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If you’re anything like most brides, your wedding day will fly by all too quickly and the best way of reliving it in the months and years to come will be through your photographs and/or your video.
Though lots of your friends and family will take pictures on the day, it’s always a worthwhile investment to book a professional photographer for shots you can look back on with pleasure.
Photo by Nova Wedding Photography
Base your selection on whether you like the kind of work your photographer does. Visit a selection and ask to see examples of their work from recent weddings. Notice how the photographer has chosen his settings and make sure there’s a mixture of different types of shots. If the firm you visit employs several photographers, find out who has taken the pictures you like best and make sure you book that specific photographer for your day – and find out what happens if that photographer is suddenly not available. Decide whether you want formally posed shots, or whether you would like the photographer to take informal pictures as they happen. Black and white photographs are now as popular as colour so find out whether your photographer will shoot in black and white film or turn colour pictures into black and white afterwards. Ask whether proofs will be available at the reception. Your photographer may well know the church and reception venue you have chosen, but if he doesn’t check he will visit both before the day so he can choose the best locations.
Make sure you get a written quotation which specifies exactly how many photographs will be taken, at what points during the day and how much extra prints will cost.
If you want photographs taken in church, check that your vicar or priest is happy for this to happen and at what points during the service.
Much the same advice applies to choosing a videographer as to choosing a photographer.
Make sure you see samples of recent work, make sure the videographer you get is the one whose work you like best. Again check with the vicar or priest first whether he is prepared to give permission for filming during the ceremony.
Winner of the 2017 South West Wedding Award for Best Classic Photographer, Sarah Bruckshaw specialises in taking images which will bring your day back into sharp focus every time you look at them.
With prices starting at just £349 for a complete service, including a white leather-effect album, Eclipse Wedding Photography aims to fit every bride’s budget. They can also take photographs of your evening celebration and even supply the evening entertianment.
Focus Weddings has been trading for over 65 years as a family run business and was taken over by Ian Worrell in the Eighties. Ian left college and went straight into one of the top fashion studios in London, then moved into fine art photography at a leading London auction house, followed by a period working with one of the top PR companies in the West End.
On your wedding day he will bring all of these skills together to produce the finest results. He will always try to put you, your family and guests at ease, creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, which will be evident in your photographs.
Dedicated to giving the bride and groom are given the consistent attention they deserve, Little Red Book aim to give their couples the best possible service and make sure everyone is relaxed and happy while they do so.
Beautiful, contemporary photography for those precious, never-to-be-forgotten moments. Bespoke packages and elegant designer albums available.
Nick will travel to any UK destination or beyond to document engagements and weddings for traditional, vintage, offbeat and out-of-the-box couples. He believes each wedding starts and ends with the couple and it is his job to go the extra mile and capture those moments.
Nick’s bespoke wedding photography combines candid and natural un-posed images plus some interaction with you and your guests for minimal poses and group photos influenced by fashion and portraiture.
Paula Johnas has always had a strong passion for photography, especially portrait work and photographing people and particularly at special events like weddings. She describes her style as both personal and natural and is delighted that her passion is also her work.
Stuart believes your photoshoot should always be fun and relaxed, creating the most natural storybook photographs for you and your family. His shooting style is unobtrusive, laid back and fun, you will hardly know he’s there, which will give you photographs you didn’t even know had been taken!
Devon-based documentary style wedding photography specialising in capturing those natural moments. All images are supplied on a disk in both colour and black & white. £600 for the whole day or £400 for half a day.