Booking your wedding photographer can be a bit confusing. There are quite a few of us out there in Sussex and Hampshire! The bottom line is that you have to be comfortable with the personality as well as the quality. You will be disappointed on the day if your wedding photographer fails to inspire the wedding party to muster a smile! Over the years we have compiled a list of questions aimed at helping you make the right choice:
Can we meet you?
Absolutely, in fact that is a must. It is very important that you feel comfortable with us and visa versa.
Can I view all images from a single wedding?
Certainly, we bring along several different full weddings for you to view at our initial meeting.
What are your prices and packages?
We have a variety of packages designed to give you the freedom to choose what suits you and your pocket. Our attendance fees take into account pre wedding meetings, attendance for two wedding photographers, and all post production work. After your wedding we produce a series of preview sheets and a proofing disc of all images taken. These are yours to keep. From here you may select which images that you want reproduced into albums, prints and onto your final disc for you to keep. Image quality on the disc ranges depending on your package but all are of printable quality. Should a package not suit you then we are happy to create a bespoke one to suit your budget.
How long do you spend at my wedding?
As long as you want in order to capture the day. All of our packages allow for both photographers right through to the cake cutting and speeches and First Dance.
Can I incorporate family photographs in my album?
Certainly. Sometimes shots taken from third parties serve to enhance the feeling of a relaxed, friendly wedding.
What sort of album packages do you offer?
We offer a variety of album packages from coffee table style books right through to Italian hand-made photo books. Our range changes frequently according to tastes and current trends so give us a call and we’ll let you know what’s available.
How do you describe your style?
Natural style photography capturing those special interactions and moments that occur throughout the day. A wedding is alive with all sorts of emotions and events-a tearful reunion, wind catching a veil, the proud father – we work hard at capturing all of these. Of course it is important that you have a good selection of beautifully crafted and planned shots as well. Therefore, we do set aside time in order to take portraits and group shots. A shoot list is drawn up with you in the early stages to ensure that we are clear what shots you require in addition.
What areas do you cover?
Our ‘base’ is in West Sussex so most of our clients are along the south coast throughout the counties of Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. We also cover many London weddings and are often asked to travel overseas.
What qualifications do you have?
We have been working in photography since the 1980’s working with high quality, medium-format Hasselblad, Mamiya and Bronica equipment. Our passion for photography over the years has seen us working with hundreds of private weddings. Making the switch to Digital has allowed photographers to experiment with their creativity and to produce a whole different style. However, the beginnings and basics still apply.
What if it rains?
Prior to your wedding we like to meet with you at your chosen venue to go over a ‘plan B’ should the bad weather be an issue on the day. That said, some of our best shots have been on wet, windy days with dramatic clouds, the Brides veil catching the breeze or guests running with umbrellas to the couples rescue!
Do you carry back up equipment?
Yes, we always carry 3 cameras and spare lenses and batteries. After the wedding all images are backed up onto hard drives and to a remote server.
How many shots do you take?
With 2 photographers attending every wedding, we may take anything up to 3000 shots!
Are you insured?
Yes, we have Public Liability cover up to £2,000,000 as well as Professional Indemnity which allows for restaging of the wedding in the very unlikely event that all goes wrong.
What about the copyright of the photographs?
Traditionally, all photographs remain the property of the photographer. However, with our usb purchase option we share rights with you for reproduction, personal web sites etc.