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Last update: February 2024

Discover the best questions to ask a wedding photographer. As a wedding photographer based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire I know you might find it tricky. I’m here to help...

The best questions to ask a wedding photographer

Whether you choose me or someone else I just want to make sure you’re happy with your wedding photographer. So, this page gives you the inside scoop on the clever questions to ask wedding photographers and also highlights some of the things that make me stand out from the crowd.

How long have you been a photographer?

This is an obvious one and will tell you if the photographer is just starting out. I started my photography business in 2008 and started photographing weddings in 2013.

Have you won any awards or other accolades?

In the Hitched awards I was voted one of the 10 best Breakthrough wedding photographers in the UK.

Do you have any reviews and testimonials?

I have over 100 Google reviews and they’re all 5-Star ratings. It’s also good to read the reviews because it will help you understand exactly why the photographer was great, because different couples want different things from their photographer.

How long will it take to receive our wedding photographs?

I limit my number of weddings and then fill the gaps with family photography so I don't get overbooked and enssure I have time to edit your photographs. This means I can guarantee you’ll receive your photographs within 1 month. I also do a sneak peek on social media within 24-72 hours.

Do you have any kind of guarantee?

Personally, I have a money-back guarantee if you’re not happy for any reason. This is incredibly rare in the wedding industry so the answer with most photographers will be no.

The key when asking this question is to listen to how the say no. Does the question seem to irritate them or do they start babbling? This might tell you a lot about how the photographer will be on the wedding day. Saying no is fine so long as they say it in a nice way.

How big are your wedding albums?

My wedding albums are 70 pages and 14x11 inches and comfortably fit 250 photographs. Most wedding albums are around half the size and half the number of pages.

How many photographs will we get?

For a full wedding day I’m usually supplying between 500-800 photographs.

How would you describe your photographic style and approach on the wedding day?

My goal is to create ‘photos with feeling’. This means I always want you to feel some kind of emotion when you look at the photograph because it’s so full of life.

80% of the day I’m hiding in the shadows capturing moments and 20% of the day I’m joining in the banter and instigating fun photographs as if I’m a second best man. I will also be hitting the dance floor hard to get those fun party shots while I strut my stuff!

I also bring a bottle of Prosecco for you to spray around Formula 1 style.

I also have a microphone to help me round up guests for the group photos in a nice tone of voice. I sometimes get one of the children to shout into it too to help me gather people in a fun way.

What sort of weddings do you like most?

For me weddings are all about the people. I love photographing weddings where the people are full of life, love and laughter and don’t take things too seriously. For example…

…If it rains then let’s dance in the rain

…If there’s a power cut then let’s hold candles and sing songs

…If you trip over then let’s all giggle together and help you to your feet with a big hug

I also enjoy rustic wedding venues with a lot of nature.

Do you have Public Liability insurance?

Many wedding venues will insist your photographer has it and National Trust venues require £5million public liability insurance. I personally have the £5million.

How far are you prepared to travel?

I’m happy to photograph all over the UK and overseas. There’s no extra charge within an hour of Peterborough and there may be a nominal charge if there is additional travel but I keep these costs to a minimum as I enjoy the travel aspect.

What’s the scariest thing about being a wedding photographer?

This is another question where the answer can reveal a lot about the photographer. Personally my biggest fear is letting you down. This is why I have my guarantee to prove how much I care.

What’s your pet hate?

I don’t hate anything about weddings. Whether there are grumpy people, controlling people, drunk people, shy people or bonkers people I welcome it all as a fun challenge! But as I said earlier, my ideal clients are full of life, love and laughter, just like me!

If this all sounds good I’d love to hear from you and find out more about your wedding.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Digital collection £1500 (£1850 with album) 10 hours coverage (add or remove hours +/- £50) 500+ fully edited digital files to download and print 70 page 14x11 inch album with 250 photos

How far in advance should I contact you?

The earlier the better, but on average people get in touch a year before their wedding

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, uK and worldwide

What is the charge for travelling?

1 hour within Peterborough is always included. After that there may be a travel charge and hotel and flight charges depending on the distance

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Most of the time I'm capturing moments but when I'm doing group photos and romantic photos I have many things I say and do to help people react and interact naturally. I also bring Prosecco to spray!

