general questions

How far ahead do I need to book?

This is entirely down to you; however just like a flash sale all the good things go first! So make sure you don’t miss out if you are certain you want to book me, inform me! Please remember dates cannot be secured without the retainer. I am currently booking a max of 2 years in advance. I regularly turn away enquires due to the date already being booked so its best to book sooner rather than later.

What areas do you cover?

I mainly cover Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgshire, Essex and London. However I am available throughout the UK.

There may be an travel fee if your wedding is 50+ miles from Norwich.
The rate of travel expenses is proscribed by HMRC and is enforced at my discretion.

Do you photograph destination weddings?

I would love to photograph your destination wedding. The wedding package is the same however due to extra expenses the price for this package is £1900

There will also be expenses such as, and not limited to: flights, accommodation (3 day minimum stay) and car hire.

Why do you require a 3 day minimum stay for my destination wedding?

The first day I arrive, I will visit the venue/s. The second day will be the day of the wedding. And the third day will be spent backing up your images. I will always arrive in the morning and leave in the evening.

Are you insured?

Yes, of course. I am insured with Hiscox. This covers: Public Liability, Indemnity, Personal accident, hire cover, UK cover, 90 Days EU cover, breakdown and in vehicle cover.

How long have you been a photographer?

I have been a photographer since 2010. I started by second shooting weddings with other leading wedding photographers then started my own business whilst at University. During this time I have gained my BA (HONS) in Photography and priceless experience within the industry.

Who is Faye Amare?

Good question! As I also work commercially in the fashion industry I choose to keep the different genres of my photography separate! This is due to the fashion industry being a little fickle and also because the difference in my work is quite vast.

Alas this is where the business name of Faye Amare came from. I choose this name as Faye is my middle name, which also means faithful and is French in origin. Amare, comes from the Latin word for love, both together mean faithful love.

How would I define my style?

I would describe my style as creatively candid with a fresh light approach, I try to be as discreet as possible so I can capture your day as it happens, while creatively making your photos as beautiful as possible

Do you have any other weddings / engagements I can see?

Of course, not all of my weddings are on the website. Some couples request that images are not shared publicly, and others I have special permission to share only with clients. Just ask and I will link you to a few other galleries.

What do consultations entail?

You can choose to have a Skype or face to face consult, or both if you wish. These consultations roughly take 45 minutes.

Consults include, but are not limited to the following...
- Your photography expectations
- Products and packages I offer
- An introduction
- Overlook of the contract and shotlist
- Questions you may have
- Your wedding expectations and plans
- Signing of contract (if you wish to book)

Are you a member of any professional photography organizations?

Yes, I am apart of AOP (Association of Photographers) and Photographers United.

family and Lifestyle sessions

How do you photograph families?

I try to make the whole experience as fun as possible as you probably already know little ones attention span is probably is only going to last more than a few minutes before they become disinterest so there are ways to keep them entertained enough to keep them on board, ill email you with tips in your booking confirmation. And if all else fails bribery and small snacks work wonders!

Where do they take place?

The majority of my lifestyle sessions are done in a location of your choice. However I do hold mini studio days these are usually 2-3 times a year for special occasions such as mothers day, fathers day and christmas. Studio days are held in Norwich close to the city centre.

When will we receive are photos?

usually within 2-4 weeks depending on the season. During wedding season (April to October times can be extended due to demand) but i will do everything to get your photos to you as quickly as I can.

How many photos will we receive?

For a 1 hour family lifestyle shoot you can expect 20+ images

For a studio mini session you can expect 5+ images to be delivered

PLEASE NOTE: I never give an actual number as it completely depends on how many great images we capture. the more great images I take the more I deliver.

What if the weather is bad?

Don't worry I will be more than happy to rearrange your shoot if the weather is bad, however if the weather isn't too bad and your happy to brave the elements then grab your wellies, rain coats and umbrellas and we can have fun jumping in puddles and embracing the great British weather!

Can I buy gift cards?

Yes! gift cards are available for purchase drop me an email and ill send you more information. Gift cards can be purchased from as little as £10.00

Where are you based and do you travel?

I am based in Norwich, Norfolk. yes I mainly cover Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and London for Family and lifestyle shoots.

Engagement and proposal sessions

when will we receive our photos?

usually within 2-4 weeks depending on the season. During wedding season (April to October times can be extended due to demand) but i will do everything to get your photos to you as quickly as I can.

How are these photos delivered?

You will receive an online gallery with your engagement photos where you can download, order prints and share your photos.

if you have booked your wedding photography with me these photos will also be included on your USB.

can we choose where we have our shoot?

