Wedding Photography Questions
Planning your wedding photography with Lovepear
How many images can I expect to receive?
This depends on the duration of your booking, opportunities on the day and what sort of wedding you are having. For a full day a very typical number would be between 350-450 images, or more.
How can I stop feeling nervous and self-conscious about my wedding photography?
Don’t let this spoil your day, most of your wedding photos will be taken without you even realising. A friendly and confident photographer like me makes the process relaxed and fun. Your wedding photos will look beautiful and natural because you will feel comfortable in front of the camera and the person behind it. If you still feel unsure, I would suggest a pre-wedding shoot to get used to being in front of the camera and what to expect on the big day.
How many group and family photos can we have?
It’s really your choice, but from my vast experience a good number is no more than 10 groups. Good group shots take time and you may not wish to spend so much of it standing around for formal photos. I’ll be sure to capture the majority of your guests informally through the day, so don’t feel you’ll be missing out.
What if it rains during our wedding?
All photography equipment used is rain proof so photography doesn’t need to stop, and I’m more than happy to jump into the rain if you are. I always make the most of the day and find the best locations in your venue, rather than make excuses. With a few lighting tricks a dull rainy day can be made into a lovely dramatic shot.
Can you make me look slimmer, taller, and just look better?
I aim not to make anyone look fake in their wedding photos. I want to give clients a natural representation of themselves that will not disappoint in years to come. For your portraits, I may apply some retouching but it’s really a light touch here and there.
Are you able to visit the venue with us before the wedding?
I may already be familiar with your venue so just ask. Regardless, every shoot is different, and the day is shot as it happens rather than looking to regiment the locations and specific spots to shoot in. If you want to meet at the venue then it can be arranged, but don’t feel it is essential. I always allocates additional time on the day to arrive early and scout the venue for ideas if I’m new there.
How much is it book and how do we go about it?
Head over to the Contact page and get in touch with your requirements. Availability will be checked and confirmed pricing provided for the specific coverage and date you require.
Can we still plan our wedding without meeting you?”
If you are super busy person it is not always possible to meet given work and locations. Feel free to discuss your wedding photography over the phone, email or Facetime. I’ll make myself available as needed.
Do you use special photography equipment?
I upgrade core photography kit regularly to ensure it is always ahead of the curve. Currently, the Sony A7R3 and A9 are my cameras of choice (these cameras allow me to shoot completely silenty). These are top of the range cameras for professional wedding photography which I use together with a full range of the best quality lenses. You can be sure to receive all the benefits of a modern photography kit.
Do you shoot photography on film or just digital?
Digital because it provides the flexibility needed by clients, and works better in more situations than a film camera. A film photographer would also charge you a packet in print fees alone – plus there is no real concept of ‘copyright free’.
How long does it take to get my wedding photography or wedding album?
I will complete production and ship your wedding photography back to you within 2 weeks in most instances. If you ordered an album, the creation, printing and delivery takes around 4 weeks after you have chosen your images. Take your time in picking your favorite pictures, there’s no time limit.
In which format do I receive my pictures?
All photography is shot and produced using the professional camera RAW format. You are provided with the final images in the JPEG format for ease of use. The resolution of each picture is up to 42mp meaning you can really see huge levels of detail and print to small or large sizes with high quality. Duplicate photos in full resolution and lower resolution are also included to enable swift sharing and an easy screen viewing experience.
What areas do you cover in your work?
I will travel to shoot anywhere but focus on Kent and Surrey wedding venues.
Do you work on your own or with an assistant on the wedding day?
Another photographer just gets in the way. An advantage to working alone is that I maintain creative vision right through the process so you can be sure of consistency in the photography provided to you.
What happens if you are sick or can’t make it on the wedding day?
Quite simply put, your money would be refunded in full and fellow photographers contacted to help you find someone available.
I’ve checked out your photography packages but would like to make some changes, can I?
On the Product page you can find popular packages which fit 90+% of client needs. That said, packages are only there as guides, so if you require a more bespoke package at a great price then that is no problem. Get in touch with what you would like.
When is the best time to book you as my wedding photographer?
Most weddings are at weekends and only one wedding is covered on any date. You need to get in touch as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Popular dates around August in particular, should be booked well in advance to ensure availability.
My wedding is on a weekday, can I get a discount on pricing?
If your wedding is Mon-Thu you can enjoy a 5% discount on package prices.