Upper-Beeding Wedding Photographer
Looking for a quality professional to capture your wedding? If your wedding is in or around Upper Beeding, look no further. I’m Burgess Hill based and will travel anywhere in the South East. Please check out the rest of this site for information on services, pricing and special offers. Have a look at the gallery, videos and testamonials to see what my clients have all said.
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 you have of your beautiful wedding event can slip away and become fuzzy overtime. To keep those memories fresh for a lifetime, you can capture every moment with professional photography.
There aren’t many events more important than your wedding. Having a good photographer who can document it all, without missing the details, is essential.
- 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 it comes to planning for your wedding day, there is so much to do and hiring a wedding photographer may not be at the top of your to do list.
However, it’s well worth bumping up your wedding photos so they are near the top of your list. You need to get a photographer in Upper-Beeding booked well in advance and have a clear budget for your wedding images. 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.
The photos of your wedding will rekindle memories as you look through them over and over again. After your wedding day in Upper-Beeding, you’re unlikely to be wearing your dress and shoes again, the flowers will be cleared away and all the cake will be eaten. 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 engage a wedding photographer for your big day?
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 have chosen your wedding theme colours, selected your flowers and your wedding gown is hung up and ready to go.
Your mind is now turning to how you are going to capture the big day photographically. Perhaps you’re considering asking your nephew to do it since he’s an amateur photographer.
The savings you make on the wedding photography costs could be handy in other areas. This is definitely a path you should avoid.
A professional wedding photographer is likely to achieve a much higher quality result
The benefits of hiring a professional photographer far outweigh the ultimate cost of having an amateur photographer taking your photos for free! Remember, the glances, the smiles and the connections that happen at a wedding are subtle and to capture them photographically is a skill.
Some of the key benefits of professional wedding photography
When you choose to hire a professional wedding photographer in Upper-Beeding 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 have access to premium photography equipment and software to enable them to capture the best wedding pictures possible.
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. 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. Everyone wants beautifully composed and captured photographs of their wedding day. 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 Upper-Beeding.
Camera equipment expertise, as well as being able to deal with indoor and outdoor lighting. 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. 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. In order to get your dream photos, you need high end camera equipment and a wedding photographer with the experience, talent and knowledge to use it appropriately 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
One other very good reason to hire a professional wedding photographer in Upper-Beeding, instead of using a relative, is that they’re less likely to become distracted. The professional photographer won’t be striving to enjoy the day and become part of the celebration, like a family member would want to do.
They won’t miss that precious moment whilst chatting with wedding guests, having a beer or grabbing a slice of cake. Every moment theyíre there, their focus will be on unobtrusively capturing the best possible images that they can of the event.
Another thing to consider is that guests are more likely to respect photoshoots when they’re 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 Photographic Style
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 they deliver what you want the way you want it? Quite often, they will not be able to. Have a long think about this and make sure your wedding photographerís style is in sync with yours. Choose a professional who can immediately understand your style ideas when you explain them.
A Reliable and Communicative Professional
A professional photographer really is a better choice than going for an amateur relative or enthusiast friend in most cases and there are lots of other reasons why. 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 will be able to carry the wedding party along and subtly communicate where your guests 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 Upper-Beeding. 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 Are a Better Choice
Thereís no person youíll be spending more time with on your wedding day than your photographer. The wedding photographer will take preamble shots at the start of the day, shots at the venue, pictures at the reception and perhaps even pictures as you leave the venue at the end of the day.
Your wedding photographer remains with you throughout every special moment of the day, capturing memories and blending into the background. If a photographer knows what they’re doing, they won’t be noticed throughout the day. 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. The planner of your wedding will be with you for far less of the day in Upper-Beeding 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.
A Patient Demeanor
As a wedding couple, you should engage the services of a wedding photographer that helps you feel comfortable. Think about the number of hours you will be with this one person on your special day. The person you have decided on needs to be the right one.