Yes of course, I also have a list of locations I highly recommend if you are struggling with ideas.

These are usually held within Norfolk however I am happy to travel to you, but please note there may be a travel fee this will be discussed with you.

i don't know what to wear!

Here are some tips if you are unsure on what to wear, it’s a good idea to look at Pinterest and see what others have worn for their engagement shoots. Try and dress for the occasion, I recommend dressing smart/casual to smart as this will look better for in the photos. If you are concerned about your outfit choices please contact me.

- Dress smart/casual or smart, try to dress as stylish as possible but within your own taste. It’s a good idea to consider the location you have chosen; will it look good in the location you are shooting in?

- Avoid wearing, trainers, tracksuits or active wear, sunglasses or transition lenses. Unless the shoot specifically calls for it.

- Make sure your outfits work together and don’t clash, never wear matching outfits. it’s a good idea to stick with a colour scheme that will also look great at your chosen location.

- Please wear suitable and bring a change of footwear just in case.

PACKAGES, PRICING AND PAYMENTS

What packages do you offer?

I offer only one wedding package; this is to keep it nice and simple and to get your images to you as quickly as possible. Albums are available to be purchased separately. And prints can be ordered directly through your gallery.

How long does the wedding package cover?

I don’t restrict this package into hours worked, every wedding is different and in some cases they may over run. Rest assured that I would cover from bridal prep to half an hour after the first dance. However please note if I have a double wedding weekend I may give you a time of which I must leave.

How much retainer is required to secure our date and when is it due?

30% of the package price is required to secure your date. The retainer is due once booked, as your date cannot be secured without it.

Can you hold our date without the retainer?

Unfortunately no, I would love too but get hundreds of emails about dates and I cannot turn away another wedding unless the date is secured with the retainer.

When is the final payment due?

Two weeks before the wedding date.

Please note if payment is not met by the payment date, then the sneak peaks and preview gallery will be delayed until full payment has been recieved.

Is there any discount available?

Yes… and no! I’ll explain below

Recommend a Friend Offer
Yes, if you recommend a friend and they choose to book their wedding day with Faye Amare Photography you will both receive 10% off you photography package price. This could save you both over £100. T&C’s apply

I may offer a discount at wedding shows. However due to high demand, the retainer would be required to secure your date and discount. Show offers are strictly valid for 24 hours after a wedding show.

Unfortunately I do not offer a weekday discount, as it does not cost me any less than a weekend wedding.

Unfortunately I am not able to offer discount during peak season, however I do offer 20% discount for out of season wedding dates.

Peak Season: April – October
Out of Season: November – March

BEFORE THE BIG DAY

We have just booked, what happens now?

Thank you for choosing Faye Amare Photography for your big day. If you haven’t already received the welcome email yet it will soon be on its way to you. This will give you lots more information on the steps in your booking.

If you have created a Pinterest board for your wedding day please add me, I love to see the plans and vision my couples have for their big day www.pinterest.com/fayeamare

I will contact you roughly…

Year of your wedding
Just as a reminder that your getting freaking married this year!!! I will also remind you that we need to get the engagement shoot and venue visit booked in if you haven’t already done so.

6 months before
Just check in, see if any details have changed. I’ll ask how the planning is going and if I can help in any way or if you have any questions. This is the last chance to book in your engagement session and venue visit if you haven’t already done so. (Please note during peak season I will only be available on weekdays and some Sundays due to the nature of my work)

Engagement shoot
I will be attending one of the most important days of your life and it is vital for us to be comfortable in each others company. Your engagement shoot will help you feel more comfortable in front of the camera on the big day and trust me its not as scary as you think!

Venue visit
At the venue visit we will…

- View available grounds
- Check available light and take a few photos
- Discuss placement of the ceremony and parties involved
- Discuss order of the bridal party
- Discuss layout of reception
- Go through the pre wedding questionnaire
- Make A and B plans for group and couple shots. (Just in case of bad weather)
- And answer any questions you may have

1 month before
I will email you to discuss details of your day, I will also ask ask you to fill out and return the pre wedding questionnaire if it hasn’t already been filled out.

1 week before
I will message you just reaffirm my attendance. And arrange a time to call you just to touch base and ask if there are any questions or last

What happens if you cannot attend my wedding due to illness?

Thankfully I have never been in this position. However there is a procedure in place if such instances were to occur. We have a great network of photographers within Norfolk and around the UK, In the event of my illness; I would refer to find a associate photographer to shoot your day for me, however if you would prefer I can place a referral and find available options with a similar style / price point to mine. It would then be up to you to choose who you wish to rebook. Any payments made will be returned in the event of cancelation due to illness.

