OUR MOST POPULAR QUESTIONS – WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Some of our most frequently asked questions, of course if you have any more then please do get in contact, we would love to help more in your quest of finding your perfect wedding photographer.
HOW DO WE BOOK CHRISTIAN MICHAEL PHOTOGRAPHY?
Check I am available by contacting us, assuming I am then all I need to confirm your booking is a £400 deposit and a completed booking form. Dates are provisionally held for 48 hours in which time we would require the deposit and booking form sent back to ourselves.
DO YOU PROVIDE BLACK AND WHITE IMAGES?
Each file from every wedding is individually edited in colour, and then once again in black and white.
WHAT PACKAGES AND SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
On peak dates, I offer three different hourly time packages, no two weddings are the same, so I don’t believe there should be a one size fits all approach when it comes to your photography packages. Drop me an email, or give me a call with your vision for your wedding, and I can work around you.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR EQUIPMENT FAILS?
I have back up equipment for everything, cameras, lenses, batteries, memory cards, flash guns…! I always shoot with 2 bodies and have another in my camera bag.
HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
Clients receive all the edited images at full resolution, which is around 10gb of images for each wedding. All images are then stored safely on our online gallery, where you have the option to download the files directly from ourselves.
WILL WE MEET WITH YOU BEFORE THE WEDDING?
This is by no means essential, we very rarely have the pleasure of meeting people before the wedding. Cornwall can be seen as a destination venue for some therefore it would be impossible to meet everybody before hand.
Usually a month of so before your wedding day, I’ll be in contact with a small and informal questionnaire, this gives me the basic knowledge of your wedding day, I then look to arrange a Skype session shortly after this and if necessary a phone call several days before the big day! You will then be given my mobile number should there be any last minute changes upon our travel to the venue.
Of course, if you ever find yourself in West Cornwall, then please do pop in for a coffee and say hello, just give me a quick call first as my office is based within our family residence.
WILL YOU MAKE ME POSE?
No! I hate posing too, plus you always end up pulling the oddest of faces, something everybody wants to avoid on their wedding day! I want your photos to be as natural as possible and aim to blend into your day as a guest, you’ll barely notice me. I do think it’s important to have around 10-15 minutes to capture some portraits of you both at some point in the day, but these are kept incredibly light and fun. This is something as simple as us going for a walk around your venue, or a nearby location, you’ll be so caught up in the magic of just getting married you won’t need me to tell you what to do – although, I make no promises for getting over excited about a nice patch of light I’ve found around the corner.
Of course, if you wanted a few more traditional formal photographs of small groups, these can also be arranged, but I would recommend no more than 6 group set ups.
DO YOU WORK ON YOUR OWN?
I prefer to photograph a wedding by myself, especially with guest numbers below 150. I can even cover both bride and grooms preparations successfully when logistically possible. I do have access to second photographers for the larger weddings, and only hire experienced and professional photographers. Please enquire for further details.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes. I am fully insured. I have professional indemnity and public liability insurance up to £2 million.
WHAT DO YOU WEAR TO WEDDINGS?
I like to blend in on your wedding do, and will wear attire to do so. There is nothing worse than having to spend the day with a photographer who is in jeans and a old t-shirt when you’ve spent the time and effort planning an elegant wedding day. I always ensure I am smart in a three piece suit, with tie, and smart shoes.
DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU?
Generally as rule, a meal of some form is really appreciated, otherwise it can mean an offsite visit during your wedding day and I would hate to miss some of the action. I am usually the supplier you spend the longest time with, arriving on occasions around breakfast time and leaving into the evening, I would anticipate during this time I would have a 10-15 minute break and it’s always handy having food on site so maximise the time shooting.