What is the booking process?
It's quite a simple process to book with Jade Maguire Photography, some brides and grooms book me without meeting me where we then arrange a meeting shortly after, others we sit down, grab a coffee and have a good old chat, show you some albums and samples and we take it from there. If you aren't local then this can be done via telephone or Skype. Once you have decided to book me, I charge a £250.00 booking fee to secure your wedding date. No wedding date is secure without this non-refundable booking fee. I have a small booking form which I require you to fill out, in addition to a contract for you to sign.
How far in advance do you book?
Typically I book 12-18 months in advance. I do often have shorter availability for mid-week and winter weddings. In order to avoid disappointment thought, I highly recommend to be quick on the securing of your wedding date.
How many images do we receive?
This varies greatly. I do not cap this at a set upper limit as I'm a firm believer in giving you as many great images as I possibly can. On average, if I have shot a full day wedding for you then typically you would received 400+ images, if you have secured a second shooter then I would expect the figure to be 550-600+
I hate having my picture taken...
Well that's not a new statement for me to hear.... you would be surprised how many couples actually say this to me. I spend a great deal of time trying to get to know my couples so this enables me to find a way to capture their images in a non-invasive subtle but rewarding way. All you have to remember is that this is your beautiful day, where you will both be looking your best. The hype of a wedding day is so crazy, that In all honesty you end up going with the flow, and being in front of the camera very very quickly turns into something so normal. Alternatively, many of couples also secure the pre-wedding shoot, as this is a great opportunity to fine tune our ways of working together, plus you get some blinkin awesome images too. It's just a great practice run!
How long does it take to receive my images?
This depends on your wedding date, my contract does stipulate 12 weeks, during the summer season due to the vast amount of weddings I shoot, the editing time will be around the maximum duration. However in winter seasons you can expect this to be much less.
Will you bring a second shooter?
Normally I am a lone ranger, and will request that I am the main primary photographer at your wedding day. However there are a number of photographers that I work very closely with, these photographers are of a similar style to me and we work simultaneously together. So if you wanted this second photographer, it is no problem for me to secure one.
Do you provide RAWs?
Nope! Sorry.... You will only receive JPEG images, these are provided to you after going through my special editing styles and techniques.
Are you insured?
I sure am. I'd never dream of photographing a wedding without insurance. I have public liability and professional indemnity.
What happens if your camera breaks?
No sweat.... I always bring back up camera gear with me, I have enough batteries, lenses, memory cards, lighting, flashes, and spare camera bodies to cover every eventuality.
How far will you travel?
Quite simply put, I will go anywhere in the world to photograph a wedding day. Typically my packages include standard travel costs, however if I am travelling for longer than around 2 hours each way I do insist on the provision of a hotel, but again, this is very much depending on the Geographic's and the timings of your day.
Do we need to feed you?
Shooting a wedding is a very long, hard and tiring process. Whilst I love it with all my heart, it's very hard. Whilst you guys are all sipping your 10th glass of champagne we've still not had an opportunity to grab a sip of water or even nip to the toilet :-/ Whilst I do not insist on you feeding me, it would be most kind and thoughtful to receive a hot meal to refuel when you are having your wedding breakfast.
Do you offer albums and prints etc?
I sure do! all my albums are completely bespoke to you, I offer a multitude of coloured and varying fabrics, layouts, covers etc. This is something we can discuss at your consultation.