10 questions to ask your Wedding Photographer. Professional Wedding Photographer Wes Simpson answers some frequently asked questions on wedding photography.
There is no such thing as a silly question, but there are some commonly asked ones…
Anything else? Just ask.
Where are you based?
I’m a UK & Destination wedding photographer based in Ormskirk, Lancashire, which is situated in-between Liverpool and Manchester in the North West of England. This provides me with great transport and airport links to be able to travel and photograph weddings at destinations throughout the UK and abroad. “Wherever there is love, I’ll be there” – Wes.
Can we meet to chat about my wedding?
Yes of course, call me on 07766500824 to arrange a meeting. I believe the relationship you have with your photographer is the most important of all your vendors and I not only want to meet your expectations but exceed them. For out of town and destination weddings we can connect on Skype or via FaceTime.
What is your style of photography?
I am a documentary style wedding photographer, my aim is to produce images that will trigger memories and increase in emotional value.
How many photographers will be at my wedding?
You are investing in me Wes Simpson and my vision to photograph your story. If needs be I can come with an assistant and can supply (2nd) more photographers if needs be – who’s style will be more traditional than mine to focus on formal group shots as required. * Please note, this will be another professional photographer.
Do you do formal/traditional group shots?
Yes, with the right planning in place this would take no more than 20 minutes. These are usually taken straight after the ceremony.
How long before we see our pictures and get the album?
You will have a stunning online gallery showcasing all the proofs two weeks after the event or when you get back from your honeymoon. I aim to have your album designed and complete within 6/8 weeks after your wedding.
Can my friends and family see the pictures?
Yes I provide an online Print Lab Gallery for your event, you can then easily direct your friends and family to the site for viewing.
When do I need to book?
As soon as possible, I exclusively shoot 20 weddings a year on first come, first serve basis.
How long are you at my wedding for?
Standard coverage is 10am – 19.00pm, this all depends on your requirements.
Do you have professional qualifications?
Yes, I studied photography both at A level and at University gaining a BA Hons degree. I am also BBC trained as a cameraman and I’ve been professionally photographing weddings for more than 10 years.
North West and UK wedding venues
Being so close to the M6 corridor means I easily cover North West Wedding Venues from Lancashire to Cheshire, Manchester to Merseyside and the surrounding counties. Some regular towns I visit as a wedding photographer include Warrington, Liverpool, Chester, Wilmslow, Bolton, Blackburn, Preston, Leeds, Alderley Edge, Crew, Chester, Southport, Wigan and St Helens. I’m lucky to have photographed weddings at some of the most desirable luxury North West wedding venues, such as Peckforton Castle, the gothic Allerton Castle, the picturesque Lange Dale Chase in the Lake District, grand venues such as Augill Castle Lake District and Inglewood Manor Cheshire, the regal Knowsley Hall Merseyside known as the ultimate wedding venue, modern wedding venues such as The Vincent Southport, The Isla Gladstone Liverpool and Classic wedding venues such as Thornton Manor Cheshire, The West Tower wedding venue Ormskirk and the new Titanic hotel in Liverpool. To see wedding photography examples from your Lancashire, Merseyside or Manchester wedding venue please Contact me or visit The Galleries for visual examples and unique wedding stories.
Luxury destination wedding venues and locations
I am very grateful to call myself a destination wedding photographer having photographed a wide mix of luxury destination weddings at some of the worlds best wedding venues: For me Destination weddings are the ultimate in love and adventure from romantic weekends in the Amalfi Coast of Italy, the simple Luxury of Santorini, the glamour of Lake Como, the warmth of Spain. I have photographed a large number of my international weddings in Cyprus the Island of love having been a wedding photographer at many popular Cyprus wedding venues from The Elysium, Annabelle hotel and Rio in Paphos, to the modern Capo Bay, Sunrise Beach and Grecian Park in Protaras to my smallest ever wedding at the Vrissiana Beach and a Greek Orthodox wedding in Larnaca. I’m already looking forward to shooting weddings on the stunning Greek island of Santorini and the buzz of a New York wedding. For destination wedding, photography examples visit The Galleries or Contact me for more information and to discuss your dream destination wedding photography needs.