Frequently Asked Questions
How many photographers will there be?
Our packages come with either one or two photographers - either myself alone, or as the lead photographer and Emma as a second shooter. If Emma isn't available I source an experienced second photographer from my network of wedding photographer friends.
How long do you stay for?
We'll be there until after the first dance. We may also whisk you away for a couple of night-time bride and groom portraits if the dance-floor has quietened.
Where can I find your prices?
If you would like to enquire using our contact page we will respond to you with our brochure and a personalised quote.
It says you're based in Manchester and Cheshire, but do you travel further afield?
Yes, we do. We love to travel to new places and we can chat about travel expenses when we get to that stage.
When do we meet you?
We like to meet couples either in person, or via Skype when a meeting in person isn't possible, before you book with us. This gives us an opportunity to discuss your requirements and expectations. We will also meet for your wedding consultation to discuss the theme of your wedding, your preferred photography style, any photos you may have seen which you’d like to try and recreate etc. Where feasible I like to visit the venue with the bride and groom to be. We can have a look around and get a feel for the place and which areas would make for beautiful backdrops for your photographs.
What types of photographs can we expect?
From bridal, and groom, preparation right through until after the first dance; you will have a detailed reportage of everything in between. We will coordinate with you to produce a photography schedule detailing where and when group shots and portraits will be taken. Emma and I work together during group shots to efficiently and effectively coordinate your formal group photos, leaving you with as much time as possible to enjoy with your guests.
What if we are a bit 'camera shy'?
The pre-wedding shoot is a great way for you to experience being in front of the camera on your big day. It also gives us a chance to see the chemistry between the two of you in front of the camera i.e. what works best for you both, whilst we also get to know you both before the wedding.
What do I get, and do you offer albums?
Your digital images will be provided to you in a stunning engraved wooden presentation box containing an engraved USB stick, and a selection of 20 6x4'' images from your wedding, hand picked by Stephen and Emma. A digital slide-show of your images set to music will also be sent to you on a CD.
Additionally, we can also produce your wedding album upon request. We will work with you to produce your dream album. All albums are bespoke, and pricing depends upon size, style, number of pages, finish etc.
If you like what you have seen so far then the next step is to get in touch
Stephen McGowan Wedding Photography
Manchester, Cheshire, UK & Destination Wedding Photographers