Help me I’m getting married!!!!
I’ve been a wedding photographer for many years and have photographed hundreds of weddings. During that time I have spoken with lots of couples. I’d like to help you by sharing some of the things I’ve learned over the years. Planning a wedding can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Don’t worry, you are not the first to go through this. Friends/family and of course the web have lots of information and opinions.
Here is a selection of some of the posts I’ve compiled that could help you. Like everything on the web, take what is relevant and useful. We are all different with different needs but at least some of this should be helpful if not slightly amusing.
Every wedding is different and unique, use this helpful wedding checklist as a guide to help you plan your perfect wedding day. No sign-ups, no emails, just have a free copy, if 90% helps you plan your wedding I’ll be happy.
5 Lies Your Mother Told You About Wedding Photography.
Wedding photography has changed a lot over quite a short period. Yet in many ways, it has stayed the same.
This is a light-hearted look at some of the changes over the last few decades and what may come.
25 Wedding Tips From 25 Brides.
Tips and tricks from real brides who have gone through the process of planning a wedding. They share their top tips to help you plan your perfect wedding day. It’s always good to pass on ideas, get in touch with your wedding tips and tricks.
Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress.
Finding that special wedding dress should be a fun and exciting event and it is all part of the build-up to your perfect wedding day. I have written a few of my thoughts here after talking with brides and bridal boutiques.
Wedding Taboos You Should Break.
There are many wedding taboos and related traditions. Many are culturally based. Some have a basis in traditions and some maybe just a simple superstition.
Now, you’ve made the big romantic gesture, swept off her feet, wined & dined her at her favourite restaurant. Then as you are both waiting for your coffee you’ve gone down on one knee in front of everybody and presented her with an engagement ring that has her eyes water. She’s said “YES!”
How to Plan Your Wedding at Work (Without Getting Fired).
We all know what it’s like to sneak onto Facebook at work—but planning your wedding on the job is a whole other ballgame.
Wedding planning might be a full-time job.
Don’t Get Stressed by Wedding Helpers.
During the conversations and meeting, I have with couples planning their weddings I hear lots of variations on “wedding helpers‘” stressing them out.
Wedding Day Survival Kit.
There are always going to be little things you think you should have thought of during your wedding day, so to help we have put together our Wedding day survival kit.
Tips for Looking Good in Your Wedding Photographs.
Your wedding photographer is a key decision and will make a huge difference in how your wedding photographs turn out and preserving the memories of the day.
Wedding Speeches & Readings.
I have photographed hundreds of weddings and in that time I have heard many wedding readings and speeches. Some very good, some very bad and some just ugly.
This is a few highlights, you will find many more articles here>>
Your Wedding photographer?
– WHY CHOOSE ME? –
I am a full time professional wedding photographer. Photography is what I do and all I do.
This isn’t my hobby or part time way to make some money at the weekend. My business depends on doing a good job for my clients and delivering a quality service every time I pick up my cameras. So you can be confident I will treat your wedding as seriously as you do. Most of my bookings come from referals, from previous couples, guests and wedding venues. I am proud of that and it has always been my goal.
I limit the number of weddings I photograph each year to just 25 to make sure I give every one of my couples the attention their wedding day deserves. I believe in quality not quantity and I hope that is reflected in everything I do.
– MY STYLE. –
When photographing weddings I am able to blend into the background to capturer natural candid photographs. I step up and arrange people for the tradition group portraits, because I know you are all there to enjoy the day, so if I can get people quickly organised and photographed they can get back to enjoying the day. What ever is happening during the wedding I always like to have fun.
I have been told I naturally put people at ease and I think this is very important. I almost always start the wedding day with the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready, this is one of my favourite parts of the day and it is key to keep the atmosphere relaxed and enjoyable.
Your wedding day is a special and happy occasion, It is not a photoshoot and although my job is to document the day and create images that will be treasued it can not be done at the expence of the day itself. My work should compliment the day and not disrupt it.
– EXPERIENCE. –
I trained with three very reputable and experienced photography studios, learning techniques for lighting and posing. I learnt to photograph portraits, babies and events in a studio environment and on location but when I photographed my first wedding I was hooked!
There is nothing quite like it. I love people and being able to interact with them during such an amazing day is an incredible buzz. There is always the pressure to get it right because you don’t get a second chance at a wedding, there is no ‘call back for a second shoot’ but I love the energy tht adds to the day.
I have photographed hundreds of weddings, events and portraits, I bring all that experience with me to your wedding day.
– INVESTMENT. –
I have invested in my own training, equipment and business, I couldn’t ask people to invest in me if I hadn’t. I am continually finding new and better ways to work so I can keep improving and give my clients excellent value and quality.
Your investment in me will make sure you have lasting documented memories of your wedding day that you will be proud to share for years to come.
– BACK-UP. –
I play well with others and have built up a network of some very talented wedding photographers, just incase the unthinkable should ever happen, if it ever does I know I can have somebody stand in for me who will deliver the same high standard to my clients that I insist on myself. It has never come to it and I hope it never does but that reassurance helps me and gives you security. “Update’ early in 2018 I broke my leg. I was able to have all my bookings covered. I could still deal with the all the adminastative details including the image editing so the process was relatively seamless to my couples.
I have invested in good equipment and lots of it, everything breaks eventually and I know from experience it always breaks just when you don’t want it to. I have never had a camera breakdown while I am taking some snaps at home but I have had them stop working at weddings and fast paced events, so I understand the need to have backups.
On one of my first bookings as a wedding photographer I had a camera simply stop working, luckily it was as I was taking candid pictures of the guests during the drinks reception. Now I always have at least two cameras with me throughout the day, often 3 and I always keep backups nearby.
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