding day? Do you have any dietary reqs?

    I won’t lie – I LOVE food, and when working (which is pretty tiring) I really love when I’m given a nice hot meal. I don’t need to be fed a three-course wedding meal – although I won’t turn it down! Caterers often do a ‘crew meal’ of lasagne or something (yum) that they give the band, photographer etc and it is really appreciated if you can stretch to some kind of hot meal. I have no specific dietary requirements – I’m not keen on fish but will wolf it down on a wedding day if that’s what’s on offer!

    Do you do engagement/pre-wedding shoots?

    Yes! You can have a look at some here. I do them during the week (my weekends are rammed with weddings and looking after my little family!) – I particularly like doing evening shoots in the golden hour in June/July, when they can be fitted in after work. Let me know if you’re interested in one and I can give you a quote.

    Do you have insurance?

    Of course! I do things properly, so as well as my gear being insured I’ve got public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

    Do you work alone?

    I work quickly and like to be as unobtrusive as possible so generally work alone, but where necessary I can bring a second shooter. Happy to chat about this and give a quote if you’d like.

    What happens if you’re ill on our wedding day?

    Firstly, I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings and have never come close to missing a day. I’m pretty robust I’m a member of several networks of photographers who cover each other in case of emergency so I’m confident someone would be able to cover.

    Will the photos be in colour or black and white?

    I shoot in colour and turn the ones I think will look good black and white…if you want any others turned black and white let me know the file number and I’ll happily convert them for you.

    How much editing do you do? I hate my arms/ankles/[insert body part here] – can you make them skinny?!

    I personally hand edit every photo, adjusting tone, contrast, cropping etc….but I’m a photographer, not a digital artist and I want to capture your wedding as it really was on the day. I don’t airbrush away the mother of the bride’s wrinkles or slim your waist to kidney crushing proportions. Key to confidence on the day is to go to a professional dress shop or designer who can work with you so you end up with a beautiful dress (or suit!) that flatters your body and that you feel amazing in (and aren’t constantly hoiking up!). I do sometimes photoshop out the odd spot but the images are mainly pretty natural – although clients are often very happily surprised how amazing they look without photoshopping! Professional photographs (taken with care to the lighting, professional kit and an eye for angle and composition) are so much more flattering than the awful photos our friends share of us on Instagram! If you do want more extensive retouching on some photos I can get you a quote from the experts I pass this type of work onto.

    We didn’t choose a package with a wedding album but we love the photos and really want an album now – is it too late?

    Nope! An advantage of booking a package with an album in is that the price is fixed when you book, but you can order an album at any time. I recommend doing it within 3 months of the wedding otherwise from experience, you might never get round to it…and what a shame for your grandkids to discover a USB stick of your wedding photos that don’t work with whatever crazy computers they have then!

    OK, so you say you’re great…does anyone else agree?

    As well as my mum (who thinks I’m the best wedding photographer in the whole world, of course), lots of other, non-biased people agree that I’m good. A couple of years back I won the prestigious ‘Best Wedding Photographer’ award from UK wedding magazine ‘Wedding Ideas’ (as well as being a finalist in the Wedding Industry Awards for several years). I’m also a recommended wedding photographer in a growing number of wedding venues throughout the UK.

    I have customer reviews all over the place but recently I am trying direct people to put them on google, you can find them on most of my pages here Landon google here ➢

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2 thoughts on “Wedding Photography FAQ’s”

  1. Frole Protrem

    How would you best describe your style?

    In essence, I don’t dictate or direct but instead observe to discreetly cover events as they happen. I photograph your day as it naturally unfolds, capturing real moments and creating a timeless record of your day.

    Read a little more about my style of wedding photography here ➢.

    Black and white, what is your process?

    I always photograph everything in colour and regularly provide couples with a full-colour gallery to site alongside their black and white and colour collection. With a typical collection of images, I tend to convert around 70% to black and white during the later stages of post-production. Just let me know your preferences upon booking or get in touch if you have questions about my processing or would like to see more work.

