Wedding Photographer in Hove, Brighton and hove

Photographer for Wedding in Hove

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Taking photographs may seem easy and the access to digital photography equipment today is vast. However, a competent professional photographer will be looking for every artistic opportunity, gauging the light, anticipating and he/she will  always be in the right place at the right time. The images produced will be of a much higher standard than anything obtained by the guests or friends you may have asked – to do you a favour.

When you think about photographs on your wedding day, you may consider cutting costs rather than investing and putting in a bit more effort, but the wedding photographs of your special day are probably more important than you think.

The memories of your beautiful wedding can sometimes start to fade with time. By capturing those special moments with professional images, you can help make sure they stay with you for a lifetime.

Few events in life can match how special your wedding day is. Having a good photographer who can document it all, without missing the details, is essential.

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Wedding Photography and Why It Is so Important?

There may well be things higher up on your list of priorities than hiring a wedding photographer in Hove, when it comes to planning your wedding.

However, it’s definitely something that deserves some prioritisation. It will make things much easier for you if you set a budget for your wedding images and get the photographer booked in Hove up for your special day in good time. Your wedding day is made up of lots of little precious memories and you need a professional wedding photographer with the ability to capture the essence of every little moment. Your wedding images will be the way you share your memories of the day with friends, family, children and future generations.

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The photos of your wedding will rekindle memories as you look through them over and over again. When your wedding day in Hove is over, your bridal shoes and gown will go into storage, the flowers will wither and be cleared away and the wedding cake will have been eaten. 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!

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Why you should hire a pro-photographer for your wedding day.

If you’re getting married soon, you’ve probably done the majority of the necessary planning. You’ve arranged the venue, chosen your cake and booked a caterer. You’ve tried on and love your wedding dress and have chosen table decorations and flowers.

You now intend to plan the best way to ensure that the photographs do complete justice to your special day. Perhaps you’ve spoken to your nephew about taking the photographs at your wedding.

It wouldn’t cost you anything and you can save yourself some money to budget for other things. This is definitely a path you should avoid.

Your wedding photos should be entrusted to a professional wedding photographer

The benefits you get when you hire a photographer with significant experience of weddings are much greater than the monetary savings you’ll make when you get the photos taken for free. 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.

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Some of the key benefits of professional wedding photography

When you choose to hire a professional wedding photographer in Hove the pictures you receive will be quality, in high resolution, captured with the best photography equipment and edited with skill, using professional editing software.

As well as a wealth of knowledge and experience, wedding photographers in Hove have access to premium photography equipment and software to enable them to capture the best wedding pictures possible.

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The equipment that wedding photographers use goes far beyond the camera, which is only a part of what it takes to achieve the quality photography you need at your wedding. But for many, who perceive that smartphone cameras are amazing, it is really tempting to try and cut costs on your wedding photography. This could probably be one of the biggest mistakes you make. We know everyone wants the best possible photos they can get for their wedding. I’ll explain some of these benefits in greater detail, to help you understand the value in paying a professional wedding photographer for the day in Hove.

Knowledge with the latest camera equipment and the use of it in varying situations. A wedding photographer will not be able to produce fantastic pictures in all conditions if they don’t have the lenses for the situation, the lighting options, or don’t have the skill to use them. Professional wedding photographers tend to have much better equipment and much more experience in using a diverse range of setups. A DSLR camera can be purchased by anyone almost certainly, but the full potential of this camera can only be unlocked by experienced professionals. Both the camera equipment and the photographer are equally important in creating and capturing great photos. The ideal situation is that you have an expert photographer who can use top of the range equipment to its full potential. This includes choosing the right equipment and camera settings for indoor and outdoor shots at the venue and the changing conditions at both.

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Photographer’s Roles

When you hire a professional wedding photographer in Hove, you can expect their full attention, whereas with a friend or family member they’re far more likely to become distracted. The role of the professional photographer is very clearly defined, whereas a family member will likely want to get involved in the celebrations where possible.

A photographer wonít be off-duty, drinking alcohol or eating cake when they should be capturing an important shot. Every moment theyíre there, their focus will be on unobtrusively capturing the best possible images that they can of the event.

Something else that is a factor is that wedding guests tend to respect photo opportunities much more when they are gently marshalled by professional photographers. When family members organise a photo session, or an ad hoc photo opportunity, there is a different dynamic to when a photographer sets up a professional shoot.

The Style of the Photography

If you want a specific style of photography, you should hire a professional photographer whose style matches yours. If you want to ask an amateur photographer, the chances are that theyíre not familiar with the differences between traditional, contemporary, fine art, or photojournalistic styles.

