FAQ's

Choosing a wedding photographer can be a mine field, and having been through that process when I got married back in 2012, I understand the challenges you will experience. So to help here are some of my most common FAQ's, plus a few you maybe should ask as well!
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How many photo’s does each package include?

My over 10 hour package supplies around 1000 fully edited images along with a slideshow to music. This equates to about 20 hours of editing and post production time. Many photographers save themselves time by only delivering 400-500 photos for the same full day package. From day one I believed it was my duty to deliver all photo's that my couples would enjoy having.

 

How long does it take for me to get my photos back?

I have the full set available online within 2 weeks. This is a huge commitment which I feel is worth the effort as waiting for months just isn't acceptable. I also produce a couple of hero shots produced and emailed to you over the night of your wedding for you to wake up to in the morning, allowing you to update your facebook profile right away!
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What deposit and payment terms do you have?

I offer two payment plans to try and help as much as possible with spreading the costs with a 35%-35%-30% option, or to make things nice and simple with a 50%-50% option. You can receive my full package and pricing details here: Pricing & Packages

Do I like the photographer?

A question for you this time. You will have this person at your wedding all day, and at all the really important moments too. Are you able to be relaxed around them in order for them to take the very best photos of you? Will you enjoy your day as much as you could if you don’t have a good rapport with them? I am always willing to come and meet you at your home or a coffee shop to have a chat before you make your decision.
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What contact can we have to discuss ideas leading up to the wedding?

I am available on the phone or email an unlimited amount of times. If you have not made your mind up on a photographer yet, I will happily meet with you before you book to answer any nagging doubts you may have. We will also have a pre wedding consultation a month before the wedding, and I am available for a venue tour with you at any other time as well should you wish.

What sort of edit do you apply to the images?

Where current trends seem to be for stylish but gloomy wedding photos, I edit to retain the colour, light and the joy of your wedding. You can see just a few examples here: 2017 Highlights.

What do I physically get after the wedding?

I provide a DVD pack that includes your wedding highlights as a slideshow to music, which I also create a YouTube link for so you can share with friends and family. You get a USB with all the full resolution images, plus a compressed set to keep on your phone without using all your phones memory. Your full set of images will also be on a private page on my website, again as an easy way to share with friends. An example package can be seen here: Example Package
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How much are your albums?

My albums start from £300 for a 24 page album, and I can work with you to tailor an album to your specific budget or aesthetic requirements. Click here for an example album.
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Why are your prices what they are?

OK so this is not a very British question, and more likely this is a question to ask yourself rather than the photographer.

If someone is very cheap, ask yourself why? Will they be using substandard kit? (for example my camera records to 2 SD cards at all times massively reducing chances of lost photos if a memory card fails. Just one of many precautions I take behind the scenes to reduce risk to an absolute minimum) Are they cheap because they only give you ¼ of the photos they take? Editing images typically takes 2 hours for every hour shooting, so someone providing 500 photos rather than the 1000 I provide is saving themselves around 10 hours of work you are not benefiting from, and leaves you with 500 of your photos sat on a hard drive you will never see.

There may well be a very valid reason they are cheap. They could be a talented new starter making their way into the industry, and as long as they’re honest about this and you like their photos then it’s a gamble well worth considering as everyone has to start somewhere.

Who owns the copyright to the photos?

I maintain the copyright to the images, but issue them to you for you to print, share or post online restriction free. The only thing you cannot do is sell them or profit financially from them. This is an industry standard.

Do you also do some more formal family group shots?

Yes absolutely. Although the core and real value in what I do is my creative story telling, I still spend time snapping the family group shots that you would like to get to mark the day. The trick here is my approach in getting these shots efficiently and not losing you loads of time. I have a few secret tricks which I will share with you prior to the day itself to get these shots quickly and painlessly! You can see a few by clicking here

I hope this doesn’t sound too scary! My hope is this will give you a handle on what to look out for. It’s a tough decision as you need to be an expert in something you’ve never bought before! Which seems enormously difficult. If you would like to discuss any of this please just drop me an email on enquiries@leehawleyphotography.com or keep an eye on my list of upcoming fayres and say “hi”!

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This is not formal wedding photography

I tell your wedding story naturally and creatively. No awkward poses, no saying cheese. My goal is for you to feel like you have a friend as your photographer, and by doing that I capture you at your most you.

I truly invest in my couples, spending time to understand what makes you tick. Even if you don’t really know what you want, in a brief chat over coffee I will understand how best to approach your day, resulting in you being relaxed and able to enjoy your wedding and resulting in a set of images tailored to you.

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