Weddings FAQ


60 mg alli online purchase Q: Do you shoot in digital?

A: Yes, we shoot weddings, events and portraits, as well as property, in digital. We might shoot our personal projects on analogue cameras depending on the nature of the project. We work on the latest high-end, full-frame Nikon cameras, and have an assortment of Nikon lenses. buy aygestin online usa Q: What kind of weddings do you shoot?

A: We have experience in shooting culturally and religiously diverse weddings across London and the UK, from traditional English Church weddings (Protestant and Catholic) to civil weddings, Asian (Hindu, Sikh, Sri Lankan and Chinese), African (Nigerian and Ghanaian), Muslim (Moroccan, Iranian, Iraqi, Pakistani and Turkish), Jewish and Greek-Orthodox. We have also photographed many other religious ceremonies such as Mehndi, Indian thread ceremonies, Jewish baby blessing ceremonies and baptisms.


Q: At which venues have you worked?

A: We have had the pleasure of working in such prestigious venues as Eltham Palace, Syon House and Conservatory, Stoke Park, Beauberry House, Stowe School in Buckingham, Boreham House, the Dali Universe Gallery, Chenies Manor House, Cannizaro House, Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel, Moor Park Golf Club, Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel, the Old Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich, and The Landmark London Hotel, to mention just a few.


Q: Great, so how do I reserve my wedding date?

A: Usually the wedding date is booked a year or more in advance. However, we might take a last minute booking provided that we are available. Please call us today if you want to check your date’s availability. A non-refundable booking fee amounting to 30% of the wedding package fee is required to reserve your day. After the payment is made and the contract signed, that day is yours. 30 days before the wedding, the remainder of the payment is due. Payments can be made by bank transfer, cheque or PayPal.


Q: Do you offer packages?

A: Yes, we can offer you a selection of packages based on the number of hours for which you would like to hire us, and on the type of album you would like to have. However, the package can be tailor-made for you according to your requirements. Our standard package is an 8-hour package, which generally covers from bridal preparations up to the first dance. Extra hours can be added for £100 per hour per photographer. Please contact us for more details. We provide a disc with high-resolution edited photos (jpegs), without watermarks, to every package that we do. We still own the copyright, but we grant you a non-exclusive license enabling you to reprint the photos for personal use. You may not sell, rent, lease or sub-lease the photos to any other people or companies etc.


Q: What happens next after we have booked you?

A: We will arrange an engagement/pre-wedding shoot. The pre-wedding shoot will last for a maximum of 2 hours. We will provide you with 30 carefully selected, finely enhanced images on a disc. You will choose a location for the shoot (either a wedding venue or a nice place in London which is meaningful to you), or we will do some research and email you some locations and then we can decide together. We can also do a themed shoot, e.g. inspired by the 1960’s or any other interesting and creative ideas you may have. Anything is possible - the sky’s the limit!


Q: Is the pre-wedding shoot a must have?

A: No, it is not. However, most people have never been professionally photographed before. Therefore a pre-wedding shoot is a perfect opportunity to meet us -the photographers- and get to know one other, and for you to gain confidence in front of the lens and have a fun and relaxed time. We will prove to you that even a camera-shy person can start loving their photos after we take them. Consequently, you will feel stress-free on your wedding day... at least as far as being photographed is concerned!


Q: Is there anything you can do with our pre-wedding shoot images so we can use them at the wedding?

A: Certainly. We can offer you a few options as to what you can do with the photos. One, the photos can be displayed in a stylish, bespoke guest book for people to sign on the wedding day (15 photos chosen by you); two, you can have an image mounted in a large mount (signing board) for people to sign on the day. We have a selection of different sizes of frames and finishing.


Q: Can we hire you to shoot our engagement session without investing in a full wedding collection?

A: Yes, that is possible. The cost of the engagement shoot with 30 carefully selected, finely enhanced photos on a disc is £300.


Q: How do you work on the day?

A: At your wedding, we work as a team, so it means that we cover the wedding from two different perspectives and this gives us more chances to capture those significant and emotional moments as well as spontaneous events that happen out of the blue. This gives us an important advantage over photographers shooting on their own who can miss the important moment. We photograph weddings in a documentary style, meaning that we do not interfere with your day but document it as it unfolds. We focus on capturing actual moments as they happen. We have developed an original style, which blends a documentary, reportage approach with creative portraiture.


Q: Do you still take posed group shots?

A: Of course, but we like to keep it short and sweet! We don’t want the guests to be missing the joy of your day. Family group photos are the only images to be specified and we would need a list with people’s names as well as someone who can help us to gather people together if it is a big wedding. We usually recommend no more than 5-10 group photos and one big group shot if required. For African and Asian weddings, we understand that it is usually more than that so the list would have to be specific.


Q: When will the photos be ready after the wedding?

A: Photos will be selected and then edited and colour corrected, making sure that they are optimized for printing and on-screen viewing. Monika will also tweak the contrast, tones and balance to give them an overall consistent look. Within three to five weeks from the wedding you will be invited to access your private and password-protected gallery to view images. We will also post a few photos to our blog as a sneak preview of your wedding. You can then inform your friends and family who can access your Wedding Gallery by setting up their user accounts. That way they will view and buy images that they would like without bothering you. No photos will be seen by family and friends without your approval.


Q: How does the album design process work?

A: After you have seen the images and proofed (selected) those for the album, Monika will finely enhance them, making sure you look your absolute best, and will then design an album layout to tell the story of your day. The size and number of photos in the album will be determined by the choice you made when deciding on a package. Our most popular 12”x12” album fits around 60 photos. Afterwards, Monika will send you PDF proofs for your approval. If you want to change a couple of images or swap them around that will be the time to do it. Two rounds of changes are included in your package; multiple change requests may be chargeable. The whole process usually takes three to four weeks.


Q: How long do we need to wait for the album?

A: After you approve the album layout, it goes to be printed and will take around two weeks until the album is looking beautiful and ready for you to open it ;)


Q: Do you travel?

A: We travel both within the UK and internationally for weddings. In the UK, travel is charged at 40p per mile outside the M25. If we have to go 100 miles or more, accommodation must be paid for the evening before the wedding. This ensures that the photographers are fresh and will avoid any travel problems that might cause them to be late. For weddings where a flight is necessary, expenses include taxis to/from the airport, the flight, accommodation, taxis/car rental and food.


Q: Do we need to provide you with food?

A: Generally we will eat at the reception venue at the time scheduled for the wedding meal, in a staff room or apart from the guests. This allows us to follow the same schedule as the wedding party, so that we don’t miss anything important. If the couple is not able to provide the photographers with dinner, we must be informed beforehand.


Q: Are you insured?

A: Yes, with Aaduki Multimedia (Public Liability and Professional Indemnity). 


Q: What if you are sick or unable to attend on the day?

A: In the unlikely event that one or both of us cannot attend the wedding, we have a large network of other photographers that we can ask to do your wedding instead, provided that you approve them.