page=faqsFAQs - Wedding Photographer Surrey, London, Sussex
Surrey Wedding Photography
London Wedding Photography

FAQs

What is your photographic style?
The best thing to do is browse through my gallery as I aim to stand out in terms of creativity and presentation. It would be wrong to characterise it as just one style though. At certain parts of the day, it is important to capture the action in an unobtrusive but creative photojournalistic style (ceremony, speeches, first dance). But I am also keen to spend at least 30 minutes with the couple on contemporary poses which flatter, make the best use of light and surroundings; and ultimately yield the more innovative and dramatic fine art images. This part of the day is more about artistic creation rather than documenting, but couples find this slot fun and love the results. Master Photographer magazine described my style for this part of the day as uniquely cinematic. Finally, most couples want a few traditional groups shots.

Do you have an assistant/second shooter
Yes. This ensures that each wedding has plenty of informal moments alongside the fine art.

What wedding albums do you offer?
Traditional leather hand-crafted albums made by Jorgensen of Australia and modern hand-crafted coffee table books made by Loxley Colour. There are lots of variations in terms of size and finish. The design of albums always gets emailed to the clients for approval before they are manufactured.

What other products do you offer?
DVD slideshows with music for watching on your TV; online slideshows; a selection of frames and canvases.

Can we buy a CD of the high resolution images?
Yes.

Do you have imsurance?
Yes - I have public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

Can we order additional prints after the wedding?
Yes. Prices for additional prints and enlargements start from 7.50; and these can be ordered securely by anyone on the website using debit/credit cards and e-cheques.

Can we meet you to discuss our requirements?
Yes. I am very happy to meet prospective clients for an informal, no-obligation chat and look at the sample albums and feedback. I have a dedicated client viewing office attached to my home in Epsom.

What camera do you use?
My main camera is a Canon EOS 1D Mark III.

Do you deploy back-up equipment?
Yes. The other thing to note is that my camera has a dual memory system, which means that every photograph I take is immediately copied to 2 cards. If one were to fail for some reason, the other has a copy of all the images taken on the day.

Can I view all images from a single wedding?
Yes. Please email me with the basic details of your wedding (eg summer, church and reception) and will provide you with some links that will allow you to view a whole wedding online. It is important that you assess a photographer's consistency. You might also wish to take a look at my photoblog where I post my favourite images from each wedding shoot.

How many photographs do you take during the day?
I do not have quotas, but full coverage might involve taking around 700 images which would get edited down to about 250. These 250 are individually processed/enhanced before you get to see them. I want to clients to be seduced by the quality of images not the quantity.

Do you offer colour or Black and White images?
Since I capture images digitally, I can offer a mix of both - depending on your preferences. You may have noticed anyway that many of my images are colour in a monchromatic style.

How much post production work do you do?
Typically 2 days on image processing/retouching and album design.

How quickly do the images become available for viewing?
They are normally available for viewing on the website within 7 days.

Are you a full-time photographer?
Yes.

What photography qualifications do you hold?
I hold Associateships with the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Master Photographers Association (MPA). This level of qualification sets me apart from other professional photograpers in a similar way to Michelin Stars status in the restuarant world.

All images copyright Gary Roebuck AMPA ABIPP.