To keep things simple I offer one all inclusive photography package, *Two photographers, full day coverage from preparation through to the first dance and a set of beautifully edited full resolution JPEG files that you can print and share without restriction, also included is an **engagement shoot and a web gallery with free of charge download of the high resolution JPEG files. The full package price is £1600.
*Two photographers up to the wedding breakfast
**When pre booked at least 6 months before your wedding date
We never set a maximum limit to the number of photographs taken. We are constantly looking for moments and emotions to photograph and will keep shooting right up to the end of the first dance
No time limits are imposed. Your wedding day is unique, we arrive in time to capture your preparations, right up to the first dance.
Our style. We shoot the natural unposed moments as well as using our expertise to seek out great light and locations for some wow shots.
We take great care of your images, we spend several days scrutinising every image to ensure they are edited to be as perfect as we can make them. Our editing process is classic, but in addition we will offer alternative filters such as black and white, or vintage, or edgy, but you always get the classic edit as well, just in case in the future fashion or your taste changes, we want to make sure you will still love your wedding photographs when you get to your diamond anniversary.
Our wedding books are from Graphistudio one of the best album manufacturers in the world. We can design a beautiful book from your choice of photographs, or you can design and print your own book from the many high street suppliers, but we think Graphistudio is the best. Even though we give you the full resolution images, we still feel a high quality properly bound wedding book has a big part to play and is still considered by many to be a priceless keepsake for the future, Prices start from around £300
Please take a moment to look through the information below which describes in detail our approach to your wedding day photography.
Planning and Pre wedding engagement shoot
We pride ourselves on being able to gain a really good understanding of what you want from your wedding photography, this is achieved by holding a pre wedding consultation well in advance of your wedding day. We will discuss the day in detail and help you with any questions that you might have.
The included *engagement shoots are another way to get to know you, and for you to see how we work, they are really relaxed, more like a location portrait shoot and a romantic shoot rolled into one. Engagement shoot are included as part of the standard package and taking place on location in the evening and during the summer months they are fun and help us to get to know each other, you receive all the edited engagement photoshoot images as a free web download to keep and share. You can see more examples from engagement shoots here
The wedding day - getting ready
The standard package includes photography of both bridal party preparation and grooms party preparation. It is a special time, the bridal party's makeup and hair are perfect, and those you love dearly are with you. I arrive at your preparation address about two hours before the ceremony and unobtrusively capture reportage style shots of the brides preparation plus all the little details that mean so much to you.
Full grooms preparation coverage is included with the standard two photographer package. The guys might be in the local hostelry, or pacing the grounds of the church anxiously looking at their watches, or checking the rings have not dropped down a drain cover, but either way its one of the moments that the bride misses out on, so getting there with a second experienced photographer whilst the first photographer is with the bridal party is a great feature of our two photographer coverage.
We love to photograph the brides arrival. Probably one of the most emotional parts of the day, all your plans and preparation have been focused on this moment, but savour it and don't forget to smile, you are going to be married in the next few minutes.
The bridal procession
When I am allowed by the minister to be at the front of the church or ceremony room I can capture the grooms reaction to seeing the bride for the first time, or the look of pride on Dad's face as he walks the bride down the aisle. I have the long lens on, so if there is a tear I will capture it.
I like to get down to the front of the church or venue so I can photograph the happy couple from the front where I can see the emotions, this is not always possible but where it is the photographs can be some of the best.
The group shots
Its a marmite thing, love them or hate them, formal group shots are a key part of wedding photography, they are pictures of record, and are an important element of the album. I have my own recommended minimum list of formal shots, but if you want more or less thats fine, I try and get them completed with the minimum of fuss.
Photography of the wedding reception is also included in the standard package, so whether the reception is at another location or at your ceremony venue, we have got it covered. We provide the photography in a reportage low interference way, you will never know we are there, but we will capture all the best moments including all the speeches and the cutting of the cake.
The mid way photoshoot
After the wedding breakfast and the speeches, you might want to let your hair down, and this is a wonderful time to get some evening portrait photographs. If you can tear yourself away for 30 minutes, after the meal but before darkness, when the air is cool and the light flattering is the time where some of the best couple portraits are achieved. You are relaxed and happy, jackets are off, and you can have some quiet time together, well and just me!
Things are starting to get lively now. We photograph your first dance, and your guests dancing and getting together, and make sure we take any last minute requests. We love to capture dramatic photographs from utilising the night time lighting and ambience. After the first dance this is when we say goodnight and leave you to party on.
After the wedding
We don't want to rush the editing process, each photograph is carefully scrutinised and edited, and we take out any that we don't feel are flattering, it happens nobody is perfect. It takes on average between two and three weeks to edit your photographs depending on the time of year and workload, The full resolution JPEG files are delivered to you via a secure web gallery, from where you can download and share the images.