Wedding Photographer in Woodingdean, Brighton and hove

Woodingdean Wedding Photographer

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Planning your wedding in the Brighton, Hove, Woodingdean area? Look no further. I’m based in Mid Sussex but take on weddings across Sussex and the South East. The Brighton area has some fabulous venues and photo opportunities, to really capture your big day in the best setting. You don’t get the hard sell from me. Just explore the site, check out the video and if you like what you see get in touch. I don’t hide my pricing and keep it very straightforward. Not the cheapest – not the most expensive, but you get quality images guaranteed.

If you don’t think it’s worth investing in a professional photographer for your wedding day, perhaps you haven’t really considered the importance of your wedding day photographs.

Your special memories, even those of your amazing wedding day, can become blurred over the years to come. By capturing those special moments with professional images, you can help make sure they stay with you for a lifetime.

Your wedding day is one of the most important events of your life. Having a good photographer who can document it all, without missing the details, is essential.

Our Guarantee

  • Professional
  • Pro-wedding Photographer
  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Great Communicator
  • Access to Premium Photography Equipment
  • Organised and Good time keeping skills
  • Will really attention and capture your Big Day
  • High Resolution Photographs
  • Skilled Photo Editor

Main Reasons Wedding Photography Is Important.

When it comes to planning for your wedding day in Woodingdean, there is so much to do and hiring a wedding photographer may not be at the top of your to do list.

However, it is important enough that you should bump it up your priority list. It needs to be budgeted for and thought of well ahead of your special day in Woodingdean. Your wedding day is so important in your life that you need to have a skilled wedding photographer who has the talent and the experience to capture everything perfectly. Your wedding photo book will be revisited countless times over the years with your friends, your children and even perhaps your future grandchildren.

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You’ll turn to your wedding photos many times in the future, recapturing the precious memories of that special day. Your cake will have been eaten, the flowers gone and your wedding dress and shoes packed away after the wedding in Woodingdean. but you will have your wedding photographs forever and you will be looking over them and sharing them for years to come, so do ensure that you place enough importance on having them done properly!

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 planned the catering side of things, chosen the cake and booked the venue. You have chosen your wedding theme colours, selected your flowers and your wedding gown is hung up and ready to go.

The wedding photographs are next on the list. Perhaps you’ve spoken to your nephew about taking the photographs at your wedding.

The money you save on the photographs could be used to cover other wedding expenses. This is a route that has been tried by many, but in truth has worked for very few.

Your wedding photos should be entrusted to a professional wedding photographer

The benefits of hiring a professional photographer far outweigh the ultimate cost of having an amateur photographer taking your photos for free! The photos that are taken must capture those special seconds that mean the most to you.

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The benefits of having an expert wedding photographer

When you hire a specialist wedding photographer in Woodingdean, the images you are presented with at the end will be of the highest quality and taken with the best photography equipment available.

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

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The equipment such as cameras, are just a part of what it takes to capture great wedding photographs. The advent of camera phones has for some become a tempting way to try and save money on wedding photography. They often make a big mistake doing so. Every wedding day deserves photographs that are captured skillfully, in the style of your choosing. Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of having a professional in Woodingdean with professional photography equipment, so that you can understand what you are actually paying for with a professional wedding photographer.

Camera equipment expertise, as well as being able to deal with indoor and outdoor lighting. 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 have more photographic equipment in their armoury and also have more experience using different setups to capture stunning images. A DSLR camera can be purchased by anyone almost certainly, but the full potential of this camera can only be unlocked by experienced professionals. The person using the equipment and the quality of equipment being used are equally important. What you need to get the best wedding photography experience is high end, appropriate camera equipment and a seasoned wedding photography professional who knows how to use it to its full potential. This includes various photographic lighting options, which might be necessary depending on the degree of ambient light available due to the weather conditions or the available light at the chosen venues.

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The Role the Photographer Plays

One other very good reason to hire a professional wedding photographer, instead of using a relative, is that they’re less likely to become distracted. A relative will likely expect to enjoy the day and become part of it, whereas a professional photographer will know that their role is very clearly defined.

