Frequently asked questions

Where are you based?

I’m based in Canterbury, Kent, but I travel al over the UK to photography weddings, from Scotland to Cornwall and everywhere in-between. I love to travel and have a valid passport so please do email if you are getting married abroad. I can work out a bespoke quote for you.

Is travel included in the price?

Yes it is included with in the UK main land. Travel charged at cost everywhere else.

Are you Insured?

Definitely, with full public liability and indemnity insurance.

Do we need to feed you?

A wedding is a long day and a hot meal is really appreciated.

Do you do other kinds of photography, or just wedding?

Yes! I absolutely love photographing weddings, but I also photograph family portrait shoots, little ones, which you can see on this website under the “family gallery”  and I have commercial and travel work on this website, www.matildadelves.com .

What equipment do you use?

I use a Canon 5D MarkIII and I also carry a spare back up camera body, with a selection of lenses.

What happens on the wedding day?

I like to arrive early, a few hours before the ceremony starts and usually cover the bridal party getting ready. In that time I will also have a look around for some good spots to do a few photos later on in the day. Depending on the location I’ll then go and photograph the groom prep, or go straight to where the ceremony is being held to capture you groom waiting nervously for you to arrive! After the ceremony my documentary style of wedding photography allows me to blend in with your guests enabling me to capture the real emotion and atmosphere of your wedding day.

How long will the group shots take?

Group photographs take longer than you think and that is why I say they take 5 minutes for each group shot. Please allow time for that in the schedule of your day. It really helps if there is a brides maid, best man or usher ( someone with a loud voice!) who can help organise finding everyone. We can get them done as quickly as possible then, allowing you to get back to your party.

When is the best time for our couples shots?

The absolute best time for you couples shots, in the summer months are at golden hour just before the sun is setting. Unfortunately due the the great British weather you can’t count on the sun, so I advise you make a little time just before or after we have done the group photos, which is earlier on in the day.

When will we get our wedding photographs?

I know it is hard to wait for images, so I will get a few over to you via my blog and business Facebook page within 48 hours of the wedding day. The rest of your images will be with you in two to three week.

What happens with album orders?

On album orders, depending on the size of the album I will ask you to pick 40 – 60 favourite images for the online ordering gallery. I will then design it and send you a PDF proof for you to look over, which will include one round of changes.In the peek months of July and August album proofs may take a little longer. After the ok from you the album will be sent to print and I will keep you updated on progress.

What happens next?

If you like what you have read and seen, that’s great! Please drop me a line at : info@matildadelvesweddingphotography.com with your wedding date and we can go from there!