WEDDING SERVICES  (Please select "hide reader view" if your iPhone jumps into a simplified view (boring white background) as you won't see the site properly (yellow and lots of photographs). Just tap the AA in the top left corner of the screen).

Update for 2020

I will be bringing my GoPro camera to your wedding*. We can use it to record your ceremony from the registrar's table, attach it the groom, put it on your dog's collar, stick it on a selfie stick and ask a flower girl or pageboy to go around interviewing your guests and even strap it to a bottle of whisky in the evening. What ideas have you got?

*gold/platinum

Your wedding photographs are a collaboration.  Let's make something beautiful.

BESPOKE / A LA CARTE

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Having had the opportunity to book some truly original weddings this recently (e.g. whole weekend festival style, multi-day Indian wedding and a tiny elopement style wedding with just two guests), alongside my whole day package I'm including a bespoke / a la carte service so that I can provide you the very best coverage of your story.  If you've got a particular budget in mind, I'm more than happy to be flexible- this is often the best way to start as I can quickly tell you what I can do for your budget- you'll be surprised how understanding I can be.

Please contact me, we'll have a chat on email or the phone, then ideally meet for coffee so that we can create a package that suits your wedding, your lives and your budget and learn more about each other.  We'll meet as soon as possible so that I can hear about your wedding, learn about the unique details of the day and most importantly so that we can get to know each other, after all, you're inviting me to to your wedding!  


I don't include printing costs in my fees as I don't believe photographers should profit as middle-men for your printing choices; however  I'm more than happy to help and guide you through it and recommend a company for printing.

Platinum

£950

I will be there from as early as you need me until ridiculously late into the night. This is allows me to take those amazing fun dancing shots of you and your friends. I know a lot of photographers like to leave shortly after the first dance, I'd much much prefer to stay the whole night and capture your whole story but if you don't feel you need this please look at my Gold

Ideally, we will meet as soon as possible after you contact me so that I can hear about your wedding, learn about the unique details of the day and most importantly so that we can get to know each other. We'll talk again, shortly before your wedding to go through things in fine detail for as long as we need; there's no hurry. If you've got time, we could arrange an engagement shoot or create some images for your invitation cards; lets discuss some ideas.

You'll receive coverage of your wedding from as early as you need me on the day through into the evening. I'll be there as late as you need me, recording the last bright embers of your day. I'll be there for all the moments that matter, the tables being set, the flowers being arranged, stylish detail photographs of the wedding rings, the tying of your dress, the best man polishing the grooms shoes (yes he's meant to do that), detail photographs of the tables, your dress, the flowers, your cake, all the individual parts. We'll plan some time to take some truly artistic, high fashion dramatic photographs that you'll utterly love and want on your wall.

I will tell your story and I will love doing it.

I'll deliver your story as a mixture of documentary, traditional shots for you to cherish. there will be image processing of at least 1500 photos, but likely many more in both black and white and colour. You'll receive the highest quality photographs presented on a high quality USB drive with folders of "Simon's picks"- a great place to start looking through your images.
Ideally w will meet after the wedding (not straight away!) to look through the images; together we'll choose the shots you'd like for your printed album and select the ones for wall-art sized printing. I'll talk you through the various options: printing on acrylic, metal or canvas so that you can receive the very best photography printed materials. Prints are not included in my fee-I don't want to profit from these. I just want you to get the best and most suitable materials to suit you and your wedding. I will never include printed materials into my fee as the photographs you choose for printing will dictate the medium and even the type of paper to bring out the best in the artwork.

Gold

£800 I will be there from as early as you need me until sometime after the first dance (don't worry, I absolutely don't clock watch and I don't pack up my camera as soon as the dance finishes- I'm not that guy).

Ideally, we will meet as soon as possible after you contact me so that I can hear about your wedding, learn about the unique details of the day and most importantly so that we can get to know each other. We'll talk again, shortly before your wedding to go through things in fine detail for as long as we need; there's no hurry. If you've got time, we could arrange an engagement shoot or create some images for your invitation cards; lets discuss some ideas.

You'll receive coverage of your wedding from as early as you need me on the day through into the evening. I'll be there for all the moments that matter, the tables being set, the flowers being arranged, stylish detail photographs of the wedding rings, the tying of your dress, the best man polishing the grooms shoes (yes he's meant to do that), detail photographs of the tables, your dress, the flowers, your cake, all the individual parts. We'll plan some time to take some truly artistic, high fashion dramatic photographs that you'll utterly love and want on your wall.

I will tell your story and I will love doing it.

I'll deliver your story as a mixture of documentary, traditional shots for you to cherish. there will be image processing of at least 1000 photos, but likely many more in both black and white and colour. You'll receive the highest quality photographs presented on a high quality USB drive with folders of "Simon's picks"- a great place to start looking through your images. I will always be available to help and advise you on printing
Prints are not included in my fee-I don't want to profit from these. I just want you to get the best and most suitable materials to suit you and your wedding. I will never include printed materials into my fee as the photographs you choose for printing will dictate the medium and even the type of paper to bring out the best in the artwork.

Silver

From £500 I will be there for approximately half a day (don't worry, I don't clock watch, I absolutely always stay longer than you'll expect me to)- let's discuss this and see what timeframe suits you.

Ideally, we will meet as soon as possible after you contact me so that I can hear about your wedding, learn about the unique details of the day and most importantly so that we can get to know each other. We'll talk again, shortly before your wedding to go through things in fine detail for as long as we need; there's no hurry. If you've got time, we could arrange an engagement shoot or create some images for your invitation cards; lets discuss some ideas.

