ASK US ANYTHING
Here you will find our most commonly asked questions, which covers pretty much everything clients have asked in the past. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be glad to answer any other questions you may have.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE WANI OLATUNDE PHOTOGRAPHY?
Couples decide to go with me because they are looking for a photographer who delivers beautiful, consistent images. No matter how bad the lighting, weather, or location, my couples know that their photographs are completely taken care of – and they’re booking me to have that confidence. So my pricing isn’t based so much on your final product, so much as client confidence, consistency, beautiful images and a great all around experience.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE YOU?
I take on a limited number of weddings a year so each client has my full focus. I've created a streamlined process so you can take comfort from knowing your wedding photography is being taken care of. Click right here to find out more about what you can expect from the WOP experience .
DO YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS ON PREPARING FOR THE WEDDING DAY?
Funny you should ask 🙂 I actually wrote this article giving my top tips on picking the perfect wedding photographer for you . Be sure to check it out.
CAN I SEE A WHOLE WEDDING?
Checking out a photographer's full portfolio is certainly the best way to understand your photographer’s style and capability. My blog showcases highlights of the weddings I shoot and when we meet up for your pre-wedding consultation, I will show you different styles of albums.
I'VE SEEN ENOUGH! HOW DO I BOOK YOU?
Fantastic! <happy dance> You can contact me via the “Contact” link above or directly on email@example.com.
HOW DO WE RESERVE OUR WEDDING DATE WITH YOU?
Your wedding date is not reserved until your retainer and signed contract are received. The retainer is a flat rate of £500 irrespective of your collection choice. Please note this is NON-REFUNDABLE as it is payment for me marking my calendar off, which isn’t something I can do for free. The balance is due 14 days before the wedding date.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIONS?
I offer a number of collections, which can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Please contact me so we can set up a time to chat about your big day and I can walk you through my extensive offering including the album and wall art options.
ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL AROUND THE UK FOR MY WEDDING?
Most definitely. I'm based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire but I'm able to photograph weddings in Buckingham, Bedford, Luton, Oxford, Cambridge, Bicester, Essex, Kent and London. I also cover all 3 counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL FOR MY DESTINATION WEDDING?
Absolutely!!! I love visiting new destinations with each wedding. So far my wedding photography has taken me all over the world. Some of the places I have photographed weddings included Washington DC, Jamaica, South Africa, Jamaica, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. To get a tailored quote for your specific destination, do get in touch via the contact form .
DO I NEED AN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT?
Highly recommended! Engagement sessions are perfect for a number of reasons: First it helps you become more comfortable in front of the camera as well as with your photographer. It gives your photographer a chance to know you and how you photograph in terms of great angles etc. You'll also get beautiful and professional images you can use on your wedding website, "Save the Date" cards, e-vites, wedding signature frame, wedding signing book and souvenirs at the wedding reception to name a few.
DO I NEED A WEDDING ALBUM?
All our collections come inclusive with a wedding album. As a print only studio, Wani Olatunde Photography is all about creating heirloom printed products that you and your family can enjoy for decades to come. I love the idea that every time you look through your wedding album, you get to remember why you love each other and share that love story with your family and loved ones. It's a great reminder especially for those days when things aren't so rosy.
SHOULD I MAKE A SHOT LIST?
Short answer - NO!!!
Longer answer? If you are working with a newbie photographer or someone doing you a favour - then yes it may help to provide a shot list. But any professional photographer is able to operate without a shot list and actually a shot list may list to missed shots. So hire someone you can trust to document your day and then simply let them do their job while you can focus on enjoying your celebration.
SHOULD I MAKE A PINTEREST BOARD AND SEND TO YOU?
I'm always happy to hear your inspiration but please note you are hiring me for my style and the images you see on this website. If you like a different style, please hire a different photographer who suits that style. We shall both be happier in the long run.
MY FIANCE AND I HATE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED! CAN YOU HELP?
Absolutely! During the portraits sessions, I give simple directions that allow you both to find your rhythm. The most important goal always is to make sure you feel comfortable with what you are doing. The rest of the day, my team and I will simply be documenting the day as it unfolds so you can just focus on enjoying your day with your loved ones.
DO YOU CARRY SPARE EQUIPMENT?
Yes, I always carry backup cameras, flashes and lenses. I am prepared for anything. 🙂
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FALL SICK?
I have a network of photographers with similar capability level who I can reach out to photograph on my behalf. You would also have the option of a full refund. But please note in 10 years of photographing weddings, I have yet to not to show up to one. <knock on wood> so I don't expect this to happen.
HOW MANY IMAGES CAN I EXPECT?
This really depends on the size of your wedding and length of your wedding coverage. So anything from 500 to 2000 images. Either way, my team and I make sure we have your full day covered.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY WEDDING PICTURES TO BE READY?
I know how eager you'll be to see your wedding images as soon as possible so I always share a little sneak peek within a few days of your wedding. The full set of images will then be ready for viewing within 8 weeks of your wedding date.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY WEDDING ALBUM?
This completely depends on how long it takes you to choose your images. Once you select your pictures for your wedding album and signed off on the final design, I will place the order for your wedding album. You can expect to receive the final album within 8 weeks of signing off on the wedding album design.
WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT ON THE WEDDING PICTURES?
I own the copyright as the wedding photographer. You receive your wedding images with a personal print release, which allows you to print and share your images. I retain the copyright of the images and we use the images on our website, social media accounts and for advertising purposes.
CAN I BUY THE COPYRIGHT FOR MY WEDDING IMAGES FROM YOU?
Yes, there is a flat fee of £3000 to buy the copyright to your wedding images. This means I give up all rights to use the images.
CAN I PRINT MY WEDDING PICTURES FROM THE DIGITAL FILES?
Yes - you will be able to make small prints from your digital images. However I do recommend that for prints larger than 8x10", I print them for you allowing me to ensure your print is adequately calibrated and matches exactly the original image you saw on the screen. I also offer additional retouching on the images I print.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH ONLY WEDDINGS?
No! Portraiture is a significant part of my business and this includes engagement, maternity, baby, children and family shoots. I also shoot a limited number of events including birthdays and corporate events. You can visit my portrait website right here .
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