Wedding Photography FAQs

Which area do you cover?
I am based in north Buckinghamshire and can easily work in venues across London and surrounding counties. However, I am happy to travel across the UK and even abroad for destination weddings if required. My wedding package includes travel costs within 50 miles of MK18 2PG. We will agree suitable travel and accommodation costs separately if required.
Are you fully insured?
Absolutely – I have professional indemnity insurance along with public liability insurance.  I also carry full back up of professional equipment. 
Do you shoot in B&W or colour?
I shoot digital RAW files which I then edit myself – I look at each image as an individual frame and choose the most appropriate treatment to get the best from it – be it black and white, full colour or slightly desaturated for a timeless quality.  You can choose a mix or too have everything in colour or black and white.
How do we book you?
I always like to meet the couple and get to know each other a little – even it that is on skype if you live abroad or lead very busy lives. I’m interested in your story – how you met, the proposal, the venue, the details. Truth is I love weddings. I like to be able to show you examples of my work and sample albums from previous weddings. If you do make the decision to book me I ask for a completed and signed contract and a non-refundable booking fee of £500 which can be paid by bank transfer or cheque. Unfortunately, I can’t hold dates without the form and fee because in peak season I often have many enquiries for the same day.  The balance will be due one month before your wedding date. 
Do we sign a contract?
Yes I have a contract that we will both sign copies of via the online system Docusign – the contract has been legally approved by a UK solicitor. 
Should we book an engagement shoot?

Some couples really want to experience what it’s like being in front of my camera before the wedding day.  If you do decide to book a shoot then I suggest we make a plan to do something fun and different.  Location is very important to the final photos so we can chat about the kind of styling you would like.  The imagery is always different to your wedding day and some couples have used their engagement images for wedding stationery, guest books and signing boards.  

Print Res Vs Screen Res?

Why do I give you 2 versions of your wedding images – print and screen resolution?  

Digital images are measured in pixels per inch, or ppi, which is similar but not quite the same as dpi in printing. Most  computer monitor displays are 72 ppi which is very low resolution compared to print.  Most digital images looks great on your monitor and 72 ppi images will be a smaller file size and load faster than a 300 ppi image.   So I provide you with the images in screen resolution – perfect for sharing via email and displaying on any screens.

When it comes to printing the dpi refers to the amount of ink that is printed on paper. The more ink, the higher the resolution. 300 dots per inch is the standard for quality printing.  When I provide your images in high resolution at 300 ppi they will be very large file sizes so should only be used for photographs you want to print.   If you try and print the 72ppi version the print will literally pixellate and look blurry.  

Can you provide prints for the guests?
After the wedding I will send you a link to a password protected online gallery that you can choose to share with your guests (or I can create a separate gallery with the images of your choice).  The gallery links directly to an online professional print lab where people can order individual prints that will be delivered directly to them. 
Do you retain the copyright?
Yes I do because it is essential that every photographer does.  I do grant you a full lifetime usage license which is exactly what you need.  If you would like to know more about this subject please visit our photography training school blog where I discuss it in more detail: Photography Copyright Explained.
is VAT in addition?
No the photography collections and pricing document that I send you is fully inclusive. 
How long will you store my wedding images in digital format?
We will archive and store your images for 3 years.
What happens if you are ill on the day?
Of course this is something that I dread but so far I have never missed or been late for a wedding in the 8 years I have been shooting.  Due to the fact that we run a photography training school ( we have a huge network of photographers and we also run a second shooter facebook group so we would always be able to find you professional photography back up if the worst should happen. 

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