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Brides Preparations – YES or NO?

FAQs – frequently asked questions: Firstly, it’s about you; are you and the wedding party comfortable with having this very intimate part of your day photographed?

Brides can sometimes feel this is something they should have however Brides, close family and the wedding party may not wish to be photographed on the morning of the wedding. You and your family may wish to begin the day quietly with just those you love around; we are extremely unobtrusive when working however this is something you may need to consider. This service is also Bridal Preparations and we stay with the Bride for this part of the preparations, this is very much where reportage photography comes into play.

(In a straight-sex wedding, I would focus most of my pre-wedding time with the bride, however, if the couple is getting ready at the same location then “at times and if possible” spend time between both. When separate locations have been chosen, I would spend this time with the Bride. In a same-sex wedding where separate locations for the preparations have been chosen (two brides or two grooms) I would ask they decide, well in advance, who wishes to have this part of the day photographed)

We always leave an hour prior to your ceremony to ensure we arrive well in advance, to capture your ceremony

Therefore should you wish to have photographs of you having your wedding gown being laced, please ensure this begins in advance of us leaving for your ceremony.

Should I back up all of my images and videos?

Backing up your Photos and/or mpg4 video – Please be sure to backup all of your wedding images and/or mpg4 video, we only hold onto backups for a duration of 3 months.

How many Group Photos should we have taken?

This a popular question from couples; one of the most important aspects of your day are the memories you have recorded however I’m sure you have experienced weddings where the Photography has taken up more time than you and your guests enjoying the special moments with friends and family, this is why it is essential to balance the number of Group photos, I personally, would recommend keeping these to a minimum, then you and your guests can truly enjoy the celebrations. Naturally, if you have any impromptu shots throughout the day, let me know, it’s never a problem whatsoever. However I always say, “you want to spend as much time with your family and friends as possible, should you wish to have just the two of you photographed we love to spend 20 mins with the two of you, away from your guests.

Fusion - Photo & Video

Photography mixed with Video.

500 beautifully edited photos from your wedding day, online gallery, Landscape Coffee table Album, USB with images

Video Compilation:

1. Venue Scenes

2. Entrance of the Bride.

3. The Vows First Kiss.

4. The procession down the aisle.

5. Entrance to wedding breakfast.

6. Groom’s Speech (Only)

7. Cutting of the cake

8. First dance.

9. Fireworks

10. Champagne fountain

11. Sparklers

The commencement of the Bride and Groom’s arrival at the wedding breakfast, the ceremonial Cutting of the wedding cake, the inaugural dance, as well as the display of fireworks, sparklers, and Champagne fountain are systematically documented through high-resolution photography. Employing flash techniques for enhanced stop-motion effects, these meticulously captured moments undergo meticulous editing and integration into your wedding video, forming a cohesive and visually compelling montage.

Are you a professional?

Yes, I have been photographing weddings for over 30yrs, and I am very skilled and passionate about my work, I’m also a firm believer in the true meaning of the word Professional, photography is my profession, I do not photograph weddings on the weekend and then work elsewhere through the week, this is my profession 24/7.

Do you take a Second Shooter along for the Wedding?

We are a team of two, you’ll always have two Photographers on your Wedding day 

Are you insured?

Yes, I am fully insured however I always suggest that clients take out wedding insurance as this covers everything from any problems with a supplier, damage caused to the wedding attire or if you have to cancel due to accident, illness, etc.

Should we visit the venue with you?

If this is your desired wishes then naturally I will always try to meet Brides at the venue, however, lighting, foliage can be completely different on your wedding day, therefore, I always arrive up to two hours prior to the ceremony, which gives me ample opportunity to view the location; I have recorded weddings in many diverse places over the years from Castles through to caves, therefore, my experience is one of the highest and you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

Photographed anybody famous?

Yes, I have recorded many weddings with celebrities, from George Michael, Jenson Button, Billy Ocean, Connie Fisher, Paddy Brennan, Bewitched, 911, many West end stars.

Do you use Flash?

Another popular question, I love working with natural light, keeping the true ambiance of the scene, overuse of flash alters the look and feel of the image, if there are soft lights, candlelit rooms, then I love to capture this within the photograph where possible.

Do we need to meet with you?

It’s always a pleasure to meet with clients however this isn’t necessary, weddings are very time consuming for the Bride and Groom, and therefore you can relax and leave everything to me with regards to recording your day also because of the documentary-style we love to let the day unfold naturally.

Is the weather a problem?

Every Bride wants beautiful weather, however, this really isn’t an issue, I have photographed weddings in Snow, Rain, Hail, and thunderstorms, every situation adds to the occasion and quite often overcast days have the most incredible natural light.

How does it work if we decide to have a Wedding Album as part of our service?

Your wedding photos will be ready for you 2 weeks after your wedding; these we will be sent to you Special Delivery. Your personal Gallery will be uploaded for you to view/download two weeks after your wedding, from your very own Gallery page, you can design and order you beautiful bespoke album.

How long have you been photographing weddings?

