Frequently Asked Questions


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Don’t tell anyone, but we secretly love questions.  They simply show you care and are interested in discovering more about Blue Sky Photography and what we do.

To help you, find answers to frequently asked questions below. If your question isn’t listed, simply call the studio on 0131 447 1100 or email hello@blueskyphotography.co.uk and we’ll get right on it.

Wedding photography frequently asked questions

Do all wedding options include an album?

Yes. We head over heels believe in albums that’s why. Because albums matter.

We believe weddings need something lasting. After all the cake is eaten, the champagne is drunk and the dress is cleaned and hung in your mum’s spare room your wedding album is forever.

We use the most exclusive albums in the world – Queensberry.

Do you always cover a weddings as a team of two, as husband and wife?

Yes – we work as husbands and wife and have shot Blue Sky weddings together for fifteen years. That’s given us an unparalleled breadth of experience and we almost know what each other is thinking before they’ve thought it. 

Our way of working is different from some other photographers who may work with a bank of second shooters and photographers who may vary from one wedding to the next.

You’ll get Niels and Alie and our skill, expertise and passion every wedding.

The only exception is for a more intimate, mid-week wedding which has a smaller number of guests and only would require condensed coverage.  This is when we’d be able to offer our Mini Blue Sky wedding option. This usually has coverage by one photographer only.

How do you take payment? 

We take payment in three stages; a booking fee, a pre wedding payment and the final balance payment when you sign off your album design post-wedding day. 

Firstly: a £500 booking fee;
Then: A pre-wedding balance (which may depending on your option selected);
Finally:
 £500 when you sign off your album (plus any additional optional upgrades you may wish to add into your album). 

We take payment by debit or credit card, BACS or AMEX.

All our charges are inclusive of VAT at the current rate. 

Can you hold our wedding date for us? 

Due to the number of enquiries we receive, we’re sadly unable to hold wedding dates.

If we’re the ones for you, let us know.  To confirm your date, we’ll send you our booking pack and deposit request invoice for £500.

How much do you charge for wedding photography?

We’re not the cheapest wedding photographers out there nor are we the most expensive. We charge appropriately for our skill, quality of imagery and level of service.

All our options include two cracking photographers, with all day coverage, a bespoke designed, luxury Queensberry wedding album, online album with your complete wedding collection and new for 2019 mobile app and collection of thank you cards.

We have three wedding options which start from £2,300.

If you’re planning an intimate, mid-week wedding we have created a mini Blue Sky option which starts from £900.

Request our wedding guide for full options.

Have you shot a wedding at my wedding venue before?

We’ve been privileged to shoot at many amazing venues the length and breadth of Scotland. We’ve profiled some of our most loved venues on here.

You can also search on our blog to see if we’ve shot at your chosen venue before too – chances are we have…

However, one of the joys of the job is also discovering new venues that we’ve not visited  before – whether we’ve worked at your venue or not before, we’ve bags of experience and technical know-how up our sleeve to let us work our magic.

Just tell us where and when and leave the rest to us. 

Do you only provide all day coverage?

Yes – we’re storytellers and believe your wedding day story begins with preparations and continues through to the dancing and party of the evening.

Are we able to have all the photographs digitally?

We understand that some of our clients like the security of having all of their images on USB. We are happy to create one for you. It’s simply £700 for your USB and full copyright on your collection of wedding photographs.

Your USB will be provided with your wedding album.

We do not offer a digital files only option – all our wedding options include a bespoke Queensberry album. 

How far do you travel? 

We love travelling to different wedding locations across the country – it’s one of the perks of our job. From Inverness to Australia and everywhere between, if you peek through our blog and see how far we’ve gone.

We have an inclusive 50 mile allowance which we start from the studio postcode of EH10 4BY in Edinburgh. Anything over-and-above this 50 mile allowance simply chargeable at our mileage rate which is 60p per mile.

We logically may need to charge for overnight accommodation if you’re inviting us to far flung corners of the country. We’ll plan this with you if this is the case.