FAQ

CAN WE MEET BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY?

Yes, of course! In fact I feel its really important to meet face to face and have a chat about your photography shoot in a little more detail. It also gives you a chance to ask me any questions, as well as finalising all the details to make your photographs perfect. For weddings I also offer pre-wedding shoots.

WHAT IS A PRE-WEDDING SHOOT AND WHAT HAPPENS?

This is a fun and relaxed session where you can get used to being in front of the camera and my approach, I can do a pre-wedding shoot anywhere you like - I normally recommend a place that means something to you - otherwise the park, woodland or a beach usually work best for a nice intimate stroll. I prefer shooting outdoors in natural light but I am all ears to any suggestions, just anywhere where you're relaxed and can be you! 

DO YOU TAKE FORMAL GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS?

As a reportage photographer I am there to capture all the natural moments of your wedding day, however I understand that some couples may want a few formal group photographs also. If you want some staged group shots then I'm more than happy to capture them for you. 

ARE YOU PREPARED TO TRAVEL NATIONWIDE/WORLDWIDE FOR A WEDDING?

Absolutely! I love to travel - For nationwide weddings, All travel is included, however for weddinfs further afield  I would need accommodation for the night before but we'll discuss that before you book.  For destination weddings, I tend to ask that flights and two nights accommodation are covered or we can discuss it on a wedding to wedding basis.

IF IT’S RAINING ON OUR WEDDING DAY CAN WE STILL GET PICTURES OUTSIDE/WHAT HAPPENS?

Of course you can! I am not afraid of a bit of water or mud - that’s what umbrellas and wellies are for! For those who are afraid of the English weather, I also prepare for this and normally have a plan B for indoor locations for photographs.

DO YOU RECOMMEND A SECONDARY PHOTOGRAPHER?

 Well...It enables more scope on images and is great for getting different angles simultaneously. It is often essential when you are wanting both bridal and groom preparation photographs, as two of you means two of us, it is also great as the second photographer can focus more on guests!
 I work with a few different regular photographers to second with me, all of which are a similar style and know how I work and shoot well. As they are all busy in their own right, confirmation of which photographer is dependant on  whomever is available for the date.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?

You will receive a minimum of 400 images (half/full day packages) 250 (elopement packages) fully edited images on the  USB presentation drive. But where possible, I will always aim to fill the drive up with as many photos as I possibly can.

HOW DO YOU EDIT IMAGES?

I take great care to edit each image with sensitivity keeping them looking as natural as possible whilst enhancing and applying my developed style. All images are edited using professional software to achieve the highest quality.

 

WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THE IMAGES?

Almost anything! The images I provide will be full resolution and without any ugly watermarks. They are your photos, for you to share and print as much as you like. This said, I don't allow commercial use without our prior consent in writing - further details regarding this can be found upon enquiry.
 
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY PACKAGE?

Post processing of your images will take between 6-8 weeks -  although it is often earlier in quieter months. I can give a closer estimation nearer the time. The USB's are available and sent at this time. Once you have viewed the images and made your selection of favourites it can take up to a further 4-6 weeks for the design and production and postage of your albums.
 
WHAT IF YOU ARE ILL ON THE DAY OR YOUR EQUIPMENT BREAKS?

Should the unlikely scenario of either of these, the secondary photographer can take over, should there not be one, I also have many other professional wedding photographers as contacts to replace me. I always carry a backup camera and equipment and am well insured against any issues that although unlikely, may arise. 
 
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

GJP Photography Is fully insured with Public Liability & Indemnity insurance.
 
ARE PRICES INCLUSIVE OF VAT?

GJP Photography is not VAT registered, therefore no VAT is added onto packages.
 
HOW DO WE BOOK?

To secure your wedding date, I require a deposit and a signed contract. this is done through my secure client area information of the booking process I will send you upon request to book my services. Dates are booked on a first come, first serve basis.
 
HOW MUCH DEPOSIT DO YOU REQUIRE?

I require a £400 deposit payed alongside the return of your contract, this simply secures your date, it is non refundable, and will be deducted from the cost of your package.
 
DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU?

It is entirely up to you, I shall bring my own packed lunch of which I shall nip away at a suitable time, maybe sneak a cheeky brew! however, if you want to feed myself with some hot food then I shall never say no - although I often prefer to sit away from the parties - just to have a break & refresh!

IF WE WANT AN ALBUM DO WE NEED TO ORDER IT BEFORE THE DAY?

No. Albums can be ordered after the date or before the date, it is entirely your preference.

CAN OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ORDER PRINTS FROM YOU?

Yes, our online print ordering service offers various print options within your private gallery with a secure checkout processed by Paypal. Anyone with your gallery password can order through this built in system making it more hassle-free for you. 

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