FAQ's - Beckals Photography


What areas of the country do you cover and would you be willing to travel?

We are based in Earls Colne, Essex &  our wedding photography service covers the whole of the UK, mainly focusing on the East of England , Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.   We are more than happy to travel, some recent locations have included Wales, Cornwall and further afield within the EU.    (Price dependent on Location)

What is your wedding photography style?

We would describe our wedding photography style as natural & relaxed, lots of light with a mix of Colour & Black and White. We like to include a good mixture of natural reportage photography with couples portraits, group shots and details - all together giving the best view of your day. Please do check out our gallery section for lots of recent wedding photographs.

How long is your photography coverage?

We currently have no set times, (Although depending on your location)… Our standard rate covers - Bridal prep all the way through to the speeches. We offer an evening extra should you wish the cake cutting, first dance and evening guests to be photographed.

What is included in the wedding photography package?

Our one simple package includes… A USB of high resolution fully edited photographs, Pre venue Visit, and a private online gallery holding all the photographs, available to purchase as prints or downloads. Optional Extras include… Evening coverage, Albums, Prints, Framing and additional USBs.

What albums/books do you have available?

We have a Stunning selection of British Made Albums, in a superb range of colours and styles with Soft Leathers and Plush Suedes with optional embossing, photo in-lays or matts. All albums are optional and available at and extra charge… see a sneak peek over on our Album Prices page.

Will I get the option of colour or black and white wedding photographs?

We photograph in colour and then present a lovely mixture of image in colours and black+white,      We go with what each picture looks best as and how the style suits your day. However if you prefer all colour or all black+white I can accommodate this too.

Who owns the copyright to the wedding photographs, can I print my own?

Of course with the USB you can share the images and print your own photographs directly from there, the photographer always retains the copyright which means you cannot sell them on to third parties, but I happily give you the permission to personally print as you wish.

What if my family and friends want prints from the wedding day?

That’s OK,  you can share and print images for them from your USB for free or they can view directly from our online gallery. Prints are available to buy from as little as just £3.

Will you arrange the group shots at the wedding if we wanted?

Of course we are more than happy to arrange any group photographs that you’d like, on our venue visit we can find a perfect spot and layout for them. We like to make them relaxed and fun, if we can add in some amazing backdrops and props that will make for some extra brilliant photos!

What happens if it rains on the wedding day?

Not a problem – This is the UK after all. We have photographed lots of weddings where it has rained, I have white umbrellas so we can still have fun shots outside. During the summer months it is usually just a shower so we can switch things around and do the outside photographs later in the day. Otherwise we can always find somewhere inside - whether that be to pop back inside the church (the pews make great places for the group shots) or inside your reception venue - it will all be decorated beautifully so there are lots of options.

What equipment do Beckals Photography use?

We have top level professional Nikon Digital SLRs, two to use on the day and one as an extra backup, along with several Nikon prime and zoom lenses… not to mention a ton of CF cards, camera flashes, studio lighting.

How do we make a wedding photography booking?

You can pop us an email via our contact page filling in your details, wedding date and requirements, then we can confirm if we are available for your chosen date. Then if you are happy to continue we will arrange an informal meeting with you to show you our portfolio and samples. During this meeting we will give you a booking form so you can decide whether you’d like to make a confirmed booking, if you are happy to proceed all you need to do is fill out the form and include a £200 deposit to secure the date. Once all the paperwork and deposit is received we will send you a signed confirmation for your records.

Will we get to meet you before the wedding day?

Yes, we like to meet sometimes at the venue if it is available, that way we can talk over the whole day in detail. (usually 3-4 weeks before the big day) We even offer a pre wedding shoot to get you used to having your photo taken by us! (at extra cost)  

What happens if we cancel or want to change the date of our wedding?

On the very rare occasion that you might have to cancel or adjust your confirmed wedding date we  have a very simple and fair system in place. Should a cancellation happen after a booking unfortunately you will loose the deposit, if we can fill the date we will refund 50% of your deposit. We require payment in full one calendar month before the wedding and should you cancel within that month we reserve the right to retain 50% of the total charged. If rescheduling is necessary your deposit can be transferred to your selected date (if available) and no fees will be applied.

We are more than happy to answers any other questions or queries you may have, please contact us here at anytime.

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