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What does a Consultation involve?
A friendly chat over tea and cake to chat about your wedding ideas, your photography, our service, our clients, prices, and a chance for you to look through my portfolio and view some of our albums. The best part of a consultation is meeting one another and seeing, more than anything, if you can see yourself having me around on your big day!

What do you need from us to secure a booking?
A signed contract along with your £500 non-refundable booking fee is required to secure your wedding date. A contract is put in place for obvious reasons to protect both you as clients and myself as your photographer.

Do we have any contact with you in the lead up to the wedding?
I am always here to give you advice in the lead up to your "big day", being that I see so many sensational and varied weddings I like to think I can offer a wealth of advice and supplier recommendations for many aspects of your wedding day. Building a good relationship with our clients is a huge advantage and so I try to go that extra mile, and encourage clients to call if they need any advice. I also send clients a link to the Adorlee Secret Website for Adorlee clients only, which is full of ideas, a list of my favorite vendors, Adorlee e-magazine and tips to help you keep organised. I will also be in contact nearer to your big day with a standard photo list form and to arrange either a meet-up or a phone-call to run through any final details and times.

Do you offer extra hours or a Pre-Wedding shoot?
I keep things simple by offering two base packages for weddings as this should cover all of your needs. However, if you would like a pre-wedding photoshoot, or extra coverage on your wedding day then these can be added to your package from my a'la carte section in the Price Guide. For a copy of this click
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Will you do a venue visit?
If I have never worked at your venue before and it is local, then I can do a venue visit, if you are local too then I like to schedule this in with a pre-wedding meet to discuss any final details. For weddings further afield or overseas, I shall visit the venue the day before your wedding or on the morning of, once I have arrived. Pre wedding chats can be via telephone or skype.

How long do we need a photographer for on the day?
I believe in telling a story of your day and therefore only offer 9 and 11 hour packages. Unless otherwise requested, I start photographing bridal prep from approximately 2 hours before your ceremony through to just after your first dance, or work your coverage with your day and timeline. If you are planning fireworks or having your exit captured on camera, extra hours can be added to your package at £100 per hour. *Bespoke packages and coverage are available.

Should we supply food for our photographer?
Yes please. This is a long day and lots of work, I do require one hot meal (as well as one for my second photographer if booked), and this should be at the same time that you and your guests eat so that we can stay on the same schedule. However, we do not request to be seated with your guests or a 3 course meal like your guests. We just need to be fed and watered ;)

Do you require a list of photos that we want to be taken on the day?
This is only relevant for the formal/ family group photos. It is best to keep these to a minimum, and I recommend approximately 6-8 groups (this is not including your photos with your bridal party) to enable a decent amount of time to have your important Bride & Groom portraits. I do ask that you also advise us of any extra special moments you have planned for the day which you would like captured such as your cousin singing during the signing of the register or if you have booked surprise singing waiters/ fireworks and so on.

When will we see our photos?
Unless requested otherwise, a small selection of 5-10 photos from your wedding day can be shown on the Adorlee facebook page within a few days of your wedding, over the following week or two I shall post a sneak peak on the Adorlee blog. I will contact you as soon as all of your images are ready. During the high season this can take up to 6 weeks - I am a true perfectionist and therefore will not rush the editing process.

What happens after our wedding?
Once I have finished capturing your story, the real work begins - Firstly a sneak peak of your photos will be showcased on my blog (unless requested otherwise). With the RAW image files in hand, I begin the laborious process of editing, retouching, colour correcting, dramatic edits, processing and archiving your images.
If you have purchased an album or even just requested a pre-design sample for consideration, I shall then create a bespoke design to suit you, your photos and your individual day.
You will be provided with your USB of high resolution print-ready images along with your very own designated URL web address for your private online gallery to share with your guests. This includes unlimited downloads for one year!


Do you edit the photos yourself?
Yes and you will be presented with a large number of high resolution jpeg images which I edit myself individually in Adobe Lightroom and lightly retouch in Adobe Photoshop. Intensive digital retouching is available as an extra, however, as standard I will make sure that any spots/ skin blemishes are removed or softened, and any back fat is tucked in. You will be presented with both black & white and colour versions of each of your photos.

What type of albums do you offer?
After years of researching and trying numerous album suppliers, I now only use the best in the business; Queensberry of New Zealand for both their sensational bespoke handmade albums and their impeccable service, and Folio Albums for a more relaxed beautiful storybook style of album with a country feel to them and a touch of class. Please get in touch for a copy of the Adorlee product brochure.

Who chooses the photos for our album?
I design each album to suit you, the day, and your photos. I choose the photos as this can be extremely time consuming for the couple, although I always check if you have any favourites to display as the larger feature images in the your design. With your wedding album guaranteed to be a family heirloom, I want it to be perfect for you. Proof layouts will be emailed to you for your approval, this way you can advise me of any changes you would like. Orders will not be placed until I have received your approval.

Are you willing to travel long distance for our wedding?
Yes, most definitely, I photograph nationally in the UK and also destination weddings and corporate events abroad and I welcome any opportunity to be in the sunshine! In England travel is charged at 40p per mile (first hour is free). For long distances in England I am always happy to negotiate a travel price. Depending on times and distance, on occasion, overnight accommodation may be required for the night prior to your wedding day. For international assignments, taxi/ car rental and food are also to be paid by the client.

What equipment do you use?
Oh yes, we are Team Canon, photographing with a number of Canon 5D Mark III's and Mark IV's, Canon Speedlites 600EX, all Canon lenses including my babies - Canon primes - my 50mm f1.2 and my 85mm f1.2, with my second shooters on a selection of zoom lenses from the 16-35mm f2.8, 24-70 mkII, to the 70-200 f2.8 and next on the list is the Canon 11-24 extreme wide angle - it's lush, unfortunately comes with a HUGE pricetag!

Do you have insurance?
We are insured with Aaduki Multimedia Insurance, which includes cover for equipment, public liability, and professional indemnity.

Are we able to have a second photographer?
A second photographer is available as an add-on in the a'la Carte section of our pricelist. Your main photographer will be myself, Nicci, and then you would have one of my talented second photographers, Tim, Kelly, Bev, Irina or Simon.

Who owns the copyright on our photos?
When you purchase a USB drive of your photos (included in your package) you are purchasing a shared copyright and print release, this is for your own personal print use and for use on your social networking profiles such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The photographer always owns the copyright, therefore I share the copyright with you enabling Adorlee to use the photos for self promotion on this website, in magazines, editorials, exhibitions, books and other media purposes. If you would like me to contact you first before using any images to check you are happy with my choice, I am always more than happy to do so. Please do let me know if you are in a position (perhaps of authority) where your images cannot be used for public display.

Do you have privacy policies/ confidential contracts in place?
Upon request VIP arrangements (confidentiality agreements) will be put in place to protect privacy and press interest, therefore any photos used for public display by Adorlee for self-promotion, will need to be agreed in writing by the client.


Hopefully I have answered any questions you may have, if you have any more please do get in touch via my contact page or drop me a message on hello@adorlee.co.uk