INTRODUCING What's all the talk about?
We are all curious, im sure you have many questions. To make things more simple, below are the most common selection of questions that i have been asked over the years. If you want to discuss anything else or in more detail, drop me a email or just pick up the phone.
Want to know more, below are my most Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG WILL MY IMAGES TAKE? WHEN DO YOU LEAVE THE WEDDING?
When home, u have on average 1,500 images to go through from the day. It's an illimination process as i by rule, taking my time as i want your images to be perfect. It usually takes around 4-6 weeks, done professionally by myself to perfection. It may take more time if i choose to work more on the images. Most photographers work to the hour as agreed, I like to do it differently. For example, if i have been booked till the first dance, i will stay till i have the shots i want, whether that's 10 minutes or an hour later. You have paid for a service that will be delivered professionally and passionately.
DO YOU NEED ANYONES CONTACTS ON THE DAY? DO I EDIT THE IMAGES?
Everyone has an iphone now, making messaging easier. I like to have the best man plus an usher with the bride of honour and bridesmaid. Just encase i needed to get hold of someone for times or location. Better to be on the safe side. Everything is digital so it's very easy to acquire a lot very quickly. On average, i'll take between 1,200 - 1,500 images. There is always someone blinking, not looking at me, so i take a few on the important shots to make sure i can choose the best version possible.
WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT? HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I GET?
All my images are copyrighted to James Polley Photography only. I am more than happy for you to use them as you wish sharing them on social media, don't forget to tag my Facebook or Instagram page. Better to have a few fantastic shots than loads of 'not bad' shots. Once i have been through the images. On average, it's usually around 150 - 300 images from your day, depending on how long i am there for. You don't need 5 images of the same shot, that's for me to work out.
CAN I USE MY IMAGES ANYWHERE? WILL MY IMAGES BE USED ELSEWHERE?
No images are to be placed on a publication, advertising, competition or marketing of any kind without discussing with me first. Happy to discuss anything with you first to see if there is something we can agree. If you need super high resolution images please get in touch and ill send these to you. Your images maybe used on my website, advertising, marketing or social media, we all love to share our images. I regularly enter competitions and awards which your images maybe used. I'm happy to keep you up to date if i do.
DO YOU REQUIRE A MEAL AT THE RECEPTION? WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO BOOK YOU?
I always bring some food on the day, never expect to have a plate with my name on it. It's going to be a busy day, budgets are tight and food is not cheap so i always bring my own. If you can let me know before the day so it's all packed, wouldn't turn down a meal if it was available on the day. All i need is confirmation of your wedding date and the location . Once the price has been agreed, i require a small £100 deposit to secure the date in my diary, sign our terms and condition and i am all yours.
ARE YOU INSURED? DO YOU HAVE BACK UP EQUIPMENT?
I am fully insured. I have public liability of up to 1 million, i'm not sure in what world can someone cause that much damage but the important part is that i'm covered. For piece of mind, all my gear is also insured. It's never expected but (touch wood) can happen and something breaks or stops working. I have enough equipment or back up kit to cover if this was to happen.
CAN I PRINT MY OWN IMAGES? WE DON'T LIKE HAVING OUR PHOTOS TAKEN
You have paid for your images and the copyright to be able to print and share your images with family and friends. More than happy for you to print them and happy to supply any costs for larger prints ro books, which are personalised designed by myself. More than 90% of any of my work with people includes the nervous and shy. Having a pre-wedding shoot means we can get to know each other. Makes the big day simple and let go of all those nerves to get some beautiful images.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOOSE MY IMAGES? HOW CAN I SHARE MY IMAGES?
Everything being digital now a days, computers are becoming more technical and its easier to miss place files. I keep high resolution back ups of all the images (and a back up for my back up) for piece of mind. Just drop me a line if you have any problems. We all miss place things, do not stress, all images are send out via a downloadable link so you can share your entire collection with family and friends.