First of all, thank you for considering me as your wedding photographer. I’m extremely grateful for doing this kind of job where I can become a big part of your special day. To pick a photographer who is suitable for you is very important because the photos from your wedding are usually the only memory that will last the longest. Also, it is important for me to know all your expectations and priorities to help us be on the same page in terms of style of photography. I believe that capturing the real moments and emotions between you two can express much more than lifeless, fake poses. So let me tell you a little bit of how I view my role and what I do during your wedding day.
My day usually starts with your preparations. I’ll follow you and try to capture all the beautiful, nervous emotions between you and your parents, bridesmaids and friends. If the groom is comfortable being photographed during his time of getting ready, I can be there too. I will capture all the details of your wedding bouquet, rings, dress etc. In my five years of experience in documenting the moments of preparation before the ceremony, I have learned that the best way to enjoy it is being surrounded by your closest friends, listening to your favourite songs and just having fun. Nervousness is an inevitable part of this time but remember to try and enjoy it.
Before the ceremony starts, I will be walking around guests, capturing moments between them of how they talk to each other. During the ceremony I will be considerate and try not to be close to your face with my clicking camera. I would also appreciate if you would tell me before the wedding about your other photographer friends that will be taking photos, so I will be prepared or talk to them about my process and how we can work together and not be in each other’s way. Sometimes friends with cameras don’t respect the official photographers.
Group shots can be fun! Yes, it is inevitable but important for your grandmas because this photo will be hanging in their houses. But don’t worry, I usually try to be quick unless you would have any special wishes.
Reception, speeches & cake cutting. Yes, I’ll be there too. Although during the eating I won’t be taking pictures of people with their mouths full.
The sunset hour is getting closer and that’s when our big time is starting. Us three will go somewhere close to take pictures. This is my favourite part because I can get more creative with the two of you and you’ll also have a moment alone after the whole day, so you can relax a bit and enjoy each other more. This part usually takes around 30 min - one hour, depending on time schedule or the place. The reason why I like to shoot during the sunset hour is because the light is best for this type of photoshoot and we can get some epic shots and it’s just so romantic.
Time for dancing and having more fun! Yes, I’m there too but not for long. I usually stick around until it gets crazy, if you know what I mean.
This is how my 12 hours of coverage usually looks like. If you would have any other ideas or wishes, there is always a space for talk about it. It’s very important for you to feel comfortable and to choose the best options for you.
A few days after the wedding, you can expect an email from me with some preview photos, so you can share them on your social media and get more excited for the rest. After a couple weeks more (or 1 month maximum), you will get a beautiful wedding slideshow. The slideshow is my personal favourite and I always get too emotional when I make those. You will get an online gallery with sharing and downloading features. And a few prints as a small gift from me — little reminder that photos should never just stay in a computer.
A short day weddings start at £1300.
Email me for detailed pricing list — firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel costs and accommodation are not included in the packages. Online delivery is around 5 weeks in the middle of the wedding season.
I believe photos should not live just on your hard drive. I design my own photo books as it was a blog post on my website - focused on highlights and a story. There are two options of the design - linen and leather. Size 20 x 20 cm.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me. This is your day, I’m here for you and to help you. I’m looking forward to creating some beautiful memories together. Meanwhile you can take a look on my recent photo stories with other couples.