Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

What areas do you cover?

I live in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire so I’m conveniently placed to travel around Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Cotswolds. However, I love to travel so I’m more than happy to shoot weddings throughout the whole of the UK or even abroad for destination weddings.

How many photos will we receive?

For a full days coverage, you will receive 500+ high resolution edited images. I edit every single image I supply to you to make sure it’s of the highest quality.

How long do you stay for on the day?

I’m typically there from bridal preparations through to your first dance… and then usually around an hour longer to catch your guests on the dance floor. I don’t limit the number of hours of coverage you receive, so if you want me there for the party, I’ll stay for the party!

What time do you arrive for the bridal preparations?

I usually arrive about 2 hours before you leave for your ceremony. This should give me plenty of time to capture the fun you are having with your bridesmaids, along with the nerves and emotions. It’s also a great time to take a few beautiful photos of you in your wedding dress before you head off to your ceremony.

Do you take family group photos?

I am more than happy to take family group photos and see these as an important part of your wedding photography. Have a good think about who you really want to include in the group shots though. I suggest that you keep the number of groups to 10 or less as it can take time to gather people together for each photo – 10 shots can easily take half an hour. I’m sure you would prefer to spend more time with your guests rather than spending too long posing for my camera!

How long should we allow for photos after the ceremony?

I usually recommend leaving at least 1.5 hours between the end of the ceremony and when you are called for your wedding breakfast (excluding travel time). This will allow time for family group shots, a selection of beautiful portraits of the two of you together, and some time to relax and enjoy a drink with your friends and family without rushing around. Whilst you’re relaxing and chatting to your guests I’ll be capturing photos of everyone having fun, and also photographing the room details for your wedding breakfast.

Most of the images you show are of couples and their guests, do you photograph details too?

Absolutely! Although I see people as being the most important part of a wedding day I think it’s also important to capture all those details you’ve spent so long thinking about… and maybe even making yourselves!

What happens if it rains?

Unfortunately, living in the UK, this does happen from time to time! I’m sure you won’t let it spoil your day though so I won’t let it spoil your photos. I’ll keep shooting away and capturing the moments if it’s sunny, raining or even snowing. For family and couple photos, I’ll always scout out indoor locations as a backup plan.

I don’t like my photo being taken – how do you deal with this?

When I first meet couples I am often told that they don’t like having their photos taken. This isn’t a problem. I like to keep your photos relaxed, fun, and with a natural feel to them without the need for you to be getting all posey for me. I find that couples respond well to this and end up actually enjoying it.

Do you have insurance?

Yes, I have both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

After the Wedding

How long will it take before we receive the photos?

Although usually less, it can take 8-10 weeks during busy periods before you see your finished images. Lots of behind the scenes work needs to be done to make sure the final product is finished to the highest standard. As soon as your photos are ready, I will send you the link to your password protected online gallery where you can download your high resolution images.

Do you offer albums?

Yes I do. Albums can be seen as old fashioned but they don’t have to be! I believe it’s so important to see printed photographs in albums as digital files can easily be forgotten about whilst there is something truly magical about having printed photos in front of you. I offer a range of stunning albums by Henley Albums.

Can we print our photos?

Absolutely, they’re your wedding photos! I provide you with full printing and sharing rights. All images in your online gallery are high resolution with no watermarks. If sharing on social media, a credit to ‘Alex Bradbury Photography’ is always appreciated!