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FAQ’s

ALL THE INs and OUTS

Planning your wedding is super exciting but it can also be a little bit stressful, am I right?

There’s so many different things to consider and every wedding photographer offer different packages, prices and options.

But don’t panic! I’ll take all that stress away so you don’t have to worry about a thing. I’ll be with you every step of the way; from our initial consultation right through to your big day.

Below are a few of the questions I get asked regularly; hopefully they give you more of an idea in to what it’s like to have me as your wedding photographer.

 

Have a different question? Just give me a shout!

Can we meet you before we decide if we want to book?
Absolutely! I absolutely love meeting couples and hearing all about you and your wedding plans. Just get in touch and I’ll see if I still have availability on your wedding date. Then if I do, we can meet up over a cup of coffee and have a good chat together. We’ll have a good old natter, get to know each other, talk all about your wedding plans, I’ll show you some of my imagery and then it’s entirely up to you if you want to book me or not. No pressure whatsoever.
Do you charge a travel fee?
Not if your wedding is in Essex, Kent, Suffolk or Norfolk. A small travel fee might be applicable if your wedding is slightly further away just to cover the cost of fuel.
What do you actually photograph on our wedding?
In short… everything! From the big moments you knew were going to happen, to the spontaneous surprises you never expected and everything in between.
I heard we get an engagement photo shoot too, what is it though?
I include an engagement/couple photo shoot free of charge for each of my wedding couple. It’s a great excuse for us to meet up around 4-6 weeks before your wedding, have another gossip over a cup of coffee and go over all of the details and timings for your day. I can answer any questions you might have, we can chat about any “must have” shots you would like and then we do your couple photo shoot. It helps us get to know each other a bit better and gives you an insight in to the type of photographs we will capture on your wedding. This means when your big day arrives you’ll be completely relaxed and natural in front of the camera. Trust me, you’ll feel like a pro!
Do you take group shots?
It’s entirely up to you! I usually do a few group shots (we go through which ones you would like before your big day arrives) as usually Granny loves having the family photos to keep (and I never want to upset Granny!) But on the flip side, if you don’t want any formal family photos then that’s totally cool too. 
Are you insured?
Absolutely. I hold full public liability and indemnity insurance which covers me for pretty much any eventuality. I have never needed to use it for anything (touch wood!) but it’s there just in case to give you piece of mind.
But I don't like having my photo taken. Can you help!?

Don’t panic, you’re not alone! You will be surprised how many people feel the same. There’s no need to worry at all; it won’t be painful I promise. I won’t be shoving my camera in your face all day; in fact most of the time you won’t even know I’m taking your photo. The majority of your photos are taken from a distance so they are totally natural and “in the moment”. The most formal part is when we do your family photos which literally takes 15 minutes. Then we’ll shoot off to do your couple shots which couple photos which only takes up 20 minutes of your day. I won’t ask you to pose for hours on end or smile awkwardly at the camera. Your couple photos will be full of fun, be colourful and totally chilled. All stress free. And most importantly, no cheesy smiles or awkward posing in sight, pinky promise!

How long do we have you for?
As long as you need me! That’s right. I don’t put a set time limit on your wedding day. Generally speaking I’ll be with you for around 8-10 hours, sometimes a little longer, sometimes a little less. It all depends on the timeline for your wedding. One thing that’s certain though, there are no hidden charges and I don’t charge any extra money if your wedding timeline slips behind a little bit. I’m yours as long as you need me!
When will we get our wedding photos?
6-8 weeks after your big day you will be invited to my home studio for your big photo reveal! This is when you will see all of your beautiful wedding photos for the first time. If you have opted for a wedding album or wall art then we will also design this during your viewing. After your photo reveal you will be able to take home your A4 proof book and your onlien gallery will be activated so you can show off your wedding photos to all you friends and family right away!
How many photos do we get?
Quality over quantity is so true. You don’t want 2,000 photos of your wedding cake or table plan. So I make sure each shots I take counts, they’re all unique and different so you will love each and every one. But if you want me to put a number on it then typically, for usual full day wedding you will receive between 600-800 beautifully edited images.
Do we get black and white photos too?
Yes you do! Some images look awesome in black and white whereas some are much better suited to colour. I specifically choose which photos to edit in colour or b&w to make sure you receive the best selection of images.
Can we share our photos online?
Hell yea! All of your wedding photos will be uploaded to a private online photo gallery for you to share with all your friends and family. You can also download them to e-mail or post to your own social media.
How do we book you?
If you decide you want me as your wedding photographer (yay!) and want to go ahead with booking, then I will send you across simple booking form and details for my £300 booking fee. As soon as the booking fee has been paid then I’m all yours. It’s as simple as that!
DEAR FRANCESCA