Wedding FAQ's - Bedfordshire & Milton Keynes Wedding Photographer | Momentous Photography

Wedding FAQ’s

Information to help you decide if I am the right wedding photographer for you!

Please find the answers to my most commonly asked questions

How do we book you to be our wedding photographer?

I am delighted you like my work and want me to photograph your day! 

To confirm your wedding date in my diary I require a booking fee of £250 and your contract to be signed and received. I work on a first come first served basis, as this is the only fair way to operate, so please get in touch and see if I have your date available!

Do you work with another photographer? 

Occasionally I will have an assistant to help with equipment but I usually work alone, this ensures consistency with style and maintains my relationship with my clients. I am happy to discuss your requirements and do include the option to hire an additional photographer to provide additional coverage if necessary.

How many hours to you offer? 

I offer full day coverage from preparations until the first dance, I will stay for 20 minutes after the first dance to capture the first few songs on the dance floor, capturing the party in full swing! Should you require less coverage or even additional coverage, such as shooting fireworks or sparklers in the summer I am happy to extend this, additional coverage is charged at £50 per hour.

Are you fully insured?

Yes, I am a professional – I have public liability and further insurance to cover my equipment. Lot’s of venues will request to see insurance documents, happy to send these over, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Can we meet you before booking?

Yes, of course! I like to meet at your wedding venue so we can discuss your wedding plans and share ideas. I will bring examples of my work and my personality with me!

Can I pay by cash/credit card?

Yes most clients pay via Bacs however you may pay with a credit card or cash. Credit card payments are available online – please note I do not offer a discount for cash. Momentous Photography Ltd is a private limited company, I am required to pay taxes and all bookings go through my system to my accountant.

Do you charge for travel?

Mileage is included within 30 miles of Milton Keynes, beyond this I charge 30 pence per mile, this applies to the wedding day only.

What if something happens to you?

The only reasons I would not attend is if I die or have a terrible accident on the way! 

Should I break a leg or have some other major disaster before your day I will arrange for  a replacement photographer, I am part of two professional bodies so there are other professionals who I trust to take my place. I will always discuss this with you first.

What if your camera breaks?

I have two full frame cameras with me at every wedding, one is kept as a back up should I damage the other. I carry a variety of lenses so should one break or suffer mechanical failure I have back up options available. 

Wedding photographers are a very superstitious breed of people we know we only have one opportunity to capture your day and always prepare for what might go wrong!!

Do you edit the photographs?

Yes I feel very strongly that it is my job to choose the best of the photographs I have taken to tell the story of your day. I spend a lot of time selecting these photographs and I carefully hand finish EVERY individual image, checking for consistency throughout the exposure and colour correction, plus composition. 

I am a qualified professional and I committed to providing photographs which have been finished to a professional standard.

Do you retouch all the images?

Retouching is often confused with editing, I quite often remove ‘distractions’ from a photograph as part of my commitment to provide fully finished photographs. These will include signage, if possible and should you wake up with a spot – I can sort this for you, I may swap heads in a group photograph (If Mum has eyes closed)

Additional retouching is possible, should you require, contact me to discuss each image will be considered case by case, further retouching is charged at £35 per hour.

When will we receive our wedding photographs?

Your set of wedding photographs will be available in digital format and to view online via a password controlled gallery within one month of your wedding date.

Are the pictures on your website from real weddings?

All of the photographs on my website are from real weddings, shot on the day itself. 

I'm a bit of a perfectionist (in my photography) I want you to look your best, so will place you into the scene and direct you to help create a more pleasing pose – then I wait and chatter until you relax! I'm waiting for a natural expression, which is representative of the client. my clients usually tell me they have chosen me because my work does look natural.

I have got an idea, can you help?

If you have an idea for a photograph please let me know I will do my best to make it happen for you! If you have something special or secret happening on your wedding day please let me know, if it is a secret email me, I am very good at helping things happen! 

Happy to help and I certainly wouldn’t want to be in the wrong place at the wrong time! 

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