Contact Karolina Kotkiewicz

the FAQ

Can I print my images myself?

The government rules are the copyrights for the photographs staying with the photographer. Signing the contract for the photography services with me, you’ve got all the printing rights for personal use. Which means you can use them as you wish except for commercial use.

Can I see samples of your albums and products?
Yes, of course. At the meeting I’m always happy to share my selection of products from albums to prints. You can see my portfolio in my gallery and most current sessions on my blog.
How long do you stay for on the day?

It’s a big question from all the couples. In my collections there’s full day coverage which means there’s no strict times when I start and when I finish although usually I’m coming to the bride’s getting ready place no earlier then 2/3 hours prior to the ceremony time unless there’s a lot of commuting involved. I stay usually until the buffet time. I won’t leave your day before I feel I have a enough photos to tell your story.

Do you travel for weddings?

I’m based in Livingston and always happy to travel for your wedding. If you’re planning your fabulous big day abroad I charge fixed travel fee. For UK based weddings further than 45 miles outside of Livingston, travel expenses will apply, as well as depending on the distance overnight accommodation.

How many photographs will I receive and when will they be ready after my wedding?

For a full day coverage you will receive approximately 500+ unique images, all individually edited with my unique approach. You will receive your full gallery within 6-9 weeks from your wedding day. After the wedding I will do a wee sneak peek within 2 weeks for you!

Do you have insurance?
Yes, I have full insurance to cover all my equipment, Public and Products Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance and I always bring back up cameras and equipment with me…… just in case! I would highly recommend you have wedding insurance too!
Can we have an Engagement session?

Yes you can. Some of the packages in my collections include the engagement session within them. It’s great to have one in my opinion, as you’ll get used to me, the camera and the way I work. You’ll feel more relaxed and “professional” on your big day. You can have a look at the engagement portfolio on my website to see some of the fabulous sessions I’ve done over the years.

See below what others have to say about their engagement sessions:

… We were very keen to capture natural shots from the day, which is very much Karolina’s style, and this was made SO much better on our wedding day from having our engagement session beforehand. We can’t say how important this was for many reasons. It was a great addition to our package. First of all, my now husband was very sceptical of this at first as he doesn’t like getting his photo taken at the best of times. Therefore this made our engagement session even more important as one of the main positives of the sessions – apart from our beautiful pictures – was getting to know Karolina better and her style. This was so nice as on our wedding day when Karolina arrived in the morning it was like greeting a friend which instantly put us more at ease on our special day. We would certainly encourage other couples to do the engagement session and be assured you are in very capable hands!! We both said afterwards how much we enjoyed it!… – Tamar and Craig

… Our photos are gorgeous. I love them almost as much as our wedding photos. I think the engagement photo shoot is important and beneficial as it gives you a better idea of what to expect on the wedding day and it helps build the relationship with Karolina and Ricky in advance. I wish we could do it all all over again :)…I was a little nervous before our engagement photo shoot  but I needn’t have worried, Karolina soon put us at ease. We had a fantastic afternoon and Karolina kept working until she felt she had got enough shots, rather than sticking to a strict timescale…- Claire and Ahmed

… We thought the engagement photo-shoot was brilliant. We felt like we got to know you really well and it made us much more relaxed on the day of the wedding.  We had an initial meeting with you at The Braid Hills Hotel, then we met you for our engagement photo-shoot, then you were with us all day on our wedding day (3 meetings).  We both felt that you were very involved in our wedding from the outset and you that you had loads of enthusiasm and energy every time we met you – always smiling and coming up with ideas :)…  – Rhian and Gareth

… We loved our engagement shoot. It was great to get to know you both so we could feel more comfortable on the day, and to get some tips on how to get the best photos which saved time during the wedding. Not to mention the photos are a lovely memento to have… – Mhairi

… Chris and I thought the engagement shoot was really beneficial to us! Both of us felt really awkward before the shoot, but you both made us feel so relaxed on the day, that when the wedding came around we were not nervous about being in front of the camera. One good thing for me was that I had a make up trial before the engagement shoot which then made me rethink my make up on the day, which was great, otherwise I wouldn’t have known how it looked in front of the camera. We really love our engagement pictures and think it’s such a nice memento to have. When friends ask about choosing a photographer I always tell them to check if they do an engagement shoot… – Chris and Kim

… Our engagement shoot was so important and magical! Not only did we get beautiful pictures, but it gave us a chance to get to know you. Neither myself or my husband are especially comfortable in front of a camera, so the engagement session really helped us relax, and relieved a lot of our on-the-day anxiety because we knew we were in brilliant hands…  – Katie and Ross

What if you can’t attend on our wedding day?

If for some reason I can’t do your wedding day I will do everything possible to book a replacement wedding photographer for you. I have many photographers friends that I can contact and try to book them for you.

Do you work with second shooter ?

No, I don’t. However I always bring assistant on every single wedding who does help me with the equipment, lighting etc. Contact me for the access to full wedding gallery if you have any concerns about me photographing wedding on my own. If you wish a second shooter on your wedding that’s no problem at all. I can arrange someone to come with me. There’s an additional fee to that.

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For any other questions, please write us at info@kkotkiewicz.co.uk or call us on +44 77 659 22 658