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wedding photography FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions...

In case you missed it the best place is on the wedding stories page where I share wedding day stories and photofilms plus little bits a bobs to show how I go about creating your wedding day story. This is my new website so I’m in the process of gradually selecting and transferring 6 years worth of wedding stories! You could also check out my instagram @SainteCroixPhotos which has a whole load of decisive moments captured to tell dream wedding stories.

Yes indeed!  And to keep the story flowing I create natural wedding portraits without heavy posing or staging, but in a style that is truly you. Just a little time out together away from the crowd to enjoy the surroundings of your venue. It is just 20-30 mins to create relaxed natural portraits of you enjoying your “just married” moment!
If you wish we can also add a few family group photos, keeping it friendly, chilled and quick! This way everyone enjoys your wedding day.

That’s great! I hear the same from loads of couples who feel the same at the start and all go away feeling so happy saying they have really enjoyed the whole photography shoot experience. This is the same for engagement shoots, creative portraits and weddings. I just want people to be themselves, their most happy and comfortable selves. This will bring you the photos you love. I’m a laid back person which will help you to relax and enjoy the moment too. If needed I can help with gentle direction rather than deliberate posing. And that’s pretty much it! On a wedding day escaping for your portrait photos is also a nice little break for you two and while it is unrushed we’ll do it all in as little time as possible, 20-30mins at most; I’d much rather you get to enjoy your wedding to the full.

Full wedding day photography includes everything you are likely to need and maybe some things you haven’t  considered yet!

– Planning sessions to help you get the best from your day
– Photographer [me!] from prep to party (around 9 hours)
– Your wedding day story as photographs (~500); each one professionally edited
– A stylish online gallery to share with family and friends
– Download of high resolution images for the bride and groom
– An organised yet relaxed wedding expert you can really trust in to be there on your big day [that’s me again!]

I also have options to provide coverage for both shorter and longer days and of course there is a range of albums so you can build a truly bespoke wedding photography package to suit your needs.

Yes! It is up to you whether you want one or not and there is a range of sizes, colours and materials for you to choose from. I’ve also sought out the best quality albums possible too. They look and feel great (just like your wedding day!).

You have come a step too fair already but I like the excitement! I like to tell the story of your day with natural candid photography of all the best moments; the tears, laughter, love that come together to form a complete story of your wedding day. To read more about my style pop back to the info page or of course get in touch; happy to chat!

YES! Love new creative ideas and a break from tradition. Since every wedding is different let me know your plans for the day and we can work out what’s best for you. Is your wedding very soon, unique or perhaps an elopement? I may also have short term availability and can provide you with a great offer so we can work together on our ideas. I do hold back some availability for unique weddings so don’t be afraid to enquire with your last minute wedding photography enquiry.

Yes! I love black and white photography. I choose black and white when it best suits the scene and story; I’ll sometimes even shoot in black and white too.  You get a good mix of colour and B&W and can check my instagram @SainteCroixPhotos  to get an idea of the ratio of B&W to colour photography and of course to see how I use it. (Happy to talk more on this as I love it!)

Anything from a beach/mountain elopement to a stately home, or a registry office wedding to a big destination wedding overseas. I’ve loved festival style weddings, garden weddings, manor houses, forests, beaches, vineyards, castles, pubs, theatres… and soon hopefully your wedding too! Contact me with your ideas, I’d love to hear about the plans for your wedding day, no matter how small or big, it’s the story that counts.

I’m based in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK. I do photography work all over the UK and Europe. Travel is usually included unless it is such a distance that requires me to stay overnight. That is something we can work out when we go through your plans.

Yes! My photography business has been full-time since 2013 now.  I am fully insured and I have a contract with the wedding couple to protect us all. It is all quite simple and, as past clients will testify, reassuring to know you are in safe, professional hands. I can guide you through all of this when we first meet.

You do not have to though I do select only the very best print suppliers for anything you order. The bride and groom can download their photographs and the online gallery has a brilliant feature where you and your guests can order the prints directly (means you don’t get the hassle from your guests, they can order themselves!). Should you order from the gallery I have chosen only the very best photo labs ensuring you get the best quality prints delivered quickly straight to you.

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If this is all sounding right so far get in touch and tell me a little about you and your dream wedding. I’d love to hear your ideas and get to know you a little too. We can chat by phone/zoom or over a cuppa so you can browse wedding albums and find out all about me too, completely no obligation, just a friendly chat of exciting ideas and plans! Just hit the button to say hi…