    Do you have back-up equipment?

    Yes, I always have at least four cameras and multiple lenses, it’s exceptionally rare that a technical issue occurs but in the event that it does, I’m covered!

    How long have you been a wedding photographer and how many weddings do you shoot each year?

    I’ve been a full-time wedding photographer since 2009, shooting 25 weddings a year. I’ve documented weddings of most faiths and cultures and have worked in hundreds of different locations and venues, and across the globe!

    Should I add a second photographer?

    Second photographers are ideal for weddings where there are more than 100 guests to ensure more consistent coverage of wedding guests is achieved. It’s also useful to add a photographer when multiple locations are involved. An additional photographer can easily be added to any of the coverage options listed on the Wedding Photography Prices & Packages page.

    How many images will we receive and do we get usage rights?

    Image numbers largely depend on how much coverage you opt for in your package and whether you add a second photographer. During a typical full wedding day (bridal preparations through to the early hours), and with just me as the photographer, you will receive roughly 400 images. You are assigned full and unrestricted personal usage rights to print and share/distribute yourselves.

    Do you do group photographs?

    Documentary wedding photography doesn’t automatically rule out the need for groups shots. I regularly shoot group photographs at each wedding but will get through them with the minimum fuss and time. I will request a group photo list prior to the wedding day.

    Do you do posed couple portraits and if so, when?

    Typically I’ll spend 10 to 20 minutes with couples during the drinks reception. My portraits are simply a bi-product of a nice walk in a pretty environment. I do pose couples a little but want to keep it natural. I want these portraits to blend seamlessly with the documentary coverage. You can see examples of the sort of couple portraits I look to create in my portfolio. During the summer months, I may also take couples for a little walk later in the day during the golden hour, that magical light shortly before sunset.

    Do you offer Engagement Shoots (aka Pre Wedding Shoots)?

    Yes, I do. Roughly half my couples every year decide to add an Engagement Shoot to their wedding photography package. Rest assured these shoots are very relaxed and adhere to my documentary approach. The aim of the Engagement Shoot is to allow us to get used to working together prior to the day but to also help couples overcome any fears they have of being in front of the camera.

    Look through my Engagement Shoot mini-folio to see the sort of images I look to create during these 45 to 60-minute location sessions.

    Are you fully insured?

    I have full, professional insurance to cover every aspect of my wedding photography services.

    Does it matter if you haven’t worked at my venue before?

    No. If I haven’t worked at a venue before I factor in a venue visit on the morning of the wedding (or before) to familiarise myself. If you’re still concerned, please check to see if I’ve worked at your venue by running a search on my blog or wedding venue section.

    How long after the wedding will the photographs be ready?

    Your images are ready within 4 to 6 weeks following the wedding. I always aim to try and deliver them sooner than this if possible.

    Where are you based and how far will you travel?

    I’m based in the Lancashire but most of my commissions involve wedding photography in the Cotswolds and the surrounding counties. I travel all over the UK and overseas, shooting often in Spain and as far as California.

    Do your prices include VAT?

    Yes, all wedding photography prices displayed are inclusive of 20% VAT.

    How do we book?

    If you’d like to book me to photograph your wedding then you’ll need to confirm how much coverage you’d like to go for and pay your £500 booking fee via BACS or card.

    Can I see more work?

    Yes! Just get in touch and I can give you some links to complete weddings to look through. You can also browse lots of weddings in the Client Galleries area here ➢

    Can we meet or chat?

    If you would like to chat over the phone, meet me in person or even over Skype, just get in touch and we can easily get something into the diary. you can call, email or use the appointment form here ➢

  2. Smore Traiolit

    I love your work – how do we book?! Or do we need to meet first?

