I am often asked questions regarding photography, pricing, delivery times, albums....
I hope you find these answers helpful. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions you may have that are not answered below.
WHAT IS A WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISt?
The Photojournalist style of wedding photography takes its cue from editorial/newspaper reporting and focuses more on candid images that tell a story with little photographer interaction. A wedding photojournalist typically documents the authentic and genuine moments as they happen, rather than a traditional photographer that concentrates most of their efforts on posed portraits at key-points throughout the wedding day, and rarely capture candid moments. Most traditional photos are instantly recognisable, as many poses with people looking into camera are standard and can be sometimes quite cheesy and fake looking.
Is there a gallery web app for my mobile devices?
Yes there is, before receiving your online gallery invite you will receive an email prior containing a link to install your wedding app onto your mobile device. The app doesn't hold the full wedding gallery collection but highlights from the wedding day.
You can also add your full wedding gallery collection to your mobile device's Home Screen at any time for easy access and works like an app. Once added, it will function as a mobile web app, and you simply have to click the icon on your Home Screen to access your Gallery. Please click here and follow the easy 'how to' instructions to install your gallery app onto your Android and Apple iOS mobile devices.
What is the 'Online Gallery' that you mention?
The online gallery is a private password protected area that can be accessed through 'Portfolio' then 'Client Gallery' in my website menu bar. After receiving a gallery invitation email containing a password and download pin number, access can be gained to the gallery. Using the 4 digit download pin number, clients have access to all their full resolution wedding images which they download to a computer. The gallery has an option of sharing a single photo or the whole collection with family & friends through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and by email. Ordering and purchasing prints & print products is made very easy for any one that has access to the gallery.
Where are your based? how far will you go?
We are based in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England. We cover weddings locally in the nearby counties of Northumberland, Cumbria, Tyne & Wear, Yorkshire and Durham. We love to travel and frequently photograph weddings in Scotland, throughout England and Wales as well as European destination weddings.
Do you have insurance?
Yes! absolutely, both indemnity & public liability. Would not work as a professional photographer without it.
How many hours wedding coverage do I need?
You should have a rough idea of your wedding timings; ceremony starting time and finishes, what time the reception starts, time of the meal, first dance, cake cut etc. To select the right amount of coverage for you, think about what elements of your wedding that you want capturing and calculate the time that I would need to cover these events. For preparation (getting ready) I would advise adding at least 2 hours to capture both wedding parties before the ceremony.
Do you edit the wedding photographs?
I edit all the wedding images individually - I do not batch process bulk groups of images automatically - so every single one of your wedding images gets the attention it truly deserves.
Do we have to pay for the rights to the picture to have them printed? one time fee? or does it cost per picture?
Once final payment has been made, sharing and printings rights for all wedding photos are turned over to the Bride & Groom and have no restrictions on printing or sharing imposed on them nor any further costs.
Where can I find out your pricing?
I do not list my prices for public view for a variety of reasons - the main one being that I photograph weddings throughout Europe and I have many international clients wanting pricing in their native currency. Prices differ due to fluctuating currency exchange rates. Go to the 'contact' page in the menu bar above and fill out the online form and I will be able to send you the correct price list for your wedding.
Do you offer discounts or are your prices negotiable?
I don't, as a rule, lower my prices or offer special discounts as I feel that my prices reflect my 20+ years of experience, the service and final product that my clients receive. By reducing the price it devalues myself as an artist and business. Couples do book me for my approach, creativity, professionalism and standard of my work rather than just a price.
"GOOD WORK AIN'T CHEAP, CHEAP WORK AIN'T GOOD" - Norman Collins