Frequently Asked Questions
What is your photographic style?
I like to work with a combination of reportage and contemporary style of photography, which results in a beautiful mixture of both formal and informal images. There may be a few semi-posed photographs during your day too, with the intention to get people to relax and enjoy themselves.
Are there any hidden costs?
No – All packages clearly show the price and state clearly what is included. Your package will also be explained to you at the time of booking. If there are any optional extras these will be explained and the prices communicated in a clear fashion.
What's your most important attribute?
Getting results that my clients love! This comes from a having relaxed yet professional approach that puts people at ease quickly. Relaxed people in photographs look much better and it’s a more enjoyable experience for them too!
Are you a full time photographer?
Yes, I work as a full time professional photographer.
Are your prices guaranteed?
Yes – The price secured in your wedding contract will not vary, even if your wedding is in 2 or 3 years time.
Who photographs our wedding?
I photograph my own weddings, guaranteed.
Do you enjoy what you do?
Absolutely! Photography was always a hobby of mine and I’m lucky enough to have been able to turn it into my career.
Do we get the photos on a CD or USB drive?
If you have selected that as part of your package, then yes. My wedding clients will always have access to their photos in their own online gallery, so many are actually choosing to opt for a better value package without a USB now. You can always purchase the USB off me at a later date if you were to change your mind. NOTE: After research, I found that a lot of people’s USB drive just sat in a drawer, never looked at anyway, as they already bought their beautiful bespoke albums and wall art from me.
What happens if you are sick on the day?
Quite simply, I’d still fulfil my contract with you. I’m not someone who stays in bed with a runny nose, or even worse…the dreaded man flu! I’m proud to say that I have always fulfilled my contracts.
Are you insured?
Yes – I have public liability insurance and all of my equipment is also insured.
Do you have terms and conditions?
Yes – They are there to protect us both, and are written into your contract, which you’ll able to read before signing. You’ll be sent copy of your signed contract for your reference should you ever need it.
Do you shoot colour or black and white?
I shoot using some of the market leading digital cameras. I always shoot in colour initially as this gives me the option to convert it to black and white later in the digital darkroom.
How long will you stay at our wedding?
Included as standard is coverage from your bridal preparations up until you are called for your wedding banquet meal. This will allow us plenty of time to produce enough beautiful images to compose gorgeous bespoke wedding album. Of course you’ll still have plenty of time to spend your day with your family, friends and wedding guests too. Should you wish to add your after dinner speeches or further coverage to include your first dance, to your package, then this is an optional extra with prices available to view in the packages section. Wedding speeches can provide some really emotional images and can add a lovely spread to a wedding album. Your first dance in your album can provide a great way to finish off the story of your wedding day as you begin to dance the night away in celebration.
How long do you need for photos?
I’ll not keep you any longer than I need to. Normally about an hour would be sufficient but to be on the safe side it might be best to allow an hour and a half, just incase we need to break for rain showers for example. It can also depend on what you would like too – more often than not, family photos take the longest amount of time to find and gather the family members if they aren’t prepared in advance that they are needed for photos. This is all part of the planning which we’ll cover ahead of your wedding day.
What equipment do you use?
I’ll be the first to tell you that it’s not the camera gear that takes the picture. It’s the photographer and their ability to use and control that gear effectively and to make the best use out of either, the available light or the artificial lights that they choose.
That being said, I’m proud to say that I currently use a pair of Nikon’s flagship cameras. That’s the best they make and many drool over these cameras. At the minute I’ve the new D5 paired alongside it’s predecessor, the D4s, each with an RRP of £5200 when launched. Alongside the cameras are a number of professional grade lenses. There’s also all the flash and other accessories too. Altogether they give me everything I need to produce beautiful imagery, no matter what the weather conditions are.
Do you do engagement shoots / pre wedding shoots?
Yes, and they come complimentary with wedding bookings! These are a great way for us to get to know each other. An engagement session or a pre-wedding shoot is the perfect way for us to get to know each other, whilst getting some gorgeous images of you both as a couple, in love and looking forward to your wedding day. It gives you the chance to experience what it feels like to be photographed by me. This is perfect if you think you’ll be nervous in front of the camera, or (like me) you don’t like your picture being taken at all! You’ll soon see that you have absolutely nothing to worry about. I like to work in a quick flowing fashion that naturally gives photographs a more relaxed feel, and my clients love it.