Can they deliver what you want the way you want it? Quite often, they will not be able to. Take some time to consider what you want and then ensure that the photographer you use is able to capture the style that you want. Once you have a style in mind, hire a photographer that can picture what it is you want.

Communication Skills and Timeliness

A professional photographer is normally a much better choice than an amateur photographer or enthusiast and weíve already touched on a few other reasons so far. You shouldnít 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 use their voice and body language to encourage people to where they need to be, persuasively getting things done and enhancing rather than detracting from the celebration of your special day in Hove. Maintaining a balance between holding a distance as a photographer but getting involved to encourage people is a very difficult balance to strike and very few amateurs have the experience to do it.

Professional Wedding Photographers Provide More

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 wedding photographer remains with you throughout every special moment of the day, capturing memories and blending into the background. If they know what theyíre doing, you wonít even notice them. Your photographer will notice if there are untucked shirts or jackets missing in photos, as they will have a keen eye for every detail.

They will be there to inform you of this and help you try to fix it. Your wedding planner will not be your shadow all day in Hove, 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.

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A Patient Demeanor

As a couple, you need to hire a professional photographer that you are comfortable with. Youíre going to be spending a lot of time with this person on your wedding day. You donít want to spend all that time second-guessing your decision.

The professional photographer will have to be technically skilled, with an added mix of patience, experience and understanding. It is their job to help the day in Hove flow and to bring out your personality and capture it with their photography skills. An experienced professional will recognise that things rarely go exactly according to plan and will remain calm and effective throughout. An expert wedding photographer will adapt to the needs of the day and remain professional at all times.

What You Can Expect from a Wedding Photographer?

For most people, the wedding day will be the first time they find themselves in front of a professional photographerís camera lens. If you donít like the way you look in photographs, this can prove to be a fairly stressful situation.

If you have spent a bit of time selecting the right wedding photographer for you, the photographer in Hove will do a few things in order to make the process better.

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A Professional Attitude and Good Time Keeping

Professionalism will shine through during your research into a photographer, while checking out their reputation, their enthusiasm for photography and their portfolio itself. You want your wedding photographer to get on with the guests, to have an excellent attitude towards time keeping and to dress in a suitable manner for your wedding. Your wedding photographer should get there ahead of schedule to take a look around and find their vantage points for the day.

Rehearsing for the Wedding Day (The day before)

If you plan to have a church ceremony, then itís customary to have a rehearsal a day or a week before. In many cases you photographer will choose to attend this event and to speak to the presiding minister about where they can and cannot stand and what they can and cannot do during ceremony. This discussion normally happens on the day of the wedding in Hove, with the registrar, in the case of a civil ceremony.

The Wedding

Your wedding photographer will take pictures of the bridal paraphernalia, the timing for this will be pre 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. Jeff Woodall photographyís ethos is to be very subtle, at staying in the background without interrupting the day, but being available to keep spirits high and answer any difficult questions, making sure that every single memory is captured in digital format.

Sometime after the first dance, your wedding photographer will have a conversation with you to find out whether there are any more pictures that you would like taken. The photographer will start to backup the photos if you are happy that they have captured all the moments you need. Jeff Woodall photography will keep all photos backed up on a storage device until they have been through the editing suite process and are delivered to your satisfaction. We understand just how precious your photographs are to you.

Editing Wedding Photographs

Editing is a crucial stage in the wedding photography process and will be completed within the days that follow the event in Hove. To tell the story of the wedding day the pictures need to capture the moments and so the first stage is going through all the photos and picking the best ones. The pictures that have been chosen, then go through a subtle editing approach, with light touches to enhance the images.

The images that are captured by Jeff Woodall photography are always crisp and sharp. The pictures are cropped as necessary and the colours are balanced. Some images will be converted to black and white and may have other styles applied as appropriate.

The photos are then ready to be exported from the photo editing suite into an online password protected gallery, as well as uploaded to a USB stick and delivered to you, ready for sharing on social media and for printing. If you want to share access to your wedding photos on your own online gallery, weíll give you instructions on how to do so, as well as providing a high-definition backup of all your photos on a USB stick.

Follow-up client support

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. Early on you’ll probably decide if you want a digital photo book album and the different colours and styles that you will require, but it’ll probably take you a while after your wedding ceremony to decide which of the images you are going to want to include.

80 images is around the number you should be looking to choose, but your photographer will guide you on this. Your photographer then goes about the task of designing the album.

What does your wedding photography package include in Hove

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Wedding photography packages and what is included?

Below is a summary list of what a wedding photography package normally includes. Some of the items you’ll need to make some careful decisions about, whereas others take care of themselves. How many events you want photographed.

