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Hey there, we are The Crawleys. We are multi award winning UK and Destination wedding photographers based in Delamere Forest in Cheshire, UK. We have been photographing weddings for 17 years all over the world and during that time I think it's fair to say we have picked up a decent amount of knowledge about this wedding photography game. If you're looking for a wedding photographer and have stumbled upon this page please take some time to look through our FAQS and the rest of our website. We'd love to hear from you if you're looking for a wedding here in the UK, or for your destination wedding overseas.
Wedding Photographs FAQS
• DO I NEED TO BOOK A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER NEAR ME?
Absolutely not. Most wedding photographers shoot UK wide and travel is not a problem. Most, like us, will include travel and accommodation within their prices. We regularly photograph weddings in London, Scotland, Wales, and even Europe.
• HOW MUCH DOES WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COST?
Fees for wedding photographers vary vastly. It's important to understand that top quality wedding photography usually comes at a premium. High end wedding imagery creation is a time consuming process and can take many days in the editing stage to get right. Expect to pay between £2000 - £3000 for an experienced award winning wedding photographer.
• ARE PRICES NEGOTIABLE?
This all depends on the wedding photography company. Some wedding photography companies can be flexible on prices. For example, some wedding photographers may offer a lower rate for a mid week wedding or an off peak wedding.
• SHOULD I BOOK AN AWARD WINNING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
If you would like to book an award winning photographer look out for wedding photographers who have awards with - The wedding industry awards (TWIA), Fearless photographers, International society and wedding and portrait photographers (ISPWP). These awards are generally seen as the top awards to win in the wedding photography industry. The Crawleys are proud to be award winning wedding photographers and are the 2019 wedding photographer of the year through TWIA.
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Wedding Photography FAQS
• DO I NEED MORE THAN ONE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
This all depends on the size of the wedding and what's planned. We usually shoot our weddings with just one photographer, however, we will use a second photographer for large Jewish, Indian, and Greek weddings when there are over 200 guests. A single photographer is usually more than capable of photographing a western style wedding with up to 200 guests.
• HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
At least 12 months in advance. Some, like us, book up super quickly. We sometimes take bookings two years in advance. Top quality wedding photographers book up fast!
• WHAT STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD I BOOK?
There are many styles of wedding photography available and the style you choose should reflect who you are as people. If you're not interested in posing, you should book a documentary photographer. If you want bride and groom portraits with minimal posing, you should should look for an alternative / creative wedding photographer. If you want lots of bride and groom portraits / group shots you should look for a traditional wedding photographer. Our style is a mixture of documentary and creative portraits.
• SHOULD I MEET MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BEFORE BOOKING THEM?
This isn't necessary, however, it would be a good idea to have a short phone conversation or Skype session with the wedding photographer to make sure you all get on well before committing to book.
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• HOW LONG WILL MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER STAY ON THE BIG DAY?
Again, this vary's. Most wedding photographers will have a range of packages to suit all types of wedding / budget. We offer an 8 hour option, 10 hour option, and unlimited hours option.
• ARE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS INSURED?
All professional photographers should hold valid public liability insurance up to at least £5 million. Some, but not all, will also have professional indemnity insurance.
• WHAT HAPPENS IF MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IS SICK ON MY BIG DAY?
This is a very good question. Most wedding photographers, like us, will belong to a wide network of wedding photographers. The fear of missing a couples wedding is constantly at the back of every wedding photographers mind and we take the necessary steps to cover ourselves. We know, that should we be ill on someones big day, we have a network of over 100 wedding photographers we can reach out to for help.
• HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS AFTER THE BIG DAY?
Most wedding photographers will have your images edited and delivered between 4 - 8 weeks after the big day.