Bride and Groom Laughing

WEDDING FAQs

How do we view our wedding images?

Not longer than 8 weeks after your wedding, your print ready (high-res) images 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 friends and family. 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

Can we buy individual prints?

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!

How many photos do you take?

Depending on the length of coverage, I may shoot up to 5000 photos! I always take multiple shots of the same moment to make sure I do not fall fowl of people with their eyes closed or the odd blurry mis-hap! I will sort through these and narrow it down to 200–400 ‘picks’ depending on the coverage duration. These picks all get edited to make sure they look AMAZING, including turning some that lend themselves to it into black & white. I refer to these as the edited selection. My favourites from the edited selection will be featured on the blog. (Yes, I will make you famous, I do not charge for this!)

How long do you hold onto the images for and do you back them up?

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!

Will I own the copyright to my images?

Not quite! 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 on email and Facebook to your hearts content!

However you will not be able to sell, modify or enter any of your photos into any kind of contest. You weren’t planning to do that, right?! 🙂

Where are you based, and where are you prepared to travel to?

I am based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. If your wedding is over 100 miles away from Leamington then I would require an additional £200 to cover travel and accommodation costs.

For the engagement shoot 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.

What are your fees International Weddings?

Destination weddings outside the UK

For destinations outside the UK I ask that return economy flights and 3 nights accommodation are paid for, plus £150 per additional day. This will allow me time to scout ideal locations and generally prepare.

Will I need to pay a deposit to secure my booking?

Once you have decided I am the wedding photographer for you, (he says smiling and crossing fingers) I will need a deposit of £400 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 2 months 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 FAQs

Will I own the copyright to my images?

Not quite! As with most professional photographers, Andrew Craner Photography will always retain the copyright of all of the images.

You will always receive the high resolution digital files from your portrait session with permission to print and share on email and Facebook to your hearts content!

However you will not be able to sell, modify or enter any of your images into any kind of contest. You weren’t planning to do that, right?! 🙂

When do I pay for a Portrait shoot?

The full shoot fee is required on the placement of booking.

If you need to cancel your booking, you will get a full refund. Shoot dates can be postponed for no fee if something pops up, so don’t sweat it 🙂

Stuck for ideas on what to buy somebody for a Valentines, Birthday or Christmas present? Why not book them a shoot?

How long do we need for a portrait shoot?

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…

What subjects are covered by a portrait shoot?

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!??!

What can we buy after the shoot?

Amazing quality prints and wall canvasses can be purchased 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!

How do we view the finished images?

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 :-)

 

How far will you travel for a photo shoot?

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.

What should I wear?

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…