Posts Tagged ‘Best wedding photographer’

Northwood House wedding sneak peek Joey and Luke

November 4th, 2012

Joey and Luke’s Northwood House wedding was a really fun day to be a part of. The couple married at Godshill church before I whisked them away for some playtime (sorry I mean serious wedding portraiture) in Godshill Model Village. AMAZING! We then re-joined the party at Northwood House for a magical evening of music, […]

 

Joey and Luke’s Northwood House wedding was a really fun day to be a part of. The couple married at Godshill church before I whisked them away for some playtime (sorry I mean serious wedding portraiture) in Godshill Model Village. AMAZING! We then re-joined the party at Northwood House for a magical evening of music, dancing and fun times.

This was another Isle of Wight wedding with too much awesome in for just one blog post so enjoy the sneak peek and I’ll do a full post soon!

Godshill model village wedding photography

Northwood House wedding car

Northwood House wedding photos

Northwood House wedding first dance

Northwood House creative wedding photography

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The secret of getting the best wedding photos

October 18th, 2012

Want to know the secret of how to get the best wedding photos? Book me– that’s it. OK, that was a joke but seriously I’m going to let you in on a little tip I give all my couples about how to get some awesome photos of the two of you looking your best on […]

 

Want to know the secret of how to get the best wedding photos?

Book me– that’s it.

OK, that was a joke but seriously I’m going to let you in on a little tip I give all my couples about how to get some awesome photos of the two of you looking your best on your big day.

The secret of getting the best wedding photos

 

Whilst meeting all the different wedding co-ordinators involved in the planning of your dream day you’ve probably already started thinking about a rough timeline of events. That’s great and will really help you to organise timings for things like the wedding breakfast, first dance etc. but how is this related to getting the best wedding photos I hear you ask? Bride and groom portraits, that’s how.

Throughout the day I’ll be there documenting events as they happen and capturing the natural moments, but the photos that are most likely to end up being your favourites usually happen when the bride and groom take 20 minutes or so out away from everyone to relax, let their hair down and just enjoy being together in front of the camera.

Allocating some time (the more the better) for portraits of just the two of you not only gives you a chance to take stock of the day (as it all goes FAR too quickly) but it gives me a fantastic opportunity to capture some amazing images of yourselves which you’ll cherish forever.
Imagine one being framed up on the wall at home- it’s your favourite photo and takes you straight back to that wonderful moment every time you walk past.

So sssshh.. Don’t let everyone in on the secret but this is one of the many ways I ensure you get the best wedding photos and all you have to do allow time to enjoy yourselves.

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Why hire a professional wedding photographer

August 1st, 2012

Why hire a professional wedding photographer when you’ve probably got a ton of friends and family who have awesome cameras and can take good photos? It’s a good question and so I thought it might make an interesting discussion blog piece. Now, I totally understand that spending thousands of pounds on a wedding photographer simply […]

 

Professional wedding photographerWhy hire a professional wedding photographer when you’ve probably got a ton of friends and family who have awesome cameras and can take good photos? It’s a good question and so I thought it might make an interesting discussion blog piece.

Now, I totally understand that spending thousands of pounds on a wedding photographer simply isn’t possible for everyone, however I want to write a bit about what a professional wedding photographer brings to the party that a friend with a nice camera simply won’t. This post isn’t meant to bully you in to using a professional and hey, maybe your wedding photography isn’t that much of a big deal to you? That’s fine, I’m not here to try and tell you otherwise but it would be great if you took a moment to have a read and think about the reasons why you should hire a professional wedding photographer 🙂

Experience – Weddings are a whole different beast to most other types of photography. You have to work fast, remain calm and composed and provide amazing customer service at all times whilst being an artistic storyteller, a risk manage­ment specialist and a professional bow tie straightener. Oh, and most importantly, do all this whilst ensuring the happy couple have a great day! Getting good at it comes with experience which a friend or relative may not have
Service – Working with friends at any time in life can be hard. You’ve got a solid relationship but if you weren’t happy about something it’s difficult to bring it up with a friend through risk of potentially losing a friendship. In life we hire professionals for their service to ensure that we have an enjoyable experience. This starts at the booking stage and continues right the way through to delivery of your wedding album, and on your wedding day nothing makes more sense than this.

Equipment – All that expensive camera gear a photographer uses comes as a price, but for a good reason. Whilst digital photography is getting more and more affordable, a family friend wouldn’t necessarily think about bringing spare cameras, lenses, flashes as well as all the usual stuff like batteries and memory cards – because you never know when something might break
Insurance – It’s one of those things that you should never have to use but a professional photographer should have Public Liability insurance as an absolute minimum. On top of that, my equipment is fully insured and for peace of mind I have Professional Indemnity. This is the kind of insurance that your solicitor or accountant might have and is there to protect and guarantee that the quality of my work be at the standard you expect

As I write this we’re in the midst of trying to decide who’s going to be photographing OUR wedding so I appreciate that it’s a tough job.
I’ll end on this thought:

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime moment and your photographs will be treasured forever – is it really worth not hiring a professional?

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P.S. These guys aren’t real ninjas. Well, at least I don’t think they were….

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Best of 2011 review

January 8th, 2012

It seems crazy that 2011 has been and gone, and we’re already well on our way into the New Year. As you can probably tell by the lateness of my post (and distinct lack of blogging), 2011 has flown by for me. So I’ve decided to take a moment to sit down, take it all […]

 

It seems crazy that 2011 has been and gone, and we’re already well on our way into the New Year. As you can probably tell by the lateness of my post (and distinct lack of blogging), 2011 has flown by for me. So I’ve decided to take a moment to sit down, take it all in and share a few words and photos with you.

I had a fantastic year capturing beautiful weddings in picturesque gardens, grand country houses and some exclusive venues. Two of my personal highlights included a whole weekend of festival weddings and photographing a very happy pair of newly-weds dancing in the carnival procession! Weddings are fantastic and I have the best job in the world capturing all the passion, energy and excitement.

I feel so privileged to have been let in to so many peoples’ lives and would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of my 2011 couples and everyone I’ve worked with. So much laughter; so much love, and I feel very lucky to have been chosen to capture all those special moments for eternity.

Looking ahead, 2012 is set to be even more awesome, so I hope you will join me in raising a glass (or mug) to toast all the lovely couples getting married on the Isle of Wight in 2012.

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Festival wedding bride Isle of Wight

Bride and groom portrait IOW garden wedding

Bride dancing in Isle of Wight Carnival

Appuldurcombe Isle of Wight first dance

Garden wedding IOW confetti

IOW festival wedding Bestival

P.S If you’re having a festival theme or outdoor garden wedding then get in touch as I’d love to have a chat!