Frequently asked questions
If you don’t see the answer to your question here, contact me to ask it. No questions are stupid!
How long in advance do we need to book?
We fill up fast with bookings so we strongly recomend you book as soon as you have your date set or at least let us know of your date.
Can we come and see you?
Yes, we love to meet couples before booking, Please take advantage of our free pre wedding shoot, and there is no obligation to book with us.
Where are you based?
We are based in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Two miles from the main A1 trunk road. We travel all over the UK to shoot weddings. We have even shoot weddings in Cyprus, Russia and Ukraine.
Will I own the rights to all of the photos?
You will be given a license to do anything you want with the photographs except to sell them (but I’ve never found anyone who wanted to sell their wedding photos yet). To be clear, osman you may print them, copy the disk for friends and family, upload them to facebook and so on. Anything except sell them. So you do not own the copyright, but there’s virtually no restrictions.
What do you usually photograph on the day?
Firstly, we spend a lot of the day looking for the moments that will give your wedding a unique character. Next, we spend some time (usually 15 to 30 minutes) photographing yourselves as a couple. Most couples still like to take some group photographs, normally around 10-12 of them. Finally I’ll creatively photograph your wedding details. If there’s anything specific you want, just ask!
How do we book?
It’s very simple. Please just email us through the contact page, or we are very happy to talk on the phone.
What happens on the run up to our wedding?
After you’ve filled in the booking form and paid the Deposit, your wedding date is firmly booked. No one else can take it. We will issue you a contract about two months before your wedding, or sooner if you wish. It is there to protect you not us. We will be in touch a week before the wedding to finalise timings for the day etc.
You’ve not photographed before at our venue. Does that matter?
Not at all. If we have never been to youe venue before. Once you have studied the principles of photography, it’s almost an instant decision which is the right photograph to take. Plus, with the weather, any previous plan might have to change at a moments notice anyway. We always have a plan A,B and C.
What work do you do on our photographs?
Your photos receive as much attention after your wedding as they did on the day itself. I go through every photograph and choose the best photographs; every photo that is delivered is colour corrected and brightened and darkened to make sure it’s exactly how it should be and finally artistic changes will be made to ensure that the attention on the photograph is in just the right place. Then all of the files and your disks are produced. This whole process takes longer than the photograph of the wedding itself. We also make back up discs for our files. We also send the files to a remote in house hard drive.
Is there an option to receive all of the photos taken?
I’m sorry, there isn’t. I could never offer this option since I take many duplicates during the day, some photographs just don’t quite work for one reason or another, people blink and so on. Our aim is to provide you with quality, not quantity; We will give you about 400-500 images from your wedding.
I don’t see a lot of group photographs on your website; do you take them?
Yes, before your wedding we will ask you provide me with a list of the group photographs that you would like me to photograph on your wedding day.
Do you bring a set of backup equipment to every wedding?
Of course! Every photographer should do this. we bring the following to every wedding: 5 camera bodies, 8 lenses, 5 flashes, indoor studio equipment, spare batteries, enough memory cards to photograph two whole weddings and plenty of other kit too. There will never be a problem for us to shoot your wedding from start to finish.
Do you backup my photos?
Yes, We have a few back up plans. Firstly the files go on to our main frame processing computer. They will then be backed up to a remote hard drive. The memory cards that hayamix.com your wedding was written on to are placed in a envelope and stored at another address. The cards are not used again until you have received your images.
Can I print the photos in high resolution
Yes, you can and you should. Please don’t let the photos just sit on the disk forever. The files are prepared for high resolution printing, such as onto canvases or large prints and Albums.
Can I upload the photos to Facebook / Twitter?
Yes, Feel free to put as many images on social media as you wish.
Are you insured?
Yes, every professional photographer should be. We have Professional Indemnity and Personal Liability insurance for both of us.
Do the photographs contain a watermark?
No not at all.
What do you wear on our wedding day?
I tend to wear smart trousers, a shirt and tie. If you’re particularly keen on me being very smart a full suit is possible, but it can get in the way of my photography a little since I stretch around regularly. I normally don’t wear a tie since it has a tendency to get in the way of the lens.