Choosing your wedding photographer is probably the biggest decision you'll make after choosing the venue and dress.
I know this because I got married a few years ago myself and I understand the minefield that your probably facing right now! I love photographing weddings......what better story to document, than a tale of love, family, friendship, crazy aunties and dad dancing. I love capturing the little moments when no one is watching just as much as the big key events of the day.
Apart from capturing those special moments, the most important thing for me is my relationship with my couples, by the time of your wedding day I like to have really got to know my couples so they're more like friends than clients. I know the ins and outs of the family dynamics, who is really important to you, which details have special meaning to you and I'll also help you with your timescales to ensure your day doesn't feel too rushed. The rapport between us ensures that you feel relaxed and on your big day which is kind of handy as I'm very often by your side for 8 hours or so!
I also know how nervous some of my couples are about being photographed and posing (and I hate that word), I prefer "slightly staged" ha ha! I aim to create natural classic shots of my brides and grooms. I want my couples to look their absolute best on their big day. So if I can see behind the camera that we can make an image look even better and my brides even more beautiful by giving a little direction then I’ll do it. But in the main we'll be working with what comes naturally to you as a couple and capturing the true emotion of your special day.
Each wedding I shoot is completely different and I adapt my style to suit - However my aim is to be the story teller of your big day. To capture the details that you've slaved over, the candid moments of your guests having fun, the moments that brides and grooms don't see, the drunken dancing - basically whatever unfolds in your big day.
If you would like to discuss further, do get in touch and we'll catch up over a cuppa (or glass of wine) at my studio in Billericay, Essex or place of your choice. Theres no pressure from my end, my consultations are very fuss free, we simply talk through your wedding plans (I'm always a sucker for an engagment story as well). I can show you some more in depth examples of recent weddings and explain more about how I work on your big day.
THE BASICS - 4 HOURS COVERAGE - £495
Your coverage can be at any time of your choosing but as an example, if your ceremony/reception is in the same location this could cover the ceremony, family formal photos and couple portraits
An initial face to face wedding consultation at the studio and a follow-up planning meeting over the phone
Your high-resolution images will be provided on a USB along with an online password protected gallery with complimentary downloads for friends and family
THE ALL DAY PACKAGE - 8 HOURS COVERAGE - £995
Most couples start their coverage from bridal prep through till the first dance but any hours can be covered
Two pre-wedding consultations - an initial face to face consultation and a planning meeting to cover all the finer details of your day.
A complimentary weekday studio or outdoor engagement shoot/posing masterclass to get you both camera ready
A beautiful customised slideshow of your special day
Your high-resolution images on a USB - I always put the quality of the moment captured over quantity but a typically you will receive between 400-700 beautifully edited images.
An online password protected gallery with complimentary downloads for friends and family
THE ALL SINGING ALL DANCING PACKAGE - 10 HOURS COVERAGE - £1195
As per the 8 hour package but includes staying well into the evening to capture all of the fun of the party
Stunning leather bound albums from £200
Additional photographer - recommended for weddings with >120 daytime guests £250