You'll receive coverage of your wedding from as early as you need me on the day through into the evening. I'll be there for all the moments that matter to you. We'll plan some time to take some truly artistic, high fashion dramatic photographs that you'll utterly love and want on your wall.

I will tell your story and I will love doing it.

I'll deliver your story as a mixture of documentary, traditional shots for you to cherish. there will be image processing of at least 500 photos, but likely many more in both black and white and colour. You'll receive the highest quality photographs presented on a high quality USB drive with folders of "Simon's picks"- a great place to start looking through your images. I will always be available to help and advise you on printing.
Prints are not included in my fee-I don't want to profit from these. I just want you to get the best and most suitable materials to suit you and your wedding. I will never include printed materials into my fee as the photographs you choose for printing will dictate the medium and even the type of paper to bring out the best in the artwork.

Bespoke


You tell me your budget and I'll tell you what I can do for you, or if you've got an exciting wedding that needs me to stay an evening or travel to a number of super destinations then let me know and I'll provide you a detailed quote.



Engagement / Pre Shoot

I'd really like the opportunity to meet and work with you prior to your wedding as we can go through some of the detail parts of posing that really help lift the look of your photos as well as provide you with some beautiful artwork.  The cost for this would depend where we travel for the shoot, but is free with bookings over 8 hours/Platinum wedding (dependent upon location).

TELL ME MORE

Let me know a few details in your email: The date(s), location(s), number of people attending the day and evening, roughly how many hours you'd like me, your budget for photography and together we can create a bespoke package.  My business is a little different to the boutique selling that beautiful Jenny Packham dress you've fallen in love with. With me, I can listen to what you want and price accordingly.

  • I want to meet you for pre-wedding/engagement shoots.
  • I want to photograph your hair and make-up being done.
  • I want to record the best man polishing the grooms shoes (yes he's meant to do that).
  • I want to capture the moment you arrive in the car.
  • I want to document the intricate moments of your day.
  • I want to take some truly artistic, high fashion dramatic photographs that you'll utterly love and want on your wall. 
  • I want to be there watching the last embers of your day.
  • I will tell your story and I will love doing it.


PRINTING: I'll talk you through the various options: printing on acrylic, metal or canvas so that you can receive the very best photography printed materials.  Prints are not included in my fee but are organised at cost price i.e. I don't want to profit from these, I just want to perfect images for printing on specific mediums for you.  I want you to get the best and most suitable materials to suit you and your wedding.  I will never include printed materials into my fee as the photographs you choose for printing will dictate the medium and even the type of paper to bring out the best in the artwork so this is best achieved after your wedding not before.

The link below shows you pricing for the printer I recommend but you are of course free to use others.  Look in the column 3:2 as this is the ratio my camera produces. 

https://uk.whitewall.com/service/formats-prices/inexpensive-photo-print#i=item-acrylglasversieglung

My job is to tell the story of your day, that's what I love doing; you don't get a better service if you pay more money, I just need to spend longer providing the service and I usually need to bring along some different  kit.  I understand that weddings and budgets are different sized.  Please contact me, so that we can create a package that suits your wedding, your lives and your budget.

I don't look at this as a job, it may be a business, but first and foremost it's a passion.
Thanks, Simon.

BUDGETS

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If you've got a set budget or a wedding that is notably smaller or larger than my descriptions might imply or perhaps it's in an exotic location that I'm desperate to visit !!! then get in touch and lets see what we can do... 

POSING/ADJUSTING  (small extract from the guide you'll receive to make the most of the experience)

I agree, the idea of posing for photos sounds awful but these are simple adjustments I suggest that elevate your photographs and make you look beautiful on your wedding day especially if you prefer the photojournalistic/ natural look of your shots there’s some tips in here that will make the final results and the day itself run smoothly. There’s a lot in here; my intention is not to confuse or worry you; these are just some things that if you can practise at home (and if we meet beforehand) will speed the process up and the results will be natural and beautiful.
But why?
For live interactions with other people, casual and slouchy is good enough. But in photography, we must take that acceptable posture a step further into a slightly uncomfortable state. It is much easier to look good to others when there is movement. The angles others see you from are always changing.
So if someone happens to catch a glimpse of you from a bad angle, it will be just a glimpse. That’s it! But in a photograph, that glimpse of time becomes permanent - which is why it takes effort to make sure we look our best in a photograph...

Sitting:
Keep your back straight, sit on the edge of the chair not sinking back into it. Try to lean forwards so your face is as close to being on the same plain as your knees as possible. If you have your legs crossed, avoid 90 degree angles at the knee and ankle.

YOUR MEMORIES ARE MY PRIORITY

I carry two full-frame professional cameras with a host of professional lenses.  Your images are backed-up and secured with suitable and continued paranoia until I deliver them (and then for a little bit longer - until I know you've backed them up too).  

NB: Due to the failure of one USB memory stick I no longer provide a lovely little USB in a glass bottle and have instead moved to a robust and trustworthy professional USB storage solution for you.  I know it's not as pretty but the images on it will be, I promise.

Final Notes:

I think you can hire a photographer on 3 different levels: 
1. As a commodity: solely based on price- the lowest price gets the job.

2. As a service: photo albums and printing are included in the price.

3. As an experience.  This is what you get if you hire me.  I like people. I know you might have been expecting me to use words like portrait, documentary and art, but honestly, the thing that makes me…me; is that I like people. It means that I blend into an event and record it from the inside rather than with the external eye of an observer. It means that I like making people happy by providing an experience above and beyond my promise. It means I understand the subtle nuances of body language and eye contact. It means I’m not just a storyteller, but a narrator.

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