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        Photography.

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 How To Decide Which Photographer to Choose ? 


   Firstly look at their website and see if you like the style photos that they take.

   There is no such thing as "Universally Liked". Just as people like different styles of 

music people also like different styles of photos. Some like the formal posed photos where others will prefer the more relaxed, natural style. It is up to you.

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  Secondly check their prices. This is sometimes not as easy as it looks because a number of photographers do not put their prices on the website. Also sometimes what you might consider to be part of the package is actually an extra charge. Confirm how long the package is for, do not be confused by terms such as "All Day, Complete Coverage, Full Ceremony Coverage etc". Check if you have full reprint ability yourself or do all reprints have to go through the photographer.

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  Thirdly, always meet the photographer before you make your final decision. You must feel relaxed and comfortable with your photographer as they will be close to you for a number of hours of your day. Your photographer can be your best friend on your wedding day as they can give you on-the-spot advice regarding any problems which might occur. Meet the photographer and be prepared NOT to make a decision straight away. Walk away and be certain of your decision. Do not get pressured.




QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER.                         OUR ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS.

(1) How often can you meet to discuss your wedding ?


(2) Does the photographer come to you or do you have to go to the photographers address.


(3) Are they available weekday or weekend, day or evening ?


(4) Are the prices going to increase before the wedding date ?


(5) Who will be actually doing the photography ?


(6) Can the photographer stay longer on the day if things get behind schedule ?


(7) Do you get all the photos taken at the wedding or just "The Best Of ?"


(8) Do you get your photos back in High Res ?


(9) Does the photographer attend the rehearsal ?


(10) How long before you get the final photos back to see ?


(11) Can they show you some complete wedding they have done and not just an album of their "best of" photos.


(12) How long have they been doing photography and wedding photography ?


(13) Do they use quality cameras and do they have back up equipment ?


(14) Do they just do photography at weekends and do they have another job during the week ?


(15) Do they have an address that you can contact them should they be "unavailable" on mobile.


(16) What size photos do you get back ? Very small or full 6 x 4 size.


(17) Do they do more than 1 wedding per day ?


(18) Can the photographer do more than 1 or 2 locations ?


(19) Can you reprint and enlarge the photos yourself or does the photographer have to do it ?


(20) Can the photographer offer you pre-bridal photos AND baby / family photos at ridiculously low prices.



(1) We meet as often as you like with no extra charge.

(2) We can do either depending on which is most convenient for you.

No extra charge

(3) We are available anytime.

 No extra charge.

(4) Once you pay the $100 deposit then all prices are locked regardless of when the wedding is.

(5) I do all the photography myself with my wife as second photographer if required. We have never used an outside photographer.

(6) Yes we are happy to stay longer on the day if necessary. The extra amount is only due when we deliver the final photos, not on the day of the wedding.

(7) We always give back every photo taken.

(8) We always supply our photos in High Res. VERY high.

(9) We will ALWAYS attend the rehearsal at the venue wherever possible.

No extra charge.

(10) We usually quote between 4 and 6 weeks depending on how busy we are.

(11) I have my lap top available in my office with about 50 previous weddings on it.

(12) I have done photography for about 45 years and weddings for about 5 years.

(13) My main camera is a Nikon D810 which is regarded as possible the sharpest Digital SLR on the market. We take 5 cameras and a number of lenses and flashguns to every wedding as well as spare batteries for the cameras and flashguns.

(14) All we do is wedding photography, nothing else 24/7. I have an office at home.

(15) My home address is on my website and visitors are always welcome for a chat anytime...really. We have lived here for approx 24 years.

(16) All Packages include a number of full A4 size enlargements. If you have booked our Package 3 then you also get approx 250 photos in full 6 x 4 size.

(17) We only ever do 1 wedding per day so that if the start / finish times change we have no problem adjusting.

(18) We have no limit on locations. We will do as many as you like within the time frame booked. If you book 2 photographers then we can cover 2 different locations at the same time.

No extra charge.

(19) We put all the photos on San Disk Ultra USB thumb drives so you can do whatever you like with the photos.

(20) If we have photographed your wedding or if you have booked us for a wedding then we will do pre-bridal or baby / family photos at silly prices. BUT only for those couples who have  booked their wedding through us. See our price list page for details.