Photography FAQ

What style of photography do you do?

BSC offer a warm natural and relaxed photography style with a mix of creative, relaxed portraits and fly-on-the-wall photography to capture your big day. Our photos are edited in a timeless style with an awesome analogue film vibe.

We’re perfect for down to earth couples, who just want to enjoy their big day. 95% of our coverage is spent capturing photos in an unstaged documentary style. We love those natural moments that happen and (imo) they make the most memorable shots!

Do you have packages and how much do they cost?

BSC offer sensible and fair prices. We have a few packages that have been created based on our past experience and popular demands from our couples. This will help make the booking process as simple as possible.

Bookings and Payments are made online via our secure payment service. We have two payment options. Bank Transfer or Debit/Credit Card.

How do I get my photos?

Photos are delivered digitally and you’ll get a link to a high-resolution private photo gallery.

Private galleries are hosted in our Client Area.

You’ll get your own password protected gallery to view online or share with friends and family.

USB upgrades are available on request if you prefer a more traditional physical product 🙂

Do you require a deposit?

A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking date, this is a standard rate of £250 and is deducted from your final balance.

Booking in advance is highly recommended. BSC has a maximum capacity of 2 weddings per week to ensure service quality. Booking dates are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Once the deposit is received that date is secured for you and no one else can book us on that day.

The deposit can be paid by Bank Transfer (preferred method), or Credit/Debit Card via our online payment system.

With the reaming balance due 14 days before the event.

Do you offer reduced rates for weekday or winter weddings?

To keep pricing fair we have set prices for all packages.

Do you do wedding videos?

We no longer offer combined photo and video packages due to quality control and high demand for our photo services.

This means we can offer a much higher quality of service and improve the customer experience with much faster turnaround times and much better quality control.

From experience, we have found that juggling both photo and video duties on a wedding day is a bit of a challenge, even for a team with years of experience.

Do you watermark images?

No. Your final images will come without watermarks. All images on your gallery will also come without any watermarks or copyright restrictions etc.

We only use watermarks for our own website and social media for branding purposes but we are currently phasing them out in favour of no watermarks.

Can I pay via credit card?

Yes :)

As of June 2022, all of our bookings are carried out via our website. This includes options for paying by Debit card, Credit card or old-fashioned bank transfer!

Who took the photos on your site?

All photos were taken and edited by our photographer Graeme. Graeme covers all photo duties for BSC.

We believe that our style is a big part of why clients choose us. So everything is edited by our own team to ensure consistency and high standards.

We don’t do styled shoots. All shots are from real weddings 📸

How many photos will you take?

There is no limit on the number of photos taken on a day. As we specialise in documentary style it is a lot of photos and great value for money.

The total amount delivered will vary from wedding to wedding so we’re unable to give exact amounts. On average we will edit and deliver around 1000 photos for a full-day booking.

Do you charge for printing rights?

Printing rights are included free of charge with all packages and you are welcome to make your own photobooks/prints.

Do you charge for travel?

Travel costs are included in the packages for local weddings in the Tyne and Wear/Northumberland area.

Costs may be applicable for events outside Tyne and Wear. Please let us know the address of your venue when you contact us and we will give you an exact quote before the big day.

Can we go to a different location for photos?

Yes! We’re happy to leave the venue and go get some photos at a different location. Jesmond Dene is and Newcastle Quayside are both popular options but if there’s somewhere special you have in mind we’d love to photograph you there. It doesn’t take too long we’ll shoot at the location fast and get you back to the party.

How long does it take to get my images back?

Your photographer will send you a few selected preview photos within a week of your wedding.

We aim to have photos returned to the customer within 120 days or less. We are currently seeing increased turnaround times due to the lockdown backlog of rescheduled weddings and very high demand for bookings. We expect turnaround times to be reduced for the 2024/25 seasons 🙂

Please note times might be longer during peak periods (Summer May to Sept) but we’ll keep you updated and send previews every step of the way.

Graeme will edit each photo individually to ensure quality, this process is time-consuming but is a big part of hiring a professional photographer service. We aim to deliver the best images we can. We don’t outsource editing 📸

Can I get the photos in black and white too?

Yes, you’ll get a full set of digital images in black and white too at no extra cost.

Do cover gay and LGBTQ weddings?

Yes, we do 🏳️‍🌈💜

Do you do photo albums and USBs?

As of Jan 2024 we will no longer offer photo albums or USBs.

We reluctantly have to go fully digital/online. Due to ever-increasing costs, it is no longer viable to create books in-house. We do have printers we can refer you to should you prefer to make your own. The process is surprisingly simple and you will save a load of money going direct to our supplier :)

We still offer in-house prints for A3 and A4 photos. Those can be purchased via your online gallery.

Can I see more of your work?

Yes of course 🙂 We have tons of private galleries you can view, which will give you a good idea of our coverage throughout a full day. We also have extended printed portfolio material should you wish to meet in person and view the. They always look more stunning in print 🙂
Please book a consultation with us

Do you do your own editing?

