Wedding Photographer in Boarshead
If your wedding is in the Boarshead or Crowborough area, why not check out the rest of my site. I’m Burgess Hill based and will undertake photography projects anywhere in the South East. Details of pricing etc can be found on the info page and you will find further information on the other pages, including a gallery of some of my recently taken images. You’ll also find a useful wedding checklist within the blog pages. Good luck!
Your wedding photographs are too important to try and cut costs and to save money on and you will realise this when you understand the crucial part they play in looking back on your special day.
Memories, even the beautiful ones of a wedding event can fade over the years. However, if you capture the day with professional photography, the memories will remain with you for a lifetime.
Few events in life can match how special your wedding day is. A professional photographer will understand how to record the small but important details, which will provoke memories years down the line.
- Pro-wedding Photographer
- Great Communicator
- Access to Premium Photography Equipment
- Organised and Good time keeping skills
- Will pay attention to detail and capture your Big Day
- High Resolution Photographs
- Skilled Photo Editor
Why Wedding Photography Is Important?
There may well be things higher up on your list of priorities than hiring a wedding photographer, when it comes to planning your wedding.
You should invest some time in planning your wedding photography though. You need to set a budget that is sufficient for the task and get your photographer booked up as far in advance as possible. There are potentially so many precious moments during any wedding and so you need a wedding photographer who has the talent to both see and capture those moments. That takes a great deal of skill and experience. Your wedding photo book will be revisited countless times over the years with your friends, your children and even perhaps your future grandchildren.
The photos of your wedding will rekindle memories as you look through them over and over again. Your cake will have been eaten, the flowers gone and your wedding dress and shoes packed away after the wedding. but your wedding photographs will forever be yours to share on social media, look at during those quiet moments and enjoy with your loved ones, so take them seriously and make sure that you commission talented professionals!
Why hire a professional photographer for your wedding?
You’ve probably got most of the planning done already if your wedding is fast approaching. The venue is all booked and planned, the cake is being made and your catering is sorted. You’ve tried on and love your wedding dress and have chosen table decorations and flowers.
Your mind is now turning to how you are going to capture the big day photographically. Your uncle is a good amateur photographer and perhaps you’re considering asking him.
The savings you make on the wedding photography costs could be handy in other areas. This really is not the way that you should proceed.
Hiring a professional wedding photographer is the route you should take
It’s a much better idea to have a professional photographer get it right, than save some money and have an amateur photographer miss those important big and little details! The photographer only has seconds to capture those once in a lifetime moment in photos that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Benefits of hiring pro-wedding photography
Having hired a professional wedding photographer in Boarshead, you are assured of the highest quality images, created and edited using the best expertise, cameras and photo editing software.
As well as a wealth of knowledge and experience, wedding photographers are skilled in the use of their equipment and post processing techniques to deliver the best possible results.
The equipment such as cameras, are just a part of what it takes to capture great wedding photographs. Every wedding day deserves photographs that are captured skillfully, in the style of your choosing. We’ll take a more in depth look now at what you get when you hire a professional wedding photographer in the Boarshead / Crowborough area, which adds that extra value and makes it worth your while.
Knowledge with the latest camera equipment and the use of it in varying situations. A photographer is only as good as the skills he or she possess and a full appreciation of variable lighting. Experienced professionals can get the most out of a DSLR or mirrorless camera due to their experience and skill. Although anyone can take a picture with one, there is a striking difference between a snap, which any guest might take and an image taken by a professional, with careful thought and composition. The person using the equipment and the quality of equipment being used are equally important. This includes being able to take great pictures in different photographic lighting conditions, indoors and outdoors, with different natural and artificial light at the venue.
Photography by Venue Types
- Farm Wedding Photographer
- Barn Wedding Photographer
- House Wedding Photographer
- Gardens Wedding Photographer
- Bar Wedding Photographer
- Hotel Wedding Photographer
- Urban Wedding Photographer
- Beach Wedding Photographer
- Church Wedding Photographer
- Registry Office Wedding Photographer
- Castle Wedding Photographer
- Stately Homes Wedding Photographer
The Roles of Expert Photographers
Another reason to hire a professional wedding photographer in Boarshead, rather than trusting a family member or a friend with the task, is it they will be less distracted. When you pay a professional photographer, theyíre there to do a job, whereas a family member is more likely to be looking to enjoy the celebrations.
