DO YOU TRAVEL?
Hell yeah! Wherever love goes, I’ll follow it, camera in tow. Though I specialise in London wedding photography, that’s by no means the only area I cover: I’ve been lucky enough to go to so many stunning places thanks to my incredible couples.
DO WE NEED A SECOND SHOOTER?
If you are having a wedding of 100+ guests or have a really tight timeline then I would advise on adding a second shooter to your package. It’s an extra set of eyes on the day, looking for those big and little moments. It also means that while we are off doing portraits and group photos there is someone back at the reception, capturing those little moments and documenting the canapé stealers!
But don’t worry, either way you won’t have to lift a finger. I have a hand curated list of second shooters who I’ve worked with before, and totally trust. I’ll chat this through with you if it applies to your plans!
GROUP SHOTS. DO YOU DO THEM?
Absolutely! Think back to the photos you cherish most of your family: the chances are, the ones of you all together were taken at a big function like a wedding or a milestone birthday. These are often the only times we get everyone in front of the camera, and so I’m super happy to incorporate them into the day! However, I also think it’s important that they don’t take all day, so I promise I will keep them as short and sweet as possible. Less forced smiles, more genuine laughter.
DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU?
If you wouldn’t mind, I’d be very grateful – it’s about the only time all day I’ll be sat down.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU FOR YOUR WEDDING DATE?
Drop me an email with some info about what you’re looking for, and we can get chatting! When you let me know your date, I’ll put it in my diary provisionally; and if another enquiry comes in before you’ve had chance to confirm, I’ll give you first refusal. Once we go ahead, your names are in my calendar in big, beautiful Sharpie, and the countdown begins!
WE DON'T LIKE HAVING OUR PHOTOS TAKEN ... CAN YOU HELP?
100%. It’s my job to make you feel relaxed on your wedding day, not totally restless – I faithfully vow to never make you feel awkward, cheerily pose, or feel like you’re Julia Roberts coming out of Hugh Grant’s house in Notting Hill. In fact, most of the time, you won’t even feel like you’re having your photo taken – I’ll blend into the day, so you won’t notice I’m there.
WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
Believe me, I’m almost as excited for you to see your photos as you are! I aim to send over a sneak peek within 72 hours of your celebration, with the full gallery available around 8 weeks after the day. (At peak times, such as summer, this can sometimes increase to 12 weeks.)
CAN WE SHARE OUR PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
I love nothing more than seeing couples share their photos far and wide, and all of the lovely reactions they get! All I ask is that you don’t add any filters on them – and please remember to tag me @lisajanephoto, so I can share the love too!
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Creative, modern, heartfelt, candid, authentic, romantic, fun, relaxed, unobtrusive. (Or, if you’re looking for buzzwords – I’m a London wedding photographer and a documentary wedding photographer – meaning I capture things as they happen, without posing you awkwardly).
DO WE NEED AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT?
I always recommend engagement shoots to my couples as a way of getting used to having their photo taken. Plus, it’s a great time to get to know you as people, and see how you interact with each other, and for you to get to know me too!
PRINTS & ALBUMS. DO YOU OFFER THESE?
Do I want Harry Styles’ entire tour wardrobe? The answer to both questions is yes, pretty please! Digital photographs are amazing for their ease and safekeeping, but I will always always always recommend printing your photos. Physically being able to feel them in your hands as well as your heart is an incredibly powerful way of going right back to the moment that’s been captured. Plus, my prints are all printed on archival quality paper, so they look amazing framed or on your mantelpiece – because frankly, being in a gallery is the LEAST you deserve!