I am often asked questions regarding photography, 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.
should WE invest a wedding album?
In this digital day, it’s even more important now to preserve these memories in print. Digital copies can and do get lost - hard drives fail and technology changes quickly - try to view wedding photos on a floppy disk (if you remember what they were) nowadays.
Although it is hard to believe that you could forget any moment, the truth is that memories do fade over time. Wedding albums are like storybooks - preserving the memories, to be looked at any time regardless if you have wifi or a electricity supply.
I love technically and look at images on a screen every day, but I believe that nothing beats the connection of holding a physically print/album in your hands.
Why should we hire you?
I have been a photographer for over 20 years and in that time have gained so much experience including photographing hundreds of weddings. What this translates to you is that I am a confident and competent wedding photographer with the ability to tackle any given situation whilst producing consistent results and having strong interpersonal skills.
Please view the REVIEWS page to see what past Bride and Grooms have to say about me.
What is the 'Online Gallery' that you mention?
The online gallery is your online collection of all your wedding photographs. The Gallery is private password protected. When the images are ready, you receive a gallery invitation email containing your passwords 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.
How long until we see our images?
I aim for all wedding images to be ready for viewing and downloading within ten working days (2 weeks) via the private online 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 photograph weddings throughout the UK 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 may have a rough idea of your wedding timeline; 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.
The majority weddings have 8-10 hours of coverage. This would normally cover the wedding day preparations right through to the first dance.
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.
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