FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No longer than 10 weeks after your wedding, your Hi-Resolution photo files will be posted to you on one of my branded USB sticks.
They look like this: http://instagram.com/p/hSscSVy1qX/
A slideshow will also be loaded onto the same USB stick, with all of your edited images playing to cool music.
I will also load your images onto my secure online gallery, and send you a link via email. You can then share this link with your family and friends. This will allow them (and you!) to order prints in a large range of sizes from a professional lab at sensible prices.
You can see an example of an online wedding gallery here.
Yes! Prints can be purchased from the online gallery and will be posted directly to you.
You will be given the high resolution files with permission to print and share from your wedding day as part of the package price, so you could be forgiven for wondering why on earth would you buy prints from me?! The answer is improved quality, access to large and unusual sizes, and my reasonable prices! I use print labs only available to professional photographers, and you can tell the difference, trust me
Professional quality Box frames, canvases, acrylic blocks and much more are also available – just ask!
Honestly – thousands! I always take multiple shots of the same moment to make to make sure I capture it perfectly. I will sort through these and narrow it down to my ‘picks’. These picks are then edited to to give them a beautiful professional look, in my signature vibrant style, which I hope you have enjoyed seeing on this website!
I love Black & White, so unless you tell me otherwise, I will turn roughly 20% B&W during my editing process. I do not deliver the colour version of an image I convert to B&W, as I believe this dilutes the story of your day. I only deliver an image in B&W if it looks better that way.
I refer to the images that I edit as the edited selection. You can expect to receive roughly 45 images per hour of coverage.
Andrew Craner Photography will be responsible for your edited selection of images for 12 months after your wedding date. (I have never deleted a wedding yet, mind you!) Your images will be archived away on multiple hard drives, stored in two locations AND loaded onto our client area. Belt. Braces. Andy can sleep now!
I am based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. If your wedding is over 100 miles away from Leamington I simply add a supplement to cover travel and accommodation costs within England & Wales.
For the engagement shoot (if you are having one!) I am happy to travel to a location of your choice, as the shoot is all about where feels special to you. For distances over 20 miles from Leamington I ask for £1 per mile towards travel expenses.
For destination weddings within the EU, I add a supplement to my unlimited package to cover travel and accommodation costs. For weddings outside the EU, this supplement rises. Please see Prices for the current rates. I will book all of my flights and accommodation, as that’s something I’d never want my couples to have to worry about!
Once you have decided I’m the right wedding photographer for you, (he says smiling and crossing fingers) I will need a deposit of 25% to secure your booking, thus locking in your date for nobody else to pinch! The final balance will need to be paid no later than 1 month before your wedding date. You can pay this in instalments if that helps, and you can always upgrade your package at any time before your day.
Portrait photo shoots usually last between 1-2 hours, but that is not an absolute time limit! I want you to be relaxed, and enjoy the shoot! So I take it as it comes…
Whatever you like is the simple answer!
You and your partner, just you, your family, just the children, newborn babies, bump shoots, your pets, all of you! The goldfish, if it’s particularly photogenic perhaps?!
I will also load your images onto my secure online gallery, and send you a link via email. The gallery will allow you to download all of the print ready digital files directly to your computer. You will also be able to order individual prints in a large range of sizes from a professional lab at sensible prices. Professional quality Box frames, canvases, acrylic blocks and much more are also available – just ask!
You could be forgiven for wondering why on earth would you buy prints from me if you have the files?! The answer is improved quality, access to large and unusual sizes, and my reasonable prices! I use print labs only available to photographers, and you can tell the difference, trust me
I am happy to travel to a location of your choice, as the shoot is all about where feels special to you! For distances over 20 miles from Leamington I ask for £1 per mile towards travel expenses.
Clothes! Ha! Just wear what you normally do. Be yourself. Be comfortable and relaxed. Be ready to have a laugh! You can dress in whatever you like really – posh, fancy, anything at all. 🙂
Can we use props? Yes! Kids will be kept interested if they have their favourite toy, adults too sometimes with silly hats, etc! We are happy to work with whatever props you wish to bring along… or we can even bring some of our own if you give us a heads up…