Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance do I need to book with you?
To avoid disappointment I would recommend booking a year in advance. However due to scheduling changes, dates can become available, so its always best to get in touch if your looking for a photographer at the last minute or few months before.
We would like to go ahead and book you as our photographer , how do we go about doing this?
The easiest way to book is to contact me directly via email or telephone on email@example.com/07757 621682 you can also use the wedding enquiry form on the contact page its quick and easy. It is very helpful to have set a date for your wedding before enquiring ,please state your date whilst enquiring, if you have not set a date do not worry.
How long have you been in business?
Since 2013. In 2013 I launched Leaf and Lily Photography which has since merged into Sarah Lake Photography in 2018.
What happens after we enquiry or book ?
After your initial enquiry I will schedule a non obligation meeting with you to discuss your wedding day, this also gives us both a chance to meet face to face and get to know each other. If you decide to go ahead I will get the journey started by drawing up your wedding photography contract , getting all the technical stuff out of the way. I will keep in touch regularly and schedule to meet with you when your wedding planning is in full swing.
Do you require a deposit?
To secure your wedding date a non-refundable deposit of 20% of your package price is required. The deposit is payable on completion of your contract, usually one week after initial meeting.
How would you describe your photography style?
My photography style is vivid ,timeless and romantic. When crafting images I always take into consideration both your personalities, venue and season to produce images that tell the wedding day story.
What if it rains on my wedding day?
Never let the rain get in the way of your wedding day, rain can add a magical element to your wedding images . I always have a plan B up my sleeve in case it rains, I will never make you go and your wedding party go out into the rain.
Can I give you specific shots I would like ?
Of course that would brilliant and very helpful. It really helps me to get an idea of what your looking for from your photographer. For every wedding I create a personalised shot list which I am always happy to share with you. I also set up a personalised Pinterest board to help express ideas.
Do you have an assistant or second photographer ?
Using a second photographer helps to ensure I do not miss a moment of your wedding day story. Whilst I am shooting the bride my second photographer will be capturing the groom or guests. Smaller wedding packages do not include a second photographer, however they can be added on for a additional fee . In some circumstances the venue will only permit one photographer due to spacing
Have you photographed a wedding at my venue before ?
I have photographed at a wide range of venues chances are I might of done. I like to be very prepared so I will always visit the venue before hand to assess lighting, scout out locations other photographers may of missed and speak to the venue. I often take pictures during these trips to feed back any image ideas to you
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes. With your wedding contract I provide a copy of my insurance. I also will provide the venue with a copy before the wedding day.
How long after my wedding will I receive my images?
A week after your wedding you will receive a sneak peek gallery including 20 images, which you can share with friends and family. Three Weeks after your wedding your will receive a digital gallery with all your edited images in. From these images you can selected the images you would like in an album if included in a package. Six Weeks after you will receive your USB/Prints. Eight weeks after your wedding date you will receive your album (if included in package).