Chris and Fran
With a photojournalistic style, we pride ourselves on creating wedding photographs that stand alone as works of art in their own right. We have worked throughout the country at some extraordinary locations and are regular photographers at many of Bristol’s most popular venues. We take a maximum of 30 wedding bookings a year, which means each couple receives a completely bespoke service and the kind of personal attention which we believe makes our clients feel relaxed and confident in our service. We are based in Bristol but from recommendations we often find ourselves all over the country and over-seas, so please do get in touch to discuss your plans wherever you are based. It’s often a great excuse for us to explore somewhere new!
Q: How do you work on the day?
A: We want to capture the day as it happens. We work in an unobtrusive way in the background capturing the day as it unfolds. We find that by just being ourselves, guests are comfortable around us, which helps us to capture the feeling of your special day as it actually was, rather than as something staged, so when you look back at your pictures afterwards you will be able to see all the things you missed on the day, all the things you remember so well. When we have done our jobs right, there will be images that make you laugh and images that make you cry as our pictures take you right back reliving your day again.
Q: Do you still take posed group shots?
A: Group shots are still an important memory to have. We are very efficient in getting these done quickly so we can get back to taking the candid natural shots we know you really want.
Q: How can I book with you?
A: Simply let us know your wedding date and we will check our availability. We can then arrange to get together for a cup of tea or have an chat online about your day. All that is required to book us is to pay a small deposit to secure your date.
Q: What happens after we have booked?
A: We arrange a time to meet with you where we can chat about your wedding plans and answer any questions you might have. If we can’t find a time that works for you, we can also meet with skype, facetime or even on the phone.
Q: Whats included?
A: After your wedding, you will receive a beautiful wooden USB with all retouched images, as well as your own private online gallery, where you can share your images with friends and family. You also have a licence to print images and use them however you want.
Q: Do you recommend that I have the engagement shoot?
A: A pre-wedding shoot is a great opportunity to meet us, and get to know one other. It also helps you to relax in front of the camera in a relaxed environment while having a fun time. When your wedding day arrives, photography is then one thing you do not have to worry about, you will feel relaxed having us around and can forget about us and enjoy your day.
Q: Can we do anything with our images from the engagement shoot for our wedding?
A: Very much so. As part of your wedding package, you choose your very favourite images, from your pre-wedding shoot, whether you choose one or ten images is up to you. We then have these made into personal cards, that we hand out on your wedding day. Your guests get a personal keepsake of the two of you to take home with them. On the back of the cards, we also print the details of where they can see all the images from the wedding. (Once seen and approved by you, of course) We also offer a mounted print of your favorite image for you as an optional extra, that guests can sign on your wedding day. This makes a lovely wall piece to frame and put on your wall, with well wishes for the two of you from all your guests.
Q: Do I own the copyright?
A. We give full copyright release enabling you to reprint the photos for personal use.
Q: Do you travel?
A: Absolutely, we cover the whole of the UK and internationally also. Within the UK we do not charge for travel. The only exception to this is if a overnight hotel is needed, but you can rest assured we are very reasonable with our costs.
Q: Do we need to provide you with food?
A: Yes please. We get very hungry over the course of the day. We use the time during the wedding breakfast to eat and recharge our energy levels ready for the evenings festivities.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Definitely, we have never had cause to use it, but we have both (Public Liability and Professional Indemnity).
Q: What if you are sick and cannot photograph our wedding?
A: In the unlikely event that one or both of us could not attend your wedding, we have a large network of other professional photographers that we know and trust, that we can ask to shoot your wedding, so you do not have to worry.
Q: When will the photos be ready after the wedding?
A: We know you are excited to se your images and we work hard to get them to you as quickly as possible. Typically it takes us 4-5 weeks, to select and then edit and colour correct all your images, making sure that they are optimized for printing and on-screen viewing. We normally post a few photos as a sneak preview of your wedding on Facebook and our blog-but we always ask permission first. You can then inform your friends and family who can access your Wedding Gallery. They can then view and download images they like without bothering you. We never let photos be seen by family and friends without your approval first.
Q: How can friends and family buy prints?
A: After you receive your private online gallery, friends and family will be able to download or buy fine art prints directly from the gallery.
Q: Do you offer albums, and how do I order one?
A: After you have seen the images from your day and selected your favourite for the album, we will then design the layout to tell the story of your wedding day. The size and number of photos in the album will be determined by the choice you made when deciding on a package, however around sixty images is a good starting point for designing your album. We understand that building the album is a personal and important process, so we also include up to three rounds of changes; multiple change requests may be chargeable.
Q: How long does the Album take to make?
A: Our albums are all hand made and once ordered the album takes between 3-4 weeks to be produced and be delivered to you.