All of our photos are edited by your photographer, we do not outsource or bulk process images. We are meticulous with our images. This hands-on service is factored into our package prices. One full day wedding is typically 4 days of editing. This means that we have a smaller capacity for the number of bookings we can take on in any given month. This ensures every booking gets the best possible service and end results.

On a typical 10 hour wedding day, we’ll capture roughly in the range of 2000 to 4000 photos, these are all checked for quality and any duplicate or similar-looking images, people blinking etc, will be culled, leaving only the best shots to give your wedding photos the most impact.

What kind of editing do you do?

Professional image processing and retouching are included as standard. We offer a very subtle retouching service where each image is optimised for print quality. No garish editing, no logos/watermarks just classy timeless images. Our editing style is warm and joyful with a hint of film.

No dark and moody editing unless specifically requested (this style looks great on a screen but they tend to look dark and flat on print) our photos pop and dazzle in print!

Do you do wedding fairs?

At present, we have no plans to exhibit at any fairs. As we now have our own Newcastle Studio where clients can arrange a visit.

Free private consultations are available. These are relaxed over a cuppa.

How many photographers will be there?

We believe one photographer is the best way to capture your day, without being too distracting for you and your guests. More than one photographer can feel intrusive to guests which goes against our natural fly on the wall style, also we don’t want photographers in the background of every photo =D

What level of Insurance and Public Liability do you have?

For your peace of mind, we are fully insured and have public liability insurance for up to £10 million. This can be a prerequisite for higher-end venues and public venues.

Do you do destination weddings?

BSC cover North East England mainly.

We love a good road trip!

Contact us with your requirements for a quote outside of this area.

How many weddings do you do in a day?

We have a strict maximum of 1 per day! We are fully focused on your day and only take one booking a day and avoid back to back bookings on consecutive days, where possible.
This way we can ensure we're at your wedding punctually and even stay late on the day should things run late, as they tend to do on wedding days!

Who do I contact if have a question that is not covered here?

Drop us a message at hello@bscweddings.co.uk and we’ll get back to you

Do you offer shorter packages?

Our packages range from half-day to full-day.

The minimum booking is 6 hours, up to maximum of 12 hours.

We are full-time dedicated wedding photographers and due to our expenses and running costs we are unable to offer less than 6 hours.
Unless there are very exceptional circumstances. Such as: weddings outside of peak times (i.e winter or weekdays).

Will I have to sign a contract

Yes, all bookings include terms and conditions. These are completed electronically via our online booking system.

The most asked question... Have you worked at my venue before?


One of my favourite things is actually getting to work in a venue that I’ve never shot before, those are so much more fun and we love exploring the creative opportunities that new locations bring!


Some of the venues we’ve covered events at…

As You Like It, Jesmond

The Baltic, Gateshead

Barn on the Bay

Beamish Hall

Black Horse Beamish

Blackfriars

Blaithwaite House, Cumbria

Caledonian Hotel, Jesmond

Charlton Hall

Christ Church Consett

The Common Rooms, Newcastle city centre (fka Mining Institute)

County Hotel, Newcastle

Ellingham Hall

The Gables Pod Camping, Escomb

The Garden Station, Hexham

Gateshead Civic Centre

Gateshead St Mark’s Methodist Church

Grand Hotel Gosforth Park

Grand Hotel Tynemouth

Great North Hotel

Gisborough Hall Hotel

Halton Grove

Hancock Museum

Hall Garth Hotel Darlington

Hartlepool Maritime Museum

Holy Island St Aidans Church

Horton Grange

Jersey Farm Hotel, Barnard Castle

Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Holiday Inn

Jesmond Mansion House

Little Haven Hotel

Lumley Castle

Malmaison, Newcastle Quayside

Morpeth Town Hall

Newcastle Boiler Shop

Newcastle Civic Centre

Newcastle Falcons Stadium, Kingston Park

North Shields Registry Office

Northern FC

Northside Farm

Our Lady Immaculate Church. Washington

The Parlour at Blagdon

Ramside Hall

Roker Hotel

Runa Farm

Ryton Rugby Club

Sacred Heart RC Church, Gosforth

Sea Hotel South Shields

Shortflatt Tower

Shotton Grange

Six at the Baltic

South Causey Inn

St Charles, Gosforth

St Cuthberts Church, Chester Le Street

St Joseph’s, Benwell

St Philip Neri, Dunston 

St Peters, Wallsend

Summerhill Bowling Club

The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey

Thirsk Lodge Barns

Tyne Bank Brewery

Vermont Hotel Newcastle

Wallsend Town Hall

Washington Holiday Inn

Washington Old Town Hall

Websters Ropery, Sunderland

Wylam Brewery

Ye Olde Cross, Ryton

…and many more to be added 😍