Wedding & Life Style Photographer, based between Bury St Edmunds, and Sudbury, Suffolk.                                                                                              email philip@philipgowdyphotography.co.uk


Philip Gowdy


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Photographer for my wedding

Question: How much do you charge?

Answer: We no longer show our prices over the web. All our prices are bespoke to the personal requirements of our wedding clients and will be confirmend before the day.


Question: Will we shoot Same Sex weddings?

simple answer to that one.....YES!


Question:  How many photos do we take at an average wedding?

Answer:     Most weddings these days demand an average of 350-600 photos. However at some of our most recent ones where there are many

locations we have taken more than 1000.


Question:  How many photos do the wedding couple get?

Answer:     Usually we take out all the ones where people are looking the wrong way and have eyes closed etc. You then end up with anything from 300 to 500 shots.


Question:  Will care be taken to arrange my wedding dress?

Answer:     Philip has much experience in arranging wedding dresses from his fashion

based advertising background and knows how dresses look their best.


Question:  Will I end up with a photographer I dont know?

Answer :    Simple answer NO.


Question:  Who will photograph my wedding.

Answer:      Philip and sometimes a 2nd person (depending on pre-arranged cost)


Question:   How do I pay?

Answer:      Deposit of £200.00 to confirm date   (non refundable if cancelled)

Total final payment paid 1 month before the wedding day.


Question:    Is Philip available for consultation to see actual wedding albums?

Answer:        Absolutely Yes. Consultations are included as part of our service (unless travelling long distances to couples house where expenses may be charged), in most cases clients visit my studio.


Question:    How long will it take to get my photos?

Answer:        We get most of our work through recommendations, we therefore like to get the finished item to our clients asap. The wedding images are normally available for pickup or can be sent when the couple return from a two week honeymoon.


Question:    Will Philip be able to fit in some unexpected photos on the day?

Answer:       This is a tricky one!  We have an idea of how the day will run and try to keep to the schedule wherever possible. There are a lot of people "behind the scenes" preparing food, drinks, music etc so mostly we keep to their schedule, but if we find time during spare moments we can normally fit this kind of thing in at some point. There is often time between the end of the wedding reception and the first dance for unexpected shots.

 Questions and Answers.


Question: Do you do overseas weddings?

Answer : Yes, however we will NOT proceed with this kind of special arrangement by email.

All fees will be in paid in advance including travel, accomodation and location fee (too many scams about).

Bride and Groom will be required as usual to visit me and discuss all arrangements.

Question: I am getting married abroad as part of a holiday package.

The overseas company will give me a copy of the photos on CD.

When I return I would like my after party or second wedding service photographed by you, and then an album making up of all the combined relavent photos, will you do this for us?

Answer : Yes

Question: Will you put me at ease on the day?

Answer : My brides and I usually know each other and what is expected by the time the day comes around. I like my brides to enjoy this special day to the fullest so we do our utmost to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Question: What if it rains?

Answer: I always visit locations before or early on the day to make sure we know all the best places to get the best from our photographs for our clients in all conditions.

Question: I would like my local paper to have a photo of us in it, can I do that with the photos?

Answer : Yes, the CD we provide you with can be used for this purpose, you can even print off a picture on your home computer and send that in.

Question: I want to know my photographer before the wedding day, besides our general meeting is there a way I can be photographed so I will feel less self concious on the day?

We can offer our brides a small portfolio shoot in their home or on location to help them feel more relaxed. Prices from  £100.00

Engagement session shoots for my couples are also available. Prices from £100.00

Question: I would like to give my future husband on our wedding night a small portfolio "boudoir style," wedding lingerie etc, as a wedding gift, is this possible?

Answer: Yes, we regularly shoot and produce these albums. Any such material is produced in house and handled sensitively and professionally. Prices from £100.00

Images will be supplied on disk, or emailed direct to your home computer or placed online with our lab so you can order prints direct.

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