Photographer for Wedding in Buxted
Whether you live, or your wedding venue is in or around Buxted, I’d love to have the opportunity to cover the event. I am Burgess Hill based and will take on events anywhere in the South East.
Please check out the info page for my latest offers and details of the videography that’s included within the full wedding coverage.
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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 as a favour.
If you are thinking of cutting costs on your wedding photographs, rather than seeing them as an investment, you probably haven’t really understood how important they are.
Your special memories, even those of your amazing wedding day, can become blurred over the years to come. To keep those memories fresh for a lifetime, you can capture every moment with professional photography.
Weddings are some of the most special events of our lives. Finding a professional photographer with the skills to capture every small detail is important.
- 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?
When planning your wedding event in Buxted, finding time to hire a photographer may initially be low on your priority list.
However, it’s well worth bumping up your wedding photos so they are near the top of your list. It needs to be budgeted for and thought of well ahead of your special day. It is vitally important that you hire a wedding photographer you can trust to capture the day with skill and expertise. Your wedding photos and your wedding album will come out in the future with friends, family, children and grandchildren to help you tell the story of the day.
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. but the photographs of your wedding will always be with you to share, enjoy, laugh and maybe cry over. So please take the time to find the right professional!
Why a professional photographer is the right choice for your wedding
If you’re getting married soon, you’ve probably done the majority of the necessary planning. You’ve booked your caterer, cake and the venue. Your wedding dress is perfect, your wedding theme is arranged and the flowers chosen.
The wedding photographs are next on the list. Your uncle is a good amateur photographer and perhaps you’re considering asking him.
It wouldn’t cost you anything and you can save yourself some money to budget for other things. This really is not the way that you should proceed.
A professional wedding photographer is likely to achieve a much higher quality result
The savings you make by using an amateur photographer are not worth the risk you are taking of being left with poor quality images to look back on. 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.
The benefits of having an expert wedding photographer
When you hire a specialist wedding photographer in Buxted, 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 have access to premium photography equipment and software to enable them to capture the best wedding pictures possible.
The cameras are just part of the equation when it comes to taking fantastic photographs. Camera phones are pretty amazing these days and many people are tempted to try and save money by using them for their wedding photos. This is a big mistake. Everyone desires photographs that are skillfully composed and expertly captured for their wedding day. Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of having a professional with professional photography equipment, so that you can understand what you are actually paying for with a professional wedding photographer.
Experts with their camera gear and a host of external factors, such as weather conditions. A photographer won’t be able to do the best job possible if they don’t have the lighting options or lenses they need, or the skill to use them. A professional wedding photographer is preferred because of their skill, expertise and also the equipment they use. Although DSLR cameras are available to anyone, it takes experience and proficiency to capture the best possible photos and get the most out of any camera. The person using the equipment and the quality of equipment being used are equally important. The ideal situation is that you have an expert photographer who can use top of the range equipment to its full potential. The lighting available at your venue, in the church and outside the church or in any other outdoor setting will vay markedly; it takes skill and appreciation to consistently take great photos in different lighting situations.
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 Role of the Photographer
Another reason to hire a professional wedding photographer, rather than trusting a family member or a friend with the task, is it they will be less 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.
They won’t miss important shots while eating a slice of cake, drinking alcohol or chit chatting with relatives. They’ll be concentrating on the job in hand, candidly capturing some of the best images they can for the duration of the event.
Wedding guests are also far more likely to respond to a professional, paid wedding photographer than they would be to a relative barking orders. When family members organise a photo session, or an ad hoc photo opportunity, thereís 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. The majority of amateur photographers would stare blankly if asked to tell you the difference between photojournalistic, traditional, fine art, or contemporary photographic styles.
Are you willing to gamble that they’re able to produce the pictures that you will treasure? Quite often, they will not be able to. Don’t rush into a decision; think about the style you want and get a photographer that can match it. Once you have a style in mind, hire a photographer that can picture what it is you want.
Communication and Reliability
There are lots of other reasons to choose a professional wedding photographer rather than choosing a relative, friend or enthusiast to take your photos. A professional photographer will have the experience to ensure that photo sessions remain within the schedule and do not detract from other parts of the day.
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 use body language and verbal messages, without imposing on your guests, to run through the necessary formalities whilst enhancing the celebration of your wedding day in Buxted. Amateur photographers find it incredibly difficult to maintain the necessary distance, humour, intimacy and support along with effectively communicating to get the perfect shot.
Expert Wedding Photographers Give You more
The wedding photographer is around all day, spending time with you on your wedding day. 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.
Your wedding photographer remains with you throughout every special moment of the day, capturing memories and blending into the background. If they’re good at their job, you’ll hardly notice they’re there. 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. The planner of your wedding will be with you for far less of the day than your photographer will. The photographer will help the wedding party and guests be where they need to be and help to calm any emotions.
Patience Is the Key
Itís really important that you hire a wedding photographer that puts you at ease. Think about the number of hours you will be with this one person on your special 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. They need to flow with you and help the lens to capture your personality at its best throughout your special day in Buxted. A professional will remain calm and in control even when things donít always go exactly to plan. An experienced wedding photographer will flow with the event and will be quick to adapt, always remaining professional.
