Your Wedding Day
To see how I work with you as a professional photographer for your wedding please scroll down or click the circles located on the right of this page.
Our First Meeting
The whole process can often be up to a year from planning, through to the day itself, through to the final album being in your hands and the framed print on the wall! So we get to know each other very well, which is why choosing the right photographer is so important…
So I always like to meet you, the bride and groom, before the wedding day to meet and introduce ourselves. I can show some previous albums and books and you can tell me more about your plans and ideas.
An option at this stage is an engagement shoot which some couples like to do, while others are happy to wait until the big day itself before being photographed!
An engagement photo shoot takes place on location, somewhere special to you, to capture the pre-wedding excitement. It is a great way to get used to being in front of the camera, to help you relax and enjoy the experience. I’m primarily a natural light photographer so I’ll get you to choose an outdoor location that is special to the two of you, to truly reflect everything you are and how you spend time together. These photographs make a great memory of the ‘before’, and can also be used for invitations and other wedding visuals.
By this point you will be busy planning your day… booking the florist, your hair & makeup, considering transport and choosing a wedding cake - if you need any recommendations of excellent suppliers I am happy to help!
About 4-6 weeks before the wedding I like to meet up again. We can then run through all the timings and full schedule planned for the day. We can discuss any particular family photographs you would like included, and it’s always helpful if I have an understanding of ‘Who’s Who’ of both your families, and your friends, and any ‘must have’ information of those who will be there as guests on your wedding day.
Next is the wedding day itself…..
I’m with you from when you start preparing in the morning.
I start with the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready, discreetly observed and photographed from a distance. Like most of the day I’ll just quietly be there in the background, following what is happening, staying out of the way, capturing everything as it happens... real emotions, real moments, those that can never be recreated.
I always like to pop over to see the groom and his groomsmen too if they are nearby, or if not, I meet them before the ceremony for a few actions shots!
I’ll leave a little ahead of you to be there when you arrive at the church or civil ceremony, and capture naturally the special moments of the marriage ceremony itself.
“We thought the formal photos were going to be the most important… but the natural ones turned out to be our favourites because we saw that everyone was in the moment as much as we were!”
From here I follow you straight to your reception, and usually at this point in the day , we try and steal some quiet moments with just the two of you, away from all your guests, to give you a few moments to yourselves, and to create some natural portraits – I love to seek out interesting backgrounds and soft natural light where we can have fun away from prying eyes.... and create some amazing photographs!
After this I recommend a few carefully planned family portraits, before shifting back to natural reportage shots of the laughter with family and friends and the day as it flows…
The First Dance
I stay until the first dance... the final shot in the album.
I then start work on editing your images - you can see examples here of how I transform your images from raw footage into professionally edited photographs that you will cherish forever.
One-two weeks after the wedding your images will have been edited and the final selections made. You will receive a link to your own online web gallery displaying the final images, typically 400-500. You can view, share, download and print as many images as you like, they are all yours and all your friends and family can access them hassle-free.
If you’d like an album, at this stage you choose about 100 of your favourite images, and I will design a layout for you. You can choose the cover and the style of pages to create the perfect album for you.
Jamie-Lee & TomMarried at Greatfosters
“We’re in love with our photos! Thank you for capturing our amazing day so perfectly!”
Susan & IanMarried at Five Oaks, Horsham
“Thanks for the photos, they are fantastic! You've captured so many stand out moments and some beautiful intimate moments as well....really incredible! Thanks again so much for all your skills on the day, the photos are a great memento to what was a brilliant day. We have already passed on your details to some people enquiring after a great photographer, you are top of the list!”
Kate & JohnMarried at Smallfield Place
“Thank you very much for being so lovely at our wedding last weekend. The photos are wonderful, thank you! Do I really have to choose only 100 for the album?!! Thanks so much, they are just how I wanted our photos to be.”
Amanda & DavidMarried at Wasing Park
“Thank you so much, the photos are fab! Thank you for everything you did on Monday, you were amazing and it was just like having a best friend with me all day! Couldn’t recommend you more Jo!”
Fatima & RossMarried at Nonsuch Mansion
“All is well thank you and married life still feels good! We had such a fantastic day at Nonsuch and your pictures capture that perfectly! So thank you, they are brilliant! Thanks for your patience! Photos are absolutely incredible and we would love to get an album made. The pictures of the Indian dances are great, you got some good action shots! We had a brilliant day and you were so discreet, we barely knew you were there which meant you managed to get some amazing natural shots - thank you!”