Wedding Photography Information
+ Real moments and real emotion.
+ Documentary style mixed with some
beautiful, casually posed couple shots
+ a few family groups and
+ lots of fun and laughter!
Wedding Photography Information
I’m known for my relaxed and friendly approach and my love of authentic and honest wedding storytelling. I don’t do overly posed photos, and I’m always looking for genuine emotions that truly capture a wedding day’s spirit and personality. Those emotions can be as apparent as crying when a couple see each other for the first time at the ceremony, or deep belly laughs at their speeches. It’s often those little looks and smiles exchanged by a couple or a deep hug between a bride and her mum that say so much more, and I’m there to capture it all.
Working in a ‘hands-off and unobtrusive way during a wedding, I shoot in a documentary style for most of your day. Meaning that I’ll be following the flow of the day, capturing things as they happen rather than making them happen. Of course, I will give you a little direction if there’s a small thing that will make the picture better, such as keeping your head up for confetti, but my overall aim is to create photos that capture the authentic look and feel of your day.
I also love to take some beautiful, casually posed portraits of just the two of you during the day without keeping you away from your guests for too long. Usually, I like to take 20-30 minutes for these before you sit down for dinner and a little time again later in the day if you are lucky enough to get some beautiful evening light. Many couples worry about this part of the day but trust me, there’s really no need. After placing you in the best possible light, I will give you as much direction as you need, and after that, the emotion is all yours.
There won’t be any stiff poses, and I certainly won’t get you to act in any way that doesn’t reflect who you are. I give you a little encouragement if you need it, and usually, I find that’s enough for most couples. It is your wedding day, after all!
During your reception, I’ll also capture some family groups and line-ups if you want them. You don’t want to be standing around for hours on end grinning at the camera, so I ask that you keep the list relatively small (6-8), and I’ll do these as quickly as possible so that everyone can get on with enjoying themselves. In addition, there are all those details that form part of your wedding story, from your dress to your table plan and everything in between. I’ll document it all as the day unfolds.
2021/22 wedding collections start at £1,799 for a full day of photography (up to 9 hours), usually starting with the brides’ preps.
For full details of my wedding collections, please complete the contact form, and I’ll happily send you my pricing information.
what’s included >
THE NUMBER OF HOURS
For a full day of photography, I usually join the bride 2 hours before she leaves for the ceremony ending two or three dances after the first dance, so approximately 8 to 9 hours of cover. Shorter cover is available on request.
I can capture grooms preps too if he is getting ready in the same venue; otherwise, I’ll meet him and the boys at the ceremony location and grab the groom shots there. Alternatively, you can opt to have a second shooter who will join the groom and boys an hour or so before the ceremony while getting ready or having a last-minute drink in the pub!
HIGH RES DIGITAL FILES
After your wedding, I get to work editing and perfecting your images. You can choose to have a preview gallery and I will send you around 20 or so images a few days after your wedding. The full final gallery will be available to you within 3-4 weeks after your big day. Typically you will receive somewhere in the region of 500-800 images but I don’t limit the number you get.
You will have all of the final images in printable high-resolution files on a USB with full printing rights. You can print your images and share them on social media to your heart’s content!
You’ll receive a link to your very own online gallery where you can view your pictures and then share them with your family and friends. The images can be downloaded and your guests can purchase prints directly from the gallery if they would like to.
Your gallery will be available for eighteen months after it goes live.
PRINTS BOX & USB
Your final edited images will be placed on a USB and presented to you in a personalised keepsake box which also holds a selection of mounted prints which are also included.
Your USB will hold both high-resolution printable files and a low-resolution version for you to share via email or social media.
what’s extra >
A SECOND SHOOTER
A SECOND PERSPECTIVE
I have a couple of second photographers who I regularly work with and this can be added to your package as an extra.
A second photographer will give you the photography coverage of the groom and the boys getting ready in the morning plus it will mean that you will get more candid photography during the day.
JUST THE TWO OF YOU
Some couples opt to add an engagement session to their package often because they want images for their order of service or for a signing book. Some simply want some professional photos of the two of them at this very special time in their lives.
The shoot is relaxed and fun and generally lasts a couple of hours in a location of your choosing. This also gives us a bit of extra time to get to know each other before your wedding.
In addition to my digital wedding collection, I also offer collections that include a wedding album. You can, of course, buy an album separately after your big day but there is a small saving by opting for a collection that includes an album.
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WHAT'S THE BOOKING PROCESS?
I will always meet my couples before they book, preferably in person but if that’s not possible then via a Skype call. We can chat through your plans and I can explain in more detail how I work and answer any questions you may have. If after meeting me you decide that I’m the photographer for you, I will require a signed contract (booking form) as well as a deposit to secure the date. (I’m more than happy to meet you or arrange to chat one evening but please don’t ask to meet me on a Sunday as it’s my only day off!).
WHAT IF YOU HAVEN'T SHOT AT MY VENUE BEFORE?
I have photographed weddings at lots of venues across Kent and the South East but it’s not an issue if I haven’t shot at your venue before. As a professional photographer, I pride myself on having the equipment and the ability to tackle most situations you would find on a typical wedding day. Having said that, I always try to arrange a visit to the venue with you before your big day. But this is mainly to help me get a feel for what you love about your venue and why you chose it so that I can incorporate those important elements into your photographs. I will always do this whether I know your venue or not.
I REALLY DON'T LIKE HAVING MY PHOTO TAKEN
Don’t worry, all couples say the same thing and I don’t expect anyone to act like a professional model. With gentle guidance, I aim to put you in the best possible light and position where you look the very best for the camera. After that, I just ask that you be yourselves and to relax and enjoy your day. If you do need a little encouragement I will, of course, give you a little prompt here and there. The important thing is to focus on each other, enjoy the quiet time away from your guests and you’ll be fine. If you are particularly worried, you may also want to consider having an engagement shoot to experience what it’s like to be photographed by a professional before your wedding.
DO YOU TAKE FAMILY GROUP SHOTS TOO?
Yes absolutely, I wouldn’t be very popular with granny if I didn’t take any! Although generally, it’s the more natural and often candid shots that really tell the story of your day, most couples want and expect a few family group shots too. Group photos are important but I ask that the numbers are kept sensible to ensure that there is enough time for me to capture other things too. I ask that there are no more than 6-8 groups which should be enough to capture the most important people but without unnecessary duplication. I aim to do your group shots as soon as possible after your ceremony as that way you and your guests can get on with enjoying yourself.
CAN WE PROVIDE YOU WITH A SHOT LIST?
Other than for family and friend groupings, I’d prefer that you didn’t. A wedding is such a moveable feast in that people’s timings and availability can vary wildly during the day. It would be silly and wrong of me to promise to capture every shot from a checklist. Providing me with a long list of shots (when many of the shots I will capture anyway) can be counterproductive to my style, which is in the main, documentary. It may result in a different look to the images that you’ve seen on my website. I would much rather create something new and beautiful for you rather than copy shots from Pinterest. Having said that, if there are a couple of pictures that you really love (running across a field with balloons or holding a Mr and Mrs sign, for example), then I will do everything I can to capture those for you – in my style of course!
WILL OUR WEDDING BE ON YOUR WEBSITE OR BLOG?
I will ask for your permission to do this when you first sign your wedding contract with me. I like to share my client images so prospective couples like you can see my work! You will, however, always be the first to see your wedding photos and if you really prefer that I didn’t share them, that’s absolutely fine too.
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