Joanna Kor Photography
Phone: +44 (0) 7375 789414
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I hope my wedding photography FAQs provides everything you need to know about my wedding photography, and also elopements, engagements and couples photoshoots.
If your question is not answered below, please get in touch.
Where are you based? Do you travel?
I’m based in London and I love to travel across the UK and internationally. Destination ceremonies are always super exciting.
Find more info about Destination Weddings here.
How is Covid-19 affecting your photoshoots and weddings?
My work, as many other experts, vendors and planners, depend on government rules due to Covid-19.
I fully understand your frustration and that you feel overwhelmed! Here are some links where you can get up to date government information:
You may also find some useful info & inspiration for post lockdown time in my blog ‘Wedding Trends for 2021‘.
Can we meet you before the big day?
Definitely! We will organise to meet in person or via Zoom or Skype call, or even on a pre-wedding shoot (which I highly recommend).
Knowing my couples and their expectations before the big day are super important to me. I want you to want me to be part of your day; a mutual feeling of connection and trust.
Do you do pre-wedding shoots like engagement or couples shoots?
Yes, yes, yes! & I love them!
It’s the best way for me to build a personal relationship with the couple, and the perfect opportunity for the couple to ask questions and practice being photographed. On a wedding day the relationship with the photographer becomes more like having a friend around and I can really capture the authenticity of You.
Read more on ‘How to prepare for your couples photoshoot‘.
What is your style of photography?
In two words: Organic & Creative.
There is so much preparation that take place before the wedding day that when the time comes the only thing that matters is LOVE. Union of two people in love is a story that tells itself, in a natural way; it does not need to be staged.
As my wedding photography is mostly journalistic in approach, I allow the events to unravel in front of me – excitement & laughter, nervous speeches, happy tears. It’s all there intensified on that one day.
It doesn’t mean that I won’t tell you if you smudge your makeup or won’t help you fix the dress if needed. I will do everything a good friend would do + take beautiful images.
I respect the importance of family formals; I keep them brief and organised. And once these are captured, I would like some time alone with you both, without your wedding party. This is the time to create images of you together, on the day you start your journey as a married couple.
Big part of storytelling is in preserving details and capturing the atmosphere of the wedding. The location and decor tell a lot about your personalities. It’s all in the lights, flowers, the cake.
How do we book you?
Once the booking fee and a signed copy of the contract have been received I’m completely yours for the day, with the remaining balance due 14 days prior to the wedding.
How much is the deposit?
A non-refundable booking fee of £250 guarantees that I will hold your wedding date exclusively for you, and once you’ve signed the contract I will officially take the date off the market. The final balance due two weeks prior to your wedding day.
What happens if we need to reschedule?
If you need to reschedule then please let me know without delay so we can find a possible new date. I will send you a new contract once a new date is confirmed.
If rescheduling due to Covid-19 lockdown guidelines then we will work together on an alternative date or you will receive a full refund.
Who holds the copyright to the photographs?
I hold the copyright to the images. You have the right for unlimited personal reproductions and copies for your friends and families. Please read this article for more in-depth information.
Can my family and friends take photos on the day as well?
Of course! However, I would kindly request that you allow me do my pictures first. I would like all eyes facing my camera when doing family shots, and avoid anyone getting in the way.
How many photos do we get? When and how do we get them?
The number of photographs depends on many things, including the size of the wedding and the hours of coverage.
On average, for an all-day wedding, you can be certain of receiving over 500-600 images that will tell the complete story of your day, from start to finish.
An online gallery link will reach you within 4 weeks of the wedding date.
Can you provide albums and personally design them for us?
Yes, I am always very excited in helping couples design their perfect wedding album. The wedding album is a beautiful, tangible record of the day, and an ideal way to preserve and share your wedding day photos with family and friends.
The fine art albums are hard-bound and handmade, using the finest quality cover materials, papers and inks. Also the option for upgrades to a matted album should you like that more traditional style!
You select the images and I will design your story for you to feedback for your finished handmade product. Most albums are ready for delivery within 4 weeks of final approval.
Do you retouch the photographs?
Yes, I do! Every image is hand edited.
We’re not great at being photographed. Do we have to pose?
I think true emotions should not be staged. I love and aim for organic, candid photos, using as much natural light as possible. I will guide you and help you feel relaxed; this way images will be the most natural and I will be able to capture the true you.
Do you take posed family photographs on the wedding day?
Family photographs – yes!
As part of the communication before the wedding I will send you a list of traditional, posed family images that I normally take on weddings. You can also add your own additional groupings that are your absolute must-haves. The final list should not be more than twelve in total. We will discuss this prior to your wedding so the photos can be taken as efficiently as possible on the day.
What camera gear do you use, and do you have back up equipment?
I use full frame professional cameras, top line prime lenses and occasionally zoom lens. I also have flashes and light modifiers but I only use them when absolutely necessary.
I carry two camera bodies on me all day, and have one full back up kit in another bag.
Do we need a second photographer?
A second photographer is a great asset to the wedding day coverage when you are inviting lots of guests, if you fancy having the groom preparations being covered, or the day requires a second vantage point for some of the key moments. We can discuss this when we first meet.
I always like to have an assistant on bigger weddings, although I photograph by myself on elopements and engagement shoots.
What happens if you cancel?
I’ve never cancelled a wedding or photoshoot, but I understand your concern. I take the responsibility of photographing your wedding very seriously.
It is important to be prepared for any situation and so I have a shortlist of emergency wedding photographer contacts that have agreed to step in at short notice in case of emergency.
Do you have insurance?
Absolutely! My insurance covers: Professional Indemnity, General Liability, and all photographic and technical equipment.