What kind of equipment do you use?

2 x Canon 5D Mark iV and a Mark iii as extra backup. I use the following lenses: Canon 24-70mm 2.8 Canon 70-200mm 2.8 Canon 35mm 1.4 Canon 125mm 2.0 Canon 50mm 1.8

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, pic-Time

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

Yes

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Team of Professionals

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Weddings have a 10 hour coverage as standard and then you can add or remove hours at £50 per hour

What are the forms of payment?

£200 deposit to reserve the date. Balance is any time before the wedding. Most people pay using bank transfer but I can take cards

How do you work?

With a smile on my face and nothing is too much trouble. ;-)

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Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire

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100% Recommended by couples
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Michaela D. Sent on 08/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Cannot recommend enough!!!!

There are not enough hours in the day for me to rave about Dan! He is one of these rare gems that is not only incredibly talented at what he does but he is also the most wonderful of humans.

I knew how lucky we were to book Dan to be our wedding photographer from the very first moment I approached him on social media. Dan makes you feel more like a friend than a client and you can easily see this just by looking at his social media posts!! Dan genuinely cares and spends the time getting to know you and I have no doubt that this plays a huge part in him being able to capture such beautiful moments as well as everyone's unique personalities within his photos.

On the day, Dan was effortless to be around and has the most brilliant sense of humour so he was not only able to make everyone feel comfortable but also kept it incredibly fun! Our guests adored Dan...young and older alike!

I also don't think Dan sleeps or he must be superhuman...because he managed to get our sneak peak to us the day after the wedding and our actual photos to us less than 3 weeks after the wedding! And all I can say is WOW. Myself and my husband cannot stop looking at them and I have ugly cried happy tears so many times now haha!

It is not even necessary for me to recommend his work as his pictures speak for themselves!

So thank you Dan for playing such a huge part in our journey- before, during and after. Our wedding photos are simply stunning and we will treasure the special memories that you have captured so beautifully! We couldn't be happier with our photo's or our choice of photographer!

Lots of love,
Mr & Mrs Duggan xx
April
April S. Sent on 09/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Dan Made our day just perfect!

From the moment I first spoke with Dan he put me at ease. We had to change our wedding date and venue, I really wanted Dan, as my daughter had said how his photos are just so natural. Thankfully he promptly came back with available dates and everything got sorted.
On the day he was smiling happy and interacting with all the children and guests. We had one very special guest our dog and he has captured wonderful photos of her. Nothing was too much trouble. Dan is very approachable. We received our album yesterday and we both loved it so many wonderful memories to cherish, made us want to do it all over again!!! I would throughly recommend Dan he’s very professional and his work is absolutely amazing.
Sophie
Sophie H. Sent on 11/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection

From the get go, Dan immediately understood the vibe we liked and could understand the kind of photos we like and were hoping to get. Our wedding was slightly different to the norm, we just wanted to get some beautiful photos of us and our two children, but very natural and not posed. We had our photos taken at a local wood and it was 100% us. Dan was incredible with our children and made so much effort with them and we all felt so comfortable in his presence. The photographs he took are so beautiful, i cried when I saw them. They are are everything we had hoped and more. He captured so much more than just us that day, the love can be seen by anyone that sees our photos. Thank you so much again Dan, you are so wonderful and I can’t put into words how much we loved our photoshoot with you x
Amy
Amy R. Sent on 09/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Everything was fabulous!

