There is so much to consider when planning a wedding, with lots of important information hard to find. To make the process a little easier for you I have answered the most popular questions here on this FAQs page.
If you still have questions or would like to receive a copy of my wedding booklet containing even more information please get in touch.
HOW LONG BEFORE WE CAN SEE OUR PHOTOS?
On average it takes around 6 weeks, from taking the photos on the wedding day to finishing the edit and competing the online gallery. I advise between 6-8 weeks but often it is more like 4-6 weeks, depending on how busy my diary is around the time of your wedding.
I know how eager couples are to see their wedding photos, so I always get a few sneak peeks out within the first week or so after the wedding.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS SUCH AS TRAVEL?
I don’t have any hidden costs in my packages! If there is a charge for travel (this only applies to weddings over 1.5 hours away) then I will discuss this with you before any booking is confirmed or contract is signed.
DO YOU OFFER ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS?
Yes! I love engagement sessions, which is why I include them within the price of every wedding photography package I offer. They’re such a great way to get to know the couple and the couple to get to know me to. Plus, for couples who are a little reluctant about being in front of the camera it’s perfect for easing those nerves and making you feel more relaxed on the big day.
HOW DOES THE ALBUM DESIGN PROCESS WORK?
If you choose to have an album in your photography package, then there are a couple of steps I take to make sure the design is just as you want it before it goes through to print. Once the images are edited, they go onto a private gallery, within this gallery couples can select their favourites.
I ask couples to select the images from the gallery that they would like to have in the album design (roughly 70-120 images per album). From this selection I then go away and design the page layouts, working in the order the events took place on the day.
Once this first design is complete I then send the design over to the couple to look through, it is at this point we can make any changes e.g. swap images around, add images in, take images out or play with different layouts.
In my experience there isn’t usually much that needs changing at this stage but I’m always happy to make as many changes as needed until the couple are happy.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
For your average 9-hour wedding you would receive from 500 – 700+ images. I don’t put a limit on the number of images I give to couples, if there are over 1000 images worth keeping then you will get them!
WHAT IF YOU’RE ILL ON THE DAY?
In the unlikely event that I am unable to attend a wedding I would call on several wonderful professional photographers to cover me at late notice. Most of these photographers have a similar approach and style of photography to me, which makes them the best alternative in an emergency.
Please let me reassure you that this has never happened to me before, nor have I heard of it happening to any of my fellow photographers in my 6 years of business. It is only in extreme circumstances that I would have to send another photographer in my place.
CAN WE BOOK A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
Of course, I love working with a second photographer. I have a little list of wonderful wedding photographers that I call on to second shoot for me. Most of them are full time pros just like me and a couple of them are part time while building up their photography business. I offer lots of flexibility with second photographers, you can choose to have cover for as much or as little of the day as you wish. You could choose to have a second photographer just for groom prep, for half a day covering groom prep and the ceremony or for the full day, it’s completely up to you.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Yes, I have three types of insurance. I have equipment cover, professional indemnity & public liability. I can supply a certificate for your venue upon request.
DO YOU TRAVEL ABROAD?
Hell yeah! I love a destination wedding and have had the pleasure of working on several weddings across Europe over the past few years. I offer great destination wedding photography deals to couples getting married in locations I have never been before so if you’re planning a destination wedding then please get in touch for more information!
CAN WE GIVE YOU A LIST OF PHOTOS WE WANT?
Of course. I always ask couples to send me a list of group shots they would like ahead of the big day (if you want them) so I can bring the list with me to make sure nothing is missed. I also love sharing Pinterest boards with couples so I can see their vision and ideas for their wedding day.
CAN WE ARRANGE TO MEET YOU?
Great idea. It’s so important you feel comfortable with the person you choose to capture your wedding day. I always encourage a meet up when possible or even just a phone call to discuss everything in more detail. I love to chat with couples about their wedding plans so please get in touch and tell me all about yours!
HOW DO WE BOOK?
If you like my style of photography and think I would be a good fit for your big day, then I would love to hear from you!
I ask for a 20% booking fee to secure the date in the dairy, along with a signed copy of my contract. For more information or to book your date in now please head over to my Contact Page. Send me as much information about your day so far and I will get back to you with all the details you need to confirm your date!
Katrina Matthews Photography
12 Frogmore Street