After you've chosen the perfect venue and set your date ...
the next big decision will be who you want to capture your special day. Do not underestimate the importance of this choice, your photographs will be one of the only reminders you have looking back at your wedding day. Each photographer will have their own unique style and editing technique, so make sure you research well. If you feel that we could be suitable for your big day, then you’re ready to move forward.
First thing to do is obviously make sure we are available on your date, we regularly take bookings 2 years in advance, particularly in peak season (May through to September) so don’t hesitate to get the ball rolling.
If we are available, we will invite you to a no obligation complimentary consultation. This is where you come to see us and we have a good old chat about, you as a couple, your wedding and our service.
We have to stress we are not sales people, so please don’t worry, we won’t ask you to book on the spot, we do not give the ‘hard sell’ and all meetings have no obligation to book, these first contact meetings are for us to meet face to face for you to get a hand on feel of our demo albums, go through what each of our packages include, and answer openly and honestly any questions you may have.
After meeting us for the first time
We leave you to talk things through with your partner, we ‘pencil in’ your booking for 7 days after the initial consultation for you to make a decision, meaning we don’t take any inquiries for your date during that period. If you decide that KR Photography is the perfect match for you and your wedding, then we move forward with the booking and a digital invoice is sent to you. A booking fee of £200 is required to secure your booking, once this has been paid you are safe in the knowledge that your wedding date is confirmed.
As time moves on ...
and your wedding quickly approaches (trust us, it will sneak up on you!) We are available to answer any more questions, and meet up again as much or as little as you wish.
Our aim is to make the photography side of things as relaxing and stress free as possible, our couples say we are the best friends they never knew they needed. If you have booked one of our full day packages, a pre-wedding shoot (also known as an engagement shoot) is included in the price.
This comes highly-recommended, and is something we decided to include as standard because from Katherine’s our own experience of getting married. Being in front of a camera is very daunting to the majority of people (us included!) and the pre-wedding shoot acts as a practice run for your wedding day. The location is up to you, popular places include beaches, woods or parks, or could even be at your home or your wedding venue. During this shoot, we get to know what works best for you and hopefully get any awkwardness out of the way before the wedding day. You’ll will be able to view around 30-40 images on your online gallery shortly after the session. To see examples of a pre-wedding shoot please visit our blog or our engagement session portfolio page.
Approx 2 weeks before your big day
We’ll meet up again to go through the final details such as timings, locations and any special requirements, and triple-check we know where we need to be and when. If you are having a wedding rehearsal at the church one of the team will try their best to be there to introduce themselves to the vicar and find out what limitations there are during the service (don’t worry if I’m not able to make it, we will send you with a few questions for the vicar, and give them a call to introduce ourselves. Please be aware that all churches are different on whether or not photos are allowed during the service, some allow complete freedom to the photographer, and others will not allow any photos at all during the service. If this is important to you, please check with the vicar before booking the church.
All there is to do now is enjoy the final build up to your wedding, and we will see you again on the day at the arranged place and time.
Generally, we will be there from early in the morning to capture the getting ready stage, right through to the first dance and beyond.
After the wedding
We head home for some well-earned sleep, but not before we back up your images. When we start working on your images we will post a small preview for you on our blog and Facebook page (if you allow me to) , but the whole collection may take 4-6 weeks for completion depending on how busy we am during this time. We understand how excited you may be to see your images, so I’ll do everything in my power to get them to you as soon as we can.
If you’ve selected my album package, we then request your favourite 40 images, which we then use to create your album, sending a proof version through to you for finalising before being sent to print. The album may take a further 6 to 8 weeks to arrive after you have signed off the proof.
Still Have Questions?
I hope this gives you a small preview of the photography and booking process, if you have any questions not covered here please don’t hesitate to get in touch.