Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When choosing a photographer for your big day there are a myriad of questions couples need to ask. To give you as much information as possible on my website i’ve answered a few more commonly asked ones below.

How do we book you?  Can we meet for a consultation before booking you?

Just get in contact using the Contact page here or by email on info@clivenolanphotography.com or by phone on 01654 782 706……… If you are relatively nearby i am more than happy to meet up for a coffee and discuss your requirements.

Do you do engagement shoots?

I try my very best to do an engagement shoot with every wedding I photograph free of charge. I find it an excellent way to get to know each other, hear your ideas for the big day and get a feel for what you both are like in front of the camera and for you to see what i’m like behind one. I’m a very relaxed, hands off photographer and use little, if any, direction and its good for you to see how I work.

How far are you able to travel and are there travel expenses on top of the fee?

I’m happy to go anywhere! There are travel costs for anything over 50 miles from LL36 (a 100 mile round trip). These are £100 from 50-150 miles and £200 for anything over 150  miles away. For long distance weddings and destination weddings abroad do get in touch and we can work out the specific costs.

Do you have insurance and back up equipment?

I am fully insured as a professional photographer with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity cover.  With regards to back up equipment I wouldn’t photograph a wedding without it. I use two cameras during the day with a variety of lenses and i have an extra camera and lens as extra back up as well as a large number of memory cards.

Do you work with a second shooter or is it just yourself?

I work by myself unless it is absolutely necessary. With the couple before hand I plan as each wedding in as much detail as possible and often have a specific style or approach in mind. In these situations i find that I work better alone and can give a more personal and intimate service. If the wedding is an extremely large one, or you have specific circumstances which require two photographers, then i have a number of professional colleagues I can rely on to assist me. If this is something you think you might require then do please contact me and we can discuss specifics.

How many photographs will we get?

This can vary depending on the situations of the wedding but generally this can be anywhere from 300 to 500 photos from a Full Day coverage with around 100-300 for the Short Day.

Do you design and provide wedding albums and art books and can we order prints through you?

I do a selection of albums and art books and i can bring along samples at the consultation.

How long after our wedding will we get our photographs?

I will endevour to get your photographs to you on a dvd or flash drive between 3 to 6 weeks after your big day, frequently sooner.