    If you’ve decided you want me to photograph your wedding (yay!) then let me know your full names, wedding date/location and your address and I can draw up the paperwork. l’ll send you a booking form and contract (which can be filled in/signed online – very whizzy). I’ll also need a £500 booking fee (which you can send via bank transfer, or even a cheque if you can find your cheque book!).

    About half of my clients meet up before booking, the rest are happy to just chat on the phone or facetime to start with, then book me to secure the date and meet up closer to the big day (it is nice, but not essential, to meet clients sometime before the big day – it saves the embarrassing ‘Who’s the bride?’ question!). I do my client meetings in my home in Englefield Green (in Surrey, near Egham). My weekends are taken up with weddings and occasionally seeing my poor husband, so I do client meetings during the week – evenings are absolutely fine as I realise pesky work often gets in the way of weekday wedding planning! I do a lot of meetings via facetime/phone/skype where that’s more convenient.

    My fiancée hates having his/her photo taken! And we don’t want lots of posed shots. Is that a problem?!

    Nope! In fact, I’d say that reticent grooms are my speciality. For most of the day I’ll work really naturally and unobtrusively and you’ll be too busy having the time of your lives to notice me too much. I think it’s much more valuable to capture the actual story of the day, and the real moments rather than directing things. A photo of you laughing because your groom has put the ring on the wrong finger is so much more precious than you fake laughing because I’ve said ‘And now please laugh’.

    I do like to have 15 mins away from your guests to take some couple portraits (more if you’re loving it, of course), but I do those in a really painless, fun and natural way e.g. ‘Hold hands and walk over there’ whilst I snap away with a long lens, rather than ‘Bend your leg, move your head 35 degrees to the left, stop smiling, no not like that’ etc! I’m good at reading people and making them relax – it won’t work if you’re not enjoying yourselves so that’s a key part of my job!

    I know your style is quite natural, but will you take formal/group photos?

    Absolutely! I suggest keeping them to ten or fewer different combinations of people but I will do as many photos as you want if you’ve allocated time for them! I actually enjoy them, not least because I see how important they often are to parents and grandparents. I’m good at whizzing through them quickly (ideally we’ll get them done in 20 mins) – I will often suggest re-ordering them to make them flow more quickly, and I ask you to allocate an usher or someone to help round people up.

    Here are some tips for getting group shots to run smoothly

    What happens if your camera breaks?

    I’m a belt and braces kinda gal (not literally – don’t think I’d carry off that look) so I bring at least 4 cameras to every wedding, multiple flashguns, lenses, and umpteen memory cards/batteries etc. So, it’s not a problem if something breaks.

    How long does it take for us to see our photos?

    I generally post a photo or two on social media within a week of your wedding, put a blog post up within 2-3 weeks and get you the full set within 4-6 weeks. Of course, if you’re anti-facebook etc then do let me know.

    Can we print the photos from the USB stick?

    Yup! In fact, I strongly encourage you to print them but go to a good lab. And please back up your files too.

    Do you need to do a site visit before photographing our wedding?

    I don’t usually do site visits because so much of the what really affects the photographs changes day to day – the light is the key part, so where I recommend doing couple photographs is different depending on whether it’s sunny or not, and the time of day/time of year because of course, the sun is in different places in the sky at different times. If it’s really sunny there are only a few angles relative to the sun that work (so you’re not squinting in the sun) so that is really crucial. Also of course surroundings can vary – what’s in bloom in a garden changes, whether a catering van will be in the background etc! I’ve photographed so many weddings that I’m used to assessing venues/light etc on the fly and working quickly and flexibly. Of course, if you think a site visit is essential at your venue to let me know and I’m always happy to discuss!

    Do you just photograph weddings and families?

    Nope – I do all sorts e.g. headshots (for work or for dating profiles!), restaurant openings and other new business launches. Drop me a line if you need some photos taken and we can discuss!

    Anything else I need to know?

    If you book me then you’ll have to accept that I’ll probably cry at your wedding. I’m not a weirdo, just all that love and happiness gets my tear ducts going. I do it very subtly – there will be no audible sobbing, I promise.

