I do not give DVDs to couples anymore because most computers now do not have a DVD reader. I deliver all my wedding images on an online gallery containing all of the high-resolution print-ready wedding images.
All photographs are shot in RAW format. Once post-processed, I convert them into JPEG format for inclusion in your online gallery. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Do we get an online gallery of all our wedding images?” style=”fancy” open=”no”] Yes.
With all my wedding packages, you will get an online gallery which will contain all of your high-resolution print-ready wedding images for your friends and family to download/print from.
For the first time since I have been offering wedding photography services, the images from that gallery will be available to print nearly from £2.49 each (and high-resolution image downloads will be available for free). [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Do you offer an initial consultation for us to discuss our photography with you?” style=”fancy” open=”no”] Yes.
As each wedding is unique, I now generally meet my clients on Skype or Zoom, but if you live in central Cambridge, I generally meet couples at The Architect pub on Castle Hill for a free, no-obligation chat about your wedding day photography. I prefer to meet after 6:30 PM. On Saturdays or Sundays, meeting anytime from midday is fine, provided that I am not shooting a wedding.
Convenient evening appointments are available up to 9 pm each evening to fit in with your work schedule, but I am equally happy to meet during the week, in the evening. During this meeting, we will run through your plans for the day, show you sample albums if you want to see any, and answer any questions you may have. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Will you own the copyright on our wedding pictures?” style=”fancy” open=”no”] It is standard practice across the photographic industry and is a form of legal protection. As soon as a picture is taken, the photographer automatically owns the copyright. However, the fee I charge my clients implies that I transfer the copyright to them and that they will be able to use my images wherever they see fit unless stated otherwise.
My only wedding photography package includes an online gallery of images with full printing rights given to the client and full download rights. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How many pictures do you take?” style=”fancy” open=”no”] The number of pictures taken depends on the size of the crowd, the number of hours you have booked me for and other variables like the weather.
Usually, I capture a minimum of 60 pictures per hour, but most likely more than that. I can safely say I take more pictures than most of my direct competitors in Cambridge. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How quickly will the pictures be ready?” style=”fancy” open=”no”] Your pictures will normally be available on your online gallery within 30 days of your wedding.
Check my wedding reviews, and you will see many brides commenting on the fact that their images were sometimes already online during their honeymoon, I try to work on the photographs as early as I can following the wedding. Especially during the wedding season, when I shoot weddings every single weekend. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Do you use professional camera equipment?” style=”fancy” open=”no”] Yes.
I exclusively use Nikon cameras, lenses & flashes. A Nikon D750, a Nikon DF & a Nikon D3 full-frame digital cameras. Along with various Nikon lenses: 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8 VR2, 18-35mm f4, 50mm f1.4, 60mm macro f2.8, 85mm f1.8 and a couple of SB-900/910 Nikon flashes. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What would be your standard group photographs?” style=”fancy” open=”no”] I would advise you to consider photographing the wedding party: bridesmaids & ushers, both sets of parents separately and/or together, photograph one family and then the other family (immediate and/or extended) and the rest is up to you.
I can normally do a shot of everyone if required. Often that would be all, but I sometimes get asked to photograph grandparents, friends, etc. all with the bride and groom. I try to ensure that group photographs take no more than 15-20 minutes. Remember that the more you choose to have, the longer it will take to photograph. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How do we book your services?” style=”fancy” open=”no”] Once you have decided you would like me to be your wedding photographer, contact me to request a quote and I will check if I am free on your wedding day. If I am, you will be then asked to pay the deposit. Once I receive the deposit, I will book your date in my diary.
I will then send you an electronic contract for you to sign within one week via email. I will then email you to let you know you are booked in. You will have to pay the wedding final balance four weeks before your wedding. Then I will be in touch again within two weeks of your wedding to check the timings are right and to ask you to think of a group photos list if you have not done so already. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Are you insured?” style=”fancy” open=”no”] I have a public liability insurance of up to £2M. And an employer liability insurance of up to £5M. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Do you travel far & do you charge for travel?” style=”fancy” open=”no”] I photograph weddings all over the United Kingdom and Europe. I travel for free inside East Anglia.
For weddings further afield, I will charge travel expenses of 40p per mile. Also, if your wedding is taking place more than 150 miles from Cambridge, I will probably spend the night before in a B&B nearby (£70 for the night plus £20 for a meal). If you’re getting married in Europe, I charge a minimum £500 fee for travel and accommodation on top of my wedding photography coverage fees. [/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]
My name is Jean-Luc Benazet, I have been a Cambridge photographer for over 20 years. I love to capture relaxed couple & family photography, as well as natural portraits. Contact me today!