Farm Wedding Photographer in Sussex

Farm Wedding Photography in Sussex

Snapping a photograph seems a simple process, but finding the right farm wedding photographer for your wedding day in Sussex can seem tough. Why is this?

If you are one of those people who think that taking photographs on your wedding day does not deserve extra effort and investment, maybe you haven’t realised the importance of your special day.

The memories of your beautiful farm 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.

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.

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Main Reasons Farm Wedding Photography Is Important

Planning your farm wedding day in Sussex is an involved process and hiring a Farm Wedding Photographer may not initially be at the top of your priority list.

However, it’s definitely something that deserves some prioritisation. You need to set a budget for it and get a professional in Sussex booked well in advance. There are potentially so many precious moments during any wedding and so you need a Farm Wedding Photographer who has the talent to both see and capture those moments. That takes a great deal of skill and experience. 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.

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 farm wedding in Sussex. 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 engage a Farm Wedding Photographer for your big day?

You’ve probably got most of the planning done already if your wedding is fast approaching. You’ve arranged the venue, chosen your cake and booked a caterer. Your wedding dress is getting its final alterations, your flowers are all on order and the decorations and table centrepieces are all in hand.

You’re now planning on the best way to achieve the quality photographs your big day deserves. Perhaps you are considering the option of asking a relative to bring their amateur photography skills to your wedding.

That way you can save yourself some money, diverting the cash to other areas of your budget. This really is not the way that you should proceed.

Hiring a professional Farm Wedding Photographer is the route you should take

The benefits of hiring a professional farm photographer far outweigh the ultimate cost of having an amateur photographer taking your photos for free! There are dozens of special moments that happen on your wedding day and in a flash they’re gone and forgotten if not captured in your photos.

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Benefits of hiring pro-wedding photography

The photography equipment and software that a professional Farm Wedding Photographer you hire in Sussex will use will ensure that you get the best quality images possible.

When you hire professional photographers for your wedding in Sussex, 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 cameras are just part of the equation when it comes to taking fantastic photographs. The quality of the cameras on smartphones these days makes it very tempting to turn to them for wedding photography. Many have found this to be a big mistake. Every wedding couple wants the highest quality and most skillfully composed photographs possible, to remember their wedding day by. Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of having a professional in Sussex with professional photography equipment, so that you can understand what you are actually paying for with a professional Farm Wedding Photographer.

Experts with their camera gear and a host of external factors, such as weather conditions. A photographerís resultant images will not be as impressive as they could be if they don’t have a variety of camera lenses and the knowledge and skills to use them, together with various lighting options. A professional Farm Wedding Photographer is preferred because of their skill, expertise and also the equipment they use. DSLR cameras are accessible to most amateurs, but their full potential is only really realised in the hands of experienced pros. The types of camera equipment being utilised is important, but just as important is the skill of the photographer that is using them. 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. 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.

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The Role of the Farm Wedding Photographer

One other very good reason to hire a professional Farm Wedding Photographer in Sussex, instead of using a relative, is that theyíre 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.

They wonít miss important shots while eating a slice of cake, drinking alcohol or chit chatting with relatives. They will be fully concentrating on the job, taking every opportunity to capture the special moments of your wedding day, whilst keeping it very low key.

Another thing to consider is that guests are more likely to respect photoshoots when theyíre aware that the photographers are paid professionals. Photoshoots taken by a relative tend to be less organised and taken less seriously than those arranged by professionals.

The Style of the Farm Wedding Photography

If you are looking for photography that captures a certain style, then you should hire a photographer that is proficient in that style. 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.

Are you willing to gamble that theyíre able to produce the pictures that you will treasure? In many cases, they will not have the skills to do so. Have a long think about this and make sure your Farm Wedding Photographer style is in sync with yours. Make sure that you hire a Farm Wedding Photographer who can quickly comprehend exactly what it is you want to achieve.

Communication Skills and Timeliness

There are many more reasons that a professional farm wedding photographer is a better choice than using a relative or enthusiast. A professional photographer brings a lot of experience of weddings to the table and can help you to stay on track with the schedule and find the right balance between getting things done and blending into the background.

A professional Farm 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 Sussex. 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.

You Get More with Professional Farm Wedding Photographers

Thereís no person youíll be spending more time with on your wedding day than your photographer. The Farm Wedding Photographer will take the initial shots during the day as you get ready and even travel to the church and will stay with you throughout the day and maybe until you leave for home or honeymoon.

Your photographer remains constantly around you, having been hired to capture every memory and every moment without being noticed. If they know what theyíre doing, you wonít even notice them. 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. The planner of your wedding will be with you for far less of the day in Sussex than 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.

Patience Is the Key

As a wedding couple, you should engage the services of a Farm 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.

