DO YOU BOTH TAKE PICTURES?
Yes, we will both be taking pictures all day, and neither of us is the ‘lead photographer’ or assistant. We are both professional photographers in our own right.
DO YOU WORK TOGETHER?
We usually start the day with Paula covering bridal photos before the ceremony and Bob covering the grooms photos. We then meet up at the ceremony and carry on working together (neither being the main photographer), until the end of the coverage. With the portraits of the couple we usually photography together – it just make the session quick, fun and different 🙂
HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED ANY OTHER TYPES OF WEDDINGS?
Yes. Although in the main we photograph ‘western’ secular and non secular weddings, we have photographed – Jewish, Muslim, Orthodox, Humanist and other ‘cultural’ weddings and also cover Civil Partnership weddings.
CAN YOU DO THE FAMILY GROUP SHOTS?
We are happy to do group shots. We have mastered doing these quickly so it does’t take up your time having fun with your family and guests ~ usually up to 6 / 7 groups, this will take between 20 – 30 minutes depending on the size of the groups. Your ushers and best man can be very helpful at this stage by gathering the people you need.
DO YOU HAVE WEDDING ALBUMS?
Yes, we still offer wedding albums. We have a range of albums that vary in size and finish; from the more popular magazine style to contemporary matted. All are available to view at our studio.
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS DO WE GET?
We do not count the number of photographs you will receive, but usually it is between 300 and 500 – everyone is to the highest possible standard.
HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE WE CAN SEE OUR PICTURES?
It depends on how many weddings we have photographed before yours, but all of your pictures will usually be ready to view within 3 weeks, but there will be a sneak preview on our blog about a week after the wedding.
CAN MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY SEE THE PICTURES?
Yes ~ there is an option to have an on-line gallery with a password which you can give out to your friends and family.
You are welcome to show pictures from your pen-drive to your family and friends, but if you don’t want the hassle you can direct them to your gallery.
WHAT IF THERE IS RAIN OR LOW-LIGHTING
Essentially, we use professional camera equipment; but more importantly, as professional photographers – we have the experience to adapt to conditions quickly as not to disrupt your day and continue to work on capturing great photographs.
DO YOU REQUIRE A MEAL AT OUR RECEPTION?
We are quite happy to bring our own food. It’s really lovely when we’re asked to have a meal, but honestly do not concern yourselves, but we would enjoy some tea or refreshments.
HOW MUCH IS TO BOOK YOUR SERVICES?
We ask for a £350 retainer to secure your wedding date, with the remaining balance due 36 days before your wedding day.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
We’re based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire (40 minutes from Manchester and Liverpool airports) but we’re available for weddings all over the UK and Europe. Travel within 65 miles, one way, is included. If your wedding is further than that, we would always inform you of any additional expenses on initial enquiry and prior to your booking.
Need us for a European location? We are happy to discuss your plans and advise your what is involved.
DO YOU SHOOT DIGITAL OR FILM
We tend to shoot digital, but still have our Hassleblad and Contax film cameras ~ somewhere!
Film negative is still available 🙂
WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOOSE MY Pen-Drive or CD?
Photographic images taken, are usually kept on our servers for a reasonable period of time (subject to server space allocation). Copies can be obtained for a short period (subject to a fee).
They are archived after that period. Due to hardware, software and operating systems updates and server space, once archived we cannot guarantee the file integrity.
We do not offer a back-up service for our images. It is your responsibility for the safe keeping of those copies.
We strongly advise that you make at least another complete copy of the images to store safely away.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
We don’t expect you to be camera geeks, but we use the professional range of Canon cameras and lenses.
We also have portable studio lighting just in case!
I would like to remind you of just one thing – that is ~ it’s not the camera that creates the picture but the person holding it.
DO YOU HAVE PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE?
We have complete Professional Indemnity and Professional Liability Insurance.
All full-time professional photographer should have this in place.
DO YOU CARRY BACKUP EQUIPMENT?
Always! We carry spare cameras, lenses, lights, batteries. We even carry needle and thread and sticking plasters, just in case someone is in need. 🙂