Do we need to feed you on the wedding day?

Yes please, I will have worked an entire day on just my breakfast, we photographers get hungry and tired too, so it will be much appreciated if I could have a hot meal. Please seat me in a quiet corner preferably near a plug so I can backup all your images while I’m eating. Two birds, one stone and all that! Also, if you have booked a videographer it’s a good idea to seat us together so we can discuss the next plan of action.

Allergies: fish and seafood

how do we plan our venue visit?

You will need to correspond with me and your venue please feel free to cc me into any communication to arrange your venue visit.

Please note most venue visits will take place during the week due to our availability, I do have weekend dates available but these are few and far between.

In some cases it may be best to do your venue visit and engagement shoot on the same day.

how do we plan out engagement shoot?

Please contact me at any point to arrange your engagement shoot. I highly suggest booking this within a year of getting married. In some cases it may be best to do your venue visit and engagement shoot on the same day.

Its best to choose somewhere meaningful and relatable to you as a couple, bearing in mind your personalities. If you are a fun, bubbly, colourful couple its best to look for a similar location, below are a few suggestions to help you with this process. Remember your imagination is your only limitation.

You are welcome to bring your children or dog along however please bring someone to look after them whilst you are having some photos of just the two of you.

Fun and lively activities – fair ground, pumpkin patch, strawberry picking, sports stadiums, ice rink, go-karting horse riding, zoos and aquariums, maze, rent a boat, mini golf, hot air balloon ride.

Chilled and relaxed – old streets and coffee shops, woods, nature reserves, botanical gardens, the beach, lakes, parks, meadows, butterfly house.

Quirky and unusual – graffiti, art murals, urban buildings, festival, amusements.

ON THE BIG DAY

When will you arrive?

I usually arrive when the bride is having her hair done; this gives me a couple of hours to photograph the preparation. But we will discuss this prior to your wedding day and details will be on your pre wedding questionnaire.

How do you work?

I try to work as discreetly as possible, this way I get to capture the real candid moments that happen on the day. However there are instances such as the confetti shot, group shots, and couples shots where I need to be in on the action, I will help direct you and your guests to get the best shot.

Do you bring back up equipment?

Yes, I bring 2 or more DSLR bodies to every wedding, plus multiple lenses, cards, batteries, gadgets and gizmos. All neatly packed into my roller case. This helps prevent any problems if there is a technical fault.

Can my guests take pictures?

I will ask that no pictures be taken during the ceremony; this is so that all your guests can be fully present with you at this most important time. This also avoids any situations where someone may be in my way, or blocking my view. I will make the wedding conductor aware of this and they will announce this before the entrance of the bridal party.

In the situation/s where my view is blocked by attendees, no liability can be claimed for any requested shots missed.

Your guests are free to photograph the reception. However, I do ask however that no photos be taken during group shots or couples shots. This is so that I have you and your guest’s full attention.

I would highly recommend watching this video to get an insight of what problems we photographers can face. https://vimeo.com/188698704

We have booked a Videographer; do we need to make you aware of this?

Yes please, the more details I have about your big day the better, this gives me a better idea of what to expect. You will find a section on the pre wedding questionnaire asking for the videographer’s details. These details are vital so that I can discuss your big day plans with them and make sure we both have all the same details.

AFTER THE BIG DAY

When will we receive our images?

Your will receive you USB 6 - 8 weeks after your wedding day. In busy periods this timeline may be extended to 10 - 15 weeks, however you will be informed if this is the case. Please note during peak season delivery timescales cannot be guaranteed.

When can we order our album / prints?

You can choose to purchase albums and prints soon as your gallery is live. Prints are available to be purchased directly from your online gallery. You can also favourite 100 images and i'll use them as a starting point to create your wedding album, if you want to purchase an album just send me an email I will send you over further details.

Do we choose the layout and images that go in our album?

Yes, of course. If you would like we can arrange an album consultation to go over exactly what you want; you pick your desired albums and images you wish to include. I will be there to help and advise you every step of the way. In terms of layout it is always best to follow the flow of your big day, however it is completely at your discretion.

Once your album is ready you will receive an email about delivery and will be asked to sign the satisfactory waver form. I you are close to Norwich I may choose to hand deliver your albums.

When will I receive my album / prints?

Roughly 6 – 8 weeks after paying and confirming your order and dependant on order and suppliers. Please be patient during this time as some suppliers get incredibly busy during the end of the wedding season. I will try to keep you updated on its progress.

Can my wedding guests buy gift cards to put towards our wedding album?

Yes of course, This will be an option in your online gallery. Feel free to share this information with your friends and family and makes a great wedding present option.