Wedding Photography - Frequently Asked Questions

I have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about booking a wedding photographer and the services I provide. I hope you will find these answers useful but if there’s a question you have that isn’t answered here then do send me a message and I will reply as quickly as possible. I hope to hear from you soon.

WHERE ARE YOU GUYS BASED?

I am based on the Surrey / Hampshire border in a small village called Grayshott. I regularly film in Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, London and Kent

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

Absolutely, I have full public liability and professional indemnity insurance as you would expect from any professional wedding photographer. If your venue requires proof then I would be happy to email them a copy for their records.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

My style is generally described as clean, modern and documentary. I want to capture real moments from the day and the genuine emotion attached to a wedding day. My editing style is more classical than some other photographers as I want your images to be timeless and not the latest fashion of editing. 

DO YOU TRAVEL?

I am totally available to travel. I love to go to new places both within the UK and also destination weddings. Contact me and we'll get you more information and a price based on travel requirements.

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE AT OUR WEDDING DAY?

There will always be at least one professional photographer at your wedding but there is an option to have either an assistant or a second photographer. These are listed in my standard packages but I am always willing to discuss how to best capture your day.

DO YOU TAKE FORMAL FAMILY PHOTOS?

Yes and I strongly believe that it is important to take some formal family photographs. After all, it isn’t often your entire family comes together and you’re all looking amazing. Some family members may have travelled a long way to watch you get married.

That being said, it is your day, not mine, so I will take as many or as few as you would like subject to time constraints. 

HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?

I've been photographing weddings at Burton Media for 3 years and previously worked for another wedding company. I captured just over 50 weddings in total.

WHEN'S THE BEST TIME TO BOOK?

I usually get about 100+ requests per year and only book 10-15 so I can serve my clients and maintain a personal touch. I always recommend reaching out as soon as your thinking about booking to avoid being disappointed. Please remember, your booking is only confirmed once you have paid the deposit and we are unable to reserve dates.

WHAT IS YOUR BOOKING FEE AND WHEN IS THE BALANCE DUE?

I ask for £250 booking fee to secure the date due upon signing a contract. The rest is due one 14 days before the date of your wedding. I will usually contact you a month before your date anyway to catch up with your planning and remind you. I know you will be busy and my aim is to make things as easy as possible.

Introduced in 2020 is a 0% interest free plan. This means you can pay monthly payments to help spread the payments. You can find more information about this in the packages section.

WHAT'S YOUR LIMIT ON HOURS?

I don't have a limit on hours as such. I stay until I’ve captured everything I need to tell your story. Generally, from when you're getting ready in the morning until about 60 minutes after your first dance. I am always willing to discuss longer coverage if there is going to be specific entertainment or something you would like capturing later on.

WHO ARE THE PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT WILL BE AT MY WEDDING?

Myself and a second if booked will be there. The second will be one of the few guys I work with on a regular basis. However I'm always personally invested into every wedding I shoot to ensure you are satisfied with the results.

WILL YOU GET IN THE WAY? 

I do my best to blend in on your wedding day and just document the day. I hope that you would not really notice me and that is how I capture natural moments from your day.

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE VIDEOGRAPHER?

I love working with other videographers and as wedding videographer myself, understand how they work. I also do my best to work with them so everything goes smoothly during your wedding day:)

DO WE GET TO MEET YOU BEFORE THE WEDDING?

I am always willing to try to arrange to meet my brides and grooms beforehand so we can go over the details and just say hi:) 

HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING DO I GET MY IMAGES?

This can vary, but normally my turn around time is a maximum of 90 days to deliver all of your images. I try and deliver a few teaser images within 24 hrs so you can share these with those that were not able to be present.

CAN I CHANGE MY PACKAGE ONCE BOOKED?

Of course, if at any time you would like additional items or services then I am happy to do this for you. You can also opt to downgrade your package if you change your mind. I want to ensure you receive the service from me that you want for your day.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE ILL OR WORSE?

I have reciprocal arrangements with other wedding photographers across the country.  In the event of illness (or other such emergency) then I would aim to substitute myself with someone of equal quality or better and a very similar style.

Where possible I will provide you with a few names and their work so you can choose the person you like the best.  But please bear in mind that in exceptional circumstances this may not be possible.  So for example, if there was an emergency on the way to your wedding then my priority would be to assign a replacement immediately. 

Any difference in cost will be my problem.  Not yours.

To date I have never had to use my emergency protocols but they are in place, just in case!

Ready to learn more or contact me today for a free bespoke quote!