WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Photographing a wedding is an activity that will ensure and maintain the memory of the wedding day. Below are some frequently asked questions by future wedding couples about wedding photography.

DO YOU INSPECT THE WEDDING VENUE SITE BEFORE THE WEDDING?

Many wedding photographers will offer previous inspection of the wedding venue site to wedding couples as an additional service. They will tell them that it is strongly recommended or even necessary. And that it is only in this way that the photographing on the wedding day will go quickly, smoothly, with good quality and without complications. Is that really true? I myself NEVER do inspection of the wedding venue sites in advance. Except for special cases when it is an explicit request of a wedding couple. The reason is quite simple. When looking for a wedding photography site, it is first of all light that you need to consider. It is primarily light that should guide a photographer. That attracts attention. Light is the factor that makes a photo interesting and different. Therefore, when selecting a site, the lighting and weather conditions are important. Some sites may be exposed to direct sunlight. Or there may be perhaps only individual sun rays penetrating through the trees. Or it may be in the shade. It may be cloudy. Or it may be rainy. Of course, you can visit a wedding venue site in advance, make your plans, find places for wedding photography and daydream. However, it all makes sense only on condition that we are at the wedding venue site at the same time of the day, and that the weather conditions are exactly the same on the wedding day. Otherwise, inspecting the site is completely useless and it can be only a pleasant socializing. An experienced wedding photographer will not normally inspect wedding venue sites in advance. On the wedding day he will quickly notice and follow the interesting light available at that moment.

HOW MANY HOURS OF WEDDING COVERAGE DO I NEED?

There are no rules for how long it takes to do the photographing of weddings and how long your wedding report should be. It depends on your wishes, expectations and the developments on the wedding day. As a rule, I do the wedding photo reports for at least 8 hours. Your wedding day is more than just the exchange of wedding rings and some portrait photos.

HOW IS PHOTOGRAPHING OF A WEDDING COUPLE DONE?

We all know stories, or we may have even experienced them, when the wedding photographer disappears with the newlyweds for shooting, leaving the wedding guests to themselves. I also think that it is completely unacceptable. That is why I do not work in that way. I organize photographing of a wedding couple into several shorter sessions each lasting 5 to 10 minutes, arranged throughout the day. This way of creating wedding portrait photos offers a lot of (and only) advantages. Advantages for you, for wedding guests, the variety of photos, wedding photo book… I would be happy to explain all the details to you in a personal interview. Make your wedding photographing a pleasure, not a burden.

HOW MANY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS WILL I RECEIVE?

It is a question that I cannot answer with an exact number. The final number of photographs depends on the hours of coverage, dynamics and variety of events and your wish to have your wedding portraits. Will you receive 350 or 500 photos at the end? I really do not know, because the final number does not depend solely on me.

DO I RECEIVE PHOTOGRAPHS ALSO IN DIGITAL FORM? HOW ARE THEY DELIVERED?

Of course, you will receive your wedding photos also in digital form and in high resolution. You will not receive digital files on a DVD or USB stick. None of this can be inserted into a mobile phone or a tablet. In order to be able to receive your wedding photos quickly and everywhere, they will be delivered in the form of download from the internet. So you will receive a web link and password for transferring digital photos to any device.

DO I RECEIVE PHOTOGRAPHS ALSO IN DIGITAL FORM? HOW ARE THEY DELIVERED?

Of course they will. All wedding photos that you receive will also be digitally enhanced. Digital photo enhancement requires a lot of work and time, but it is worth every hour and every day spent on careful photo enhancement. When doing the enhancement, I take care that no traces of editing remain visible on the photographs. They must look completely natural. Enhancement does not include photo manipulation, transformation of body figure, etc.

DO YOU USE FLASH WHEN SHOOTING WEDDING IN A CHURCH OR THE REGISTRY OFFICE?

My answer is simple and short: NO. During the church wedding ceremony or during the civil wedding ceremony before the registrar, no disturbing flash is used. Photography lenses for shooting in low light combined with a light-sensitive photo camera make it possible to shoot without using a flash in darker areas. The mood of ambiance or atmosphere will also remain unchanged in such photographs.

DO I RECEIVE A WEDDING BOOK WITH PRINTED PHOTOS?

Digital photos are nice. They are a reflection of today’s time, the age of digitization. Wedding photographs in digital format are always and everywhere in your pocket on your mobile phone, at your fingertips. However, the viewing of photographs on the screen cannot even be compared with the experience of leafing through a well- designed and top quality wedding book, like the ones from Floricolor. In addition, photos hidden in countless folders on your computer can get lost more quickly than a wedding book on a bookcase.

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY? DO YOU OFFER DIFFERENT PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES?

Yes, we do. There are several different pre-designed wedding photography packages. However, weddings and desires are so diverse that they are difficult to fit into pre-designed frames. I would be happy to send you the pricelist of pre-designed wedding photography packages, which can of course be customized. Feel free to tell me your wishes.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

You should be booking your selected wedding photographer as soon as possible. If you are still in doubt if it is half a year, 12 months or even longer before the wedding… I do not really know. Wedding photographers usually do their bookings a year or two years in advance. The most honest answer is that you should book your photographer for the chosen wedding date before he is booked by another wedding couple.

DO YOU DO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY IN SLOVENIA OR ALSO ABROAD?

I do wedding photography both in Slovenia and abroad. And if you timely do your booking, I will go with you to the edge of the world.