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer then Dan is your man! (Get ready for the longest review haha)! From the initial meeting with Dan we knew he was the photographer for us; he was really laidback and bonus made us laugh and had a good sense of humour, which is definitely something we wanted in a photographer… One of the questions Dan put to us during this first meeting was; ‘what three words would you use to describe your wedding?’ … So here are three words to describe Dan; Professional, organised, funny! We had two meetings prior to the wedding with Dan - the initial and then the second was had two months before our wedding day, where we discussed the wedding itself in more detail, as well as the kinds of photos we would like throughout the day. Dan also asked a question which we both quite loved too: ‘Other than yourselves who is/are the most important person/people coming to your wedding’ which I thought was such a special question! When discussing the kind of photos we would like we said; a couple of the classic - ‘line up with the family photos’ but not too many of those - as we wanted more of the fun and quirky photos; the beautiful romantic photos and just loads of candid shots of the day as they’re always the best to see sometimes! And Dan did not disappoint - the photos he captured were so beautiful!!! I think I probably cried at most of them when we received them (Even cried at a picture of a beer drum - because I hadn’t had the chance to see it during the day) - it really was great to look at these gorgeous photos he took and to see some of the amazing moments from our wedding day that we maybe never got to witness, as well as also being reminded of the most beautiful day we both had!!! The day and the venue were just captured so wonderfully by Dan; I can’t express how much I just love looking at the photos he took (I can’t stop looking through them and reliving every moment)! When taking the photos he is honestly the most chilled out person (which I think you definitely want and need in a photographer) and he makes you feel 100% relaxed whilst being photographed! He made a note of the kinds of photos we discussed during our meeting so the fun quirky photos were not missed! We honestly had a blast having Dan as our wedding photographer and we are both so glad that we found him! I’ve said it once, but I will say it again; if you’re looking for someone to make your day come to life in the photos then HE IS your man! Again thank you sooooo so much Dan! I’m probably going to go look through our photos again for about the millionth time!!
Amy & Connor Ryan
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Charlotte H. Sent on 08/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best there is!

There aren’t enough stars available to review just how amazing Dan is as a photographer!

He captured every part of our wedding day perfectly; every tear, smile and special moment we now have forever to look back on.

We received our albums today, and although we had picked the photos (from an amazing selection!), they were so so much better than we could have hoped. The albums are unbelievable and the story they tell is just perfect.

If you do one thing for your wedding - pick Dan! We would, over and over again!
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Olivia S. Sent on 06/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Photographer!

Dan was the most amazing photographer, he was so professional but also such a laugh with the guests and really made us feel at ease. He was extremely accommodating and went that extra mile to make sure we got the shots we wanted on the day. We've only had a sneak preview so far but the shots we have seen look amazing. Would highly recommend Dan!
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Emma N. Sent on 09/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The only photographer for your wedding

Dan is a phenomenal photographer! We booked Dan for our wedding photography after searching through countless others, on reading his website bio, we were sold. Dan was fantastic throughout the day, and has captured our day perfectly! I want to highlight what a gift Dan has with children, even my wayward toddler! I was desperate to get a photo of my children all together and laughed when he said he could! (good luck i thought!) but he did!
I only really noted after the wedding that there was a huge chunk of time where id forgotten he was even there! Dan just blended in and nothing was too much trouble! We had ample time beforehand to decide on the kind of photos that we wanted, Dan even talked us through a portfolio so that he could get a real feel for who we are, and what works for us. From the get go Dan was upfront with his more than reasonable photo packages and prices and there were no nasty surprises at the end. We are so so happy with our photos, and would reccomend him to anyone looking for a wedding or family photographer. We will be hiring Dan again for some shots of the children, We really couldnt have had a better photographer!!
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Lucy W. Sent on 08/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend, gave us the perfect pictures!

Highly recommend Dan! He was great from start to finish. He took so many amazing shots and many of them we didn't even realise he'd captured. He was fab with the little ones we had at our wedding too. Nothing was too much trouble. We wanted a relaxed feel and he definitely gave us that, down to earth and friendly. We also recieved our pictures through within a couple of week which was great. Thank you
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Zoe Sent on 11/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer

Dan was a fantastic photographer!!!! We are so happy we booked him! Dan made the day so incredible, he really helped with any nerves or fears and made everything so relaxed and fun. Dan felt like a part of the day, like a guest! It was fantastic having him there!
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Harriet Q. Sent on 08/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Choosing Dan as a photographer is a decision you will not regret!

Second only to my wife's dress, Dan was the most complemented aspect of our wedding. He was amazing with everyone, especially children and had us laughing all day. The pictures he produced were so beautiful and perfectly captured our day. Choosing Dan as a photographer is a decision you will not regret!
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Chris S. Sent on 11/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Can't recommend him enough!

We've found Dan fantastic to work with throughout the whole process - from the first Zoom meeting we had with him his warmth and sense of humour shone through and we were delighted to book him in for our wedding day.

