How To Choose your Norfolk Wedding Photographer

The most crucial thing to remember is, photographs are certainly one of the longest-lasting reminders of your wedding day. They will remind you of the ambience, your gown, family members and guests. They will be proudly on display in your home and will be a record of the most special day of your life, for you to remember and reflect on.

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Find your perfect Norfolk Wedding Photographer

It really is vital to find a wedding photographer who is experienced and familiar with the requirements for your special day. You need to feel confident that the wedding photographer you decide on will take pictures presenting the heart and soul connected with your wedding, as well as have the ability to make you and your guests look fantastic.

Generally, there are many professional photographers available to you. Photographers are of varied type some specialising only in weddings and some doing weddings simply as a sideline. Some do little or no advertising, while others promote in numerous places. An excellent place to start is to make enquiries with the wedding photographers that appear in your the local paper. Alternatively, you can ask friends and family for suggestions. It is also well worth trying your local camera club to see if they have any individuals who are wedding photographers.

There is a professional Guild of Wedding Photographers that some photographers belong to that publishes a list of it’s registered members. Though it is not a comprehensive selection of wedding photographers, it can prove a helpful reference point if you are having a hard time finding someone suitable.

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Making contact with your Norfolk Wedding Photographer

Once a firm date for your wedding has been decided, you can begin contacting photographers to see if they are available. It is vitally important that you view a photographer’s work before you book.

It is a good idea to encourage a few people to come along with you when you visit a photographer, especially if they will be covering the cost. The assistance of a parent, bridesmaid, best man or close friend will certainly help you keep a clear head and offer you advice on the look of the wedding photographer and his/her work.

Decide exactly what you’re after.

You need to have a certain idea in your minds of what you anticipate your wedding photos to be like, or perhaps at the very least some ideas of style or specific shots needed.

Would you like a traditional or perhaps more journalistic style of photographs?

Do you want exclusively formal shots?

Would you like portraits of special people taken at home on the morning of the wedding day?

Would you like a confetti in the air shot, and do you mind if this is possibly staged rather than spontaneous?

Do you want colour, black and white or sepia, or perhaps a section of all of them all?

What to ask your Norfolk Wedding Photographer

There are a variety of traits to look for when you examine the work of a photographer. Ask to view some complete albums of photographs from a range of previous wedding ceremonies.

Do you really feel that the album tells the story of the whole wedding?

Do the pictures of the bride and groom differ from each other: some close, a few mid-distance, some full length?

Are the groups shots group shots well organised?

Ensure that the person is the centre of focus in the picture rather than the background.

Make certain you can easily see the detail in the pictures: of the wedding gown, the cake as well as the flowers.

Would you feel delighted about owning your version of the images you are shown?

Questions to ask

Remember, it is important to discuss all of your needs with your wedding photographer. They will do a better job recording your day if they are conscious of your expectations for the final outcome. Make a list of your wants and likes.

Below are a few essential questions to ask a photographer.

Ask if the person you are meeting will be the actual person there on your special day.

Inquire for how long they have been a photographer, as well as how long they have actually been taking photographs of weddings.

Inquire if the wedding photographer comes with professional indemnity insurance in order to cover the cost of retaking your photographs if something goes horribly wrong.

Enquire about the length of time the wedding photographer devotes to taking shots after the ceremony and/or at the reception.

Ask exactly how the wedding photographer adapts if the weather is really not good. In this instance, it will certainly help if the wedding photographer has worked at the wedding and reception venues previously and also if he/she knows the local area.

When making a booking

Having found a photographer that fits your requirements you will need to agree on a price for the work. You will find that you generally get what you pay for and the more experienced a wedding photographer is the more likely he/she will charge, however, this is not always the case.

Make certain you ask each wedding photographer to quote regarding the exact job otherwise you will not be able to compare quotations. There are certainly many variables that will determine the cost of a wedding photographer: the length of time you want the photographer to be in attendance, the approximate number of photographs that will be taken, the number of shots offered within the package presented to you as well as the kind of album the final photographs will be presented in.

Ultimately, make sure the wedding photographer explains their quote and informs you of any extras that may be involved in advance.

