My approach – The art of story telling. I treat every wedding as a unique, creative brief and see my role as a wedding photographer as being a combination of storyteller and artist. Knowing that your photography is one of the few tangible investments that will remain beyond your wedding day, it is important for me to sensitively document the natural emotions and key moments as events unfold, but also employ my creative vision and technical skill to produce some “wow” images that can stand alone as testaments to the magic of the day. Through getting to know my clients and building a relationship of trust, I am able to capture the signature elements that will be most meaningful to the couple.
My services – I offer a number of Wedding Photography Collections and à la Carte options that allow my services to be tailored to meet your needs. Pricing varies across the range but the typical investment from clients is in the region of £2,500. All of my collections include travel to any mainland UK destinations and all but one include the following services or even more:
A personal, face-to-face or Skype (if you're distant) consultation to discuss your plans and ensure I understand your vision for your wedding photography.
Engagement/pre-wedding shoot with one image included: This is great for getting to know you both a little better and to help settle any nerves about being photographed by me for the first time on the big day. Images from this shoot are perfect for save-the-date cards or even to go in a signing frame for guests to wish you well at the wedding.
Pre-wedding site visits: I always visit venues in advance of the wedding so that I know where the best light and best shots will be on the day. I then work with this knowledge and the information you’ve given me to draw up a timeline and comprehensive schedule of where I need to be when to ensure I can get the best images possible.
Full day’s wedding photography, from bridal preparations to the first dance: From capturing those key finishing touches of hair, make up and of course the dress, I’ll follow your journey through the emotion of the ceremony, to the crescendo of the celebration, documenting all the key moments, people and personal flourishes of detail that you’ll want to remember forever. I also like to get creative with lighting and flash to ensure I get some “wow” images that add a little bit of magic to the story of your wedding.
Every photographer wants to get the shot “right” in camera, but digital images need to be processed, just as when I used to shoot film and that film then had to be processed within certain parameters before the best prints could be made. Each one of the hundreds of images shot is individually and professionally edited with colour balance, tone and contrast optimised and sensitive retouching applied where required.
A password protected gallery on my mobile optimised website. The gallery can be shared with family and friends at your discretion with various print purchase options available within the gallery which are fulfilled directly by the professional lab I have partnered with.
Custom design of a beautiful album - I carefully design an album for every client, even for those that have opted for the one collection that does not include one of the award-winning, hand-crafted albums I offer. This allows me to demonstrate how the images can be best used to tell the unique story of the day.