Wedding Photographer St Ives Frequently Asked Questions
Before your Wedding
Do you visit our Wedding Venue before our big day?
Yes, I visit your wedding venue in advance to look for new locations for your photos. I like to do this with you if at all possible to see your vision for your photos - every couple is different and choose different locations for photos within the same venues. I love to find out what you want rather than assume another couple liked a location so will you. We can tie this into your pre-wedding photo session if you would like.
How many times can we meet?
The best weddings run smoothest with the right people working with you in-line with your vision/dream. Once you have booked your Wedding Collection I don't restict the number of meetings.
On the Day
How long will you cover my Wedding for?
My Collections are created around specific events during your day rather than a particular time so this is very much in your hands.
Do we have to have group photos?
I am asked this one a lot and the answer is it is up to you. Your family may expect to see some group photos and will ask on the day, but I can do as many or as few as you would like.
What happens if it rains on my Wedding Day?
As you look through my Wedding Gallery you will see umbrellas and wellies - if you plan for wet and it's dry that's great. Embrace the weather, plan for it and most importantly enjoy your day.
Do you carry back up kit?
Yes, I carry two cameras, each camera contains two cards automatically making a second copy of each image, a number of lenses, flash/lights to cover most eventualities. If in the unlikely event of camera failure I would simply carry on with the other one.
Do you use additional lighting for evening photos?
I carry additional lighting to create lovely images if you would like those moments captured. If you are enjoying your party and don't want evening/sunset shots then say and the extra lights will remain in the car.
How do your couples look so relaxed?
All of our couples in our gallery are real, everyday people on their wedding day who trusted me to create something special for them. I watch to see how you stand naturally and interact with each other and then suggest small tweaks - move a hand, a shoulder, a knee if needed. I take your ideas, add another perspective and then create something lovely for you. Additional lighting can be set up at speed or in advance and many of my evening images are captured in a matter of minutes in the lull between the end of the Wedding Breakfast and the evening guests arriving - a perfect time for a quiet walk, a little alone time away from everyone else.
After Your Wedding
Will we see every photo you take?
I go through each photo taken removing any which don't meet my expectations - where the look isn't quite right, duplicates or where eyes are closed. The actual number I show depends on your day and your chosen coverage.
How long until we can see our Wedding photos?
I know you will be keen to see your photos as soon as possible (some are so excited) so I allow time in my diary to start editing your photos straight after your Wedding. This means that you are able to have a relaxed viewing of your photos almost as soon as you return from your honeymoon - we agree a date together before your wedding and I have all of your photos ready for you to view on that date. No long waits or delays!!
For those who are delaying their honeymoon till later in the year your photos will be ready about 14/21 days after your wedding.
Do you edit our photos?
Yes, I personally edit every image I deliver to you using a range of professional software tools.
Can our friends and family view our photos?
As soon as you have your private viewing I upload your images to your secure on-line gallery for all your friends and family to view. During your day I leave little table cards for your guests to take away to enable them to access your photos, I also add the date your images will go live to our cards so your friends and family don't have to ask you when your images will be ready while you are away!
Can we/our parents purchase albums, prints, frames and canvas wraps after our wedding?
Yes, once you have seen your images and they are live in your on-line gallery you are welcome to choose the images you would like printing and framed.
Can we choose the photos for our album or do you do this?
I want you to be involved at every stage to ensure your album is perfect for you. You choose the images you would like included in your album and from this I produce a draft/proof for you which you can let me know any changes you would like. I will not place your album order until you have signed off the final proof we have produced together.
How do we secure you for our wedding?
Once you have indicated you are happy to proceed I will provide you with a booking form for you to complete and sign. Once you have returned your booking form and paid our booking fee of £295 that's it I am booked.
Once I have received both your signed booking form and your booking fee I will write to you to confirm the details of your booking so you have everything in writing. The balance is then due for payment one month prior to your Wedding.
As long as your final payment is completed one month prior we can agree payment terms if you would like - some elect to pay monthly as it is easier to budget for.
Are you insured?
Yes, I have both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.
What if you are sick?
It would need to be something quite bad for me to miss your day once you have booked. However if it was completely unavoidable I do know a number of local photographers as well as having links to a much wider network, so if I was unable to attend I would contact our network to find you another photographer.
If you have any questions anything I have not covered please do not hesitate to contact me and ask!!
Qualified member of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers.
Registered member of The Guild of Professional Photographers
JLC Photography based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire offers beautiful Wedding Photography across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, North Hertfordshire and Essex. I love working at our local venues who I know will provide you with a wonderful day. I regularly travel across our region to towns like Stevenage, Wisbech, Kings Lynn and Saffron Walden as well as our local cities and towns of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Ely, Peterborough and St Ives. If you would like me to travel further than 50 miles from Huntingdon I can however I may charge mileage for additional travel and also accommodation if needed.
Some of the beautiful local venues at which we have had the pleasure to be able to offer my photography services and may have images in our public gallery: Girton College, Gonville and Caius College, Queens College, Corpus Christi College, Hinchingbrooke House, Orton Hall, The Hotel Felix, Hotel Du Vin, Slepe Hall, The George Hotel, Quy Mill Hotel, The Old Bridge Hotel, Burwash Manor, Parklands Quendon Hall, Swynford Manor (was Manor 64 and Swynford Paddocks), The Cambridge Belfry, The Dolphin Hotel and The Royal Cambridge Hotel. There are so many stunning Wedding locations around Cambridgeshire and the surrounding counties in which to get married.
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