On the day itself he was great to work with not only for us but also our guests, again thanks to the qualities I mentioned above - he even let one of our guests get behind the camera to take some pics of her own!

We received a preview of around 15 photos just 2 days after our wedding, and then just 8 days after our wedding we had all of them! We're really, really happy with the photos - and this is coming from two people who rarely enjoy looking at photos of ourselves. As well as our posed shots, he captured some wonderful, natural moments of our day of us and our guests enjoying ourselves, memories that we'll treasure forever.

Thank you again Dan!
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Rachel H. Sent on 14/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Bassmead 23rd August 2022

Dan was simply amazing, and so down to earth and funny - just what you need to get the guests smiling! We absolutely
Love our wedding photos and the way Dan captured all the little moments that are easily missed on the day and even gets the kids to smile! We had 10 rainbow coloured bridesmaids to fit into lots of photos - and Dan managed it effortlessly. What do you do when you need a high shot of all the wedding guests? You lean out the window with a megaphone of course ha! Just brilliant!
Dan also blends in well with the wedding guests - and he can bust a move!! He was just the most perfect match for our photographer, we knew from our first sit down with him at his house a year prior -that he was the one. We will forever be grateful that you shared our special day with us Dan, and have been recommending you to absolutely everyone . . . . we get commission yeah? haha.
We will certainly be using you again!
Thank you so so much :)

Mrs and Mrs Hill 💜💙💚💛🧡❤️
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Michael L. Sent on 18/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fun and Talented!

From the moment my wife and I first met Dan he made us feel completely at ease. Neither of us are keen photography subjects, and we were accordingly anxious when we first ventured on a family photoshoot, a gift courtesy of my brother, with our two boys in tow. It took a maximum of 5 minutes for Dan to have them giggling like mad, and start capturing some fantastic photographs.

Dan has an incredible ability to shift focus away from the laborious act of taking one photo after another, and effortlessly makes everyone feel comfortable with jokes, impressions, and good chat! Therefore it's probably no surprise that we immediately thought of Dan to be our wedding photographer after we got engaged. I think we almost booked him before we even chose our venue!

The entire process was straightforward and flexible, with various different packages to choose from. Dan takes time to discuss your photo preferences and get to know you, and also to know about your wedding plans. He uses all of this to create a bespoke mood board that he can refer back to throughout the day to ensure he captures the shots you really wanted. If all of that doesn't sell it, then to top things off he brings bottle of prosecco to spray during the group photographs. I felt like Lewis Hamilton in Monaco, even if it was only for 5 seconds...

I think the photos speak for themselves, so I've attached a few to this post. The wedding album is equally stunning, with an incredibly high quality finish, which completely befits the importance of the occasion. So many of our guests commented on both the standard of the photos and Dan's personality, which they were highly impressed by.

All in all, if you're looking for a photographer who is easy to work with, fun, dedicated, and most of all TALENTED, then you should look no further. I'm so glad that we chose Dan to be our wedding photographer.
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Abigail G. Sent on 08/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and just wow

I’ve been using Dan for 3 years now, he has captured our wedding, he then helped us trash our wedding gear (in the best way possible)… Our growing family when our son arrived, he helped announce the gender of our second child and he’s now just done our second family shoot! It’s not easy having a whirlwind and a newborn but then you hire a photographer like Dan Waters Creative Photography and he captures sweet and honest moments of my babies together and it makes it so worthwhile. I can’t thank this man enough, he captures the crazy and the peaceful in such a way I’ve never seen done before! I’m so grateful for you being recommended to us 3 years ago! You are incredibly talented man! Thank you for sharing this crazy journey with my family, thank you for embracing my whirlwind and just going with the flow of his madness! We love you for it !💞
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Stephanie W. Sent on 08/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photography

Dan is a fantastic photographer producing high quality and breath taking photos. Not only is he talented, he's a great laugh to have at your wedding making everyone feel at ease allowing for more natural photos. I can't recommend Dan enough. If you want a photographer who will blend in with the guests whilst keeping his professionalism Dan is your man! So much fun and can't wait to hire him again for family photos!
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