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Weddings

My husband and I photograph weddings together. It works well that way. I start off with the girls; he goes off to pin down the boys. We like to arrive early and get photos of all the important details – for me: jewellery, lipstick and dresses, plus a lot of emotional build-up. For him: the complexities of tying a cravat, a sneak peek at the wedding rings, and sometimes a quick stop in the pub. For both of us there are usually some fun group photos to get everyone nicely warmed up, too.

We then meet at the ceremony venue, where he has been talking logistics with the vicar, photographing guests arriving and getting a few nice details shots while I make the mad dash from the last photo of the bride’s preparations to the first one of her arrival at the ceremony – if there’s a change of venue then this is often the most stressful part of the day for me; if it’s a hotel wedding or just a short walk then I’ll try to work out a couple of scenic detours to capture more of the build up, keep my adrenalin levels up and save the bride from arriving too early. Like that’s ever going to happen!

During the ceremony we work hard not to interrupt the flow of proceedings, block anyone’s view, or otherwise draw attention to ourselves. It definitely helps that there are two of us – so that we can get all the important shots, and a bit of variety, without moving around too much. Unless it’s very dark, we tend not to use flash during this part of the day, which also helps to preserve the mood.

Preparations and ceremonies have a certain rhythm to them, but wedding receptions are as unique as you are, so knowing what you have planned makes our job a lot easier. So, basically, be prepared to share! In addition to everything you’ve told us, we always keep our eyes open for all the little details that make your day your own, because we’ve been there ourselves and we understand how much time and effort went into them.

If formal shots are your thing then that’s fine by us, but do leave plenty of time for them, and do keep a list of exactly who you want in each group – because, trust me, it won’t be in your head on the day.

The one thing that we definitely won’t leave until we’ve got is some incredible photos of you just being you. These come in many shapes and sizes, but they are the ones that you will secretly (or sometimes not so secretly) want to look at again and again, to relive what the day meant to you, marvel at how amazing/relaxed/happy you looked, and hopefully rave about to everyone you know. These are the shots that make us love our job.

Once the day is over, the hard work begins: we aim to return a set of fully edited high-resolution images to you two to three weeks after your wedding.


The investment

Standard Wedding Package

• Up to 8 hours photography (two photographers)

• Password-protected online gallery for you and your guests to view images and slideshows

• Full set of around 400 images on disc, in high resolution (to print) and low resolution (to share)

£1000


Gold Wedding Package

• Up to 12 hours photography (two photographers)

• Password-protected online gallery for you and your guests to view images and slideshows

• Full set of around 500 images on disc, in high resolution (to print) and low resolution (to share)

• DVD slideshow for easy home viewing

• Storybook album worth up to £1000

£3000


If these packages don’t cover what you need, please contact me for a quote.


Try before you buy

If you haven’t booked your wedding photography yet then why not use an engagement shoot to try me out? My session fee of £50 is credited back against any images you order, and if you subsequently decide to book us for your wedding photography and pay a deposit within 30 days of your session, we'll throw in an extra £25 credit as a thank you for putting your trust in us. That's a couple of hours of my time, three high-res jpegs to keep, and a whole heap of reassurance that your wedding photographer will deliver what you want her to, for just £50.


A selection of images from two of my most recent weddings can be viewed in the slideshows below. If you'd like to see more, please just ask.

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