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How long do you stay for at weddings to photograph?

I like to arrive on site at the venue where the bride is getting ready about four hours before the actual ceremony, and like to stay for around an hour after the first dance, to capture the party atmosphere. This time frame suits my style and enables me to capture the whole day, but of course I can arrive and leave whenever you wish.

Do you do group photos?

Yes I do, but keep them to a minimum, you have hired me for my style of photography, so get me back as soon as possible to document your day. I do however appreciate that group photos for family are also much needed. Whilst my coverage is predominantly natural, and reportage, I’m more than happy to set aside a short amount of time for us to get the pictures you (or your relatives!) would really like. I typically photograph around 5-6 group shots, and for the bride and groom images we usually spend about 15-20 minutes making the most of that ‘golden hour’ light before sunset, or before your reception meal, or sometimes both if lucky enough and clients are up for it.

Will I get photos of everyone?

When you receive your final edited wedding pictures you’ll potentially see more pictures of some of your guests than others, this is just how it goes. The genuine emotion and atmosphere is what I try to capture, laughing, joking, big smiles and tears. There is no strategic planning, no agenda in creating tight and bright portraits of every guest at your wedding, during the speeches especially, if someone looks stern or bored sat next to someone with a beaming smile or tears running down their face – there is no contest, i’m there to tell your wonderful fun felt emotional day, simple as that, if you really want a picture of cousin Bobby over from Hong Kong then we need to do this within the formal group shots, which I’m more than happy to do, as cousin Bobby may be stern looking and jet lagged.

Is it worth having a second photographer?

Yes! I use only a select number of highly trained professionals, in keeping with my style of wedding photography, you get more pictures at the final product, another set of eyes, and it’s good to document the groom along with the bride getting ready in the morning, to tell your whole story. Also it’s not always possible for me to be everywhere on my own, sometimes I don’t get a chance to photograph your reception room before your guests arrive, but on the same hand I’m more than capable of documenting your day by myself and getting the results you wish for.

Do you provide half day packages?

Yes, but only recently and within the south west of England. This is a question I’ve been asked more than any over the last couple of months, and there seems to be a big demand for more flexible packages. I’m open to suggestions of when clients wish me on site for at their wedding. I use the term half day loosely, there are no real set times, just like my full package, but an opportunity to choose a duration where I’ll create a bespoke package just for you. Please see the investment page for more details on the cost of a half day package.

How long before we receive our wedding photos?

During peak season between six to eight weeks, but I try to get them to you as soon as possible.

Can we print the photos?

Of course! You’ll receive all the images in high resolution on a branded USB for non-commercial personal use to email, print or share online, there are no watermarks or copyright branding on any of the photographs you receive. 

How do we book GRW Photography?

Once the 20% booking fee and a signed copy of the contract have been received I’m completely yours for the day, with the remaining balance due 14 days prior to the wedding. Please contact me if you would like to find out more.