Your questions answered
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DO WE GET BOTH OF YOU ON MY WEDDING DAY?
Yes! All our packages have both Jon and Mary on your wedding day. Having a team of two for wedding photograph, videography, or both is a fantastic way to ensure you receive the perfect shots.
Pre-wedding Jon is usually photographing the groom and groomsman while Mary can capture all of the bridal preparations. During the rest of the celebrations, we capture photographs from more angles than would be possible with a solo photographer.
Our favourite example of having two photographers is the ability to capture the bride’s entrance from both in front and behind, as well as the look on the groom’s face!
WHERE ARE YOU BASED
ARE YOU INSURED?
We are based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, but we do travel all over for our couples!
If you are getting married outside the UK do get in touch, we loving travelling and what better reason than for a destination wedding? In our opinion its always best to take a UK photographer with you. Photography is very personal, and being able to communicate fluently is key. Our passports are always ready for the next adventure!
Yes, we are fully insured, having public and products liability, professional indemnity, employers liability and portable equipment insurance. Some venues request proof, which we are happy to pass on to them.
CAN WE UPGRADE OUR PACKAGE IF NEEDED?
Many couples only initially book our photography package, later upgrading to our videography packages. Roughly 8 weeks before your big day we will get in touch about final details - at this point additional hours and upgrading packages can be confirmed.
HOW MANY PHOTOS SHOULD I EXPECT TO RECEIVE?
We work in an unlimited way, only removing the photos that are duplicated, blinks, unflattering etc. With two of us documenting all the wonderful moments you do receive a large number of photographs, usually over 800 for a full wedding day. This number varies on a combination of things - lighting, length of coverage, number of guests and locations as well as travel time between destinations.
As we only take a limited number of weddings, we are capable of making sure that we can turn your wedding day around as fast as possible without dropping standards. We aim to have your wedding photographs back to yourself in a maximum of 8 weeks, but it is normally far faster. We also make sure you receive a sneak peek of images within the week after your big day!
It’s really important that you view our style across an entire wedding day. We put a lot of images in our blog posts and are always happy to share full wedding galleries with you before booking. Please get in touch if you'd like to see some full galleries.
WHAT IS THE BOOKING PROCESS?
It makes us so sad when couples fall in love with our work, only to find out we are already booked for their date. As soon as you have a venue and a date, please get in touch to check our availability! We can only cover one wedding per day and work on a first come basis as we do get multiple enquiries for the same date.
To confirm your booking and secure your date with Stories Of I Do, we need 2 things: £300 non-refundable booking fee and a signed contract. The rest of your balance is due 2 months before your date.
DO YOU OFFER PRINTS OR ALBUMS?
Yes, we have teamed up with luxury storybook printing companies from around the UK and Europe to give you the best supply of self design albums and printing options available. These can be accessed through your private gallery.
We give you the license to print your photos for personal use anywhere. We also offer a range of products the highest quality printing services through labs that are only available to professional photographers.