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I've included a list  of FAQs below which will answer any of your queries. If you have questions not covered by these then please contact  me. Its likely I  will incorporate your question into  this list

Q Do you require a deposit to secure our date?

A Yes, a non-refundable deposit of £200 will secure your wedding date. This is payable on booking. The remaining balance to be paid in full one month before the ceremony.

Q Will we need to sign a contract?

A Yes. This is essential. It allows us to define and understand our obligations to each other. I will send you a digital contract via email upon booking.

Q How long will it be until we receive our photos?

A I aim to deliver your images within of 6 weeks following the wedding day, but usually it will be sooner than this.

Q What can I do with my images in a private online gallery?

A Your private online gallery contains all of your edited images from the wedding day, protected by a password. You are granted a non-exclusive licence to download, print or share images with anyone you choose, including on social media of course.

Q Is travel included in the package price?

A Yes, to a radius of 60 miles from Macclesfield (my place of business). Thereafter travel is charged at £0.50 per mile.

Q Do you work outside the Northwest?

A Yes I am happy to go anywhere needed, including abroad (though obviously we would need to discuss that option first 😊)

Q Do you have insurance?

A Yes, I have full public professional indemnity and liability insurance and can provide a certificate if requested by your wedding venue

Q What if our plans change?

A If you need to change your wedding date/venue, then please get in touch ASAP. If I am available on the new date there is no problem - if I am not then you will have to find an alternative photographer.

Q What is your cancellation policy?

A Lets hope this is not going to happen but obviously the nearer to your date that you cancel it limits my ability to find alternative business so I have a set of graded refunds set out in the contract

Q We have some ideas about images we want, can we discuss them with you?

A Yes of course! It is YOUR big day and I am open to working with you to achieve your vision. Its always fun.

Q Your style is documentary - does that mean you will not do posed group photos?

A See above….but not at all – its your day, you call the shots. My documentary style will capture the moments in between and tell the story of your wedding and that will include a lot of group shots. However, if you want to arrange some of these then that is fine. These are the sort of details we can discuss long before your wedding day to make sure you get everything you want.

Q Will you need to provide a meal for the photographer on our wedding day?

A I need food!.... but no, seriously, it is completely optional for you to provide it. . If offered a meal on the day I would be more than grateful but otherwise I can bring a packed lunch.

Q Do we have copyright of our images

A Unfortunately no – this always stays with the creator, no matter who pays or who is in the images. You do have permission though to do anything you like …..except use them for your commercial gain (if that’s an issue then please contact me).

Q Can we have RAW files?

A Sorry but no. These are digital negatives and require a lot of processing in order to deliver the final images, involving the use of specialised software. Editing your photographs to very high standards is part of my skillset and the creative process. Your images will be delivered in high resolution JPEG format.

Q Your standard photography packages don’t really meet what we need. Can we add an extra hour or two?

A Yes you can. It costs £100 per hour, which covers time on the day and additional editing time.

Q Will we need a second shooter?

A This depends on a number of factors - for example if the ceremony is very large and/or you want to cover groom preparations (I can’t be in two places at once) then a second photographer is a good idea.

Q. Will you use any of our images on your website and social media?

A It’s very helpful for other couples to see recent photographs as part of a portfolio. I use a small selection from some of my wedding day shoots but will obtain your approval before publication. If they make the cut then they are the best ones!!

Q For how long will you store our images?

A I securely store your digital images for a minimum of two years.

Q How do you safeguard against technical failure on our wedding day?

A I take a minimum of two camera bodies, several batteries and a selection of lenses and storage cards to every wedding. My cameras take two memory cards so I automatically make backups of every shot.

Q We have children coming to our wedding, what is your safeguarding policy for minors?

A I will not use photographs where children are the main subject on my website or social media unless parental permission is expressly given.

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