We’ve put some information & advice together, which we hope you’ll find helpful whilst planning your wedding & thinking about photography. Any advice we offer is based on our past experience & is to help you get the very best from us & the most awesome photographs! Thanks for taking the time to read through it. If you’d like to ask our advice, or if you have any questions regarding timings or plans for your day, please don’t hesitate to get in touch & we’ll be happy to help. You’ll find a timeline of what to expect from us & when at the bottom of this page. We’ll send a link to our online Wedding Schedule for you to complete with the details & timings of your day around 6 weeks before your wedding. Happy planning!
Please ensure that you allow time in your schedule for the group/family photos & bride-groom portraits during daylight hours. We work mostly with natural light and this will capture you & your guests at your most fabulous. For Winter weddings, we advise that you book an earlier slot for your ceremony, to give you (and us!) as much daylight as possible. Don’t forget the sun goes to bed early in the Winter time!
The morning buzz & excitement is always fun to photograph. We work unobtrusively, chatting a little with your closest friends & family and taking lots of candid shots to tell this part of the story – champagne drinking, hair and make up prep, hitting the pub for a couple of pre-match beers…
If you’ve booked two photographers, Hannah will be with the groom & Toby will be with the bride on your wedding morning (distances permitting). We’ll arrive around 2 hours before you need to leave for your ceremony. Please arrange for Hannah to have a lift with the groomsmen to your ceremony, as Toby will have our car.
If you’ve booked Toby solo, he’ll mostly be hanging out with the bridal party on your wedding morning. If the groom is getting ready at the same location or really closeby, he may have chance to pop and get a few shots of the groomsmen putting on ties or having a drink.
It’s always worth reminding your parents / bridesmaids / ushers etc. that we’ll be rocking up with our cameras in the morning & making sure everybody’s wearing something they feel comfortable being photographed in. With lots of people rushing around things can get a little busy & space may be at a premium. We shoot in a documentary style, so as a rule what we see tends to be in the photos, so if you don’t want pairs of pants / cardboard boxes etc. as your backdrop it’s a good idea to do a sweep & remove some clutter.
The most beautiful, flattering light is the natural light coming through windows. If you can find somewhere with plenty of natural light to get ready & ask your hair & make-up artist to set up near the window it can really help to create beautiful shots.
We’re very happy to take some more traditional portraits of you & your families. We do strongly recommend that you keep these to a maximum of 8 groups because we want you to have time to enjoy your day & these can often take longer than you’d imagine. Please allow approx. 5 mins for each group photograph in your schedule. We recommend that group shots are scheduled just after your ceremony, before guests have chance to wander too far! As we shoot in a documentary style for the rest of the day please ensure you include any VIPs in your group photos.
We ask you to nominate two helpers, who will be in charge of rounding up the right people for the photos. Please let them know this is their role. We advise choosing helpers with big voices, who won’t be wearing super high heels and who know each side of the family. It helps things runs more smoothly and saves lots of valuable party time!
We’d love to take some gorgeous, natural portraits of the two of you. We usually schedule these just before your guests are called to the wedding breakfast, so you don’t miss out on too much action. Please allow approx. 25 mins for these. The golden hour, just before sunset, can also be a magic time for portraits, so be prepared – we may steal you for 10 mins later in the evening to get those killer shots.
We’d be super grateful if you could provide us with a cooked meal to be served at the same time as the wedding breakfast. Hannah doesn’t eat meat, so fish or veggie options, please. We’re not anti-social but we’ll need to sit separately from your guests, as we’ll use this time to back-up our images & maybe take some additional photos around the venue. Thank you!
It’s not too late to add a couples shoot to your package – you’ll get some awesome shots of the two of you for your wall & it’s a great chance to meet up, chat about your wedding & help you to feel more relaxed in front of the camera. If you’ve already booked a Couples Shoot as part of your package we’ll be in touch soon to arrange a date.
You can order one of our beautiful Fine Art Albums at any time before or after your wedding. They’re the perfect way to remember your wedding day & each collection is designed by us, so you’ll receive a bespoke wedding storybook. You can find out more here. Psssssst! The Album Package offers you a whopping £100 discount on individually priced albums 🙂
Your final balance is due, please. We'll send you an invoice, so no need to worry about setting a reminder.
We’ll send a link to complete your online Wedding Schedule
We’ll give you a call for a quick catch up & go over the details of your day
Your Slideshow is ready! Woo hoo!
Your full gallery will go live. We’ll send a link to your online gallery, where you & your guests can view & download your photos, order prints & share to social media
You'll receive your USB of images in a lovely little package.