How far do you travel to weddings


Although I am based in the North West of England and predominantly cover the Cheshire and Greater Manchester areas, I will travel as far as I am needed. However please be aware that there will be additional costs for travel on top of your selected wedding package. If am I needed to travel further than 70 miles I ask for a nights accommodation the day before the wedding to ensure I arrive without traffic delays and with a fresh set of eyes and legs. I am available for destination weddings abroad too, having recently travelled to Ibiza to shoot a wedding. I am happy to travel anywhere in the world.




How do we receive our photos?


If you have selected either the Gold or Silver wedding packages, you will receive the professionally edited photographs presented on a wooden USB inside a beautiful wooden presentation box. This comes complete with 30 complimentary 6x4 prints. If you have selected the Bronze Wedding package you will receive the professionally edited photographs presented on a wooden USB.




How long does it take to receive our photos after our wedding day?


Usually I aim to get the photographs back to you within 3-4 weeks after your wedding. Each photo has been personally edited and colour graded by myself for quality and consistancy as so this can take some time to complete.




Can we print the photos?


Absolutely yes you can. When you receive your completed wedding photos, I will provide you with two identical looking sets of images. The first is a lower resolution, small light weight file size that is ideal for social media sharing and quick upload. You have just had the happiest day of your life, why not share these images online or perhaps you have a favourite auntie who couldn't be with you on your special day. These files are perfect for emailing and sharing however you wish. The second set of images are high resolution, large file size copy of all of the photographs and are ideal for printing however big or small you need.




What is your wedding photography style?


My focus is on journalistic style of photography.I aim to highlight the genuine laughter, tears, and passion that you and your guests will be feeling without my heavy involvement or direction. I believe my job is to capture that magic of the day in the most authentic way - unobtrusively, honestly and joyfully. I prefer events to unfold naturally and aim to document your day as discreetly as possible. My aim is for you to barely notice your photograph is being taken at the time.




We are interested in booking you, what should we do next?


If you like what I do and would like to make a booking with me please feel free to get in touch via the contact form on this site or via any of my social media channels. I will try and get back to you as quickly as I can. The next steps; If you are based in the North West of England I will aim to have a free consultation with you face to face to discuss your wedding day and talk through the details. If you are based further afield and this is not practical, I like to conduct the consultation over a web cam chat via Skype or other available apps of your choice. I like to do the consultations for several reasons. The first is that it is nice for us to meet and discuss the plans for your special day together and meet before your wedding day. Weddings are extremely personal events and I treat photographing it for you as such. The second reason is that I taylor each day to the bride and grooms tastes. Every wedding I shoot is bespoke to each particular couple and by meeting you personally it helps me get a better understanding of who you are, what you like and what the plans for your day are.




Do you do family and group shots?


Absolutely. I still maintain aspects of traditional wedding photography and group shots are always included. Not every couple wants family or group shots which is absolutely fine but the majority still do and are an important part of the day. Even if it is just for family or keepsakes for grandparents to remind them of the day. I do try and limit the group shots where possible, to keep these quick and efficent for you. I always prefer you to enjoy the day and would rather I didn't take away much of your time to be with your friends and family. For couples photos I usually like to have 10-15mins alone with the bride and groom away from the crowds. This way we can get some lovely, elegant and relaxed couples portraits without everyone watching. At the end of this session, I try and give you a few minutes of private time to catch your breath. A wedding day can be a whirlwind of energy and it is nice to actually have a few moments to yourself. After the couples photos is usually a great opportunity to pause and reflect together quietly.





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Andrew James - Cheshire & Manchester based Commercial Product, Fashion and Wedding Photographer

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