What to Expect From your Wedding Photography
I like to meet all my couples, as it is very important to me to get to know you and find out more about your wedding day. We'll discuss your plans and dreams for your day, what key people or moments you'd like captured and what you'd like from your wedding photography. Every wedding is unique and every couple have different ideas and wishes, it is crucial to me to get to understand them and make sure we are a good fit for each other. All of my services will be carried out with safety at the forefront, for my team and my clients.
Pre-wedding Photography Shoot
After our initial meeting and you've booked your wedding with me, we will book a time for your engaged couple shoot. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know me and my photography style. Understand how I work, and find out more importantly that having your photograph taken isn't really as scary as you might be imagining! I will also get to learn about you and how you feel in front of the camera, and if needed I can offer some advice to help you both feel more relaxed. We will find a location that either has special meaning to you both, or that you just plain love. Or I have many green and leafy locations across Essex that I love to photograph at that I can recommend.
The planning of a wedding can be a hectic and anxious time, but these sessions give you both a chance to take some time out together, leave your phones and planning behind and spend some quality time with each other and just have some fun.
These photographs can be used for save the date cards, wedding signing picture frames, signing albums or just a beautiful piece of bespoke wall art made into the finest canvas, acrylic or bespoke framed. As part of your collection you will receive a 10x8" art mounted print.
Personal Wedding Plan
Closer to your wedding day we will discuss and record all the important finalised details about your day - times, addresses, order of events, important people and events you'd particularly like captured. I will walk you through how I plan to shoot and what you can expect. We will also discuss the details around your album design and wall art to ensure it can be designed and made promptly after your wedding day.
The Big Day!
In order to tell the entire tale from the day I usually like to capture the morning preparations of the Bridal party and the Groom's party. These special moments shared between close friends and family under such special circumstances will rarely be replayed. So it is only right you should have a tangible, lasting memory.
I like to shoot with a second photographer as this gives me the opportunity to focus on the ceremony whilst my second shooter can focus on the guests' reactions and between us the full story from the minute you make your separate journeys to the ceremony, to the minute you turn around as a newly wed couple, can be captured.
Confetti, canapés, group shots, speeches it all gets photographed. Within these moments what I'm searching for is the laughter, the connection, the romance, the friendships and the fun - the photographs that will make you warm and fuzzy inside when you look back at them in years to come.
One of my favourite parts of your day is when I get to capture that newly-wed emotion. I steal you away for a small amount of time to create the photographs that will mark the beginning of your lives together. I love to use the surrounding structures, light and natural shapes to help create your very own art.
My coverage finishes with you dancing the night away with your nearest and dearest.
I blend in when necessary like moments such as the ceremony, but become visible again when it comes to moments like your family group photographs and everyone needs some direction.
Once your collection is curated, designed and ready to be viewed we will meet again, and you'll get the chance to live your day all over again! You'll see your favourite moments, the moments you've already forgotten and the moments you never knew even took place. We will discuss and agree your final album design, and any other pieces you would like to complete your collection.
You will leave the viewing with your personal tale in the making - photographs ready to be shared online with your family and friends, a link to the full online gallery, an estimated date that your album and other pieces will be ready and a unique, shareable showreel of your day.
I am most passionate about taking good quality photographs and curating them into your own personal wedding tale, that then lives on in albums and wall art, they serve as precious memories for my couples that will stand the test of time and become a legacy for their loved ones for generations to come. I really believe in the power of print and the raw emotions it stirs up when looking through printed photographs.
" The negative is the equivalent of
the composer's score and the
print the performance. "
My albums are bespoke designed for each wedding and they are hand-made in Italy by a leading album manufacturer. They take a few weeks to be made, and they are worth the wait. I have had the privilege of visiting the factory in Italy, to see for my own eyes, how the albums are carefully made by the skilled trades people. They are leading the way in printing technology and product development, and I'm always excited to be able to offer new innovative ways to display and enjoy your wedding photographs.
Grey Young Album with Display Box
Just Married Spread
Groom Preparations Spread in Wedding Album
Grey Young Album with Display Box
What is Your Investment?
Your wedding photography is a unique investment, it will begin before your wedding day and last a lifetime and even longer. The memories you will be making, preserving and thus allowing to be shared will not only be available to you, to hold and feel, look and remember, but also for generations to come.
*Engagement shoot with 10x8" art mounted print
*Morning preparations (subject to locations), until just after 1st dance attendance
*30 pages, 30x20cm bespoke designed, Italian hand-made album
*A3 wall art
*Mobile friendly online (downloadable) hi-res gallery
*Socially shareable, watermarked, lo-res gallery
*Personal, shareable, showreel of highlights from your wedding day tale
If you are planning on holding a small intimate wedding a bespoke collection is available, please get in touch for details.
Tracy was very patient with us whilst we were deciding on photos for our album (there were so many beautiful shots!), and we are so happy with the finish of our album. Highly recommend.