A collection of commonly asked questions and answers

PHOTOS

Do we own the copyright to our photos? Anesta Broad Photography owns the copyright of all images. I give you a licence to print your own photos for your own personal use. The licence does not include permission for you to sell or change the images in any way.

How long do you shoot for on a wedding day? I don't have a set limit of time that I spend when photographing a full day coverage. Typically, I arrive two hours before the ceremony begins in order to capture the final stages of bridal preparations. Then I stay for up to 30 minutes after the first dance to capture some party action as you and your guests hit the dance floor. I know the evening doesn't stop there for most, so please let me know if you have additional things planned such as sparklers, fireworks or a moonlit boat ride!

How many photos will we receive? 400+ edited images is fairly average amount for a full wedding. I don't set a minimum or maximum number on the amount of images that I will give you as every wedding is different. 

How will we receive our photos? Your images will be individually edited and then uploaded to a password protected online gallery for you to view. Your gallery will be available for 12 months, and also acts as an online back up. Your gallery can be easily accessed via a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone. Your digital files will be saved onto a USB as high resolution JPEG files and delivered to your preferred address at the same time as your wedding album. 

When can we see our photos? I usually have your gallery ready within six weeks. This gives me enough time to edit your images and prepare your gallery. I will try to give you a preview before then on Facebook and Instagram. Your gallery will be set up for your family and friends to purchase prints directly, which saves you being the middle man!

Do we have to do an engagement shoot? The engagement shoot included within my packages is optional and complimentary. If it's not something you would like to do, that is absolutely fine. No pressure at all. However, as the engagement shoot is complimentary, the price of your package will not change whether you take up the offer or not. Couples often begin their shoot nervous and a little apprehensive. After all, many of us have not had our professional photographs taken since that line up at school! The main objective for me is to put you at ease, keeping the whole session relaxed and taking some time to get to know you better.

BOOKING

How do we book our wedding date? Once you are ready to book, I only need two things to reserve your date in the diary which are your completed booking form and your £400 booking fee. All of this can be arranged online. I will email you a booking form to complete and return. Payments can be made online by debit/credit card or by direct bank transfer. Once these two tasks have been completed, your date goes in my diary.

Can you hold our date? To be fair to everyone, I don't hold or pencil in any wedding dates. In all honesty, it works on a first come first served basis. Your date is booked with only me, once you have returned your booking form and paid the booking fee.

FOOD

Do we need to provide food for you? Whilst it is not essential to feed me, it would always be greatly appreciated. Nothing fancy though, just a bar meal would do. Your caterers will often be able to advise on the meal options available for any suppliers that you want to cater for. If you have booked to have a second shooter for the day, it would be appreciated if they could be fed too. We much prefer to sit away from the guests to give us the opportunity to recharge, backup images and prepare for the evening.

TRAVEL

How far will you travel? I cover weddings across the England and further afield too. My wedding packages include travel costs for weddings in Essex, London and the home counties. For weddings outside of those areas, travel and accommodation expenses may need to be added but I'll be able to determine that once we have chatted through your wedding plans before you book.

EQUIPMENT

What camera do you use? I shoot using Canon professional camera gear. All of my cameras have two memory cards inside, enabling images to be saved simultaneously to both. This provides the added security of having your images backed up throughout the day.