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Now booking 2023/2024/2025

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"Vicky and Phil are wonderful! They made us feel so at ease and we love the photos of our special day. On the day, they were so unobtrusive and half the time we didn’t even know they were there. We’d 100% recommend Vicky and Phil to anyone and everyone planning their wedding"

Amy & Stuart

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you shoot all weddings together?

A: Absolutely, we're a husband and wife team who always work together, book us and you'll know exactly who will be there on the day, Vicky and Phil.

Q: How many weddings do you shoot each year?

A: With the time and effort we put into every wedding, we limit ourselves to a maximum of 75 per year. If you're interested in using us, please do get in touch as soon as possible.

Q: Where does the name Senior Mac come from?

A: In 2002 Phil 'Senior' married Vicky 'MacDonald' and Senior Mac Photography was born! We’ve been happily married (even with three kids!) and loving every minute, ever since.

Q: Are you both full time photographers?

A: We're both full time wedding photographers. We have experience in most types of professional photography, but have been specialising in weddings since 2008.

Q: What is your style of photography?

A: Typically our style is a fusion of relaxed documentary and natural, fun images with some elegant editorial style shots too. We've also shot many weddings in a purely documentary (fly on the wall) style with nothing posed, so if that's what you're looking for, just let us know.

Q: Do you take the posed family photos?

A: Absolutely! We're more than happy to organise and take them, for most couples they are an important part of the day, the key is finding the balance where they don't take up too much of your time. With there being two of us, we do our best to make these shots as quick and efficient as possible, while ensuring they still look great.

Q: What are your prices?

A: With every wedding being different, we like to provide our clients individual quotes to ensure the service we offer fits their needs perfectly. We do offer reduced rates for winter weddings, some midweek dates and smaller intimate weddings, so please do drop us a line or use our Contact Us page for a quote.

Q: How much is your booking fee?

A: Our booking fee is £295 (inc VAT), which is deducted from the final balance.

Q: Do we get to meet you before the wedding?

A: Yes, yes and yes! We pride ourselves on offering a personal service where we build a good relationship with you before the big day. Nobody wants to have two strangers wandering around at their wedding, for us booking via email and then not meeting at least once before just doesn't feel right. We do like to meet all of our couples before booking if we can, preferably in person but we understand that isn't always possible, so a Zoom meeting or even a chat on the phone is fine too. Many couples also have a pre-wedding shoot and then finally there's the pre-wedding meeting where we talk through all the finer details.

Q: Do you retouch (airbrush) the photos?

A: We work a little magic on all of our images, but never to the extent that they look un-natural.

Q: What time do you arrive on the day?

A: Typically we look to arrive a 2.5hrs before the ceremony start time, which gives us plenty of opportunity to capture everything we need without us getting in the way of the early stage preparations.

Q: What time do you leave on the day?

A: We pack our cameras away and head home a couple of songs after the first dance has finished, once we're happy we've got a great selection of images of friends and family hitting the dance floor.

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: The majority of venues have options for taking beautiful photos indoors or even outside sheltering under cover, so there really is no need to worry. We love heading out under umbrellas and taking a couple of dramatic photos in the rain too, but only if its something the couple want to do.

Q: How many images will we get on USB?

A: We guarantee a minimum of 400 images, once we have removed the duplicates and those where you are blinking etc. We’re very strong believers in quality over quantity.

Q: How far will you travel?

A: While most of our weddings are in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, we will consider travelling anywhere. We include around an hour of travel time as standard in all of our packages, for weddings further afield we may ask for a contribution towards our travel and accommodation expenses.

Q: How long after the wedding will the photos be ready?

A: We aim to have all images ready for our couples to view within 8 weeks after the wedding, on rare occasions during the busiest times this can occasionally slip, but usually by no more than a few days.

Q: Do you offer aerial drone photography?

A: Absolutely, we are fully qualified and insured UAV pilots with CAA permissions for day/night aerial photography.

Q: Do I need two photographers?

A: For the variety of images and different angles we like to capture, one photographer wouldn’t be enough, you simply can't be in two places at once. Then there's the posed family photos (which are optional) to keep the parents happy, with two of us we can make organising them as quick and painless as possible, while ensuring they still look great.

Q: How far in advance do we need to book?

A: We take bookings a maximum of 3 years in advance, but do get in touch even if your wedding is just a few weeks away and we’ll always be happy to help if we can.

Q: Do you process all of the photos that come on the USB?

A: Each and every image we supply is individually colour corrected and creatively processed with the same care and attention no matter which of our packages you have chosen.

Q: My friend has a great camera, not sure if I need a professional?

A: We’ve heard this many times but unfortunately it’s not the camera that takes the photos it’s the person holding it! As with most things, having lots of experience, combined with ability is the key. Photographing a wedding is far from easy and is often very demanding, even for those, like us, who have many years of experience.

Q: When is the final balance due?

A: Two calendar months before the wedding.

Q: Do you have backup equipment?

A: We have multiple backups of all of our equipment.

Q: Are you fully insured?

A: We have both public liability and indemnity insurance, certificates can be provided on request.

Q: Can we order prints and other products from our online gallery?

A: We offer prints, canvases and other items in a variety of sizes.. The prints and other products are all of the highest quality and delivered directly to you within a few days.

Q: What quality and size are the files on the USB?

A: We size the images as large as we can without filling up your USB media. We want you to be able print your pictures nice and big and display them proudly around your home!

Q: Do your prices include VAT?

A: We are VAT registered, but all quoted prices include VAT where appropriate.

A husband & wife Wedding photographY team creating Modern, timeless images

 

Welcome to Senior Mac, a husband and wife photography team specialising in weddings. Based in Surrey and available for travel UK wide.