What Are Your Prices?
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Where do you travel to? How Much Does it Cost?
I love travel and photograph weddings all over the UK, Europe and beyond, providing travel and basic accomodation expenses are covered. It is just the cost of 3* accomodation for 2 nights and a budget airline ticket and car rental, booked well in advance. I have photographed weddings in Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Florence, Paris, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Barcelona, Sitges, Greece, St Lucia, the Bahamas and throughout the UK. Each year is different, but usually it’s a 50/50 split between UK and destination weddings. My base is in Surrey near London. If your wedding is in the UK but more than 2/3 hours drive away, I would usually just ask for a nights local accomodation at a 3* hotel, and petrol at 50p a mile. I book any travel and accommodation required myself, to make things simpler.
Are you insured?
Do you shoot on Film or Digital? Do You Have Backup Equipment?
I made the switch from film to digital six years ago and I shoot using the latest professional Nikon Digital SLR cameras. I find digital suits my documentary, natural approach. I bring lots of back up equipment.
When will I receive the images on the USB? Can we print our own copies?
Delivery of the full set of images is 8 weeks from your wedding day.Yes! The images are in two formats- high resolution and web ready. I put no watermarks on the images. You have the personal licence to print and share the images with family and friends. I encourage you to get prints made! You can order prints through the online gallery, that I send through at the same time as the USB, and usually family will use this to see your photos… and maybe order a few prints. But there is no need to get them printed through me, and there are lots of decent printers available, and I can recommend some.
Do you edit the images?
I spend a lot of time making sure the images are presented in the best way. This means using the latest editing software including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. I correct for exposure and colour, and remove blemishes, like that annoying pimple. What I don’t do is the heavy editing found in some advertorial photography.
I would like an album. What’s involved in this?
I offer you the best, handmade in the UK, what I like to call, a hardback ‘Storybook’ coffee table style of album. Printed on archival paper of the highest quality, with a lay flat spine, these albums are designed to be handled. This means it won’t sit on a shelf gathering dust, but taken out and shared with friends and family. Smaller, identical, parent albums can be ordered if you choose to purchase a main album.
I design the storybook albums in November each year. All you do is ‘favourite’ 100 images in the online gallery, and from that I design the first draft. We share access to a great online proofing gallery, where you can tag and add comments on each spread. This process goes back and forth until you are 100% happy with the layout.. then it’s printed! The process doesn’t take too long, and the Storybooks are a great way to enjoy looking back at your wedding.
Do you do any other work?
95% of my work is weddings. I have been photographing weddings for over 6 years now, and lost count at 200. I feel lucky to be able to call it my job and approach each wedding afresh. For me, documenting weddings is more than that- it’s my dream job, and I feel very lucky to be able to say that. My background is in Landscape and Fine Art photography, although now I shoot a lot of travel, lifestyle and portrait work too. My work has been exhibited and published on several occasions. For examples of my non- wedding work, if you are interested, have a look here ~ www.davidwickhamphotography.com.
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