frequently asked questions
How many hours are included in your packages?
ALL of my packages include unrestricted full day coverage. Rather than cap my services at a certain number of hours I work with the schedule of your day to ensure that no special moments are missed. As a guide, I generally suggest my arrival 1.5-2 hours before the ceremony to capture bridal prep, and finishing around 30 minutes after the first dance to capture all those dancefloor party shots!
Do you travel / are travel costs included?
Absolutely I travel - both within the UK and abroad. I have been lucky enough to photograph weddings in such amazing locations as France, Italy, Greece and the Channel Islands - nowhere is too far! Please do get in touch if you're marrying abroad, I'd love to hear from you!
I have all-inclusive destination wedding packages which cover any and all travel and accommodation expenses. That way there are no extra unknown costs for you!
My normal UK wedding packages don't include any extra for travel as I typically don't charge for this unless it's over 2 hours away - then I may need to add a bit extra to cover the cost of excess mileage and a hotel stay (or perhaps train/plane travel e.g. Scotland) which I would discuss with you first.
How soon after the wedding will we receive our photos?
This typically depends on the time of year (i.e. longer in peak season), but even though my contract states 4-6 weeks I tend to deliver wedding galleries much quicker than this - 2-3 weeks if I don't have a lot of backlog! (For couples sessions or other smaller shoots you can expect to wait 1-2 weeks for your gallery.)
How many images will we get?
I get asked this question with almost every enquiry, and it really is a "how long is a piece of string?" kind of question! The number of images I can deliver depends entirely on your wedding - the length of the day, number of guests, and whether you have a second shooter are all factors. As a really rough estimation I would say for a full day wedding covering bridal prep to first dance with no second shooter, a minimum of 600 images can be expected. But as I say, this is entirely dependant on each individual wedding and I have been known to deliver more than double this amount on numerous occasions! Also, the more beautiful details you have for me to capture the better :)
"We booked Shelby for our wedding photographer in a bit of a last minute panic, and I am so happy we did. She's AMAZING, she was really unobtrusive in the best possible way, giving us direction when we needed it and making us feel so comfortable. I am so in love with all the photos from our day, she really captured the atmosphere of the wedding perfectly! We're having such trouble trying to decide which ones to print, they're all so great!! Super long review i know, but we're just so over the moon! Couldn't recommend Shelby more!"
Laura & Sam xxx