UK & Yorkshire Wedding Photography! Everything You Need To Know!
Thank you for visiting the FAQs page for Yorkshire wedding photographer, Sarah Folega. There’s lots of information to go through here including information about engagement shoots, wedding photography packages & what you can expect on your wedding day. If you don’t find everything you need here, please feel free to contact Sarah & ask any questions that you may have.
What kind of wedding photographer are you?
I am the opposite to the cheesy & stiff wedding photographers you may have come across before. I am a lot more relaxed & I join in your wedding as if I am a guest. I love to mingle with your friends & family & there’s nothing like good bit of banter! Working this way means I get to see things from a unique perspective – people let their guards down around me which is great for getting beautifully natural shots around them.
Will you fit in at our wedding?
I will cry when you cry & laugh when you laugh. I will chat to your guests & will be seen having a great time. I always get asked how we know each other at weddings s if we are old friends. If you want more than just another supplier but rather another guest, then I’ll fit in perfectly.
We are NOT at all photogenic like your other couples & are super awkward when having pictures taken – will that matter?
All of my couples start out feeling this way – they look awesome because they are relaxed & having a great time! You definitely don’t need to worry about this! You could always have an engagement shoot before the wedding so that you can feel more at ease with what I do & then you can realise there’s really nothing to it!
How much is it & what do we get?
You get: Sarah Folega as your photographer // A slideshow to make you goosebumpy //Edited high res images in an online gallery // Unlimited, free downloads for anyone you give the password to // Travel to anywhere in England // USB with all your edited images on or prints // At least 800 edited images (Usually more) // Colour & Black and White photographs // A couple of surprise gifts because I just love to give presents! If you want to see a brochure with all the information in then pop me an email & I’ll send one out to you as soon as I can.
How long will you hold the date for us?
The only way to secure the date is to pay a deposit of £500. I often get enquiries for the same dates so it is whoever pays the deposit first that secures the date. Deposit payments can be split into 2 monthly payments of £250.
How soon can we see the photographs after the wedding?
It takes up to 6 weeks for me to send over your finished wedding gallery but don’t worry! I will send you a little sneak peek on Facebook / Instagram to keep you going until you get the full gallery! Then after that, you’ll get a slideshow that you share with everyone! You’ll receive your online gallery a few weeks after the slideshow & once it’s finished & you can then share with your family & friends as long as you give them the password. You can download, share & print from your gallery as much as you like! For a full days wedding photography you can expect to get around 800 edited images depending on how many guests you have.
Do you only do wedding photography in Sheffield?
Although I am based in & around Sheffield that definitely doesn’t mean I won’t travel. Travel is free within the UK, however, accommodation may have to be paid for if an overnight stay is required.
We are on a tight budget, do you offer discounts?
I like to think of wedding photography as an investment & I love working with couples that I have a great connection with & to me, that is so important. I would hate to turn a couple away if they having a super cool wedding that I would love to be a part of! If your budget is absolutely set in stone then I’m happy to chat about shorter coverage during the day, especially if its local & isn’t on a peak summer Saturday date. However, if you just want a discount because you’ve spent all your money on champagne fountains, a super posh venue & enough flowers to fill an entire room twice over then it’s a bit cheeky! 😉 I do offer a cheaper Winter wedding package (October to March).
We want a destination wedding photographer. Do you travel?
Yes, yes & yes! I’ll happily travel all over the world to be a part of amazing weddings.
Is it worth having an engagement shoot?
I’d say yes! They are great fun & get you ready for your wedding photographs. We can also be adventurous! I will go anywhere for an engagement shoot (travel fees may apply) – the more adventurous the better!
Can we have some group / family shots?
You definitely can! Even though I photograph in a mostly natural / documentary style, I still believe that family / group shots are just as important. Of course, if you don’t want them at all then that’s ok too! Most of my couples have around 5/6 group shots and I promise we will get them done without spending too much time on them. My group shots are still natural & relaxed – no forced smiles here! I’ve written a blog post about this very subject which you can have a nosy at if you want to : Can we have group shots?
Do we get the edited photographs?
I spend a lot of time editing your photographs in my signature style to make them look amazing & beautiful. I hand edit each photograph so that they are perfect just for you. All the edited photographs are uploaded to an online gallery which you can access using a special password. You will also receive a pin number to allow you to download the photographs as much as you want. You are welcome to share your gallery link, password & download pin number with anyone you like.
Do you work by yourself?
Usually, yes. I have to be honest, I don’t generally need to use a ‘second photographer’. I will be here, there & everywhere on your wedding day & the way that I work I put myself right in the action of your wedding day. However, I do have a network of amazing wedding photography friends that are happy to work alongside me as a ‘second shooter’. I only use people that I know I can trust & that work in a similar way to what I do. If your wedding is particularly large or spread over a few sites, I would recommend adding a second photographer.
Can we order an album?
Absolutely, yes! There’s nothing like seeing your wedding day in print. It looks & feels amazing. I use a local Yorkshire company that make the most exquisite albums that can either come in cotton or leather covers in a variety of beautiful colours. These aren’t your traditional heavy albums that end up in a box in the loft. They are beautiful & square & look like a work of art that you would be happy to have out all the time. It’s best to order your album after the wedding so that you can decide how many pages you want & if you want any additional, smaller albums for family members.
Can we print our own photographs?
Of course you can! I don’t believe in restricting you from printing at all & you can do so with your downloads. You can order the highest quality prints through your online gallery though if you prefer which saves you a job. The prints through the gallery will be of a much higher quality than any online printer as only professional photographers have access to the print lab. I can’t guarantee that other printers have properly colour calibrated printers and that they use the highest quality materials to really get the most out of your beautiful wedding photographs.
Are you on social media?
I am indeed! You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. If you friend me on Facebook or follow me on Instagram, I’ll happily accept & follow you back as it’s a great way to get to know each other before the wedding.
Right, we’ve heard everything we need to! How do we make you our wedding photographer?
Awesome! Thank you so much! If you want to get in touch through my online contact form first then please do & we can take it from there!