Frequently Asked Questions
"From start to finish thorough planning, the big day and after the
wedding Amy has been so kind and helpful and has done an
incredible job of making sure our photos were fantastic."
Hayley & Ryan
Where are you based and how far will you travel?
I am based in Rugby. I cover venues in Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire Birmingham and West Midlands. However, I am happy to travel around the UK. If the location is more than 50 miles from my home in Rugby, a small travel fee will apply. If the location is more than a 2 hour drive from my home in Rugby I may also need a nights accommodation. Contact me to find out what travel cost may apply.
What is your photographic style?
I describe my style as natural, creative and relaxed. I work in an unobtrusive manner in order to capture the story of your day as it happens. My aim is to ensure that everyone feels relaxed & at ease in front of the camera. I'm a lover of soft & natural light and use it as much as possible.
Do you take formal group shots?
Yes I do, although my style is more reportage, I am still happy to take a few group shots as I know these are important photos from the day! These can be traditional & formal or fun & relaxed - the choice is yours!
How long will you spend at our wedding?
This will really depend on the timings for your day. With an all day coverage package, I arrive about two hours before the ceremony to capture the preparations and stay right through to the first dance and a little bit of the evening party to get some photographic evidence of those epic funky dance moves!
How many photographs will you take?
I do not limit the number of photographs I take during your day; I take as many as possible to capture every detail. I then edit through the photos and pick out the best ones to include in your final gallery. You will get 400+ photos with all day coverage.
How long will we have to wait to see our wedding photos?
I will show some ‘sneak peeks’ a few days after the wedding to keep you going until the final gallery is ready. I professionally process and edit through the photographs and your images will be ready for viewing within 6-8 weeks of your wedding day. (During the quieter wedding season this often sooner!) Images will be placed on an online gallery for you to view first and I will then send your USB stick to you.
Do you edit your photos?
After the day I will go through the photos and pick the best ones that I know you’ll love and edit them. By edit I mean basic colour correction, cropping and tweaking the exposure. 'You can Photoshop that out, right? Can you get rid of my wrinkles?' No, because I believe people look great as they are and so I don’t do any airbrushing or ‘photoshopping’ so to speak.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, I am fully insured for both professional indemnity and public liability. I also have back-up cameras and lenses that I bring with me on the wedding day, plus lots of memory cards and spare batteries and I take extra care to back-up your wedding photographs. I am also a registered member of the Guild of Photographers.
Do you do engagement/pre-wedding shoots?
Yes I do. I love doing these shoots and highly recommend booking one. There are lots of benefits of doing one - read more about them here.
Can we meet you before we book?
Yes, of course, I highly recommend it! Let's meet for a cuppa and have a chat about your day. I would love to hear all about your plans! It is so important that you get on with your wedding photographer! I want you to feel like an old friend has turned up on your wedding day, not just a stranger with a camera.
I offer all couples a free, no obligation meeting. We can use this as a chance to meet each other, discuss your wedding plans and I can show you some sample albums and talk you through my packages. We can meet somewhere local for a cuppa or I can come to your home, but if a physical meeting isn’t possible due to distance then we can Skype call.
How early should we book?
It is never too early to book! I only cover one wedding per day, so I always advise to book and secure your date as early as possible to avoid disappointment. I'm currently taking bookings for 2020 and 2021 - popular dates go fast so it really is never too early to book!
Most couples book in early, however, I do also have some couples that book just a few months before - this is risky but sometimes I do have late availability dates available so don't be afraid to ask if I'm free!
How do we book you and is there a booking fee?
If you would like me to photograph your wedding and have checked that I am available, I will send you a booking pack email with a booking form and online contract to sign.
I also request a £200 booking fee (the remaining balance is then due 14 days before the wedding). Once the contract is signed and booking fee is paid the date is yours!