AnnaJoy Photography | FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - WEDDINGS

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED?

An engagement session in or near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with at least 40 photographs sent to you on a personalised USB.
You'll also receive 100 mini guest cards with details of where to find your wedding photographs online.
Me! From bridal prep to the first few dances in the evening.
You will receive at least 400 full-size, high-resolution watermark-free images on USB with full printing rights. You will also have access to your own private online gallery, ready for sharing with family and friends. 

  • WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

If your wedding is more than 40 miles away from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, I ask for travel costs to be covered.
You have the option to add a gorgeous album supplied by Folio Albums if you wish, at additional cost.

  • HOW LONG WILL YOU BE THERE ON THE DAY?

I will arrive around 2 hours before you leave for the ceremony and stay with you through to just after your first dance. You'll receive comprehensive coverage from bridal preparations, detail shots, the ceremony, group and couple shots, all the way to the first few dances in the evening. There is no time limit - I will shoot until I feel comfortable I have captured the story of your day through beautiful pictures. The only time I will not take pictures is during the meal - no one wants a photograph of themselves mid-bite!

Usually I focus on the prettiness of the bridal preparations in the morning but if your groom happens to be getting ready in the same building then I am more than happy to pop along to them too if you wish.

  • WILL YOU EAT WITH US?

I am so grateful that many couples see me as a friend and invite me to be a part of the party sitting with their guests during the meal. I am so honoured and love to get to know some of your friends more! It is especially wonderful as I have often travelled many miles to be there. However this is never a requirement as I know wedding are expensive things and the last thing I want to do is add more cost so I am very happy to bring a picnic, just let me know!

  • DO WE MEET BEFORE THE WEDDING?

Absolutely! If you'd like to meet before booking me, I am more than happy to chat in a local coffee shop or on the phone/skype if you're further away. I also include an engagement shoot around Newcastle upon Tyne with all my weddings, so that gives us a chance to get to know each other a little before your big day, putting you more at ease, as I'll be a familiar face. I am also always available to chat on the phone, Skype or email about anything and love to hear all the girlie details so don’t be a stranger!

A few weeks before the big day I’ll send along a questionnaire for you to fill in which gives me all of the info I need, allowing me to craft a timeline of your day and how I’ll work. It means I'm fully prepared and you know your wedding will be perfectly documented.

  • HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE WE GET OUR PICTURES?

As I am the mother of three small children, one of the things that I make an absolute priority is to limit how many weddings I accept each year. This is so that I am both the best mother and the best photographer I can be. I want to be fresh and ready for your wedding. This limit in bookings is also so that I can get your images to you as soon as possible! Within a couple of days I will send you a few low-res sneak peeks by email.

The standard in the indusctry is several months, but I aim to deliver your finished images within just 4-6 weeks!

  • DO YOU HAVE A SECOND SHOOTER?

The more cameras there are, the more instrusive it will feel for your guests but the great news is that I am well practiced at capturing absolutely everything on my own. Many clients and their guests have commented to me how inobtrusive I am, and are delighted and amazed at how I managed to still coapture everything. I will come to your wedding alone in order to ensure that your day flows as naturally as possible and everyone one of your guests feels relaxed and at ease. 

If you would still like a second shooter I do have some experienced photographer friends who shoot in a similar style that I can bring with me. It is an extra £500 for this service.

  • HOW CAN WE BOOK?

Super easy!  Once I get the ‘yay! book me in!’,  I send along your invoice and contract by email. All you need to do is fill in the contract, return it by post or email and I take a small deposit by bank transfer and then that is it! You are officially in the diary so you can relax, put your feet up and start planning the little details of your day! Yay!