WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FAQ
Here are some questions I have been commonly asked about my wedding photography.
Can we meet up before the wedding?
Absolutely, before booking I will meet you for a consultation where we will discuss your wedding plans and what you are looking for in terms of photography. If you don’t live locally or are planning a destination wedding to Edinburgh I am happy to chat over the phone or skype.
Will you visit our wedding ceremony or reception venue beforehand?
I have photographed in a huge range of wedding venues across Edinburgh and beyond. If I have never been to your venue before we can arrange a visit to your venue. I always like to visit venues I am working with before the wedding so that I can get an idea of why you love it and how to get the best from your images on the day. I like to be prepared as possible and work out the lighting conditions and the layout of the venue so I can plan out how I am going to approach your wedding come rain or shine!
You can see a list of some of the Edinburgh and Scottish wedding venues I have photographed on my links page here.
How far do you travel and how much does it cost?
I have a car and I am happy to drive to wherever you are getting married, or jump of a plane if you are planning a destination wedding! My package includes travel within 75 miles from my home in Edinburgh; we can discuss travel arrangements out with this distance.
How long will you spend photographing on the day?
My package is an all-day package covering up to 10 hours including bridal preparations through to the evening reception. I am happy to cover as much of your day as you want me there for.
Do you take formal images?
Yes, I am happy to take whatever formal images you want on the day. I take these as quickly as possible so you can get back to enjoying your day. I work in a mostly reportage style to capture the special moments of your day as well as your formal photos. I will also do a creative couple photo session with you lasting around 20-30 mins.
What camera equipment do you use?
I use high quality Canon digital cameras including Canon 5D MK3 and MK2 as well as Canon and Sigma lenses for all my weddings. I always bring 2 Camera bodies, around 6 lenses and 2 flashes so I am always prepared and have backups!
How many images will I get from my wedding day?
I normally take between 1200-2000 images per wedding depending on the length of coverage you choose on the day. I send all images as web size proofs from which you can chose the final 200 images for me to edit for you. You can see some examples of weddings over on my blog.
Can you help me chose my final images?
Of course, I am happy to pick your final images or give help and assistance if you are not sure. I always let my clients pick their images so you get the images that are important to you.
Do you provide high resolution images and can I make prints?
Yes, you have the choice of a DVD or USB in a presentation case with all of your images both at high resolution and web size.
You have copyright permission to use the images for personal use so you can make your own prints. I also have an e-commerce website from which you or your friends and family can buy prints.
What kind of editing do you do to the images?
I always try and get my images as perfect as possible on camera. I edit all images individually using professional retouching techniques including exposure, colour correction and natural skin retouching including removing of blemishes.
If you want more advanced or creative edits I am happy to discuss this with you.
Do you provide wedding books?
I offer 2 types of books at the moment. I offer a premium photo book as well as fine art albums through folio albums. I am happy to discuss your exact requirements with you.
What is a pre-wedding shoot and do you offer this?
A pre wedding or engagement shoot takes place before your wedding. It gives you a chance to feel relaxed in front of the camera before your wedding. We will spend 2-3 hours on location taking images. These are great to frame around your home, use as invitation or on a guestbook for your wedding day. If you are interested in doing this please let me know. You can view some of my engagement and pre-wedding shoot images here.
Do you do post wedding, rock the dress or boudoir style shoots?
Yes, I have a background in boudoir, burlesque and fashion images. Boudoir images are a great wedding gift for your husband to be and post wedding shoots are a great excuse to wear your dress again and have some beautiful images taken. You can see an example of a boudoir shoot here and some examples of a post wedding shoot can be found here.
How can I contact you?
You can send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
give me a ring on 07970304121
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