Frequently Asked Questions

So how much?

I have three great packages called Love, Laughter and Happiness for you to choose from and they give options for most budgets. Prices start from £1100. If you would like a brochure for more information then get in touch and I will send one over to you.

Do you offer albums?

Do I ever! I use beautiful English made, leather bound Folio Albums. Go and have a look at their website and watch the video about how they make their albums. They sure do put a lot of love into them.

It says you’re based in Somerset and Devon but do you go further afield?

I certainly do. I love to travel to new places and my weddings have taken me to Edinburgh, Durham, Norfolk and Dorset. We can chat about travel expenses when we get to that stage, but they won’t be very expensive and most of the time they are included in your package.

Do we get to meet up before we book you?

Yes I would love to. I always make a point of either meeting couples in person or on Skype if a personal meeting isn’t possible. It helps us to get a feel for each other and find out if we’ll get on during your wedding day which is super important. I can either come to your house or we’ll meet at a nice pub or coffee shop.

I don’t see many family group shots on your website, do you do those?

Yes I do, they’re really important to your family members. I like to get through them as quickly as possible and recommend that you try to limit them to immediate family only so it gives you plenty of time to spend with your guests. If you do want lots though then that’s cool. Best Men and Ushers are great for helping to round people up.

We’re not what you would call, ‘the posing type,’ does that matter?

I don’t think any of the brides and grooms who I have photographed would ever refer to themselves as the posing type and it doesn’t matter at all. After your wedding you’ll be so happy that you’ll barely even notice me taking pictures of you. I’ll look for great patches of light with some interesting textures and it should all flow naturally from there. Of course if you’ve already had an engagement shoot with me then you’ll be an old hand at this sort of thing and we’ll have lots of laughs together. I’m as laid back as they come so there’ll be no shouting and stress from me.

How many images do we get?

Usually you get around 500 edited digital images. When they’re edited you wll see a selection first up in a password protected web gallery, then you’ll get a lovely USB presentation box with the whole set of your images on including 30 prints which you get to choose. All that is sent out to you in a lovely presentation box.

How many photographers will there be?

All my packages include me as the main photographer. If you want to add a second photographer then you can do of course. That photographer will also be a professional and someone who I trust entirely. 

Having two of us means we get lots of different angles from the day and we can be in two places at once.

How long do you stay for?

That depends mostly on the package that you choose. I love to be there all day with you as it creates a lovely relaxed atmosphere but if that’s not the case then usually I’m there an hour before your ceremony until just beyond the first dance.

How would you describe your style?

Some of my previous couples have described my style as atmospheric, romantic and intimate and I am happy to go along with that. When it comes to your portraits I will create an atmosphere which allows you to relax with your new husband or wife.

I’m inspired by films, song lyrics, books, nature and moments of romance.

What now?

If you like what you have seen and read so far then the next step is to get in touch and ask for a brochure and then we can take it from there. Let’s start you on your journey.

Devon Wedding Photography FAQ | Matt Bowen Photography