It’s only natural that you would have questions about any wedding photographer. There are many questions that I get asked and below I have put the most common ones down for you.

If you have any questions that are not covered here please feel free to get in touch.

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How many wedding photos do we get?

I don’t have a set number of photos so it really depends on a few different things including how long I am with you for on the day or what your guests are doing. The more things that there are to photograph the more photographs you will get.


Do you visit the venue beforehand?

As a general rule I don’t visit the venue before the day. The appearance of a venue can change daily, if not hourly depending on the weather, time of year. I once did a wedding where we did view they venue before hand, we planned out all of the shots including the ones that would be taken outside. It was a gloriously sunny day, on the day of the wedding though we were in the middle of a hurricane.

One your wedding day I will aim to arrive early so that I can have a look around the venue so I have an idea for shots ready for later. 


How long will we need wait for photos to be ready?

It can vary depending on the time of year, during peak wedding season it may take longer than during the quieter months. As a rough guide though I would say around 2 weeks.


Do you have insurance?

Yes! I have public liability and indemnity insurance as well insurance on all of my equipment.


What if you’re unwell on the day and can’t photograph our wedding?

It hasn’t happened yet. In the unlikely event that I am unable to be at your wedding I will try to find a replacement through some of the groups and organisations that I am with. 


Who gets the copyright of the images?

You will have the right to print or share your images. You can share the images and print them as much as you like for personal use. The images cannot though be used for commercial use or by your other wedding suppliers without speaking to me.

The copyright for the images will retain with myself so I can help maintain misuse of any images.


Do you offer discounts?

Sorry I don’t offer any discounts for my wedding photography. The service that I offer already provides great value for money.


What happens if the wedding has to be postponed due to Covid-19?

It is a question that I am getting asked a lot. The government guidelines are very clear for wedding suppliers. If your wedding has to be postponed as a direct result of lockdown restrictions due to Covid-19 I will either accommodate the new date of your wedding or issue a refund.


What if I would like to change the duration that I need you for?

That is fine, just let me know and I can arrange that for you. This can be done at anytime, I have even had during the wedding day where I have been asked to stay for longer.


Do we need to give you a list of specific family shots we would like?

If you do want any specific photos taken at your wedding just let me know. I will be in contact with you before the day to go through this however if on the day you want something taken just let me know.


How do I book?

If you would like to book all you need to do is get in touch. I will then be able to confirm if I am available on the date of your wedding.

Once that is done just let me know how long you will need me for and I will get the paperwork over to you. There is a 15% booking fee to pay to confirm your booking and a contract to sign. Once that is done the balance is then not due until the date of your wedding.


If we want to share photos online can we tag you in them?

Yes, please do. On Facebook I am @christopherjameshallphotography and on instagram it’s @christopherjameshall. 


We would prefer you didn’t post any photos online… is that okay?

That is not a problem. If you don’t want me to share photos of your wedding just let me know.

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