The professional photographer must have a great deal of patience, empathy, technical skill and great communication skills. It is their job to help the day in Sussex flow and to bring out your personality and capture it with their photography skills. A professional will remain calm and in control even when things donít always go exactly to plan. The best Farm Wedding Photographers flow with the event, are flexible and adaptable with the images they capture, whilst always maintaining professional standards.

What to Expect When You Hire a Farm Wedding Photographer?

The wedding day is often the first time that the couple has ever had a professional photographer taking shots of them. Those that are camera shy, or donít particularly like how they look in photos, can feel anxious and worried about having a camera pointing at them all day.

With time invested in choosing the right Farm Wedding Photographer in Sussex that will gel with you, you can feel comfortable that certain things will happen along the way.

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Theyíll Be There on Time and Be Professional

If you hire people for the right reasons, such as their passion, reputation and having looked at their work, professionalism will be a given. Itís important that the Farm Wedding Photographer you choose gets there on time, has a great attitude and gets on with people. Your Farm Wedding Photographer should arrive before they need to, so that they can get a feel for the venues and the best places to get the shots that you desire.

Wedding Day Rehearsal (The day before)

In many cases, church wedding ceremonies have a rehearsal during the week before the wedding. Your Farm 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. With civil ceremonies, the photographers will normally have a discussion with the registrar prior to the wedding starting in Sussex.

The Day Arrives – the Wedding

Your Farm Wedding Photographer will normally arrive to capture the bridal presentations, at a pre agreed time. You will have his undivided attention for the whole day, but without interrupting in any way. 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 photography will be poised to capture all of the beautiful moments through the day, without intruding in any way.

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 backup process will begin once your photographer has completed their work. 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 Farm Wedding Photographs

Editing the images is an important part of preparing your wedding photography package, completed in the days after the farm wedding event in Sussex. At the first stage, all images are checked to select the ones that best tell the story of the day. 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. Images are cropped and have their colours balanced where necessary, but is limited to minor adjustments. 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. Weíll provide you with all the instructions you need for how to access the online gallery and how to share it with your family and friends and we’ll also send you the USB stick with easy to use instructions on how to share your photos online.

Helping clients down the line

Jeff Woodall photography will always be on hand, accessible to talk about a farm wedding photo album options and the design of wedding photo books if you so require them. Even if you’ve set your mind to the style and design of your digital photo book album, it can take a bit of time after the wedding day to decide on which photos to include.

In most cases the photo book capacity will be around 80 images. The design of the album is then carried out by your photographer.

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

Below is a list of the what is included in a farm wedding photography package. Some of the details are given, others you may need to pay careful attention to. Which events you want the photographer at.

You can choose to have the photographer at any event including the engagement party, the bridal shower, the wedding ceremony and of course the wedding reception and after party. 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. 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 Sussex

Typically, a photographer will work out pricing based on the number of hours they need to put into any assignment. 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.

You are probably familiar with photographers offering ëPlatinumí, ëGoldí, ëSilverí and ëBronzeí wedding packages in Sussex. 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. When you choose me, you get a fixed price for the day, with no hidden extras. Obviously, I’m not going to give hours of my time for free, but I’m happy to arrive early to get some shots, or stay after the first dance if there’s extra photos that need to be captured. 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 ëSilverí package of eight hours and for various reasons things ran late. 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.

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What are the differences between all these different styles?

Fine Art Photography

Just as with photography of a photojournalistic style, fine art photographers don’t normally take that many shots that are of a traditional nature. Events, people and elements are photographed with a more artistic approach, with the use of various lighting techniques. Fine Art photographers in Sussex 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 couples are choosing vintage wedding photography as their wedding style for their photographs. This style of photography can bring with it an ageless, timeless quality and has the power to stir emotions and maybe this is why more and more people are seeing the appeal in it. 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

Seemingly spontaneous and ad hoc moments often tend to actually be taken as posed portraits 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 shouldnít feel unnaturally forced either. Traditional photographers will want to capture precious moments and formalities with artistic style and integrity and will look for shots that will work using that style during the wedding ceremony.

Photojournalistic or Reportage

Similar to a documentary style, photojournalism photography is about recording the event, rather than orchestrating them. The formal shots you would expect at every wedding, will be captured, as well as group and individual ëgrip and griní wedding guest shots. 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)

This can be an effective way to present classic, timeless images. 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. Using monochrome can enhance pictures by helping the subject and composition of photos really come to life. Black and white photographs have the capacity to really enhance the atmosphere of an image, that is sometimes lost in the colour option.

Colour Popped and HDR Techniques

Attention to detail during the shoot and excellent editing skills are required for this type of photography technique. 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.

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