What is the style and approach of your photography?

I tailor my photography style to reflect you as a couple. Every couple is so different, so why should the photography style always be the same?!

I shoot weddings with traditional posing, documentary style and everything in between.

To capture all of the natural moments, I prefer to be unobtrusive and to blend in, have fun and talk to you and your guests. I am also very keen to spend at least 30 minutes with both of you to capture contemporary poses which flatter and make the best use of light and surroundings. This part of the day is more about artistic creation rather than documenting, but couples find this slot fun and love the results!

Do you travel?

Yes I do! My base is near St Helens in the North West of England but I cover the UK, Europe and beyond.

Will we meet you before our wedding day?

Absolutely – in fact I would much prefer to! I am very happy to meet you for an informal, no obligation chat and look at the sample albums, my portfolio and feedback.

Do you have an assistant/second shooter?

I always utilise an assistant and am able to engage a second shooter to capture plenty of informal moments.

How long do you spend at the wedding?

As a minimum, I will cover the ceremony and reception. If you would like me to capture the evening reception, I am happy to discuss this with you.

Bridal Preparations (if you wish) is included with my Signature Package.

Speeches are included with my Premier and Signature Packages.

How many photographs do you take during the day?

I don’t have quotas, but full coverage might involve taking around 700 images. Every image is individually processed/enhanced before you get to see them. ALL edited images will be provided on a usb (along with the right to reproduce the images to print and share with your family and friends).

How quickly do the images become available for viewing?

They are normally available for collection within 28-42 days of your wedding.  Too excited to wait that long?  I will post a small selection of images to www.facebook.com/samrigbyphoto usually within 10-15 days of your wedding.

What wedding albums do you offer?

Your main Story Book will be a stunning A3 or A4 production, in a variety of covers and papers. Individually designed by me in portrait or landscape style, your choice of a 30, 40 or 50 page album.  Alternatively I offer a Coffee Table range in a 12″ or 8″ square format or 8 x 6″, which has lay-flat paper with the option of 20, 30 or 40 pages.  All of the albums arrive in their own presentation box.

How many images can we choose for our album?

There isn’t a limit!  I will however, advise and guide you on what I think would be a good number to choose dependent on the size of your album.

How quickly will we receive our wedding album?

Once again, this is dependent on you.  When you have chosen the images for your album, I will design the album and have a proof ready for you, usually within 7-14 days.  When you are happy with your design, expect delivery of your beautiful finished album within 21 days.  During my very busy periods, I create the albums on a first-come-first-served basis, so to avoid delays it would be absolutely ideal if you could select your chosen images within 3 weeks.

Can we order smaller, duplicate sizes?

Of course you can! Utilising the same artwork as the main album, I can offer A5, hardback parent books, A6 hardback/soft back guest books, 4″ square or 4 x 5.5″ soft back guest books.

What other products do you offer?

For your wedding day, I can design a signing board (with an image from the pre-wedding photo shoot) for your guests to record their individual message to you.

I am also delighted to offer metal prints, canvas wraps and bamboo panels.

Thank you cards are also available to order, using an image(s) from your wedding day.

Can our friends and family order prints too?

I would be delighted if your family and friends choose to order prints too.  Ask your guests to contact me and I will be happy to discuss their requirements.

Can I view feedback from your other clients?

Yes, I am proud of the kind words that people have been good enough to write about my work and their experience. These can be found on my website.

Are there any hidden costs?

Absolutely not! My pricing is deliberately transparent and unfussy. Because each couple and each wedding is different, I do offer a variety of packages and additional options to suit every taste and budget.  I will provide you with written confirmation of each and every component of the day.

Do you have any professional accreditations?

I am a fully accredited member of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP).


Naturally, you may well have other questions for me and I would welcome the opportunity to answer all of them at our pre-wedding consultation.

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