Over the years we’ve come to anticipate some of our clients’ most frequently asked questions which we’ve summarised here. If you don’t find the answers you are looking for then please do drop us a line with your query (unless your question relates to the meaning of life, the universe and everything, to which the answer is, obviously, coffee… or 42). To go back to our main Weddings page at any time click here.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER AND DO YOU CHARGE MILEAGE FEES?
We are based in Telford, Shropshire but cover the whole of the UK. Our wedding fees include travel within a 40 mile radius of Telford and travel thereafter is charged at 0.45 per mile. For distances in excess of 150 miles additional fees may be charged, please contact us for a quote.
WE’RE GETTING MARRIED ABROAD, WILL YOU COVER DESTINATION WEDDINGS?
Are you kidding? We're already packed! We love a good destination wedding and it may not be as pricey as you think to have us cover your day. Drop us a line and we’ll chat (we can’t promise not to squeal with delight when you reveal your awesome destination though).
WILL WE KNOW YOU ARE THERE/WILL YOU IMPACT ON OUR DAY?
We are not the type of people who will dress like members of the Secret Service and bark orders at you and your guests for the entire day. Our style is a mix of natural reportage and funky fine art. We like to capture the day as it unfolds around you, whilst also creating some unique images for you to hang on your wall. This means that, in the main, we'll be in the background, capturing moments unobtrusively. We'll also make some time for some creative couples' portraits which is likely to be the only time you really notice our presence.
WHY DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE AS 'VINTAGE'?
Our old-school vibe comes from our use of both modern and specially adapted vintage lenses, as well as our unique editing style.
ARE YOU FANS OF STAR WARS?
Yes, the force is strong with us.
DO YOU INCLUDE BRIDE & GROOM PREP?
Due to our unique style, Mr Twig prefers to fly solo at weddings. He has many years of experience in doing so and we find that it is perfectly possible to capture both bride and groom preparations, as long as the distance between you isn't more than around half an hour. With good planning a second shooter is not required.
DO YOU EDIT ALL OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Yes we do! Our unique style is just as much about the post editing as it is about capturing the image. Following your wedding we spend a lot of time going through each and every image, applying our signature style. We also only ever discard duplicate, or out of focus shots, and closed eye images. We will never cull a useable photograph - after all, that shot of Uncle Frank embracing his inner Beyonce may well be your favourite! Who are we to judge?!
DO YOU WORK TO SHOT LISTS?
Whilst we will always do our best to take any specific photographs you require, we tend not to work to shot lists as we find this distracts from capturing all those unplanned, unique moments. The same with group pictures, whilst we appreciate that a family photo with your great Aunt Gertrude’s second cousin twice removed is a wedding staple, we generally keep these shots to a minimum (approx 8-10 max).
CAN WE PRINT THE PHOTOS?
Absolutely! No matter which package you choose, you will receive all of the fully edited images with permission to use them for personal use.
DO YOU CATER FOR SAME SEX WEDDINGS?
Of course! It really should go without saying but we are 100% LGBTQ+ friendly here at The Branch. If you're crazy in love and dig our style, that's all that matters.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yup! We have full professional indemnity insurance. (We’d like to insert something witty and entertaining here but let’s face it, insurance is boring).
CAN YOU HOLD OUR DATE?
Unfortunately not (sad face). Due to the large amount of enquiries we receive, we cannot hold dates without the relevant booking fee and contract. We take bookings on a first come first served basis and, because we only take on a maximum of 30 wedding commissions per year, we do get booked up quite quickly. We do, however, accept bookings up to 36 months in advance so drop us a line as soon as you get your venue sorted and we’ll take it from there.
WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
We aim to have your image proofs ready within 6-8 weeks following your wedding, sometimes it’s a little more or a little less but we promise your images will be worth waiting for (and we may even send you a little teaser or two in the meantime).
WHO DO YOU USE FOR ALBUMS?
We use Loxley Colour for all of our print/product needs. Loxley Colour is an award-winning, industry-leading professional printing lab based in the UK offering, in our opinion, unrivalled product quality. It is certainly not the cheapest supplier, but we believe in offering our customers the absolute best quality so you can enjoy your prints and products for many years to come.
WE WANT TO BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING, WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
That’s awesome! The first step would be to drop us a line either by email or via our contact form with a bit of information about your day, the venue and requested date. We will then get in touch and start this thing rolling! If you decide to go ahead and book then we will require a completed booking form and non-refundable booking fee of £350 to secure your date. Our preferred payment method is via bank transfer but we are also able to accept debit/credit card payments.