Wedding Photography Q & A – what i get asked the most

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Hi, I have had alot of wedding emails lately and a few consultations. There are a few questions that I get asked that I thought would be good to make a little post about.

The first is “Do you travel or are you just a Sheffield Photographer?” the answer is Yes i travel anywhere. I was recently asked to go to Gretna Green Scotland. I love a road trip so I love to go where needed.

“How does a typical day work from the photography side of things?” Well my packages are full day packages, they don’t have to be, but as standard they are. So the day starts with wedding preparations with the Bride. Then its onto the wedding ceremony and I’ll have some time with the Groom and groomsmen, then the Brides arrival and onto the ceremony. After the ceremony its usually the confetti shot then group shots, this is usually at the reception venue, but can be done at the church too. After the groups its time for the 3 of us to go for a walk and get different shots of the Bride & Groom together at different locations. I pose to suit the couple and how they want to look. Usually after this its time for the wedding breakfast and speeches. More Bride and Groom photographs after food if needed then its time for the evening reception. Cake cut photograph then first dance. In between these formalities I do take random shots of everything that’s going on. The details, the venue, people, anything that captures the atmosphere of the day. A few weeks later you get to firstly view your wedding online before getting your High Resolution images. You get them all, none are kept back. If you have ordered a wedding book, you will choose the images and the book will be designed by me, you will view the design before it is sent off to Italy to be made. And that is a quick guide to how a wedding photography day works. I can explain more during consultations.

“How do you prepare for something as important as a wedding” I spend time before the wedding planning the route to get there, the routes between venues, times it will take and go over any info provided by the couple. I charge all batteries and back ups, clean and prepare the camera and lenses. I have a back up camera and lenses too. I like to be more than prepared. I also dress the same as someone attending a wedding, trousers, shirt and waist coat. I can’t imagine why others don’t dress smart for a wedding. (photographers)

“How long have you been a wedding photographer?” I did my first wedding in 2011, I was photographing fitness and families before that. I have since done 100’s of weddings at alot of different venues. I’ve been a photographer since 2009 and had an interest in it since the late 90’s. I’m also fully insured with Liability insurance and Indemnity insurance.

If you would like to discuss your wedding photography with me, please click the contact tab and get in touch. There is no hard sell at all and you will be left to make your own decision.