Choosing your wedding photographer is big deal and often a significant investment too. As such, it’s so important that you acquire as much information about your wedding photographer as possible before booking. Feel free to ask questions that are not covered on their websites. Look through wedding galleries, engagement galleries and blogs. Email your wedding photographer and build a rapport. You may also want to check out reviews and testimonials. Whether you’re looking for wedding photographers in Essex or ones further afield, you’ll find the answers to many relevant questions below in our FAQ. If you’re a photographer you can find more specific information about us on our mentoring page.
At the moment we’re living in a town called Chigwell, which is in Essex. We’re just on the outskirts of London- sitting in Zone 4 of the central line. However, we cover weddings all over the country.
Most definitely! Up to the eyeballs! We have both indemnity and liability cover, as well as equipment insurance.
Of course. We work with lots of couples who for whatever reason don’t want (or can’t have) their photos published online. This is something we totally respect and we always ask you to confirm in advance what you’re happy with. If you’re uncomfortable with us sharing anything from your wedding at all- even down to things like not sharing any images with other couples interested in booking, or using images in our studio samples we can offer a non- disclosure agreement too. This means that we will never use any images from your wedding personally or professionally, nor will we share them with a third party on or offline.
Our quotes are always fully inclusive. There will never be any additional fees due in addition to the quote we give at the time of enquiry- unless your plans change significantly. Destination wedding coverage is quoted on an individual basis and will be charged at our base rate + expenses.
Our pricing page details our starting price. £1650 reflects the minimum fee that we charge for wedding day coverage- typically this would be for half day coverage for example. We list our starting price to help couples identify what their minimum spend with us would be before needing to get in touch.
Yes we do! We feel it’s really important for you to step away from the celebrations for a little while and enjoy some time out together. We wont keep you for long- just a couple of minutes here or there. We wont pose you endlessly either or ask you to say cheese. We can off course offer guidance, but ultimately what we hope to do is create a very natural environment. An environment where conversation is still free flowing and the laughter is plentiful. We’ll take a few photos, tell some bad jokes, take it all in. We keep things as relaxed and natural as possible at all times.
Whilst it’s always nice to have an idea of the kind of thing you like for couples photos, we’ll never directly copy another photographers work or recreate someone else’s photo. We pride ourselves on delivering something unique and memorable to every couple, something that reflects their day and their personalities. It’s horrible to see our work being ripped off by others and it’s gutting for our couples to have their unique wedding memories copied- so we’ll never do it to anyone else. We would always advise totally ignoring lists like“101 wedding photos you MUST have” too as they’re always written by people who aren’t photographers, have never been photographers and have zero idea what they’re talking about, ha!
We began phasing out USBs early last year. This was initially prompted by feedback from previous couples. When we realised that we had not even looked at our own wedding USB in the entire 2 years we had been married, we asked our former couples for their input. The vast majority said the same. Most preferred the convenience of an online gallery. We strive to be as green as possible in our business so we try to minimise waste wherever possible. By not providing USBs in every package “just because” we are saving shedloads of waste. We have always been proud to be ahead of the trends and we are certain that soon a USBs for USBs sake will no longer be a thing.
We give you full printing rights with your wedding photos. This means that you’re able to print, copy and share your images on an unlimited basis, yippee! The only thing you can’t do really is use the images commercially.
This isn’t something we offer usually, but it’s always worth popping us an email just incase. On rare occasions, we may be able to accommodate short coverage bookings or bookings with just one of us shooting. This would typically be for last minute or weekday weddings, weddings taking place very locally or if we’d be providing emergency cover when your previous photographer has fallen through.
Workshops aren’t something that we currently offer, but we are more than happy to discuss training and mentoring with you if it’s something you’re interested in. Mentoring is for photographers and creative professionals with an interest in wedding photography. Training is one on one and focuses on a specific area of your work and skill set, for example, using off camera flash. You can find more information on our mentoring page. Or feel free to send us an email. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Canon 5D MK III bodies and a series of Sigma art/ Canon prime lenses are our go to gear. We also have a couple of Canon zooms in the kit bag, but we prefer a prime! We’re currently giving the MK IV a whirl and are still trying to decide whether it’s for us or not.
As we work as a duo already, we’re pretty much always covered for the above. It’s always great to know you’re out there though, so if you’re local feel free to drop us a line.
It’s always great to build relationships with other photographers. If we met in person with everyone who asked, every time we were asked though, we’d never have time for our couples (or our work!) If you’re interested in meeting in a professional capacity (to ask questions about how we work, how we edit, how we got that shot etc) you may be interested in mentoring.
Just want to say hi, or chat non photography stuff? Then feel free to drop us an email or add us on Facebook. We’re especially interested in connecting with other duos around the same price bracket as us.