Weddings is where it all started really, I have recently been to a few weddings of friends and family and been asked to shoot some candid photos, this is my favourite photographic task and always a pleasure. I know we all like to see the full wedding party together with their hands in the air cheering, but until recently people only had very formal ideas and missed out on the cheeky characters and antics that go on in the sidelines. These are the special bits that a "bride and Groom" don't really see on the day, young cousins playing together, or a posh aunt nicking all the pies. The shots that always make me smile are really young kids trying to get master the art of eating an ice cream.
So, where do we go from here?
You call me, or email me, to arrange a time and place to have a friendly chat about your venue, the number of guests, dates,and any special ideas you have. My advice at this point is to budget for a second shooter because the advantages are massive. you decide you would like to book you choose a place from your favourites list to meet up and do a "Pre Shoot", this is a nice way for me to find out how comfortable you are in front of the camera, and for you to get to know me and feel comfortable enough to make suggestions.
After the "Pre Shoot" I will give you the images with no restrictions so that you can include them in your invite stationery etc.
Your special day is here!! How much of the day is covered really depends on your budget, my suggestion would be one shooter to cover the nervous bride getting ready, while the second shooter does the same with the recovering Groom and his carers. Then onto the Church or Registry Office where shooter one will cover most of your formals and shooter two will cover the fun and cheekiness that goes on in the sidelines. Right everyone is hungry now so on for the "Wedding Breakfast" we let you get on with your food while we have a bite to eat out of the way somewhere. Both shooters come back for the speeches and presentations and have an eye open for the fun in the sidelines. Depending on your programme we get a bit of a rest after this and come back to catch the first dance and a bit of "evening shenanakins"
After the event, my work really starts, we usually collect about 700 to 1000 images on a days wedding shoot, per shooter, so we then have to pick out the best and go through a routine photographers refer to as "Post Processing" As soon as I am happy with your collection you will receive them by whatever means you have chosen.