- Frequently asked questions -
Why is there often two of you?
The internet is full of articles and blogs discussing the merits and pitfalls of having ‘two photographers’ but this is my take on it.
There are many photographers who offer the option of a second shooter. The chances are you won’t actually meet this person until your big day and they won’t have any involvement beforehand but I believe to be really comfortable with your photographers you need to know your team!
We bounce ideas ideas off each other, correlate shooting positions, and we work together shooting your day as a duo.
One of the obvious things, yes, we can be in two places at once. This makes prep a lot more relaxing rather than one person rushing between the couple and various locations. It also gives us more time with you too so we can take a backseat more and be less obtrusive.
How long are you with us?
If you choose the "Whole kit & caboodle" package then we really will be with you all day, if people are still getting their groove on, on the dance floor then we'll stay! We will judge it, if we know that we have captured everything then we will leave you guys to party. In the morning we will get to you at least 1.5-2 hours before you have to leave.
If you have chosen the Kit or the Caboodle then generally this is til 1st dance (if you are having one) which is often around 8pm
Do you take us off for hours for couple portraits?
We do what you want us to do. You will have seen our couple portraits, we think that having some time alone just the two of you is really important. On a wedding day this tends to be the only time you will have together. These shots, we believe are some of the most important of the day so yes, we do need to set aside a little time. The easiest thing to do is to chat to us when you are working out timings with your venue so that there is no rushing. We will give you very gentle direction and we promise to make it fun. We have had couples say they are having a blast, lets take some more and we have had couples itching to dive to the bar - it’s totally up to you.
How many images do we get?
It really varies from wedding to wedding, and your package it depends on the weather and what's happening, it’s such a hard question! However we would expect at least 900 colour and black & white images uploaded on to your online gallery with a two photographer package and 700 if Dani is shooting alone . If your wedding is in the summer and lots is going on more then a 1000 images is not uncommon, at present the biggest gallery has been 1,600 images. We can say with confidence than choosing us over a single photographer will result in many more images. That said quality over quantity is still very important
Do you limit the amount of images we receive?
No. If I am happy with the composition, colour balance etc you will get all edited images.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, full public liability insurance and professional indemnity cover.
What rights do we have with the images?
Your wedding images, should feel like they are yours. You are licensed to print, share and upload your images. The copyright of the images remains with me, as the creator, which means you’d need to ask if you wanted to use your images for anything other than printing, sharing and uploading. This includes your other suppliers and vendors wanting images such as your florist and changing the editing style of your images.
Please just ask if you are unsure.
Do you offer a sneak peek?
Yes, always! I choose a few images and upload them to our Facebook/Insta within a few days or a mini private online gallery if you would prefer a little more privacy.
Can we meet you first ?
It's so important that we get on and you know that I am right for you , it's a long day and it's natural to want to meet a few different photographers before you decide who is best for you. I often meet couples at either Lakeside in Essex or Bluewater in Kent (there's normally cake involved) on a weekday evening or you can even come to my Home studio In kent
Then again around 4 weeks before your big day to go over your timings and final details plus your family dynamics as as I like to learn everyones name
If you're a little further away we can make plans around you or even have a little skype date!