W E D D I N G S
You're going to think we're CRAZY, but we hate having our photos taken.
We're really awkward in front of the camera.
My partner r-e-a-l-l-y doesn't like having their photo done.
We NEVER take a good photo.
Is this something you can resonate with?
You may be surprised to hear 80% of my couples, who contact me about wedding photography, say this!
I understand, I also felt like this; until I got someone to take my photos in a more natural way, that is. Do you always get your photo taken with you looking right at the camera? I did.
You may have noticed, in 99% of my images there will be someone, if not everyone NOT looking at the camera. Yes, this is something I do on purpose: Usually, I'm trying to capture the moment, the atmosphere and the energy of the day. I'll leave the majority of the "1,2,3 CHEESE" photos to you and your guests, this is because I don't think this is what you're hiring me for....
I'm currently working on something for this space...
"We met Fiona to see if she would be a good fit with both myself and my camera shy husband in April, and again we both felt her welcoming manner and the way she made us feel at ease would be perfect for our day." Sophie Davies
"On the day Fiona blended in, we didn't even know she was taking photos. Fiona put us and our guests at ease for the hours she was with us by taking laid back and relaxed photos with minimum direction." Rachel Barker
"We have just received our wedding photos and they have had us in tears all over again (good tears of course)!!! Fiona is an absolute dream to work with, she had me at ease through the whole thing and she is one of the loveliest ladies I’ve met. Her work is incredible and to capture the little things that I missed on the wedding is just lovely to see. Thanks so much Fiona for capturing our day, the pics really are amazing." Sophie Flanagan
Every time I get an email or a review from clients like these it really makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, like I have...
THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD!
REALLY, it has got to be the most beautiful, rewarding job and I love it!
Something you need to consider is, your PHOTOS ARE THE ONLY PART OF YOUR WEDDING DAY YOU GET TO KEEP FOREVER, therefore I think this makes your photographer's job REALLY IMPORTANT and you need to make sure you choose the right person for it. Don't just choose the cheapest person you can find, you're putting YOUR STORY in whoever's hands you choose at the end of the day, so they need to be hands you're COMFORTABLE AND RELAXED in and ones you TRUST too. Make sure your photographer has a similar vision to you, because when you choose them, you shouldn't really need to think about anything else after that: Any good photographer knows what they're doing and won't need your to give them loads of ideas, it's their job to have these, along with a vision for you. Here's a few things you might want to contemplate when choosing them:
If you choose to ask me to capture your wedding day, I will of course be ecstatic, I will be eager to find out about all of your plans and meet you both in person before the day where possible. I'll be aiming to document your day in as natural way as possible, capturing: tears, smiles and connections; my hope for your photos, is that you look through them and relive the day, time after time, after time. I want your skin to do that thing it does...You know when you feel something inside, then all the hairs on you arms stand on end and they GET PIMPLES ALL OVER THEM, or is that just me? Well, anyway I want you to feel, when you go through them, to LAUGH, REJOICE AND REMEMBER - TOGETHER.
My portfolio shows lots of real weddings that I have captured through out the years, I think it's important you know I do very little posing with my couples! I get loads of couples, that say they hate being in front of the camera and yet on the day, they say they didn't mind at all. I'm passionate and 100% believe, people look their best when they're concentrating on each other and not the camera! If you think this is for you and want to know more, take a look at my different packages, if you haven't already. Then be sure to get in touch to ask me any question or to check my availability, please tell me a bit about your plans so far too.
I love hearing about my couples' ideas and plans. I know how different weddings can be, so just ask if you feel you need something else and would like a more specific package, I'll do my best to help.
CAPPED AT 4 HOURS COVERAGE
Up to 6 pre planned formal'ish group shots. That's not to say you can't ask me to take the countless other group photos at your leisure though! These are so much better when you're relaxed in them natural groups.
Digital images presented on a bespoke, beautiful wooden USB stick.
A high resolution, FREE downloads, online gallery with password for you both to share with friends and family.
Printing rights to all your images forever and ever!
ENTIRE DAY WITH ALL THE PERKS
WANT THEM OUTLANDISH, CRAZED, WILD DANCE MOVES CAPTURING
Other things included are...
An Engagement Shoot,
Up to 10 pre planned formal'ish group shots. That's not to say you can't ask me to take the countless other group photos at your leisure though! These are so much better when you're relaxed in them natural groups.
Everything else you already get with the other two packages
A standard, hand-bound, Fine Art Photo Book with your choice of images inside. (Options to upgrade this and add extra spreads are available.)
I'LL STAY UNTIL JUST AFTER THE FIRST DANCE
Up to 8 pre planned formal'ish group shots. That's not to say you can't ask me to take the countless other group photos at your leisure though! These are so much better when you're relaxed in them natural groups.
All digital images presented on a bespoke, beautiful wooden USB stick.
A high resolution, FREE downloads, online gallery with password for you both to share friends and family.
Printing rights to all your images for ever and ever!
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Just so you know if I haven't already photographed your venue of choice, I ALWAYS check out it out along with the surrounding area before your day, you're more than welcome to join me when I go. I love it when couples come too. This is unless your venue is on the other side of the world or non existent of course i.e. It's a homemade wedding with a temporary structure. In this case, we'll talk it through and get a plan together. I do loads of these weddings so there's no need to worry about it! I also like to meet my couples first, I find this puts you both at ease along with myself, I like to get to know my couples before I turn up at the most important day of you life. If I haven't answered your questions then either drop me an email or check out my FAQ page...