Q&A: Every Wedding Comes With Questions!

Ah, planning your dream wedding can feel like a whirlwind, right? No worries – I’ve got your back! To make things a tad easier, here are some nifty Q&A titbits to help you navigate the wedding planning adventure. Think of it as your cheat sheet to all things wedding goodness.

Hope these little nuggets of info make your planning journey a breeze!

A: To lock in your special day in my calendar, a 20% non-refundable deposit is required once we’ve got all the paperwork squared away. This deposit acts as your golden ticket and is subtracted from the overall cost of your chosen package. As the big day draws near, I’ll reach out at least 30 days beforehand to settle the remaining balance and ensure everything is smooth sailing for your celebration. It’s all about making sure your journey to the aisle is stress-free and focused on creating magical memories!

A: Let’s talk group shots – I totally get that they can be a bit of a juggling act! That’s why I usually recommend keeping it to a sweet spot of no more than 15 group shots (excluding the epic whole wedding party shot, of course!).

Trust me, the fewer, the merrier. Why, you ask? Well, it’s all about keeping things stress-free and letting you soak up those special moments with your loved ones. I mean, who wants to spend ages wrangling folks for photos, right? Plus, since I won’t know all your guests by heart, fewer shots make it a breeze to organise. To make it even smoother, a few weeks before your big day, I’ll shoot over a handy group checklist. It’s like a secret weapon to make sure we capture all those must-have shots without breaking a sweat.

I’m all about hitting the road to capture love stories across the UK! Now, here’s the deal: for my half-day packages, I’m your travel buddy within a 40-mile radius from my base in Sheffield, and for the full-day extravaganza, I’ve got you covered up to 50 miles.

But hey, if your dream venue is a bit further afield, no worries at all! We can still make it happen. If it’s more than 50 miles, I might need a little extra for transport or, if it’s a real trek, perhaps a spot to crash overnight. Now, don’t let logistics stress you out – you can arrange accommodation, or I can handle it. I’m genuinely passionate about making your wedding photography adventure work within your budget. So, if there’s a will, there’s a way! Let’s chat and figure out the best plan for your perfect day. After all, if it’s meant to be, we’ll make it work like a charm!

I totally get that weddings are like a well-choreographed dance, and time is precious. That’s why I set aside a precious 15 minutes just for you two – a dedicated moment to capture those magical couple photos. This is your time to shine, and I’m all about flexibility. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll around your venue, a little adventure beyond, or anything else you fancy – the stage is yours! I’m here to follow your lead and make sure these photos feel as authentic and special as your love story.

A: Absolutely, I’ve got you covered! I’ve got both indemnity and public liability insurance, ensuring protection up to £2 million. And not to worry, all my camera equipment is also fully insured. Your peace of mind is a top priority, so rest assured that we’ve got all the necessary precautions in place. Let’s keep the focus on creating beautiful memories without a hint of stress!

A: I absolutely get it! Having a random stranger pop up with a camera isn’t exactly the kind of surprise you want on your wedding day, right? No worries – that’s not my style at all! I believe in building a connection with you both well before the big day. Whether it’s over a cosy brew, a virtual chinwag on Zoom, or just a good old-fashioned phone call – we’ll make it happen.

And hey, if those nerves are still lingering, an engagement shoot is a fantastic way to ease into it. You’ll get a feel for my laid-back and natural approach, plus it’s like a practice run for feeling camera-ready on the big day. If that sounds up your alley, let’s chat and get you all set up for an engagement shoot! Can’t wait to make you feel right at home in front of the lens.

A: Understanding that some wedding venues may be a bit off the beaten path and to streamline the process, I find it super helpful to have a meal included. It ensures I’m fuelled up and ready to capture all those crucial and unexpected moments without missing a beat.

A: I confess, I’m a bit of a shutterbug! It’s not unusual for me to snap over 3000 photos at a single wedding – I just can’t resist capturing all those magical moments. Now, here’s the scoop on the editing front: my aim is to deliver a meticulously edited set of images, ensuring each photo meets the highest quality standards.

To keep things transparent, I commit to having your private online gallery ready for viewing within two months (8 weeks) post-ceremony. While I often wrap it up even sooner, I like to play it safe. This way, in the unlikely event of any hiccups, I’ve got ample time to ensure everything is perfected and polished for you. Your stunning wedding photos are a top priority, and I can’t wait to deliver them in all their glory!

