Photographer for Wedding in Etchingham
Whether you live, or your wedding venue is in or around the Etchingham area, 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 rest of the site and the gallery and video of images. Do get in touch if you want to know more.
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.
Memories, even the beautiful ones of a wedding event can fade over the years. When you hire a specialist for wedding photography, you are investing in memories, memories that will last a lifetime.
Few events in life can match how special your wedding day is. With the right photographer, none of the small details of your wedding will be missed. All will be skillfully documented in your photo album.
- 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
The Importance of Wedding Photography.
When planning your wedding event in Etchingham, finding time to hire a photographer may initially be low on your priority list.
However, it’s definitely something that deserves some prioritisation. It needs to be budgeted for and thought of well ahead of your special day in Etchingham. It is vitally important that you hire a wedding photographer you can trust to capture the day with skill and expertise. Your wedding album will tell a story that you can share with your family and your friends and even your future grandchildren.
Your wedding photos will capture cherished memories that you can turn to time and time again. Your cake will have been eaten, the flowers gone and your wedding dress and shoes packed away after the wedding in Etchingham. 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-wedding photographer
The planning for your wedding day is probably almost done if your wedding is coming up soon. You’ve booked your caterer, cake and the venue. 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. Maybe you’ve thought about asking a relative or friend, who is an amateur photographer to take on the responsibility.
The money you save on the photographs could be used to cover other wedding expenses. This is certainly not the way to go.
A professional wedding photographer should take your photos
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 photos that are taken must capture those special seconds that mean the most to you.
Key benefits of hiring wedding photography professionals
The photography equipment and software that a professional wedding photographer will use will ensure that you get the best quality images possible.
When you hire professional photographers for your wedding, you get privileged access to the best photography knowledge and skills, together with the best equipment and software to produce the best quality pictures possible.
The quality of the photographs is determined by far more than just the camera that is taking them. But for many, who perceive that smartphone cameras are amazing, it is really tempting to try and cut costs on your wedding photography. They often make a big mistake doing so. 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 in Etchingham with professional photography equipment, so that you can understand what you are actually paying for with a professional wedding photographer.
Camera equipment expertise and knowledge, together with many other elements such as weather and lighting variations. 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. Experienced professionals can get the most out of a DSLR camera due to their experience and skill, although anyone can take a picture with one. The type of equipment used is crucial, but just as if not more important, is the person handling the equipment. The ideal scenario is that you have the best equipment available and a highly skilled professional photographer to be able to get the most out of it. 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 Photographerís Role
When you hire a professional wedding photographer in Etchingham, 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.
They won’t miss important shots while eating a slice of cake, drinking alcohol or chit chatting with relatives. Every moment theyíre there, their focus will be on unobtrusively capturing the best possible images that they can of the event.
Another thing to bear in mind is that wedding guests tend to respond to photoshoots better when they are being arranged by professional wedding photographers. When family members are taking control of a family photo session it tends to be taken less seriously.
The Style of the Photography
If you have in mind a particular photographic style, then you should hire a professional that is an expert in that area or style. How many amateurs do you think are even aware of the differences between fine art, contemporary, traditional, or photojournalistic photography styles?
Can an amateur really deliver the pictures that are going to inspire you forever? In most cases, they will fall short. Take some time to consider the photography styles you want to make sure that the wedding photographer you hire is in sync with you. Choose a professional who can immediately understand your style ideas when you explain them.
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. It’s easy to understate how a professional photographer can contribute to the day; blending into the background when necessary and getting involved to smooth the schedule and push things along when time is getting tight.
A professional will be able to carry the wedding party along and subtly communicate where your guests 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 Etchingham. Amateur photographers find it incredibly difficult to maintain the necessary distance, humour, intimacy and support along with effectively communicating to get the perfect shot.
If You Want More, Use Professional Wedding Photographers
Of all the people around you on your wedding day, your wedding photographer will probably be with you most. 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 is always near you, having been engaged to capture the emotion and style of your day in its entirety. Good wedding photographers will only be noticed when they need to organise a photo session. Your photographer will ensure everything is just as it should be, by noticing the small things like wonky ties, or untucked shirts.
Their detailed focus will help you fix any little issues and get better photos. Your wedding planner will have lots of other things to do and won’t shadow you all day in Etchingham, not like your photographer will. 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.
A Patient Demeanor
Your wedding photographer should be professional and help you relax throughout the day. Consider the amount of time you will spend with the person on one of the most important days of your life. The person you have decided on needs to be the right one.
The professional photographer you choose should have an excellent skill set; great technically, the patience of a saint, the persuasive skills of a sales person and the empathetic and emotional skills of a counsellor. They need to go with the flow and be able to make your personality shine brightly on your special day in Etchingham. A professional will remain calm and in control even when things donít always go exactly to plan. An expert wedding photographer is flexible and goes with the flow of the event, while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
What You Can Expect from a Wedding Photographer?
