SO WHAT KIND OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER ARE YOU?
I like to think of myself as the complete opposite to a traditional cheesy wedding photographer. I don't tell you what to do, I won't take the same old boring portraits and I won't form you up into cheesy heart-shaped group shots, that's just not me! I get in amongst the crowds, try and act like a guest and chat with your family and friends. Im there to capture all the fun, excitement and emotion during your day and especially you and your family and friends having an awesome time.
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
My style is fun, relaxed and natural, nothing is staged and nothing is
HOW LONG DO YOU STAY ON THE DAY?
If you want an unlimited package I’ll be there for the whole day arriving at least two hours before the ceremony and well into the evening. I don't leave straight after the first dance like some photographers who will then charge you more to stay into the evening and also some of the best images are taken when everybody has had a few drinks!!
If you would rather choose a shorter package you will receive at least 5 hours of photography, usually from the ceremony up to the speeches.
HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?
Although im based in Lincoln I am available throughout the UK and also available to photograph destination weddings abroad. There will be a small charge for fuel and possibly accommodation for weddings further than 50 miles away from Lincoln, the last thing you need is for me to get stuck in traffic and turning up late especially if you're having an early ceremony.
For weddings in Scotland, there will be an extra charge of £100 and for destination weddings get in touch for details.
DO YOU COVER GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS?
I certainly do but not all couples want them. If you do just be aware group shots can sometimes be a long drawn out process especially if couples want a lot and their guests get bored waiting for their photo and decide to disappear to the bar.
If you do require group shots please try and keep these down to a maximum of 8 groups in total. These are also done in a very relaxed way. I will not form you up into cheesy heart-shaped group shots etc, that's just not me!
Also if you can nominate a person (usually the best man) who is prepped with the list of groups to round up the guests that would help massively.
WHAT ABOUT BRIDE AND GROOM COUPLE PHOTOGRAPHS?
Yes if you want them I can do these also but I won't get you standing around posing for hours as a traditional photographer would. Instead, I will ask you to just either go for a walk together or go and stand in a certain location and just be yourselves whilst I capture some amazing photographs of just the two of you.
This also gives you time to get away from it all and have a little quiet time together for the first time as newlyweds
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH SAME-SEX WEDDINGS?
Of course! I would be more than happy to shoot your wedding, just get in touch to see if I am available. Here is a blog from Lydia & Marianna’s awesome wedding in Liverpool.
DO YOU ALLOW OTHER PEOPLE TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS WHILE YOU ARE WORKING?
Of course, but as long as your guests know that you have hired me to be your photographer and don’t get in the way especially during the ceremony. Maybe you could think about having an unplugged wedding were no phones, cameras etc are allowed especially during your ceremony.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES & HOW LONG AFTER MY WEDDING?
After your wedding, all your final images will have been individually edited by me and you will receive a link to a sneak preview within a few days.
For a full day of unlimited photography, you will receive a minimum of 400 images (dependant on guest numbers) but there is no upper limit on the number you will receive if they are worth receiving you get them!.
Your final set of images will be available 4-8 weeks after your wedding, depending on the time of year, if not sooner. If you want them really fast I can do a 7-day turnaround for £150.
You’ll receive your photos via an online gallery, where you can view, share, download and even buy prints your pics or even better get your guests to buy them for you.
DO YOU DO ALBUMS?
I sure do and also photobooks which are slightly cheaper but still awesome quality. Images certainly look better on paper than a screen. The albums are created by Queensberry in New Zealand and are renowned as the worlds best. The albums and photobooks start off with 10 pages and will fit up to 50 images. You can purchase extra pages if required so just ask for more info.
ANY CHANCE OF A DISCOUNT?
At the moment I don't offer any discounts so if im slightly out of your budget maybe we can chat about shorter coverage especially if it's not a peak date on a Saturday in the Summer.
WHATS THE COPYRIGHT?
This is a law to protect artists and photographers from people stealing their work. For some reason, people make a big deal of wedding photographers having copyright but all it means is I took the photo, so it belongs to me. However you paid me, so you can do what you like with them – apart from re-editing them or use them for sales or marketing purposes.
If you want to show off your photos on Facebook or anywhere else online please do so, I would be really grateful if you would also credit 'Nick Haigh Wedding Photography' and put a link to my website www.nickhaighweddings.com.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET ILL ON THE DAY?
I can't remember the last time I was seriously ill….apart from a spell of MAN FLU!! Seriously though if for some serious reason I am unable to attend your wedding I have a brilliant network of photographers I can contact. I will then pay them the money you paid me or give you your money back if I can’t find someone.
ARE YOU INSURED AND HAVE BACK UP KIT?
Yes, I have both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance provided by HISCOX insurance and I always carry 2 cameras and several lenses throughout the day.
DO WE HAVE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A MEAL?
A meal provided on the day would be much appreciated especially when you're on your feet all day for up to 12 hours but it doesn't have to be the same meal as your guests just a bar meal will do or I am also able to bring my own food if required. Please just let me know beforehand.
CAN YOU HOLD OUR DATE FOR US?
Couples can book up to 2 years in advance and I often get enquiries for the same date therefore whoever pays the £200 booking fee first secures the date
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
So you have got this far like what you see and you think you want to book me for your wedding but you would like to meet me first! I’m happy to travel anywhere within a 20-mile radius of Lincoln. We could meet for a coffee and have an informal chat or we can Facetime/Skype or just chat on the phone. The next bit is totally up to you!
You need to be comfortable with me, as I’m going to be there for your whole wedding day, so this is an opportunity to see how well we get on as much as it is to talk about your day and my photography.
If you’re ready to book just let me know and I'll send you an online booking form. I will also require a £200 booking fee to secure the date
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