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2013 / 2013 Wedding Photography Prices Update

Hi there,

We have modified our wedding photography offerings and by popular demand introduced a 1/2 day coverage option.

As previously mentioned on the blog and on our weddings page, we have cut the number of weddings we will be shooting in 2013 to 25 and we will only be photographing  20 weddings in 2014.

Currently we have an amazing offer on any 2013 / 2014 wedding booked before 31st of March 2013 – you can find full details on our wedding photography prices page.

Here is an overview of new photography pricing structure.

Our FULL DAY Wedding Photography Coverage costs only £1495.00 and includes

  • Photography coverage from bridal preparations through to First Dance
  • Evening slide show – A selection of your wedding photos projected onto huge screen prior to your first dance
  • DVD of FULL SIZED COLOUR CORRECTED master camera files in beautiful presentation case in both Colour & Black and White
  • Copyright release allowing you unlimited reprints of your wedding photographs from your master DVD files
  • Online gallery (password protected) to share with friends and family with the ability to order prints
  • TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS – I work with a full time assistant who also takes also takes photos so you get twice the coverage

Our HALF DAY Wedding Photography Coverage costs only £1000.00 and includes

  • Photography coverage from bridal preparations through to speeches if before the meal or till you go in for your wedding breakfast
  • DVD of FULL SIZED COLOUR CORRECTED master camera files in beautiful presentation case in both Colour & Black and White
  • Copyright release allowing you unlimited reprints of your wedding photographs from your master DVD files
  • Online gallery (password protected) to share with friends and family with the ability to order prints
  • TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS – I work with a full time assistant who also takes also takes photos so you get twice the coverage

wedding photography birmingham

Finishing Touches and extra’s

We consider the icing on the cake of any wedding to be a truly magnificent wedding album to show off your wedding photographs.

We offer a stunning range of hand made storybook wedding albums which are the perfect way of displaying and telling the story of your big day – Story book albums are available from £500.00 including the first 75 photos with your choice of Leather, Acrylic or Photo covers.

For those who prefer a more traditional album, we also offer the truly spectacular Jorgensen Matted Art Album from Australia which quite simply are the best matted albums available

Quick update – 3 in 3 – What wonderful Weddings :-)

Just a very quick update, I got an email tonight from one of my up coming weddings, bride who commented that I had been a little quite on the blog for a few weeks so while sitting watching Sir Elton John on the TV I thought I would share just a quick few pictures with you.

The past few weeks have been a blur, totally crazily busy and to top it off it culminated with 3 weddings in 3 days and a total of 826 miles between them all.

I spent Friday in Swindon with Claire and Greg, Saturday in Pembrokeshire West Wales with Rebecca and Michael and Yesterday (Sunday) in Tewkesbury with Victoria an Andrew – I will post up full blog posts in the coming weeks but here is a one from each wedding

Claire and Greg – Swindon

Swindon Wedding Photography

Rebecca and Michael – Letterston Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Wedding Photographer

Victoria and Andrew – Tewkesbury Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire wedding Photographer

 

Reportage wedding photograhy – its all about moments

Reportage Wedding Photography

I would say I class myself as a reportage wedding photographer, although I also create some stunning portraits for my clients, 80 % of day is reactionary photography rather than shots I have manipulated, I would not class myself as a pure documentary wedding photographer – a good friend of mine and one of the top documentary wedding photographers in the country – Kevin Mullins – http://www.kevinmullinsphotography.co.uk/  is a pure documentary wedding photographer – the difference is Kevin simply (but amazingly)  documents the day as it unfolds in front of him- he even told me a story of one bride that called him up after the wedding to make sure he was okay because after the service she never saw him – when he showed her, her wedding photos she was amazing and overjoyed, I do something similar but I introduce lights when I feel the need is there and I setup a few special shots for the bride and groom.

My kind of client wants a good record of the day, photos from bridal preparations all the way through to the first dance – for this I light lots of the day with portable lighting, this is very discrete battery operated lighting that 99.9% of the time the couple are completely unaware its there,  I light the speeches, the first dance, the group shots and naturally I really go to down on the bride and groom photos.   The rest of the day I simply work with the light that is there, that could be room lights, candle lights, daylight etc.

To let you know what that looks like I thought I would share just a few photos from the wedding I photographed last weekend. – I will categorize the images as I go

So this set of images are from my wedding this past weekend of Sarah and Martin, held at the stunning Walton Hall in Warwickshire.

