TODAY. TOMORROW. FOREVER
How to Book ~
A 20% deposit is required to reserve your wedding date on our calendar. Please keep in mind that we do limit the number of weddings we take on each year and we are often booked up to 9-12 months in advance, so please get in touch as soon as possible to ensure that we have your date available!
We always include ~
Your free consultation, Your pre-wedding meeting at the venue, your online gallery to share with family and friends and a photo album and usb box.
Any questions, just ask!
A wedding is a whirlwind of events, gone in the blink of an eye. There’s little more important to a perfectly executed event than an organized timeline. If you are looking to effectively plan out your wedding day with your wedding coordinator, here’s a typical wedding photo timeline from our point of view.
2-3 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY
We will begin by meeting the bride at her getting ready location. After starting with stylized shots of the dress, we will photograph other details, including shoes, flowers, invitations, and jewellery. There will always be 2 photographers, so we can do the getting ready pictures for both the bride and groom at the same time.
60-90 MINUTES BEFORE THE CEREMONY
If you decide to have a private moment, we’ll do it shortly after you’re ready. We may elect to do some group pictures of guests arriving and family photographs as well.
We want to make sure your day runs on time, so we’ll be done with time to spare to get you to the wedding!
FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY
Congratulations, you are now husband and wife!
We know you want to celebrate so we will be as efficient as possible.
If possible we like to take you somewhere for a quick few photographs of the two of you while guests are moving into another area, we won't keep you long we promise as you will want to get back to greet your guests. If we haven’t done family formals yet, we’ll also do those here. Typically with our planning, we’ll need only about 10-15 minutes for this. If the schedule is tight, we can also move the greetings with your guests to the reception.
30-45 MINUTES AFTER THE CEREMONY
We want you to have great photographs with your attendants, but we also know they want to have a good time as well. We’ll need about 30 minutes to get great styled and candid shots, and then they can head to the reception.
30-60 MINUTES BEFORE THE DINNER
For weddings during the summer with their longer days, there is time to get to your reception early and enjoy time with guests, so we are flexible and even during other seasons, we’re able to adjust the time for couple’s portraits to before or after the dinner.
Upon our arrival, we’ll focus on reception details and candid shots of you with your guests, we love the natural photos the most!
During dinner we want you to relax and enjoy yourselves! We will be ready to photograph the speeches when you are ready.
FOLLOWING THE DINNER
You will enjoy the fantastic meal, and after dinner we have the option to escape outside for a brief couple’s portrait session while your guests finish eating if you wish.
You can also use this time to greet your guests at their tables.
Perhaps the biggest variable, and arguably the most important with regards to photography, will be the time of sunsets. This is because the hour preceding sunset is the best light of the day. As part of our wedding planning with you, we’ll work to create a schedule to ensure you have a smooth schedule and beautiful pictures.
After the portraits are done, the cake is cut, and the toasts are given, we’ll photograph the evening’s entertainment. This can include traditional first dances, a large party, fireworks, and even a bride and groom send off!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHY TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS?
Two heads are certainly better than one, having 2 different perspectives can be so beneficial and provide a whole different dimension to your coverage. No 2 photographers will look at scene and see it in the exact same way this is great for when we are doing the couple shots for example distance portraits are just as gorgeous as looking at the camera. Please see our blog post ~
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS ON THE WEDDING DAY?
As true professionals we adapt and flow with any event that may happen on the day, including bad weather. We always have alternate locations at the ready for our location shoots. Wet weather can also be a blessing as we find that the rain really brings out the colours in the landscape and can provide some amazing reflections.
We also carry a mobile studio which is quick and easy to set up if necessary.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
We use professional digital cameras and lenses from Canon. We always carry both backup cameras and lenses as well as extra memory cards, flashes, batteries, etc. Our gear is regularly maintained and updated all to ensure you receive beautiful photographs.
HOW DO WE RESERVE OUR WEDDING DATE?
A £100 deposit and signed contract is required in order to get your wedding day on the calendar. Your balance is due two weeks prior to your wedding.
DO YOU HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LOCATIONS?
We will work together to choose the best locations at your venue for your wedding photography by meeting and planning ahead of the wedding.
WHAT PHOTOGRAPHY STYLES DO YOU OFFER?
Natural, Destination, Portraiture, Romantic, Art, Candid, Journalism, Classic
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
We love to travel! It’s fantastic to shoot in new locations, whether it’s at a tropical country, in the big city, or even further afield including international destinations. For your information, we do ask that you cover our travel expenses.
HOW LONG DO WE HAVE TO BOOK AHEAD?
Some dates and months are more popular than others, so it’s best to book as far ahead as you can to avoid disappointment.
DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU AT THE RECEPTION?
It’s definitely appreciated, but not a requirement. A fed photographer is a happy photographer and helps us recharge for the rest of the reception.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE WEDDING?
After the wedding we will create your online gallery which you can share with family and friends, depending on your honeymoon it will be about 3 weeks after the wedding. We will however send you some highlights in the first few days after the wedding for you to enjoy! Prints take about 2-3 weeks and Albums take around 6 weeks to order from when we have finalised the design.