WHAT DO WE HAVE TO PAY, AND WHEN?
To secure me for your wedding day, I only need a deposit and signed terms. The deposit is 25% and the remaining balance is due on the first day of your wedding month, no later than 14 days before your wedding day.
WE MIGHT WANT AN ALBUM, CAN WE DECIDE LATER?
Absolutely! If an album isn’t included in your package, you can choose to get one anytime. Sometimes my couples order an album once they’ve received their final images, even if it’s a few weeks afterwards. Albums are a brilliant way to showcase and enjoy your favourite images, rather than forget them on your memory stick.
DO WE HAVE TO DO A PRE-WEDDING SHOOT? IF WE DON’T HAVE IT, WILL YOU TAKE SOME MONEY OFF?
If it’s included in your package, it’s not mandatory to do the pre-wedding shoot, but from previous experience, my couples will tell you it’s a great opportunity to get out all the nervous giggles. Plus it’s a nice dry run for you to see how I operate, and for me to see what you’re like in front of my camera! At the end you get some lovely photographs and everyone’s a winner.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE WANT TO BOOK?
I squeal with excitement. After that, in order to secure my services on your date, I require a 25% deposit (usually by BACS) and signed terms. I send you my terms and conditions by email for you to read, complete and return, and these include my bank details for the deposit.
After that, I like to keep in touch with you, usually by email, between now and the big day. If you’ve got one, we’ll look to arrange your pre-wedding shoot at a convenient time, and discuss plans as necessary. You’re welcome to follow me on social media (FB and Insta are best) to see what I get up to in between.
WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH THE LITTLE DETAILS, AND FAMILY GROUPS?
I’ll always photograph the little details you’ve carefully arranged for your wedding day, like the table decorations and the table plan, as long as they’re available. And yes, I definitely do group shots, as parentals usually demand them! If you want them, I photograph 8 groups or less, as you both spend ages bogged down in stiff, formal photos whilst all your guests are drinking and having fun – and that’s not what drew you to my photography, right? So if you want more than 8-10 groups…. I’m not your girl.
WHAT IF YOU HAVEN’T PHOTOGRAPHED AT OUR VENUE BEFORE?
There are literally hundreds of wedding venues in Essex, Suffolk and across the UK, with new ones popping up all the time. If for some reason I haven’t photographed there before, rest assured I do all the necessary prep before the day to ensure I know all the best spots to photograph.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?
As I’m based in Essex, all weddings within the Essex area are not subject to any additional travel costs. I do charge a travel fee for weddings outside of the county, and for weddings that are a little further afield, I may also apply a modest accommodation charge too. So if your wedding is happening outside of Essex, I’ll discuss travel charges with you as applicable.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Wedding forums are obsessed with encouraging you to ask this question! Fear not – I am fully insured with professional indemnity and public liability insurance. The question then becomes, do *you* have wedding insurance?