I have put together a selection of some of the questions that will hopefully help answer any queries you may have, or even highlight some ideas or areas of planning that you may not have yet considered. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries not answered here.
Can we see more images from a single wedding?
Yes of course. Please take a look at some of the featured weddings in my gallery
Are you willing to travel to our wedding venue?
I'd love to. Although I am a Wedding Photographer based here in Cornwall & Devon, many of my weddings take me to Somerset, Essex & London too.
Are you insured?
Yes - public liability & professional indemnity
When and how will we receive our images?
Depending on the time of year, I aim to get your images fully edited and online for you to view within 4-6 weeks of your wedding date. During this time I can always post a few teasers on my website and social media to tide you over or send to you so you can send out thank you cards.
Your images will be available to view online via a password secure gallery. Your guests will also be able to view and purchase prints through this gallery.
If you have purchased a USB then you will receive this a few days after your gallery is live.
We are not very confident in front of the camera?
Thats ok, I’m not either, so I totally understand how you feel. I’ll also let you into a little secret, most people aren’t. But that doesn’t matter, you really don't need to pose at all. Part of our job as wedding photographers is to put you at ease so that you can focus on what is most important on your wedding day - each other! Then we can focus on documenting your day.
Do we need to meet you beforehand?
No, you don’t need to. Actually, the majority of the time, the first time I meet my couples is when I walk into a busy room full of bridesmaids and make-up artists, a few hours before the ceremony. A lot of my couples live miles away from me, so we get to know each other by email, phone calls or Skype, but if you would like to meet in person, then I am more than happy to do this too. Any excuse to meet for coffee, cake or something a little stronger.
Do you offer pre-wedding photo sessions?
I don’t include them in my packages as the majority of my couples don’t want or need it. If you would like to book an engagement session in addition to your wedding photography so that you have images for invitations or signing boards then please let me know and I can offer add-on portrait sessions at a reduced rate, but please don't think that you need one so that you can get used to being in front of the camera & learn how to pose - I am photographing & documenting your wedding day. Your wedding day is not a styled & controlled photo shoot, and most couples are not models, so we don’t need to prepare for it. All you need to do is relax and enjoy yourselves and the company of your friends and family. I want you to enjoy your special day and not worry about how you are to pose. I will guide you if at all needed on the day.
Do you need feeding?
Thank you so much for considering me, that is very kind of you, but I don’t expect to be catered for and am aware of the costs to you. But if you insist, I will never reject a handful of canapés or a sandwich to keep my energy levels up, equally, I am happy to fit in with your plans and sit with you & your guests for the wedding breakfast. Just let me know beforehand so I know whether to prepare a pack lunch.
Can our guests take pictures?
Of course. The more the merrier. It is not down to me how your day should run or how your guests should act. If they want to capture the events of your day then that is brilliant, but don’t worry, I will be there to capture their antics whether they are infront of or behind the camera themselves.
How many photos will we get?
This depends entirely on how big your event is. But you can expect 500+ images from a full day wedding. I don’t limit what I give you though.
What happens if it rains?
If it rains, it rains, and it rains a lot here in the UK (especially between April & October, but not as bad as it does between October & April), which is why we have such amazing lush landscapes. We really cannot control the weather, we just need to be prepared for all eventualities. Apparently there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. If you want to head outside then lets do it! Pack some wellies & some umbrellas, alternatively we can just utilise any dry spells that arise.
How do we book you?
Firstly, get in touch to see if I am free on your date. Also, let me know if you have any other queries. To book me, all I need is a retainer and signed contract to reserve your date. Your balance will then be due 2 weeks prior to your wedding date.
It's not about me. I'd like to hear about you and what you would like me to capture for you.
But if it helps, Hello, I’m Polly. I'm originally from London but now live in Cornwall with my husband, son and 47kg dog! If I am not out with my boys or camera, I enjoy meeting new people and hearing their life stories, drinking G&Ts, wine, or a HOT cup of coffee, learning something new, discovering new places, feeling the warmth of the sun on my face, walking across empty beaches and countryside and enjoying the buzz of city life.
t: +44 (0)7838 238 664