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What do we send to you?

We offer a range of services and packages. We do this to try to keep it simple and clear so you know what your options are and what you are getting from us. This page shows how you can get your photographs, videos and audio back from us.

Photographic Files

We return digital files of photographs to you as JPGs. We save these at the maximum quality level and 300 DPI. This makes them suitable for printing and other uses.

The size of the file varies depending on how we created it.

We use high resolution Nikon cameras on full frame sensors. Anything we produce for portraits, weddings, events, can be printed to A3 size.

When we have scanned 35mm or above negatives and slides they can also be printed to A3, depending on how sharp the original is. Bigger printing does show flaws.

Where prints are scanned or restored the minimum size is the same as the original. We expect you will be able to print them larger if you wish but it is highly dependent on the original itself.

With many packages we include an additional set of JPG images. These are size for viewing on a 4K TV, which means they can be easily used for social media, internet but not printing.Files are returned to you on DVD data disc, USB drive or digital download depending on the package.

We can return files are TIFs or another format it you wish. Please contact us if you wish to do so as the greater size of the files means increased storage costs.

We do not provide “slide show” for your images. We feel the ordering and design of these is personal so we refrain from making that judgement.

We do not supply unedited RAW files unless it is a specific commission to do so.

Videos

Video footage that we shoot is produced as an MP4 file for HD or 4K unless another format is specifically requested, such as .MOV. This applies to drone or camera footage. Either H264 or H265 CODEC is used.

H264 with MP4 is the YouTube recommended file.

For video transfers supplied as digital files they will be in MP4 format unless another format is requested.

For video transfers where supply DVD for non-HD sources (VHS, S-VHS, DV) and Blu-ray for HD sources. Each disc contains a branded opening sequence with menu if multiple videos are on the disc.

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Audio

There are a number of digital file formats your recordings can be saved as if you want them on a USB stick or download. These fall into two areas called “lossless” or “lossy”. Lossless has bigger files but maintains the complete sound quality whereas lossy compresses the file to make it smaller and more portable but at the cost of sound quality. Which you prefer depends on how you play your music.

If you are using a home music system with good amplifier, speakers and CD player we would recommend lossless files or a CD disc. Digital files stored and played by a streamer or DAC into your music system will benefit from this. We believe that if you use MQA, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer or other higher quality streams the first choice has to be lossless. For this we offer WAV, FLAC or ALAC digital files as well as a traditionally recorded CD.

If you are playing on PC speakers or your mobile device which is not true hi-fi quality then lossy is generally appropriate as you are unlikely to hear the difference. If you stream via Spotify or standard Amazon music then you are used to MP3 and know if it suits you or not. We can supply MP3.

We do not supply CDs with MP3 files on them.

Digital Files

We supply digital copies of photographs, video and audio. Where you only order one copy please do make a backup as you do not want your memories to be lost. Some of our packages offer options for the files to be delivered to you. You can receive those files in these ways:

Digital Download

We will put your images at a location in the Cloud secured for you, sending the link to you via email. From there you can download them to your home devices. Please note that the files will be there for one month after which we will remove them.

We do not recommend this method for larger orders if you do not have a fast download speed on your internet connection, or if you have any caps on usage.

Please do make a backup copy of your files as soon as you download them.

Dropbox

Email

We do not email these files to you. There are limitations on many email services in the personal and business accounts that we would break even if we zipped the files up. We could reduce printability and quality to make them smaller but we feel we are cheating you by doing that.

We will use email for a “proof” file only or at your specific request.

Data Disc

We return your digital files on a data disc. This would be DVD or Blu-ray. These are in slip sleaves and carry our branding. Files for weddings come in personalised cases.

HD video is returned on a Blu-ray with slip sleave carrying our branding.

Non-HD video transfer is returned on a DVD carrying our branding.

Audio is returned on a CD.

Branded Disc

Disc personalised case

USB drive

USB presentation box

USB Drive in presentation box

We return digital files for photographs, video and audio on USB thumb drives. These come in a branded presentation box. The box and drive are personalised in our wedding and pre wedding packages.

For large volumes of files greater than a thumb drive can hold we can supply on a portable 1TB drive at an additional charge.

Printed

There are our options albums, books and prints.

Albums view

Wedding Albums

Our packages for ceremony only and longer weddings both have options that include an album. For the "Ceremony Only" package we include a Britannia album from One Vision. For the "All Day" wedding package, we include a Belissimo Perfetto from Loxley. Both come in presentation boxes, include etched names and have 20 pages. Each have variations in cover, personalisation and finish that can be added.

Whist we have carefully chosen these albums to fit our package, we are flexible and if you have a specific album and supplier in mind, please do let us know. We can build a bespoke package for you to include them.

Album inside

Portrait Box

Portrait Box

The Portrait Box comes with 12 images at 10” x 8” mounted onto 1mm card to give that extra feel to the photograph. Each box has the option of a 55x55mm square cameo image on the box cover.

A fine art finish with the portrait box is truly a beautiful way to present a portfolio or save precious memories of your wedding.

Prints and USB box

We supply prints and a USB stick with all the files of the day in an elegant box. The prints are sized at 9.5” x 6.5” with a lustre finish, with 20 in the ceremony only package and 40 in the all-day package.

USB and Prints

Soft Back Book



Softbackbook

Signing Book



Singing Book

Signing Board



Signing Board

Wall Art

There are our options for modern wall art and traditional frames.

Box Frame

This is a modern product we recommend and the image here is from one on my own home walls. The image is mounted onto .

Box Frame

Fine Art Canvas

Canvas Wall Display

This Canvas Gallery Wrap is the perfect way to display your images and whilst described as "moden" the use of canvas prints is a more traditional way of dispalying your images. It is printed as a professional quality photograph on Fuji DPII silver halide paper before applying a canvas effect seal to the surface. The print is then wrapped over a rigid 2" block to produce a three dimensional finish with the option of fully wrapping your image or selecting black or white edges.

Fine Art Framed

This acrylic is a statement piece of wall art. A single Fuji DP II photographic print, encapsulated between two clear sheets of crystal grade acrylic (2mm front and 12mm back), creating a solid product with an overall thickness of 14mm and an ultra high gloss finish. It makes colourful or black and white images shine.

Fine Art Float

Aluminium Wall Display

This makes images pop with the latest in high definition metal print technology. The aluminium mounted print is robust, waterproof and scuff resistant and solid whilst thin. It creates a modern eye-catching metal wall art feature with no border. We think this is best suited to items with strong colours as it makes them shine. We also believe it best suited to a single colour wall.

Please note that due to the natural materials used imperfections in the aluminium surface may be visible through the image.

Aluminium mounted print

Bespoke framing

Traditional Frame

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Acrylic Display

This makes images pop with the latest in high definition metal print technology. The aluminium mounted print is robust, waterproof and scuff resistant and solid whilst thin. It creates a modern eye-catching metal wall art feature with no border. We think this is best suited to items with strong colours as it makes them shine. We also believe it best suited to a single colour wall.

Please note that due to the natural materials used imperfections in the aluminium surface may be visible through the image.

Acrylic thick

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