Darren Musgrove Photography

FAQ's

HOW DO I BOOK YOU?

Your first step is to check if we are available on your date. You can do this on here using our inquiry form. We like to arrange a no obligation meet up to discuss your wedding requirements once we have established our availability. There is no charge for this and the coffee is on us. Should you wish to book, we get our standard contract (not scary in the slightest) to you and on its return to us, along with your £200 deposit, thats it, you are all booked in!

 

HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?

We know just how daunting the whole process of picking a wedding photographer can be, so we keep things as simple as possible. Our digital only packages are what most couples prefer these days (you can always add an album at a later date which we can sort for you if and when you want this) and we provide you with all your beautifully edited hi resolution images on a boxed USB stick sent through the post. Additionally if you book  Full Day coverage - Bridal prep through to After party, we supply a USB Gift box which includes a small selection of prints AND a coffee table Photobook within this. This can be an added extra If you dont want a full days coverage for £70. A Coffee Table Photobook is an affordable way to have a selection of your photographs made physically available to you to enjoy soon after the wedding.

 

DO YOU WORK ALONE?

Me and my wife Kara work as a team. I am the photographer of the team and she assists me during the wedding as an extra pair of hands and eyes. She is particularly useful when it comes to Bridal prep as being female she is great at being there for the Bride/Bridesbabes, taking cues from them regarding getting into their dresses, that kind of thing.

 

ARE THERE TRAVEL COSTS?

We cover weddings throughout the West Midlands and Mid Wales and travel is included where the wedding is held within reasonable travelling distance. As long as we can be there on your wedding morning fresh and raring to go, without the need of overnight accomodation the night before, then we do not charge additional travel expenses. We are happy to travel UK wide however and are also available to travel worldwide any related expenses would then depend on distances involved etc.

 

DO WE HAVE TO FEED YOU?

No, we do not ask for you to provide us with food on the day of your wedding. Photographing your wedding day, as much as we love to capture the story of your day, we are at work and as with most people that go to work we do not expect to be fed by the person who's hired us. We bring our own packed lunch on the day and when you're enjoying your meal we take our leave to go and get a bite to eat ourselves. We like to keep it simple and we know that providing extra meals for your suppliers is not only an extra expense for you but is something else for you to have to consider when you're most likely already juggling copious other necessary arrangements for your wedding day celebrations.

 

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY AT OUR WEDDING?

That’s totally up to you. Our All Day package sees us being with you from Bridal Preparations through to the evening party and all the dancing, we particularly love these crazy shots. If you want us just for your ceremony then that’s ok too we can tailor a package to suit you.

 

 

 

I HATE HAVING MY PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN, DO I HAVE TO POSE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS?

We know what you mean, it can be daunting to feel under the spotlight on your wedding day and posing isn’t a natural thing to have to do. If you dont want a heavily directed post ceremony Couple Shoot then thats totally your call, its not really us either. However we aren't bossy people, honestly, and having this time together as newly weds with all those beautiful vows still ringing in your ears, can be a very intimate time for the two of you. We will just take a walk together in the grounds of the venue and as you chat and laugh together we will shoot away giving you minimal direction and have a bit of fun together, nothing scary, we promise! Our style is all about capturing the REAL you and the joyous occasion of this your wedding day in photos.

 

DO YOU TAKE TRADITIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS?

We can and do take traditional family group photos in addition to our more journalistic approach. We try to keep this as inexhaustive as possible and prefer to refer to these as group shots. A few weeks before your wedding day we will ask you to provide a list of no more than 10 group photographs that are particularly important to you. If you have trouble in keeping this list down then consider having a secondary list which can be done later on in the day after the Wedding Breakfast say, that way we can minimalise the time it takes to get through these shots as we know from experience your wedding guests will be wanting to get on with all the merry making.  As a ballpark here is a list of the kinda groups to go for:

whole party
bride/groom/brides immediate family
bride/groom/brides parents
bride/brides parents
bride/groom/brides parents/grooms parents
bride/groom/grooms immediate family
bride/groom/grooms parents
groom/grooms parents
bride/groom/grandparents
bride/groom/bridesmaids/groomsmen/flowergirls/pageboys

 

 

HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING IS IT BEFORE WE GET OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?

Within 4-8 weeks, depending on how busy we are. Summer months obviously are particularly busy for us so it usually takes that bit longer to return them to you.

 

CAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY VIEW AND BUY PHOTOS?

 As soon as the post processing stage is complete and all your photographs are professionally edited, all images are made available to you via our website by way of your own personal wedding day gallery. We will send you your unique link to your gallery via an email. You can then pass on this link to your friends and family so that they too can have access to your gallery, both to view your photographs and also buy any that they like.

 

ARE YOU INSURED?

Yes. We are fully insured. We have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance. We are also fully qualified with PfCO from the CAA for our UAV (Drone) work, and fully insured on that side of things also.

 

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