Creative and original reportage coverage, documenting feeling and activity with a storytelling thread. Mindful of frequent family focus and still life details shot delicately throughout.
Group shots are minimal and relaxed, with a few simple games to ooze life into them. Couple portraits are gently directed and create subtly romantic shots in the most flattering natural light balance. Cute quirks and fine art direction are suggested where inspired.
All shots are carefully edited, colour balanced and individually enhanced (with Capture One Pro) by an industry professional digital operator - see 'About' section ; ). They are mainly processed in a colour format, although black and white tonal tweaks are applied where felt more effective.
Your set of photographs are available 4-6 weeks after your wedding and initially presented to you in a beautiful online gallery, resolution optimised for digital distribution.
High-end retouching is not usually necessary, however it is available on request and outsourced to trusted industry friends of this specialism, by quotation.
Your final set of photographs follow shortly after, presented on a portable USB flash drive in the post, in highest .jpeg resolution optimised for printing. This is your treasured hard copy, to make lots of additional back ups from! No novel flash drives - instead high-speed performance, quality & reliability of industry leading storage brand SanDisk, (SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB USB 3.1 Drive). No fancy packaging - all recyclable.
All photographs are copyright released for your personal use.
Fine art prints and handmade fine art books of your photographs are available.
A full days coverage of 10 hours is at £2200 / 2500€ and usually includes everything, from getting ready to a real atmosphere on the dance floor! The evening before soirée or the day after fête are at £400 / 450€.
Any shorter periods of wedding day coverage are considered off-season (October to April) and start at £300 / 340€ per hour. For low incomes with an appreciation of my work, exchange proposals are respectfully considered.
Everything of importance and creative interest will be captured, you can expect thorough coverage with 1250+ final photographs (for a full days coverage), which therefore works out at less than 2€ a professional photograph!
A thorough recce will be carried out of your location/s the day prior. In order to familiarise and source the most promising spots for your directed shots (with weather permitting back-up options if it's looking iffy), ensuring adaptable smooth flow on your wedding day.
Your family & bridal party relationships are discussed in preparation for understanding of a who’s who focus importance from the off and their names are learnt for friendly use throughout the day.
All kit usage (Canon top prime lenses, bodies, back up gear, computers, software, hard drive archiving etc), public liability and indemnity insurance, preparation and post production processing, are all included.
Travel expenses within Greater London / Southwest of France are also included. For weddings much further afield, although within the UK / France, there is a fair travel and accommodation fee considered. A travelling motorhome is available in France and so accommodation costs are often not necessary.
For weddings out of the UK / France, although within Europe, please consider travel, 3 nights accommodation expenses, plus fee of +£200 / +225€.
“When you experience your photographs for the first time you will not be able to thank her enough, the value of her service is completely invaluable, she gives you so much in every way possible” — Bride / Callie Delahaye
An advance deposit of £500 / 570€ confirms your date.