A marriage ceremony, especially considered as including the associated celebrations.
[Old English weddian to pledge]
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO YOU APPROACH PHOTOGRAPHING A WEDDING?
My approach is friendly yet low key, I simply wish to provide an honest and emotive pictorial record of the day.
I have photographed many different type of weddings, and the one thing that all my brides and grooms have in common is the desire to ‘enjoy the day’. Whilst they do require good photography, they also want to spend as much time as possible with close family and friends to make the memories that are worth capturing.
This approach is sometimes known as wedding photojournalism, reportage or documentary, you can read some more information on this subject by following this link, documentary wedding photography.
WILL THERE BE ANY POSED PHOTOGRAPHY?
These are at your discretion, I am happy to arrange a handful of group photographs of close family and friends and a few portraits of just the two of you to utilise the surroundings.
They do not need to take up too much time, allowing you to enjoy the company of your guests for the vast majority of the day.
HOW MUCH IS YOUR COMMISSION FEE?
My commission fee to photograph a wedding varies from £1250 to £1750, depending on the level of coverage required and the time of year. Please contact me with your wedding date to check availability and receive further pricing and booking information.
WHAT DO WE RECEIVE?
The coverage fee includes the full resolution, digital image files allowing you to archive, print and share.
A password protected online picture gallery is also provided so friends and family can view the images and order prints, no matter where they live in the world.
I shall endeavour to over deliver, but on average you can expect 400-500 photographs for full day coverage.
There is also an option to include a bespoke photo-book or album.
WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Due to the bespoke nature of your photographs and the great care taken to individually post process each image to a professional standard I do ask that you allow two to six weeks for the delivery of your images.
WILL THE PHOTOGRAPHS BE IN COLOUR OR BLACK & WHITE?
There will be a good mix between colour and black & white images, the proportion of which is dictated by the conditions of the day. If there was an abundance of good natural light that compliments skin tones, then you will generally speaking have slightly more colour in your collection. More black & white will be utilised if the artificial ambient light has a strong colour cast, or if the scene has strong colours that distracts from the subject matter. However if you have a preference one way or another, please let me know before the photographs are edited and processed.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes I am very happy to travel throughout the whole of the United Kingdom and overseas, if scheduling permits.
Travel expenses are included within mainland Wales and England. Scotland carries a flat rate surcharge of £100 and oversea destinations are charged at cost.
DO YOU HAVE A BACK UP PLAN IF YOU ARE ILL ON THE DAY?
The situation would have to be very serious for me not to be able to photograph a wedding. Though if the need arises I am part of a massive network of photographers who all agree to cover for each other.
DO YOU WORK ALONE?
I generally photograph weddings solo, simply because I feel it provides for a more natural and pleasing perspective, plus you will not feel like you are surrounded by the paparazzi all day. I receive a lot of compliments from past clients praising my ability to get the photographs of those special moments without them realising I was there.
However if logistics prevent this singular approach then I am happy to source a second photographer for your wedding, though this will incur an additional fee.
CAN WE MEET YOU IN PERSON?
Yes of course, you are more than welcome to arrange a personal meeting or schedule a video call. Alternatively, you are equally welcome to ask me any further questions over email or telephone.
Photo-book & Albums
It is quite a honour providing wedding photography, not only are you securing memories for the bride and groom but by also producing a photo-book or album, you are creating a family heirloom. All products include bespoke page layout design, that is proofed for your amendments and final approval.
The 12×12 photo-book, pictured below, comes boxed with a personalised hardback cover, high quality photographic paper pages and lay-flat spine.
I also offer these products from Queensberry, which include a choice of size, shape, cover material, colour and page type. You can see the whole selection of products and options at Queensberry.com.
The pictured sample below has flush-mount pages featuring traditional silver halide photographic prints on heavyweight core pages. It is 14×10 inch landscape orientated with a silk grey stone cover and personlised motif printed with the bride and groom names.
This second sample below from Queensberry is their Q Book, features include a 12×12 inch wrap around cover in twilight blue silk and a personalised parchment title page. The photographs are press printed using digital offset technology onto 250g weighted tintoretto art paper.
Please contact me with any further questions or to check availability.
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