A photographer won’t be drinking alcohol or eating cake when they should be capturing an important shot. They’ll be concentrating on the job in hand, candidly capturing some of the best images they can for the duration of the event.
Another thing to consider is that guests are more likely to respect photoshoots when they’re aware that the photographers are paid professionals. If you have a member of your family taking photos of everyone, guests might not take the photo sessions so seriously.
The Photographic Style
If you have in mind a particular photographic style, then you should hire a professional that is an expert in that area or style. Not many amateurs are familiar with the differences between photojournalistic, fine art, traditional or contemporary styles.
Are you certain that they’re going to be able to provide you with the photos that you dream of? Often, this is not the case. Don’t rush into a decision; think about the style you want and get a photographer that can match it. Once you have in mind what you want to achieve, hire a professional who gets it.
Communication Skills and Timeliness
There are lots of other reasons to choose a professional wedding photographer rather than choosing a relative, friend or enthusiast to take your photos. You shouldn’t underestimate the wealth of experience the professional brings in dealing with the various challenges of the big day.
A professional photographer will be able to communicate effectively with your guests and keep the photo sessions flowing, by effectively getting people where they need to be. They will be able to use signals and body language, as well as their voice, to get people where they need to be in a pleasant way, enhancing the atmosphere of your celebration in the Boarshead / Crowborough area. Amateur photographers, no matter how hard they try, will find it hard to identify the right approach to photo sessions, being distant to a degree, professional, humorous, encouraging and supporting guests through the process, in order to capture those memorable shots.
If You Want More, Use Professional Wedding Photographers
You spend more time with your wedding photographer than anyone else on your wedding day. They will be with you from the preamble shots all the way to the departure.
Your photographer remains constantly around you, having been hired to capture every memory and every moment without being noticed. The best wedding photographers are practically invisible, until you need a photo taken. The photographer is the one who notices every detail out of place such as lipstick stains on the teeth, or wonky button holes etc.
They are there to help you get the best pictures and will try and fix anything that is in the way of that goal. Your wedding planner will not be your shadow all day, but your photographer will. The photographer will ensure that the wedding party are at the right place at the right time and calm everyone throughout any anxious or emotional moments.
As a wedding couple, you should engage the services of a wedding photographer that helps you feel comfortable. Considering the amount of time this individual is going to be a major part of your wedding day, you need to choose wisely. You want to be happy that you made the right decision.
You need a technically proficient photographer with, empathy, patience, understanding and superb planning skills. They need to flow through the day in Boarshead with you, capturing the best of your personality through the lens. Rarely does a wedding go exactly to plan and a wedding photographer should always remain calm and in control throughout the day. An experienced wedding photographer will flow with the event and will be quick to adapt, always remaining professional.
What to Expect When You Hire a Wedding Photographer?
Often people have never been in front of a professional camera before their wedding day. This can be a source of anxiety and worry, especially for those that donít like the way they look in photographs.
Having spent some time considering the best professional wedding photographer to match the styles you want, you can now rest assured that they will do certain things to make the process run smoothly.
Promptness and Professionalism
Professionalism will shine through during your research into a photographer, while checking out their reputation, their enthusiasm for photography and their portfolio itself. Your photographer should be friendly, polite, punctual and appropriately dressed for the event. Your photographer should get to your wedding venues earlier than the guests so that they can get a feel for the environment; they will probably have been to some of the venues already in order to understand the limitations and possibilities.
The Day Before the Wedding - the Rehearsal
If you plan to have a church ceremony, then itís customary to have a rehearsal a day or a week before. Your wedding photographer will well want to speak to the Vicar about where to stand during the ceremony and to find out more about the venue. This discussion normally happens on the day of the wedding, with the registrar, in the case of a civil ceremony.
Your wedding photographer will tend to arrive to take photos of the bridal presentations, the timings will have been agreed. He will stay with you for the entire day and will mirror you through the day without interrupting. Jeff Woodall photography prides itself on its ability to remain unobtrusive but to always be available for questions and to keep spirits high, ensuring that no beautifully precious moment is lost.
Your wedding photographer will have a discussion with you sometime after the first dance to find out if you need any more precious moments captured. If you are satisfied that your photographer has captured the day, he will begin the process of backing up all of the photos. Jeff Woodall photography backs up all wedding pictures captured on the day to separate hard drives and cloud storage and then keeps them safe in a permanent backup until the end of the editing stage and provided to you. Your photographs are as important to us as they are to you.