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A professional photographer wonít be tempted to chat with guests, grab a quick beer, or be first in line for cake when they should be taking an important shot. They will be concentrating on the job of getting the best possible pictures they can for your wedding.

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 are taking control of a family photo session it tends to be taken less seriously.

The Photography Style

In order to get a specific photographic style, you need a professional photographer whose style matches what youíre looking for. Not many amateurs are familiar with the differences between photojournalistic, fine art, traditional or contemporary styles.

Are you willing to gamble that theyíre able to produce the pictures that you will treasure? Quite often, they will not be able to. Take a bit of time to understand what it is you want and then hire a photographer that can deliver that style. Make sure that you hire a wedding photographer who can quickly comprehend exactly what it is you want to achieve.

Reliability and Communication

There are lots of other reasons to choose a professional wedding photographer rather than choosing a relative, friend or enthusiast to take your photos. Itís easy to underestimate the degree of experience a professional brings to the day and how they can contribute to it going smoothly, in spite of the various inevitable challenges.

A professional wedding photographer will get people where they need to be for each photo and plan all the photo sessions to ensure no one gets missed out, or no opportunity is missed. 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 Woodingdean. An amateur photographer, no matter how much effort they put in, will not be able to maintain a balance between the necessary distance, humour, intimacy and support while still getting the perfect shots.

Expert Wedding Photographers Give You more

Thereís no person youíll be spending more time with on your wedding day than your photographer. From the shots of you getting ready and preparing to go to church all the way to the moment you leave the wedding venue, the photographer is there.

From the start of the day to the end of the day, your wedding photographer will be around you, capturing every special moment without intruding on your day. If a photographer knows what theyíre doing, they wonít be noticed throughout the day. 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 will be there to inform you of this and help you try to fix it. Your photographer will be your shadow all day in Woodingdean, not your wedding planner. The experience of the photographer will help to ensure that the wedding party know where they are going and when and help to alleviate any anxiety or emotions as they arise.

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A Patient Temperament

As a couple, you need to hire a professional photographer that you are comfortable with. Considering the amount of time this individual is going to be a major part of your wedding day, you need to choose wisely. The person you have decided on needs to be the right one.

You need a technically proficient photographer with, empathy, patience, understanding and superb planning skills. They need to go with the flow and be able to make your personality shine brightly on your special day in Woodingdean. A good photographer will remain balanced and relaxed even throughout the many challenges during 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?

In many cases the day of the wedding is the first time people are in front of a professionalís camera. As well as being anxious about the big day, having a camera pointed at you all day can make you feel even more uncomfortable, especially if you feel that photos donít generally flatter you.

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

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Theyíll Be There on Time and Be Professional

Professionalism comes naturally if you hire someone based on their reputation and passion. Your wedding photographer should remain polite and courteous at all times, demonstrating a great attitude, good time keeping for every aspect of the schedule and remaining suitably attired throughout the day. Your wedding photographer should get there ahead of schedule to take a look around and find their vantage points for the day.

Rehearsals for the Wedding Day

It is customary for church wedding ceremonies to have a rehearsal a few days before the big day. Your wedding photographer may well want to attend this wedding rehearsal to speak to the Vicar about where to stand during the ceremony and to find out more about the venue. If you choose to have a civil ceremony, then it will most likely be a chat with a registrar on the day of the wedding in Woodingdean.

The Day Arrives – the Wedding

Your photographer will be there to take pictures of bridal presentations, or at whatever time you have agreed beforehand. 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. Itís crucial to the team at Jeff Woodall photography that every precious memory is captured on camera and that we remain unobtrusive, so the day can play out naturally; we are of course available for any questions and we strive to raise the spirits of everyone in the party.

At a certain time in the evening, usually after the first dance, your photographer will approach you to see if there is anything else you would like him to capture. The backing up process will begin if you are happy for your photographer to call it a day. Jeff Woodall photography backs up all wedding pictures captured on the day to separate hard drives 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.

