Most couples who are planning to get married need as much information as possible from the professionals who will be involved on their wedding day. With this in mind, I’ve dedicated this page to help them with the most FAQs Samuel Da Silva Photography have received during all these years. It contains important information that will help you choose the best wedding photographer for your special day. Please take 2 minutes to read the questions below. I’m sure this will help!
What is your style of photography?
My style is a mix of reportage with contemporary photography. However, I do understand the importance of formal and portrait photography. I also like to hear some ideas from my customers and what kind of photographs they expect me to take on the day. I’ll be their eyes on the day, so what I choose to see and how I choose to see through the lenses must be in tune with what they want to see.
Which areas do you cover?
I cover nationwide and abroad.
Our wedding is going to be in more than one location, is that ok?
That is completely fine.
Do you charge travel expenses?
All travel costs are included within London and surrounding counties. For places outside these areas I’ll might have to charge a small fee (usually return tickets prices). If I could not return to London comfortably on the same day I may have to charge for hotel accommodation. For weddings outside the UK, all travel expenses and accommodation are charged separately.
Are there any hidden costs involved?
No. The final quote is the price you pay.
Are your prices inclusive of VAT?
I’m not a VAT registered, so the price quoted is the final price.
How will you supply the photos?
All the photos will be digitally edited and supplied on a high and low resolution USB stick, with presentation box and other options.
How long will it take for me to get my photos?
The editing process usually takes from 2 to 4 weeks but it could take a bit longer during peak season. I will be able to advise you when you can expect the photos.
How long do you keep our digital files for?
I never delete my digital files. I have them saved on my computer and on an external drive. I am always making a back up of them.
Do you have back up equipment?
Yes, I have spare camera, lenses and flashgun.
What happens if you are ill on the day?
This has never happened to me before but if this happens to me one day, I have a network of wedding photographers (with the same style and same prices) that would step in at the last minute. I do understand the importance of the day and I will do anything to not let my customers down.
Are you insured?
Yes. All my equipment is insured and I have public and products liability of £5,000,000 and professional indemnity of £100,000. A copy of the policy is available on request.
Could we meet before I book you?
Certainly! If you live too far away from London, we could make contact via Skype.
When should I book you?
My advice is to book me as soon as you have the wedding date ready. Most of the weddings are on Saturdays and I only photograph one wedding per day. I have bookings two years ahead, so it’s completely up to you. First come, first served. To check availability or to get a quote, please click here.
Can you save the date for me?
I’m only able to save the date by the payment of a deposit. As soon as you pay the deposit, the date is yours.
Do you work with an assistant or 2nd photographer?
I usually work on my own unless it’s a large wedding and they would like to photograph the bride and groom getting ready. I do charge extra for a second photographer. Please ask for a price.
Do I need to supply you with food ?
I don’t expect you to provide food but if you’re happy to offer, I would gladly accept it.