How many pictures will you make?
We will show you between 300 and 600 pictures, maybe even more we’ll put those all on our proofing page protected with a password that you can share with your friends and family. When you are ready we will send you a link to download a full set of the files at original resolution.
Your web site has a lot of black and white images, can we have more colour?
Yes of course.
Here is our thinking. We are documentary wedding photographers that means we are telling the story of your wedding day as succinctly as we can, we access a vast knowledge of techniques and devices that helps us do that. We prefer black and white for story telling simply because colour can distract. When you look at a colour photograph the first thing that comes to mind is the dominant colour, if the distraction of colour is removed you are straight into the narrative. Colour itself can be the narrative though. We know that some colours advance while others recede and if you place two complimentary colours side by side they will accentuate each other. When we use colour or black and white or any other device it is for a purpose. We never make random decisions. If you leave it to us we will normally end up with about 60% of the coverage in black and white. That all said they are your pictures, your memories so if you want the full set shot in colour, or the the lot in black and white, just tell us before the day and we will do whatever you ask.
Are the images copyright free?
When we send you your images we will also send you a license to print or share them for your own use. The copyright remains with us. this is to protect you as well as us, if we relinquished the copyright that means anybody could use your images without your or our permission. We will not use your pictures for any other use without your permission and we will never sell them to a third party.
If you catch pictures unawares how do I know I will look my best?
We spend most of the time at a wedding watching and waiting. We do not have cameras permanently glued to our eyes photographing anything and everything. We are telling stories so there are certain pictures, moments, that we look for. We are also watching the light, how you move, your expressions and the glances you make towards each other. Weddings are emotional. As documentary wedding photographers we want you to look back at your pictures and remember not just how the wedding looked but also how it felt. We know what works and what doesn’t, that’s the advantage of booking a photographer with years of experience. We know that when you move into a certain light, lean towards each other or you exchange a glance, that’s when we release the shutter. Josh and me are often in different parts of the room with our cameras covering alternative angles of the same moment and a check of the data inside the files tells that both shutters were released at the identical second. Years of experience sharpens our intuition for these things.
When will I first see my pictures?
We take longer editing and processing your pictures than we do actually making them. We put a lot of care into the finishing of your pictures. What we do is a creative process. Your pictures will be online around 3 weeks after your wedding, we’ll send you a link and a password. If you have an urgent need we will make an exception if we can. You can then tell us when you are ready to download your full set.
Steven Taylor Photography