I know booking a lot of different suppliers for your wedding can be overwhelming, so I’ve tried to keep everything as simple as possible. This page outlines the steps from booking your photography package to choosing your albums. If you still have questions please scroll down to the FAQs section, or send me a message and I’d be happy to help.
Dates get booked up quite far in advance so if you’re keen on securing a date it’s best to get in touch asap. If you need to book at short notice it’s worth getting in touch, as I sometimes have openings from date postponements.
To secure your date firstly get in contact with me either through my mobile 07795312195 or email address firstname.lastname@example.org so I can check your date availability.
During our pre-wedding consultation, we can get to know each other and talk through your plans. If you want we can also use this time to take a few test shots of you as a couple – to help you practice being relaxed in from of the camera. I’ll also give you one image, free of charge.
There is no obligation to book after the consultation, but if you do want to book – I’ll ask for a 50% deposit to hold the date for you.
Once the date is confirmed I will gather some information about the day from you via an online form. This helps me plan my schedule for the day. I will also send you a standard contract outlining everything you are expecting from me as your photographer.
Where possible – I will visit the wedding venue in order to plan out some of my more creative shots. This also helps me get an idea of the space and lighting.
Around two weeks before the
50% of the full payment will need to be made to secure your booking. The final 50% is taken once the online gallery is shared with you. This is to be paid within two weeks from receiving your images.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
I have been a professional photographer for over ten years in both the commercial and wedding industry. I have a BA (Hons) Creative Arts degree from Bath Spa University as well as diploma in Wedding Photography.
IS TRAVEL INCLUDED?
Travel is included up to two hours from London. If your location is out of this window, I always strive to keep the costs down as much as possible and I’ll give you an estimation of the costs before booking.
DO YOU PROVIDE COLOUR AND BLACK & WHITE IMAGES?
During the edit, I make a choice whether the individual image lends itself better to colour or black & white grading. This is part of the artistic process. That said, I am happy to change the grading on a particular image if you’d prefer.
DO YOU RETOUCH OF IMAGES?
I’d be happy to retouch up to five images free of charge. After that, it’s a £5 per image.
Not all outcomes can be achieved with retouching – but small changes such as removal of a spot can be done quite easily!
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes, I have Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR EQUIPMENT BREAKS?
Although my equipment is routinely put in for maintenance – if the worst should happen, I have a photography assistant with me to cover the ceremony (excluding the out of season package). I also bring back-up equipment.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FALL ILL ON THE DAY?
In the unlikely event that I can’t make it to the shoot due to serious illness or accident – it will be outlined in the pre-signed contract that 100% of your money will be returned. If you haven’t booked a package with a second photographer, as a contingency plan I have a list of trusted photographers to call in-case of an emergency.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY PHOTOS/ALBUM?
After 4-6 weeks I will email you a link to your private online gallery. From there you can download, post and share your images as you please.
If you are having an album – this will allow you to choose your selection. Shortly after this, you’ll be posted a USB containing your high-resolution files (for printing).
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?
This can vary from wedding to wedding and can also depend on how long I’m there on the day. As a general guide, 7-8 hours of photography would usually equal around 500-700 final images.
DO YOU TAKE GROUP SHOTS?
I’m happy to take a selection of traditional family shots. Ultimately it will be up to you to decide on how much time is spent on your group and family shots.
WHAT IS YOUR 'STYLE'?
My style is mainly documentary/journalist with modern editorial grading, but this usually depends on the personality of my clients. During our pre-wedding consultation, we can talk about which styles you prefer.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I am very loyal to Canon! My prize camera is my 1DX DSLR model. I have a range of different lenses from prime to telephoto, to make sure I have the range to capture everything I need. I also use a flash from time to time and reflectors for making the most of the natural light.
My camera has two card slots, for if one fails or gets filled up.
I also bring a second camera with me on the day to allow me to switch between lenses quickly.
DO I HAVE TO POSE?
Personally, I’m not a fan of too much posing, and I avoid asking you to pose unless we are capturing a very specific shot. I believe the best images are the natural ones!
WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT TO THE IMAGES?
Although the copyright Designs and Patents Acts assign the copyright of the images to Golden Hare Wedding Photography, you are free to print and digitally share the images as you please.
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
Depending on what package you choose – you will receive hi-res (larger sizes for printing) and web ready files (for sharing and uploading online). These will be shared with you via an online gallery.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU OFFER?
I also offer a polaroid service for £50 for the couple shots. This will give you 20 polaroid images from a vintage model camera. Please note that extra time will need to be allowed for this.
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