Weddings & Engagements
The build-up to a wedding is a wonderful time full of anticipation, and hopefully the preparations will also be a pleasant experience.
A beautiful set of photos is a great way to remember the day, and the photographer is part of that day. Whoever you choose, it's important to pick someone who you get along with, and who will add to it - someone who'll help out if something needs sorting, keep an eye on the time without being pushy, and let you relax and savour the experience. And of course take fantastic photos...
A pre-wedding photo session is included in the cost, and of course it's nice to get some shots of the two of you together (which can be part of the album). But the other reason it's free is because it's so helpful for us to get to know each other a little, to let you relax in front of the camera, and chat about styles.
Whether or not you'd like a pre-wedding shoot, it's good to meet together and go through the options, take a look at some photos from other weddings, and think about what sort of style you'd prefer.
I'd suggest agreeing on a set of must-have shots (families, close friends etc), with the remainder taken informally - which you'll see described as 'documentary' or 'reportage' style. It is your day though, so you get to decide.
We can either meet at your home, or most helpfully at the venue itself. In any case I'll visit the church and reception myself before the date to check where the best locations are and meet the staff. In some cases it may also be useful for me to come to the rehearsal.
All couples receive a fully edited DVD of photographs in a leather folio. They are full print quality files without any restriction on use. An additional set sized for phones, tablets and Facebook / Google+ etc is also included.
There is no charge for a pre-wedding shoot, if required.
Full day coverage (including preparations if you wish) and evening : £500
Half day coverage (normally the wedding and reception) : £300
The two main options are high quality 'digital albums' (essentially professional photo books), and more traditionally printed and bound albums.
Digital albums are very flexible in terms of layout and the number of photos which can be included. They allow for a much more contemporary style and always look lovely.
You will be able to see a draft (PDF) of the album, which is entirely under your control. The final version won't be released to the printer until you're entirely happy with it.
There are so many options and sizes it's more sensible to either work to a budget or go through the different possibilities together. A high quality leather bound album would normally be around £250, with 'luxury' ones £350+.
Additional prints and frames
Again, the options are so varied it's simpler to have a chat about what you'd like (and see the Print Options page for further ideas).
Unmounted professional prints, gloss or lustre
42 x 30cm / 17 x 12″ A3 £20
30 x 21cm / 12 x 8″ A4 £12
21 x 15cm / 8 x 6″ (7×5) A5 £7.50
Canvas, frame, or laminated aluminium.
40 x 30cm / 16 x 12 “ approximately £60 depending upon finish.