Our approach to wedding photography is a bit different to most; but it’s one that we know works both for you and for us. We believe that great photographs come out of the great relationships that we build with our couples; that’s why you’ll never find us turning up at your door come the morning of your wedding having never met you in person before.
Much more, wherever possible, we like to sit down and get to know you (and vice-versa) over a drink or two before you book. For us, this starts things off right by kicking off the collaborative process that goes into making your wedding photos awesome!
Our Style... the no style style, with all the *style*
Over the years we’ve tried to come up with a way of defining our style by measuring ourselves against ‘the rule book’…. you’ll often hear terms like documentary, reportage and fine art thrown around, some of which we’ve used in the past. But we’ve recently realised it’s difficult to pin us down to just one style. We like to shoot in a variety of ways that covers almost all the bases…. we say almost, because the one ‘style’ we are not is that stuffy, shouty photography style (we’ve all been to a wedding and seen that!).
For the majority of the day we’re documenting whats going on in a discreet and unobtrusive way; mingling as one of your guests. But every now and again, where appropriate, we might direct something to get the best out of a certain situation. A great example of this is suggesting a great spot for the groom to be in those getting ready shots or gathering your guests together for a confetti run.
No matter the point in your wedding, from start to finish, we’re continuously looking for that next moment to happen; the quirky and wonderful, the soft and sincere… it all goes into completing the story of your day.
Then there’s the special moment we get to whisk you away from everything to take some cool photos of just the two of you.
Super relaxed portraits
You LOVE having your photo taken, right? Maybe? Not so sure? It’s perfectly natural for most people to feel a bit awkward having their photos taken and we get it can be super daunting.
Relax… we’ve got this!
We’ll get to know you in the run up to your wedding day, take you out for a pre-wedding shoot and ease those camera jitters. Come the day you’ll feel much more at ease and confident you look awesome in front of the camera! 30-40 mins (usually split into 2 windows during the day) is all it’ll take for us to create some beautiful, natural portraits.
What about those group shots?
Absolutely! We feel those ‘formal’ photos with your family are really important. After all, how often is it you have all your family and friends together in one place?
Our couples usually ask for 6-8 group photos. After all, no one wants to stand around with face ache when there’s a party to get to!
We’ll give you an opportunity to give us a list of group photos you want close to your wedding date, as well as some tips on how to make it quick and easy for you.
Wrap it up!
Claire (bless her) had these words to say that sum how it is to work with us: “We had such a fantastic day and it was perfect, we loved every minute and want to do it all over again. We were so glad you were part of it and we were both saying we’re going to miss you! We’ve got quite attached, ha ha! We are so happy we chose you both to capture our special day.”
That’s Claire and her husband Alastair on the swing ride above; their wedding was filled with so much joy and laughter… contrast that with the picture below of them and their son, during their first dance, which is one of the most loving and tender moments we’ve had the privilege to witness.
It’s an honour we get to take and deliver a set of incredible photographs to our couples that allow them to relive their day, over and over again.
Some Frequently asked questions...
Our pre-wedding shoots are included in our packages as a complimentary service, so if you really really don’t want to take advantage of it that’s ok.
Our couples, however, find them invaluable in making them feel relaxed in front of the camera. It’s a great opportunity to meet before your day and chat about your plans too. Find out more here.
We don’t believe in setting a target… every wedding is different, but we never hold anything back. That being said, we’ve not delivered fewer than 600 photos for a full day… usually it’s much more.
We take a 20% deposit to confirm your date… but not until we’ve had a good chat and made sure we’re the right fit.
Bookings are on a first come first service basis. Only payment of a deposited will confirm the date is yours.
Sure is… it’d be super unprofessional not to have one. But don’t worry, it’s nice and straight forward and not full of legal jargon. It’ll protect both sides if anything goes awry.
Your images will be delivered to you via a private online gallery… it makes it really easy to share with friends and family.
Usually it takes 6-8 weeks to get your images ready for you. As we shoot a limited number of weddings each year, the time frame is seldom affected. However sometimes all our bookings arrive at once and it may take a little longer.
We always aim to give you a sneak peek of a few images in the week after your wedding… because we know you won’t be able to wait to see them!
The photos delivered to you are high resolution and come with full print rights for you to get something framed and put on the wall (please do this! So much better than them languishing on your phone)
Your online gallery also allows you, your family & friends to order prints & frames directly.