I’m fortunate enough to be a busy photographer and as there are only so many typical wedding dates in a year I often get booked up a year in advance. I also have many enquiries from people with a variety of budgets. With both of these in mind I offer a variety of services that could appeal to a variety of budgets. This will depend on the length of the day and time of the year, so please get in contact for a quote.
A typical package includes the following:
Photography. I photograph the day in a non-intrusive, relaxed, candid way, capturing the moments of the day rather than staging them. (I am of course happy to photograph a handful of group photos)
Editing. I carefully select every good photo (around 300-800 depending on length of day), organise them into suggested ‘album’, ‘prints’ and ‘extras’ sets and then spend many hours making sure they’re perfect and heard many horror stories, even in the digital age and this is one of the big differences between good photographers and really good, experienced professional photographers. I spent much more time editing than I do shooting.
Travel. I include travel within a reasonable distance of London. Elsewhere in the UK or abroad will cost a little extra in travel/accomodation*
Lots of big prints.I include 100 large (9″x6″) prints in an acid-free print storage box, they’re a great size for putting in frames to put on your wall or to give as gifts to family and friends.
Lots of amazing photos for you to keep and print. I give you all the best photos (around 300-800 depending on length of day), digitally on a USB memory stick in high resolution for you to keep forever, backup, share and do any printing yourselves cheaply. I will also give you a lower resolution set perfect for sharing on the internet.
All the photos freely available to friends and family online. I include lots of online photo storage on my website of all your photos in high-resolution for a year so that if you give the link and password to friends and family, they can login and download any photo they’d like in high resolution for free, to keep and print themselves.
An important extra. Perhaps the most important thing you pay for with me, even above photography talent is professionalism and experience. Weddings are unrepeatable and the photos will last a lifetime unlike almost every other cost at a wedding. I’ve never been late to a wedding or missed an important shot and in all the weddings I’ve photographed (147 as of December 2015!) I’ve never lost a single photo. I carry two bags with at least two of everything in case one fails, including two of the best cameras in the world and 5 of the best lenses. They can shoot in lighting and situations that almost no other camera and lens combination can. The cameras are dust and rainproof and they both record to two memory cards at the same time so there’s an instant backup of every single photo in case a memory card fails. I separate the cards at the end of the day, carrying one set on my person until I get home to make multiple backups, one securely online to the cloud. It may sound paranoid but cameras, flashes, cards and lenses can be lost, stolen, be dropped, have water spilt on, or just fail and memory cards occasionally corrupt. This is one of the big differences between great photographers and great wedding photographers, I treat the wedding photos as I would my own.
*This would be whatever the cost of reasonable transport to the venue is. Depending on timings and location (particularly abroad) I might also need to add accommodation nearby.
Your wedding album (From £180):
As wedding albums are a very personal choice and some people even like to make their own with high street printers, I offer two main options. As these are bespoke album making companies and most of my bookings are made a long time in advance, albums are ordered after the wedding and the below prices are a guideline using current prices. This is an additional service and some couples do prefer to make and order their own albums. As I include the photos in high resolution in every wedding package, this is easy to do.
Coffee-table album (£180)
Contemporary album (£340)
Please note there is also another option of having a smaller A4 sized copy of the coffee-table album for £120, generally these make great gifts for parents or family.