THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY

There is so much more to wedding photography than the day itself, here is an outline of what you might expect before and after your wedding.

“your story – beautifully told”

PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN INVESTMENT

….and a very important one at that.

After the wedding cake has been eaten, it is the one tangible thing that remains from your day. Making the right choice of photographer is essential, and one which should be taken with care. The journey you go on with your photographer is really important, so that on the day you have complete confidence and can relax, enjoy your wedding, and not even think about photography, which is what it is all about.

I always try to meet my clients several times before the wedding,  and often later in life when perhaps there is a family to photograph too. I am with you every step of the way!

A BESPOKE EXPERIENCE

Every wedding is different, and you want your day to be unique to you. In my mind, the photography should not be prescriptive and dictate the flow of your day, it should be an honest record of what really happened. 

And to be able to do this, I really need to understand you as a couple, and what makes you who you are. Its not just about the day, and I always like to stay in touch in the run up to your wedding.

Over time, we build a relationship and an understanding through unlimited meetings and possibly a pre-wedding shoot, to ensure the coverage on your day depicts you to perfection.

PRE-WEDDING SHOOT

Not everyone feels entirely comfortable in front of a camera, myself included. If this is you, then you will probably feel nervous about being in the spotlight on your day, which is entirely normal. Firstly, the documentary style will probably work very well for you, as you can forget the photographer is there. 

Secondly, an engagement or pre-wedding shoot can be perfect for getting to know your photographer and how the relationship will work on the day, encouraging you to relax, and feel at ease, as well as working through some ways you can really look your best in front of the camera. We can go somewhere that is special to you as a couple, to get images which truly reflect who you are.

ALL-DAY COVERAGE

Many photographers talk about all day coverage, up until your first dance, but is this really the whole day?

For me, it is all about telling the story from start to finish, I feel the coverage should go much further, therefore I will start as early, and finish as late as you wish.

If that means being there long after sunset, or waiting for the moon to rise, then so be it. This is the truly complete story of your day. I am really yours for as long as you need. 

THE LONG WAIT.....

You’ve made your plans, booked most of your key suppliers, then it can seem like an eternity for the day to come round! 

In this time, I send out a couple of useful guides for you, to help you get the most out of your photography, and to keep you inspired. 

I am also on hand to offer advice about timings on the day, or absolutely anythging wedding related, I’ve been to hundreds of weddings, and am always happy to help make your day that little bit better.

AFTER THE WEDDING

A day or two after your wedding, I like to share a couple of my favourite photos with you, and then within a week I try to get a little preview out to you, so you have some memories to look back on, or to use to say thank you to all your lovely guests. 

I edit every single wedding myself, going through every image one by one, which takes about a week per wedding. At the busiest times in the summer I try to get your photos finished for you within 4-6 weeks, hopefully sooner. Before your wedding though I will give you a delivery date, when you can expect to see your photos, a date for the diary! 

 

 

PRESENTATION OF IMAGES

In this digital age, it is all too easy to rely on what we see on a screen, yet this is never the best way to truly appreciate your memories. There is nothing to match the quality of printed photographs, and these will last forever, an heirloom for future generations.

The photos are delivered in your own private online gallery which you can adminstrate and share, as well as in a beautiful highlights slideshow.  If you want them on a personalised USB, I can arrange this too.

Therefore I provide the finest albums in the world from Folio, and a wide selection of other products which will perfectly suit you. You can come back at any point after the wedding to find out more, it would be lovely to see you again!

Want to find out more? Drop me a line!

If you prefer a good old-fashioned email, please say hello!

Or give me a ring –  01202 282728

I always reply to every enquiry even if I am already booked, so if you don’t hear from me, please check your spam or junk folder, my reply might be hiding there.

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