Here you’ll find the answers to any questions you may have. But if there‘s anything else you want to know, just use our contact page to get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer anything you want to know.
How far will you travel?
Well, we’re based in Salisbury but are happy to travel as far as you need free of charge. Obviously we have limits, we don’t charge any travelling fees unless it involves flying or more than 200 miles driving one way (400 round trip). Just let us know where you’re planning to have your big day and we’ll confirm if there is a charge or not (we always try to not charge if it’s possible)
Do you cover destination weddings?
Hell yeah! As you can imagine, we love weddings, we love weddings abroad even more so for obvious reasons. It really is as simple as contacting us with your dates and destinations and we’ll happily work out a no obligation price that includes the travel, accommodation and wedding coverage so you have a solid guaranteed price to work from with no hidden extras ready to leap out at you.
When do we have to pay and how much is the deposit?
We work on a first come first served basis when taking bookings. This means that the date will only be guaranteed once we’ve received a deposit of £250 and a signed booking form. The remaining balance for the wedding is then due 2 weeks prior to the wedding. We accept payment by credit/debit card, cash and cheque.
We’d like to add, we’re honestly not monsters and if you’d like us to cover your big bay but want to look into other payment options then just let us know and well help out any way we can, and I promise we won’t bite.
How do we make a wedding photography booking?
Once you’ve decided you want to book with us for your wedding, it really is as simple as contacting us via the “get in touch” page (or email/phone) and checking we have your dates available. We do book up quite a long way in advance so please don’t hang around too much.
Once we’ve confirmed we’re available, we’ll send out a confirmation pack for you to look through and to provide us with some finer details of the day (if you have them at that point). From there you just need to send back the booking form along with the deposit, and you’ve booked us!!
We’ll then arrange a convenient time for us all to meet, and we can start our plans from there.
What happens after the booking has been made?
The fun bit! After our initial meeting, we arrange a time to get together to shoot a save the date / engagement shoot if you would like one. This really is just an hour’s fun where we get to know each other a little more. Hopefully after this shoot you’ll be much more at ease with our relaxed style of photography.
After this we arrange a date to visit the venue, together if possible. We try and time this an hour before your wedding rehearsal (if you’re having a church wedding) so after seeing the venue we can pop in and meet your vicar to find out if they have any rules and preferences on what we can shoot in the church (some can be very particular on what they allow), so this really helps keep them happy.
Then…….You get married :-)
Do you ever offer a discount?
Occasionally we do. We already offer a discounted rate for Monday – Thursday bookings but it really depends on the time of year and on how busy we are, so it’s always worth asking!
Are all of the photos I receive edited?
Absolutely. Every single image is hand edited one at a time to make sure it’s as perfect as it can possibly be. We believe as modern photographers that the moment we activate the shutter and capture a moment is just the start of an amazing process, an initial vision in a string of events that all adds up to the final image you receive. We won’t batch process your images, copy presets from another wedding or rush creating the images that tell your story. We pride ourselves on this.
Can I have more of my images edited in B&W / Sepia?
We’re here to capture the perfect wedding images for you, to make sure we do this we run through exactly what style of image editing you want from your day so we can make sure we capture exactly what you’re looking for within our style of photography.
Is this the only style of photography you shoot?
We really believe there is the perfect photographer out there for everyone, and that doesn’t always have to be us (although it would be nice). We desperately urge everyone to have a good look through our galleries to see our style and if this is what you’re looking for from your wedding day images. If you see images in our galleries that you like, then let us know as this all helps us to work towards the final look of your photos.
Do you photograph and arrange the group shots?
Yes, we do, we know that these images are an important record of your day. We have a list of group shots that cover the main family members and wedding party. This adds up to 6 different groups and takes us about 20-30 minutes. If there are other groups you would like to add to the list, or remove from it, then we run through all of this at the pre-wedding meeting to confirm what you would like. We usually try to keep the number of shots down so this doesn’t eat into our valuable time together capturing the bride and groom images.
How long do you need for the couples wedding photos?
Again, this really depends on lots of factors such as the venue and where we plan to shoot the images. We suggest that your couples photos are done in two fairly short 15 – 20 minute sessions. The first can be at any time during the day and the second we suggest is just before sunset to make sure you get some really stunning images. This way it doesn’t take up too much time in your day but also gives us the time we need to make these photos as perfect as they deserve to be. As before, we always scout out the area we plan to take the images before the wedding so we can put a more accurate time on this so you are able to plan your day more accurately. Ultimately, this is your day and we are always happy to take as much or as little time as you wish for any part of your day’s photography.
What happens if it rains on the day?
That’s not a problem at all, we’ve photographed lots of weddings where it’s rained. On our pre-shoot recce this is exactly the sort of thing we are looking into. We always have backup plans and locations in case of rainy days, be that inside the church (pews are great for the group shots) or inside your venue that will be beautifully decorated, rain never ruins the day. We even have a secret supply of amazingly cute wedding wellies and bridal umbrellas just in case you fancy having a seriously fun shoot in the rain, these always make stunning images!
What’s included in the presentation box
With any of our weddings we supply your images in a beautiful personalised presentation box that is handmade for you. The box contains a personalised usb drive that has a stunning slideshow set to music on it, a dvd with all of the images on for you to use as you wish and a selection of 6×9 personally chosen images. It really is the perfect package to show off your big day to all of your friends.
Can friends and family view and buy the images?
All images are placed onto our password-protected site. If you give friends and family the password they can also view your images and buy any that they’d like.
Who owns the copyright to the wedding photographs, can I print my own?
As the photographer, I hold the copyright to the images but all images are given to you to use as you wish with no restrictions on printing or sharing.
What equipment do you use?
We LOVE camera kit and have an extensive amount of it! Whereas many photographers will use substandard gear we believe that you have to use the best to be able to create the best. We only use genuine Nikon professional cameras and lenses full stop. Anything else just doesn’t cut it. We also carry a full Nikon pro backup kit just in case it’s ever needed.
Do you have insurance?
Yes we do, not only for the crazy amount of equipment we have but also public liability and indemnity so we are completely covered. If your venue needs us to supply an insurance certificate, then please let us know at least a month before the wedding and we will send one to them. You could even just give them our details and we’ll deal with it all directly as we know how hectic it can be running up to the wedding.
How many photos will I receive?
Every wedding is completely different. The average number is around 500+ completely edited images, but there is no upper limit to how many we will supply.
How long will it take to receive the photos?
We know how exciting it is getting your images and also how frustrating it is waiting ages for them. We aim to have them with you within 4 – 6 weeks. This isn’t always possible if we have a very heavy workload, but we do everything we can to meet this target.
Why are you called Atlas Photography?
It surprises me how often I get asked this question. Originally when I started the company I wanted to use my own name (Mark Rodgers), but unfortunately there’s already a photographer using it, and so to stop any confusion, I needed to think of something different.
My second biggest passion after photography is travel (obviously the two work amazingly well together) and at the time I was trying to decide on a company name I was in the Atlas mountains in northern Africa. It dawned on me then that Atlas Photography was the name I was looking for. It seemed to me to encompass me and my passions in life, and to evoke emotions of travel, the world, and of strength. And so it was, Atlas Photography!