Your Wedding Photography Questions Answered
Planning your wedding is an exciting journey filled with anticipation and dreams of your perfect day. At Dominic Smith Photography, we’re here to ensure that your photography experience is seamless, enjoyable, and tailored to your needs. To help you along the way, we’ve compiled this comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to address any queries you may have about our wedding photography services.
We understand that choosing a wedding photographer is a significant decision, and you likely have numerous questions about the process, packages, and what to expect. This FAQ page is designed to provide you with clear and concise answers to common inquiries, offering insights into our approach, pricing, and how we can make your wedding photography experience truly special.
How long is “Full Day”
This is normally from around the time hair and makeup arrive until after first dance. We always make a point of sticking around as long as people are up and dancing after your first dance because if we were to run for the door we could miss all of your guests enjoying themselves and letting their hair down.
When should I book my wedding photographer?
I usually advise to book as early as possible. In the same way as most venues only support a single wedding per day, your photographer can only work one as well. If you have your heart set on a specific photographer I would suggest booking them at the same time you book your venue. The same also applies for a videographer too.
When do you require payment?
For weddings within 12 months I always ask for 50% of the total amount as the booking fee and the remaining 50% 30 days prior to the wedding itself. If you are booking more than 12 months in advance then I will split the booking fee so 25% of the total is payable at booking and 25% 12 months before with the remaining 50% 30 days prior.
Can we meet with you before the wedding?
Absolutely. I always prefer to have a meeting with all Bride and Grooms around one month prior to their wedding day, this allows me to find out more about you as a couple and to make sure that I have all the important information to ensure the details that matter to you are covered.
We are having the wedding and reception at different locations, is this a problem?
This is not a problem at all and is quite common.
How far do you travel?
I am happy to travel to your wedding regardless of where it is. I include travel for approximately one hour from my location to your wedding. If your wedding is taking place outside of this radius then additional costs may be involved depending if overnight stays or excess fuel costs are incurred. With international weddings I can provide a custom quotation to include the travel requirements however these are also dependant on any visa requirements for the country in question.
How many photos should I expect?
This depends on the coverage you choose and on the specifics of your day. A normal full day can deliver 500 to 700 images. If you have activities such as gladiator style inflatables or bucking broncos then you can expect this number to rise.