Taunton Wedding Photographer

Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone has questions about their wedding photography.  Hopefully the information below is enough to help you make the decision to chose me as your wedding photographer.  However, please do not hesitate to contact me or call me if you have any questions.

First, you need to check if I am available on your date. You can do this by emailing or phoning.  We can then arrange a meeting to discuss your wedding requirements. There is no charge for this consultation. If you wish to book we can complete the booking forms booking.  A deposit of £250 is required to secure the date.

Definitely!  It would be great for us to meet before you book.  This is so you can get to know me a little and feel confident that you’re making the right choice for your wedding photographer.  I am happy to visit you at home or we can arrange to meet at a local pub/café etc. I am more than happy for you to meet me at my office.

Prices start at £575. This includes a USB of approximately 100 edited high-resolution images ready to print.  Whilst I offer a range of packages I deal with each wedding on an individual basis, therefore all options can be customised to meet your needs.  Please contact me for a full price list with all options and services.

Travel is included where the wedding is held within 100 miles of Taunton.  I can cover weddings anywhere in the UK but there might be some travel costs involved.

know just how daunting the whole process of picking a wedding photographer can be, so I keep things as simple as possible. I offer 4 package: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. However, each one can be customised to your exact requirements.  For example, if you prefer a digital only package but decide to include an album at a later date this can always be added.

Of course! Items such as additional hours, a second photographer, prints and albums can all be added on.

That’s up to you.  For most packages I am generally with you from early preparations to after the speeches or dancing. If you just want me for a small part of the day that’s ok.  We can discuss your specific needs when we meet.

I am primarily documentary wedding photographer. My aim is to to discreetly photograph your wedding day as it unfolds with the absolute minimum of interference. I believe is the best approach to modern wedding photography, as it enables me to capture the true essence of your wedding day whilst you have the benefit of enjoying your celebrations with your family and friends without undue interruptions.

I do take traditional family pictures in addition to my more documentary style. I encourage my clients to keep these to a short list for the comfort of their guests. Although they may not be as exciting as some of more informal images, I know the value and the history behind the traditional family wedding portrait.  Since each wedding is unique, we can decide together, how much time is spent on traditional groups shots. Be assured the documentary wedding photography I take throughout the rest of the day ensures that there are plenty of images of your guests and family and takes away the necessity for traditional group shots.

As for wedding portraits of the bride and groom I like to plan these beforehand to ensure that whilst I have plenty of opportunity to take a varied selection of beautiful images, I don’t keep you away from your guests for too long.  I find that two short sessions of couples’ photography (one in the afternoon, one in the evening) works really well as it keeps things short and sweet for my clients, as well as giving you the benefit of a variety of different looks to your portrait shots. In many instances I will already have the shots set up ready for you before I ask you to join me for the photographs.

I aim to deliver your images within 3 weeks. You will receive a link and a personal password to our online wedding gallery. This will allow you to view all images from the day, as well as selecting those you would like for your album if needed.

Of course!  Depending on the package chosen you will receive them either via a digital download from the gallery or on a personalised USB with all your high resolution digital images.  You will also receive a licence than allows you to print them for personal use.

Absolutely! All images are placed onto our password-protected site. If you give friends and family the password they can log in to view your images.  From there they can purchase any digital images or prints they like.

After you have viewed and picked your images, I personally design the album layout, to ensure that it accurately reflects the events of your special day. This can then be proofed through an online gallery (password protected). Once you’re happy with the design. This process takes about four to five weeks to send away for printing and album building.

Not if you don’t want to!

I don’t like posing for pictures either! Posing isn’t natural and I don’t think you get the best images with too much posing.  My style is all about capturing the REAL you and the JOY and EMOTION of your wedding day.

Most certainly. I carry at least two cameras with me and enough backup equipment so that in case something unforeseen happens, it will stop me from capturing your special day.

I like to keep in contact during your wedding planning period.  If you need to ask any questions you may have fire away at anytime.  This might include advice on timings, or recommendations for other suppliers.  I’ll also arrange a pre wedding consultation prior to the wedding day.  Depending on your package this might also involve the pre wedding or engagement shoot. This is our opportunity to go through the entire wedding plan in detail so we both understand what will happen on the day.

The majority of my weddings are shot by myself.  However, depending on the package selected I work with 2 trusted second photographers.  They will not only assist with lighting & equipment where required but will also take photographs during the day. Having a second photographer ensure more complete coverage of the wedding.

If two photographers are requested by a client I will engage a highly skilled professional wedding photographer to work alongside me, who I know well and trust and whose work is of a complementary style to my own. All images are then edited by myself for consistency in style and quality. The second photographer normally will have the same start and finish times on the day as myself.

I appreciate that whilst most people love to share their wedding day images with friends, family and the wider world.  However, in some instances I know that the client prefers or indeed requires total privacy – whether that’s for personal or professional reasons. Please feel welcome to discuss this with me so that I can fully understand your requirements and provide you with a precise offering to suit your individual needs. Privacy of your wedding images, when required, is hugely important to me.

I am fully insured for both public liability and public indemnity purposes.  I use high quality professional digital photographic equipment together with a variety high specification lighting equipment that help create my style. I also carry full backup sets and my cameras shoot to two memory cards to avoid the risk of data loss.

Yes. Once I arrive home after a wedding all images are copied to my servers.  I then take a backup copy of these images to a separate set of disks before any editing work is undertaken. Once I have finished the editing and given you a copy of the images the images are archived on 2 different sets of hard drives for safety. Images are also backed up to a cloud drive for peace of mind.  I normally keep copies of all images for around 10 years just in case you lose your copy or would like to order prints at any time.

Taunton Wedding Photographer | Somerset Wedding Photographer

Mark Cox Photography

44A Somerset Avenue, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5HX

Phone: 07884 445852