FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CREATIVE AND NATURAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
What is the style of your photography?
There are a few different styles of wedding photography. I would call mine creative documentary. I like to capture the special moments as they happen but when possible I will add my own little twist. I love shooting through doorways, windows and other frames such as between people. I love geometric shapes which can really add to the look of a photo and am always looking for opportunities. Don’t worry if you need a little direction, I can do that too!
What equipment do you use?
It is not the camera but the photographer who takes the pictures isn’t it, but having a decent kit can certainly help to get better photos in more difficult situations! I shoot with 2 full-frame cameras on the go armed with professional lenses which give me both flexibility and such a beautiful quality and creative shallow depth of field.
Can we meet you before making the booking?
I would love to meet you before you book me! It’s not critical but it’s a big thing for you to choose your wedding photographer! You will be stuck with them for the whole day and it is one of the most important days of your life. Of course in some cases it’s tricky to arrange a meeting if you are in another country or travelling so we can Skype, but I always try to do my best to meet every couple.
Do you require a meal on the day?
Yes, please! Weddings are beautiful but at the same time it’s a long day for a photographer so feel free to order me a meal.
Do you travel?
Most definitely Yes! I love traveling for weddings and I’m happy to go anywhere to take awesome photos! I am working for my living though so do need to charge for travel, and potentially hotel costs, beyond a 75 mile radius of my home in Essex. For destination weddings I would require accommodation the day before and after your wedding. I’m really easy going so you don’t need to splash out on posh hotels (unless you really want to!).
Do you provide wedding albums?
Yes I do and they are just beautiful. There is nothing quite like seeing your memories in print, either in an album or framed prints. My couples always love them and never regret ordering them.
We want you to photograph our wedding, what do we need to do?
That’s great! I can’t wait to get an email from you. Please get in touch so that we can go through all the details and find the right package for you. Feel free to check my pricing here. Every wedding is unique so If you can’t find what you are looking for there, Im sure we can make that happen.
I am camera shy… can you help?
Of course I can! I know most of my clients have never been photographed before and I will give you little tips to make sure that you will look your best. I strongly believe that everyone can look great in photos. I recommend booking a pre-wedding session with your partner, it’s a great way to get to know me and the way I work before your big day.
What happens if you are ill or cant make it to our wedding?
It has never happened to me before, but a little cold will not stop me from getting to your wedding and taking awesome photos! Unless I literally have some serious health problems, I will be there. But if under some very unforeseen circumstances I cannot make it, don’t worry! I have a large network of photographer friends and I try my very best to find someone equally as good to capture your special day.
Are you insured?
Yes, I have public liability and professional indemnity insurance. I would rather be safe than sorry!
When will the photos be ready?
Please allow up to 6 weeks for your digital images, though this can be quicker outside of peak season. You can order an album, photo book or prints any time after your wedding but I always recommend ordering soon after whilst the emotions are strongest. Albums normally take around 4-6 weeks to be delivered after the finished order goes to the publisher.
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Paul Summerfield Photography is a contemporary wedding photographer in Essex, covering weddings in Essex, London, Suffolk and the rest of the UK
If you are interested in booking me for your wedding photography, please contact me by clicking here.
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