How many photos will we receive?

For full day coverage – I’ll send you at least 600 images.

I don’t outsource anything – the photos will be lovingly edited only by me. All the photos will be provided in duplicate – high-resolution for printing and framing, low-resolution for posting online or sending to friends and family. They won’t be covered in copyright watermarks – the photos are all yours for printing or sharing.


Can we see all of another client’s gallery?

Yes – I can send you a link to see the gallery of a wedding in a style similar to yours.

How soon will we get our photos?

I know you’ll be dying to see your photos – it’s the one thing everyone asks me as I leave a wedding! With your permission, I will post some images on my Facebook business page a few days later. Or I can send them on email if you prefer. Then you’ll get all of your images 4–5 weeks after your wedding day.

Do you travel?

Yes! I love travelling and have photographed all over the UK and abroad. Talk to me about it!

Are you a full-time professional?

Yes, and I am fully insured and a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers.

Can we meet you?

Of course – we can meet in person, or on Skype if travel’s an issue.

What if you’re ill on our wedding day?

I haven’t yet ever had to miss a wedding – nothing takes higher priority. But I have close liaisons with photographers who have trained and work in a style similar to mine. In case of absolute emergency, I will provide you details of photographers who are available to cover your day.

What happens if we cancel our wedding?

As with all photographers, the booking fee would normally be non-refundable. However, if I am able to book another wedding for the same date, your deposit will be refunded. Other finer details are all covered in the contract you’ll receive from me before you place your booking.

How do we book?

After you’ve contacted me and we’ve decided we’re meant for each other, I will provide you with a contract that covers both of us. The contract is really easy to complete, sign and share online.

How much will it cost and how do we pay?

Please see my pricing page for all that information.

Will there be extra costs?

No! There are no hidden extras – my prices are all-inclusive (unless the wedding overruns on the day).

Why do we need a pre-wedding shoot?

A pre-wedding shoot is a chance for me to meet you both, find out more about each other and have a chat about your wedding. You’ll find out how easy and fun it is to be photographed by me, and you’ll get a selection of lovely images that show the real you. Watch the short film on my home page for an idea of how your pre-wedding shoot will be.

But I’m camera shy!

Lots of people start off feeling nervous in front of the camera, so a pre-wedding shoot will make sure you’re not worrying about photos on your big day. I have learned ways to make people feel completely at ease.Would you be surprised if I said the majority of these were apprehensive about a pre wedding shoot?

Do you take group shots?

Of course – this is your day. Most people tend to keep group shots to a minimum to leave more time for the really cool, natural shots.

Will you send black-and-white photos as well?

Yes – I’ll edit your photos with a creative mix of colour and black-and-white photos.

Do you offer a print service?

Yes. I’ll send you all your images so you can print your own photos, but I use a trusted print lab if you would like me to order prints, albums, print products, etc.

Who owns the copyright of the images?

It’s standard for the copyright to remain with the photographer, but you will have full permission to print and share the photos. Please do print your photos to keep them alive – don’t just leave them on a hard drive! If you want to show off your photos on Facebook or anywhere else online, I would be really grateful if you would credit Sharon Cooper Photography and link the pics back to www.sharoncooper.co.uk.

Are you insured?

Yes. I have professional indemnity insurance, and public liability up to £5 million.

Do you use other photographers?

If your wedding is under a 100 guests or all on one site, shoot on my own. But, depending on the format and size of the wedding,  a second photographer is sometimes advised. They will be someone who I trust and whose work fits in with mine.

Shall we order food for you?

Yes, please! Photography is very physical work and I’ll be on my feet for up to 12 hours on your day, so I will appreciate a veggie version of whatever you’re having. All the better if you’re happy to seat me with your guests so I don’t miss a thing. It won’t matter that I’m eating when others are – no one wants a photo while they’re guzzling food. But the rest of the reception / wedding breakfast is the time when people relax and have the most fun, so it’s a great time to capture photos.

Do you shoot same-sex weddings?

Of course! I’m delighted that same-sex marriage is finally legal.

Do you do other types of photography besides weddings?

Yes! I am available for portraits, styled shoots, fashion and headshots. See this page for further info.

What kit do you use?

I shoot on Canon 5D Mk iii and a Canon 6D is my backup body, with a selection of prime lenses.

I also shoot on Polaroid (and will give these to you on the day).

These are real questions from couples I’ve worked with
Contact me if you have another question and I might well add it here!