Some answers to your burning questions

Wedding FAQ's

How long are you going stay on our wedding day?
I want to tell the complete story of your day. That often means getting there super early for morning preparations and staying until late. I don’t put a limit on my time and as long as there’s still a story to be told, I will be photographing the hard-core dancers late in to the evening.

Can I have two photographers to capture the groom’s preparations as well as the brides?
This isn’t a problem at all. I work closely with a select few Midlands based photographers that all help in these situations. I only use trusted photographers that will produce work in the same style and with quality comparable to my own. I edit all the images from the day so they will all have the J S Coates Photography magic applied 🙂
I will get them to contact you beforehand to introduce themselves so nobody feels like a stranger. There’s obviously an extra cost for having a second shooter but for what you get, it’s worth it.

How many images will I receive?
Whilst I don’t put a limit on what you will receive, it seems on average I delivery (on average) between 400 and 700 images from a wedding. These are the best images that tell the story and really showcase your day.

Do we get to meet you before the wedding?
I hope you want to 🙂
I like to meet all my couples (hopefully over a nice coffee) so we can get to know each other that little bit better and be more relaxed on your big day. If a physical meeting can’t be arranged for any reason then we can sort out Skype or FaceTime video call.

After the wedding, how long is it until we see our images?
I aim to deliver your images within four weeks of your big day. Each image is edited to my highest standards so I don’t want to rush things out unfinished. I first send you a Slideshow which is a highlight reel that shows the story of the day. A few days later I send you the link to your online gallery where you can view, download and share your images with family and friends.

Can I buy Prints or Albums?
Directly from your online gallery you can order prints of individual images or the complete gallery. You can pass this around your family too if you like. I also offer albums as an extra, feel free to ask any questions if you would like to know more or take a look here. The gallery and the USB stick contains the hi-res digital files. With all that said, you get a print release with your images and can get them printed wherever you like.

Is a pre wedding photoshoot needed?
Having a pre-wedding shoot will not change the way I approach your wedding day. What it will do is ease any camera fears you may have and you will get to know the relaxed and fun way I shoot. I don’t try and pose you in silly ways or go for gimmicks, I want natural photos with real smiles & laughter. Many of my couples say they, or at least one of them, hate having their photos taken. I guarantee after a pre-wedding shoot you will feel much more relaxed about the pictures on your wedding day.

How Can I Book You?
Click on the ‘Contact Me’ page and fill in the enquiry form. I will check my availability and if all is good we are ready to go. I will send my contract out to you and a request for the deposit and then the date is booked and yours.

Is there a Deposit to be paid?
Yes, to secure your date I ask for £400 to be paid as a booking fee. The remaining balance is due four weeks before the date of your wedding.

Where do you cover?
As i’m West midlands based I’m very often in the home counties like Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire & Northamptonshire however, I’m not limited to those locations and have shot weddings all over the country.

Did I miss anything?
If I didn’t answer a question you may have, please feel free to email or call me….I’m a friendly chap 🙂