Frequently Asked Wedding Photography Questions
How do we contact you with our wedding photography enquiry?
I’m flexible around your preferred communication style, so happy to interact with you by telephone, email or via the contact form on my website. Also happy for a face to face interaction if required.
Do you offer bespoke packages?
Yes I like to tailor to your individual wedding photography preferences. I have three general photography coverage levels: half day, 3/4 day and full day. I then also offer a diverse range of handcrafted luxury wedding photography products. Prices will be based on your individual choices. For a general guide please see the ‘Prices’ tab on my website. For a bespoke no obligation quote please get in touch with the specific details of your wedding day.
What is the booking process?
Once you’ve decided you want to book me as your wedding photographer, the booking process involves completion of an initial order form and a £200 deposit payment. Once i have received both of these your wedding date will be securely booked in. I will then meet up with you 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding day to discuss the finer details of your wedding day.
Do you offer a discount for midweek weddings?
I happily offer discounts for midweek weddings on full day photography coverage (Monday-Thursday).
How soon do we need to make the booking?
If you can I would always recommend trying to book at least 6 months in advance of your wedding day. Ideally I would recommend booking your wedding photography 12-18 months in advance of your wedding day to ensure availability and to avoid disappointment.
Do you have insurance?
Yes I am a fully insured professional photographer. I have public liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance and all of my photography equipment is also fully insured.
Do you travel for weddings?
I am more than happy to travel for your wedding. I am based in Lancashire and regularly photograph weddings in Liverpool, Cheshire, Manchester and the Lake District. I am happy to travel throughout the UK. I also cover destination weddings. Accommodation costs may need to be added if weddings are outside of the North West of England, but not always necessary. Please get in touch to double check.
How do you photograph couples on their wedding day?
On the actual wedding day I like to follow the natural flow of your wedding, working in a natural, relaxed and unobtrusive way. For the majority of the day you will hardly notice me. I would always recommend time for a little fun and free-spirited portraiture, but not compulsory, it’s your day. I generally like to use natural light as much as possible and occasionally may need to use flash.
What photography equipment do you use?
I have always used professional level Canon cameras and lenses. I also have backups for all pieces of photography equipment.
How many wedding photographs will we receive?
Every wedding is different so it’s difficult to stipulate exactly. The number of wedding photographs largely depends on the details of the wedding: the number of wedding venues, number of guests, level of wedding photography coverage. For half day photography coverage a low estimate would be 200 images. For full day photography coverage a low estimate would be 400 images. However I never limit the amount of photographs you receive, so depending on the details of the wedding day can be much higher than this.
How long will it take to receive our wedding photographs?
All photography coverage levels come with a complimentary USB gift-box. It will usually be with you within 4 weeks of your wedding day. If you request wedding albums, as they are handcrafted, these take a little longer, usually with you within 6-8 weeks. I will always send you a small sample of wedding photographs within 48 hours of your wedding day.
What do you recommend if it’s raining on our wedding day?
Waterproofs and wellies (joking). Just an open mind to embrace whatever the weather is doing. You will always receive great photographs no matter what the weather is doing. I also have various lighting equipment if required indoors.
What happens if you are unwell on our wedding day?
So far I have never missed a wedding! I would have to be seriously unwell not to attend your wedding day. If due to an unavoidable circumstance I wasn’t able to attend, I have a network of professional photographers who would be able to stand in for me at short notice.
How did you get into wedding photography?
About 11 years ago I bought my first professional level camera. The same year my brother asked me to photograph his wedding in Tuscany (cheeky haha). The rest just snowballed from there really, studio, sports and wedding photography experience and gained a professional photography qualification with NYIP. I now shoot solely weddings and have done so for the last few years.
Do you work alone or with a second photographer?
It depends on the wedding. Sometimes alone, sometimes with a second wedding photographer if required. For really large weddings I would usually have a second photographer with me.
Do you have any helpful tips for choosing a wedding photographer?
It may sound obvious but just focus solely on the quality of their wedding photographs. Are the photographs sharp, colourful and well exposed? Look for photographs from real weddings.
Wedding Photography Testimonials
Pash & Sean – Mitton Hall Wedding
Rob is the person you want for your wedding photography. An absolute pleasure to deal with, both before and during the wedding, and we are extremely happy with the results. His friendly and relaxed approach meant that the photo sessions were an enjoyable part of the day in their own right, and he was very effective (not to mention patient!) in organising guests into the various shots we had requested. Thank you so much Rob!
Carmel & Nina – West Tower Wedding Ormskirk
Robert was our wedding photographer and we couldn’t be more pleased with the images he captured of our special day! He was so friendly and made everyone feel at ease whilst be super professional. Superb value for money and would recommend to any of my future friends when getting married.
Melissa & Shaun – Beeston Manor Preston
We hired Rob for our wedding day, from phone calls to on the day he was really friendly, helpful and put us at total ease. Rob was brilliant on the day, captured the key parts of the day and dealt with the guests fab. Couldn’t ask for better photos, would definitely recommend if you want professional quality photos for a great price
Emma & Simon – The River Barn Lancashire
Liz & Adam – Ribby Hall Hotel & Spa
Rob was so friendly and took the time to speak to us before the wedding in order to get to know us as a couple. He blended in seamlessly with the guests and made sure to capture all the moments as we had requested. We’re so happy with our pictures and the gift box the usb came in! Would definitely recommend!
Kira & Connor – Bron Eifion Hotel in Criccieth
Honestly could not have asked for a better photographer. He was so easy to talk to before the day, really easy going and made the whole long drawn out process of taking wedding photos totally painless. He also went above and beyond, driving us to the beach for a photo shoot which was not required or expected of him. To top it off he is just a really nice guy, very easy to get along with, and the quality of the photos were amazing! Would absolutely recommend to anyone
Kim & Luke – Sparth House in Lancashire
We would highly recommend Rob as a wedding photographer. He made us both feel at ease and got some amazing shots of the day. He made sure we got all of the shots we wanted as well as suggesting others throughout the day. We have only great things to say about Rob and absolutely love our wedding album.
Naomi & Jamie – The Shankly Hotel Liverpool
Rob was our wedding photographer and what an amazing job he did! The photos are fabulous!Nothing was too much to ask of Rob. So professional from start to finish. We asked for lots of natural shots and that’s exactly what we got and we love them. Thanks so much! We 100% recommend True Love Optics photography!
Kelly & Sam – Ferrari’s Country House Hotel
Rob at True Love Optics was our photographer for our wedding day on 22nd May 2022 at Ferrari’s Country House. From start to finish he was absolutely amazing! He never stopped working all day from bridal preparations at 10am all the way through to our evening reception and think he only clocked off at around 10pm! His attention to detail is phenomenal. We are so happy with the end results too, our photos were beautiful. Rob was so attentive to myself as the bride too, constantly checking I was okay, he is such a gentleman, kind, courteous and a good laugh too. He made us and our guests feel totally at ease. Everyone commented on the remarkable job he did! The package we opted for was a decent price too. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Thank you Rob!