This is a list of answers to commonly asked questions.

There are many questions you should be asking of your wedding photographer including but not limited to:

What information do you need from us before the wedding day?

How long have you been photographing weddings?

What happens if you cannot photograph our wedding? Etc, etc.

These are all really important questions and questions that any wedding photographer should be able to answer but for me choosing a wedding photographer is more than just the questions and the answers.

For me choosing a wedding photographer is about making sure that you have a connection, do you like each other? Can you have a laugh together? For me as a photographer, it’s really important that I take the time to understand what’s really important to you so I can capture the photos of your wedding I know you really want.

So yes, these questions are very important, the cost of the packages and the style of the photos are also very important but the most important aspect to me is getting to know you guys as a couple so together we capture the photos you will love.

There are a number of things to look for when you choosing your wedding photographer. Price is clearly one of them, but style, credentials and if you like that person are all also essential. Check out my blog on How to find a wedding photographer.

We wedding photographers get booked up very quickly. We are usually the second vendor to be booked after booking the venue and registrar’s. The sooner the better is preferable if you are to get the photographer of your choice, certainly 12 months notice. Check out the different wedding venues on my website if you are still looking for your ideal wedding venue.

Most wedding photography packages include a combination of the following elements and most photographers offer a range of Wedding Photography Packages in order to best suit your needs. These will generally include:

  • Digital, edited photos of your day on a password protected gallery, for you to download and share.
  • A given number of hours photographing your wedding, this will be dependent on the package you choose.

Some packages also include:

  • An engagement shoot,
  • Second photographer,
  • Engraved memory stick,
  • Wedding album and sometimes a parental album.

Check out my wedding photography packages to see what I can offer you.

Wedding photography ranges in price from a new photographer who may charge £500, through to the bespoke end of the market where you could pay as much as £10,000. Most photographers in the UK tend to be priced around the £1,500 mark.

The short answer to this question is editing. Whilst a photographer may be at your wedding for between 10 or 12 hours it can take a number of days sometimes even weeks to edit a full days wedding. 

All photographers do some form of editing, usually using Lightroom, an industry standard editing software. Photographers then choose the very best of the photos for editing.

The typical turnaround time for receiving your wedding photos varies depending on the individual photographer and the time of year, with summer being the busiest time. Generally speaking, you could should be looking to receive your wedding photos anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks after the wedding day.

An engagement photoshoot is great for a number of reasons. Placing you and your fiancée at ease when having your photographs, and getting to know your photographer, are just two of them. Check out my blog post on Engagement photography tips.

I would suggest yes. One of the purposes of an engagement shoot is to get comfortable in front of the camera and with the photographer. Now if you discover that you and your photographer do not get on whilst on the engagement shoot then it is better to part ways at that point. But, if you do like your photographer, and you like the photos, having someone photograph your wedding who you already know and trust can mean that you can relax into your wedding day more quickly.

Wedding day timelines vary a little depending on the time of the wedding service, but generally speaking they tend to follow the same format. Check out my wedding day timeline, and top tips on things to include in your timeline.

A First Look is an American tradition, and it is a moment before the service where the couple see each other for the first time. Brides within the UK tend to prefer a first look with their father. Check out my article on First Look.

A sparkler exit is a beautiful fun photograph which takes place when it is dark. It involves your guests lining up with lit sparklers as you process through the middle of the celebration. Check out my blog on Sparkler Exits.