Reportage style – Bride having a joke with dad – Natural light

wedding at walton hall warwickshire

Reportage style Wedding Photography – Dad having a chuckle with bride – Natural light

dad looking at bride

Wedding Dress photo – This is one shot that was setup – Lit with flash

wedding dress photo at walton hall in warwickshire

The boys having a good time – this shot was setup to take advantage of the reflection in the bar – Natural light

Reportage style wedding photography – Groom chilling out before getting married – Natural light

Reportage style:  Groom and Best man chatting just before the wedding – Natural light

Bridesmaids just before walking down the aisle – Natural light

Reportage Style – A moment between the bride and groom during their wedding – Natural Light

A congratulatory Kiss (real not staged) – Reportage moment – Mixed lighting flash / Available light

Reportage candid moment captured – Available light mixed with a little flash

A shot of the groom and mum 🙂  mixed lighting – natural light and flash light

During the speeches – candid moment – lit with flash

Cutting the cake – Totally lit with flashSetup Photo

Specialty photo – setup in front of the hotel – lit with hotel lights and flash light.

The bride and groom on the hotel driveway – lit with flash and available hotel light

The first dance – lit with flash but a Reportage moement

As you can see most of the day is captured as it happens, there are times when I setup certain photos or light moments to bring out the full beauty of the photo.

Hope you like,

ciao

dp

 

 

Walton Hall Warwickshire wedding photography

Sneak Peek !

Okay, I just got back from an AMAZING wedding today,

This was the wedding of Sarah and Martin, two of the nicest people you would ever want to meet.  The couple were getting married at the amazing Walton Hall in Warwickshire with the reception being held there also.

The WARMEST it got all day was – 2 c, the coldest it got was -6c

The funny thing is we did most of our bridals – posted couple photos later at night in the dark when it was at its coldest !

Anyway, a few from today

The Amazing Walton Hall a beautiful Warwickshire wedding venue.

Walton Hall in the snow - wedding of Martin and Sarah

and the couple in the snow

walton hall warwickshire wedding photography

 

On the driveway

wedding photos of walton hall warwickshire

on the grounds

church at walton hall warwickshire

and this one I LOVE,

believe it or not, this is smack in the middle of the reception at the hotel, it was taken at around 8pm with some cleaver lighting

reception at walton hall

Hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek, gotta run, shooting in the studio first thing in the morning…….

ciao

dp

Drumtochty Castle Wedding Photography

SNEAK PEEK

The winter wedding of Susie and Chris

Okay, this weekend saw me travelling almost a thousand miles for a wedding.  I drove the round trip of 911 miles to just south of Aberdeen in Scotland to the breath taking Drumtochty Castle for the wedding of Susie and Chris.

What makes this even more exciting is that Susie and Chris actually live in Australia and traveled over here for the wedding, so my 17 hours in the car pale into insignificance to the journey they made.  I was assisted on the day by Tom Astley an up and coming photographer from Manchester Tom can be found at http://www.tomastleyphotography.co.uk/

Okay, this is a sneak peek, I am totally knackered after the weekend, I set off at 9 am on Friday and got home at around 6:30 pm on Sunday and shot on Saturday from around 9:30 till around 10:30 in the evening, so I am taking today off !

I wanted to do a quick sneak peek as the couple are jetting off for their honeymoon and I am sure they would love to see a few of the pics before they go.

I only met the couple after arriving at Drumtochty Castle, as we checked in Chris heard our name and came running over to say hello.  The Susie came around the corner with a HUGE infectious smile on her face, that smile never left the whole time we were there as you will see.  One of the first things Susie said to me was she could not wait to see what I did with her wedding dress, she said she is a bit of a blog stalker and has seen some of my wedding dress shots so wanted me to top them – a challenge was set down, so off Tom and I went to scout the whole castle to see where we could shoot the dress.

This is what we came up with

drumtochty castle wedding photography

here it is a little closer, I should point out that when I asked her who’s dress she was wearing she looked at me with that HUGE smile and said, Oh, its an Ian Stuart wedding dress – as anyone who follows my blog will know I have a huge penchant for Ian Stuart wedding dresses, they are just so beautiful.

photos of ian stuart wedding dress

Here is a shot of Susie running down the stairs

bride on the stairs at drumtochty castle

and the piper at the church

drumtochty church piper

during the wedding

(LOVE LOVE LOVE this one)

church wedding drumtochty castle

The little lad in this photo – Master ‘M’ was a super star all day long.

another (as seen in my photo of the week)

inside the church at drumtochty castle

and outside the church

getting married at drumtochty

Something a little fun

fun wedding photography

during the speeches – that infectious smile I was telling you about

very happy couple on wedding day

my last photos of the day

chinese lantern wedding photos

thats it, it was only a sneak peek, hope you enjoyed it.

off for a bit of a rest

Congratulations to Chris and Susie