Over 25 years, I used to work freelance for many large corporate companies and have produced work for companies such as Disney and Sony however I only document weddings now as this has always been my passion.

How many images do we receive?

We do not limit the number of images you receive for your wedding. Many photography companies will offer a limit of 300/400 on disk, my style of photography is to ensure I capture the perfect shot therefore when you receive your photos, they are individual images and no limit is set, it could be anything from 700/1000 on USB.

Can we choose our music?

Absolutely, this is very important as it adds that special touch to your Wedding Video highlights.

Do you supply Albums?

Yes, we supply a coffee table and the beautiful leather-bound stunning wedding album.

Do you supply Images or Footage as RAW?

I have been a photographer and cameraman for many years and I understand the Wedding Photography Art to a T, I shoot with top Pro cameras which are known to be the best cameras in the world, they produce incredible imagery, my service to you is to provide you with outstanding and finished works, therefore I do not supply unedited or RAW images or footage.

When do we receive the USB with our photos?

I make it my aim for you to receive your photographs on your return from the honeymoon or two weeks after your wedding.

When do we receive the USB with our photos?

I make it my aim for you to receive your photographs on your return from the honeymoon or two weeks after your wedding.

Is it you that documents the wedding our day?

Unlike many companies; you book me and I photograph your day for you.

Have you photographed weddings inside before?

Many Brides ask this question and the answer is approximately 50% of a wedding is document are inside, the Ceremony, Speeches, cutting of the cake and your first dance.

Should we have a Receiving Line?

A great tip to bear in mind is, try to keep the conversations with your guests as short as possible, if you have 80 guests and each guest chats for a minute the time runs away for you.

Images: Unlike many other companies, you receive all your images taken on your day, there is absolutely no limit on the photos taken, and there are no hidden costs.

What is your booking fee?

Booking Fee: To secure your date, a booking fee of 35% (thirty five percent) is required; the full balance of which is due 8 weeks before your wedding.

You will be thrilled with our Wedding Photography and/or Video Service

What are your terms and conditions?

    1. **Services and Property Rights**: Upon receipt of the Booking Fee, it is considered an order for Photography and Editing services. All materials produced remain the property of FX Works.
    1. **Limitation of Liability**: The Photographer limits liability for loss, damage, or failure to deliver services due to technical failure, injury, or unforeseen circumstances to a refund of deposits or balance paid.
    1. **Reservation and Non-Refundable Fees**: Receipt of the booking fee reserves the agreed time and date exclusively. Consequently, booking fees and balances, as outlined in section 6 below, are non-refundable, regardless of date changes or venue cancellations.
    1. **Rescheduling**: In exceptional cases, subsequent discussions may lead to rescheduling services for a future date, subject to agreement between the client and FX Works.
    1. **Ownership of Films and Previews**: All films and previews are the exclusive property of FX Works, and only the terms as written herein are binding between the parties.
    1. **Scheduling and Ceremonial Coverage**: We aim to arrive well in advance of your ceremony. Please note that if you require specific pre-ceremony photographs, they should commence before our departure for the ceremony.
    1. **Non-Payment and Reservation**: Failure to pay the balance by the due date permits FX Works to secure other bookings or, except under extenuating circumstances, refrain from providing services. (Balance due 12 weeks before the event.)
    1. **Cancellation Policy**: Cancellation terms are as follows: 

       – 85 days = 30% Balance

       – 60 days = 50% Balance

       – 55 days = 70% Balance

       – 42 days = 100% Balance 

       (Refer to section 4 for extenuating circumstances)

    1. **Advance Booking and Payment**: For weddings booked more than [18 months] in advance, full payment is required to secure the date for both the client and FX Works for insurance purposes.
    1. **Reminder Notices**: Generally, reminder notices will not be issued.
    1. **Delivery upon Full Payment**: No part of any order will be delivered until the balance is paid in full.
    1. **Acknowledgment of Photographic Process**: The Client acknowledges that photography is not an exact science. Any defects arising from materials, equipment, or procedures are waived from claims of negligence, breach of warranty or contract, mental harm, or distress.
    1. **Photochromatic Anomalies**: Due to certain materials and dyes, exact color replication as seen by the human eye may not be possible. Images are edited for pleasing color balance based on flesh tones.
    1. **Recording of Vows**: For the 4K wedding video, recording of vows is contingent upon confirmation from the Priest/Registrars.
    1. **Liability Limitation**: FX Works’ liability is limited to the refund of booking fees and/or balance paid.
    1. In the event that a determination is made to proceed with the arrangement of group photos, it is hereby agreed that a designated attendee shall be assigned for the explicit purpose of facilitating and organizing the groups. This assigned individual shall undertake responsibilities related to the coordination and orderly execution of the group photo session, ensuring the efficient and effective organization of participants for the aforementioned purpose. 
    1. **Editing Preferences and Backups**: Clients are encouraged to review our wedding photography and editing style. Any re-edits beyond the provided services will incur additional charges. It is advisable for clients to create personal backups as FX Works retains full backups for only three months.

    Kindly ensure you have thoroughly read and understood our FAQs regarding Bridal preparation and Group Photos.