Some answers to just a few of the questions you may have, if you would like to ask more just contact me
Wedding FAQ's & Terms and Conditions
How much of the wedding day do you cover
A typical wedding day for me as a photographer starts from the bridal preparations right through to the first dance and a bit beyond, whilst covering everything in between. Couples may also opt for part-day coverage, such as ceremony-only, or from the ceremony through to the speeches. I am flexible and will provide a bespoke service giving as much coverage as you require
What is your wedding photography style
I combine together a mixture of contemporary natural and documentary photography, telling the story of your wedding with beautiful images.
What photos do you take
A range of images from natural candid pictures of your day and your guests, a few posed groups if required, through to romantic pictures of the couple,ensuring that all key parts of the day are captured, and everything else in-between. We will initially meet to chat about your plans for the day. Nearer the date I allocate times with the you for the group photos, and agree on a list of groups photos you would like. As well as allocating enough time for a couple only shoot with you both during the day. I will also ask you to tell me what photos are important to you, and making sure on the day you get what you require.
How long will it take to get my pictures
I usually quote around 4-6 weeks to have your images processed and be available to view online in your password-protected gallery, but is usually more like 3-4 weeks. During busy peak summer months, it may take a little longer.
How many pictures do I get
There is no limit on number of photos taken during your day. Some of these will be duplicates, and others might not depict you or your guests looking quite so great in the moment, I therefore carefully go through all the images and remove un usable images. From a typical full days coverage you can expect around 600-700 images, but these numbers can vary depending on the day itself as no two weddings are the same. These images are then individually post-processed and edited by myself, which you will receive as high resolution JPEG's. Images not selected are not archived and therefore not available.
Do you provide RAW unedited files?
Raw straight out of camera images are not available for viewing or purchase. The images I select for editing and your final gallery reflect my style and high standard of work and are supplied in jpeg format.
Do you take images in black and white too?
I shoot images in RAW colour for the best possible results and will then convert certain images to black and white where I feel this would suit the feel of the image in the editing stage. You will then receive a mixture of colour and black and white high resolution JPEG images.
How long do you keep my pictures online?
Your images are available to view in your online password-protected gallery for a minimum of 6 months. Professional quality prints can also be purchased directly from your gallery.
What about copyright
The 1988 Copyright Act assigns the copyright to Bill Farnham Photography. However, you will receive a personal licence agreement with your images, allowing full personal usage, printing and copying rights.
Can I order an album after the wedding
If you would like an album, you can order a wedding album package at time of booking or at any time after the wedding.
When will I get my wedding album
Once you have selected your album and images it takes about a week for me to design a wedding album for you. It will then depend on the album you choose. All of our albums are hand made and finished to the highest quality and will usually be ready for delivery to you in around 2 weeks, depending on time of year.
Do we have to feed you on the wedding day
It is usual for a meal to be provided for us on the day, we will usually retire when the wedding breakfast begins to a quiet area to eat and have little break and return before the toasts, etc.
Do you travel
I am based just outside Maidstone, Kent, I do not charge for travel to weddings requiring up to 50 miles travel distance. Beyond this travelling charges at petrol cost only may apply. Any travelling expenses will always be agreed with the couple in advance. If you let me know where you are getting married and I can estimate costs for you.
Are you insured
I have full business insurance which includes cover for professional indemnity and public liability. Certificates can be provided should this be required.
Do we need insurance ?
Yes I would recommend all couples have wedding insurance. It would cover things like cancellation, rearrangement, failure of suppliers, venue, wedding gifts, transport, video and photography.
I use top of the range up to date Canon equipment and always have back up equipment with me, a typical wedding will consist of in excess of £15,000 of equipment investment by me
What happens if you fall ill on our day
In the very unlikely event that serious illness or for a reason beyond my control I am unable to attend on the day you will receive a full refund but I have a database of of photographers that I can call and try to put you in touch with should something extraordinary happen. I always recommend that couples invest in wedding insurance incase of any unforeseen circumstances, ie illness, venue, caterers, etc. Happily I have never not been able to attend a booking.
How much is the deposit
The deposit is £150. This secures your wedding date and secures the day for you exclusively, so there is no chance of a 'double-booking'. The balance of your package is payable one month before the wedding. Around this time is when I will be in touch to go through your exact wedding photography requirements as well as the finer details of your day and ask you for the timings for your day and a list of group photographs you might require.
How do I book
Get in touch to check my availability for your day. If I’m available for your day, I’ll be delighted to arrange a meeting where we can sit down and have a chat about your wedding over a coffee or perhaps arrange an initial phone call for a chat. After the meeting I can provide you with a quote for your wedding photography and once you are happy with a quote, I will send you an invoice for the deposit. I prefer to take BACS bank transfers (with online banking making this very easy for most people, and also free), but I will also accept cash or cheques as a secondary option.
