How much is the deposit and is it returnable?
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your booking. This is non returnable if you then cancel the booking, however it is deducted from your overall balance.
Can we meet to discuss our options in person before we book?
Yes, Certainly! Just use the contact form to get in touch, let us know you'd like to meet and we'll organise a meeting (or a zoom call depending on timetables/situation) to run through any questions and options you have.
How long does it take to get our photos after the wedding?
If you have digital images only with your package, we aim to get the images enhanced and delivered to you within 3 weeks of your event. If you've also ordered print media then please allow a further 2 weeks (5 weeks in total) to allow for delivery from our suppliers.
Do I need to have an engagement shoot?
No, the engagement shoots are entirely up to you. We feel they're worth having as they help document you and your partners story, allow you to practice and get use to being around the camera ready for your big day, and allow you to scope our the venue to find their hidden gems.
What are the payment terms?
We require a 20% deposit to secure the date, with the balance paid no later than a month before your event.
How many photos do we get?
We don't count the photos we take. If its worth capturing we'll take the picture, and it will go onto your USB. We've had some micro weddings where the couple recieved about 200 images, but then we've had other weddings where they recieved over 1500!
What area do you cover?
We're based in Waterlooville, and generally travel up to an hour in all directions. That covers Portsmouth, Havant, Chichester, Petersfield, Guildford, Fareham, Gosport, Whitely, Southampton. However we don't object to going further than that, so if you're event is outside that general area and you're interested in booking us then let us know and we'll see if its viable.
Can we print the photos?
Every package comes with a USB of images, and full usage rights, so yes you can print the images- and with any supplier you wish.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
I've been a wedding photographer since 2007, and captured many couples special days since. I've covered all manor of weddings from big weddings, small ceremonies, registry offices & hotels, to country manors and everything in between.
How do we book?
If you'd like to book, please use the CONTACT link above. Fill in a few details about your event so we can check availabilty etc and we'll be in touch to discuss the next steps.
Are you fully insured?
Yes we are fully insured for all areas- Public Liability, Professional Indemnity & our equipment is fully PAT tested as well.
What if you haven't photographed at our venue before?
It won't be a problem. We've photographed at alot of venues and able to spot the best places to stand. Typically we don't do a site visit beforehand as much can change from day to day (eg lighting, sunshine etc) and what works on the visit won't work as well on the day. However if we're in the area and able to its not unheard of for us to have a nose around. That being said, if it is a venue we haven't worked before we'll always be there extra early to be able to have a quick wonder around, and test out the best angles.
What happens after we book
Once your booking is secure, we'll keep in contact & give you tips and advise on what to expect and how to ensure your wedding photos are the best possible. We're also always available if you have any questions. Nearer the time we'll be in touch to discuss your engagement shoot, where you can capture your story, get used to being around the camera or just have a practise run, and around 4-6 weeks before your wedding we'll arrange a meeting to discuss all your plans, so we know exactly what you want to get from the final images.
What happens if you’re ill on our wedding day?
In the 13+ years I've been running South Coast Pictures, I've never missed an event. I did lose my voice half way through a wedding once but the best man helped me out and it didnt impact the quality of the photos. However I understand the unexpected can happen, so I am member of several photographer networks as well as having good working relationships with photographers I've either been, or had as a second shooter with- so if the worst were to happen, someone one will be able to cover.
How much editing do you do?
We enhance the photos as much or as little as required. However I am not a graphic designer, and I want the photos to be as authentic as possible, so I make adjustments to the tone, contrast, cropping etc to make the best image, but not by manipulating the image into something its not.
Can we spread the payment of our booking?
Certainly! Once you've booked you'll have your own portal where you can visit and make payments whenever you like. Alternatively we also offer a direct debit scheme to suit you.