Frequently Asked Questions
How many photographers will there be?
My packages come with either one or two photographers - either myself alone, or as the lead photographer and my partner 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?
I'll be there until 30 minutes after the first dance. I 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 my contact page I will respond to you with my 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.
If you're thinking about having your wedding abroad we travel all over to photograph weddings. We have photographed in Spain and Italy and have been booked to photograph weddings in Italy (Tuscany) and Croatia in 2018.
Feel free to have a look at our destination weddings page to see our weddings abroad.
When do we meet you?
I like to meet couples either in person, or via Skype when a meeting in person isn't possible, before you book with me. This gives us an opportunity to get to 'break the ice' whilst also discussing your photography requirements and expectations.
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. I will coordinate with you to produce a photography schedule detailing where and when group shots and portraits will be taken. I work efficiently and effectively when coordinating formal group photos, leaving you with as much time as possible to enjoy with your guests.
How long does it take for us to receive our photographs?
This ultimately depends on how many weddings I have photographed before yours as these would need editing first, but this is usually six weeks.
What if we are a bit 'camera shy'?
My complimentary 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 DVD.
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.
How do we book?
If you like what you have seen so far then the next step is to get in touch. Once your booking fee has been fully received and contract signed your day is officially booked for my services.
Stephen McGowan Wedding Photography
Manchester, Cheshire, UK & Destination Wedding Photographers