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 and the Guild of Photographers. . 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.
You can also see form our awards page where we have been awarded several national awards including Wedding Photographer of the Year.
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, Paris, the Lake District, Scotland, London, Devon and Cornwall. 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 our regular 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 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. Our drone operations are also fully insured.
When and how do we pay.
At the time of booking I ask for a £400 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 ebit card, or cheque. 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.
Do you use a drone?
I am a fully qualified and insured drone operator , weather and regulation permitting I maybe able to use a drone at your wedding. Due to various laws, permissions and the good old weather, this is not a service that can be guaranteed so is not listed as included with packages but where possible we will endeavour to include it.
Which album manufacturers do you use?
Wedding albums supplied by Chris Chambers Photography are from Italian album company Graphistudio, probably the best album producer in the world, we’ve tried other suppliers including those from the UK and have found the super high quality and craftsmanship of the Graphistudio albums better suited to our clients and photography.
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.
Who owns the copyright of the photographs?
By Law, the copyright is automatically granted to the photographer or in the case of the second photographer, the company or business employing them (i.e. Chris Chambers Photography). Purchasing High resolution files includes license for unlimited personal use by the purchaser. Personal use includes social media and printing in a non commercial environment. Please see below for commercial usage.
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 website code is charged at £100 per 50 words. Images for social media are available, for unlimited social media use a single image is available with a watermark for £50 or without a watermark for £100. For unauthorised use these prices are non negotiable and do not include VAT, it is recommended to contact me before using to agree usage terms and any costs.