Where are you located? Do you travel?
We are based in Essex, UK, but we are available anywhere you need us! Our favourite locations to shoot are National Parks, anywhere in the mountains, or any part of the world where we can hear and utilise the ocean. Our local travel window is anywhere 1-3 hours from Essex but we are willing to travel and always up for a fun adventure! Just give us shout and we can talk details…
What are the benefits of having a second shooter?
Here are just a few benefits to list for having a second shooter. Capture every moment – Having Two Wedding photographers on your day helps ensure not a moment is missed from the day you have spent so much time and effort planning. All the little details and all the spontaneous moments captured as well as all the key moments you would expect.
Sometimes it’s a matter of perspective. Getting to see the same scene from a different angle is one of the beauties of having two photographers. The getting ready part of the day is so lovely to photograph for the bride. The anticipations of what lies ahead, the dress hung up, flowers, bridesmaids, your dad seeing you dressed and ready to go. The nerves and shared excitement all documented to forever look back upon. But what about the groom’s story that is often missed? Him getting his button hole pinned on, last minute speech adjustments, a shot of the rings, the ‘Dutch courage’ pint with the best man, the groom nervously waiting at the ceremony. With two photographers you can capture the entire wonderful build up to the special moment. We can also capture the groom’s reaction as he turns to face you walking down the aisle as well as you walking down the aisle from his view.
How far should we book in advance?
It’s never too early – Many couples book us more than one year in advance. But there are also some spontaneous requests. So the earlier you contact us, the better the chances are that your date is still available in our calendar. Just tell us as soon as your date is set. To be fair to our couples we don’t book every enquiry we get, we want to make sure we are a perfect match.
How much do you charge to secure a booking?
We kindly ask for a £250 non-refundable booking fee, the remaining balance to be cleared within 30 days of your wedding. If your Wedding date needs to be moved due to unforeseeable circumstances please let us know as soon as you can and we will do everything we can do accommodate depending on our availability.
What is your take on posing / directing?
We want to capture you in your most authentic, our style is built around having conversations with you on the shoot that evoke real emotion. Our aim is that when you get your images back you go ‘oh my gosh, that’s SO us!’ and don’t simply say ‘wow, those are beautiful.’
That being said, we totally understand that most people aren’t used to being in front of the camera so we will absolutely help direct and guide you in unique ways to showcase your personality and style – don’t worry, we’ve got you.
What’s your opinion ofFirst Looks?
First looks can be an absolutely beautiful way to start your day and can bring about some really intimate, emotional moments – personally, we love them! But as much as we love them, we will never try to convince you to have a first look if you don’t want one! We can, without question, arrange the timeline of your day in such a way to get all your photos finished without the need for a first look – it’s totally up to you.
What’s your turnaround / delivery window?
For Weddings and Elopements the turnaround is usually about 4-6 weeks. Portrait and Engagement turnaround is usually within 2-3 weeks depending on our current workflow.
How many images will I receive?
The number of images we deliver with each shoot varies, but as a general rule of thumb you can expect to receive around 50-75 images per hour of shooting time. A full wedding collection will include 500+ images delivered via online password protected gallery to save and share with friends and family.
How long will my gallery be available online?
We would strongly urge you to download and back up your images once you’ve received the gallery – but if something happens, good news… you have access to your online gallery for 90 days after receiving your login details. That means if you misplace your saved files or something happens to the images, chances are we’ve got you covered. With our wedding and elopement packages you will also receive a USB keepsake box with all your images on.
Do you ever deliver RAW files?
To protect both our personal style as well as the photo industry as a whole, we never release unedited / RAW images, we pride ourselves with delivery of a beautiful final product.
What kind of wedding albums, prints, and other services do you offer?
You’ll have access to a top-tier professional photo lab from within your gallery. From here you can order prints, canvases, calendars, save the date and thank you cards, etc. Additionally, we offer stunning, hardback albums as well as authentic leather wedding albums with our wedding packages.
Will I get a print release with my photos?
Absolutely. We firmly believe that you should have the right to print your images so every contract includes a personal-use clause, allowing you to print your images at any third-party photo lab.
What’s the benefit of ordering prints through your lab vs doing it myself?
We will never force you to order prints through us – however, if you want the absolute best quality prints, the lab we have partnered with is amazing and offers the highest quality. Ordering through the lab gives you prints with stunning richness and lasting quality, right from your phone or your computer!
What if the unthinkable were to happen and your photographer is injured / ill / can’t make it. Or camera / equipment failure?
You have a backup on hand, you can still have your day professionally photographed, panic over!
Do you reschedule if we have bad weather
We shoot all year round in various weather conditions and confident shooting in any environment that nature might throw at us. That said, if we have heavy precipitation or high winds, We may reach out to you about rescheduling to a better date.
Is it possible to add video coverage to my wedding?
Absolutely! If you require film we are in close contact with talented videographers who we can introduce you to. If you’re interested, just give us a shout and we can talk you through the details.
Can we meet before booking?
Of course, we love to get to know new people and couples. If you are living outside of Essex or abroad we can skype / facetime as well.