Wedding & Elopement Collections

FAQ’s 

SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW? HOW DO I BOOK? 

 So.. you love my work, you are happy with the prices…  next tell me all about your big day plans and dreams and then we can arrange a call.  GET IN TOUCH HERE 

Once we are all happy, send me an email with your contact information, the collection you would like and a favourite photo of you both. You sign a contract & pay the 50% deposit and then we can begin all the fun creative stuff. 🙂 Yippy! 

WHERE DO YOU COVER?

I am based in Paris. I’m happy to travel outside of Paris for your beautiful big day. Any wedding outside of Paris be it large or small requires the wedding collection of up to 12 hours. 

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION COSTS?

Travel & accommodation fees apply for weddings outside of Paris. This can include car hire, flights, trains, and hotels. For weddings where it’s necessary to catch a flight I will arrive on location 2 nights prior to your wedding date. Before booking an expenses quote will be provided. 

INVESTMENT

The booking fee (deposit) is 50%. You can pay this deposit using your debit or credit card through PayPal’s secure payment service. For the deposit I have waived the payment transfer charges and fees. 

This deposit secures the price, time and services of the photographer for the wedding date. It is non-refundable in the event of cancellation, it being the agreed loss suffered by Claire Morris Photography due to cancellation. 

The balance is due 1 month before your wedding date via PayPal with transfer charges added at 5%.  Payment in cash on the day of the wedding is allowed in some cases. For clients based in France the free bank transfer service option is available to you. 

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY 

My work has a strong editorial and fashion influence. My goal is to capture the essence of you and your day in the most beautiful way possible. 

Let me explain this further over a cup of tea and a video call. 🙂 

HOW MANY IMAGES DO I RECEIVE?

Each wedding is unique so it’s hard to say an exact number. As an average my clients receive a minimum of 40 – 50 images per each hour of photography booked. 

WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?

We will endeavour to have your photographs ready and delivered to you within 9 weeks. Requested rush delivery of editing (Jump to the top of the queue) will incur an extra charge.

HOW WILL OUR PHOTOGRAPHS BE DELIVERED?

We use online transfer services to upload and send you your photographs via the client section of the ClaireMorrisPhotography website. You will receive email notification of this. From this link you will be able download your photographs to your computer.

If you wish to purchase any additional products such as our luxury albums or print boxes please ask for further information. 

DO YOU RETOUCH OUR IMAGES?

I aim to get everything as perfect as possible in camera. Images are edited in terms of exposure, cropping, colour, tone and contrast to my specific editing style. 

Any retouching including skin airbrushing, image manipulation or re- construction requested by the client will incur an additional charge per image. 

Hiring a top professional hair and makeup artist DOES make a huge difference. They know how to get you camera ready and looking and feeling like a celebrity. I can happily recommend my favourite vendors. 

Take the opportunity to be pampered. Look and feel like a movie star for the day on YOUR one and only big day!!!! 

HOW MUCH TIME DO WE NEED?

Every wedding is unique. The collections show only guidance on time coverage. It’s best to talk about this on our photography consultation call before you commit to a collection. 

We recommend for portraits in Paris taking 2 hours out of your day.  2 hours would allow for around 2-3 near by locations. Please remember Paris is huge and getting around from location to location takes valuable time. 

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH COPYRIGHTS 

As the photographer, I own the copyrights to the images I take. That’s just how the law works.

But don’t worry the images you receive are yours for Personal Use. I supply you high resolution digital images and you can print them and share them with all your friends and family.  Just don’t go editing them and adding horrible filters making them look all werid. It’s like a small part of me dies every time I see one of my images altered by some weird Instagram filter. I spend so long getting that image so beautiful and perfect. 

If any of your lovely suppliers want to use them they need to drop me a line and I will gladly pass them some images. 

CAN YOU PROVIDE THE RAW FILES?

Editing an image like the ones you see on the website have the Claire Morris Photography unique signature style of editing. Therefore we never provide unfinished work in Raw format. 

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

Please please please don’t watch the weather until 24 hours before your big day. It’s 90% of the time wrong. I’ve had a bride crying on the phone with me 2 weeks before their big day because the weather showed rain. Then on the big day it was beautiful sunshine. Watching the weather in advance just causes unnecessary stress if it’s not the news you want to see. 

If it does rain it’s not bad either. If the rain is strong, we’ll try and re-jig the itinerary where possible… It normally doesn’t rain the entire day.  There are also some beautiful Paris locations under cover, under arches and under bridges. If your wedding is not in Paris we will utilise the beautiful backgrounds of your wedding venue. Ensuring your wedding venue has a gorgeous alternative rainy weather plan will also save you some stress if you do indeed have bad weather. 

DO YOU DIRECT US AND HELP WITH POSING?

Don’t worry, this is where I shine!!!  I’ve been photographing people since 1997 – I can’t believe how long ago university was!!!   You will get lots of tips and direction to make you look and feel great. Just relax and enjoy the experience of the day. I also show you some shots from the back of my camera as we go so you’ll see how amazing you look as we go. 

DO YOU TAKE POSED PHOTOS OF OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS? 

Yes I do. I understand that most weddings require a certain number of group photos therefore I dedicate a small amount of time to getting these shots done as efficiently as possible. 

WHAT TIME OF DAY IS BEST FOR THE PORTRAITS? 

If you’ve seen the beautiful soft lit shots of the Paris Eiffel Tower Trocadero empty… we were probably up in hair and make up at 6am for that. Maybe you want to consider a morning elopement if you want Paris to yourselves! 

When planning your itinerary with portraits in mind… as a rule it’s best to avoid outdoor mid day harsh light (12-5PM) during the summer months.  My favourite times to start shooting are 1 to 2 hours after sunrise and 2-3 hours leading into sunset.  Depending on the length of your photo-shoot. 

CAN I PICK THE LOCATIONS FOR THE PORTRAITS IN PARIS?

Absolutely! Tell us your absolute preferred locations and let me design the rest!You could also leave the portraits entirely in our creative hands… if you would like something unique.  Upon booking, all creative details will be planned together. 

LET’S TALK ABOUT TRANSPORT:

PARIS:  The client is responsible for all transportation expenses for photography crew during the day. Your wedding planner may help you organise this. I can also recommend you great vendors to get us all around. 

** Please Note:  I have an assistant so it’s necessary to consider 2 seats in your chosen transport for us.**

DO YOU WORK ALONE OR WITH 2ND SHOOTS? 

I recommend a 2nd photographer for large weddings or if you require me to be in 2 places at once. 🙂  For example if bride and groom prep is happening in two different venues and you really want both stories told.  Or for example if you have a large wedding and want your guests captured equally as much as the main wedding party. There is an option to add a 2nd photographer to your collection.  

WILL WE APPEAR ON YOUR BLOG AND SOCIAL MEDIA? 

My work has a strong editorial and fashion influence. I capture and plan all of my clients weddings with showcasing these images on my website in mind. This inspires me to be a better photographer and challenge my own creativity.  

I love to submit beautiful gorgeous weddings to third party blogs such as Style Me Pretty too. 

Claire Morris Photography will not submit your images to a third party such as: online wedding blogs or magazines without your permission.

FINALLY.. 

*Please ask us about our amazing recommended english speaking suppliers.**

** Claire is based in Paris and travels worldwide for her clients **