The wedding day is often the first time that the couple has ever had a professional photographer taking shots of them. If you donít like the way you look in photographs, this can prove to be a fairly stressful situation.
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.
A Professional Attitude and Good Time Keeping
If you hire people for the right reasons, such as their passion, reputation and having looked at their work, professionalism will be a given. Your photographer should be friendly, polite, punctual and appropriately dressed for the event. By arriving early your wedding photographer will be able to scout the location and choose some excellent vantage points, although they will probably have visited your key event locations prior to the big day.
The Day Before the Wedding - the Rehearsal
In many cases, church wedding ceremonies have a rehearsal during the week before the wedding. 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. 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 Etchingham.
The Big Wedding Day
The bridal presentations will be captured by your photographer, he will arrive as agreed. You will have his undivided attention for the whole day, but without interrupting in any way. It’s 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 some point in the night, often after the first dance, your wedding photographer will check with you to find out if thereís anything else you would like to be pictured. The backing up process will begin if you are happy for your photographer to call it a day. Jeff Woodall does a full backup of the wedding images, to separate hard drives, which will be kept in a safe place on his photo editing suite, where theyíll remain until all the wedding photographs have been completely edited and delivered to you. We fully understand that your photographs are precious and need to be looked after.
Editing Wedding Photographs
The editing of wedding photographs takes place in the days after the wedding in Etchingham and is a crucial part of the wedding photography process. The first step is to select the best images that tell the story of your wedding. A light edit is carried out on the images to ensure that it is subtle and natural.
The images that Jeff Woodall photography produce are always beautifully sharp. The pictures are cropped as necessary and the colours are balanced. To achieve other effects, subtle style filters may be applied to some of your wedding images and some may be converted to monochrome.
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. We know that you’ll want to be sharing your beautiful wedding photos online and giving access to your family and friends. So, weíll provide instructions of how to share your online gallery access with everyone you want to and weíll provide you with a USB stick with high-definition pictures as well.
Here to help after event
Jeff Woodall photography will be available for everything else you need; to talk about albums, or the types of bespoke wedding photo books that can be designed for you. It can take some time after the wedding ceremony to decide on which pictures to include in your digital photo book album, even if you have already decided on colours, styles and designs.
80 images is around the number you should be looking to choose, but your photographer will guide you on this. The design process will then begin, as your photographer works on the album.
Portfolio in Etchingham
Take a look below to see what is included in packages for wedding photography
Below is a summary list of what a wedding photography package normally includes. Some of the items you may not need to go through in detail, whilst others are highly important. Number of events to be 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 is the first thing to be discussed and can also be divided into the number of days. This will add up to a certain number of days and is normally the first thing that you need to decide. You need to communicate which events you want captured to get them in the diary.
The shoot duration in Etchingham
Generally, a photographer will use time as one of the main methods to price an assignment. At Jeff Woodall photography this is normally the way we price up events and portraits, but with weddings the process has been simplified because we understand that each day is completely different, timings are personal and we need to be flexible to capture the flow of your wedding events.
If you have looked around already, then you probably know that photographers frequently have different packages that they offer such as a Platinum, gold, Silver and a Bronze package in Etchingham. When you start adding extra options, wedding album packages, design and other things it can get quite complicated. I now offer a full day for a fixed price, but am happy to work out a bespoke package if required. I’m not a clock watcher and won’t mind doing an extra hour or so. Travelling to and accommodation at weddings. In cases where weddings are overseas, or in remote locations, there would need to be some negotiation regarding fuel or flights, food and accommodation.
A Look at the Differences in Styles
Fine Art Photography
Photojournalistic specialists and fine art photographers don’t normally tend to shoot many purely traditional images. Rather, their pictures are captured through an artistic appreciation of events, elements and people, accented with the use of stunning lighting. Fine Art photographers in Etchingham 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 photo filters have become quite popular over the last decade and has resulted in more demand for this style of photography. 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 Etchingham.
Traditional or Classical
Even apparently spontaneous shots are often treated as staged portrait pictures with traditional or classical photography. 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 goal of photographers who prefer the traditional style is to take pictures that reflect the artistry and dignity of the wedding ceremony, with stunning lighting techniques.
Photojournalistic or Reportage
Photojournalism photography focuses on the actual moments that happen, rather than staging 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. 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. Black-and-white photos are appreciated by many for their ability to enhance the mood and atmosphere of the scene being depicted. You need to decide what you like. 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. 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. This technique of photography [ HDR / colour popped] involves picking the right scenes and the right processing software to create highly appealing photographs with colours that pop and stunning detail that is striking for the viewer.