Firstly you need to check our availability on your date. You can do that ringing us or simply via email. If we are available on your day, we will arrange for a meeting to discuss your needs and desires and to get to know each other. We will save your date following the signing of the contract and receiving a deposit payment.
How does the payment procedure work?
We normally ask 20% as deposit, then you can pay the final balance within 8 weeks before your wedding. Anyway, we know how stressful it can be to plan a wedding (as we've been there!) and we know that sometimes it can be difficult having lots of bills to pay at the same time. So, if you are struggling with the finance but you really want us as your photographers, we may offer other payment solutions.
How many photographers?
You can decide how many photographers you would like on your big day. It is part of the personalisation! Stefano Cavallini Photography (Stefano plus his second photographer) must be the only professional, paid photographer for your wedding. (No problem for videographers)
How long will you stay at our wedding?
We cover since the bride preparation till after the first dance, when your guests start dancing. This is normally around 12 hours coverage. But you can personalise it if you need a shorter or longer coverage.
How would you describe your photography style?
Our wedding photography style is really natural, informal but elegant and always contemporary. We love to document your wedding day as it goes adding our artistic perspective. Your wedding photos must look beautiful even in 10, 20 or 50 years; for this reason we avoid things that can look cool today but might not tomorrow. So keep it simple and elegant. Our album style is really lively, and we always keep it contemporary and elegant. In fact, your albummust last for years and years and you should be always happy and proud to show it. As every wedding is unique, we like customising every single album. We really recommend you to come (with no obligation) and give a look to our sample albums so you can really understand what we mean!
How do you edit our photos?
The editing is the longest process in our workflow. We do a really deep editing but it will never look unreal or artificial. In our editing we just want to get the best result from every photo. For this reason we work each photo individually avoiding batch editing, also for consistency with our mission to keep uniqueness in every work we do. We will mix colours images and black and white, vintage colours and pastel colours. If you have specific desires, just let us know. We want you to look at your best on the photos of your most important day. So if unfortunately you wake up in the morning of your big day with a nasty boil on your face, or you got a little cut, you don't have to worry about the photos, we will remove them. We also like, particularly in the close up, to emphasise your best features. We do not extra charge for this precious service!
When we will see our photos?
We will give you some photos in a few days after the wedding so you can share them on social networks. The full set of photos will be delivered within 6-8 weeks after the wedding.
How will we receive our wedding photos?
We deliver your photos on a really cute customised USB pen in a wooden box with your names engraved. You will have the files in high resolution with the rights to print. You will also receive the files in low resolution to share on the web and to watch on monitor. If you have also chosen to have an album, we will design a wonderful album for you in order to preserve your photos on paper.
Can we customise a package?
Of course! And we strongly recommend it! We have a huge variety of possibilities and combinations, different album lines and many sizes. We have hundreds of covers, different kind of paper, parents album, plus lots of products available with your photos printed.
Do you do video too?
We don't. Although in the past we both had experience as videographers, we prefer to keep our focus on photography only as we like video, but we prefer still images. However, we have contacts with professional wedding videographers if you need some advice.
What equipment do you use? Do you have back up?
We only use professional equipment. On the market there are many good brands for cameras, as long we use professional lines there aren't so many differences. Of course, we have back up of everything: cameras, many lenses, flashes, batteries, cards, etc... So you can be sure that if something gets broken, we will be able to shoot up to the end of the day.
Are you insured?
Yes, we are fully insured and can proof the Public Liability certificate to you or your venue if required.
Should we provide meals for you at our wedding?
We would really appreciate it! Working around 12 hours in a really dynamic situation, we definitely need some food and drinks. Anyway, it's not necessary you provide for us the same kind of meal as your guests, it can also be a cheaper option.
Do you do destination wedding photography?
Our main working area is between Hull, Beverley, the whole Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. We photographed weddings in Lancashire and Cheshire too. We have weddings booked in other counties in England. For destination weddings we are really happy to consider them. Particularly we have a strength point for destination weddings in Italy as it is where we come from. So you will have the strong advantage to have a photographer who knows Italian's culture and that speaks Italian. More over, for destination weddings on Lake Garda and Lake Como area, you would not pay for our staying (just a contribution for the travel expenses) as we still have our house at Lake Garda (many English couples get married there) and Stefano's parents not so far from Lake Como (other beautiful place to get married). We also know so many places around Lake Garda and that can be really useful! So. yes, we do destination weddings!!!