FAQ's

I DON'T LIKE MY PHOTOGRAPH BEING TAKEN, WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE ON THE WEDDING DAY?

Many couples feel this way! I'll help you through it all and make you feel comfortable throughout the day. We may also have a pre-wedding session as well and this helps you feel comfortable with the process. It is your wedding day and I won't have a camera in your face all the time. Most of the time, you won't even notice that I am there, and you will be so busy enjoying celebrating with your partner, friends and family to even notice. I promise, you will have some fabulous photographs of you and your guests on your wedding day.

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

Yes, I love travelling for engagements and weddings both within the UK and abroad for destination weddings. I also have EU citizenship so travel in Europe is very straightforward for me. If you are planning a destination wedding, get in touch and we can chat more to discuss! 

HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?

I will send you an online gallery with all the full resolution images from your wedding. You can download these files from your gallery either as full size, high resolution images or as smaller social media sized files. You can share your whole gallery with your guests, or I can create a separate gallery for you to share with friends and family. 

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY IMAGES?

I always deliver a small selection of images within 24 hours of your wedding. The rest are delivered within 4 weeks of your wedding in a private, password protected gallery.

WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?

I shoot with Canon and a variety of prime and zoom lenses. I usually stick with the prime lenses but also use the zoom lenses depending on the venue and type of shot I am trying to achieve. I always have a back up camera in case one stops working (highly unlikely and has never happened but it could!). I also have a drone and if the location allows, will use this in special circumstances.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY AND CAN'T MAKE IT?

Let's hope this doesn't happen! But if it does, I always have a back up photographer who I I trust completely to give you the same quality and similar style of images that I would give you. If I can't make it, I will introduce you to them so you can meet them before your wedding day!

DO YOU ALSO DO VIDEOGRAPHY?

No, I just do the photography! I don't believe that a photographer/videographer can effectively cross roles during a shoot and always recommend that you book a separate photographer and videographer rather than one person who says they will do both. I can happily recommend videographers I work with - let me know if you are interested in this and I'll send you their details across!

DO YOUR PRICES INCLUDE VAT?

Yes, all my price lists include 20% VAT

WHAT IF MY WEDDING TIMINGS RUN LATE? WILL YOU LEAVE?

NO! I will always shoot the whole wedding. The last thing you need to be thinking about is whether or not I am there to photograph your first dance because something has been delayed. I will be there from when you start getting ready to after your first dance to make sure I get photos of you making moves on the dance floor!

CAN I SEE MORE OF YOUR PORTFOLIO?

Yes, of course! I can share a full gallery with you so you have a good idea of what you will be receiving after the wedding.

ARE YOU A FULL TIME PHOTOGRAPHER?

Yes! I have been self employed as a professional photographer since 2012, and worked in Kenya, Thailand, Sweden and the UK. I photograph maternity, newborn and families as well and you can see my other work here on www.asiliphotography.com. I love every minute of it and feel so privileged to be with you at your most important moments. 

ARE YOU INSURED?

Yes, I’m fully insured with both Public Liability Insurance as well as Indemnity Insurance. Your wedding venue sometimes asks for this and I can share my details with them if they ask for it. 

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I am British-Kenyan who grew up in Nairobi. I was lucky enough to spend my free time in the bush, in the mountains and with wildlife and that is where my love for photography started. Home is now in East Cheshire on the edge of the Peak District.

WILL YOU SHARE THE UNEDITED IMAGES?

No, I don't share the RAW images files. I only ever share the edited images from your photo session in your private gallery.

DO YOU BACKUP MY PHOTOS?

YES! I always shoot with two cards so there is a backup in case one card fails (highly unlikely but this could happen). I always create a two versions of the files on a computer and hard drive at the end of the wedding day, so I always have two copies of your files. I always store the RAW image files and edited images for at least two years after your wedding. The gallery I share with you will always be online, but I do recommend you download your own copy one I have shared these with you.

HOW LONG DO THE COUPLE & GROUP PHOTOS TAKE?

The group photographs are fairly quick and we will have them finished within 10 to 15 minutes (sometimes shorter depending on how many people are at the wedding). The couple and bridal party photos will take between 30-45 minutes. I want to get you back to your guests as soon as possible, whilst also making sure we capture some stunning images.

HAVE YOU BEEN TO MY VENUE BEFORE?

If I haven't been to your venue before, this is not a problem! I am an experienced photographer and always find the right place to be and great locations for the group and couple shots. If I can, I will do a recce of the venue and surrounding areas beforehand or get to the venue early to have a look before the wedding starts.

HOW DO I BOOK YOU?

Fantastic! I can't wait to photograph you! Just pop me an email to let me know you would like to book me and for what package with:
- your full names (both partners)
- postal address
- phone number
- wedding date
- wedding venue(s)
I will then send you a contract to have a look through, sign and return. 30% retainer of the total amount is required to confirm me as your wedding photographer with the balance payable up to the day of the wedding. Then, we'll go from there!