dh31Wedding photography & photographers
in Dorset & Hampshire

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.

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Choosing your photographer

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.

The video

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.

CP PHOTOGRAPHY

Bournemouth-based
Tel: 07917 116630
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.catparsons.com

With skills gained over the past 10 years as a photographer, image retoucher and stylist Cat can create unique and individual images to capture all those little moments that make your wedding day special. Packages from £150.

PIPPA HEATH PHOTOGRAPHY

Devon-based, but offering nationwide coverage
Tel: 07884 060439
Email:

Website: www.pippaheath.com

Pippa is based in Totnes and photographs weddings all over the country from Scotland to Cornwall, as well as various international destinations including France and Italy. Her natural approach to wedding photography and relaxed manner ensure couples feel comfortable in front of the camera. ‘For me, ‘Pippa says, ‘weddings have it all: the characters, the emotions, the atmosphere, the details, the moments. It’s a story waiting to be told and I aim to take pictures which are heartfelt, inspire people and record every special moment.

‘I have a soft spot for taking photos of couples in love and love capturing emotion, beauty in the obvious and not-so obvious.’

 

ROSIE CUTBILL PHOTOGRAPHY

Wiltshire-based, naationwide (and beyond!) coverage
Tel: 07958 984554 or 01672 540520
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.rosiecutbillphotography.co.uk

Rosie Cutbill loves to produce beautiful photography in a very natural and artistic style. She has a passion for fine wedding photography and aims, as an unobtrusive observer, to capture the true spirit and emotion of your special day with the utmost care, creativity and fun.

Based in Wiltshire Rosie will travel to locations throughout the UK and if required to foreign climes. She says: ‘Weddings are a special time and my aim is to tell the story and capture the day and its treasured moments with bright smiles and honest expressions.’