Frequently Asked Question - Questions to ask your wedding photographer

Are you insured?

Definatly, I have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance with a leading photography insurance service. (please ensure that whoever photographs your wedding has insurance cover)

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Can my friends and family see my photos?

Yes, if you would like your friends and family to view your wedding photographs then I will supply small information cards at your wedding which will have details and a password to your online images. You will still be the first to see this online gallery and it will only be viewable to your friends and family once you have approved.

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You are recommended by many wedding venues, why is this?

I am very proud that many venues will recommend Chris Freer Photography. This I believe is because I offer a completely professional approach to my work and this includes working with wedding venues to ensure your day runs smoothly, I have never held a meal up yet!

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What areas do you cover?

As well as Cumbria, I have photographed weddings in Scotland, Northumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. I am more than happy to travel to photograph your wedding; it’s often great to visit a new venue. (There is a travel charge for weddings that are over 75 miles away)

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What if I don't like having my photograph taken?

Join the club, neither do I. Not many people really enjoy having their photograph taken but this is why you choose a professional photographer. I work very hard to ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, I would never asked you to do anything you’re not completely comfortable with. Throughout your wedding day I will help build your confidence with simple poses and instruction that will give you great wedding photographs.

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Do you do pre-wedding / engagement photo shoot?

Yes, although these shoots are not to everybody’s taste, they are a fantastic way to see how we will work together on your wedding day. They generally make you feel a lot more relaxed on the big day in front of the camera.

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How will I know when my wedding photographs are online?

Once your wedding photographs are online I will then send you out an email and text message to let you know. I will also let you have your unique password so you will be the first to view the images.

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How do I choose the right package for my wedding?

Easy, simply pick how long you would like me to photograph your wedding, 3, 6 or 9 hours. If you would like me to photograph the bridal preparations and also the evening and first dance then most probably you would require me for 9 hours, if you only want pictures up to the speeches then possibly 6 hours will be enough, but remember with every package you will get your wedding photographs on DVD. After you have chosen the time, you could then choose an album or other product from my range to create your unique wedding package. If you only want the DVD disc after your wedding then this is fine.

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What is your style of wedding photography?

My wedding photography is high quality, creative and contemporary, and I work in a relaxed, informal and non-intrusive way to capture images which will tell the story of your day.

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I have a friend who has said they will photography my wedding, why should I pay for a professional wedding photographer?

Good question! If you are happy for a friend to take your wedding day photographs then please use them, however, a simple search on the internet will quickly show many Brides and Grooms who have regretted taking this chance with their wedding photography. I know that not everybody’s budget is the same; this is why I offer a range of services and products to tailor to your unique day.

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You have many comments from your past clients, are these all genuine?

Defiantly, every comment on this website is from a genuine couple that I have photographed their wedding. Should you wish to speak to my past clients directly then please contact me for details. (Click here for my clients comments page)

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Are you a professional photographer or part-time?

This is always a valid question to ask. I am a professional photographer; I make my living from photographing wedding, portraits, event etc. This means during the week if I am not taking pictures then  I am concentrating on my client’s relations, editing, creating albums, upkeep and maintenance of my website. This is not something that can be crammed into a weekend if I had another career during the week. Anybody who is part-time may really struggle to supply the level of service that you deserve and pay for.

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Can we pay in instalments?

Yes I'm happy to accept payments in instalments either by cheque or bank transfer, as and when you can afford to pay. All I ask is that your balance is paid in full at least 7 days prior to your wedding.

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Do you offer gift vouchers?

Yes, I offer a range of vouchers for my wedding and portrait photography that can be purchsed online. The wedding vouchers can be used towards the cost of a wedding package, albums, canvases, prints or any other service that I offer. They are a great way to help reduce the cost of the day and are an ideal wedding present from your friends or family. (Click here for details of my wedding vouchers)

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How far in advance do we need to book you?

As with any of the popular wedding suppliers, it's best to book as early as possible. I am already getting enquiries for 2016!

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How much deposit do you require?

£150 will secure my services for your wedding day; the balance is due no later than 7 days before the wedding. You can of course pay by instalments.

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Do you have a booking form and contract?

Defiantly, no wedding photography coverage can be secured without a completed booking form and signed contract. Unlike many wedding photographers I feel that a written contract is vital. It outlines my exact obligations to you, agreed prices etc and gives you peace of mind knowing you have a written document. Please be very wary of any photographer who only sends you a booking confirmation by email and no written document or has no contract at all!

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Am I able to buy my wedding photographs directly from you?

Yes, all of my online galleries have a secure online print purchase option. All of the orders are printed by the UK’s number one prolab. You, your family and friends can also purchase other award winning photographic products via my secure online ordering system.

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Do you use any other photographers to photograph my wedding?

Absolutely not! I photograph all the weddings, I edit the pictures, and I prepare the discs and create your albums ready for printing. I believe in supplying the best quality service, products and prices so the only way I can ensure everything is finished to my standards is do it myself.

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You supply the wedding pictures on DVD, can I print these out myself?

Yes, all of the images on the disc that I supply have no restrictions to stop you printing them. They can easily be printed to a size of A2, sometimes even bigger.

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What if you're ill on our wedding day?

I am proud to say that I have never missed a wedding through illness or any other reason. In the extremely unlikely event of not being able to attend on the day, I would do everything possible to arrange an alternative photographer for you through my professional contacts. If I were unable to find an alternative for you, I would give you a full refund.

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