Updated: Feb 29
So you've booked your dream venue, you're already thinking about dress styles and now it's time to book another seriously important part of your day - your photographer! If you're stumbling across this blog then you are probably considering me as your wedding photographer already - woohoo! My silver package is my most popular wedding package which the majority of couples book. You've probably never booked a wedding photographer before so it may be slightly overwhelming understanding how it all works, this blog is dedicated to helping you understand exactly that. You can of course get in touch if you have any questions and also check out my FAQ page which can be found under the weddings tab on my website.
Silver Wedding Photography Package - £1499
I always book in a pre wedding consultation before your wedding, this is so that we can get to know each other a little better before the big day to ensure you are as comfortable as possible with me and in front of the lens. I will also go over all of the photography aspects that you will need to know and discuss your couple and group photos in more detail. We can organise this via skype/facetime or you are welcome to come over to my studio in Reading.
Photos from getting ready to first dance
I will arrive approximately two hours before the ceremony to start with bridal preparations, this means I can get photos of your details such as dress, shoes, jewellery etc and then also photograph you getting into your dress and getting ready for the big day. I photograph the morning as it happens but if you want a robe pic with your bridesmaids or a dress reveal then just let me know and I'm totally up for it. If you're getting ready at a different venue to that of your ceremony then I may need to start earlier to allow for extra travel time. I always recommend having time between being fully ready and your ceremony so I can take bridal portraits, bridesmaid and a few family photos.
Second photographer for part of the day - up to 4 hours total coverage
I always include a second photographer for part of your day as I truly believe this gives you maximum value. It's impossible for one person to photograph absolutely everything so you can have two of us for the most important hours of the day. The second photographer will also be a professional wedding photographer, most likely someone running their own business within the home counties. In case you hadn't realised on your search - there are a lot of us photographers and we are part of all kinds of support groups where we work with each other - I tend to work with the same photographers and hand select the best people for this important role. They will shoot from the back of the ceremony whilst I'm at the front, they help with group photos and just generally take lots more candids - you can't ever have enough candid photos in my opinion! If you would like to include some groom preparations or speeches this can be arranged depending on timings.
Sneak Peek photo email up to 48 hours after your wedding
I can totally appreciate that you'll be dying to see your photos after your big day and you're likely to want to do a thank you post to all of your guests within the next few days. That's why I upload and edit a few sneak peek couple portait photos the following day of your wedding to send over to you. Who doesn't want a few professional photos to post and update their Facebook icon?!
550+ edited and unwatermarked photos
Once your wedding has finished, the real work gets started! I cull, edit, check, upload and send you over a minimum of 550 edited, high res and unwatermarked images via an online gallery. You will receive the gallery link and also a download pin, see example below. You can share this online gallery with all of your guests so they can download, share and print the photos they want. This will also save you waiting for the USB and then having to send everyone the photos that they are in.
All photos on a USB stick
A few weeks later from when you receive your full gallery you will also receive a copy of a USB in the post which will have another copy of all the images. Don't worry though, you can still download and print files from the gallery in the meantime.
Online photo gallery to share with guests
As mentioned above, you will receive the online gallery up to four weeks following your wedding day!
My style of photography
I aim to capture your day exactly as it happens whilst also including those all important family photos and plenty of awesome couple portraits. I'm a great lover of candid photos, the real moments and I prefer my couples to ignore me as much as possible! Whether you hate having your photo taken or absolutely love it, I am there for your big day and will adapt as necessary.
If all of this fantastic photo talk hasn't excited you already then check out my wedding portfolio and recent blogs for some wedding inspiration! If you do think I'm the right photographer for you and you would like to go ahead with a booking please do get in touch to see if I have your date available. If I do then a 25% deposit will be required to secure your booking and I will also send over my wedding contract for you to sign.
I hope you now understand how the package works a little more but do get in touch with any questions. I am also always happy to give you a call to run through any questions.