Frequently Asked Questions…
AS YOU CAN IMAGINE I GET ASKED PLENTY OF QUESTIONS BY THE PEOPLE THAT HIRE ME. HERE IS WHERE I ANSWER MOST OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I GET ASKED MOST FREQUENTLY…
WHERE ARE YOU BASED & DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
Absolutely. I am situated in Southport on the boarder of Lancashire & Merseyside and I love to travel whether that be in the UK, EUROPE or further afield. There will be a fee for fuel when travelling further than 100 miles and an overall travel & accommodation fee when appropriate.
WE DEFINITELY WANT TO GO AHEAD. WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM US?
Thats awesome, just send me an email at KATIEDESILVAPHOTOGRAPHY@OUTLOOK.COM and I will send you a confirmation letter with a request for a 25% booking fee to secure your date along with the completed contracts. I will also send you a link to my online booking guide that will take you through the nuts & bolts of what to expect in the weeks and months leading up to your wedding and beyond.
CAN WE CALL YOU FOR A CHAT ABOUT SOME OF THE DETAILS OF OUR WEDDING?
Of course you can, I would love to here from you, here’s my mobile number call me at you leisure +44 (0)7519 992587
DO YOU HAVE A CONTRACT?
Yes, I do. It protects both parties. You have part copyright included with your photographs so you can do as you wish with them. The contracts will be sent to you in the post along with a few other bits from me.
CAN WE SEE YOUR CONTRACT?
Of course you can…. Just CLICK HERE to take a look.
WILL WE MEET BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY?
Your wedding is perhaps the biggest & best day of your lives and it is an honour for me to be part of it. My intention is always to create a great relationship with all of my couples which will also play a part in the photographs I capture. So yes I insist we meet up before the big day. The pre wedding shoot is a great way to to meet for the first time.
A PRE WEDDING SHOOT? WHAT IS THAT?
The pre wedding shoot is a cool photo shoot which helps to break the ice and put you totally at ease in front of the camera. You will absolutely love both the shoot and the photos you will receive after. This is something that I have introduced during 2015 and I now give all of the couples that I work with a free and complimentary pre wedding shoot in the North West.
CAN WE PURCHASE PRINTS OR ALBUMS?
Absolutely. There is the option to purchase beautiful rustic woodland albums bound in leather with solid wooden covers and a stunning personalised copper plate. All the information is contained within my enquiry brochure.
CAN YOU SUPPLY OUR PHOTOS ON A USB?
Yes, I can supply them on a USB and with in a beautiful USB presentation box.
I DON’T LIKE HAVING MY PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN. HOW WILL YOU DEAL WITH THIS?
The pre wedding shoot is a photographic ice-breaker. If you feel uncomfortable with having your photo taken, well, that’s fine. Most people do. I invite you take take a look at the photo shoots on my website. Pretty much every single couple I have photographed has had the consideration that they do not like having their photograph taken. It’s fine to feel a little discomfort. I promise that a) it will not show in the shots and b) you won’t feel uncomfortable for long. So don’t worry about being a little apprehensive. Allow yourself to feel however you feel. I’ll take care of the rest.
DO YOU TAKE FORMAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND HOW DO YOU APPROACH IT?
I do several formal group shots. The way that I shoot is to capture moments rather than to shoot for coverage i.e. I don’t shoot to capture everybody at the wedding. I feel that formal shots bridges the gap somewhat and allows for everyone who is at the wedding to be in the photographs at least once.
IS THERE THE OPTION TO SEE ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE 300 INCLUDED IN THE COLLECTION?
No. Simply because they don’t exist as they are simply RAW data that hasn’t been processed. I invite you to think of your final collection as a finished painting, or a sculpture, and the photographs are simply the paint used to work with. Once the painting is complete the is no more need for the paint.
WILL YOU TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH OF EVERYBODY AT THE WEDDING?
Possibly not. As mentioned earlier I do not shoot to capture photographs of everyone at the wedding. If I did this it would compromise my approach which would in turn inform the finished collection. It is absolutely essential that there is clarity around this. I am not a traditional wedding photographer. I consider the way I shoot weddings to be an art form, however pretentious that may sound, and for me to produce for you the kind of work you have seen on my website it is important that I am allowed total direction of all aspects of the photographic process.
DO YOU SHOOT ONLY IN BLACK & WHITE?
No I don’t shoot only in black and white. A lot of the images that you see me post on my social media and my blog are Black & white just because that is my preference to do so.
CAN WE GET OUR COLLECTION SOONER THAN THE EXPECTED?
I will always endeavour to get your images to you at the earliest possible opportunity that I can, so if at all possible I will then yes they will be delivered sooner. This being said the date that I send to my couples is a realistic time frame for me to edit you collection so please be patient.
Still have questions?
Don’t worry, I would love to connect with you and help you with any questions you might have. Simply send me a message with your details below and I will contact you as soon as I can.