Let’s Talk

You’ve set the date, booked the venue, picked your outfits, argued over who to invite & done enough food tasting to last a lifetime, now it’s time to drop me a message!  Don’t worry about arranging a meeting, we can have a zoom call, don’t you just love technology?!

My Covid-19 Policy

Organising a wedding is extremely difficult under normal circumstances, however it’s even more challenging during these testing times.  With government restrictions constantly changing due to COVID-19, I understand your wedding plans can change dramatically overnight & I hope the points below answer any questions you may have concerning your wedding photography.

Will You Still Photograph Our Wedding while the tier system
is in place?
Will You Still Photograph Our Wedding while
the tier system is in place?

Yes. On the day of writing this post and based on the Government’s advice, there is nothing stopping me from being there and photographing your wedding as planned, unless we are in a government issued lockdown where weddings are temporarily banned.

What If You Catch Covid-19?

If I do catch the Coronavirus right at the time of your wedding, I won’t attend and put you and your guests at risk. Instead, I will find a replacement photographer for your wedding straight away. I’m in regular and close contact with a large network of amazing photographers and we have all agreed to support and cover each other if need be at this time of uncertainty.

We have decided to reschedule our wedding, what now?

Keep me informed!  The 1st thing we need to do is find a new date where I am still available to photograph your wedding.  Once confirmed, I will send you a new contract for that date to officially secure it on my end and the deposit already paid will be transferred to the new contract.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question for me?

Silly me, of course you do!  Some of the most common questions I’m asked are below.  Don’t forget to fill out the form at the bottom of the page, let’s talk about your wedding!

Me! You are investing in my vision & experience.

Somewhere in the region of 350 over the past 15 years.

90% of the images I capture are reportage, I love capturing the natural moments, they’re the best parts!

I have shot many intimate weddings, they are my favourite type of wedding, rest assured you are in good hands.

You can have all the photography skills in the world, but it means nothing in a wedding environment if you aren’t a people person.  I love weddings, I do enjoy making people laugh (especially nervous brides) & becoming a part of the wedding. I have met so many wonderful families over the years, they are my biggest ambassadors.  There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a couple’s eyes light up when they open their storybook for the 1st time. 

Yes I do. I have Public Liability Insurance & Professional Indemnity Insurance.

I have 3 Canon bodies & a vast collection of Canon & Sigma lenses (I am an ambassador for Sigma).  Additionally I have a huge bag of high speed strobe lights, reflectors, LED lighting panels & even fairy lights!

A 50% deposit is required to book your date into the diary.  The remaining 50% is to be paid 30 days before your wedding day.

Yes of course! If you wish to pay in instalments just let me know.

Yes I can.  This is where my experience pays off.  I’m firm but fair when it comes to dealing with guests, particularly family shots, we will organise a group list in place beforehand to minimise disruption on the day.

All images are backed up to 3 separate hard drives, 2 hard drives are on site, 1 hard drive is off-site.

If you have an online gallery, it should go live within a few days of your wedding day.

If you do not require a storybook, the remaining high resolution images will be delivered between 8-10 weeks. 

If you do require an album, this timescale depends on how long you take to select the images you would like to go in your storybook.

Everyone’s favourite question!  Unfortunately there is no definitive answer, rest assured I will deliver as many images as I can; there is no cap or limit or how many I deliver.

All images delivered will be colour corrected.  This means image brightness; contrast and colours will be corrected before being delivered.

Of course!  You will get a personal image license for all your images, however this doesn’t allow you to sell the images or use them for commercial reasons.

Yes I do.  I have captured weddings all over the world.

I work alongside some amazing cinematographers & would be more than happy to recommend them to you during our discussions.

Drop me a message

Like what you see? I Would love to hear from you!  Fill out the form below and let’s get this party started.  Dates get booked up over 12 months in advance, so don’t wait too long!

07833477143

contact@weddingphotographybyshiv.com

Kemp House, 152 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX