What’s your style?
It sounds simple but you need to make sure that our work fits your idea of what a great picture is. Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll let you know if we shoot that way or if your requests can be accommodated! If you ask us first then we’ll let you know how we approach our weddings without being prompted to come up with what you might think is the ideal style for your big day!
Can we see your pictures?
Make sure that the pictures you are looking at on a photographer’s website are their own and not taken as an assistant or at ‘staged’ wedding fashion shoots. All of our pictures come from real weddings where we are working under pressure and at our usual high-energy pace!
Can we see a whole wedding?
When you look at our portfolio you get to see the very best of what we can do-We like to show off. But no single day will ever match our top ten shots! Our customers are more than welcome to view our work as a full example album chosen from one wedding only, exactly as it would be delivered to you.
Will you be our photographer?
Sometimes the bigger studios will send their junior or assistant shooters on the day if they’re particularly busy. We don’t. You get all of the experience, knowledge and style that our number one photographer (and the company owner) brings to your big day.
How would you describe your approach?
If you tell your photographer that you want somebody who is hands-off and lets everybody do their own thing then it’s pretty likely that that will suddenly become their speciality. If you say that you want someone who will take control of the groups then hey presto, they’re an instant expert! Ask us what our style is before you tell us what you’re after and you’ll get a straight answer.
Our mission statement reads: ‘At Fresh Photography, we believe that everybody deserves the finest wedding photography possible. We have a fun, relaxed, easy going style including reportage shots for the intimate moments, fashion themed photography for the bridal party portraits, a fine art still life style for the smallest details and a little bit of tradition for the group shots, all adding up to some of the most beautiful, contemporary, editorial photography available today. We aim to transport you back to your day every time you look through your pictures and we’d like to think that our photography stands out from the masses by offering something that few photographers can offer in their pictures: Personality.
We offer a conscientious, quality, professional experience throughout North Wales and beyond to get some truly memorable images captured on your special day. We only shoot a limited number of weddings every year to ensure that our clients receive the attention to detail and care that they deserve.’
There you go-That’s how we roll!
Do you have another job or are you full time?
A lot of wedding photographers precariously balance their work with a full-time job. We call them ‘Uncle Bobs’. It’s always a good idea to check this with them first because if they do have another job, then you might want to make sure that they’re not over-committed and your pictures will get their 100% professional attention. Here at Fresh we are a full time photography business. We’re in demand because we work hard to make your wedding images perfect.
Do you have insurance?
Yes. We have full public liability up to £4,000,000. Make sure that whoever you choose as your photographer also has insurance as they’re not legally allowed to work at your wedding without it. Any mains electrical equipment that we may use at a venue is also fully PAT tested. Certificates can be produced for either yourselves or your venue upon request.
Do you ‘do’ shot lists?
Yes, we can accommodate your shot lists. All we would ask is that you give them to a bridesmaid or groomsman to organise the individuals and we’ll do the rest. We’re usually too busy shooting everything going on to organise people that we may not know into groups so any help on this front is invaluable and greatly appreciated.
What happens to the pictures once we’ve picked our album?
Once the wedding is done then ALL of the pictures are backed up onto several hard drives in several different locations for archiving. If you want to buy a duplicate disc then you can, but we will always keep a copy of your images which will be available to you at any time in the future unless you specify otherwise.
Why am I on the internet?
Sometimes we’re so proud of the pictures we’ve taken of you that we just have to display them as part of our portfolio. We hold the copyright to all of the pictures that we take forever, even though you have the disc and sometimes we’ll use them within our marketing materials. If you wish for this not to happen then just let us know. Not everyone wants to have their face on the internet or in a magazine and we understand this. We will always ask you before we go ahead and use a shot, out of courtesy. We’re nice people and hate the thought of anyone being embarrassed.
How is your pricing worked out?
We shoot the same number of pictures, for the same amount of time at every wedding we shoot. We take the same care and put the same attention to detail into all of our bookings, however big or small the wedding is. We NEVER cut corners when it comes to the images on your wedding day. We don’t have hidden extras and what you see is what you get. No nasty surprises!
Do you do video?
No, but we can recommend a good videographer if you want. We’re exceptionally good at taking pictures but a bit mediocre when it comes to the video side of things. We’re specialists in our field and not a jack of all trades company.
Can you recommend any suppliers of fine quality wedding products/services?
We most certainly can. We shoot a LOT of weddings and see a lot of the suppliers on a weekly basis. This gives us a unique insight into how good each of these companies are and how nice they are as people. We do not recommend people on price or as part of a reciprocal agreement, but because we have seen their work first hand and trust them to do a good job. You can find a rundown of the recommended supplier on our links page. We have venues, florists, videographers, bridal shops and bands amongst other suppliers.
Why is a midweek wedding package cheaper than a weekend?
The simple answer is supply and demand. We’re busier more often at the weekend than we are mid-week as the weekend is always busier with weddings. We can generally offer a discount for midweek weddings as we have less demand for our wedding photography services. Midweek is classed as Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday weddings are classed as weekend.
What if I don’t like my photograph being taken?
We often find that the couples who tell us, when we first meet, that they do not generally like their photos being taken, actually enjoy the wedding photography on the day. We have a fun and relaxed approach and are confident of capturing you at your best which helps to put you at ease and enjoy the photography. There is a big difference between having your photo taken by us as professionals as opposed to what you might have experienced with photos taken by friends or family.
This page brings together our experience of the most commonly asked questions by those making an enquiry about photography for their wedding.
We hope that the answers put your mind at rest.