The professional photographer must have a great deal of patience, empathy, technical skill and great communication skills. They need to go with the flow and be able to make your personality shine brightly on your special day in Upper-Beeding. Rarely does a wedding go exactly to plan and a wedding photographer should always remain calm and in control throughout the day. An experienced wedding photographer will flow with the event and will be quick to adapt, always remaining professional.
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.
Having invested some time to choose the right wedding photographer, you can be assured that they will do certain things to make the process less stressful.
Good Time Keeping and Professional Standards
After looking at a photographer based on their reputation, the passion for their work and their portfolio of previous work, you can feel comfortable that you will have hired someone who is professional. Itís important that the wedding photographer you choose gets there on time, has a great attitude and gets on with people. Your photographer should arrive early on the day, to scout the location having probably visited relevant locations several times already.
Rehearsals for the Wedding Day
In many cases, church wedding ceremonies have a rehearsal during the week before the wedding. Your photographer may want to find out from the Vicar where they should stand during the vows and which vantage points wedding photographers normally use in the church. 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 Upper-Beeding.
The Big Day – the Wedding
Your photographer will be there to take pictures of bridal presentations, or at whatever time you have agreed beforehand. You will have his undivided attention for the whole day, but without interrupting in any way. Jeff Woodall photography will be poised to capture all of the beautiful moments through the day, without intruding 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.
At a certain time in the evening, usually after the first dance, your photographer will approach you to see if there’s anything else you would like him to capture. If you decide to call it a day, the photographer will start their backup process. All the photos will be fully backed up by Jeff Woodall photography, on 2 hard drives and the backups will be kept save until all wedding photos have been edited and delivered to you. Your photographs are as important to us as they are to you.
The Editing of Wedding Photographs
In the days after the wedding in Upper-Beeding the important editing stage is completed. At the start of the editing stage, the photos need to be sifted through so that the best ones can be selected. The editing of the digital photographs then begins with a light touch approach that ensures a subtle process of enhancement.
The images that are captured by Jeff Woodall photography are always crisp and sharp. During post processing, the images undergo some minor editing. They are colour balanced and cropped. Style filters may be applied to some of your wedding images to create a specific look and some will be converted to black and white.
When the editing process is complete, the photos are exported from the suite of editing tools and the files uploaded to an online password protected gallery for viewing and also uploaded to a USB stick; you can then distribute the photos as you want and share on social media. Instructions on how to access the gallery which you can share with friends and family will be sent to you along with a USB stick containing high resolution images that you can easily share online.
Helping clients down the line
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. 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.
Portfolio in Upper-Beeding
What do you get when you choose a wedding photography package
Below is a summary list of what a wedding photography package normally includes. Some of the details are given, others you may need to pay careful attention to. 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 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.
How many hours you want the photographer for the shoot in Upper-Beeding
Generally, each assignment the photographer takes will be priced up largely based on the anticipated hours it will take. I often use this for portrait and events but in terms of weddings, I have simplified the process to a large extent, due to the flexible nature of the day and the fact that each wedding is quite different and difficult to predict in terms of exact timings.
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. 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. Iím not a clock watcher and won’t mind doing an extra hour or so. Travelling to and accommodation at weddings. 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
Photographers that concentrate on a fine art style, don’t usually take traditional shots, just as photojournalistic photographers donít. Events, people and elements are photographed with a more artistic approach, with the use of various lighting techniques. The beautifully composed photos that fine art photographers 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 photo filters have become quite popular over the last decade and has resulted in more demand for this style of photography. More and more couples are choosing vintage wedding photography as their wedding style for their photographs. Something about old, timeless photographs appeals to people, maybe itís the feeling of nostalgia which this style of photography evokes. 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 Upper-Beeding.
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. 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
This style of photography is less about orchestrating and creating moments to capture on camera, than reporting those special moments of the day. 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. 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)
With black-and-white photographs you get a timeless and classical feel to images. Black-and-white photos are appreciated by many for their ability to enhance the mood and atmosphere of the scene being depicted. Everyone has a different 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
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. 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 viewer’s attention to a particular area of the image.