Professional & Affordable Wedding Photography Yorkshire

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Frequently Asked Questions – Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer

How much is your booking fee?

The booking fee is 50% of the wedding fee. The fee will confirm your date in my diary and the booking of me as your photographer.

What areas do you cover?

As a Bradford Wedding Photographer based in Yorkshire I will travel throughout the country.

How long have you been in business?

I have been a photographer since 1983, but I only started the photography business in 2005 after attending Bradford College and earning a degree in photography.

Do we need to provide you with a meal?

No. I am usually editing whilst you are eating and will take care of myself.

Do you have insurance?

Yes, all venues require that I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance and can make these available for you to examine.

When will our photographs be available to see after our wedding?

All your photographs are usually online in a password protected gallery between four to six weeks.

Are you qualified as a wedding photographer and if so who with?

I am a member of The Master Photographers Association, and have a BA(hons) degree in photography. I also undertake training on a regular basis  and have worked with some of the top photographers in the business.

Is there a written contract between us?

Yes, I provide a written contract that is signed by both of us, you are also provided with a copy for your records.

Can we pick our own images for our album?


Can we have black and white images as well as colour and how do you decide which to include in our gallery.

I will change a number of images into Black and white.

Do you offer parents albums?


We have been advised to look at photographer’s full weddings instead of just their best images, can we do this?


Can we pick our own group photographs?


Do you do a pre wedding shoot?

Yes I do. Most couples have never been professional models, so I will give you a few pointers on how to look your best on one of the most important days of your lives.

Do you have any plans if the weather is poor on our day?


Can we change our wedding package to suit us?


If we have a disc of images in our package, do we get the copyright?

In the UK copyright belongs to the person who ‘pressed the shutter’. So technically it cannot be given to another person. I provide you with a written letter that allows you to print images or use the images on the disc for your ‘own personal use’. This letter is signed and accepted by any professional photo lab.

When do we have to pay the final balance?

The final balance is due approx 60 days before your wedding when we meet for your pre wedding photo shoot and to go over the finer details of your day and any changes in the timings.

How much notice do we have to give you to book our wedding?

I am now taking bookings up to and including 2021, so to guarantee my services I would advise booking as early as possible. If you choose a summer wedding or bank holiday wedding, these dates tend to book early. A completed contract and a paid booking fee is a guarantee of your date in my diary.

Do you have backup equipment?

Yes I carry a number of cameras, lenses and flashguns should an equipment malfunction take place.

Can my family and friends purchase any prints, canvases or digital files from you?

After your wedding your images are put online in a password protected gallery. Your family and friends can look through the gallery and purchase any of the images if they so require but only after approval from the bride and groom .

Are you the main photographer who will photograph our wedding or will you send someone else?

I am the main photographer and I will photograph your wedding. I never send someone in my place and only take one wedding per day.

What if we want to cancel our wedding or reschedule?

Please contact me as soon as possible, you will then be asked to confirm your cancellation in writing. Please note there may be a cancellation fee if your cancellation is within a certain time frame. Details of this can be obtained and is clearly defined on the rear of a signed contract. If you reschedule and I am available for your date then there will be little or no extra cost.

Yorkshire wedding photographer Julian Matthews has worked throughout  England, Scotland and Wales, including  Bradford, Huddersfield, Pontefract, Castleford, Wakefield, Leeds, Barnsley, Sheffield, York, Harrogate and beyond.  The venues include Chevin Country Park Hotel and Spa, | Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club, | Midland Hotel Bradford, | Hoyle Court, | Holiday Inn Leeds, Brighouse, | Gomersal Park Hotel, | East Riddlesden Hall, | Devonshire Fell, | The Kings Croft Hotel,  | Nostell Priory, | Waterton Park Hotel, |Best Western Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel, | Allerton Castle, |  Hazlewood Castle & Spa, | Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, | The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, | The Priests House Barden Tower, | The Craiglands Hotel, | Atholl Palace Hotel, Scotland, | Tulloch Castle Hotel, Scotland, |

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