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My Style is a balanced mixture of creative, fun, informal and traditional photography. My aim is to tell the beautiful story of your day by using a variety of natural and posed photographs. But if you would like me to focus on one particular style just let me know.
Yes of course, two weeks before each wedding I invite every couple to come and chat through the day, working out timings, locations and group combinations, so on the day we all know the plan and not a moment of precious time is wasted.
I do take a selection of posed photographs. Mainly the couple shots and the groups need to be directed, so the lighting and backgrounds are perfect and you can clearly see everyone . I am extremely efficient when photographing these so you have the minimum disruption to your day.
I am relaxed and friendly on all of my weddings and am genuinely enjoying myself and having a good time, this combination seems to get the required results from your guests, when I ask them to come over for their photographs they are usually quite obliging, but sometimes I do have get a little ‘bossy’ to get the job done and make things happen on time, fortunately this does not happen often.
If I am photographing at the Bride’s house I like to be there about 2 hours before the start of your wedding ceremony, then I usually get to your actual wedding location about half an hour before it begins, so I can photograph the Groom, with his Bestman, Ushers and family at this point which gives your photographs a really great story. The more photographs I can take before the ceremony the less time is needed afterwards, so you get to enjoy your day without the photography taking over.
I do take all the little detail shots throughout your wedding day , from the flowers at the Bride’s house all the way through to the beautiful table decorations at the reception. You have put a great deal of effort into getting it perfect and it is all part of the story of your day.
I am happy to go to most places, I just charge a little extra fuel money if your wedding is over an hour away from Sunbury.
I have spares of everything with me, just in case.
I often put a selection of photographs on Facebook for you the following morning and then the full set of usually between 100 – 600 (dependant on package) images are ready to view on my gallery one week later.
I charge £150 deposit to secure your booking.
I design all of my albums as I like to keep it personal.
I have a variety of packages ranging from £400 to £1300 depending on your end product.
It is up to you how many groups are taken, when we work them out together at our pre wedding meeting I give you a rough idea of how long your selection will take. I like the groups to be neat and tidy but I am also very quick at setting them up, as I am aware that this is the notorious part of the wedding photography!
I usually spend about 20 minutes with the Bride & Groom, I work out all the locations and backgrounds on the morning of the wedding then no time is wasted.
I stay until you sit down to your wedding breakfast. But am happy to stay for the speeches, cake cutting and first dance. I can also bring along my prop box to get some fun photos of you and your guest while you are waiting for your evening reception to begin.
Oh yes. Public liability and indemnity.
Over the past 20 years I have only ever missed one wedding and got an excellent photographer to cover for me and the couple were extremely happy with the results. As lots of my best friends all have their own wedding photography businesses we are all there to help each other out in an emergency, so I would always be able to find someone to fill in.