All your questions - hopefully - answered.
We’re based in South West London! Travel within London and Home Counties within 1h20 drive is included in price so if you're getting married elsewhere, we charge an additional fee for accommodation + travel costs. We always look for the best option in terms of pricing so as to not break the bank!
We photograph weddings all over London and the UK so feel free to get in touch regardless of where you're based - we'd still love to hear from you.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Absolutely! We are avid travellers and are always on the lookout for an exciting adventure overseas. However, due to COVID-19 we will not be travelling outside of Europe until spring 2022. We’d recommend you message us as soon as possible to check our availability.
CAN I BOOK YOU FOR A WEDDING ABROAD?
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour” - Ecclesiastes 4:9. Just kidding! (but seriously).
Having two photographers means two different perspectives of your wedding day. It also eases the stress of needing to be at two places at once as we can split up and easily capture the endless candid moments between you, your family and your friends. We promise we’re worth it.
WHY SHOULD WE HAVE TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS?
The sooner the better really as we get booked between 12-18 months in advance. We’re always keen to hear from couples who’d love us to photograph their wedding so we’ll do our very best to make the date you’ve got in mind.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?
We always deliver all the photos of your special day unless they’re the mid-blinking, unintentional blurry or unflattering ones which let’s be honest, no one wants to have.
RAW (unedited) photos however, won't be delivered. If you choose us to document your day, you’re trusting us to do our thing editing-wise and that we’ll send you the absolute crème de la crème.
CAN WE HAVE THE RAW FILES?
We try our best to be as open as possible about who we are and our approach so that you can decide pretty quickly whether we're the right choice for you. However, we’d be more than happy to chat on the phone about any questions you might have.
As for all the couples that book us, we either meet up for a drink or a Zoom catch-up depending on what works best for both parties!
CAN WE MEET BEFORE BOOKING?
We offer a 10-hour photography coverage package which is usually plenty of time to capture morning prep to evening shenanigans. If you'd like us to stay for longer and we have the capacity to, we charge an additional £250 an hour. We may not always accept the extra hours if we have a long commute or a wedding the next day so please do adjust your timings for your first dance if that's the case.
Also, we'll always say our goodbyes before for we shoot off!
HOW LONG WILL YOU BE THERE ON THE DAY?
Us Chamberlins are foodies so the way to our hearts is definitely via our stomachs! After an early start and jam-packed day of shooting, it’s wonderful to be offered a warm meal. That being said, we’d never demand you feed us if it wasn’t within your budget so just let us know whether you’ve got extra servings for two and if not, we’ll bring our own lunch. Generally, we always eat at the same time as the wedding guests and sit somewhere flexible enough for us to later snap photos without disturbing everyone.
WILL YOU EAT WITH US?
Yep, absolutely. They're such a great way to get comfortable in front of a camera before the big day. We’re all about feeling your best self rather than self-conscious so we highly recommend them. Shoot us a message and we’ll send over our latest brochure with full pricing and more information.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT BEFORE THE WEDDING?
We are indeed! All our equipment is covered and we are insured with both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
ARE YOU INSURED?
We are very true to the words 'natural' and 'candid' wedding photography. We don't photoshop out pores, blemishes, people in backgrounds or wrinkles in clothes. We of course, will always aim to give you the most flattering and beautiful photos.
CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP OUT "X, Y and Z"?
We do, but that's not what we focus on during the day. Our style is documentary-led and all about capturing romantic, candid and honest moments. We strongly suggest a max of 10-12 group shots in order for you to get the best out of our work! f you're looking for someone to capture lots of group photos, we're not the right fit for you.
DO YOU TAKE GROUP PHOTOS?
Nope - sorry. We don't edit differently based off each wedding or upon request. We have a particular style that we have crafted over the years and are proud to create our photos in the way that we do. Editing style is very much a part of who we are so we always encourage couples to take a thorough look through our work to make sure they're happy with how we edit.
CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR EDITING STYLE FOR OUR WEDDING?
As we are a duo, we do not offer our services as solo shooters other than in specific or unforeseen circumstances. Our package prices are the base for minimum costs and we therefore cannot give discounts or cheaper rates by removing certain aspects of our package i.e: 1x shooter, online gallery option only etc. The beauty about wedding photography is that there is someone out there for everyone, including within your budget!
DO YOU OFFER CHEAPER BESPOKE WEDDING PACKAGES?
Authenticity is at the heart of what we do. We don't need photos as references as we like to tell your story in an honest and natural way. Often the photos or TikTok moments found online are orchestrated quite heavily or part of an elaborate photoshoot. As we've said before, we do require your trust and commitment to us that you'll allow us to see you both for who you are and capture your union in a true, loving form.
WE SAW THESE SHOTS ON PINTEREST / TIKTOK. CAN YOU TAKE THEM?
Because we take on an extremely limited number of weddings, we’re very intentional about the type of weddings that we shoot and it’s important we’re able to share on social media / wedding sites and our own website as it plays a big part in how new couples find us. We also share a lot of BTS on a wedding day on Instagram as that's part of our marketing & approach too. We understand if it’s imperative to you both that your wedding is not shared in public for privacy purposes, but it means that we won’t be the right fit for you sadly.
WE DON'T WANT OUR PHOTOS SHARED PUBLICLY. IS THAT OK?
We do indeed! Just like our weddings, we shoot for modern, creative and free-spirited souls who are looking for authentic and artistic portraits of them and their family.
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DO YOU DO FAMILY / MATERNITY PHOTOS?
Firstly, yay! Secondly, once you’ve contacted us and confirmed that you’d like The Chamberlins to document your wedding day, all we need is a signed contract and a deposit (25% of the total amount) to reserve your wedding date - super easy, right? Heads up that dates will only be “pencilled in” until both of these items are received. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding day.