What to ask your wedding photographer

We are all pushed for time. As a wedding photographer, believe me, I understand. Here are some helpful Wedding Photography FAQs. Like what happens if it’s hooning down with rain? How long do we get to party with you, and when will we get our mitts on our awesome photos? If you would like to drop me a line with any particular questions ahead of your wedding day then you can email me here

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How would you describe your shooting style?

Suuuper relaxed and low-key. Other than the gentle coordination of family group portraits (if you want them) I am a fly on the wall. This style is generally called reportage or documentary wedding photography. Have a look at MY STYLE page for a bit more on Documentary Wedding Photography.

What happens if the weather is rubbish?

I often ask my couples not to become meteorologists in the run up their wedding day. I have photographed some of my fave weddings in sleet and snow – proper wellie weather! While a bit of rain can make for challenging conditions, I always suggest we get stuck in and ignore it, pop a pretty umbrella and go for a stroll.

hackney documentary wedding photographer
hackney documentary wedding photography

How long is the typical coverage of a wedding?

Firstly, there is no typical wedding. If I am booked for a full day then I usually arrive an hour and a half before the service to capture imagery of the bride and her gang getting ready. I often drop in on an Ushers lunch or a pre-wedding drink with the groom and the fellas. I usually stay an hour or so after the first dance but if you want me to stay longer then I am happy to chat.

How many photos will we receive?

I deliver around 500 images in a mix of colour and black and white. Your first look at your wedding images will be on a password protected gallery. This Gallery will have 200 or so of my fave images from throughout the day. The full set of images will follow a week or so later on a USB or download at high resolution – perfect for getting your prints done.

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Do I shoot group portraits?

Short answer – yes. I recommend keeping the family group list to a maximum of 10-15 groups, you don’t want to be away from your own party for too long. Just after confetti is often a good time to get the families done before too many drinks have been consumed and the oldies have wandered off!

Are you professionally insured?

Like all true professional photographers I am fully insured for public liability and professional indemnity

What is my own dress code?

I like to blend into a wedding and therefore look quite smart.

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What if I get struck down with the lurgy and cannot photograph your wedding?

This is an issue that gives ALL wedding photographers the odd moment of worry. Firstly, I have never missed a wedding through illness – NOT EVER, NEVER. I would have to be actually hospitalized to miss a wedding shoot! But if by chance it happens I do have back up photographers that shoot in a similar style to my own that are aware of my wedding dates and able to step up if needs be.

Do we need to feed you on the day?

Yes please. It’s hungry work shooting a wedding. I usually grab a bite during your main course.

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If you would like me to become your Hackney Documentary Wedding Photographer then feel free to drop me line..

Do you have a privacy policy?

Yes, this is the link to my privacy policy page.