Lamiese & Joe
Hi Lamiese & Joe,
I'm going to cover a few things I spoke about when Joe and I met up a few weeks ago.
Firstly congratulations! and thank you for considering me to be your wedding photographer. It's always a privilege and a pleasure, and definitely something I never want to take for granted. So thank you.
How I work. I consider and describe myself as a documentary wedding phototographer. What that actually means is I take a "hands-off" approach to weddings, I let the day pan out as you've planned or may not have planned, I don't influence or dictate events, I fit myself around your day. I observe and capture, I'm on the lookout for funny moments, odd moments, loving glances, bum squeezes, dad dancing, bear hugs and the odd tear.
For me, the images captured are better than staged or posed moments. Nothing beats a natural moment captured as it happens. Because of my approach, the images I return are going to be unique. There's nothing staged, I've got no preconceived ideas about your day, I'm not a cookie-cutter photographer so I don't apply the same poses/images to every wedding. It will be your wedding, and there won't be another like it.
Do I shoot group shots? Yes.
What I don't do is shoot endless group shot after group shot boring the life out of everyone. The group shots I arrange are those that are requested by my couples, some don't want any and some want a few. I normally say to my couples 6/7 is plenty and I'm not really looking to shoot more than that. I keep them short & sweet and inject a little bit of fun into them, to get some great reactions and expressions.
Do I shoot portraits? Yes.
Most of my couples do want some nice portraits. How this normally works, we go for a short walk away from the main wedding party, 15/20 mins tops, take some time out, have some fun and create some beautiful images.
I do have a 'look' I suppose, my editing process has a nod towards analogue film photography, having shot film in the past. I don't easily get swayed by fads or trends, I prefer a timeless look to my images, whether colour of black & white, I don't want something that will age poorly and look naff in a few years time. Trust me, I'm speaking from experience ;).
Skin smoothing and general beautifying? No, I don't. We're all beautiful enough, no need for skin smoothing or anything else. Hopefully, the beauty or the feeling you get when you look at your photos will go beyond flawless skin.
I've told Joe I'll be doing this for around half price, which is always a little risky for me but it's something I'm happy to do. The risk is the perceived value, word of mouth recommendations etc. As an example, I don't want any couples sent my way because I've charged you £500 :)
If you're happy to go ahead and book then click the link and follow the instructions. The booking fee is £250 and the remainder is to be paid before your day, You can, of course, pay the full amount, it's totally up to you.
Joe said you’d like bridal prep covered? That’s not a problem I’ll be with you all day, in terms of time my average day starts at around 10/11 am and finishes at around 9/10 pm. Your final images will be high resolution digital files, these will be supplied as a digital download. There will also be a gallery for family and friends. Albums, prints, canvas wraps etc are all available at an additional cost. I think that's pretty much it. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch, thank you.