FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Gm Studio answer the most frequently asked questions. Please contact us if you have any other question that does not appear below.
Q. Why should I hire your professional photographer for my wedding rather than just asking friends and family to take photos for us?
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and for sure you will want to have the greatest pictures that capture the right and memorial moments. Our professional photographer Giorgio will arrive at your wedding at least 20 minutes before the ceremony, stay for the amount of time you request and get the results to you on time. The chosen photos will be post processed and professionally retouched to make them look absolutely stunning, not to mention the professional standards of print quality that you will receive. Our photographer uses the latest professional cameras and equipments for photographing your wedding.
With 15 years experience, Giorgio understands the wedding procedures well enough to capture the right moments.
And, our photographer is used to working with individuals, couples, and groups to make the formal photography go smoothly.
Q. How far should I book a wedding photographer for my wedding??
We recommend that as soon as you have fixed the date, booked your wedding venue and received confirmation you should then book as soon as possible all other services required for your wedding day such as wedding photography and bridal make-up. Especially if your wedding is during busy wedding season (May – Aug), we strongly suggest you book at lease 1 year in advance to ensure your date is still available. GM Studio has earn our reputation widely and our photographer is booked up very quickly.
Q. Is your wedding service insured?
Yes. For your peace of mind, we are fully insured.
Q. Do you provide a formal written contract for your service?
Yes. A formal written contract is important for any wedding. It contains information of your wedding, request from you, agreed price and packages and all so terms and conditions that both parties have to responsible for.
Q. How many photographers do you provide for our wedding?
Depends on what package you require from us. For half day service i.e. just ceremony and/or reception, then only one photographer is required. For full day service up to 8 hours or very large size wedding, we might bring in another photographer or assistant to help our main photographer. Our photographer always equips himself with 02 cameras (01 as back up), full range of lenses and other backup equipments.
Q. What happen if the weather is not good or if the register officer tells you that photography during ceremony is not allowed?
If your package includes outdoor photography, we won’t be responsible for bad weather (as wet weather might destroy our equipments); however we always try our best to give you alternative options of indoor photography or other creative shoots if you feel comfortable with. It’s the client responsibility to find out if photography is allowed during your ceremony, as some of the register offices and churches do not allow photography during the ceremony. But do not worry; we can always do a remake/set up photo shoot of the ceremony afterwards if this is the case.
Q. Do you do a site visit to our wedding location prior to the day?
Yes if you request. Normally if you believe there might be some complication at your wedding location that can affect the photography result, you can request us to make a site visit trip to your location. There is a small fee of £30 you will need to pay for this service.
Q. Are you a professional member of any photography organization?
Yes. Our photographer Giorgio is a registered member of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and British Professional Photographers’ Association (BPPA).
Q. Can I have a look at the album and printing samples before booking?
Of course yes. We are a freelance business which means we do not have a shop or showroom to keep our cost down. But we can arrange a meeting to show you our range of different albums and printing samples and to discuss what photography is required for your wedding. Please call 07906634702 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Q. When can we see the photos after the wedding and when will our album be ready?
Normally we will upload an online album (wedding proofs) 7 days after the wedding for You and your Family/Friends to view. This wedding proof album is password protected, contains all original images taken on your wedding and fully copyrighted by GM studio (i.e. there will be watermark on the images). You will then choose the images you would like for your package (album, photo book, prints or CD, etc). Instruction of how to choose those images will be sent by email to you. After we receive your selection, it will take 3 to 4 weeks to post process your photos (depends on how many photos you order) and design into an album (or photo book, etc) as required in your agreed package. It will then take a further 2 to 3 weeks for printing (for Luxury Italian Album will take 5 to 8 weeks) and delivering to you.
Q. Can I add more items into my photography package even after the wedding?
Yes of course you can. You can always add additional prints, digital images, photo book or album after the wedding at additional cost (a lot of them will be at discounted price depends on the quantity you order). However, you need to book and pay for at least one full package before the wedding.
Q. How do I book your service?
Please call 07906634702 or email us at email@example.com to check our availability and make a booking. We will send out (by email or post) our booking form for you to fill and return back to us with a deposit. We require a £200.00 non-refundable deposit to secure the date (which mean we do not take any further booking or enquiries for that date anymore). This amount is then deducted from your final price. The outstanding balance will need to be paid in full at least 30 days before the wedding. Booking fees and outstanding balance may be paid by cash (in person only) or by cheque (in person or by post).
Q. What other services you provide apart from wedding photography?
Apart from wedding photography, we provide excellent bridal make-up and hairstyle service by Mai Style. Please visit our bridal page for more information. Book both services with us to enjoy a FREE bridal makeup trial. GM Studio is also specialized in wedding studio photography, commercial and event photography, makeover photo shoot, model portfolio and special occasion make-up and hair service.