Wedding Photographer in Laughton, Sussex

Wedding Photographer in Laughton

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It may seem easy to take photographs, but finding the right professional to photograph your bridal preparation and wedding in Laughton may not seem so simple.

Whether you live, or your wedding venue is in or around Laughton, 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.

Your wedding photographs are too important to try and cut costs and to save money on and you will realise this when you understand the crucial part they play in looking back on your special day.

The memories of your wedding can begin to fade over time. To keep those memories fresh for a lifetime, you can capture every moment with professional photography.

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 collection.

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  • Professional
  • Pro-wedding Photographer
  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • 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.

Hiring a wedding photographer might not be at the top of your list when it comes to planning for your big day in Laughton.

However, it is important enough that you should bump it up your priority list. You need to set a budget that is sufficient for the task and get your photographer booked up as far in advance as possible. There are potentially so many precious moments during any wedding and so you need a wedding photographer who has the talent to both see and capture those moments. That takes a great deal of skill and experience. Your wedding images will be the way you share your memories of the day with friends, family, children and future generations.

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Your wedding photos will capture cherished memories that you can turn to time and time again. The day after your wedding day, your wedding dress will be packed away, your shoes boxed up, the flowers will wither and you’ll be finishing off the last crumbs of the wedding cake. 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!

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Why hire a professional photographer for your wedding?

If your wedding is coming up soon then you have probably planned most of the necessities. 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 are now thinking about capturing the precious memories of your big day as photographic images. Maybe you’ve thought about asking a relative or friend, who is an amateur photographer to take on the responsibility.

It wouldn’t cost you anything and you can save yourself some money to budget for other things. This is certainly not the way to go.

You should hire a professional wedding photographer

The benefits of hiring a professional photographer are far greater than the cost savings you get when you hire an amateur photographer! Remember, some special moments happen only once in a lifetime, yet the photos will stay with you forever.

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The benefits of having a professional wedding photographer

Having hired a professional wedding photographer, you are assured of the highest quality images, created and edited using the best expertise, cameras and photo editing software.

When you hire professional photographers for your Laughton 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.

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The physical equipment such as cameras, is just part of the equation in terms of capturing the best photographic images. 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 wants beautifully composed and captured photographs of their wedding day. We’ll take a more in depth look now at what you get when you hire a professional wedding photographer in Laughton, which adds that extra value and makes it worth your while.

Knowledge with the latest camera equipment and the use of it in varying situations. The photographer’s performance will be impaired by not having a variety of lenses, lighting options and also by not being skilled in their use. Professional wedding photographers tend to have much better equipment and much more experience in using a diverse range of setups. Anyone can buy a DSLR camera, but it takes great skill to unlock the potential of the equipment. 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.

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The Role of the Photographer

Another very good reason to engage the services of a professional wedding photographer is that they’re going to be far less likely to become distracted than a family member or relative charged with capturing the day’s event. 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 important shots while eating a slice of cake, drinking alcohol or chit chatting with relatives. 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. Photoshoots taken by a relative tend to be less organised and taken less seriously than those arranged by professionals.

Diverse Styles of Photography

In order to get a specific photographic style, you need a professional photographer whose style matches what you’re looking for. If you want to ask an amateur photographer, the chances are that they’re not familiar with the differences between traditional, contemporary, fine art, or photojournalistic styles.

Can an amateur really deliver the pictures that are going to inspire you forever? In most cases, they will fall short. 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.

A Reliable and Communicative Professional

There are still even more reasons why you should choose a professional photographer in Laughton over an enthusiast or amateur friend or relative. You shouldn’t underestimate the wealth of experience the professional brings in dealing with the various challenges of the big day.

A professional photographer will be able to communicate effectively with your guests and keep the photo sessions flowing, by effectively getting people where they need to be. 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 Laughton. 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.

Expert Wedding Photographers Give You more

You spend more time with your wedding photographer than anyone else 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.

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. The best wedding photographers are practically invisible, until you need a photo taken. Your photographer will ensure every shot is perfect and no detail is amiss, such as a lipstick stain on the teeth, or button holes that are wonky.

They are there to help you get the best pictures and will try and fix anything that is in the way of that goal. The planner of your wedding will be with you for far less of the day in Laughton 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.

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Patience Is the Key

As a couple, you need to hire a professional photographer that you are comfortable with. You’re going to be spending a lot of time with this person on your wedding 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. With the camera, they need to ensure that you and your personality shines through on your wedding day in Laughton. A good photographer will remain balanced and relaxed even throughout the many challenges during the day. The best wedding photographers flow with the event, are flexible and adaptable with the images they capture, whilst always maintaining professional standards.

