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How many photographs will I take over the course of the day of your wedding?
The final number of images taken on the day varies. To a certain extent the exact number of photographs will depend on a number of factors such as the number of locations used over the course of the day and how much time is made in your schedule for photography between the Ceremony and the Wedding Breakfast. As a rule of thumb, I will often shoot in excess of 600 images.

How many photographs will we eventually see?
Most weddings generate a minimum of 300 images.

How many photographs will feature in our album?
Each album is individual and totally unique. If you opt to have an album made, they start with 15 spreads (30 pages) which produce around 70-80 images in total. Additional spreads can be purchased if required – ask to see Price List for further details.

Will we receive a disc of high resolution images?
Absolutely. All packages come complete with all the images on a disc or USB in a high-quality digital format at full resolution. You may make as many prints from the disc or USB and make as many copies of the photographs as you like. It’s also useful to know that you’re free to do whatever you want with the photos and will be able to email these images to your guests, friends and family.

Who decides which images will appear in our album?
You do! It’s such a subjective process and I would find it near on impossible to choose images for your album.

How much are the photographs digitally manipulated?
Every single image from your wedding is fully assessed by myself and subsequently graded for colour and tone and then tidied up if required.

Do you cover formal group shots?
There are some creative wedding photographers who now refuse to shoot group shots, though you will be pleased to hear that I am not one of them! I am well versed in shooting group shots so long as it based on a *small* pre-arranged list drawn up by the Bride and Groom. It’s also well advised to limit the group shots to a maximum of 15 minutes. I will ask that one or two guests are designated as ‘Photo Monitors’ to help gather the guests together. It’s always a good idea to let guests know beforehand if they are to feature in a group shot to eliminate cat herding.

What about eating?
As I will be working with you almost all day and most of the night, it is normal for me to eat the same meal as you and your guests. I will happily be seated elsewhere so long as I can be reasonably close by in readiness to capture the main event: the speeches!!

What cameras do I shoot with?
I’ve got a massive collection of cameras spanning 20 years, though for wedding photography I only use Canon professional digital cameras. Weddings are important which is why I bring three cameras with me – a pair of 23 million pixel 5D mkIII cameras and a 5D mkIII as a back up. These cameras, together with a selection of very ‘fast’ top drawer professional Canon lenses allow me to work discreetly in all lighting conditions. I do of course have flash if required.

What if I am ill?
The million dollar question. I have been shooting for nearly 20 years, admittedly not weddings, and I have never once phoned in sick on the day of a shoot. It is unthinkable. In truth I would have to be admitted to hospital for me not to turn up to your wedding!!!

Am I insured?
Yes, absolutely! As a professional photographer and a member of the Royal Society of Photography, I am required to have both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

When we return from our honeymoon, how do we view our wedding photographs?
We send you an online link with file names to enable you to make your choice for the album. Once we have received your selection, within a few days we will design a layout for your album and email you the proof. When we have received sign off on the design from you, over the course of a week your album will be hand made to your specifications and carefully assembled before being shipped to the UK by air freight. You should allow approx 6 weeks for your album to arrive from either the U.S. or Australia depending on the album chosen by yourselves.

How will we get our album?
You are most welcome to come to collect your album if you happen to be in London, or we can courier it to your home or work address at cost price.

How do we make a booking?
Let us know and we will email over the Booking Forms.

What if I have to travel outside of London and require hotel accommodation? Who will pay my expenses?
I am a London wedding photographer and local travelling costs are included in the package price. For destination weddings we ask that the full cost of flights and transfers be met. Please email for a full quote.

How many photographers will be there to photograph my wedding?
Just one! Most of the world’s most coveted and award winning wedding photographer tend to work alone and it’s fair to say that I too prefer to work alone. My approach to wedding photography is akin to the unseen observer, quietly and discreetly capturing all of the the action from the shadows. That said, some clients like to have a second photographer for the bigger events or to cover extra angles. Should a second photographer be required I have a number of associate photographers that I have worked with in the past and would be more than happy to work with again. Please enquire for more details.

Who owns the copyright of the photographs?
Under UK law, specifically the The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, it is the photographer who will own copyright on any photos he/she has taken. However that doesn’t mean that I will use the images without your consent. Client confidentiality is absolutely crucial to my business and should you wish to keep your wedding photographs private and have a non-disclosure agreement in place, then naturally we will be more than happy to accommodate.

If you have any further questions which are not answered above, please do get in contact by email or phone if you’d prefer.
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  • Carlo DOrtenziMay 3, 2015 - 3:01 pm

    Hi Jay,

    My name is Carlo D’Ortenzi,

    I am a London Based, professional Photographer with seven years experience in the industry.

    I am writing you in regards the possibility of working together, as Wedding Professional Photographers.

    I am a well educated person, honest, reliable and hardworking. Experienced as assistant, second photographer and first.
    Friendly and polite, I like to connect with client as much as possible and show that amazing atmosphere through out my pictures, like frame’s of art that will be never forget.

    I really hope you find my profile of interest and that we will have a chance to meet soon for an interview.

    Thanks for your time

    Best Regards

    Carlo D’Ortenzi
    T. 07960354699
    T. 07928028050ReplyCancel

  • SaraFebruary 22, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    Hi Jay.

    Love your pictures! We’re getting married over bank holiday August weekend next year. No too far from London.

    Could you send us a whole day quote please? Approx number of guests is 150 and we’re interested in photos, album, engagement shoot and slideshow for wedding day. Do you do wedding websites too?

    Many thanks
    Sara & VijayReplyCancel

  • AnnieDecember 9, 2013 - 11:42 am

    we are getting married in Sept 2014 – date still being finalised – on our friend’s farm in devon. we love your images – would you be able to send us a quote to photograph the whole day?
    many thanks,

  • Gemma FodenSeptember 30, 2013 - 11:52 pm


    My fiancé and I have just booked our wedding for next July. We think the photos on your website a fabulous! Would it be possible for you to send us a quote, we are getting married on 26/07/14 and would love the whole day to be captured up until the early evening.

    Look forward to hearin from you soon.

    Kind Rgards

    Gemma and Matt.ReplyCancel