WEDDING DAY PHOTOS FAQ

If you're planning a wedding in the next 12-18 months, get in touch now to check availability!

HOW LONG HAS WEDDING DAY PHOTOS BEEN IN BUSINESS?

The business was started by Geoffrey Stemp in the late 70’s. Building up a reputation with the help of Jane in the late 80′s, as Jane & Geoff Photographers, adding the name WeddingDayPhotos.co.uk in 1994 and is now run by Geoff’s son Edwin.

WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?

We mainly cover the Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Cheshire areas. We regularly travel as far as Chester, Liverpool, Sheffield and have even done special weddings in France and Italy! We will consider shooting at any location if travel and accommodation costs are covered.

WHO WILL BE TAKING THE PHOTOS?

Edwin will be the main photographer for your day, directing and arranging groups with an assistant/second shooter.

WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE?

Edwin Stemp MA, Geoff’s son, has been working as a commercial photographer for over 13 years, working in fashion and advertising photography as well as over 15 years prior assisting his father and shooting weddings. His most recent work can be viewed at HighContrast.

Our assistants all have over 2 years experience and are trained by ourselves to the standards required for any event such as a wedding or commercial project.

Do you work alone?

No, we always work in pairs – main photographer and assistant. This way we ensure we cover your event from at least two angles while maintaining professional practices at all times.

What equipment do you use?

We shoot on Nikon Digital SLRs. A wide variety of lenses, speed lights and full studio lights if required for dark/rainy days. All images are backed-up on the day as we shoot using a portable backup drive.

Are you insured?

Yes, we are insured for our equipment and public liability up to £5m.

Do you supply images on a disc?

Yes. You will receive a copy of all finished images on USB Memory Stick.

You will also receive a link to our site to view the highlights of your day (around 140 images). And a second gallery of all the finished images will be made available shortly afterwards where prints can be ordered from.

What is a Studio Booth?

Studio Booth is a self-service photo-booth setup that uses fashion-style lighting with an iMac and iPad to view images as they’re taken. We print images from the booth and stick them in your album for guests to sign. The service has proved amazingly popular and fun for guests of all ages. The booth is supervised at all times and comes with an optional props/accessories such as sunglasses, wigs and picture frame etc…

The setup simply requires a floor space of 3m x 3m and a single mains powerpoint nearby.

Can we choose to have all our images in black & white?

Yes. Typically we convert around 20% of images to black and white when we think the shot suits that style, however we’re happy to make as many conversions as you wish without any extra charge.

How many pictures will I get?

This will vary depending on a few factors such as how long you wish us to cover your day for, number of guests, locations available and venues. On average couples receive between around 300-350 images for ceremony-only packages, or 800-1000 images for full-day coverage.

Do you supply wedding albums?

Yes. We supply two ranges of books and albums. The first is a coffee-table style book starting from £230. We also supply a range of albums and parent-books from GraphiStudio starting from around £280.

You’ll be able to select the images you wish to include in your album via our online tools. Once the design has been completed by ourselves, we’ll email you a PDF proof before it goes to print, ensuring that you’re 100% happy with the selection and design.

Can I or my guests order prints from you?

Yes. All your images will be uploaded to an online gallery offering a print ordering service. This can be handy for your guests/family/friends wishing to purchase prints. This gallery can also be used to select images to go into your album.

Do you offer retouching?

Yes. Basic retouching such as removal of skin blemishes, hair corrections and small adjustments cost from £5/per person. More complex retouching is quoted upon request.

What if you’re sick/ill/can’t cover our wedding for any reason once we’ve booked?

We’re well connected with many professional photographers and assistants across the Northwest and would supply an experienced professional to cover your day according to our brief and schedule.

Do you offer discounts for mid-week weddings?

Yes. We have off-peak rates that we can offer if your wedding is on a week-day. Discounts are typically around 10%-20% but this varies on the time of year and availability.

How much notice do we need to give you before booking?

Typically couples book us between 12-24 months prior to their wedding day. We have been booked with as little as 1 months notice however this is quite rare and our workload during the summer months can mean that we’re not always available at short notice.

Can you offer wedding videos?

We can recommend experienced professionals who we’ve worked with before. Please ask for references with your enquiry.

Do you offer pre-wedding/engagement shoots?

Yes. Please ask about this with your enquiry.

I’m interested in booking you, what should I do next?

Simply complete our enquiry form with the basic information requested. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 24hrs with prices and further information. Couples are most welcome to visit us and discuss their day in more detail prior to booking. A deposit of just £295 is required to secure the booking.