Smeetham_Hall_Barn_Wedding_Photography

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

So after being in the industry for many years (over 30!), we have photographed hundreds of weddings and have a pretty good idea of how everything should work. We've been asked many questions over the years and have listed a few of the most popular,  which you may find helpful.

What happens if it rains on the day?


Not a problem at all, I just simply work inside. It doesn't often rain all day long, so I can dodge the showers by popping in and out and umbrellas make great shots anyway!!




Are we fully insured?


Yes I have both Public Liability & Professional Indemnity insurance. I do also recommend taken out some insurance cover yourselves. You are going to be booking a lot of suppliers for your big day with lots of payments often required upfront. What happens if you have to cancel your wedding last minute for a reason that's out of your control? You never know what's around the corner and if the unthinkable does happen, your suppliers are likely to still want payment.




What happens if your camera breaks?


Or if I drop it?!! It has happened and it hurts!! :( Don't worry I have an abundance of Professional Nikon cameras and lenses available to me. I always carry two at all times on the day and I have more in the boot of my car, so it's not a problem if one does stop working, I can still carry on.




Do I do group photographs?


Oh yes! How often do all your family and friends get together? Not very often, so I feel it's important to bring everyone together with you guys. I do always advise keeping your list as short as possible, otherwise you run the risk of spending most of your afternoon waiting around whilst we gather guests. I mainly cover both sides of the family and friends shots. A large group of everyone works well and then any extras as required. I will discuss this with you during your final wedding meeting before your big day.




Can we photograph both the bride and groom getting ready in the morning?


Yes certainly, but if you guys are getting ready at separate venues, you will need to book a second photographer, so we can be in two places at once. It is possible to capture some of you both getting ready with one photographer, if you are both getting ready in the same venue but always best with two.




Does it matter if we haven't worked at your venue before?


Not at all. I love working at new venues and there will always be a new wedding venue open that I will have to work at for the first time at some point.




How long after the wedding do you have to wait for images?


Typically around 3 to 4 weeks to deliver images from a full day wedding. At the height of a wedding season the timings may be extended by a week.




Will our photographs on our usb key have a watermark on them?


​No, they are all presented to you at high resolution with no watermark and copyright free, so you can print and share them as many times as you wish.




Can our friends and family view our photos?


Yes included in our packages is an online photo gallery with a unique password. You can share this with your friends & family, so they can view and download the photos as required.




Do we offer black & white images?


Absolutely! I love black and white images and very often know what images are going to work best in black and white the moment I take them. You will have a good selection of colour and black and white images to look through from your day and if you don't like any of the ones I've selected as black and white, they can simply be changed back to colour.




Can we choose the photos for our album?


Yes I want you to choose the photos for your album, as it is your album and I want you to have the images you love and can't be without. Once you have chosen your images I will then create the design for you and provide you with a pdf proof. You can then make any changes required. Sometimes I get it right first time, others may require some changes.




How long do we have to wait for our album?


I normally give you a period of 5 weeks to select your photographs for your album. Once I have your list it takes 2-3 weeks to complete the design and send a proof to you. Once approved, I order your album and it normally takes 4-5 weeks to be made.




How do we secure our date?


Once you are happy to confirm a booking, I will send you a copy of our booking form and contract for you to sign. I ask for a £300 booking fee to be paid upon completing the form and signing the contract. Once both have been received the date is exclusively yours and I will send conformation of your booking. The remaining balance to due no later than 30 days before your big day.





"We are so happy with our wedding photos from EPS. So many of our guests commented on how friendly, professional and discreet Simon was. I have no idea how he took photos of us from so many angles during the speeches without anyone being aware of him running around from place to place! He knew our venue (Gosfield Hall) inside out, so we got beautiful photos without spending hours away from our guests. Can't recommend enough!"

Kelly & Graham