Editing Wedding Photographs

Editing the images is an important part of preparing your wedding photography package, completed in the days after the wedding event in Woodingdean. The photographs need to tell the story of the wedding day and so the first stage is going through all the pictures and selecting the best ones. The editing of the digital photographs then begins with a light touch approach that ensures a subtle process of enhancement.

The images provided to clients by Jeff Woodall photography are always high resolution. The pictures are cropped as necessary and the colours are balanced. Some of the pictures may be converted to monochrome and other style filters may be applied to further enhance the overall effects of your images.

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

We know that you may want to put your photos in wedding photo books or maybe looking for a special wedding album and Jeff Woodall photography will be available to discuss how best to present your images after the wedding. 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.

Typically the photographer will ask you to choose 80 or so images. Your photographer then goes about the task of designing the album.

What is included in a wedding photography package in Woodingdean?

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Here is a list of things included in a wedding photography package

Below is a list of the what is included in a wedding photography package. Some of the items are self-explanatory and take care of themselves, whereas others are very important. Which events you want the photographer at.

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 decision will dictate how many days you have for the photographer and will be made early on in your planning stages. Once you have decided on dates, you need to get them in the photographer’s diary.

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How much time you want for the shoot in Woodingdean

Photographers will normally price up based on the likely time involved. Each wedding is individual, with exact timings that differ and ad hoc things that happened during the day and so we work a little differently on wedding packages in order to remain flexible.

Many photographers (and I used to) offer a range of packages in, such as Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. It all gets quite complicated, especially if different photo album packages are also added to the mix. With me you get a full day’s coverage for a set price. Obviously, this is within reason, but I tend to arrive well early to get shots of getting ready and to remain long after the first dance, because there is still additional photographic value to be had. We understand that things can run a little off schedule and don’t want you to be billed for an extra hour here or there if a Silver or Gold package, didn’t cover the hours to fully record your event. If there is travel involved to the wedding ceremony there would need to be some negotiation over the expenses involved in terms of accommodation, fuel or flights, food and refreshments.

Wedding photography Services List

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Different Styles and How They’re Different

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. Events, people and elements are photographed with a more artistic approach, with the use of various lighting techniques. The Fine Art photographer in Woodingdean is adept in the use of black and white photography and at producing less candid, beautifully composed photos, full of drama and artistic beauty.

Vintage Style Photography

Vintage style photography has partly evolved as a result of vintage photo filter popularity. The number of weddings that are being photographed with a vintage wedding theme in mind, seems to be steadily growing. With vintage images there is certainly a timeless quality that can stir nostalgic emotion, which may be the cause of such an increase in the appeal of this artistic style. 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 in Woodingdean.

Traditional or Classical

In traditional or classical photography, each moment is captured as if it staged and a portrait, rather than spontaneous and ad hoc as they might seem. Although the photographs won’t feel overly posed or artificial, you probably won’t get many action shots in the wedding album. The wedding ceremony will be captured with the aim of taking pictures that are artistic and functional, but perhaps driven less by drama or emotion.

Photojournalistic or Reportage

Similar to a documentary style, photojournalism photography is about recording the event, rather than orchestrating them. Group shots will be taken as required, as well as candid and spontaneous images. There are few formal ëgrip and griní roundups and guests smiling for the shot. 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 dayís actual emotions and feelings.

Black and White (Monochrome)

With black-and-white photographs you get a timeless and classical feel to images. Colour images are preferred by some clients, while some appreciate how the mood of their photos can be enhanced by the desaturation of colours. Everyone has a different preference. Monochrome images aren’t always liked by everybody, but using this style can really draw attention to particular aspects of the sceneís composition and subject matter. The extra contrast of black and monochrome images can really evoke a certain atmosphere that colour sometimes simply cannot.

Colour Popped and HDR Techniques

This area of photography requires skill in techniques that involve shooting with a lot of attention to detail and the post processing becomes a little more complex too. The users of HDR and colour popped photography techniques, carefully choose the scenes they shoot in order to create images that are striking, with vibrant colours which draw the viewersí attention to a particular area of the image.

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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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