FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WEDDING FAQS

Once you have decided I’m the right wedding photographer for you, (I’m typing this bit with crossed fingers!) my deposit is £400 to book me for my prep to party package. 

Once your deposit is paid, your date is locked in with me and nobody else can pinch it!

I’ll invoice you for the final balance 1 month before your wedding. You’ll need to have paid 100% of your final package price before your wedding day.

You can always upgrade your package at any time before the final balance has been paid. You don’t need to make a decision on which of my optional extras (if any) to include when you pay your deposit to secure me for your date.

It’s really normal for me to be booked up to 2 years in advance, and often my couples are not sure on all the details that far out. The important bit is just to pay your deposit to lock me in for your date and then we can discuss which optional extras might suit you nearer the time as part of our pre wedding meeting.

Not longer than 4 weeks after your wedding, you’ll get an email from me giving you access to a cool highlights slideshow of your day.

The slideshow will be some of my favourite images from each key stage of your day, edited in advance so you can see them relatively quickly after the wedding. You’ll be able to share this slideshow with as many people as you like.

I’ll be in touch again not longer than 10 weeks after your wedding date once the remaining images have been edited. I will update the gallery where the slideshow is hosted to also include ALL of your edited photos for viewing and downloading.

I will also post a cool branded USB memory stick out to you at the same time so you have a physical copy of your image files & the slideshow. 

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.

I 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 your private online gallery. Belt. Braces. Andy can sleep now!

As with most professional photographers, Andrew Craner Photography will always own the copyright of all of the images.

You will always receive the high resolution digital files from your wedding day with permission to print and share to your heart’s content!

All this really means is that I retain the right to use a few of my favourite images on my website and social media to promote my business (and how amazing you look to your family & friends!). I ALWAYS double check you are happy for me to use your images before I post them anywhere. I take my customers right to privacy very seriously and always respect their wishes.

I’m sure you’ll agree that this website would be pretty boring if I could not post any of my work! That’s what the copyright thing is all about, to be honest, nothing more.

I am based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. I’m very happy to travel all over England and Wales for prep to party package.

If your wedding is more than a 90 minute drive away from Leamington I simply add a £150 supplement to cover travel and accommodation costs as it’s likely I’ll need to sleep over for at least one night depending on the timings of your day.

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!

For destination weddings within the EU, my minimum spend requirement is my 10 hour package plus the evening coverage add on. This is a total of £1790 for the photography. I also charge a £700 supplement to cover travel, flights and accommodation costs. This is a grand total of £2490 as a minimum spend for weddings within the EU.

I will book all of my own flights and accommodation, as that’s something I’d never want my couples to have to worry about!

family sessions FAQS

I charge a small non-refundable fee to cover the shoot itself and the time I spend afterwards editing your photos to a stunning professional standard in my signature vibrant style.

If you need to move your booking, that’s not a problem. Shoot dates can be postponed for no fee if something pops up, so don’t sweat it 🙂

Once the photos from your session are ready to view, I’ll send you a link to an online slideshow in a private gallery.

You will then have a choice of 3 packages to choose from. Full price details are on my Family & Kids prices page HERE

Stuck for ideas on what to buy somebody special in your life for Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day, Birthdays or Christmas presents? Why not book them a photoshoot with 10 digital photos and £30 of gallery credit included for only £245! 

Once you have seen your slideshow inside your private online gallery and chosen which package you’d like to buy, the gallery will allow you to download the number of files that matches your package and it will allow you to spend your gallery credit on whatever products you fancy.

You’ll 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 :-)

Amazing quality prints and wall canvases can be bought from the online gallery and will be posted directly to you. I use print labs only available to professional photographers, and you can tell the difference, trust me. 🙂 Funky coffee table albums, box wall frames, and free standing glacier blocks are also available, just ask!

Portrait photo shoots usually last between 1.5 – 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!

Examples include:

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 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, casual, 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…

As with most professional photographers, Andrew Craner Photography will always own the copyright of all of the images.

You will always receive the high resolution digital files from your wedding day with permission to print and share to your hearts content!

All this really means is that I retain the right to use a few of my favourite images on my website and social media to promote my business (and how amazing you look to your family & friends!). I ALWAYS double check you are happy for me to use your images before I post them anywhere. I take my customers right to privacy very seriously and always respect their wishes.

I’m sure you’ll agree that this website would be pretty boring if I could not post any of my work! That’s what the copyright thing is all about, to be honest, nothing more.