WHAT STEPS DO WE TAKE IN ARRANGING OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
Once we have arranged a time that is convenient for you, we will sit down, get to know each other and discuss the details of your wedding. You can then decide either to choose our basic disc only option or, if you wish, to choose from our large range of handmade wedding albums. If you cannot decide on a choice of wedding album, then you can simply make a decision closer to the wedding day. The date of your wedding is secured once a deposit has been paid and a completed booking form has been received. The balance payment is due approximately four weeks before the wedding day.
HOW MANY TIMES DO WE MEET BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY?
I always meet with couples at least once, but suggest it's also a good idea to meet a few weeks prior to the wedding day. If this is not possible then we would discuss things on the phone, just in case anything has changed since our initial meeting.
CAN WE HAVE ALL OUR IMAGES SUPPLIED ON DISC FOR OUR OWN USE?
Included in our fee is your entire collection of Hi-Res JPEG images for your own use, allowing you to make prints or photobooks as you wish. We also supply your entire collection of photos resized as lo-res images, allowing you to conveniently share your wedding photos with friends, using email and online applications such as, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter etc
HOW DO YOU PRODUCE AN ALBUM?
Your choice of 60 prints/images are included in the album price, but you can have as many additional images in your album as you like. We charge an additional fee of £15 per image, regardless of size. This fee is also payable even if the additional image is not used as a print, as the fee is in payment for the design and time editing the image. Remember though, I also add my own favourites which is usually about 25-30 photos. Once I have designed the album I will then email the design to you so you can make any changes before it is produced (not photobooks.) Included in the design are up to 5 changes, beyond which we may make an hourly charge. But to be honest, most couples are normally happy with the first design draft.
HOW SOON DO WE SEE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
I normally say that all the preview images will be ready to view within approximately 3-4 days. They will be uploaded to your own private webpage and can only be accessed via a password, which will be handed out on a card to all your guests at the reception.
WHEN DO WE RECEIVE OUR PREVIEWS?
Your disc and slideshow will be ready within about 7-10 days. I normally try and send them in the post so they arrive the day after you return from your honeymoon.
HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE WE RECEIVE THE FINAL WEDDING ALBUM?
Production normally takes between 3-5 weeks for all our albums once we have the album design 'signed off' from the bride and groom.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE ILL?
If I am unable to photograph your wedding due to illness, then you will be comforted to know that I have a reciprocal arrangement with several other photographers, each one has a very similar style to my own. Either one of my colleagues would step in to photograph your wedding.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes. We carry a specific photographic insurance policy with Morgan Richardson Ltd. which provides us with professional indemnity and public liability up to £2,000,000
HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU SHOOT A YEAR?
Because we specialise in weddings, producing the finest albums can only be attained by a high level of commitment and so we photograph no more than a handful of weddings a year. We do not double book, neither do we employ other photographers to shoot weddings for us. We no longer attend wedding fairs, preferring to photograph weddings through recommendation.
YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY AS REPORTAGE, DO YOU SHOOT ANY GROUPS?
Although my way of shooting is very much reportage, or photojournalistic in style, I still shoot a few formal family groups which need to be captured.
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS DO YOU TAKE ON THE BIG DAY?
I would normally take in excess of over a thousand. Once taken, they are then edited down to about 300-400. Remember though, it's not about the amount of photographs I take, but the quality of photographs you receive!
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS ON OUR WEDDING DAY?
If it rains on your big day, then c'est la vie! It will be a great day no matter what. The only thing that's important is that there are places inside to shoot group shots if necessary. When it rains, or the weather is extremely inclement, that's when it pays to have a photographer who knows what they're doing.
HOW LONG DO OUR PHOTOGRAPHS REMAIN ON THE INTERNET?
All the preview images of your wedding will remain on the internet for a minimum of three months, after which we reserve the right to remove them at our discretion.