Your wedding photography questions answered

Let’s chat about the stuff people ask us about their photography before the wedding. The things your Mum needs you to check and the worries you might have about photographing your big wedding day.

Let me know if there is anything we have missed – any questions – big or small, having been wedding photographers for over 10 years we have seen it all!

What budget should I set aside for wedding photography?

This usually depends on the number of hours you would like us to cover and whether you would like a pre-wedding portrait session and album included, please click here for a guide to our current wedding photography packages. A typical guide to prices is around £800-£1,000.

If you are having a small intimate wedding or don’t want a lot of fuss we can quote you a bespoke price for just one of us to photograph the wedding or for less than 8 hours of wedding coverage. Here is a link to our mini wedding and elopement wedding photography packages in the Lake District and Sheffield.

How many hours will I need my wedding phtoography coverage to be?

We love capturing the story of your day, whether it be from bridal prep until the first dance, or ceremony until the wedding breakfast begins. How many hours you require will largely depend on your timings for the day and what aspects you would like to be captured. A typical wedding day tends to include around 8-9 hours of coverage. As a guide we usually arrive an hour before you leave for the ceremony to capture the final preparation details and then stay until just after the first dance. Contact Helen now to discuss a package tailored to your requirements.

How long will it take to receive our wedding photographs?

We understand how excited you will be to receive your wedding photographs and so aim to deliver these as soon as possible. This process usually takes 1-2 weeks, but during our busy summer months this can sometimes be up to 3. You will then receive a link to an online gallery and the USB memory stick. Before the gallery is finished, and with your consent, we sometimes post some teaser photos on Facebook for you to show your family.

Do you need to feed the wedding photographer?

We always plan to cater for ourselves and take a break while you are eating your meal (you and your guests don’t want photographs of you chewing!).
It is always apreciated, but never required, to be offered an option of having a bar meal away from the wedding breakfast.

How many wedding photographs will I receive?

A typical 8-9 hour wedding day will usually include around 100 images an hour so around 800-900 images. These are all edited and included on the USB memory stick in a jpeg format ready to print. We include a black and white copy of the images as well as a colour one too.

How many wedding group photographs should I have?

Group photos are something that Helen manages while Paul is capturing guests mingling and the interior of your reception room. Ideally this list tends to include around 15 groups of guests, more than 20 will take a while longer. We do not specify how many you would like – you can arrange this with your families and we then make sure we have a list of photos you would like on the day. Additionally, we are more than happy to be approached by guests for photographs during the day.

Do I need a wedding album for my photographs?

Wedding albums are something you can add onto your wedding photography package. It’s advisable to have something printed from the wedding to remember the wedding day. The albums we offer are lovely and modern, you can print across the pages and include around 60 images from the wedding. You can also add on parent albums too if you wish.

Do you charge for travel for your wedding photography services?

No we do not charge for travel unless we are going overseas!

Do we need two wedding photographers?

Our wedding photography packages for the full day include both myself and Paul as the photographers. We feel that having two photographers has many benefits including photographs of groom as well as bridal preparation. You also get two different points of view during the ceremony as one of us is at the front and one at the back. Finally, however small, there is always a chance of equipment failure or ill health resulting in a loss of wedding photographs – having two photographers limits this risk significantly. For a small intimate wedding only one photographer would be needed.