You need to decide whether you want the photographer at your engagement party and bridal shower, whether the photographer stays for the after-party and of course what time he arrives at the wedding ceremony. This would equate to how many days the photographer provides to you and will be early on in the decision-making process. Following discussion and decisions you need to get the dates organised and communicate them to the photographer.

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How many hours of shooting in Hove

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 in Hove. 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. With me you get a full day’s coverage for a set price. I’m yours for the day and won’t mind doing the odd extra hour and won’t be clock-watching. The last thing you want to hear after that, is that you have been billed for an extra hour, as you only paid for the Silver package of eight hours and for various reasons things ran late. For wedding ceremonies that involves travelling, the travel expenses for flights, fuel, food, refreshments and accommodation would need to be subject to negotiation with the client and you will find my pricing to be very realistic.

Wedding photography Services List

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Different Styles and How They’re Different

Fine Art Photography

Photographers that concentrate on a fine art style, don’t usually take traditional shots, just as photojournalistic photographers donít. Instead, they use an artistic approach to capture elements, people and events, with a subtle use of effective lighting techniques. Fine Art photographers in Hove 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

Vintage image filters have become very popular and so this style of photography has quickly evolved. 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. Colour filters together with other post processing methods have the capacity to translate rather plain images into artistic pieces and photographers in Hove who have a keen eye in this area, can work wonders with wedding photographs.

Traditional or Classical

In traditional or classical photography, many shots are treated as a posed portraits, sometimes including shots you may think of as candid. 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. Traditional photographers are likely to want to record of the formalities of the wedding ceremony and to portray the dignity and meaning of the ceremony, with subtle lighting.

Photojournalistic or Reportage

Similar to a documentary style, photojournalism photography is about recording the event, rather than orchestrating them. With this type of photography, you’ll get the happy shots of guests together during the day, as well as more spontaneous and candid photos; the obligatory group shots and the formal bride and groom photos will of course also be included. Photographers with a photojournalistic style will shy away from orchestrating too many moments during the day, except those formal group shots, or bride and groom images they need to take. They prefer to record close-ups of the bride, groom and wedding guests and really document the day’s actual emotions and feelings.

Black and White (Monochrome)

Black and White photographs often create a timeless and classic look. Colour images are preferred by some clients, while some appreciate how the mood of their photos can be enhanced by the desaturation of colours. It really comes down to what you prefer. By using monochrome techniques, you can really bring out the essence of the subject of a photograph, although not everyone likes this style. Removing the colour from images and creating black and white can evoke a certain ambience within photographs that colour sometimes lacks.

Colour Popped and HDR Techniques

When shooting photographs and using this photo technique, each shot is rather complex with lots of elements to consider and the editing process is equally detailed. Photographers who use HDR and colour popping techniques have the awareness, the creative eye and the technical photographic and editing capabilities to produce stunning images.

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Information about Brighton

  • Jeff Woodall is proud to offer Wedding Photography services in the City of Brighton and Hove, which lies within South East England in the county of East Sussex.
  • Brighton and Hove is part of the City of Brighton and Hove forms part of the greater Brighton and Hove built-up area, a Unitary Authority in Sussex.
  • Brighton and Hove attracts many of East Sussex’s leading companies.
  • Brighton and Hove formerly used to be called Brighthelmstone.
  • Commonly used nicknames include Blightey & Brighthelmstone.
  • Over the years Brighton and Hove has assimilated villages and a number of settlements including Aldrington, Hangleton, Old Steine, Bevendean, Hangleton, Brunswick, Coldean and Black Rock.
  • Hollingdean, Brighton, Mile Oak, Moulsecoomb and Hollingbury are also part of Jeff Woodall’s Wedding Photography service area in the City of Brighton and Hove.
  • Other service areas of Jeff Woodall in Brighton and Hove, Sussex are comprised of Patcham, Ovingdean, Rottingdean, Portslade-by-Sea and Saltdean, as well as Brighton and Hove’s outer urban areas Westdene, Woodingdean, West Blatchington and Withdean.
  • Last but not least Jeff Woodall’s Wedding Photography services cover the Brighton and Hove Municipality including Bear Road area, Brighton Marina and Stanmer.
  • Brighton and Hove is administer by the BN postcode area.
  • The University of Brighton and Sussex University are famous throughout the United Kingdom.
  • Queen’s Park, Brighton and Preston Park, Brighton are popular with local residents and known throughout England.
  • Integral major roads in Brighton and Hove are the A27 road and the A23 road.
  • To the West, the City of Brighton and Hove is bordered by Shoreham, Southwick, Littlehampton, Sompting, Lancing and Worthing.
  • The City of Brighton and Hove is fringed by Peacehaven, Burgess Hill and Lewes to the East.
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Jeff Woodall

I’m a wedding photographer based in the South East of England who will take on projects pretty much anywhere.

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