Some of you may be wondering how the wedding photography process of working with us goes. Well how about we take you through it…
Upon reaching out to us I shall arrange a private meeting, usually at a nice quiet country pub. In this nice relaxing environment we can discuss your ideas and your vision for your day, exploring all the little details that are important to you. This meeting is also an opportunity for me to take you through the process from my side of things as well as the contract which will secure your booking.
Between the time of our meeting and your wedding day it's really handy to keep in contact, with changes or added information that will help me to cover your wedding as best as possible. To give you a little idea of the sort of information that is useful to me;
- Full timed running order of the day
- Group shot lists
- Any special family members or friends that would you like me to pay attention to
On the day
We will arrive bright and early, usually for when hair and or make-up is being done (this is completely optional for you). We will cover the day’s preparations, this is also a great time for us to get to know your wedding party and the key people involved in your day. It helps people to relax a bit and get used to us being around as it’s not every day you have cameras flying around!
From here we will capture the anticipation of the arrival from your partner at the ceremony location and record the expressions and emotion from the ceremony itself. Usually after the ceremony we then do a cool confetti shot (providing that’s allowed) then we get through your groups shots. We find it works best to shoot the groups first to then allow your guests to go off for a drink.
And here is for why… Now we take you both off for a relaxing private photoshoot with a glass in hand. It’s a fantastic opportunity for you to breath, have a seat and just enjoy the moment with your significant other. I often hear from my couples that they really appreciated this time, as it allows them to recharge a little bit. At that point, you’ll have been on the go for around 5-6 hours. I like to run a relaxed environment so think of this as a rest-stop for the days frivolities.
After our private session we will re-join the wedding party where you can carry on socialising with your guests which usually runs into your entry into the wedding breakfast. Now I’ve seen this done is two ways, either speeches first then breakfast or breakfast then speeches. Usually couples prefer to the do the former as its often a nerve-racking experience for the groom for a variety of reasons!
After the wedding breakfast has concluded there’s usually a few hours until your evening guests arrive whereupon we will photograph the cake cutting and the first dance. We usually stay right up until maybe the first 3 songs from the DJ or band.
All in all on average we spend a good 12-14 hours with you on your wedding day. We will leave you and your guests to it after that to party the night away!
Your wedding day is just the very start of our work for you. I will then spend the next few weeks working away on creating the memories we have captured from your day. There is plenty of editing, reviewing, re-editing and more reviewing to do before I can sign off the work with a quality check. I will then get to work on creating the display package which involves sourcing the materials and fine art printing using heavy gauge 310gsm paper and premium quality mount board.
Our presentation set includes a mounted fine art A3 formal photograph along with a selection of 7”X5” photos that tell the story of your day. The package will also include a memory stick full of high resolution images and a duplicated set that is specifically designed for social media use. Your prints will be handed over to you in a natural Kraft presentation box and your A3 fine art print will be carefully wrapped.
If you have chosen our option for a fine art photo album this will be beautifully presented in a linen box for its protection.
Usually 3-4 weeks after your wedding I will have been in contact to arrange a meeting. I think it’s poetic to meet at the same country pub we started at to hand over your wedding memories.
Afterwards if you need any help or guidance on printing your photos I’ll be happy to help so please do get in contact.
We wish you all the very best for the future and may there be many happy memories along the way!