The Editing of Wedding Photographs
Editing the images is an important part of preparing your wedding photography package, completed in the days after the wedding event in Boarshead. At the start of the editing stage, the photos need to be sifted through so that the best ones can be selected. The pictures that have been chosen, then go through a subtle editing approach, with light touches to enhance the images.
The images provided to clients by Jeff Woodall photography are always high resolution. The pictures that require a little work are edited for colour balance and size. Various effects can be achieved during the post processing of your images, including monochrome conversions.
The pictures are then prepared and uploaded for viewing, by anyone you want to give access in an online password protected Gallery. They are also provided to you on a presentation USB stick, sp you can supply all your relatives and friends with any images they want, or printed copies.
Helping clients down the line
Jeff Woodall photography will always be on hand, accessible to talk about wedding photo album options and the design of wedding photo books if you so require them. If you have already decided on a digital photo book album and know the style choices you want to go for, it’ll probably still take you a little while after the wedding to decide on which images to include.
In most cases the photo book capacity will be around 80 images. The design process will then begin, as your photographer works on the album.
What does your wedding photography package include in Boarshead
What do you get when you choose a wedding photography package
Check out the info page for details of whats included in the current package and any special deals.
You’ll probably want the photographer for the wedding ceremony and some or all of the after-party but itís worth thinking about whether you want photos from the bridal shower and the engagement party too. This would equate to how many days the photographer provides to you and will be early on in the decision-making process. You need to communicate the dates and times of events with the photographer.
How many hours you want the photographer for the shoot in Boarshead
Photographers will normally price up based on the likely time involved. With weddings, we understand that exact timings and schedule are very individual and that they need to go with the flow of your day. We need to be flexible and so we tend to take a different approach to pricing our wedding packages.
You are probably familiar with photographers offering Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze wedding packages. When you start adding extras to these packages it all becomes a bit of a logistical nightmare to understand or work out the overall price. I now prefer to work on a fixed price for the full day’s coverage. I won’t question doing an extra hour here or there. We don’t want to bill you an extra hour or two after the wedding because it didn’t go exactly to schedule and the package you pay for didn’t have enough hours. For wedding ceremonies that are a long way away and need significant travel or even flights, there would be some negotiation required over accommodation, fuel, flights, food and refreshments.
How Wedding Styles Really Differ
Fine Art Photography
In the same way that photographers of a photojournalistic genre don’t tend to take traditional shots very often, fine arts photographers rarely do either. Rather, they photograph with an appreciation for the artistic side of people, the lighting options and the overall drama of the scene. Fine Art photographers have a flair for the dramatic and always looking for the artistic side when composing and staging their photos, often using different filters, including black and white.
Vintage Style Photography
This style of photography was borne partly from the popularity of vintage photo filters. More and more weddings are seeing photographers using a vintage photography style. Photographs of the Vintage style are timeless, old and has the power to stir emotions in people, which is perhaps why the style has become so appealing. The use of colour filters and lighting can help to transform images into works of art during the process of capturing images of a vintage theme.
Traditional or Classical
With traditional or classical photography, nearly every picture is considered to be a posed portrait, even those moments that may appear to be more spontaneous. With traditional or classical wedding photography, it’s unlikely that you’ll get lots of action and movement in photos, but the images shouldn’t feel unnaturally forced either. The aim of traditional photography is to capture moments with dignity and artistry, using many posed shots, including many formal images, under a range of lighting options.
Photojournalistic or Reportage
Photojournalism looks to record moments on camera, rather than orchestrating specific staged shots. As always, the necessary formal shots will be taken, as well as a number of spontaneous happy shots group shots during the day. The photo journalistic photographer tends not to orchestrate moments and poses but would rather look to capture the genuinely spontaneous action and close up reactions of guests and the wedding couple.
Black and White (Monochrome)
The black and white style is excellent for creating nostalgic and timeless photographs. Although many people prefer colour images, others appreciate how removing that colour and by the skillfully use of post processing techniques, really create pictures that are packed with atmosphere. Preference is what matters here. By using monochrome techniques, you can really bring out the essence of the subject of a photograph, although not everyone likes this style. Sometimes colour can fail to portray the atmosphere of a photo, where monochrome techniques can really bring it to life.
Colour Popped and HDR Techniques
This photography technique requires excellent attention to detail from the outset, while both taking the shots and throughout the processing stage. The photographer chooses the appropriate moment with which to use these techniques, finally skillfully uses the right processing software to produce quality images with colours that pop and emphasises particular areas of a scene.