Frequently asked Questions – Weddings by Ginger – London Wedding Photographer
COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
The big question: Why should we hire YOU for our wedding?
Why should I be your wedding photographer? Because I will take care of you as if you were my family. I will help you craft a timeline that allows your day to be your day. Because weddings can be stressful and overwhelming, and I will be right with you the entire time. I’ll be your problem-solver. I’ll be your family-wrangler. I will be your eyes on your day so that you can focus on the amazing gathering of everyone you love best in the world and trust that your photography is in skilled hands. If it rains, if it snows, if it gets dark early if your venue is unexpectedly covered in scaffolding if hair and makeup run late if we get stuck in traffic – I’ve got you, and your images will still be amazing. My job is to take great pictures for you, yes, but also to help remove all of the stress from your wedding day so that you can enjoy it completely!
COVERAGE and TRAVEL
I am often asked questions involving my prices, travel policies, timelines for delivery, albums, and other wedding coverage details. I’ve compiled the most asked questions here for you! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions not answered her. I hope to hear from you soon!
What is your pricing?
I can absolutely understand wanting to find pricing information without having to ask. Truly I can. My detailed rates aren’t listed for public viewing on my site for a variety of reasons. First, rates and collections vary on the package the client requires. Some weddings outside of Ealing, London may have travel charges added to the cost. If weddings are outside the UK then transport and hotel costs need to be taken into consideration. Weddings photographer rates start around £800 to around £1,800.
Do you work with a second photographer?
Sometimes yes, and sometimes no. Allow me to explain! They are wonderful photographers, and great assets to the wedding day coverage when the day requires a second vantage point! If you want a second shooter we can talk about the cost and if your package includes a second shooter.
Where do you live and how far will you travel?
I live in South Ealing, London – which is where my studio is. I will travel all over London to cover your wedding. I also travel to Glasgow where I am originally born and bred. I will travel all over the United Kingdom to be your wedding photographer. I also have a passport to travel with you as your destination wedding photographer and be part of your wedding team.
Can some of our photos be delivered in both black and white and color?
They can! ALL images are delivered in black and white AND in color! This way you can choose between the two!
How long does it take before we receive our products and photographs?
Online galleries are posted within six weeks of the wedding date, and this when your digital files are released as well. If you have printed proofs in your collection, they are available three weeks after your gallery goes live. Upon final approval of album, designs are ready for delivery within twelve weeks.
Are our digital files watermarked?
They are not. The high-resolution files do not bear any watermarks.
How many pictures will we receive?
The number of photographs depends on many things- the number of guests, hours of coverage, types of events, hours of dancing, and so forth. My average is around 500 images, but those numbers may vary depending on the day.
What if we want to order extra digital or prints? How does that work?
Your digital files are delivered via a direct download in a password-protected online gallery. This is also a cart/ordering system for prints and digital copies. You can order extra prints directly through your online gallery since you will also have access to your images. You can also share the gallery with your friends and family so they can purchase prints or digital downloads.
What is the “online gallery” you mention in your collections?
The online gallery is a private, password-protected section on my website where all your wedding photographs will be placed online for you and your family and friends to view. It is also a secure shopping cart- which allows you (and your family and friends) to order prints and digital copies. All you have to do is provide the password to anyone who you want to be able to view the images.
Do you offer engagement sessions?
Yes, I do! I adore engagement sessions!
Business and Details
Do you have insurance?
Yes, Absolutely. 100% For sure. Yes, Yes!
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use top of the line professional Nikon equipment and have lots of back-up with me on the day. I love gear.
Can you hold a date for me?
I’m so sorry, but I can’t hold the date or pencil you in. To be fair to everyone I can’t “hold” a date without a deposit and a signed contract. I accept bookings on a first-come – first-served basis.
What is your payment?
A booking deposit of 20% of the full price is due at the time of booking your date. The remainder is due 14 days before your event date. If you want to part payment running up to your wedding we can do that for you.
If I need to cancel my wedding, is the deposit refundable?
The deposit fee and all monies paid are non-refundable. The deposit guarantees that I’ll hold the date exclusively for you and once you’ve signed the contract, I do turn down all other bookings for that date.
Do we need to feed you at the reception?
It would be really kind if you did, but it’s not a contracted requirement. Feeding ensures I stay cheerful, mobile, and that I don’t faint from starvation, or end up eating a stale muesli bar. I prefer to be fed when you are fed, not afterward, because when you’re eating, you’re not at your most photogenic. And when you’re done, I want to be done as well to continue your coverage. We do bring our own food and water to weddings, but a hot meal is always a lovely treat during a long workday!