    What happens after booking?

    I love it when people keep in touch – I love knowing when people have found their dress etc! Some clients like following me on Facebook or Instagram – quite handy for seeing other weddings and stealing some ideas! 1-3 months before the big day I’ll touch base again and send you a link to a details form (along with a balance invoice – sorry!) to get more of the nitty-gritty details (timings, locations, group shot list etc). We can talk it over by phone if you’d like, or you’re welcome to come over again and chat it through – whatever suits you best.

    Do we need to feed you on the wedding day? Do you have any dietary reqs?

    I won’t lie – I LOVE food, and when working (which is pretty tiring) I really love when I’m given a nice hot meal. I don’t need to be fed a three-course wedding meal – although I won’t turn it down! Caterers often do a ‘crew meal’ of lasagne or something (yum) that they give the band, photographer etc and it is really appreciated if you can stretch to some kind of hot meal. I have no specific dietary requirements – I’m not keen on fish but will wolf it down on a wedding day if that’s what’s on offer!

    Do you do engagement/pre-wedding shoots?

    Yes! You can have a look at some here. I do them during the week (my weekends are rammed with weddings and looking after my little family!) – I particularly like doing evening shoots in the golden hour in June/July, when they can be fitted in after work. Let me know if you’re interested in one and I can give you a quote.

    Do you have insurance?

    Of course! I do things properly, so as well as my gear being insured I’ve got public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

    Do you work alone?

    I work quickly and like to be as unobtrusive as possible so generally work alone, but where necessary I can bring a second shooter. Happy to chat about this and give a quote if you’d like.

    What happens if you’re ill on our wedding day?

    Firstly, I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings and have never come close to missing a day. I’m pretty robust I’m a member of several networks of photographers who cover each other in case of emergency so I’m confident someone would be able to cover.

    Will the photos be in colour or black and white?

    I shoot in colour and turn the ones I think will look good black and white…if you want any others turned black and white let me know the file number and I’ll happily convert them for you.

    How much editing do you do? I hate my arms/ankles/[insert body part here] – can you make them skinny?!

    I personally hand edit every photo, adjusting tone, contrast, cropping etc….but I’m a photographer, not a digital artist and I want to capture your wedding as it really was on the day. I don’t airbrush away the mother of the bride’s wrinkles or slim your waist to kidney crushing proportions. Key to confidence on the day is to go to a professional dress shop or designer who can work with you so you end up with a beautiful dress (or suit!) that flatters your body and that you feel amazing in (and aren’t constantly hoiking up!). I do sometimes photoshop out the odd spot but the images are mainly pretty natural – although clients are often very happily surprised how amazing they look without photoshopping! Professional photographs (taken with care to the lighting, professional kit and an eye for angle and composition) are so much more flattering than the awful photos our friends share of us on Instagram! If you do want more extensive retouching on some photos I can get you a quote from the experts I pass this type of work onto.

    We didn’t choose a package with a wedding album but we love the photos and really want an album now – is it too late?

    Nope! An advantage of booking a package with an album in is that the price is fixed when you book, but you can order an album at any time. I recommend doing it within 3 months of the wedding otherwise from experience, you might never get round to it…and what a shame for your grandkids to discover a USB stick of your wedding photos that don’t work with whatever crazy computers they have then!

    OK, so you say you’re great…does anyone else agree?

    As well as my mum (who thinks I’m the best wedding photographer in the whole world, of course), lots of other, non-biased people agree that I’m good. A couple of years back I won the prestigious ‘Best Wedding Photographer’ award from UK wedding magazine ‘Wedding Ideas’ (as well as being a finalist in the Wedding Industry Awards for several years). I’m also a recommended wedding photographer in a growing number of wedding venues throughout the UK.

    I have customer reviews all over the place but recently I am trying direct people to put them on google, you can find them on most of my pages here Landon google here ➢

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