Your Wedding Photographer and What to Expect?
For a lot of wedding couples, their wedding day is the first time a professional wedding photographer has their camera lens pointed at them. This can cause anxiety, especially if you are camera shy or tend to look awkward in photographs.
With time invested in choosing the right wedding photographer that will gel with you, you can feel comfortable that certain things will happen along the way.
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. Itís important that the wedding photographer you choose gets there on time, has a great attitude and gets on with people. Your wedding photographer should get there ahead of schedule to take a look around and find their vantage points for the day.
The Day Before the Wedding - the Rehearsal
It is customary for church wedding ceremonies to have a rehearsal a few days before the big day. 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. With civil ceremonies, the photographers will normally have a discussion with the registrar prior to the wedding starting in Buxted.
The Day Arrives – the Wedding
Your photographer will arrive at the agreed time to capture the bridal presentations. He will remain with you for the whole day, without interrupting, obstructing or in any way affecting the flow of the day. 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. 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.
At a certain time in the evening, usually after the first dance, your photographer will approach you to see if thereís anything else you would like him to capture. The photographer will start to backup the photos if you are happy that they have captured all the moments you need. Every photo will be stored on a reliable backup storage device and kept safe until such a time as the photos have been through the full editing process and have been delivered to you to your satisfaction. We never underestimate the value of your photographs.
The Editing of Wedding Photographs
Editing is a large part of the work and will be done in the days following the wedding in Buxted. The first step is to select the best images that tell the story of your wedding. The selected photographs go through a light touch approach that enhances them subtly.
Jeff Woodall photography provide clients with images that are high resolution. During post processing, the images undergo some minor editing. They are colour balanced and cropped. To achieve other effects, subtle style filters may be applied to some of your wedding images and some may be converted to monochrome.
The images are then exported and uploaded to an online password protected gallery, ready to be viewed by you, your friends and family as you wish. You will also be given all high resolution images on a USB stick. Sharing your wedding photos is great fun and so we provide you with the USB stick with high definition pictures and instructions of how to give access to your online gallery to friends and family.
Here to help after event
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 will then begin to design the album for you.
Portfolio in Buxted
Take a look below to see what is included in packages for wedding photography
Read on below to see a list of what is included in a wedding photography package. Some of the items below are highly important, whereas others you may not even need to talk about. Which events the photographer should attend.
You’ll probably want the photographer for the wedding ceremony and some or all of the after-party but it’s 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. Following discussion and decisions you need to get the dates organised and communicate them to the photographer.
How much time you want for the shoot in Buxted
Each assignment a photographer takes is normally broken down into a number of hours. Although we tend to use this pricing method for most events and for portrait shoots, the process has been simplified for our wedding packages, to fit the scheduling needs for each wedding and ensure that we remain flexible enough to go with the flow of your day.
Photographers often [I used to] have different packages in Buxted i.e. Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, etc. This way of doing things can get over complicated and even more so when additional options and extras are added to the mix. When you choose me, you get a fixed price for the day, with no hidden extras. I don’t quibble over the extra hour we were there, due to late starts etc. We know you don’t want to have an extra hour billed after the event, just because your schedule fell behind and the eight hours you paid for in the Silver package didn’t cover the full day. 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.
What are the differences between all these different styles?
Fine Art Photography
Fine art photographers normally steer clear of too many traditional shots, in the same way that photojournalistic photographers do. Rather, they photograph with an appreciation for the artistic side of people, the lighting options and the overall drama of the scene. The beautifully composed photos that fine art photographers take in Buxted tend to have an artistic and dramatic quality and they often apply striking filters and convert images to black and white.
Vintage Style Photography
Vintage photography is a style that has evolved and become increasingly more popular of late, helped by the emergence of vintage style filters. More and more couples are choosing vintage wedding photography as their wedding style for their photographs. This style of photography can evoke feelings of nostalgia and the old and timeless nature of that style really seems to appeal to people. Through the use of various methods, such as colour filters used in this style, professional photographers are able to transform pretty standard looking images into works of art.
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 shouldnít feel unnaturally forced either. 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
Photojournalism looks to record moments on camera, rather than orchestrating specific staged shots. With this type of shot you will get all of the expected group and formal shots, as well as lots more spontaneous images as well as the normal roundups of guests throughout the day. Photojournalistic photographers prefer to capture spontaneous emotions and reactions, often by the use of close ups and candid techniques, they have a general philosophy of freezing that authentic moment in time, rather than creating orchestrated poses and scenes.
Black and White (Monochrome)
The black and white style is excellent for creating nostalgic and timeless photographs. 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’s all about preference. Some people really don’t like monochrome images, but black and white photographs can tend to enhance the feeling of atmosphere when done well, helping to focus attention on the subjects of the images. 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
This aspect of photography employs techniques that require attention to detail in both the shooting, as well as the final processing. The photographer that uses HDR and colour popped techniques will use them sparingly, only with the right images, to maximise the impact of those colour popped or high dynamic scenes.