"Every time you look at your photographs you'll remember just how fantastic you felt on your wedding day."
When Linda and I photograph your wedding we don't just focus on the story of your day. We also focus on the roller coaster of feelings and emotions that we capture with our natural and relaxed style. That's the time to be unobtrusive and blend in with the wedding guests.
That's not the whole story of course. There are times when we have to direct, organise and choreograph the proceedings to make sure that we can take the best photographs we can. The biggest challenge is usually the "everyone" group shot.
After the hustle and bustle of the formal group shots we look forward to a quiet, private time with the bride and groom to take those beautiful photographs around the wedding venue.
We're always happy to lend a hand or give a bit of advice on the day. After all, we have quite a bit of experience with weddings.
The Wedding Day
Not every wedding day story is the same but they usually contain similar chapters that you may want your photographers to cover. So what does a typical wedding day look like?
While the groom is relaxing over a late breakfast the bride and bridesmaids are busy with hair and make-up. I am usually there around 9:30 for some relaxed, general shots of the preparations and the bride with her bridesmaids. Then its pictures with mum, with dad and then leaving for the ceremony.
Tim will catch up with the groom and groomsmen about an hour before the ceremony. He will have time for a mixture of formal and informal shots with the groomsmen as well as pictures with the groom with his dad. Tim will also photograph the wedding rings and the wedding venue.
Tim is then ready for the arrival of the bride's party for the ceremony. Then, when everyone is ready for the bride to make her entrance, Tim and I will be there for the procession, the service, the exchange of rings, the first kiss and the signing of the register. After the wedding ceremony there's the recessional, the confetti and group shots.
At this point there may be a break while everyone makes their way to the venue for the wedding reception.
Drinks and canapes go hand-in-hand with more group shots and then its time for me and Tim to steel away with the bride and groom for some private, romantic couple shots.
"Dinner is served" is the cry from the Master of Ceremonies and it's time to photograph the bride and groom making their entrance at the reception. Once everyone is seated Tim and I will take our leave, returning later for the speeches and cutting the cake.
The last "main event" for us is the first dance but before then, during the lull in the proceedings, we usually have the opportunity to take some reportage-style photos of everyone relaxing and enjoying themselves.
We'll stay for while after the first dance to take some photographs of the evening reception including, where possible, photographs of the people who were not there for the wedding. Then, when we feel we have covered everything we can, we'll say our goodbyes.
Happy Ever After
One of the best days of your lives is over and your heads are full of fragmented memories. When you see your wedding photos you can re-live the day again and again. You'll see things you don't remember and you can share your memories with friends and families for years to come. Your photographs are priceless.
Our most popular package
Our whole day package starts at £2,225 and includes the following:
- One photographer with the bride in the morning
- One photographer with the groom in the morning
- Two photographers from the wedding ceremony until after the first dance
- Approximately 500 digital images
- All images will be edited and adjusted where necessary
- Your images on a personalised USB stick in a presentation box
- Copies of the images will also be provided on a DVD
- A slide-show of your top 40 images
- A private on-line gallery of your images where you and your guests can also order prints
We also offer the following additional options:
- Engagement/pre-weddding photoshoot
- Wedding albums
- Photo books
- Framed prints
- Loose prints from 7" x 5" to 49" x 30"
The whole wedding day with two photographers...
...plus an engagement shoot and a wedding video...
...plus a 40 page premium wedding album
Engagement / Pre-wedding shoots
We offer the following discounts on our wedding photography prices:
- Week-day weddings - 10%
- October to March weddings - 10%
- NHS Staff - 10%
- British Forces Personnel - 10%
The maximum discount we give for any combination is 20%