Q: Can you photo-shop me? Remove my double chin? Make me look thinner? Put hair on my husbands head, etc?
You'll be surprised at what I'm asked! Simple answer is no. I don't undertake any major image enhancements. I capture who you are. As with all weddings, every bride looks fantastic on her wedding day, so I really don't need too! Plus, years of experience has taught me how to photograph people at their best.
Q: Will all my photos be edited?
I put every single image through my high quality hand-edited work-flow. I may retouch, digitally manipulate and finish according to my discretion. This may mean softening skin a little and brightening eyes on close-ups or removing unsightly spots or zits. I have a distinctive finishing style which does a great job at hiding these small imperfections. If I believe an image needs more, I'll do it, but only where I consider it an issue. These things are never as bad as you think, this is why is best to leave it up to me!
Please Note: Any retouching, digital manipulation or finishing which is requested by you will be subject to an extra charge. Prices are calculated on an image to image basis and may not always be technically possible.
Q: Why don't you make a big deal of ring shots and details in general?
Because I'm not shooting for bridal magazines or for the latest wedding blog. Time spent shooting lots of details is time away from shooting people and moments at your wedding. I shoot details as and when but I don't go crazy on them.
Q: Why no package with a big album or photo-book like everybody else?
Because I'm not like everybody else! I'm into photographing weddings not making or designing albums. I also don't like the up-selling after the wedding that goes along with offering them.
Couples that book me tend to be very creative and want to design their own. Everyone now has access to quality online suppliers where you can easily do this yourself much cheaper than I can as I have to factor in my time and design and pass that cost on to you. If you do want a full on album, having the high-res files means you can do something about getting one at any time.
Q: Who owns the copyright?
Teme Valley Photography does. A personal use licence is included with all your photos. This allows you to do whatever you like with them. You can copy, print and email them to friends and family or use them for thank you cards, Facebook, etc or create your own album.
What you can not do is pass them off as your own, enter them into any competitions without letting me know first, sell them or give them to any related wedding supplier for promotion and advertising of their services. Teme Valley Photography also retains the right to use the images in anyway thought appropriate.
I will of course respect your wishes should you request me not to use any particular photos.