Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you might need to know I can be found here. if there is anything I haven't covered you may be carious about just drop me an email.
Manchester wedding photographer (Weddings by Michelle Louise Photography)
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Natural fun emotion filled wedding photography covering weddings in LANCASHIRE, CHESHIRE, MANCHESTER, YORKSHIRE & LAKE DISTRICT inc Bury, Heywood Prestwich Rochdale Middleton Oldham Preston Bolton Clitheroe Ormskirk and the North West
Natural Wedding Photographer
WHERE ARE YOU BASED & HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?
I am based in Middleton, Manchester. I will travel anywhere in the UK or abroad! If the venue is over a 2 hour drive then accommodation may be requested but only I feel it necessary.
If you are thinking of a Destination Wedding then that’s great too. I would work out a suitable fee for travel and accommodation with you at the time of your quote & consultation. A real advantage of having a local photographer at your wedding abroad is you will get to know me before the day and you know what to expect!
WILL YOU VISIT OUR VENUE BEFORE OUR WEDDING?
I find this isn't usually necessary for scouting locations as it's all dependant on the available lighting on the day. But don't worry, I'll get to your venue nice and early and seek out all the best spots to capture your wonderful portraits!
CAN WE HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT?
You sure can! This is a great way to get to know each other, get used to being in front of the camera & seeing what you do and don't like. These are already included in my top package but you can add one on at anytime.
All my Engagement shoots are within 30 minutes of Manchester you can choose your own location or I can suggest one, country side or city centre!
HOW MUCH TIME DO WE NEED TO ALLOW FOR PHOTOGRAPHY & Videography ON THE DAY?
If you are having Bridal &/or Groom prep then I like to be with you 2.5 hours prior to the ceremony so I am not rushing getting those detailed shots of your dress, shoes, flowers, rings etc. I like to allocate 20-30 minutes for group shots as long as you have given me a list of essential family and groups shots this (should) be fairly smooth! I will follow this with your Newlywed shots and we should aim to allocate 20-30 minutes for these images althoguh I do work quickly so you can get back to your guests and party.
DO YOU TAKE FORMAL GROUP SHOTS?
If that’s what you would like yes! I do have a standard family group shot list I work too but I ask that you provide me with a list of anyone important & essential group shots that you really want. This helps me hugely when rounding up guests! An ideal number is 10 as group shots can take 2-3 minutes each to organise & you don't want to be stood there all day.
DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH FOOD?
It would be nice. It can be difficult being on your feet for so long without refreshments and I want to be on top form for your evening Reception! I that's something you don't want to do then just be aware I will have to leave site to grab something to keep me going.
DO YOU HAVE AN ASSISTANT OR SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
I usually work alone but if you specifically request a second shooter then I can provide one at an extra fee of £300.
HOW LONG WILL WE NEED TO WAIT TO SEE OUR WEDDING PHOTOS & video?
I like to share a few sneak peek images with you on my Facebook & Instagram page a few days after along with a website blog within a few weeks of your Wedding. Editing your Wedding day takes a minimum of 6 weeks due to the amount of images I have to go through and the nature of the gallery. This can sometimes increase to 8 weeks during the busy Summer months. 8 weeks for your film, this can sometimes increase to 12 weeks during the busy Summer months. You will then be provided with access to an online gallery for you to view privately.
HOW MANY PICTURES DO WE GET IN OUR GALLERY?
It really depends on your day, how many guests you have but you can expect anywhere between 100-800.
CAN FAMILY & FRIENDS ORDER PRINTS?
Yes! You will be given a separate guest password to your gallery, when you are ready to give it out of course, so they can view and purchase prints/canvases as they wish. The separate password is so you can make some photos private if you wish.
CAN WE PUT OUR WEDDING PHOTOS & VIDEO ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Of course! I love nothing better than seeing your beautiful images on Facebook and Instagram. I just ask that you don’t put filters over them when you post, I spend a long time making your images perfect already & tag me with my social media pages.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
If you want to meet for a coffee and no obligation chat or just make a question I haven’t covered, please use my contact form or you email me with the following:
Wedding Ceremony Venue:
Wedding Date (if set)
Where you live:
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If you decide to book me for your special day a £400 non refundable booking fee is required to reserve your Wedding date, this is deducted from your package balance.