Debi Faulkner Photography | Portrait FAQs

WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN BOOKING MY PHOTOGRAPHER?

I think there are two main things to consider when booking your wedding photographer.

You must absolutely love their work. Different photographers have different styles and no one photographer is right for everyone. Pick a style you want to show your future grandchildren.

Remember you be spending loads of time with the photographer, you must get on with them. Think about their personality, I always think the best advice is to choose someone you’d be happy to invite round for dinner.

 

SO WHAT’S IS INVOLVED?

Well…..Most of all, you can expect to have fun! 

My aim is to keep our time together as relaxed & enjoyable as possible.

 

WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE THE SHOOT?

I like to arrange a convenient time for us to meet this can be at your home, or a suitable location of your choice.

You can let me know what you are looking for & the type of photography you wish to achieve.

I can offer advice on preparations & answer any questions you have. This is also a good way for us to get to know each other & brainstorm over some ideas.

From discussing your requirements in detail I can guarantee that I will be able to capture your photography perfectly.

 

The time we spend together will vary with the type of session you book & the locations chosen. 

Every session is unique & for the most part I love to play things by ear & run with the vibe on the day.

 

I HAVE BOOKED MY SESSION, WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE SHOOT?

To begin with, I like to ‘warm-up’ by chatting with you & taking a few really casual photos in-between.

If you book a family session, I like to use this time to get to know your kids a little better. So, I might ask to see their room or a favourite toy. This bit of ‘one to one’ time helps me earn a little trust & in turn, allows for a more relaxed time together.

You can expect a large part of the session to be somewhere outdoors & depending on the situation we might have a few locations to hop between. There will mostly likely be a little bit of walking & possible driving.

For the most part, the session will be us just ‘hanging out’ because I really love to capture moments that arise out of natural interactions. Of course, I know that when a camera is around being ‘normal’ can suddenly feel impossible! I totally understand this! But you can rest assured that I have lots if ideas for helping you feel comfortable & relaxed.

 

HOW LONG AFTER THE SHOOT WILL I HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE MY PHOTOS?

I know how important it is to have the photos ready in good time. 

It takes approximately 2-3 weeks to get your photo's perfect this includes the initial post production, removing unflattering and duplicate images, all these will have editing done.

 

HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL?

I’m more than happy to come and shoot anywhere in the UK or the world for that matter.

There is a small surcharge of 45p per mile outside the Surrey area. For weddings further afield in the UK I’d ask that you cover my accommodation costs for an overnight stay if I’m travelling more than 3 hours.

For photography elsewhere in the world get in touch and we’ll work out a package to suit your needs

 

HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I GET?

I don’t put an upper or lower limit on the number of photos. I don’t exclude stunning photos because you have too many. Similarly I won’t include duplicate photos or photos where someone picks an inopportune moment to walk in front of me just to make up numbers. Every photo you receive from the day will be unique and of the highest quality. 

 

DO YOU EDIT ALL PHOTOGRAPHS?

Yes, every photo is fully retouched, colour balanced and any additional editing work needed is done to the highest standard before it’s presented to you. I complete all this work myself for you.

 

WHY DO YOU RETAIN COPYRIGHT ON MY PHOTOGRAPHS?

This is standard practice throughout the photography industry and protects both of us. With every package I include a licence to reprint all the high resolution images in whatever medium you choose. The only things you couldn’t do is to sell them, or pass them off as taken by someone else.

 

ARE YOU INSURED?

Yes. As a professional photographer I have full comprehensive public liability insurance and professional indemnity cover

 

ANYTHING I’VE MISSED?

Hopefully these frequently asked questions will help answer many of the questions you may have. If I’ve missed anything you want to ask, or you’d like to get in touch for any reason, please give me a ring on 07903056562 or use the contact form, I’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

 

THAT ALL LOOKS FANTASTIC, HOW DO I BOOK?

Simply go to the contacts page and get in touch.

 

I’D LIKE TO ADD SOMETHING TO MY AGREED PACKAGE. CAN I DO THAT?

Yes of course. Just let me know what you’d like to add, and we’ll agree it.