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CONTACT

CONTRACT FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES

This agreement is between the Bride and Groom and Christopher Bottrell T/A “Chris Bottrell Photography”
Wedding Photography Package and services required (as described on our web site www.chrisbottrellphotography.co.uk)

The booking fee is due on signing this agreement (Booking Fee is 20% of the amount agreed with a maximum of £300), with the balance of the amount agreed due 14 days before the day of the wedding.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire understanding between Chris Bottrell T/A “Chris Bottrell Photography” hereafter “the Photographers” and the Bride and Groom.
CONFIRMATION: A signed “CONTRACT FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES” and payment of the booking fee are necessary to confirm the stated wedding services from the Photographers.
PRE-WEDDING CONSULTATION: This normally happens at the time of booking. The bride and groom will outline broadly what is required and the Photographers will advise on planning, logistics, and timings where needed. If required the bride and groom are welcome to pop in for an additional chat closer to the time of the wedding (about 2 weeks) to iron out the remaining details. In any case, we will contact you by phone a few days before the wedding to ensure that there have been no last-minute changes.
COOPERATION: The bride and groom and the Photographers consent to happily cooperate and communicate with each other to achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this contract. We recommend that the wedding photographer(s) be provided with a helper (usually the best man) who will point out key individuals to be photographed. The photographer(s ) may also require the assistance of the best man in organizing family groups. The bride and groom also agree to give the photographer(s) sufficient warning of key events at the wedding to give the photographer time to prepare e.g. Bouquet throwing, cutting the cake, speeches, etc. Please note that not all guests at the wedding like having their photo taken. In such cases, the wedding photographer(s) will use his discretion but cannot be held responsible for a lack of photos of these people.
THE SCHEDULE: Our shooting schedule, style of working and experience are designed to achieve a great set of wedding photos for the bride and groom, accomplished with good humor and enjoyed by all concerned. Both the bride and groom and the Photographers, therefore, agree that punctuality and cheerful cooperation are essential to producing outstanding photographic results. In cases where the wedding does not run on time (for example, extreme lateness by the bride arriving at the church) we cannot guarantee to take our normal set of photos although in such circumstances we will do our absolute best to compensate.
PAPARAZZI WEDDING GUESTS: All your guests will have digital cameras and all your guests will want to photograph the bride and groom. In the spirit of cheerful cooperation, the bride and groom agree to give the Photographers precedence over your guests in order to take the photographs required for the wedding services described above. We cannot be held liable for a lack of wedding photos if guests taking their own photos of the bride and groom have continually interrupted the photographer’s work.
HOUSE RULES: Note the Photographers are sometimes limited by rules imposed by registrars, ministers, and venue management as to what can and cannot be done. For example, some ministers insist that no flash photography is allowed, and others will insist that the Photographers shoot from a specific location. In such circumstances, the bride and groom agree to accept the technical limitations that may be imposed on the equipment used. We advise the bride and groom to make themselves aware of the rules of the venue concerned and if necessary negotiate with the personnel concerned.
COPYRIGHT LAW: English Copyright Law states that the copyright of photographs remains with the photographer. The Photographers grant the Bride and Groom permission to make copies of the images under the following conditions. The images taken by the Photographers are for personal use by the bride and groom and their friends and relatives. Selling, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs is not allowed without prior written permission from the Photographers.
MODEL RELEASE: The Bride and Groom grant the Photographers and its legal representatives, heirs, and assigns, the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use the photographs of the bride and groom for editorial, competition, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner, to alter the photographs without restriction; and to copyright the images. The Bride and groom hereby release the Photographers and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns from all liability and claims in connection with the images.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY: If a photographer is too ill or becomes injured and cannot supply the wedding services specified above the Photographers will try to book a replacement wedding photographer. If a replacement photographer cannot be found then liability is limited to a refund of any payments received.
Photographers have working methods in place to prevent the loss or damage to your images. However, there is the unlikely possibility that images may be lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons in or beyond our control. In these circumstances liability is limited to the return of fees paid for the service or part thereof according to the percentage of images supplied.
BOOKING FEE/DEPOSIT: In the event of the bride and groom canceling the wedding for whatever reason the booking fee is non-refundable. It will be considered as liquidated damages to the Photographers.



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