Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you based?

I live in Chilton, a town in the Northeast of England, right between Darlington and Durham.

How do we make a booking?

To enquire about a booking please submit your details using the contact form on the website. Usually, my clients book 18-24 months in advance. Bookings are especially busy during spring and summer but don’t hesitate to get in touch at short notice, your date might still be available. In the case of short notice weddings i.e. within 1 month, I require the full amount to be paid upon booking.

Are you limited to weddings in the Durham/North East area?

Simple answer… No. Teesside, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington, York, Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Whitby among other local towns are all within a short drive. However, I am in no way limited to these areas. I have always worked nation wide and will always enjoy traveling around our wonderful country. Especially the Lake District as its my favourite. I am more than happy to travel anywhere within the UK. Additional fees may have to be added to supplement my travel and accommodation.

How many photos will i receive?

For each and every wedding I concentrate on quality over quantity however, as a guide a full day wedding can expect 600+ Images.

When will my photographs be delivered?

Industry timelines predominantly are 6-10 weeks for all images to be edited and delivered back to you. Here at Sawyer and Sawyer Photography 90% of my weddings are edited and delivered within 7 days. During busier times this may stretch to 14 days however even that is far faster than the industry average.

When and how do I pay?

Once you have made the booking everything you need is sent to you via email from my Studio Management System. Payment methods include Bank Transfer and Cash. I take a £100 deposit. The deposit is payable immediately to secure your date as I only ever shoot one wedding per day. The remainder of the invoice must be paid the month prior to the wedding.

Are my images copyrighted?

Once the photos have been delivered to you, they are yours*, simple. You can do as you like with them. I retain the right to place the photos on my website and/or other marketing materials for the purpose of advertisement. There are no additional extra costs for print usage. *Full copyright remains with Sawyer and Sawyer Photography and clients are given a print release to print the photos.

Can I see my photos online?

Every wedding photography package from Sawyer and Sawyer includes an optional free customer viewing galley. Your gallery can be protected with a password of your choice, simply share your password with anyone you’d like to have access to your gallery.

What does full day coverage include?

Bride Prep through to the 1st dance.

Hey Guys. The full day package covers turning up 120 minutes before the ceremony at the bridal preparations and shooting all the details such as shoes, jewellery, dresses, flowers and getting ready etc.

Followed by photographing the groom, best man and groomsmen at the wedding venue including guest arrivals, bridal party arrival and of course shooting the entire ceremony including the signing of the register.

No wedding would be complete without the group shots of the immediate family and friends, so these are taking after the ceremony and they can then go relax and have a drink or 2 or 3 or 4.

Whilst everyone has a good time I will whisk you away to capture your beautiful couple portraits without any distractions, these are the photos that couples look back on and even hang on their walls. After your couple portraits you will head back to the venue. Every wedding is different, some go straight into speeches and some have the wedding meal before the speeches, either way I will be there to cover the speeches when they happen, after all I’m there providing Full Day Coverage.

After the speeches and meals its usually that time… Yes, it’s the 1st dance and cake cutting. On your big day ‘I am there for YOU‘ so there is no clock watching, I am very laid back and usually by the time I leave Im part of the family. Your coverage ends after the 1st dance.

Full day coverage breakdown

Multiple Award Winning Wedding Photographer
Pre-wedding meeting
Starts 2 hours prior to ceremony
Bridal preparation photos
Photos of groom at venue
Arrival of bride/guests
The wedding ceremony
Signing of the wedding register
Group/family photographs
Couple portraits
Detail photographs (cake, decorations etc)
The wedding line up
Cutting the cake
Evening reception
1st dance
Dance floor Images
Creative/Artistic sunset portraits
Electronic delivery of images (download)

What if I want half day coverage?

Half Day coverage is available Monday to Thursday, NOV, DEC, JAN, FEB ONLY. Half day coverage covers 90 minutes of bridal preparation photos, photos of the groom at the venue, arrival of bride/guests, the wedding ceremony, signing of the wedding register, group/family photographs, couple portraits. NO Reception shots at all such as details, speeches, cake cutting, 1st dance, dance floor images and creative artistic shots which involves sunsets etc.

Half day coverage breakdown

Monday to Thursday ONLY
Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb ONLY
Award Winning Wedding Photographer
Pre-wedding meeting
Starts 90 minutes prior to ceremony
Bridal preparation photos
Photos of groom at venue
Arrival of bride/guests
The wedding ceremony
Signing of the wedding register
Group/family photographs
Couple portraits
NO Reception shots

Do we meet before the wedding?

Before the wedding usually 6-4 weeks prior I will meet with you and your fiancé at the reception venue or other location to go over the wedding day details you submitted during booking just to make sure I have finalised timings and also to teach you the posing framework to ensure you feel confident in front of camera. The posing framework helps you for the couple portraits, the rest of your wedding is captured in a more lifestyle/journalistic approach which feels candid. I am also happy to meet on further occasions when needed.

I'd love to work with you. Let's grab coffee and chat!

My photography service is in high demand, please check your dates availability as soon as possible!

Wedisson Awards
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SLRlounge Awards
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