Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price of your service?
We have three packages available to cover most couple’s requirements and budgets –
No1 - EROS at £400.00, No2 - CUPID at £680.00 and No3 - APHRODITE at £890.00.
We also offer a VENUS Package which is a completely Bespoke Wedding Photography service built totally around your own individual and unique requirements. As this is a totally unique service so the cost will be dependent on your individual requirements. Please contact us for a full no obligation consultation.
What services do you offer?
As well our professional high-class wedding photography service which includes all the individually edited images with various effects and finishes, we also offer a more tailored editing service to individual couples. There may be a few images that a couple may want in B/W, Sepia or with an effect or finish they have seen on one of their other images.
We also offer both an in house and outsourced professional printing service. We use an Epson SC-P600 professional printer for in house printing. For our outsourced printing needs we have chosen the very best professional partners the industry has to offer.
What does the wedding package include?
The EROS Package covers - The initial consultation, Engagement Portrait Shoot, Ceremony/Venue location visit, Ceremony Guest arrival, Wedding Party arrival, The Wedding Ceremony, Signature Shots of the Newlyweds, Family/Group shots, Candid shots during the Ceremony and secure online gallery for you and your guests.
The CUPID Package covers – All the above in the EROS Package plus Arrival at the venue, The Wedding Breakfast, The Speeches and Candid shots during the day.
The APHRODITE Package covers – Everything in CUPID Package and as well as Bridal Hair & Make-Up preparation it also covers Reception Guest arrival, The First Dance, Cutting of the cake and Candid shots during the whole day.
The VENUS Package covers – Anything and everything from just a quiet service for an eloping couple to a full weekend at a country estate or even a Santorini Sunset Wedding!
How far in advance should I contact you?
As soon as possible being the short answer. In an ideal world the more time we have to plan your Wedding Day the better. Planning will include knowing where the sun will be at a given time and place, to knowing the best angles for the best effects, to knowing how best to achieve the greatest results at the venues and so on, but most importantly it gives us time to get to know what you really want from us! We have however on a couple of occasions stepped in at short notice and been professional enough to achieve very satisfactory results for couples who had been let down and we were able to cut short our holidays to fit them in.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
No, whether you book us for one hour or ten we will not book a second wedding on the same day.
Are you able to travel?
Yes, all our three main packages (EROS, CUPID and APHRODITE) cover pretty much the whole North-West of England and Most of East Cornwall and West Devon with the travel cost included. By booking the VENUS Package we will be more than happy to travel anywhere in the country to carry out your Wedding. Also as this package covers the extra expense of travel and accommodation it allows us to travel anywhere in the world to take care of your Extra Special Wedding!
What is the charge for travelling?
We charge £0.40 a mile outside a twenty-five-mile radius from Leigh town Centre.
What style of photos do you take?
The style we take depends on what style suits you best. We have spent years perfecting our craft so that we can use a style which gives you what you are looking for. Be it Reportage, Traditional, Photo-Journalistic, low-light, flash and or natural light etc or even a mixture of these styles, we can take the images you want in an easy going, fun and relaxed manner. Please take a look at my portfolio to see the images we take.
What kind of technology do you use?
I am a member of the CPS (Canon Professional Services – Gold Member). So, I use Canon Professional Cameras and Lenses. For lighting I use Elinchrom Flash and Canon Speed-lights with Pixapro Professional Flash and speed-lights as backup. With various triggers, light-shapers and other tech to give the best possible results. For post-production we use Calibrated Eizo Monitors, Photo-shop, Lightroom and more specific software to get the results required. We use remote cameras during the service to capture every angle possible without being a distraction.
Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
My technique and approach are always to give the Couple what they want in a free and easy going way. It is after all my job to use the LIGHT along with my professional equipment, my training and experience to achieve the best possible results on the day
What kind of equipment do you use?
We use Canon Professional Cameras, Lenses and Speed-lights. For other lighting we use Elinchrom Flash and for backup we use Sigma Lenses and Pixapro Lighting.
Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
Yes, all packages include a secure on-line Gallery and we will also upload images to various online social media sites.
What''s the delivery time for photographic report?
This depends on the time of year; how busy we are and how many photos we take on the day. We usually try to get the images to the couple within four weeks after the wedding but as soon as is humanly possible.
Do you send all the photos taken?
Yes, we give couples all the Edited Full-sized High-res images of the day on a Beautiful Heart-shaped Jewelled USB. We also included copies of all the images in a smaller file size for sharing on social media. The couple will also receive all the images with full licence to do whatever they like with them.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
I work alongside my wife who is quite an accomplished photographer. We also use remote cameras during the service to capture every angle possible without being a distraction. This is like having three or four photographers at the same time. We can if required call upon other professional photographers to assist us at an extra cost if required.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
So, far we have never had a problem, but should there be a need we can call upon a number of professional photographers to help. Failing this we will endeavour to get a replacement photographer to cover the wedding.
Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
Yes, as the creator of the images I will retain the copyright and will be able to use the images for self-promotion etc. However, if a couple requested me not share their images I would certainly consider it. The couple will receive all the images with full licence to do whatever they like with them.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
The main three packages (EROS, CUPID and APHRODITE) are charged per event. The VENUS Package is charged per hour depending on what is required.
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
Yes, though the packages cover certain amounts of time we can do extra hours if required for a reasonable charge.
How do you charge extra time?
It depends at what point we are requested to do the extra hours. If possible, it would be by the normal forms of payment convenient to both parties. However, if it is on the day it would have to be by cash.
What are the forms of payment?
We accept cash, bank transfer, cheques, PayPal and credit cards taken through PayPal.
How do you work?
I work how you want me to work. I can be unobtrusive and blend into the background or I can take control so to get the job done as efficiently as possible. The main aim is to work in a fun and easy-going manner, so everyone is happy on the day. But above all it is YOUR DAY and you should to get what you want.