The big Questions
Have some questions? Read through these frequently asked Q’s, I’ve hopefully covered most things but please do feel free to email or call me with any queries.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
Absolutely, although I am based in the south west, I go all over the UK for weddings and even abroad. I don’t charge any extra for travel within the UK.
WE ARE MARRYING IN ITALY CAN WE STILL BOOK YOU?
Errrr…. YES! I love to venture to new places and that includes Europe and beyond. I’ve been very fortunate to capture some stunning weddings abroad and would love to hear more about your destination wedding, get in touch for a bespoke quotation.
CAN WE HAVE ACCESS TO A FULL WEDDING?
Certainly can. Pop me an email and I’ll send you access to a gallery. You can also check out some of my slideshows of which probably contain about a third of the images from a wedding and depict the entire story.
CAN YOU COVER BOTH OF US GETTING READY BEFORE THE WEDDING?
Yes, in most cases you will require a 2nd photographer to do this as more often than not you will get ready separately. 2nd shooters are a fantastic addition to your wedding and can cover the remainder of the day from a different viewpoint to myself. I only use professional, reliable photographers to accompany me to weddings.
WHAT IS A FUSION?
It is the fusion of moving film and still photographs into a movie. There is no audio from the wedding, simply your wedding images coming to life with snippets of movement between the images. All my fusions are edited together with fully licensed music.
DO WE GET ALL THE PHOTOS?
With a wedding package you get every photo that passes the quality criteria. At the time of processing, blinkers, misfires and duplicates are removed everything else is yours… the amount varies from wedding to wedding but for an average sized wedding with one photographer you can expect around 300-400 images.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
We go and dance in it! Seriously though, weather is something completely out of my control but I assure you I will capture beautiful photos regardless. Work with me and come outside in the less rainy moments, put some wellies on or go barefoot, get the umbrellas out and embrace it and you won’t be disappointed. You might get a little dirty, but heck my wedding dress wasn’t dry cleaned for 4 years and the grass stains and red wine still came out! Your wedding day isn’t about the weather, it’s about you two united as a couple, that’s what I’m there to photograph.
DO WE NEED A PRE-WEDDING SHOOT?
Engagement shoots can be loads of fun and a great way for us all to get to know each other. Some couples like to book one to break the ice and have a practice run, others prefer to go with the more natural process of being photographed at their wedding (when they are on a wedding high and possibly more relaxed with a bit of fizz!). It is totally personal choice. Rest assured, whatever you decide, your wedding day images will be ace.
CAN I ORDER MY ALBUM AT A LATER DATE?
Of course, weddings and the organising of weddings take up a lot of time and money! I am more than happy for you to process an album order later in the year.
WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE THE PHOTOS?
In the first instance I aim to post some preview photos on my Casey Avenue Facebook page within a week. Slideshows approximately 3-4 weeks and your full gallery around 5-6 weeks. These times can vary in busier periods.
DO YOU DO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS?
Yes, I love colour but also believe some images portray better emotionally and artistically in black and white (and others don’t). I make a creative judgement on this when I process your photos and that is how they are delivered. If however you would like a black and white framed print of one of your colour images after the wedding then this is ok too.
DO WE OWN COPYRIGHT ON OUR WEDDING PHOTOS?
No. As the photographer of your images I retain the copyright. You do however have the license to print to your hearts content, post online, give to your mum, anything really. The only thing you cannot do is alter my images or use them for commercial gain.
CAN WE MEET WITH YOU?
Absolutely, we can meet before or after booking. You can come to my office where we can go through any other questions, have a cup of tea and you can have a flick through my sample albums
HOW DO WE BOOK?
Simple, once the the initial payment has been received and contract signed your date is booked.