Your Wedding DayHOW I CAPTURE YOUR WEDDING DAY
BEFORE YOUR BIG DAY
If you’re a little camera shy then it’s worth considering an engagement or pre-wedding shoot to settle your nerves and get you more comfortable in front of camera.
It’s a great way for the three of us to get to know each other and shed any anxiety you may have around being in front of the camera. Engagement shoots (or pre-wedding shoots as some people refer to them) are a very relaxed affair, we walk a little chat a lot and capture some lovely images of a special time in your lives together. On top of that you’ve got to know me a little better, feel more relaxed in my company and less conscious of the camera, meaning we’ll get better shots on the wedding day.
Some couples like to use these photographs as part of their wedding blog, as invitations or even as a signing board on the day. Signing boards are an especially lovely way to capture messages from your friends and family. Guests are invited to sign the mount surrounding one of your engagement photographs, which after the wedding I frame and deliver for you. If you prefer I can switch the engagement photo with one from your wedding day.
As your wedding day draws closer I will arrange a pre-wedding day consultation where we work through the detailed timings of your day, including any special details or requests you may have. I can usually offer some advice on the light or the venue in order to make sure your day goes exactly as planned and we capture it exactly as you remember.
On The Day
A DOCUMENTARY APPROACH
Every wedding is unique and your day will be your own. I work closely with you to make sure that you or your guests are not standing around waiting for photographs or being dictated to by the photographer.
Your wedding photographs will be authentic real moments, candid and observed images of those closest to you.
ALL THE SINGLE LADIES
In the morning I will join the bride to capture the bridal preparation. This is a lovely time of the day as emotions are high, excitement is building, nerves are jangling, and the champagne is usually flowing. I focus on capturing the bride as she’s finishing her makeup, with hair rollers and make-up paraphernalia a plenty, surrounded by loved ones and friends. It’s the moment the finishing touches are put on the dress and the time beckons for the bride and to leave for the ceremony.
HERE COME THE BOYS
The guys getting ready is altogether different affair. More banter and laughs as cufflinks, ties and jackets miraculously come together in a blur of wise cracks and the odd stiff drink. If you’d like a second photographer to capture these moments, do let me know. It offers another side of the story of your day together.
“The photos I cherish the most are those from the morning of my wedding, when I was getting ready together with the girls. Having the second photographers was fab as I got to see what the boys got up to as well.”
I travel moments ahead of the bride to the ceremony and capture the last moments as she takes the tentative steps towards the ceremony venue. A highly charged moment, and often more than one tear is shed, typically from whomever is giving her away.
If you’ve chosen a second photographer then you’ll have shots of your guests arriving and the groom looking rather anxiously at his watch, and of course suitably stunned when his bride walks down the aisle.
DEVIL IN THE DETAIL
It’s the details of the day that add context to the story of your wedding, the mementoes you’ve been given, the table settings you thought long and hard about. I make sure that I’ve got these covered and that they’re very much a part of your album collection.
When it’s time to put on your dancing shoes I’m ready to Rhumba with you. I make an effort during the day to get to know your guests, so by the time they’re tentatively stepping onto the dance floor, and fuelled by the odd glass of bubbly, the camera is an old friend and we get plenty of actions shots of guests shaking their booty.
Memories To Cherish
Why Wedding Albums Are So Important
TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR MEMORIES FOR YOU CANNOT RELIVE THEM
I urge all of my couples to take an album with their collection. I firmly believe that your photographs should be cherished and revisited time and again. Of course you can do that with digital images, but it’s not the same as sitting down and thumbing through with the family. Recounting the day or reminiscing in the magical moments from an album is part of growing old together.
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Get in touch, I would love to hear more about your day.
If you’d like to chat more about your wedding photography, without commitment, I’d be happy to talk. You can either drop me an email or call me on 07918086419.
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