Casual Captures - FAQ
Q. What is it you do that is different from other wedding photographers?
A. I try to see the day that the Bride and Groom doesn't necessarily see. My style of photography is very much seeing the social side of your day, capturing the opportunistic photos, creating a photographic documentary of your big day. Yes, of course I will do the formal poses, the family line ups but mostly I'll concentrate on things that just happen on the day. I always try to be unobtrusive as possible and that gives me the edge in seeing those amazing personal moments that create fantastic memories that will last for ever and ever..............
Q. What do you do for just the Evening Package?
A. My first priority is to try and photograph every guest as a record of all the guests that attended your wedding reception. I then try to see the night that as a Bride and Groom, you don't necessarily see. Opportunistic, journalistic and candid shots of your night instantly streamed as part of a slideshow on a large screen TV situated within your venue for everyone to enjoy.
Q. What do I get for the Ultimate Package?
A. A meeting prior to your big day to discuss your plans, unlimited photography from bridal preparations right through until 11pm.
Q. Can I get the four hour deal from the Evening Package for my daytime ceremony?
A. No, I shoot the daytime images in RAW and everyone of these needs editing. The Evening Package is shot in Jpegs and requires no editing, hence the price!
Q. When do I get the photographs from the Evening Package?
A. For the Evening Package you will receive an unedited version that evening on a memory stick. I do edit most images to ensure it looks its best and then upload those photos to a personal online album for you.
Q. When do I receive the daytime images?
A. All the images will be available to view in your personal online album within 10-days of your wedding. You will receive a memory stick containing all the images a few days later.
Q. Can I view the images on my mobile device?
A. The Online albums are completely mobile / tablet friendly and I provide a free app allowing you to have all your images on your mobile device to show your friends wherever you are.
Q. What time do you arrive at a function for the Evening Package?
A. I arrive before the evening guests at around 6.30pm to ensure I photograph those important greetings
Q. How long do you stay for the evening only package?
A. I usually arrive by 6.30pm to set up and start photographing immediately and I tend to finish at around 11pm. That allows me lots of time to capture the total social side of your reception.
Q. But I already have a wedding photographer who is staying until first dance, will you not just duplicate what they do during the Evening Package?
A. No, my aim is capture the social, informal, relaxed side of your function and to work with your photographer. As they take pictures of your first dance, I take pictures of people taking pictures of you!
Q. Do you actually take a photo of everyone at the function?
A. I try my best, unless they specifically request not to be photographed
Q. Do you do special request photos during the event like a family portrait?
A. I don't mind taking any photos that you require....just ask and it's all included in the price
Q. What happens to all the photos that you take?
A. I keep them all in an archive file for ever, just in case you need another copy!
Q. What if there's someone that really doesn't want their photo taken?
A. No problem, just let me know
Q. Do you photoshop any of the photographs you take?
A. No! I firmly believe that the image I capture is the one that should be kept. I may crop the image or change the exposure or the colour saturation but that's it.
Q. How do I make a booking?
A. Contact me to check your date first as I'm already getting bookings for 2020!
Q. Is your equipment PAT Tested as my venue need a copy of your certificate?
A. All my equipment is PAT tested annually and the certificate is available on request
Q. My venue requires you to have Liability Insurances
A. Casual Captures has £1m of Liability Insurance and the certificate is available on request
Q. How far do you usually travel?
A. Normally within 1 hour of Darlington but anywhere.....subject to covering my costs.
Q. Have you undergone a CRB?
A. Yes, I have an enhanced CRB, as I am also a volunteer at The National Railway Museum
Q. Do you do gift vouchers?
A. No, but Casual Captures would make a great wedding present for you to gift and the memory stick will contain many happy memories that last forever!
Q. Can I pay monthly?
A. Yes, So long as the balance is paid prior to the wedding / Event, you can pay what you can afford when you want.
Q. When do I pay for the service?
A. £50 deposit secures the evening only package whilst £100 secures the full day package. The balance would be due one month in advance of your function.
To discuss your event and check your date, please contact me....