Hiring a Wedding Photographer and What to Expect?

The wedding day is often the first time that the couple has ever had a professional photographer taking shots of them. This can be a source of anxiety and worry, especially for those that don’t like the way they look in photographs.

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

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A Professional Attitude and Good Time Keeping

You can be reassured that the photographer will be professional by researching their reputation, their previous work and their passion for what they do. Your photographer should be friendly, polite, punctual and appropriately dressed for the event. 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

If you plan to have a church ceremony, then it’s customary to have a rehearsal a day or a week before. Your photographer may want to attend this to check the location and to have a brief discussion with the Vicar about where to stand during the service. With civil ceremonies, the photographers will normally have a discussion with the registrar prior to the wedding commencing.

Wedding Day (The big day)

Your wedding photographer will take pictures of the bridal paraphernalia, the timing for this will be pre agreed. He will remain with you for the whole day, without interrupting, obstructing or in any way affecting the flow of the day. It’s crucial to 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’s ethos is to be very subtle, at staying in the background without interrupting the day, but being available to keep spirits high and answer any difficult questions, making sure that every single memory is captured in digital format.

Your wedding photographer will have a discussion with you sometime after the first dance to find out if you need any more precious moments captured. If you are satisfied that your photographer has captured the day, he will begin the process of backing up all of the photos. All the photos will be fully backed up by Jeff Woodall photography, on 2 hard drives and the cloud and the backups will be kept safe until all wedding photos have been edited and delivered to you. We understand just how precious your photographs are to you.

The Editing of Wedding Photographs

In the days after the wedding in Laughton the important editing stage is completed. 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 that are captured by Jeff Woodall photography are always crisp and sharp. The pictures that require a little work are edited for colour balance and size. Some images will be converted to black and white and may have other styles applied as appropriate.

Once through the editing process, the images are exported to both USB and an online password protected gallery, for viewing by everyone that you want to give access. We know that you’ll want to be sharing your beautiful wedding photos online and giving access to your family and friends. So, we’ll provide instructions of how to share your online gallery access with everyone you want to and we’ll provide you with a USB stick with high-definition pictures as well.

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. You probably have decided beforehand whether you wish to opt for a digital photo book album, the styles and colours etc., but it won’t be a short time after the ceremony that you decide which images you would like it to contain.

Typically the photographer will ask you to choose 80 or so images. Your photographer then begins the design work to create your stunning album.

The amazing wedding photography package you will get in Laughton

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What is normally included in packages for wedding photography

Read through the ‘info’ page to see a list of 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. The number of wedding events you want photos from.

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 will be early on in the decision-making process and will be divided into a number of days that you need the photographer. You need to communicate which events you want captured to get them in the diary.

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How many hours you want the photographer for the shoot in Laughton

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

Photographers often [I used to] have different packages in Laughton i.e. Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, etc. What exactly gets delivered becomes complicated, especially in those cases where additional options are added to these package deals. I find it works better to have a set price for a full day’s coverage. I won’t question doing an extra hour here or there. 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 your wedding destination is a long way away, weíll need to negotiate expenses for accommodation, flights, fuel and food.

Wedding photography Services List

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A Look at the Differences in 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. Rather, their pictures are captured through an artistic appreciation of events, elements and people, accented with the use of stunning lighting. Typically, a fine art photographer in Laughton is highly skilled at creating and staging photos that are artistic and beautifully full of drama, applying filters to photos during editing, including often using monochrome conversions.

Vintage Style Photography

Vintage style photography has partly evolved as a result of vintage photo filter popularity. The market for couples who want vintage style weddings and photography has become quite large. 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. Vintage photography done well in Laughton, transforms ordinary images into artistic work of art using colour filters and various props and lighting tricks.

Traditional or Classical

With traditional or classical photography, details of shots are considered staged, even those that you may think look spontaneous. This won’t make the photograph appear forced or posed, but it’s likely that few spontaneous action shots will be included in the mix. 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

This style of photography is less about orchestrating and creating moments to capture on camera, than reporting those special moments of the day. The formal shots you would expect at every wedding, will be captured, as well as group and individual 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. 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. If you like photographs that are enhanced with that occasional pop of colour, or dramatic high dynamic range, your photographer will have the skill to choose the right scenes sparingly, to professionally execute the shot and to skillfully edit to produce stunning results.

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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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