F.A.Q.'s - Silhouette Reportage Wedding Photography, Bournemouth


FAQ'S

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
I have been a wedding photographer for over 30 years (I started when I was very young!)

ARE YOU INSURED?
We are fully business insured if, in the unlikely event something should go wrong. We always recommend you take out your own wedding insurance as well.

DO YOU HAVE BACK UP CAMERAS?
Yes we have several professional DSLR's and a wide range of fast, professional lenses.

I SEE YOU ARE IN DORSET, DO YOU COVER OTHER AREAS?
Yes, we will travel to any destination. We will keep travel costs and accommodation to the minimum possible.

WHAT ABOUT THE GROUP AND FAMILY PHOTOS?
We offer the option of some group / family photographs, we recommend to limit these to approx 6 - 8.

WHAT ABOUT PHOTOS OF THE TWO OF US?
We will be looking to photograph the two of you together as often as possible during our time with you. However, if you would like some Bride and Groom portrait photos of the two of you, then we can also include a Bride and Groom session at a location of your choice.

HOW DO WE BOOK?
Please contact us to check availability. We are happy to meet you first, or you can book via email. We can send you our booking forms and instructions to pay the secured date booking fee of £300.

WHAT'S INCLUDED ON THE DISC?
Your disc will contain all the final images from the day, fully edited with a selection in our art style black and white and colour. See also the section on BLACK AND WHITE OR COLOUR?

DO I OWN COPYRIGHT OF THE IMAGES?
No, we retain copyright of all our wedding photography. We issue you a 'licence to print and show' your images for personal use. Should any of the other businesses involved in your wedding request images from you, please refer them to us where we will normally be happy to oblige.

CAN I PUT THE IMAGES ON FACEBOOK?
Yes, we include all the images at a lower resolution with our watermark on. These can be used for social media sites.

HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP THE IMAGES FOR?
At the moment we store the final edited images indefinately on DVD's and external hard drives. We also upload full JPEG versions as soon as possible after final editing to secure online storage. These will remain there until your album is completed.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND MY WEDDING?
The only reason we couldn't attend would be through serious illness or an accident. We would arrange for another professional photographer of a similar standard to attend.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
We believe, our photography and the service we offer is fantastic value for money. Apart from your memories which fade over time (our images won't!), your photographs are one of the few things which will remain with you for a lifetime (and future generations). We will run seasonal promotions from time to time. Please contact us for any current special offers.

HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU TAKE?
There is no limit to the number of images we take during our time with you. Depending on the coverage you choose, we would expect to include between 500 and 1000 images from the day after careful editing.

HOW MANY PHOTOS IN OUR ALBUM?
Our standard packages include 30 pages and 75 images. You are able to add more images / pages at a very reasonable cost.

DO WE HAVE A SAY IN THE ALBUM DESIGN?
Yes, once you have chosen your images we will design the album and then meet with you to go through it and make any changes you require. This is normally at no extra cost, however, full page redesigns may attract additional charges.

ARE YOU ABLE TO 'SAVE THE DATE' FOR US WHILST WE MEET WITH OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS?
Unfortunately not. However, if we make an appointment to see you we will hold the date until we meet. A date is only 'secure' once we have received the booking fee of £300 from you.

WHEN AND HOW DO WE PAY THE BALANCE WE OWE YOU?
After payment of the booking fee, 50% of the balance is due 6 months before the wedding. The final balance is due 1 month before the wedding. If the wedding is within 6 months of booking then 50% of the TOTAL fee is due on booking with the remainder paid 1 month before. Payments can be made through internet banking or online by credit or debit card.

HOW DO YOU DRESS ON THE DAY? In order to achieve TRUE reportage photographer we like to 'blend in' with your guests as much as possible. We dress conservatively but smart.