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FAQs

Here are a few frequently asked questions for you, which I hope answers all your queries! If not, just pop me an email to info@asiliphotography.com to ask me any questions not answered below or anywhere else on my website. 

CAN I SEE MORE OF YOUR PORTFOLIO?

ARE YOU A FULL TIME PHOTOGRAPHER?

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

I DON'T LIKE MY PHOTOGRAPH BEING TAKEN, WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE ON THE WEDDING DAY?

HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY IMAGES?

WILL YOU SHARE THE UNEDITED IMAGES?

WHAT KIND OF EDITING DO YOU DO?

WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?

DO YOU BACKUP MY PHOTOS?

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY AND CAN'T MAKE IT?

HAVE YOU BEEN TO MY VENUE BEFORE?

DO I NEED TO ORGANISE FOOD FOR YOU?

WHAT STAGE OF THE DAY DO YOU EAT?

WHAT IF MY WEDDING TIMINGS RUN LATE? WILL YOU LEAVE?

HOW DO I BOOK YOU?

I DON'T LIKE MY PHOTOGRAPH BEING TAKEN, WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE ON THE WEDDING DAY?

Yes, of course! I can share a full gallery with you so you have a good idea of what you will be receiving after the wedding.

Yes! I have been self employed as a professional photographer since 2012. I also photograph maternity, newborn and families and you can see my other work at www.cheshirefamilyphotography.co.uk. I love my job and feel so privileged to be with you at some of the most epic moments in your life!

Yes, yes and YES! I love travelling for weddings both within the UK and abroad. I also have EU citizenship so travel to Europe is very straightforward. If you are planning a destination wedding, get in touch and we can chat more to discuss! 

Many couples feel this way! I'll help you through it all and make you feel comfortable throughout the day. We may also have a pre-wedding session as well and this helps you feel comfortable with the process. It is your wedding day and I won't have a camera in your face all the time. Most of the time, you won't even notice that I am there, and you will be so busy enjoying celebrating with your partner, friends and family to even notice. I promise, you will have some fabulous photographs of you and your guests on your wedding day.

I will send you an online gallery with all the full resolution images from your wedding. You can download these files from your gallery either as full size, high resolution images or as smaller social media sized files. You can share your whole gallery with your guests, or I can create a separate gallery for you to share with friends and family. 

I always deliver a small selection of images within 24 hours of your wedding. The rest are delivered within 6 weeks of your wedding in a private, password protected gallery.

No, I don't share the RAW images files. I only ever share the edited images from your photo session in your private gallery.

I'll make your photos look stunning by editing your photos in my style! Bear in mind, I believe in capturing the real you - I won't photoshop people's faces, move things around and invent what wasn't already there. If you'd like this kind of work doing, I'll put you in touch with a great editor who can make these things happen!

I shoot with Canon 5D Mark IV and a variety of prime and zoom lenses. I usually stick with the prime lenses but also use the zoom lenses depending on the venue and type of shot I am trying to achieve. I always have a back up camera in case one stops working (highly unlikely and has never happened but it could!). I also have a drone and if the location allows, will use this in special circumstances.

YES! I always shoot with two cards so there is a backup in case one card fails (highly unlikely but this could happen). I always create a two versions of the files on a computer and hard drive at the end of the wedding day, so I always have two copies of your files. I always store the RAW image files and edited images for at least two years after your wedding. The gallery I share with you will always be online, but I do recommend you download your own copy one I have shared these with you.

This has never happened! But if it does, I always have a back up associate photographer who I I trust completely to cover the wedding day in my place. I would still edit the photographs so you the same quality and style of images.

If I haven't been to your venue before, this is not a problem! I am an experienced photographer and always find the right place to be and great locations for the group and couple shots. If I can, I will do a recce of the venue and surrounding areas beforehand or get to the venue early to have a look before the wedding starts.

Yes please! I'll be with you for most of the day, and on my feet for the majority of it - I work better with a full stomach! Many venues don't have somewhere for me to get a meal, so you'll need to include an extra one for me (and my second if you book one). When do I eat? Well, the best time is when you are eating - I don't like to photograph guests with their mouth full of food, and I'll then be ready to photograph you all as soon as you are finished with your meal! 

The best time for me to eat is when you are eating. I'll then be ready to photograph you all as soon as you are finished with your meal. If I am served after you have finished your meal, then I won't be ready to get back behind the camera in time.

No, I will stick around! I will always shoot the whole wedding. The last thing you need to be thinking about is whether or not I am there to photograph your first dance because something has been delayed. I will be there from when you start getting ready to after your first dance to make sure I get photos of you making moves on the dance floor!

Fantastic! I can't wait to be part of you wedding day! Just pop me an email to let me know you would like to book me and for what package with:
- your full names (both partners)
- postal address
- phone number
- wedding date
- wedding venue(s)
We will book a time to have a chat either in person or online. After we have agreed that I will be your wedding photographer, I will then send you a contract to have a look through, sign and return. 30% retainer of the total amount is required to confirm me as your wedding photographer with the balance payable up to the day of the wedding.

Many individuals/couples feel this way! I'll help you through it all and make you feel comfortable throughout the day. We may also have a pre-wedding session as well and this helps you feel comfortable with the process. It is your wedding day and I won't have a camera in your face all the time. I am a documentary style photographer and I take candid shots, making sure that I am not imposing on you or your guests during your wedding. Most of the time, you won't even notice that I am there, and you will be so busy enjoying celebrating with your partner, friends and family to even notice. I promise, you will have some fabulous photographs of you and your guests on your wedding day.