My top package!
Complimentary photo-book included
I cover the whole of your wedding day celebrations. From the bride or groom preparations two hours before your ceremony to the dancing and fun just after your first dance in the evening.
An intimate collection of images beginning in the morning, all the details, laughs, tears, champagne with family and friends
‘Goin to the chapel…..’
COMPLIMENTARY PHOTO-BOOK INCLUDED
My gold package coverage starts at the church or venue….to the dancing and fun just after your first dance in the evening.
‘HERE COMES THE BRIDE’ -THE MOMENTS JUST BEFORE YOUR CEREMONY
I offer a choice of two photo-books,
one is a beautiful white faux leather bound square book 10″ x 10″ which comes in a ribbon bound box. Your names or simply ‘Your Day’ can be embossed on the cover
the other is a 9″ x 12″ photo-book featuring stunning panoramic images from your day and an image on the cover
From your day your images are edited by me (you receive approximately 400-500 beautifully edited, quality images from a full days coverage) I first load your images to your private online gallery which is yours for 12 months allowing you to view your pictures immediately ahead of the arrival of your presentation box and photo-book. The gallery makes it easy for you to share your wedding photos with friends and loved ones if you wish. Your images are put onto a wooden USB stick along with ten 6×4 gift prints and presented to you in a wooden box. I design your complimentary photo-book using images covering your whole day in chronological order to create almost a story of your day.
How I like to work….
Your day is about you and your partner, a celebration of your love and the marriage ceremony, it is not a photo shoot or a day that you need to check everything is going as planned. I know how a wedding day works and it is my mission to reduce any stress. You can trust that I know what needs to be photographed and when and where I need to be standing to get ‘that shot’! I love the details of bride or groom prep in the morning, hair, make-up laughter with friends & family… the nervous smiles, the champagne… I love to capture the little details along the way – the rings, flowers, dresses, suits, cuff links, perfume… so you have a perfect memory of the build up to your special day.
I like to photograph the wedding day as it unfolds, whilst still having a hold on time lines provided by venues. I like to work closely with your suppliers and your Wedding Coordinator to ensure your day runs smoothly.
The Newly-wed/Couple portraits are my absolute favourite part of your day, but remembering it’s not a photo shoot I do as many or as few as you wish. I prefer to take these images (time of year and weather permitting) in the afternoon. I prefer afternoon light, it’s much warmer, plus this takes a lot of the pressure off attempting to rush your group images just after your ceremony, I don’t like to steal you away from your friends and family straight after your ceremony as this is the time which is best spent chatting and celebrating. At this point I like to hang back and capture some genuine reactions and happy faces as your loved ones congratulate you.
During the wedding breakfast I break away to review images, change cards, batteries and generally rest my feet and keep an eye and ear out for your speeches which I like to capture from the back or side of your reception room using my long lens… so not to detract from the person speaking. Giving a speech is a hard enough task as it is without a camera 5 feet away!
In the evening I again work closely with your venue, I set my lights up nice and early for your cake shot and first dance coming later.
In the interim between your wedding breakfast and the arrival of your evening guests I take time to mingle with guests (usually by now your guests are used to me and I’m not ‘the big bad photographer’) The images from this part of your day are generally more relaxed, little groups chatting, couples together, kids playing… no pressure. Dependant on the time of the year and the weather this is a good time to take a few more couple of shots of you both, maybe a sun-set image if we are lucky…
When the evening turns into the party after you have cut your cake and you have danced your first dance – like to photograph a little of the dancing and capture the general atmosphere. It’s when most let their hair down and throw some shapes on the dance floor!
I then ask if there are any other images are on your mind and then suggest that we get an image of you both outside your venue… especially if it is lit up! I set a flash behind you both for a ‘halo’ (silhouette) effect shot this really finishes off the images nicely – this is usually the image I use on the last page of your photo-book!
I then say my goodbyes and disappear into the distance – making for home – for a cup of tea & to get my feet up!