- What is your shooting style?
Picture the Wild, Wild West. A rogue cowboy with two Colt pistols on his belt, one on each hip. That’s me. Except for the guns, it’s cameras and except for the Wild West, it’s mostly London. Also, I tend to be a lot quieter and unobtrusive than your average cowboy, moving around quietly and capturing your guests and unforgettable moments as they happen. So basically this comparison doesn’t make much sense. I guess I just liked the thought of being a cowboy.
- Who are your favourite photographers?
I love photographers that have an eye for the extraordinary. Photographers that have a style I can recognise from miles away, mostly documentary photographers that capture what they see in sometimes brutally honest but amazing ways. Some of my favourites are York place Studios, Martin Parr, Alex Webb
- How can we book you for our wedding?
Easy peasy! Contact me to check my availability and schedule a meeting (either in person, by phone or Skype). Feeling the vibe? Fill out a quick booking form, pay a £400,- retainer and you’re all set!
- Where can we find more information about your pricing and packages?
I like to be open and honest about my pricing. That’s why I’m not being secretive about putting my pricing on my website. You can find all the info you need on my pricing page. I’m even providing a direct link to that very page for you to click on. That’s the kind of person I am. Ready? Here comes: CLICK HERE.
- How do you feel about the couple’s portraits during a wedding?
Very good, thanks for asking. But seriously: Couple’s portraits are a great way to just capture your love in all the glory of your beautiful wedding outfit. We’ll sneak out or a little while and do some great shots of just the two of you. Usually, my portrait sessions don’t take ages. I wouldn’t want you to be away from your guests for too long.
- And formals?
Group shots, a favourite amongst many of my wedding clients. Did you sense the slight sarcasm? Even though for many people it’s not a part of the day they look forward to, having a couple of good, clear shots of you together with your parents, family, bridesmaids and best men is surely a good idea. Usually, after the ceremony or during the reception I like to take a few minutes to do some formals. To make sure we’re not forgetting anybody, I recommend making a list of the formals you’d like. If you limit it to about 10 formals, it won’t take long and your day won’t be interrupted as much.
- What do you think is most important in wedding photos?
There’s a lot of things to love about wedding photos. My personal favourite things are the real moments and interactions between the people at a wedding. So many moments to capture. Happy ones, sad ones, crazy ones. Almost too many to mention. But at the end of the day what matters most to me is that I managed to capture your wedding day in all its aspects, in a way that when you look at your photos you’ll relive the day as if you were there again.
- The wedding is over: What happens next?
When the sun rises after your wedding day, and you wake up as (possibly hungover) newlyweds in your room along with an empty champagne bottle, a soiled wedding dress and an inexplicable hairdo, your wedding photos are already safely stored and multiple-back-upped on my computer and hard drives. After that, the fun starts. From the thousands of photos I’ve shot during your big day, I make a selection of the images that tell your story in the best possible. After that, I start with the most time-consuming part: The editing. *cue dramatic sound effect*.
The selected photos are corrected in terms of light, colour, contrast and other adjustments, making the best of every single one and making for an aesthetically consistent photo series.
- How do you deliver photos?
After I finalized the editing, your photos will be uploaded onto a beautiful online photo gallery in which you can view, download, print and share the images. Because who uses USB flash drives nowadays, right?
- Do you provide wedding albums and prints?
Off course I do! I provide the amazing Folio albums and also for prints I’d be happy to provide you with high-quality physical versions of your favourite images that you can order directly from your gallery.
- What’s your favourite thing about shooting weddings?
Eating the wedding cake. Ok, maybe not just that. Weddings are such dynamic events with so many things going on. And even though it might seem like a terrible cliché, each wedding is different and there’s never a boring day when shooting weddings. I thrive in these situations and it fuels my creativity.
- How do you handle different and difficult lighting conditions during our wedding?
Leave it to the pros! I’m fully equipped to handle any situation that a wedding can throw at me. During the day I like to use natural light as much as possible, but I am not afraid of the dark side, so I’ll pop out my flashes and I’m ready to light up the darkest days.
- How do you handle couples that are super awkward when posing?
I do like a challenge. But don’t worry. Pretty much 99% of the couples I shoot are not experienced with posing and yet I always manage to capture them in a natural and relaxed way. What’s the magical formula here? It’s actually very simple. I’ll encourage you to interact with each other instead of with the camera. Show your love for each other. Laugh, sing, dance! Whatever you feel like doing. Relax, have fun and the great photos will come naturally.
- Can you provide a second shooter?
Yes, I can. Most weddings I shoot by myself but for big weddings over 150 guests, I can recommend a second shooter. If that’s something you’d like, let me know and I’ll take care of it!
- Can you help us provide awesome wedding vendors?
Awesome clients deserve awesome vendors. And together we’re going to make your day as special, unique and unforgettable as you can possibly imagine. When you book me to shoot your wedding, I’ll provide you with a guide of my favourite wedding vendors.
- What happens if you get ill and you can’t shoot our wedding?
Let me first knock on wood for good luck. Also, let me comfort you by saying that this has never happened to me before. But in case I get ill, break a leg on the dancefloor of a previous wedding, or if for some other reason I am not capable of shooting your wedding, I will find a suitable replacement to rock your wedding day. I am a member of several online wedding photographer communities which makes finding a replacement photographer a piece of (wedding) cake.
- What arrangements do we need to make for you on our wedding day?
I don’t ask for much. Except for a big bowl of only blue M&M’s. That’s it. All joking aside, the only thing I ask for is that I’m being fed and that I can drink a reasonable amount to keep myself hydrated. Shooting a wedding can be very intense both physically and mentally and making sure I get plenty of nutrients and fluids will allow me to perform the best for you. In case I’m shooting your wedding until after your wedding dinner, I aks for a nutritious, healthy meal so I can keep going for hours to come. You can ask your venue for a crew meal and you’re all set.
- Why would we absolutely want Carine Bea to shoot our wedding?
Because every wedding needs a dash of Brazilian flavour! I’m truly passionate about my wedding photography and when a couple books me for their wedding day, my promise to them is that I’ll give my 100% to make it memorable. I love being close with my couples, allowing me to capture them and their spirit in a way that makes them proud. I like to be more than just your wedding photographer. More than just the woman with the cameras. I’m Carine, and it’s my honour to photograph your wedding day.
- We’d love to get to know a bit more! How can we schedule an in-person consult?
Yay! I already like that sound of that. Say hello by filling up the contact page below. I’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.