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I HAVE TRIED TO COVER AS MANY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND TOPICS HERE AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED HERE, PLEASE ASK ME DIRECTLY.
Q: WHAT TIME SHOULD I ASK YOU TO ARRIVE FOR THE PREPARATION PHOTOS?
a: this is completely up to you and is usually determined by how long you have booked me for. we can discuss this when consulting on your proposed wedding day timeline. for shorter packages i will aim to get there as your bridal makeup is getting done, so please consult with your makeup artist as to what time she thinks she or he will start on your makeup. for all day bookings i will get there from the start.
Q: DO I NEED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ANYTHING DURING THE DAY?
a: as per the conditions of my contract if i am present during the dinner service, i would love a vegetarian meal (otherwise i might just pass out from lack of food). apart from that, i will provide my own smaller snacks that i will munch on while travelling between locations or parts of the day.
Q: CAN I GET AN EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER TO SHOOT
AFTER YOU LEAVE?
a: unfortunately i don't allow this. i like to be the sole (still) photographer for issues of plagiarism, brand control and image licensing.
Q: WE HAVE DECIDED WE DON'T WANT TO DO AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT ANYMORE, CAN WE SUBSTITUTE OUR COMPLIMENTARY ENGAGEMENT SHOOT FOR EXTRA HOURS OF WEDDING COVERAGE?
a: i'm sorry, no.
Q: WHY DOES IT TAKE A FEW WEEKS TO RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
A: The post production of your wedding images takes longer than actually shooting the wedding. My usual workflow includes; curating a collection from the thousands of photos I have taken, then applying a first round of edits, then going in and editing the images one by one, then checking the entire collection to make sure its a unified and cohesive. During wedding season I can be editing up to 10 collections at a time, plus shooting weddings on fri, sat and sun. At minimum, one wedding will take me two weeks to prepare. remember,
you will receive a sneak peak of 5-10 images within 2 days of your wedding!
Q: CAN WE SUBMIT OUR WEDDING PHOTOS TO A BLOG OR MAGAZINE FOR PUBLICATION?
a: possibly, it depends on which magazine or blog. you must receive my permission before you do so.
Q: OUR FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND LOVES PHOTOGRAPHY AND HAS A GOOD DSLR CAMERA. CAN THEY TAKE PHOTOS ON THE DAY TOO?
A: I am delighted that your friend or family member is showing a keen interest in photography and I would love to meet them at some point at the reception! however, it can make my job super difficult if there are other friends and family members trying to shoot next to me on your wedding day. this is particularly difficult at the group shot and portrait sessions, when your guests don't know whose lens to look at and there is multiple people trying to artistic direction. I also need to move freely around (if your officiant permits) your ceremony space to get the best shots, this can also be difficult when someone else is trying to do the same thing. family and friends are more than welcome to take photos on their phones or cameras, as long as it doesn't interfere
with me carrying out any part of my job.
Q: WHAT IF IT RAINS ON MY WEDDING DAY?
A: it doesn't matter :) there is nothing you can do to change the weather, so there is no point in worrying about it. in fact, you can actually take some really cool photos in rainy weather! so just relax and let me shoot away.
PS: Did you know that if it rains on your wedding day its good luck? It absolutely poured on my parent's wedding day and they are still as in love as when they first met and its been 30 years.
Q: WE HAVE A BLENDED FAMILY.
a- MY PARENTS ARE DIVORCED AND MY MOTHER HAS REMARRIED.
B- SOME OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS DON'T GET ON.
C- AT THE LAST WEDDING BOB AND JOE HAD HEATED WORDS.
D- I'M WORRIED THIS COULD BE AWKWARD IN GROUP PHOTOS.
A: in most families there is usually a situation where not all parties see eye to eye and thats ok.
I am more than happy to work with you to ensure this isn't awkward or stressful for anyone on the day.
please advise me of any family or friend relationship dynamics that I need to be mindful of in our pre wedding consult. I will do my upmost best to respect and support you with this on the wedding day.
Q: I NOTICED IN YOUR CONTRACT YOU MENTION GUEST CONTROL?
A: at most weddings guests behave in a wonderful, friendly manner which reflects the fantastic nature of the day. however, from time to time and under the influence of alcohol, some guests can get a bit carried away. As a young, female photographer, I have to be practical that the rare and unlikely scenario may occur in which I am confronted by abusive, offensive or inappropriate behaviour. in such a case (as mentioned in my contract) I do reserve the right to leave your wedding immediately. if you perhaps can foresee that some of the wedding guests may have a tendency to get carried away, I would advise you appoint a responsible family member who can take control in a situation if need be. if at any point through out the evening i feel the conduct of any of your guests is becoming inappropriate, I will refer to this appointed family member immediately.
Q: IS IT TOO LATE TO GET A SECOND SHOOTER?
A: Depending on how close to your wedding you are asking this, will affect the likelihood of me being able to find someone who is available. However, I will try my upmost best to find someone, so please ask! Please remember that a second shooter will incur an additional fee.
Q: HELP LOUISE! I HAVE AN IMPORTANT QUESTION THAT IS NOT ANSWERED HERE.
A: Please call or email me and we can talk it over.
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