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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. On receipt of the Booking Fee constitutes an order for the Photographing, Editing. It is understood that any and all materials remain the property of the FX works.
  2. The Photographer limits any liability for loss, damage or failure to deliver the service due to technical failure/Death and or injury, to return of all deposits and/or Balance made.
  3. Upon receiving the booking fee, the FX works reserves the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, all booking fees (and/or Balances received as of section 6 below) are non-refundable, even if the date is changed or Venue cancelled for any reason.
  4. Under extenuating circumstances, and subsequent discussions with the client,  thefxworks will offer to provide the Photography and//or filming services for a future date.
  5. Unless noted above all film and previews are the property of the FX works. Only the terms as written herein binding upon the parties.
  6. Non-payment of the balance by the due date will entitle the FX works to secure another booking and/or (unless extenuating circumstances) will not be present at the wedding. (Balance due 6 weeks before)
  7. If Cancellation is received  – (payment to thefxworks as follows) Cancellation received 85 days = 30% Balance: 60 days = 50% Balance: 55 days = 70% Balance: 42 days = 100 % Balance must be paid. (Refer to section 4)
  8. If you are Pre-Booking your wedding in advance of [ 18 months ] thefxworks will request Full balance in order to secure your date both for you the client, and thefxworks for insurance purposes.
  9. As a rule, reminder notices will not be issued.
  10. No part of any order may be delivered until the balance is paid in full.
  11. The Client is hereby notified and agrees that the Photography is not an exact science and if a film or other materials prove defective, because of defects in materials, equipment, or procedures, the undersigned agrees specifically to waive claims of negligence, breach of warranty or contract, mental harm or distress.
  12. Photochromatic Anomalies: Owing to the reflectance caused by a combination of certain dyes and materials, especially in man-made fibers, it is sometimes impossible to record on camera the exact color of materials as seen by the human eye. The images will provide a pleasing color balance based on flesh tones.
  13. If you are choosing to have the 4K wedding video ONLY please understand that the recording of the vows is on the understanding that confirmation of the Priest/ Registrars to allow this.
  14. The FX works liability is limited to refund of booking fees and/or Balance.
  15. It is highly recommended that clients make personal backups of all images to cloud storage as thefxworks will only hold full backup for 3 months.
  16. Please ensure you have read and fully understood our FAQs with regards to Bridal preparation and Group Photos.