Terms & Conditions
The client(s) hereby allow(s) Bill Farnham Photography to display any photograph covered by this contract to generally promote the business in advertising, brochures, magazine articles, websites, sample albums etc.
The copyright Designs and Patents Acts assign the copyright of the images to the the photographer.
All digital negatives (computer files) remain the property of the photographers. On occasion, the photographers may supply a copy of the edited digital negatives to the client(s) for their own non-commercial use. Unless otherwise agreed as part of the package.
Photographs taken during the event will be at the discretion of the photographer, although every effort will be made to comply with the Clients requirements.
The photographer shall be granted artistic license in relation to the poses photographed and the locations used. The photographer’s judgement regarding these matters shall be deemed correct.
The photographer shall endeavour to photograph all individuals as requested by the client(s) at some point, but no responsibility will be taken by the photographer on leaving somebody out.
The photographer reserves the right to leave before the end of the booked coverage if any of the wedding party show aggressive behaviour, physical or verbal abuse towards the photographer with no financial repercussions on the photographer.
For a booking involving a church ceremony or at certain venues, the photographer’s movements are sometimes restricted by the official in charge. The area from which the photographers can cover the ceremony may not be the photographer’s choice and the photographers cannot accept responsibility for any obstructed view or angels and viewpoints should this be the case.
The Photographers cannot be held accountable for lighting quality, due to a variety of lighting conditions and the limitations of digital sensors, ability to use flash photography may not be permitted by the officials in charge, some colours may alter throughout a set of photographs or Videos.
Weather can impact outside images, the photographers will not be held accountable for acts of god stopping or reducing the chance of outside shots. It will be the client’s choice if they wish to stand in the rain, snow or hail for shots. The photographers will give their opinions on options on the day for clients to choose from.
Due to a variety of lighting conditions and the limitations of digital sensors, some colours may alter throughout a set of photographs.
Although all equipment is checked regularly, and reasonable steps are taken to ensure backup equipment is available, the photographers will not be responsible for photographs that are not produced due to technical failure.
All images supplied to client are post processed and edited for white balance, exposure and cropping and adjustments at Bill Farnham Photography's discretion. Retouching and digital manipulation i.e removal of unwanted items, etc are not included in packages and are available at additional cost.
Raw straight out of camera images are not available for viewing or purchase. The images selected for editing and your final gallery reflect my style and high standard of work and are supplied in jpeg format.
Images are processed and edited on a colour calibrated monitor. If viewed on anything other than a properly calibrated monitor the colours may not be rendered accurately as intended, likewise if printed by a non professional photo processing lab with calibrated printers the colours may not be printed accurately and may have in-accurate colour casts. All packages and additional goods specified on the booking form are supplied at the prices ruling on the date of booking.
Goods not specified on the booking form are supplied at the prices ruling at the time of receipt of the order.
A non-refundable booking fee of £150 will confirm your booking, as well as full acceptance of the terms and conditions as published on the Bill Farnham Photography website. The booking fee will be deducted from the cost of the clients chosen package when calculating the final balance that is due.
Full payment of the remaining balance will be due no later than one calendar month before the wedding date.
Additional goods ordered must be paid for in full at the time of ordering.
For packages including albums, the client must agree album design for printing and binding within 6 months of receiving their gallery of images, if not any increase in cost from supplier may be charged to client as additional cost.
If the client(s) should have to cancel a booking the following cancellation fees will become due immediately upon said cancellation of photography: Deposit plus 10% fee to be retained or paid more than 12 months before the day of the wedding date, Deposit plus 50% if within 12 months of the wedding date.
Cancellation with less than 6 months to go until the wedding date will result in a fee of the full price for the complete photographic coverage booked. Where no package has been specified on the booking form, it will be deemed that the client(s) have chosen a package to the value of £1195. The client(s) are hereby advised to take out an appropriate insurance policy to cover any expenses incurred in the event of cancellation.
Where Bill Farnham Photography is able to re-book the date with an equivalent booking then the cancellation fee will be reduced to the booking fee of £150
Force Majeure, the photographers will endeavour to put the client(s) in touch with another photographer in the unlikely event they are unable to attend on the wedding date due to any cause beyond their reasonable control e.g. sudden illness, injury, victim of crime, flooding etc.
In the event of a cancellation by Bill Farnham Photography, or in the unlikely event of a total photographic failure or cancellation of this contract by either party or in any other circumstance the liability of one party to the other shall be limited to a full refund of any fees paid. Neither party shall be liable for indirect or consequential loss." Bill Farnham Photography has full professional indemnity liability insurance.
Any directions issued to the clients, their guests or employees during a photographic shoot are deemed to be at said persons own risk. Bill Farnham Photography cannot be held responsible for any personal accidents during a photographic shoot.
Images are generally stored by myself for a year, but once the Images are given to the client it is their responsibility to make back up copies of the images supplied and take care of them.