FAQ

What style of photography do you do?

BSC offer a bright, natural and relaxed photography style with a mix of creative, traditional portraits and fly on the wall photography to capture your big day.

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 from £600. 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 🙂

These range from basic Sandisk USB sticks up to deluxe presentation boxes and personalised USBs. Depending on your preference. See our USB range here

Due to the large amount of photos and high-quality files USB is recommended for full-day bookings to save you from downloading large quantities of files. A full-day wedding of high-res printable files can be anything around 10-20GB of files.

Do you require a deposit?

A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking date, this is a standard rate of £100 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), Credit/Debit Card with Apple Pay options. The remaining balance must be paid by bank transfer (due to excessive credit card fees) with the balance due 14 days before the event.

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.

Who took the photos on your site?

All photos were taken and edited by our photographer Graeme. Graeme covers all photo duties for BSC. However, we do have additional staff (Matthew and David) who cover video for us.

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?

There are no travel costs for weddings in the Tyne and Wear/Northumberland area. Costs might 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 hugely increased turnaround times due to the 2020 related huge demand. We expect turnaround times to be reduced for the 2023 season 🙂

Please note times might be longer during peak periods (Summer May to Sept) but we’ll keep you up to date 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 you do photobooks/prints?

Yes, we have a range of photo album options available from coffee table books up to deluxe photo albums.

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 bright, warm and joyful.

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 bright photos pop and dazzle in print!

Do you do wedding fairs?

BSC do typically two or three wedding fairs per year in the Newcastle area. Keep an eye on our FB page or Blog for news on those.

Due to restrictions and high demand (we are currently working 6 days per week, so spare time is super limited!). However, our office is available for private consultations on request, which we much prefer as we can chat without interruptions 🙂

We won’t be doing any wedding fairs until 2023.

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 £5 million. This can be a prerequisite for higher-end venues and public venues.

Do you do destination weddings?

BSC cover Northeast England mainly. Due to current travel restrictions, we are not able to offer destination weddings until at least 2023. Contact us with your requirements for a quote.

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

And the most asked question... ❤️ Have you worked at my venue before?

One of our favourite things is actually getting to work in a venue where I’ve never shot before, those are so much more fun and we love exploring the creative opportunities that new locations bring! That said we have experience in a variety of venues and can work in both dark ambient lighting, super-bright outdoor ceremonies or in-between. Our equipment allows us to confidently shoot in all lighting situations.

Some of the venues we’ve covered events at…

As You Like It, Jesmond

The Baltic, Gateshead

Barn on the Bay

Beamish Hall

Blagdon Parlour

Blaithwaite House, Cumbria

Charlton Hall

Christ Church Consett

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

Gisborough Hall Hotel

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

Lumley Castle

Malmaison Newcastle Quayside

Morpeth Town Hall

Newcastle Boiler Shop

Newcastle Civic Centre

Newcastle Falcons Stadium Kingston Park

North Shields Registry Office

Ramside Hall

Roker Hotel

Ryton Rugby Club

Sacred Heart RC Church Gosforth

South Causey Inn

St Cuthberts Church Chester Le Street

St Joseph’s Benwell

St Peters Wallsend

Summerhill Bowling Club Newcastle

The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey

Vermont Hotel Newcastle

Wallsend Town Hall

Washington Holiday Inn

Washington Old Town Hall

Washington Our Lady Immaculate Church

Websters Ropery, Sunderland

…and many more to be added 😍