You can purchase anything you wish from the shoot but my favourite item is the Wedding Day Signing Frame. This is where you have your favourite image mounted in a big signing frame that your wedding guests can write their well wishes on at your evening reception. I’ve an example of this at my office that I’d love to show you.
Will your wedding albums last?
Absolutely! I use a combination of two world renowned professional labs for my wedding albums. Each offers customisation options that will truly make your album not only unique, but something you’ll love and cherish forever. Many see their bespoke luxury wedding albums as their first family heirloom – Something that they can pass down through the generations of their children and grandchildren. The printing processes are of the highest standards within the industry, and their albums are crafted using top quality materials and craftsmanship. When viewed and held they exude quality. They really speak for themselves. I’ve the full range available from my collections that I’d love to show you at my office, made from some of my previous weddings, so please make an appointment with me to come see for yourself.
How long does it take until we see our photos?
You’ll be invited back to my studio for your viewing session, no longer than 8 weeks after your wedding date. It’s generally sooner, but it can get busy during peak season.
How long does it take to get our album?
Lead times vary depending on the type of album ordered but generally no longer than six weeks from the time of order.
How much of a deposit do we need to pay to secure our date with you?
A Booking Fee of just £100 secures your wedding date, your package prices, and any special offers that are applicable within your contract. This is then subtracted from your final due balance of course.
How much do you charge to cover our speeches?
Your speeches can deliver some truly special moments and I love to capture emotions during these. They can be filled with laughter, tears of happiness, full of love and a mixture of everything and even more! When I cover the speeches, I’ll capture whatever happens and help you keep those memories forever. They can be unpredictable and this makes every wedding’s speeches as unique as your family and friends that are speaking on your special day.
If your speeches are before your wedding meal they’re covered as standard.
If they’re after your wedding meal then this is an optional extra.
Do you charge for travel?
As a rule of thumb, no. With my wedding bookings, I don’t charge travel for weddings within Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.
I love to travel around our beautiful island seeing new venues and taking photos in some of our amazing landscape scenery.
I’d be delighted to provide a quote for destinations outside of Ireland, so wherever you’re getting married, please get in touch and I’d be happy to help and be of service.
How much do you charge to cover the first dance?
This can be a lovely way to finish off a beautiful wedding album with your first dance as a married couple. This is an optional extra, and I generally stay for the first few dances if this option is selected, especially if it’s a good dancing crowd or the dance floor looks like it will provide you with good imagery.
Can we design our own album?
Designing an album is more difficult than you might think. Once you decide upon the album style that you would like, I’ll start working on it’s design. Once paid for, I’ll can show your digital album proof online, to save you having to visit the studio again if it’s a journey away. Using this system, you can see your images and the album layout. If there’s a few things that you think need altered like, images swapped around or extra pages added, then this is easily achieved.
Can we get a tailored package to suit us specifically?
Yes! Your album can be tailored to suit your choice of style and budget, with a choice of page weight and styles, consisting of anything from 10 to 60 pages, and with a wide choice of album cover materials, colours and style options. If you see another photographer offering something that I’m not, make sure you ask me can I get it, as I may well have access to it or be able to offer something similar, or even better.
Can you provide framed enlargements and wall art?
Yes – with my suppliers I have access to a wide range of wedding accessories including everything from popular canvas wraps, acrylic prints and even modern vibrant metal prints. Ask me about some of these products to learn more, and you’ll also be able to see these products in my studio too.
Can we request specific photographs?
Yes. About a month before your wedding date, we’ll do a pre wedding consultation where we’ll go through a list of photographs that I usually take. If there’s anything specific that’s not already covered then you can add your requests here.
How do we order reprints?
You can purchase reprints from within your client area.
What methods of payment do you accept?
I can accept cheques (made payable to Trevor Lucy Photography), bank transfer, all major credit and debit cards, or of course cash too. I’ve also a fantastic service that I can provide interest free, automated payments, that split your balance into manageable monthly amounts. Just ask me more about this if you wish.
Getting in touch couldn't be easier
Studio Address: By Appointment Only
Phone: 07872 427024