Wedding photographer in Hull and East Yorkshire Q & A

East Yorkshire Wedding Photographer Steve Dornan Photography

As a photographer, you know first-hand how important it is to plan a successful and memorable wedding. Here are a few tips for newly engaged couples to help ensure their big day is a success:

Set a budget: Determine how much you can afford to spend on your wedding and stick to it. This will help narrow down your options and keep you on track. Don't forget to factor in hidden costs, such as taxes and other on the go expenses.

Choose a venue: Start by deciding on the type of wedding you want (e.g. outdoor, indoor, formal, casual) and then look for venues that fit your vision. Consider the size of your guest list, any special requirements (e.g. accessibility, catering), and the location.

Book your vendors: Once you have a venue, start booking your vendors, including a professional photographer. Research and compare prices and reviews before deciding. Recommended venue stylist (Sophisticated Shindigs, Hull)

Create a guest list: Decide who you want to invite to your wedding and create a list. This will help you determine the size of your venue and your budget

Think about what formal pictures you may want. Remember each picture adds more time to the process so consider what pictures are important and which ones could be done in a more relaxed atmosphere throughout the day.

Choose a wedding party: Select your bridesmaids and groomsmen and consider asking close friends or family members to be part of your ceremony as readers or musicians.

Plan the details: Start thinking about the details of your wedding, such as the colour scheme, flowers, music, and menu. Don't forget to also plan for transportation (Wedding Cars), accommodations, and any activities for out-of-town guests.

Take care of the legalities: Make sure to obtain a marriage license and consider hiring an officiant to perform the ceremony. Checkout what you require at “Marriages and civil partnerships in England and Wales”

By following these tips and staying organised, you can plan a beautiful and stress-free wedding. Good luck and congratulations again on your engagement!

Quick Q & A

What is your photography style and approach to capturing weddings?  Portfolio

My photography style is candid, authentic, and timeless. I focus on capturing genuine moments and emotions throughout the day, blending into the background to ensure your wedding day unfolds naturally.

Do you have experience shooting weddings at our venue or similar locations?

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing weddings at various venues across East Yorkshire, including venues similar to yours. Familiarity with different locations allows me to adapt and capture the unique essence of each wedding venue.

How do you handle unexpected situations or challenges during a wedding day?

I pride myself on my ability to remain calm and adaptable in any situation. Whether it’s unexpected weather changes or last-minute adjustments to the schedule, I approach challenges with professionalism and creativity to ensure a seamless experience for you.

What packages do you offer, and what is included in each package?

I offer a range of packages to suit different preferences and budgets. Each package includes coverage on the wedding day, high-resolution edited images, and options for additional services such as engagement sessions and albums. You can find more details about my packages here


Are you the photographer who will be shooting our wedding, or do you work with a team?

I personally photograph every wedding I book, ensuring consistency in style and quality throughout the entire process. You can trust that I’ll be there to capture your special day from start to finish.

How long after the wedding will we receive our photos, and how will they be delivered?

I understand the excitement of wanting to see your wedding photos as soon as possible! Typically, you can expect to receive your fully edited images within 4-6 weeks after your wedding day. Your photos will be delivered digitally through a secure online gallery, allowing you to easily share and download them.

Can we request specific shots or provide a shot list for our wedding day?

Absolutely! Your wedding day is unique to you, and I want to ensure that your photos reflect your vision. You’re welcome to provide a shot list or request specific moments you’d like captured, and I’ll do my best to accommodate your preferences.

What is your backup plan in case of equipment failure or emergencies on the wedding day?

Your peace of mind is important to me, which is why I always come prepared with backup equipment and contingency plans. In the unlikely event of equipment failure or emergencies, I have backup cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment to ensure that your wedding day is documented without any disruptions.

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