Frequently Asked Questions

It isn’t every day you book a wedding photographer so to help eliminate any confusion when booking your photography I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that hopefully cover most of the process. If you still feel like you have questions that are unanswered please do not hesitate to drop me an email at hello@sarahbethphoto.co.uk

So we want to book you, what happens next?

Well after we have done a little celebratory high five (another thing checked off the wedding list!) I will send over an invoice with all your boring money bits and information on how to secure your date with a booking fee. I like to keep in contact with all my couples during the wedding planning stage, working in the wedding industry you tend to get to know a lot of suppliers so I am always happy to give recommendations and tips if needed.

Around 4 months prior to your wedding I send out an online “wedding details” form, this includes a few brief questions outlining timings and locations for your big day. This information will help me begin to plan a little itinerary for myself so I know exactly where to be and at what time on the day. Included in my package is also a complimentary pre-wedding photo-shoot and consultation, which I usually plan in around 4-5 weeks prior to your big day. This is a great opportunity for us to have a catch up about your plans and go through the who’s-who of your family and who you would like photos with on the day.

What is a pre-wedding consultation?

I arrange to meet with all of my couples around 4 – 5 weeks prior to your wedding day. This gives us the opportunity to catch up about your wedding plans and allows me to build a timeline of your day. If you are out of the area and cannot find a suitable time to meet I am happy to call or Skype.

Do we need to have the engagement shoot?

The engagement shoot I offer additional to my wedding package is a great opportunity for us to have some fun and get to know each other before the big day. I like to keep the shoot relaxed and fun usually lasting around and hour. The location can be up to you, it can be somewhere sentimental to you both or we could just go crazy and pick somewhere random to have a bit of a day out! I love seeing what couples do with their images, often using them to decorate their reception area at their wedding venue or using them as thank you cards.
Due to the nature of my working week, all engagement shoots are booked between Monday-Friday (great excuse to take a day off work!)
I am happy to travel around Hu11 and surrounding areas up to a 20 mile round trip however locations further afield may incur a small travel expense.

Engagement shoots are £200 for a one hour session. You will receive all edited images in high resolution in an online gallery.

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When do we need to pay?

I ask for a booking fee of £200, which is deducted from the total package price. The booking fee saves your wedding date and ensures I am exclusively your photographer for the day and will not take any further bookings. After the booking fee is paid any other payments can be made in instalments right up until the 1st of the month prior to your wedding date. For example, if your wedding date is August 17th, full payment would be due and payable July 1st. I currently accept cash, bank transfer and PayPal as methods of payment.

Do you work with a second photographer?

My package just includes myself on your wedding day, however I do offer the option of adding an extra photographer to your coverage for £200. A second photographer is a good option when you are planning a large wedding with a high number of guests, having that extra bod there ensures better coverage of your guests throughout the day. I work closely with some very talented photographers in my local area who are more than happy to help out on the day.

Do you photograph weddings abroad?

I sure do! I am based in East Yorkshire UK, but I love to travel. I have already had the opportunity to photograph abroad and loved every minute. More and more couples are choosing to book photographers from home for their weddings abroad, mainly because of the differing styles of photography other countries have to offer. If you are thinking of booking an English speaking photographer for your destination wedding get in touch as I offer bespoke wedding packages to suit your budget. Help me tick off a country from my bucket list!

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How safe are my photos?

After every wedding I shoot, I back up online as well as to two separate external hard drives so you can guarantee your images are safe and secure during the editing process. I always recommend once you have received all your images that you back-up also.

Do you charge travel expenses?

I am more than happy to travel further afield, I do not charge for the first 20 miles of HU11 however after that a small charge may apply.

How long will we have to wait before receiving our images?

I currently have a lead-time of 4-6 weeks but I continually keep you up-dated during the editing process and even throw in a few sneak peaks!

How many images will I receive?

The amount of images you will receive will be completely dependant on your day. I always aim to tell your day exactly how it happens and capture as much as possible. Actually, the only time I ever stop shooting is during your wedding breakfast because lets face it nobody wants photos of uncle bob tucking into his roast beef diner! 😉

Do you bring spare equipment?

I always carry two high-end DSLR cameras with me on a wedding day in case the problem did arise that one camera failed. I also bring with me a wide range of lenses and a back-up flash-gun as well.

Do you have photographers insurance?

I am fully insured with public liability and also indemnity insurance.

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