WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FAQs
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
I live in the coastal town of Portishead near Bristol and I photograph weddings across the beautiful South West, from Bristol, Bath and Somerset to the Cotswolds, Devon and Cornwall. I'm happy to travel so if you're getting married a little further afield and would like to know if I can help, please contact me.
CAN WE MEET YOU BEFORE WE BOOK?
Absolutely! If you would like to arrange a meeting in the Bristol / Somerset area to chat about your wedding plans and find out more about my photography please just let me know. If you're located further afield or if it's easier for you to chat on the phone, please just let me know and we can arrange a telephone call.
HOW DO WE BOOK?
The first step is to complete the Availability Form on my website to confirm if I'm free on your wedding date. If I'm available I'll send you details of pricing. Once you have decided you would like to book Ellie Lou Photography for your wedding, a signed contract and non-refundable deposit of £350 will reserve your wedding date. Please note your booking will only be confirmed once I have received both your signed contract and deposit. The balance is due 4 weeks before your wedding.
DO YOU SUPPLY PRINTS AND ALBUMS?
Prints: Luxury Fine Art Prints are available to purchase with all wedding photography bookings. Printed on matte white fine art paper and available mounted on a white board backing or as standard prints in a variety of sizes. Please ask for further details. I am also happy to recommend printers I have tried and tested.
Albums: I will soon be adding a luxury album to my collection of products. Please check back soon for further updates! Until then don't forget that all photography packages include high-resolution digital copies of your final images and a print licence so you can print and share your photographs for personal use.
DO YOU TAKE GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS AT WEDDINGS?
Yes, absolutely. I think that group photographs are a hugely important part of any wedding but I do suggest you limit these to no more than 10 in total to help avoid long disruptions to your wedding day. If you prefer not to have any group photographs then that's fine too!
WHO EDITS THE IMAGES?
All images in your final collection are carefully edited by me using my signature style, with lots of light and soft pastel tones, to produce a set of beautiful images for you to treasure.
HOW WILL WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
You will receive your collection of beautiful high-resolution images on a USB in luxury packaging. I will include a mixture of colour and black & white images in the final collection. You will also receive a duplicate set of the images in low-resolution.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
This depends on a few factors, such as how many hours coverage you book, how many guests will be at your wedding and whether your booking includes a second photographer (available to book at an additional cost). Every wedding is different so it's difficult to say exactly how many photographs you will receive. As a rough guide you can usually expect around 200+ images for a half day and 400+ images for a full day. For engagement shoots, you will receive around 25+ images but again this may vary, every photoshoot is different!
DO WE HAVE TO FILL IN ANY FORMS?
I ask all of my wedding clients to complete a wedding planning form which contains all of the important details about your wedding day and the group photographs you would like to include. You may find that this helps to focus your ideas and help with your planning.
CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANY WEDDING SUPPLIERS?
Yes, absolutely. I have lots of connections with other wedding suppliers in the South West, from florists, to hair and makeup artists, stationers and independent designers, and I would be more than happy to share my list of recommended suppliers with you.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes, I have both professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance in place. I can provide clients with certificates of insurance if required.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I invest in professional quality equipment to produce beautiful photographs. I use two professional full-frame Canon DSLR cameras and carry a range of professional lenses. I also carry back ups and plenty of memory cards and batteries, so you can rest assured I am fully prepared!
WILL YOU BRING AN ASSISTANT / SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
I usually work alone at weddings and will not bring a second photographer or assistant with me unless this has been specifically agreed as part of your booking. I may recommend a second photographer for larger weddings or if you would like photographs of both the bride and groom getting ready. If you would like to book a second photographer as part of your booking (subject to availability of second photographers I work with) I will provide a quote for the additional costs before the booking is confirmed.