FAQ's - Sam Ralph Photography

Frequently Asked Questions

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What if I don't like having my photo taken ?

This is the most common thing I come across as a photographer. A lot of couples do not like the idea of spending their wedding day posing and feeling uncomfortable in front of the camera. My style is to be as unobtrusive as possible and to keep in the background as much as I can. It is your wedding day so if want to do a few posed shots then fine , if not that's also fine and yes you can change your mind on the wedding day and decide to have a few posed shoots if you wish. It is entirely you choice , either way I will record your day and all it's emotions and romance and happiness. 

How long do you photograph at a wedding ? 

Being a storyteller I like to cover the day as much as I can from early till late which is normally till the first dance or the cutting of the cake which ever is the later.

How long does it take to receive our photos after the wedding ?

It really depends on how many weddings i have done before yours ? But on average you would probably be looking at about 3 to 5 weeks. 

How far in advance should I book you ?

The sooner the better really , 12 months in advance is common and further still is not uncommon. Once booked the date is yours plus the price you book me at is the price you pay so if my price goes up in between time you will still only pay the price at the time of booking thus avoiding any price increases ?     

Do you cover shorter hours during weddings ?

My style is to cover your day from start to late and when you book me you book me for the day so either way I am free to shoot with you for the day.

Will you help us and advise us to make decisions if necessary ?

If you need any help with any aspect of your wedding I am there to help and advice. No matter if it is photography or any other part of the planning process I can help.

Can you get a second photographer ?

Yes I work with other photographers when I need them but there is an extra charge for their services depending on the details I can get you a price. 

The images files on a USB stick , can I make prints of them ?

Yes once I give you the high resolution images they are yours with no water marks for your personal use to print and share with your family and friends.

How many photos can I expect to receive ?

Depending on the package you choose will depend on how photos you can expect but at the very least 200 images and probably more. 

Do you ever shoot more than one Wedding in a day ? 

No my philosophy is to capture the story of your day in photos and in order to do that I need to be around for the whole day.

Can we meet and have a chat ? 

If you are local yes I like to meet and chat with all my customers to go over details before the big day. If you are busy or a distance away we can chat on Skype or the phone which ever is more preferable to you.  

Do you have Professional Insurance.

Yes I have Liability And Indemnity Insurance. 

How do I book you and do you need a deposit ?

In order to book your date and I need a non refundable deposit of £100. As soon as this is received your booking is secured and I will send you and receipt and invoice. Full payment is required no later than two weeks before the wedding.

Where are you based and where do you travel ?

I am based in Greater Manchester and I will travel anywhere with an extra reasonable charge depending on distance ?  

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