A: Absolutely! I totally get the excitement of wanting to share those magical moments ASAP. Here’s the plan: within two weeks of your big day, I’ll curate a delightful sneak peek collection of up to 50 photos. You can quickly share these on social media with your friends and family to keep the celebration vibes going strong.

I’ll upload this exclusive preview to a special online gallery, making it super easy for you to download the photos or share the link with your loved ones. And hey, if there’s a particular shot or two you’re eager to have pronto, just give me a heads up. I’ll pull out all the stops to get them to you at lightning speed!

A: Here’s the lowdown: I like to flip the script and provide a minimum number of photos rather than setting a maximum. Why? Because I believe in giving you the absolute best from your special day, without any restrictions. Instead of me picking favourites, you get to choose the shots that truly resonate with you!

For my half-day packages, I guarantee a minimum of 300 high-resolution images, and for the full-day extravaganza, it’s a minimum of 450. But let me spill the beans – you’re definitely going to receive way more than that! It’s all about making sure you have a treasure trove of memories to cherish. Let’s capture every magical moment, and you can have the pick of the crop!

I’m afraid offering raw, unedited photos isn’t part of my package. On a typical wedding day, I capture over 3000 shots, but not every single one is perfection, and there might be duplicates. Post-wedding, I invest significant time editing to curate a storytelling collection. This involves carefully selecting and meticulously editing each photo, a process I’ve honed over years.

My goal is to provide you with a polished and curated set of images that truly reflect the beauty of your special day. The idea of delivering anything less than a fully crafted collection just doesn’t sit right with me – I put my heart and soul into ensuring your memories are captured and presented in the most beautiful way possible!

A: Absolutely! Once you receive the link to your private wedding gallery, you have the green light to print, download, and share the photos with your nearest and dearest. It’s your special collection, and you’ve got full printing rights!

Now, here’s a heads up: I love showcasing my work on my website and social media because, let’s be honest, your beautiful moments deserve the spotlight. However, if privacy is a concern, just give me a shout, and we can work out a plan that feels right for you. Your comfort and satisfaction are my top priorities!

A: Absolutely! In the “Say ‘Yes'” package, you’ll receive a stunning 28x28cm wedding album with up to 50 pages – a beautiful keepsake to cherish your special day. Now, here’s the exciting part: even if you go for a different package, you can always add this fabulous album later on.

These large, hardback, flat-lay wedding albums come in a variety of colours and textures. Simply pick your favourite images, and I’ll work my magic to expertly arrange them in a professional yet simple layout. Prices for these treasures start from £450.00. If you’re curious and want to dive into the details, just give me a message – I’m here to answer all your album-related questions!

A: I LOVE engagement shoots! Not only are they a fantastic way for us to connect before the big day, but they also give you a taste of my laid-back and natural photography style. I’m all about blending in seamlessly with your guest list, not feeling like a stranger on your wedding day.

In the “Say Yes!” package, you’re in for a treat – a complimentary engagement shoot is already included! If you’re eyeing it for another package or want to add it separately, it’s just an additional £200.00. Let’s make your engagement shoot a memorable and fun experience that adds an extra layer of joy to your wedding journey!

A: I typically kick off capturing the day around mid-morning during the prep phase – think makeup sessions for the bride and the groom gearing up in style. The exact starting time is entirely flexible and depends on your day’s schedule. From this exciting start, I’ll be your dedicated photographer all the way through to the magical First Dance.

But here’s the twist – I don’t just pack up and leave after that special moment. Oh no! I like to stick around a bit longer to catch some lively shots of your family and friends owning the dance floor. On average, my day spans from 11 am to 9 pm, ensuring I capture the full spectrum of your wedding day, from the beautiful beginnings to the lively dance party!

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“Isabelle is so unbelievably fantastic at what she does. Our wedding photos are better and more wonderful than we could ever have imagined! On the day, Isabelle was so flexible and fit in like a guest, the photos are so natural and exactly what I always dreamt of having to remember my wedding day! I would recommend Isabelle to anyone and everyone!”
Holly & Craig

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