Frequently asked questions 2017

Why should I choose Chris Chambers Photography for my wedding?

As a full time professional wedding photographer with experience of photographing hundreds of weddings at venues across the UK and now Europe, you can be assured of the quality and professionalism of my work.

The wedding photography packages offered are probably unique amongst wedding photographers. A full day’s attendance ensures that every special moment of your day is captured as it happens from make up to dancing, breakfast to fireworks. The informal relaxed nature of the photographs ensures that you and your guests enjoy the experience without it becoming a chore whilst at the same time ensuring that all your photography requirements are met.

By limiting the number of weddings I photograph each year I can ensure the same high level of service and quality to all couples. Unlike a lot of other photographers I only photograph one wedding per day and anyone booking me for their wedding is safe in the knowledge that I am the main photographer and I don’t farm jobs out to other photographers working on my behalf.

I am also a qualified member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers with the accreditation of ASWPP. This means my work has been judged to a high standard and am one of only a handful of ASWPP qualified photographers within the Yorkshire region.

When and how do we see the photographs?

Usually your gallery of edited photographs is online within five days of the wedding, typically much sooner. Your images also appear in the blog, usually a couple of days after the wedding allowing you a sneaky peak.

The password protected gallery offers you and your guests a chance to view the images, Don’t forget you also have the option of a screen set up at your evening reception displaying between thirty and sixty edited images from the day, allowing you and your guests a look at just some of the images which will form part of your proofs.

What style of photography do you shoot?

Typically during the course of your wedding I will shoot in a number of styles including reportage (Candid, usually with a long lens), traditional but relaxed (The dreaded group photos) and some more contemporary styled images to give you the maximum choice and variety for your wedding photograph album. The actual style of photography is determined by the bride and groom and discussed during the pre-wedding meeting. At the same time we’ll plan in any formal group photos you may require.

We are getting married outside the Yorkshire Region

That’s no problem at all, in the last few years I have travelled to Rome, Venice, the Lake District, Scotland, Devon and Cornwall to photograph weddings. There are no additional costs for weddings in West Yorkshire and Cumbria. Additional costs maybe incurred for weddings outside these areas. Typically a wedding taking place more than forty miles from WF10 5EW would incur some additional travel expenses.

How many photographers are included with our package?

All wedding photography packages include a second photographer. This allows for a lot more candid and natural photographs during the day, it also allows coverage of the wedding ceremony from multiple angles without me causing a distraction during your wedding ceremony by having to move around.

Can we tailor one of your packages?

The wedding packages on the wedding services page have been designed to offer a variety of albums, images sizes and prices, hopefully they cater for all your needs. Tailoring one of the existing packages to increase the number of pages, enlarge images or change album style wouldn’t be an issue and is something we could discuss at any time from booking.

Do your wedding prices include VAT

As a full time professional photographer I am registered for VAT, all prices displayed include VAT. VAT is also an indication of my own experience, many inexperienced or new photographers have yet to reach the governments VAT threshold which is based on the annual turnover of the business, when a business reaches this threshold they must charge VAT. My VAT Registration number is 895545372. Training courses are through a second company called CCPT and all training is free from VAT.

Do you have insurance?

I have full public Liability and employer liability insurance so both myself and the second photographer are fully insured. We also have full professional indemnity insurance just incase.

When and how do we pay.

At the time of booking I Ask for a 25% non refundable deposit, this secures the date for your wedding. (I work on first payment secures basis and so popular dates do go quickly). The final balance is due six weeks before the wedding date. Payment can be made by credit / debit card, or cheque. Please note that debit cards are free but credit cards carry a 2% fee.. Online orders for photographs and vouchers can be paid for with credit and debit cards. For details of full terms and conditions of wedding bookings please click here.

Which album manufacturers do you use?

Wedding albums supplied by Chris Chambers Photography are from some of the finest album manufacturers in the world, from the UK I use GF Smith, renowned for their craftsmanship and excellent handmade wedding albums, Italian manufacturers Mario Acerboni and the creators of the story book, Graphistudio. From further afield the Eros range of albums comes from a manufacturer in Australia

How long will it take for our album to be ready?

Following your return from honeymoon, you choose the images required for your album, (Some couples manage it in a few weeks, others take almost a year!). Once chosen we can then discuss layout styles, page colours etc. From this stage your album is usually ready within two to three weeks. (Graphistudio albums may take a little longer dependant upon the time of year).

 

We would like to use one of your photographs or text commercially for our business.

That’s great, for images please contact me for a High res copy. A license for upto 12 months for single use of one image is £300. Multiple images or use will be discounted by 33%. A license is for upto 12 months usage or part thereof. No discount is given for less than 12 months. Text and code is charged at £100 per 50 words. Prices do not include VAT.