Your Wedding Day
Your wedding, your way
Just putting it out there from the get-go in case there was any doubt – I love weddings and always have. I love the whole process of creating a wedding that’s perfect for you, and only you. I adore all the personal little touches couples add to their day – the details that show who they really are. Your wedding day is about YOU, celebrating your love in whatever way feels right for YOU. It’s not about ticking off traditions, it’s not about what Great Auntie Margaret wants and it’s not about impressing people.
I want to capture your day as honestly and genuinely as I can, so I work unobtrusively and capture the natural flow of the day without any fuss. Nobody likes being ordered around and as far as possible I will step back and discreetly record all those wonderful, raw emotions for you to look back on for years to come. From the nerves and deliriousness as you get ready, to the elation you feel as you look out to a sea of all your favourite people beaming back at you. Even the mini dramas, like a lost shoe or a page boy tantrum, it’s all part of your unique story and I’ll be ready for it.
Saying that, I’m also ready to be as hands-on as you need, and have been known to pitch in and style a bridesmaid’s hair, tend to a flower girl’s blister and even hold a bride’s bare boobs to get her positioned perfectly in her dress! Oh, and I’m also a seasoned professional with those pesky little bridal gown buttons!
You can see my wedding portfolio here.
What to expect
A couple of months leading up to the wedding, it’s a good idea for us to get together for a catch-up and a few pre-wedding shots (of the photo variety, but you can twist my arm on the alcohol variety too!). It’s basically just a very informal get-together with a few photos thrown in so you can see how I work. Not everybody wants this extra service so it’s entirely up to you, but there is no extra charge for this and it offers a great opportunity to get to know each other better.
On the wedding day itself I will be with you every step of the way from bridal/groom prep through to your first dance and beyond. I will capture all the important moments, as well as the moments you may not even have noticed happening.
After your ceremony, I am always happy to do group shots of family and friends if you require this, but otherwise I will be focused on providing you with true documentary-style memories of your day.
Between us, we will look at the schedule of your day and find a suitable time to capture some couple shots away from your guests to take the pressure off you and help you feel relaxed, as well as achieving a more intimate feel. This is also an ideal time for the two of you to enjoy some of your first moments together alone as a married couple (just ignore me!) and take everything in. Trust me, you’ll need it!
I am committed to providing you with your edited images (usually 500-750) between 2-4 weeks after your wedding day. You can view your photos on a password-protected online gallery with an online shop attached for family and friends to purchase prints etc. You will then receive all your images in high resolution as digital downloads. If you would like to discuss album options, we can do this at any point, either before or after your wedding.
I would love to find our more about you and your day, so please do get in touch to discuss a package that’s perfect for you.