Wedding Photography & Wedding Videography; Frequently asked questions.


 

What can we expect to pay for combined wedding photography & videography coverage?

Our hourly rates start at £185 for wedding coverage, and depending on what you would like included, full day prices can range between £1400 and £2500. For a more detailed brochure, please contact us!

Do you offer custom packages for elopements and destination weddings?

Hell yeah! We love to travel and have custom packages for both elopements and destination weddings. We would love for you to take us with you on your adventure! Elopements will be charged generally by the hour, if it’s within South Wales, that’ll be the only cost.
If there is travel involved, however far afield, we will provide a set cost for this. This is the same for destination weddings, a flight will be required, along with a nights stay but the cost for shooting will be the same as our full day packages. Tell us where you are going and we can provide you a quote! 

How many photos will we receive, how long will the film be & how/when do we get them?

Photos; This will massively vary depending on the coverage you choose but a full day you’re generally looking at between 400-600 images. 

All images are sent on your USB but also delivered in an online gallery that allows anyone given the password to log in, view and download your full resolution images for printing and social media (Tag us!). This takes the stress away from families nagging to see your album, when you can’t ruddy decide on what images you love the most! 

Albums; If you included an album in your package, once you’ve received your images, the hard work begins to choose which images you’d like for your album. All instructions are sent in the post with your USB package on how to do this and it also includes how to order one, if you didn’t.

Once you’ve chosen, a layout will be created and a proof sent over to you to approve/make changes to. Generally, turnaround is about 2-3 weeks. 

Films; Again, this depends on your wedding day, what length of time you book us for, the length of your ceremony, the length of your speeches, what entertainment you have etc.
In previous weddings, some church ceremonies have lasted over an hour, whereas we have experienced non-religious ceremonies lasting only 9 minutes - so you can imagine how this would affect the length overall. An average length to expect would be around 15-25 minutes, this may seem a short time but we have a multi layered approach to video editing which means it is more visually pleasing. To view a full example click here; Vanessa & Jo - De Courceys wedding video, Cardiff. 
The highlights wedding video is an edit of the best bits of the day set to music, this can also vary from 2-5 minutes.

How would you describe your style?

Storytelling - We love to take imagery that allows a viewer to relate to the emotions of the day, to imagine the sounds and smells of the day, to feel the energy picking up when the party starts and to get a little emotional with the couple when they do. It’s about a journey, your journey and from the first image, to the very last, every photo, every frame should conjure up a memory from that day. 

Will you cry at our wedding?

Amy - No.
Jess - Yes. 

Do you have my wedding date free ?

To find out if we have your wedding date available for photography &/or videography, please pop us an email to: hello@flashbulb.info - Call us: 07908258363 - Or message us via our Facebook page, we always reply as quickly as possible.

How far in advance of my wedding date should I book?

This is entirely a personal choice, a majority of bookings tend to be 12-18 months in advance but as long as we have your date available - you can book at any time, up to 3 years in advance or even a few days before.

How much deposit do you require to secure a book for wedding photography &/or videography?

The deposit is £350 to secure the date; This is a part-payment towards your wedding and is non refundable. At the same time a digitally sent contract is provided, to be signed with all the terms & conditions. The remaining balance will then be due 5 weeks before your wedding day.

How many times will we meet the photographer &/or videographer before the wedding day?

In general, it tends to be an initial wedding consultation at the time of booking and another meeting a couple of weeks before the big day to discuss the timings, picture ideas, group list and also this will be the same time to do your pre-wedding shoot. If circumstances don’t allow us to meet beforehand, this isn’t new to us. Skype, phone calls, texts, messaging is brilliant in these instances and we will send you all the information digitally. We are always at the end of the telephone or a message/text if you have any worries, concerns or ideas at any time. Amy is who you will meet at all the meetings, she will have all the Jorgensen wedding albums to show you too.

Do we have to feed you during the wedding?

Yes please! We eat when you eat but we aren’t fussy what. 

What equipment do you use?

Sony A9, Sony AR7III, 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 55mm, 85mm, 90mm, Flash - sometimes… Tripods, monopod - things to generally make sure your footage isn’t wonky. 

Will you travel for our wedding?

Yes, we love to travel. If it is within the UK but outside of South Wales, we will charge a set fee agreed beforehand & for travel outside South Wales & may require a room in a hotel/b&b depending on timings and distance. For international destination weddings in Europe & further - the price is the same as listed in the wedding pages, we simply require a budget flight and two nights accommodation in one room.

Do you supply a wedding contract?

Yes, this will be supplied digitally on booking, this can be signed on your smartphone or tablet using your finger for ease. This states all terms and conditions, please read it carefully - it is legally binding for your assurance.

Can we go for our couples photographs away from the wedding venue?

Yes of course, beaches, forests, mountains tops, we will go anywhere, even if it's a little crazy (we love crazy).
If taking time out from your guests to leave for photographs, make sure you leave enough time to mingle with them before food etc

How long is morning preparation?

We offer up to two hours for morning preparations plus travel. We prefer to cover the more final stages of the hair and makeup being finished, the dress being laced up, the brides reveal to family/bridal party etc. We have always found this plenty of time to cover the above as well as the beautiful details and fun of getting ready. If you would like more time, this can be arranged, we have hourly rates available. 

Do you have insurance?

Yes, we hold public liability, personal and equipment insurance. These certificates are available on request, sometimes venues require them.

What areas do you cover for wedding photography and wedding videography services?

Everywhere! We are based in Swansea, South Wales, a majority of the weddings we work at are within Swansea, Gower and the surrounding areas near Neath, Llanelli, Carmarthen etc. Flashbulb photography & film also offer wedding photography & wedding videography for destination weddings worldwide.

 
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